Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Designer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Designer
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 832 789 828
Rank change year-on-year -43 +39 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Designer 11 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.010% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.010% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 16
England median daily rate £475 £400 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £399 £321 £369
90th Percentile £685 £480 £525
UK median daily rate £463 £400 £440
% change year-on-year +15.63% -9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £43.00
UK median hourly rate - - £43.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,333 79,241 92,536
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.91% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,827 51,721 60,802
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £623 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,739 2,630 2,891
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% -2.54% +11.40%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £47.91
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.99% -6.26% +14.29%

Systems Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Systems Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Designer in England

Systems Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Designer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Designer in England

Systems Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Designer in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Designer in England

Systems Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Designer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Designer in England

Systems Designer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Designer within the England region over the 6 months to 24 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -18 4 - - 7
South West +10 3 £594 +48.44% 1
East of England -2 2 £475 +11.76%
London -43 2 £475 +46.15% 5
Systems Designer
UK

Systems Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, Systems Designer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Systems Designer in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 3 (27.27%) C++
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 3 (27.27%) XSLT
4 3 (27.27%) SOA
4 3 (27.27%) MVC
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
5 2 (18.18%) Project Governance
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) Dell

Systems Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Broadband
2 1 (9.09%) MIMO
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
1 3 (27.27%) XSLT
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) NHS
3 1 (9.09%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 3 (27.27%) MVC
3 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (27.27%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Project Governance
4 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) CAD
5 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Microservices
5 1 (9.09%) Network Optimisation
5 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Service Design
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 1 (9.09%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C++
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) MCSA
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) Huawei
3 1 (9.09%) Nokia
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Unisys