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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Developer
Rank 569 523 498
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 27 66 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 40 37
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£400 £417 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.07% +4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £288 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £477 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £420 £360
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £26.00 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%

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
50265 49246 43135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.49% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31360 30460 24749
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1957 2018 2111
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 3 June 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 24 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 3 June 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 -48 25 £400 -3.20% 31
London -27 8 £400 -3.38% 6
South East -16 7 £413 -1.49% 7
City of London +5 4 £488 +17.75% 1
South West +7 3 - -
East of England 0 3 £450 +12.50% 3
Oxfordshire -15 3 £366 -18.61% 2
Berkshire -6 2 £550 +25.71%
Oxford -12 2 £413 -8.33%
West Midlands -13 2 £275 -30.37% 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £350 - 2
Wales - 2 - - 1
South Wales - 2 - - 1
Coventry - 2 £275 -
Luton - 2 £350 -
Dorset - 2 - -
Somerset +7 1 - -
Reading +3 1 - -
Hertfordshire -10 1 £550 +37.50% 1
North West -16 1 £228 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Bromley - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £228 - 3
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

Systems Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 25 (36.23%) SQL
2 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
3 13 (18.84%) C#
4 12 (17.39%) Oracle
4 12 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (15.94%) JavaScript
5 11 (15.94%) PHP
5 11 (15.94%) .NET
5 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (14.49%) MS Office
6 10 (14.49%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (14.49%) Finance
7 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio
7 9 (13.04%) MySQL
7 9 (13.04%) T-SQL
8 8 (11.59%) Linux
8 8 (11.59%) NHS
9 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
9 7 (10.14%) HTML
9 7 (10.14%) XML
9 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (8.70%) Web Development
10 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database
10 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
10 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET
10 6 (8.70%) Java
10 6 (8.70%) C++
10 6 (8.70%) UNIX
10 6 (8.70%) MS Excel

Systems Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.80%) IIS
2 2 (2.90%) Drupal
2 2 (2.90%) SAS
2 2 (2.90%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) CICS
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.45%) Node.js
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.45%) JBoss
3 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (14.49%) MS Office
2 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.90%) HFM
3 1 (1.45%) ResourceLink
3 1 (1.45%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (1.45%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) SaaS
2 1 (1.45%) Office 365
2 1 (1.45%) Yammer
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Intranet
1 2 (2.90%) Internet
2 1 (1.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.49%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (13.04%) MySQL
4 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database
5 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
6 5 (7.25%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (7.25%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (5.80%) RDBMS
7 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (4.35%) SQLPlus
8 3 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (2.90%) Data Mining
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (1.45%) Hyperion Smart View
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.45%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.45%) Toad
3 1 (1.45%) Subversion
3 1 (1.45%) JUnit
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Front Office
3 2 (2.90%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.94%) .NET
2 7 (10.14%) HTML
2 7 (10.14%) XML
3 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.80%) CSS
4 4 (5.80%) Web Services
5 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.90%) JSTL
6 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.90%) Laravel
6 2 (2.90%) WPF
6 2 (2.90%) Symfony
6 2 (2.90%) SOAP
6 2 (2.90%) LAMP
6 2 (2.90%) JSP
6 2 (2.90%) ADO.NET
6 2 (2.90%) Ajax
7 1 (1.45%) J2EE
7 1 (1.45%) Servlets
7 1 (1.45%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) NHS
2 5 (7.25%) Digital Media
2 5 (7.25%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.90%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.90%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.45%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.45%) Derivative
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) Linux
2 6 (8.70%) UNIX
3 5 (7.25%) Windows
4 4 (5.80%) VMS
5 3 (4.35%) Windows CE
5 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.90%) Solaris
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.45%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.45%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.70%) Web Development
4 5 (7.25%) Unit Testing
4 5 (7.25%) Data Modelling
4 5 (7.25%) MVC
4 5 (7.25%) SDLC
5 4 (5.80%) Data Transformation
5 4 (5.80%) OOD
5 4 (5.80%) ETL
5 4 (5.80%) OO
5 4 (5.80%) RAD
5 4 (5.80%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.35%) Workflow
6 3 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.35%) Software Engineering
6 3 (4.35%) Business Analysis
6 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.90%) Multithreading
7 2 (2.90%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.23%) SQL
2 13 (18.84%) C#
3 11 (15.94%) JavaScript
3 11 (15.94%) PHP
4 9 (13.04%) T-SQL
5 6 (8.70%) C++
5 6 (8.70%) Java
6 5 (7.25%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.80%) VB
7 4 (5.80%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.35%) VBA
8 3 (4.35%) VBScript
8 3 (4.35%) Perl
8 3 (4.35%) C
9 2 (2.90%) VB6
9 2 (2.90%) Python
9 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.90%) PHP5
9 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.45%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) GMP
3 1 (1.45%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (2.90%) SCOrch
1 2 (2.90%) SCSM
2 1 (1.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) Oracle
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.35%) JDA
3 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.35%) HP
3 3 (4.35%) RedPrairie
4 2 (2.90%) Trayport
4 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.90%) BMC
4 2 (2.90%) Hyperion
4 2 (2.90%) Sybase
4 2 (2.90%) Zend
5 1 (1.45%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.45%) Northgate
5 1 (1.45%) Lotus
5 1 (1.45%) Sun
5 1 (1.45%) Murex
5 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.45%) Cognos
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