The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Programmer
UK
Rank 591 616 584
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 1 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.018% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.019% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 12
Median daily rate - £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Systems Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Programmer in the job title.

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
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 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 1 - - 3
London -7 1 - -

Systems Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Systems Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Systems Programmer in the job title.

1 5 (41.67%) CICS
2 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (33.33%) zOS
2 4 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (25.00%) PowerPivot
3 3 (25.00%) JCL
3 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (25.00%) ETL
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (25.00%) VBA
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (25.00%) Power BI
4 2 (16.67%) OS/390
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) COBOL
4 2 (16.67%) MS Office
4 2 (16.67%) RAD
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) MS Access
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) MVS
4 2 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering

Systems Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) CICS
2 1 (8.33%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Power BI
1 3 (25.00%) PowerPivot
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) MS Access
3 1 (8.33%) Adabas
3 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) zOS
2 2 (16.67%) MVS
2 2 (16.67%) OS/390
3 1 (8.33%) CentOS
3 1 (8.33%) Debian
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 2 (16.67%) RAD
2 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Contract Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Video Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) JCL
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
1 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (25.00%) VBA
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) COBOL
3 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) REXX
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) SAP