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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Programmer
Rank 633 632 573
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 10 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.025% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.026% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 19
Median daily rate £430 £400 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £400 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 - £415
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
51263 53972 50323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33277 34146 30521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1541 2015 2042
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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
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 24 July 2016.

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 13 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 24 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -19 9 £405 +1.25% 4
South East 0 4 £338 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £295 -
Scotland +5 2 £430 - 1
Edinburgh -4 2 £430 - 1
London -5 2 £538 +34.37% 1
City of London +46 1 £525 -
North West -5 1 £430 - 1
Midlands -6 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £475 -
Worcester - 1 £475 -
Manchester - 1 £430 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £475 -

Systems Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 6 (42.86%) CICS
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Django
3 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) HTML5
3 4 (28.57%) SciPy
3 4 (28.57%) NumPy
3 4 (28.57%) Sphinx
3 4 (28.57%) Operations Research
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) OO
3 4 (28.57%) Apache
3 4 (28.57%) Python
3 4 (28.57%) Military
3 4 (28.57%) Algorithms
4 3 (21.43%) JCL
4 3 (21.43%) CA
5 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
5 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (14.29%) SNA
5 2 (14.29%) COBOL
5 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
5 2 (14.29%) zOS
5 2 (14.29%) DB2
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management

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 6 (42.86%) CICS
2 4 (28.57%) Apache
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SNA
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (7.14%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Military
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
1 4 (28.57%) Django
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) HTML5
1 4 (28.57%) NumPy
1 4 (28.57%) SciPy
1 4 (28.57%) Sphinx
2 1 (7.14%) ISPF
2 1 (7.14%) JNI
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Algorithms
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
3 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) zOS
3 1 (7.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) OO
2 4 (28.57%) Operations Research
3 2 (14.29%) Memory Management
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Garbage Collection
4 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Parallel Programming
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 4 (28.57%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) JCL
3 2 (14.29%) COBOL
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Platform Symphony
1 1 (7.14%) RACF
1 1 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) CA
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
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