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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Programmer
Rank 580 581 547
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 20 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.026% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.028% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 3
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£371 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £375 £405
% change year-on-year
-8.80% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 - -

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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 2015.

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 21 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 1 May 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 -3 19 £371 -1.06% 5
East of England - 7 £445 -
South East -4 6 £340 - 1
North West -18 4 - - 3
Hampshire - 4 £340 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £396 -
Portsmouth - 4 £340 -
Manchester -12 3 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £396 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 - -
London -8 1 £450 +16.88% 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £445 -
Welwyn - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 £445 -
Midlands - 1 - -

Systems Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 (55.26%) DB2
2 15 (39.47%) CICS
3 11 (28.95%) Assembly Language
3 11 (28.95%) zOS
4 10 (26.32%) SAS
4 10 (26.32%) Web Services
4 10 (26.32%) COBOL
4 10 (26.32%) Mainframe
5 9 (23.68%) Finance
6 8 (21.05%) IBM
6 8 (21.05%) CA
7 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
8 5 (13.16%) MVS
8 5 (13.16%) SQL
9 4 (10.53%) Oracle
9 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
9 4 (10.53%) UNIX
9 4 (10.53%) RACF
10 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
10 3 (7.89%) Banking
10 3 (7.89%) VSAM
10 3 (7.89%) MQSeries
11 2 (5.26%) Analytics
11 2 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (5.26%) Logical Data Model
11 2 (5.26%) CMDB
11 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
11 2 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (5.26%) QlikView
11 2 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe

Systems Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 15 (39.47%) CICS
2 10 (26.32%) SAS
3 3 (7.89%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
1 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (5.26%) MFGPRO
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.26%) FTP
2 2 (5.26%) APPN
3 1 (2.63%) SMS
3 1 (2.63%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (55.26%) DB2
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) QlikView
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) ISPF
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Mainframe
2 3 (7.89%) VSAM
3 2 (5.26%) CMDB
3 2 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (5.26%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) zOS
2 5 (13.16%) MVS
3 4 (10.53%) UNIX
4 2 (5.26%) OS/390
5 1 (2.63%) Windows
5 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
2 2 (5.26%) Analytics
2 2 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (5.26%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
2 2 (5.26%) Time Management
2 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
2 2 (5.26%) ITIL
2 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.26%) Service Management
2 2 (5.26%) ITSM
3 1 (2.63%) MVC
3 1 (2.63%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (2.63%) Stress Testing
3 1 (2.63%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Assembly Language
2 10 (26.32%) COBOL
3 5 (13.16%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) VB
4 2 (5.26%) VBA
4 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.63%) REXX
5 1 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.63%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) IBM
1 8 (21.05%) CA
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Business Objects
3 2 (5.26%) Informatica
3 2 (5.26%) BMC
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) QAD
3 2 (5.26%) Remedy
4 1 (2.63%) Intel
4 1 (2.63%) Syncsort
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