The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Programmer
Rank 387 373 369
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 12 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.057% 0.051% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.054% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 2
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£350 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +6.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.31% -3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Programmer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19643 20190 18456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.91% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13788 13644 12573
Average daily rate £446 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 387 425
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -1.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Systems Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Programmer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Systems Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Programmer across the London region.

Systems Programmer Daily Rate Trend in London

Systems Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Programmer across the London region.

Systems Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Systems Programmer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Programmer within the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Twickenham - - - -
City of London - - - -
Systems Programmer
England

Systems Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Systems Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Programmer in their job title.

1 16 (53.33%) Mainframe
2 14 (46.67%) zOS
3 10 (33.33%) DB2
3 10 (33.33%) Web Services
3 10 (33.33%) COBOL
3 10 (33.33%) SAS
3 10 (33.33%) CICS
3 10 (33.33%) Assembly Language
4 9 (30.00%) Finance
5 8 (26.67%) RACF
6 7 (23.33%) Banking
7 6 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (20.00%) ACF2
7 6 (20.00%) IBM
8 5 (16.67%) Middleware
9 2 (6.67%) Retail
9 2 (6.67%) VBA
10 1 (3.33%) .NET
10 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.33%) Java
10 1 (3.33%) SQL
10 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
10 1 (3.33%) XML
10 1 (3.33%) XSLT
10 1 (3.33%) UNIX
10 1 (3.33%) Windows
10 1 (3.33%) Linux
10 1 (3.33%) OO
10 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
10 1 (3.33%) Project Management

Systems Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Systems Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (33.33%) SAS
1 10 (33.33%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) Web Services
2 5 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) XSLT
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (53.33%) Mainframe
2 6 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) zOS
2 1 (3.33%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (3.33%) OO
1 1 (3.33%) Project Management
1 1 (3.33%) Practice Management
1 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
1 1 (3.33%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) COBOL
1 10 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 2 (6.67%) VBA
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) XPath
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) RACF
2 6 (20.00%) ACF2
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft