The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Developer
Rank 557 498 537
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 47 67 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.13% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.14% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 30
Average daily rate
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£363 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £213 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £518 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £62.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -52.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -26 41 £383 +2.00% 36
South East -29 17 £350 - 3
London -11 13 £475 -5.00% 8
South West - 4 - - 4
Berkshire +2 3 £500 +42.85%
North West -4 3 £350 - 7
Wales - 3 £283 -
West Midlands - 2 £265 - 3
East of England - 2 £363 - 3
South Wales - 2 £283 -
Reading - 2 £500 -
Somerset - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £283 -
Birmingham - 2 £265 -
Bracknell +5 1 £500 -
City of London +5 1 £475 -9.52% 3
Merseyside +3 1 - - 2
Liverpool 0 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire -5 1 £450 -
Surrey -7 1 £375 +76.47% 3
Norfolk - 1 £275 - 2
Warrington - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 2
Manchester - 1 £350 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Norwich - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - - 1
Livingston - - - -
Bolton - - - -

Systems Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 35 (31.53%) SQL
2 34 (30.63%) SQL Server
3 32 (28.83%) .NET
4 30 (27.03%) JavaScript
5 28 (25.23%) C#
6 24 (21.62%) Java
7 22 (19.82%) HTML
8 20 (18.02%) CSS
9 19 (17.12%) XML
10 18 (16.22%) Microsoft
11 17 (15.32%) ASP.NET
12 16 (14.41%) VB.NET
13 15 (13.51%) Oracle
13 15 (13.51%) E-Commerce
13 15 (13.51%) Retail
14 14 (12.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (12.61%) jQuery
15 13 (11.71%) OO
15 13 (11.71%) Finance
16 12 (10.81%) Windows
16 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
16 12 (10.81%) Visual Studio
16 12 (10.81%) T-SQL
17 10 (9.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (9.01%) Security Cleared
17 10 (9.01%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (9.01%) PHP
17 10 (9.01%) DB2
17 10 (9.01%) CRM
17 10 (9.01%) SharePoint

Systems Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 10 (9.01%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.41%) ArcGIS
2 6 (5.41%) ArcSDE
2 6 (5.41%) Apache
2 6 (5.41%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.50%) CICS
4 4 (3.60%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (3.60%) IIS
5 2 (1.80%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.90%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.90%) JCAPS
6 1 (0.90%) Moodle
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (4.50%) MS Office
4 2 (1.80%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.90%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.90%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Agresso
1 3 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.80%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.90%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) SaaS
2 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) Internet
2 3 (2.70%) HTTP
2 3 (2.70%) DNS
3 2 (1.80%) SSL
3 2 (1.80%) Intranet
3 2 (1.80%) SMPP
3 2 (1.80%) FTP
4 1 (0.90%) Wireless
4 1 (0.90%) SSH
4 1 (0.90%) Network Security
4 1 (0.90%) LTE
4 1 (0.90%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.90%) SNMP
4 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.90%) LAN
4 1 (0.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (30.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (9.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (9.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (9.01%) DB2
4 8 (7.21%) MySQL
5 7 (6.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.80%) DTS
9 2 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.90%) MS Access
10 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.90%) QlikView
10 1 (0.90%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.60%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.60%) Subversion
3 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 3 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.90%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.90%) Xcode
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (13.51%) Retail
2 13 (11.71%) Finance
3 9 (8.11%) Marketing
4 4 (3.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.80%) Front Office
6 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.90%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.83%) .NET
2 22 (19.82%) HTML
3 20 (18.02%) CSS
4 19 (17.12%) XML
5 17 (15.32%) ASP.NET
6 14 (12.61%) jQuery
7 9 (8.11%) JSON
7 9 (8.11%) Ajax
7 9 (8.11%) CSS3
8 8 (7.21%) HTML5
9 7 (6.31%) Web Services
10 6 (5.41%) BlazeDS
10 6 (5.41%) Apache Flex
10 6 (5.41%) WCF
11 4 (3.60%) JDBC
11 4 (3.60%) SOAP
11 4 (3.60%) XSLT
11 4 (3.60%) Spring
12 3 (2.70%) LAMP
12 3 (2.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.50%) GIS
1 5 (4.50%) NHS
2 3 (2.70%) Mainframe
2 3 (2.70%) iPad
2 3 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.80%) AS400
3 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.80%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.90%) iPhone
4 1 (0.90%) iSeries
4 1 (0.90%) Open Source
4 1 (0.90%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.90%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.90%) SCORM
4 1 (0.90%) Derivative
4 1 (0.90%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.81%) Windows
2 6 (5.41%) Linux
3 5 (4.50%) UNIX
4 3 (2.70%) Android
5 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.51%) E-Commerce
2 13 (11.71%) OO
3 10 (9.01%) CRM
4 8 (7.21%) Configuration Management
4 8 (7.21%) MVC
4 8 (7.21%) Web Development
5 7 (6.31%) Email Marketing
6 6 (5.41%) OOA/OOD
6 6 (5.41%) UML
7 5 (4.50%) OOP
7 5 (4.50%) Data Modelling
7 5 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.50%) Data Analysis
8 4 (3.60%) Software Engineering
8 4 (3.60%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (3.60%) Migration
8 4 (3.60%) Test Scripting
8 4 (3.60%) System Testing
8 4 (3.60%) Change Control
9 3 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (31.53%) SQL
2 30 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 28 (25.23%) C#
4 24 (21.62%) Java
5 16 (14.41%) VB.NET
6 12 (10.81%) T-SQL
7 10 (9.01%) PHP
8 9 (8.11%) PL/SQL
9 8 (7.21%) Python
10 5 (4.50%) VB
10 5 (4.50%) C++
10 5 (4.50%) COBOL
11 4 (3.60%) Perl
12 3 (2.70%) C
12 3 (2.70%) VBA
13 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.80%) JCL
13 2 (1.80%) VB6
13 2 (1.80%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.21%) Degree
2 8 (7.21%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) HNC
3 1 (0.90%) HND
3 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.90%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.80%) Control-M
1 2 (1.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.51%) Oracle
3 9 (8.11%) IBM
3 9 (8.11%) Adobe
4 6 (5.41%) Sage
4 6 (5.41%) Zoho
5 5 (4.50%) ATG
5 5 (4.50%) VMware
6 2 (1.80%) Cisco
6 2 (1.80%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.90%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.90%) Software AG
7 1 (0.90%) BEA
7 1 (0.90%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.90%) Pega
7 1 (0.90%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.90%) webMethods
7 1 (0.90%) BT
South West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200-250 daily
Posted: 5 days ago
Wymondham
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Rate: From £29,529 to £32,073 per annum (Grade G)
Posted: 6 days ago
Devon
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Ealing
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 17 days ago