The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Programmer
Rank 584 544 575
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 28 42 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.080% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.086% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 9
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£425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £213 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £343 £349
% change year-on-year
+10.94% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
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 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 19 September 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 14 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 19 September 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 -18 27 £425 +13.33% 2
London +16 14 £425 +13.33% 1
City of London +26 5 £438 +16.66%
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
East of England -19 2 £275 -
Scotland - - - - 1
North Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Lichfield - - - -

Systems Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (38.18%) zOS
2 18 (32.73%) Mainframe
2 18 (32.73%) IBM
3 16 (29.09%) RACF
4 15 (27.27%) Finance
5 14 (25.45%) CICS
6 12 (21.82%) DB2
6 12 (21.82%) ACF2
7 8 (14.55%) Banking
8 7 (12.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (12.73%) CA
8 7 (12.73%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (10.91%) Change Control
10 5 (9.09%) Migration
10 5 (9.09%) SQL
11 4 (7.27%) BMC
11 4 (7.27%) Windows
11 4 (7.27%) SMS
11 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (7.27%) Advertising
12 3 (5.45%) WebSphere
12 3 (5.45%) Twitter
12 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (5.45%) Stress Testing
12 3 (5.45%) Configuration Management
12 3 (5.45%) REXX
12 3 (5.45%) OS/390
12 3 (5.45%) MVS
12 3 (5.45%) UNIX
12 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP

Systems Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (25.45%) CICS
2 3 (5.45%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.64%) SAS
4 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) SMS
2 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.64%) FTP
4 1 (1.82%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) ChangeMan
General
1 15 (27.27%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Advertising
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 2 (3.64%) French Language
5 1 (1.82%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.64%) ISPF
3 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.73%) Mainframe
2 7 (12.73%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (3.64%) AS400
3 2 (3.64%) LPAR
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.18%) zOS
2 4 (7.27%) Windows
3 3 (5.45%) OS/390
3 3 (5.45%) MVS
3 3 (5.45%) UNIX
4 2 (3.64%) Solaris
4 2 (3.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.91%) Change Control
2 5 (9.09%) Migration
3 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (5.45%) Stress Testing
4 3 (5.45%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.64%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.82%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.82%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.82%) Practice Management
6 1 (1.82%) Change Management
6 1 (1.82%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) REXX
2 3 (5.45%) C#
2 3 (5.45%) VB.NET
3 2 (3.64%) RPG
3 2 (3.64%) VB
3 2 (3.64%) RPG/400
3 2 (3.64%) RPG IV
4 1 (1.82%) XPath
4 1 (1.82%) JCL
4 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) HNC
1 2 (3.64%) HND
1 2 (3.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (29.09%) RACF
2 12 (21.82%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.82%) Control-M
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) IBM
2 7 (12.73%) CA
3 4 (7.27%) BMC
4 3 (5.45%) Twitter
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle
5 2 (3.64%) Sun
5 2 (3.64%) Symantec
6 1 (1.82%) Syncsort
6 1 (1.82%) Intel
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
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