The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Systems Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Systems Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Developer
Rank 614 603 577
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Developer 10 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.025% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.027% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 5
Average daily rate £425 £560 £467
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.10% +19.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £261 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £602 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £262 £275
% change year-on-year
+52.96% -4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Systems Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Systems Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Systems Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Systems Developer within the UK.

Senior Systems Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Systems Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Senior Systems Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Systems Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Systems Developer within the UK.

Senior Systems Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Developer
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -30 10 £425 -29.16% 4
Berkshire - 7 £400 -
South East - 7 £400 - 1
Reading - 6 £400 -
London +1 3 £550 -8.33% 2

Senior Systems Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Systems Developer 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 Senior Systems Developer in their job title.

1 8 (61.54%) SQL
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (30.77%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (30.77%) QlikView
3 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
3 4 (30.77%) PerformancePoint
3 4 (30.77%) Tableau
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (30.77%) MS Office
3 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
3 4 (30.77%) VBA
4 3 (23.08%) OLAP
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) Statistics
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (15.38%) Back Office
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) XML
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL

Senior Systems Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Systems Developer 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 Senior Systems Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) SAS
3 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
1 1 (7.69%) CloudFront
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (30.77%) PerformancePoint
3 4 (30.77%) QlikView
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (23.08%) OLAP
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Grunt
1 1 (7.69%) Jasmine
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Maven
1 1 (7.69%) Mocha
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
1 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (15.38%) Back Office
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Flex
3 1 (7.69%) CSS3
3 1 (7.69%) D3.js
3 1 (7.69%) Flash
3 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.69%) HTML5
3 1 (7.69%) MyBatis
3 1 (7.69%) RequireJS
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
2 3 (23.08%) Statistics
3 2 (15.38%) CMDB
3 2 (15.38%) NHS
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
3 1 (7.69%) B2C
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Research
3 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Test Management
3 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
2 4 (30.77%) VBA
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Tableau
3 2 (15.38%) BMC
4 1 (7.69%) Adobe
4 1 (7.69%) Netezza
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Red Gate
4 1 (7.69%) Teradata