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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Developer
Rank 552 505 535
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 65 85 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 43
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£350 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.55% -11.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £46.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £46.25 -
% change year-on-year
-24.32% -

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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -40 55 £350 -12.50% 33
London -9 20 £402 -10.40% 7
South East -23 10 £375 +7.14% 5
South West -25 7 £303 - 4
North West -7 6 £350 - 5
Wales - 6 £295 - 1
Berkshire +15 5 - - 1
East of England -26 5 £275 -21.42% 4
Cardiff - 5 £310 - 1
South Wales - 5 £310 - 1
Manchester - 4 £350 - 5
Surrey 0 3 £375 +76.47% 2
West Midlands - 3 £375 - 2
East Midlands +3 2 - - 3
Yorkshire +1 2 £263 -25.00% 2
Somerset - 2 - - 1
Norfolk - 2 £275 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £303 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £225 -
City of London +18 1 £380 -27.61% 2
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £450 - 2
Scotland -7 1 £350 -22.22%
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Rugby - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hull - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - -

Systems Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 50 (43.10%) SQL
2 40 (34.48%) SQL Server
3 37 (31.90%) .NET
4 34 (29.31%) C#
5 33 (28.45%) JavaScript
6 30 (25.86%) Microsoft
7 29 (25.00%) HTML
8 26 (22.41%) CSS
9 22 (18.97%) XML
10 19 (16.38%) ASP.NET
11 18 (15.52%) Windows
12 17 (14.66%) VB.NET
12 17 (14.66%) SharePoint
13 16 (13.79%) Oracle
13 16 (13.79%) MS Excel
14 15 (12.93%) Java
14 15 (12.93%) jQuery
15 14 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (12.07%) Finance
15 14 (12.07%) T-SQL
16 13 (11.21%) Retail
17 12 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (10.34%) MVC
18 11 (9.48%) E-Commerce
18 11 (9.48%) OO
18 11 (9.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 10 (8.62%) CRM
20 9 (7.76%) PHP
20 9 (7.76%) Marketing
20 9 (7.76%) JSON

Systems Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 17 (14.66%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (4.31%) Apache
4 4 (3.45%) Node.js
4 4 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.45%) Lync
4 4 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (3.45%) IIS
5 3 (2.59%) CICS
6 2 (1.72%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.86%) SAS
7 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.86%) Moodle
Applications
1 16 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.03%) MS Office
2 7 (6.03%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.72%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.72%) MS Project
5 1 (0.86%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Agresso
2 2 (1.72%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.86%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.59%) SaaS
2 1 (0.86%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.17%) Internet
2 4 (3.45%) Intranet
3 2 (1.72%) LTE
3 2 (1.72%) SMPP
3 2 (1.72%) SSL
3 2 (1.72%) DNS
3 2 (1.72%) FTP
3 2 (1.72%) HTTP
3 2 (1.72%) SNMP
4 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.86%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.86%) SAN
4 1 (0.86%) 3G
4 1 (0.86%) Telnet
4 1 (0.86%) Wireless
4 1 (0.86%) LAN
4 1 (0.86%) WAN
4 1 (0.86%) 2G
4 1 (0.86%) SSH
4 1 (0.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (9.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.90%) MySQL
5 7 (6.03%) DB2
6 4 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.59%) MS Access
7 3 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.72%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.86%) DTS
9 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.86%) QlikView
9 1 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.45%) Subversion
5 3 (2.59%) Toad
5 3 (2.59%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (1.72%) Moq
6 2 (1.72%) NSubstitute
6 2 (1.72%) JIRA
6 2 (1.72%) NUnit
6 2 (1.72%) MSI
7 1 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.86%) Xcode
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
General
1 14 (12.07%) Finance
2 13 (11.21%) Retail
3 9 (7.76%) Marketing
4 5 (4.31%) Banking
5 4 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.59%) Legal
7 2 (1.72%) Front Office
8 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.86%) Law
8 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.86%) Advertising
8 1 (0.86%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (31.90%) .NET
2 29 (25.00%) HTML
3 26 (22.41%) CSS
4 22 (18.97%) XML
5 19 (16.38%) ASP.NET
6 15 (12.93%) jQuery
7 9 (7.76%) JSON
8 8 (6.90%) .NET Framework
8 8 (6.90%) Ajax
8 8 (6.90%) Web Services
9 6 (5.17%) HTML5
9 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (5.17%) REST
10 5 (4.31%) XSLT
10 5 (4.31%) WCF
10 5 (4.31%) CSS3
11 4 (3.45%) AngularJS
11 4 (3.45%) ExpressJS
11 4 (3.45%) Spring
11 4 (3.45%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.17%) Data Extraction
2 5 (4.31%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.59%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.72%) iPad
4 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.72%) User Experience
4 2 (1.72%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.72%) NHS
5 1 (0.86%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.86%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.86%) SCORM
5 1 (0.86%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (0.86%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.86%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.86%) Physics
5 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.52%) Windows
2 7 (6.03%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.31%) Linux
4 4 (3.45%) UNIX
5 3 (2.59%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.72%) Android
7 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (10.34%) MVC
2 11 (9.48%) E-Commerce
2 11 (9.48%) OO
3 10 (8.62%) CRM
4 8 (6.90%) Migration
5 7 (6.03%) Configuration Management
5 7 (6.03%) UML
5 7 (6.03%) Data Analysis
5 7 (6.03%) Email Marketing
6 6 (5.17%) Data Architecture
7 5 (4.31%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.31%) Web Development
8 4 (3.45%) System Testing
8 4 (3.45%) Data Migration
8 4 (3.45%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (3.45%) Data Modelling
8 4 (3.45%) OOP
9 3 (2.59%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.59%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (43.10%) SQL
2 34 (29.31%) C#
3 33 (28.45%) JavaScript
4 17 (14.66%) VB.NET
5 15 (12.93%) Java
6 14 (12.07%) T-SQL
7 9 (7.76%) PHP
8 7 (6.03%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.31%) C++
9 5 (4.31%) VB
9 5 (4.31%) VBA
10 4 (3.45%) Perl
11 3 (2.59%) COBOL
11 3 (2.59%) C
11 3 (2.59%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.86%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.86%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.86%) VB6
13 1 (0.86%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 9 (7.76%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.31%) Degree
2 5 (4.31%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.72%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.72%) HNC
3 2 (1.72%) HND
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.86%) PhD
4 1 (0.86%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) SLA
1 3 (2.59%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.86%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) SCCM
2 1 (0.86%) Control-M
Vendors
1 30 (25.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.79%) Oracle
3 7 (6.03%) IBM
4 6 (5.17%) Zoho
4 6 (5.17%) Sage
5 5 (4.31%) ATG
6 4 (3.45%) Northgate
7 3 (2.59%) Adobe
7 3 (2.59%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.72%) Infoflex
8 2 (1.72%) VMware
8 2 (1.72%) SunGard
8 2 (1.72%) Cisco
9 1 (0.86%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.86%) Nortel
9 1 (0.86%) Citrix
9 1 (0.86%) BEA
9 1 (0.86%) webMethods
9 1 (0.86%) BT
9 1 (0.86%) Sybase
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