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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Developer
Rank 538 495 530
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 57 83 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.17% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 41 20
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£350 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £258 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +106.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +106.25%

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
50887 47919 48399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.76% 92.66% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32224 29016 27128
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2084 2089 2613
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.80 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014. 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 -44 52 £350 +7.69% 25
London -4 17 £425 +0.78% 16
South East -17 16 £475 +46.15% 2
North West -2 8 £225 - 1
Berkshire +4 7 £350 -9.67%
Manchester - 7 £175 - 1
City of London +16 3 £380 -10.58% 7
East of England -12 3 £225 -18.18% 1
Yorkshire -13 3 £263 -25.00% 2
East Midlands -2 2 - - 1
Scotland -8 2 £350 - 1
South West -34 2 £303 +0.83% 1
Wales - 2 £348 - 1
South Wales - 2 £348 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £303 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £225 -
Cardiff - 2 £348 - 1
Warwickshire -5 1 - -
Edinburgh -6 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -15 1 - - 1
West Midlands -19 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Rugby - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £350 - 1
Gosport - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Chesterfield - - - -

Systems Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 48 (47.06%) SQL
2 42 (41.18%) .NET
3 39 (38.24%) C#
3 39 (38.24%) SQL Server
4 28 (27.45%) Microsoft
5 27 (26.47%) JavaScript
6 24 (23.53%) HTML
7 22 (21.57%) CSS
7 22 (21.57%) XML
8 19 (18.63%) ASP.NET
9 17 (16.67%) Oracle
9 17 (16.67%) Finance
10 16 (15.69%) Windows
11 14 (13.73%) jQuery
11 14 (13.73%) MS Excel
12 13 (12.75%) SharePoint
12 13 (12.75%) VB.NET
12 13 (12.75%) Visual Studio
13 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (10.78%) MongoDB
14 11 (10.78%) CRM
14 11 (10.78%) MVC
15 10 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (9.80%) T-SQL
15 10 (9.80%) Data Architecture
16 9 (8.82%) JSON
16 9 (8.82%) OO
17 8 (7.84%) Migration
17 8 (7.84%) .NET Framework

Systems Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 13 (12.75%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.92%) Node.js
3 4 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.92%) Lync
4 3 (2.94%) IIS
4 3 (2.94%) Apache
5 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.98%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.84%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (5.88%) MS Office
4 3 (2.94%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.96%) MS Project
6 1 (0.98%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.98%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Agresso
2 2 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.96%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Office 365
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) Intranet
2 2 (1.96%) SMPP
2 2 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.98%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.98%) LTE
3 1 (0.98%) SSL
3 1 (0.98%) SAN
3 1 (0.98%) Telnet
3 1 (0.98%) 3G
3 1 (0.98%) 2G
3 1 (0.98%) HTTP
3 1 (0.98%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (10.78%) MongoDB
4 8 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 6 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (3.92%) MS Access
7 4 (3.92%) MySQL
8 3 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.96%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.92%) Toad
2 4 (3.92%) Subversion
2 4 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.94%) JIRA
3 3 (2.94%) MSI
4 2 (1.96%) NSubstitute
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.96%) NUnit
4 2 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.96%) Moq
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.98%) Xcode
General
1 17 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Marketing
3 5 (4.90%) Banking
3 5 (4.90%) Retail
3 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.94%) Legal
4 3 (2.94%) Publishing
5 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.96%) Advertising
6 1 (0.98%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.98%) Law
6 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.98%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (41.18%) .NET
2 24 (23.53%) HTML
3 22 (21.57%) CSS
3 22 (21.57%) XML
4 19 (18.63%) ASP.NET
5 14 (13.73%) jQuery
6 9 (8.82%) JSON
7 8 (7.84%) .NET Framework
7 8 (7.84%) Ajax
8 7 (6.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (5.88%) Web Services
10 5 (4.90%) HTML5
10 5 (4.90%) XSLT
10 5 (4.90%) REST
11 4 (3.92%) CSS3
11 4 (3.92%) ExpressJS
11 4 (3.92%) AngularJS
11 4 (3.92%) SOAP
11 4 (3.92%) WCF
12 3 (2.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.88%) Data Extraction
3 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.94%) Market Risk
4 3 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.96%) User Experience
5 2 (1.96%) NHS
5 2 (1.96%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.98%) iPhone
6 1 (0.98%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.98%) iPad
6 1 (0.98%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (0.98%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.98%) Physics
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) Derivative
6 1 (0.98%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.69%) Windows
2 6 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.94%) UNIX
3 3 (2.94%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.96%) Linux
5 1 (0.98%) Android
5 1 (0.98%) VMS
5 1 (0.98%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (10.78%) CRM
2 11 (10.78%) MVC
3 10 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (9.80%) Data Architecture
4 9 (8.82%) OO
5 8 (7.84%) Migration
6 6 (5.88%) UML
6 6 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.88%) Data Analysis
6 6 (5.88%) Email Marketing
7 5 (4.90%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (4.90%) Business Analysis
7 5 (4.90%) Project Management
7 5 (4.90%) ETL
8 4 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (3.92%) Web Development
8 4 (3.92%) Software Engineering
8 4 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (47.06%) SQL
2 39 (38.24%) C#
3 27 (26.47%) JavaScript
4 13 (12.75%) VB.NET
5 10 (9.80%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 6 (5.88%) Java
7 5 (4.90%) C++
7 5 (4.90%) PHP
7 5 (4.90%) VB
7 5 (4.90%) VBA
8 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.96%) C
10 2 (1.96%) Perl
11 1 (0.98%) PHP5
11 1 (0.98%) XPath
11 1 (0.98%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.98%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.98%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) Degree
2 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.96%) HNC
3 2 (1.96%) HND
3 2 (1.96%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.98%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.98%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (27.45%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.67%) Oracle
3 6 (5.88%) Zoho
3 6 (5.88%) Sage
4 4 (3.92%) Northgate
5 2 (1.96%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.96%) SunGard
5 2 (1.96%) Infoflex
6 1 (0.98%) Greenplum
6 1 (0.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (0.98%) Huawei
6 1 (0.98%) Adobe
6 1 (0.98%) Nortel
6 1 (0.98%) Citrix
6 1 (0.98%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.98%) ATG
6 1 (0.98%) Sybase
6 1 (0.98%) Twitter
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