The first table below looks at the demand for the Systems Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Programmer
Rank 550 550 553
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 30 19 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.037% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.040% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 15
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£460 £281 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.55% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £213 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £406 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £213 £338
% change year-on-year
+95.29% -37.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
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 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
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 £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

Systems Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Programmer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Programmer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Programmer within the UK.

Systems Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Systems Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Programmer within the UK.

Systems Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Programmer
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -9 24 £460 +63.55% 2
London +7 10 £550 +34.14% 1
City of London +33 5 £550 -
North West -1 5 £450 +28.57%
East of England -16 4 £380 - 1
Scotland - 4 £489 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £380 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £380 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
South East -14 1 £380 +78.82%
South West - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Denbighshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
North Wales - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Stevenage - - - -

Systems Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 20 (44.44%) IBM
1 20 (44.44%) zOS
2 18 (40.00%) CICS
3 16 (35.56%) Finance
4 15 (33.33%) DB2
5 14 (31.11%) Mainframe
6 11 (24.44%) RACF
7 9 (20.00%) CA
7 9 (20.00%) ACF2
8 8 (17.78%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (15.56%) Migration
9 7 (15.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (13.33%) BMC
10 6 (13.33%) Change Control
11 5 (11.11%) Banking
12 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (8.89%) Advertising
13 3 (6.67%) OS/390
13 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
13 3 (6.67%) REXX
13 3 (6.67%) UNIX
13 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (6.67%) Stress Testing
13 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
13 3 (6.67%) Twitter
14 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
14 2 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
14 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
14 2 (4.44%) Statistics
14 2 (4.44%) ISPF

Systems Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (40.00%) CICS
2 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.44%) SAS
4 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) SMS
1 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.22%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (33.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) ChangeMan
General
1 16 (35.56%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Advertising
4 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.44%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) ISPF
2 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Mainframe
2 8 (17.78%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.44%) Statistics
4 1 (2.22%) LPAR
4 1 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) zOS
2 3 (6.67%) UNIX
2 3 (6.67%) OS/390
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) Migration
2 6 (13.33%) Change Control
3 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (6.67%) Stress Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.22%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.22%) Change Management
6 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) REXX
2 2 (4.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) RACF
2 9 (20.00%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.22%) Control-M
1 1 (2.22%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 20 (44.44%) IBM
2 9 (20.00%) CA
3 6 (13.33%) BMC
4 3 (6.67%) Twitter
5 1 (2.22%) Syncsort
5 1 (2.22%) Intel
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