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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Programmer
Rank 577 545 562
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 26 7 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.014% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.016% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 7
Average daily rate £375 £405 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £381 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £429 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £435 £338
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +28.88%
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
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

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 16 April 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 15 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -16 25 £375 -7.40% 7
London -24 14 £384 +2.33% 3
City of London - 6 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Leeds - 2 £400 -
Scotland -8 1 £400 -
Edinburgh -28 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £375 - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1

Systems Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 46 (73.02%) IBM
2 42 (66.67%) DB2
3 37 (58.73%) zOS
3 37 (58.73%) Finance
4 35 (55.56%) CICS
5 28 (44.44%) Mainframe
6 12 (19.05%) SLA
7 11 (17.46%) Advertising
7 11 (17.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (15.87%) Retail
8 10 (15.87%) BMC
8 10 (15.87%) CA
9 9 (14.29%) Banking
9 9 (14.29%) Migration
10 6 (9.52%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
11 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
11 2 (3.17%) LPAR
11 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
11 2 (3.17%) ProC
11 2 (3.17%) REXX
11 2 (3.17%) MVS
11 2 (3.17%) RACF
11 2 (3.17%) Oracle
11 2 (3.17%) Solaris
11 2 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (1.59%) SAP
12 1 (1.59%) C
12 1 (1.59%) C#
12 1 (1.59%) C++

Systems Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 35 (55.56%) CICS
2 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (66.67%) DB2
2 1 (1.59%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) ProC
General
1 37 (58.73%) Finance
2 11 (17.46%) Advertising
3 10 (15.87%) Retail
4 9 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (44.44%) Mainframe
2 6 (9.52%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (3.17%) LPAR
4 1 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 37 (58.73%) zOS
2 2 (3.17%) MVS
2 2 (3.17%) Solaris
3 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (1.59%) Problem Management
3 1 (1.59%) Process Improvement
3 1 (1.59%) OO
3 1 (1.59%) Change Management
3 1 (1.59%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.17%) REXX
2 1 (1.59%) JCL
2 1 (1.59%) C
2 1 (1.59%) C#
2 1 (1.59%) C++
2 1 (1.59%) COBOL
2 1 (1.59%) Java
2 1 (1.59%) Perl
2 1 (1.59%) SQL
2 1 (1.59%) Python
2 1 (1.59%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Control-M
Vendors
1 46 (73.02%) IBM
2 10 (15.87%) BMC
2 10 (15.87%) CA
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle
4 1 (1.59%) SAP
4 1 (1.59%) Software AG