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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Developer
Rank 580 551 504
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 31 49 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.090% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.097% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 25
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£395 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £264 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%

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
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 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 18 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 29 July 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 -25 29 £388 +3.33% 45
London +11 18 £400 -15.78% 12
City of London +10 7 £525 +10.52% 4
South East -33 6 £413 +13.79% 3
Berkshire +5 3 £475 -5.00% 1
Oxfordshire -19 2 £366 -18.61%
West Midlands +2 1 £275 +3.77% 13
East of England 0 1 £298 -17.93% 2
South West 0 1 £475 - 3
Wales -4 1 - -
South Wales -6 1 - -
Reading -7 1 - - 1
Manchester -17 1 £228 -35.00% 1
Oxford -19 1 £413 -8.33%
North West -21 1 £228 -35.00% 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £298 -
Coventry - 1 £275 -
Bristol - 1 £475 - 1

Systems Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 30 (44.78%) SQL
2 22 (32.84%) SQL Server
3 15 (22.39%) C#
3 15 (22.39%) Finance
4 14 (20.90%) T-SQL
4 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
4 14 (20.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (17.91%) .NET
6 11 (16.42%) PHP
7 10 (14.93%) Oracle
7 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
7 10 (14.93%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (13.43%) Windows
8 9 (13.43%) MySQL
8 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
8 9 (13.43%) XML
8 9 (13.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (11.94%) Visual Studio
9 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET
9 8 (11.94%) NHS
10 7 (10.45%) ETL
11 6 (8.96%) OO
11 6 (8.96%) MS Office
11 6 (8.96%) Web Services
11 6 (8.96%) VB
11 6 (8.96%) Project Management
11 6 (8.96%) MVC
11 6 (8.96%) Oracle BI EE

Systems Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.48%) IIS
2 3 (4.48%) Apache
3 2 (2.99%) Drupal
4 1 (1.49%) Node.js
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.49%) SAS
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) HFM
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.99%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.49%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.49%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) SaaS
2 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.49%) Office 365
3 1 (1.49%) Yammer
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) SMTP
1 3 (4.48%) FTP
2 2 (2.99%) Internet
3 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (20.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (14.93%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (13.43%) MySQL
4 9 (13.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (8.96%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
7 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.99%) Data Mining
8 2 (2.99%) MS Access
8 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.99%) Essbase
9 1 (1.49%) Hyperion Smart View
9 1 (1.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.49%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.49%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.97%) Subversion
2 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.49%) JUnit
4 1 (1.49%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.49%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (22.39%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Front Office
3 3 (4.48%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) .NET
2 9 (13.43%) XML
3 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET
4 6 (8.96%) Web Services
5 5 (7.46%) HTML
6 3 (4.48%) CSS
6 3 (4.48%) LAMP
6 3 (4.48%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.48%) Symfony
7 2 (2.99%) Middleware
7 2 (2.99%) WCF
7 2 (2.99%) WPF
7 2 (2.99%) WinForms
7 2 (2.99%) ADO.NET
7 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.99%) Laravel
8 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) NHS
2 5 (7.46%) Digital Media
3 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.48%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.99%) Grid Computing
5 2 (2.99%) Wiki
5 2 (2.99%) Market Risk
5 2 (2.99%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.49%) Derivative
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Windows
2 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.48%) Linux
3 3 (4.48%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.49%) Solaris
4 1 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.91%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.45%) ETL
4 6 (8.96%) Project Management
4 6 (8.96%) MVC
4 6 (8.96%) OO
5 5 (7.46%) Risk Management
5 5 (7.46%) Workflow
5 5 (7.46%) Asset Management
5 5 (7.46%) Web Development
6 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.97%) Business Analysis
6 4 (5.97%) Data Modelling
6 4 (5.97%) OOD
6 4 (5.97%) SDLC
7 3 (4.48%) Investment Management
7 3 (4.48%) Data Architecture
7 3 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.48%) Data Transformation
7 3 (4.48%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.78%) SQL
2 15 (22.39%) C#
3 14 (20.90%) T-SQL
4 11 (16.42%) PHP
5 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.96%) VB
7 5 (7.46%) VB.NET
7 5 (7.46%) VBA
8 4 (5.97%) Java
8 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.48%) PHP5
9 3 (4.48%) VBScript
10 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.99%) Perl
10 2 (2.99%) C++
10 2 (2.99%) Python
10 2 (2.99%) VB6
11 1 (1.49%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (1.49%) Go
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) ACCA
2 1 (1.49%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Control-M
1 2 (2.99%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
1 2 (2.99%) SCOrch
1 2 (2.99%) SCSM
2 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.93%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) Hyperion
3 3 (4.48%) Zend
4 2 (2.99%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.99%) BMC
5 1 (1.49%) Lumesse
5 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.49%) Lotus
5 1 (1.49%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.49%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.49%) OpenText
5 1 (1.49%) Sybase
5 1 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.49%) Sun
5 1 (1.49%) Murex
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Cobalt Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
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JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £325 - £380 per day
Posted: 19 days ago