The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Systems Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Developer
Rank 537 519 466
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 42 45 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.090% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.097% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 39
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£378 £342 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -19.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £442 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £330 £380
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -13.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.25 £15.19 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+99.20% -30.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £15.19 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+99.20% -30.97%

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
47948 46300 40780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.45% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 27479 23389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1938 2165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Systems Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Systems Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Systems Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Systems Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Systems Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 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
England -5 39 £378 +0.66% 40
South East -18 12 £409 +9.00% 5
London 0 11 £365 -15.11% 9
Berkshire 0 6 £425 +13.33%
North West -14 6 £325 +21.49% 3
East Midlands +7 5 - - 5
Manchester -6 4 £288 -14.17% 1
City of London +12 3 £351 -24.83% 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £409 - 1
West Midlands -4 2 £275 -31.25% 5
Scotland -9 2 £475 +53.72% 2
South Wales +1 1 £225 -41.93%
Edinburgh +1 1 £475 +53.72%
Surrey -1 1 - -
South West -8 1 - - 2
Wales -10 1 £225 -41.93%
Yorkshire -16 1 £425 - 7
Dorset - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £350 - 2
Milton Keynes - 1 £350 - 1
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 2
Peterborough - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Royston - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stirling - - - -

Systems Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Systems Developer in their job title.

1 45 (46.39%) SQL
2 37 (38.14%) SQL Server
3 32 (32.99%) C#
4 31 (31.96%) .NET
5 18 (18.56%) HTML
5 18 (18.56%) Oracle
5 18 (18.56%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
6 16 (16.49%) JavaScript
7 15 (15.46%) CSS
7 15 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (14.43%) Windows
8 14 (14.43%) Finance
9 13 (13.40%) ASP.NET
9 13 (13.40%) XML
10 12 (12.37%) SharePoint
10 12 (12.37%) MVC
10 12 (12.37%) Relational Database
11 11 (11.34%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (11.34%) MS Excel
11 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio
11 11 (11.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (11.34%) Data Architecture
12 9 (9.28%) MongoDB
12 9 (9.28%) JSON
12 9 (9.28%) Oracle BI EE
12 9 (9.28%) Web Development
12 9 (9.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (9.28%) PHP
12 9 (9.28%) Migration

Systems Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Systems Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (12.37%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.12%) Lync
3 4 (4.12%) Node.js
4 2 (2.06%) Apache
4 2 (2.06%) IIS
4 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.03%) CICS
5 1 (1.03%) JBoss
5 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.03%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (11.34%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.25%) MS Office
3 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.06%) MS Project
3 2 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.03%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) ResourceLink
2 2 (2.06%) Adaptiv
3 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.03%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (1.03%) Agresso
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.19%) Yammer
2 3 (3.09%) Office 365
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) Intranet
2 1 (1.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (38.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.37%) Relational Database
3 11 (11.34%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (11.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (9.28%) MongoDB
4 9 (9.28%) Oracle BI EE
4 9 (9.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (6.19%) MySQL
6 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (5.15%) RDBMS
6 5 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (5.15%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (3.09%) SQLPlus
8 2 (2.06%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.03%) QlikView
9 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.15%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (5.15%) Toad
2 5 (5.15%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (4.12%) Subversion
3 4 (4.12%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.09%) JIRA
4 3 (3.09%) MSI
5 2 (2.06%) NSubstitute
5 2 (2.06%) NUnit
5 2 (2.06%) Moq
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (14.43%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Retail
2 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.12%) Publishing
4 3 (3.09%) Legal
5 2 (2.06%) Front Office
5 2 (2.06%) Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Law
6 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.03%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (31.96%) .NET
2 18 (18.56%) HTML
3 15 (15.46%) CSS
4 13 (13.40%) ASP.NET
4 13 (13.40%) XML
5 9 (9.28%) JSON
6 8 (8.25%) .NET Framework
6 8 (8.25%) Ajax
7 7 (7.22%) jQuery
7 7 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (5.15%) Web Services
8 5 (5.15%) AngularJS
9 4 (4.12%) ExpressJS
9 4 (4.12%) SOAP
9 4 (4.12%) HTML5
9 4 (4.12%) WPF
10 3 (3.09%) REST
10 3 (3.09%) CSS3
10 3 (3.09%) Middleware
10 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (6.19%) NHS
1 6 (6.19%) Data Extraction
2 5 (5.15%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (5.15%) Digital Media
3 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.12%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.09%) Market Risk
4 3 (3.09%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.06%) User Experience
5 2 (2.06%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.06%) Derivative
5 2 (2.06%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (2.06%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.03%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.43%) Windows
2 6 (6.19%) Linux
2 6 (6.19%) UNIX
3 5 (5.15%) VMS
4 4 (4.12%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.06%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.03%) Windows CE
7 1 (1.03%) HPUX
7 1 (1.03%) Solaris
7 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.56%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.37%) MVC
4 11 (11.34%) Data Architecture
5 9 (9.28%) Web Development
5 9 (9.28%) Migration
6 8 (8.25%) Unit Testing
7 7 (7.22%) Data Migration
7 7 (7.22%) Business Analysis
8 6 (6.19%) ETL
8 6 (6.19%) Project Management
9 5 (5.15%) Data Protection
9 5 (5.15%) Data Analysis
9 5 (5.15%) OO
9 5 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.15%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (4.12%) OOD
10 4 (4.12%) Systems Analysis
10 4 (4.12%) Data Cleansing
11 3 (3.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (46.39%) SQL
2 32 (32.99%) C#
3 16 (16.49%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.28%) PHP
5 8 (8.25%) PL/SQL
5 8 (8.25%) VB.NET
6 7 (7.22%) C++
7 6 (6.19%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.19%) Java
8 5 (5.15%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.15%) VB
9 4 (4.12%) C
9 4 (4.12%) VBA
10 3 (3.09%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.03%) PHP5
11 1 (1.03%) XPath
11 1 (1.03%) Korn
11 1 (1.03%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (1.03%) JCL
11 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.19%) QA
2 3 (3.09%) SLA
3 2 (2.06%) GMP
3 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) SCCM
2 2 (2.06%) SCOrch
2 2 (2.06%) SCSM
2 2 (2.06%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.03%) Puppet
3 1 (1.03%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 18 (18.56%) Oracle
1 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.22%) Northgate
3 3 (3.09%) RedPrairie
3 3 (3.09%) HP
3 3 (3.09%) JDA
3 3 (3.09%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.06%) Sybase
4 2 (2.06%) SunGard
4 2 (2.06%) BMC
4 2 (2.06%) Infoflex
4 2 (2.06%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.06%) Trayport
5 1 (1.03%) Zend
5 1 (1.03%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.03%) IBM
5 1 (1.03%) Citrix
5 1 (1.03%) Murex
5 1 (1.03%) Informatica
5 1 (1.03%) Lotus
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