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 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Developer
Rank 543 538 485
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 43 55 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 31 45
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£403 £393 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -11.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.87 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.46% -23.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £16.87 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+107.46% -23.31%

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
51554 49982 43833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31354 30067 25181
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £226 £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 2020 2056 2247
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -11 41 £403 +2.22% 38
South East -20 14 £413 - 7
London 0 10 £365 -7.30% 7
Berkshire -9 6 £475 +11.76% 1
East Midlands -1 5 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £413 - 1
South West +4 4 - - 3
City of London +20 3 £338 -18.47% 5
West Midlands -5 3 £275 -31.25% 4
Dorset - 3 - - 1
East of England +9 2 £450 +38.46% 6
Hertfordshire +5 1 £550 - 2
Luton +2 1 £350 +7.69%
Somerset -3 1 - -
Surrey -5 1 - - 3
Wales -6 1 £225 -47.05% 1
Bedfordshire -8 1 £350 +7.69%
Edinburgh -8 1 £475 +53.72% 1
Yorkshire -9 1 £425 - 1
Manchester -11 1 - - 3
North West -17 1 - - 7
Scotland -20 1 £475 +53.72% 1
South Wales - 1 £225 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £350 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £350 - 2
Birmingham - 1 £275 - 1
Blackburn - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1

Systems Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 27 (34.18%) SQL
2 23 (29.11%) C#
3 22 (27.85%) SQL Server
4 19 (24.05%) .NET
4 19 (24.05%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (16.46%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (15.19%) Oracle
6 12 (15.19%) Visual Studio
7 11 (13.92%) Finance
7 11 (13.92%) Oracle BI EE
8 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
8 10 (12.66%) Windows
9 9 (11.39%) Relational Database
10 8 (10.13%) ETL
10 8 (10.13%) PHP
10 8 (10.13%) Java
10 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET
11 7 (8.86%) MVC
11 7 (8.86%) Project Management
11 7 (8.86%) NHS
11 7 (8.86%) C++
11 7 (8.86%) HTML
11 7 (8.86%) Linux
11 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
11 7 (8.86%) Web Development
11 7 (8.86%) Business Analysis
11 7 (8.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (7.59%) Data Architecture

Systems Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.80%) IIS
3 2 (2.53%) SAS
4 1 (1.27%) JBoss
4 1 (1.27%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.27%) Apache
4 1 (1.27%) CICS
4 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Office
2 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.27%) Agresso
2 1 (1.27%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Yammer
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.53%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) Intranet
2 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.85%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.46%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (13.92%) Oracle BI EE
4 9 (11.39%) Relational Database
5 7 (8.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (7.59%) MySQL
7 5 (6.33%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (6.33%) RDBMS
7 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database
7 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (3.80%) SQLPlus
8 3 (3.80%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.27%) DB2
10 1 (1.27%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (2.53%) Subversion
3 2 (2.53%) Toad
4 1 (1.27%) JUnit
4 1 (1.27%) MSI
4 1 (1.27%) JIRA
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.27%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Publishing
3 3 (3.80%) Front Office
3 3 (3.80%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Advertising
5 1 (1.27%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.05%) .NET
2 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET
3 7 (8.86%) HTML
4 6 (7.59%) XML
5 5 (6.33%) CSS
6 4 (5.06%) WPF
7 3 (3.80%) Web Services
7 3 (3.80%) Ajax
7 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.53%) JSTL
8 2 (2.53%) Middleware
8 2 (2.53%) JSP
8 2 (2.53%) SOAP
9 1 (1.27%) J2EE
9 1 (1.27%) Servlets
9 1 (1.27%) EJB
9 1 (1.27%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) NHS
2 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (6.33%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.53%) Market Risk
3 2 (2.53%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.53%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (2.53%) Derivative
3 2 (2.53%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Windows
2 7 (8.86%) Linux
3 6 (7.59%) UNIX
4 5 (6.33%) VMS
5 3 (3.80%) Windows CE
5 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.53%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.27%) HPUX
7 1 (1.27%) Solaris
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (16.46%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.13%) ETL
4 7 (8.86%) MVC
4 7 (8.86%) Project Management
4 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
4 7 (8.86%) Web Development
4 7 (8.86%) Business Analysis
5 6 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (7.59%) Data Architecture
5 6 (7.59%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (5.06%) RAD
6 4 (5.06%) E-Commerce
6 4 (5.06%) OOD
7 3 (3.80%) Data Modelling
7 3 (3.80%) OO
7 3 (3.80%) Migration
7 3 (3.80%) Data Management
7 3 (3.80%) Software Engineering
7 3 (3.80%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (34.18%) SQL
2 23 (29.11%) C#
3 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.13%) PHP
4 8 (10.13%) Java
5 7 (8.86%) C++
6 6 (7.59%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.33%) PL/SQL
8 4 (5.06%) C
8 4 (5.06%) VB
9 3 (3.80%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.80%) VBA
9 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.53%) VBScript
11 1 (1.27%) COBOL
11 1 (1.27%) Perl
11 1 (1.27%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (1.27%) Python
11 1 (1.27%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) GMP
3 1 (1.27%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (2.53%) SCOrch
1 2 (2.53%) SCSM
2 1 (1.27%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Oracle
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.80%) HP
3 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.80%) JDA
3 3 (3.80%) Northgate
3 3 (3.80%) RedPrairie
4 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.53%) Trayport
4 2 (2.53%) BMC
4 2 (2.53%) Sybase
5 1 (1.27%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.27%) Cognos
5 1 (1.27%) Informatica
5 1 (1.27%) Lotus
5 1 (1.27%) Murex
5 1 (1.27%) IBM
5 1 (1.27%) Zend
5 1 (1.27%) DevExpress
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