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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Developer
Rank 550 501 540
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 45 77 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.14% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 35
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£350 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £62.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -57 39 £375 -6.25% 32
London -8 14 £450 -5.26% 8
South East -8 13 £350 +16.66% 5
South West -29 5 - - 4
North West -1 3 £350 - 6
Hampshire -9 3 £375 -9.09%
East of England -31 3 £363 +3.57% 3
Wales - 3 £283 - 1
Surrey +1 2 £375 +76.47% 2
Southampton -6 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £283 - 1
Norfolk - 2 £275 -
Somerset - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £283 - 1
Merseyside -5 1 - - 1
Liverpool -5 1 - - 1
Warrington - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £450 -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £350 - 4
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 2
Scotland - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Norwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -

Systems Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 33 (31.43%) SQL
2 30 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 29 (27.62%) JavaScript
4 28 (26.67%) .NET
5 27 (25.71%) C#
6 23 (21.90%) Java
7 20 (19.05%) HTML
8 19 (18.10%) CSS
8 19 (18.10%) XML
9 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
10 15 (14.29%) ASP.NET
10 15 (14.29%) Oracle
10 15 (14.29%) E-Commerce
10 15 (14.29%) jQuery
11 14 (13.33%) Retail
11 14 (13.33%) MS Excel
12 13 (12.38%) Windows
12 13 (12.38%) VB.NET
12 13 (12.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (11.43%) OO
14 11 (10.48%) T-SQL
14 11 (10.48%) Finance
15 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
15 10 (9.52%) MySQL
15 10 (9.52%) Visual Studio
16 9 (8.57%) DB2
16 9 (8.57%) PHP
16 9 (8.57%) PL/SQL
16 9 (8.57%) CRM
16 9 (8.57%) Adobe

Systems Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (7.62%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.71%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.71%) ArcSDE
2 6 (5.71%) ArcGIS
3 5 (4.76%) Apache
3 5 (4.76%) CICS
4 4 (3.81%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.86%) IIS
6 2 (1.90%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.95%) SAS
7 1 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.95%) Moodle
Applications
1 14 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (4.76%) MS Office
4 2 (1.90%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.95%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.95%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Agresso
2 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.95%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.95%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) Internet
2 3 (2.86%) HTTP
2 3 (2.86%) DNS
3 2 (1.90%) LTE
3 2 (1.90%) FTP
3 2 (1.90%) SSL
3 2 (1.90%) SMPP
3 2 (1.90%) SNMP
4 1 (0.95%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.95%) LAN
4 1 (0.95%) WAN
4 1 (0.95%) 3G
4 1 (0.95%) Telnet
4 1 (0.95%) Intranet
4 1 (0.95%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.95%) Wireless
4 1 (0.95%) 2G
4 1 (0.95%) SSH
4 1 (0.95%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (9.52%) MySQL
4 9 (8.57%) DB2
5 8 (7.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (7.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.86%) MS Access
8 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.95%) DTS
9 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.95%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.86%) Subversion
3 3 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.95%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.95%) Xcode
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
General
1 14 (13.33%) Retail
2 11 (10.48%) Finance
3 9 (8.57%) Marketing
4 4 (3.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.90%) Banking
5 2 (1.90%) Front Office
6 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (26.67%) .NET
2 20 (19.05%) HTML
3 19 (18.10%) CSS
3 19 (18.10%) XML
4 15 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 15 (14.29%) jQuery
5 9 (8.57%) JSON
5 9 (8.57%) Ajax
5 9 (8.57%) CSS3
6 8 (7.62%) HTML5
7 6 (5.71%) Apache Flex
7 6 (5.71%) BlazeDS
7 6 (5.71%) Web Services
8 4 (3.81%) WCF
8 4 (3.81%) Spring
8 4 (3.81%) JDBC
9 3 (2.86%) SOAP
9 3 (2.86%) LAMP
10 2 (1.90%) REST
10 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.71%) NHS
2 5 (4.76%) GIS
3 3 (2.86%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.90%) iPad
4 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.95%) Biometrics
5 1 (0.95%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (0.95%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.95%) Physics
5 1 (0.95%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.95%) SCORM
5 1 (0.95%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.95%) iPhone
5 1 (0.95%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.38%) Windows
2 6 (5.71%) UNIX
2 6 (5.71%) Linux
3 3 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.90%) Android
5 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 12 (11.43%) OO
3 9 (8.57%) CRM
3 9 (8.57%) Configuration Management
4 8 (7.62%) Web Development
5 7 (6.67%) MVC
5 7 (6.67%) Email Marketing
6 6 (5.71%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (4.76%) Migration
7 5 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.76%) Data Analysis
7 5 (4.76%) Software Engineering
8 4 (3.81%) UML
8 4 (3.81%) OOP
8 4 (3.81%) Data Modelling
8 4 (3.81%) Change Control
9 3 (2.86%) Change Management
9 3 (2.86%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (2.86%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (2.86%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.43%) SQL
2 29 (27.62%) JavaScript
3 27 (25.71%) C#
4 23 (21.90%) Java
5 13 (12.38%) VB.NET
6 11 (10.48%) T-SQL
7 9 (8.57%) PHP
7 9 (8.57%) PL/SQL
8 7 (6.67%) Python
9 5 (4.76%) Perl
9 5 (4.76%) C++
9 5 (4.76%) COBOL
10 4 (3.81%) VB
11 3 (2.86%) VBA
11 3 (2.86%) C
12 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.90%) JCL
13 1 (0.95%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.95%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.62%) Degree
3 7 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.90%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.90%) HNC
4 2 (1.90%) HND
5 1 (0.95%) PhD
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) SCCM
2 1 (0.95%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.29%) Oracle
3 9 (8.57%) Adobe
4 7 (6.67%) IBM
5 6 (5.71%) Sage
5 6 (5.71%) Zoho
6 5 (4.76%) ATG
6 5 (4.76%) VMware
7 2 (1.90%) RedPrairie
7 2 (1.90%) Cisco
8 1 (0.95%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.95%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.95%) webMethods
8 1 (0.95%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.95%) Nortel
8 1 (0.95%) BEA
8 1 (0.95%) BT
8 1 (0.95%) Huawei
8 1 (0.95%) Greenplum
8 1 (0.95%) Pega
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