Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Systems Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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 Developer
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 795 766 768
Rank change year-on-year -29 +2 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 52 72 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.057% 0.079% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.084% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 45 32
England median daily rate £438 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +40.00% -6.37%
10th Percentile £276 £238 £208
90th Percentile £524 £625 £537
UK median daily rate £424 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -5.78% +20.00% -9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
England median hourly rate £17.97 - £15.00
UK median hourly rate £17.97 £37.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -52.08% +150.00% -

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 85,743 86,224 84,592
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.83% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,326 57,822 55,708
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,555 2,521 2,903
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%

Systems Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Developer in England

Systems Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Developer in England

Systems Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Developer in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Developer in England

Systems Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Developer in England

Systems Developer
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 Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
London +5 19 £475 -18.87% 12
North of England -17 11 £444 +161.18% 12
Yorkshire - 10 £425 - 6
South West -28 9 £500 +72.41% 14
South East -12 8 £356 -13.64% 14
East of England +6 3 £375 +26.58% 9
East Midlands +5 2 £290 -27.50% 1
Midlands -1 2 £290 -27.50% 1
North West -5 1 £500 +194.12% 6
Systems Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, Systems Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 34 (65.38%) C#
2 31 (59.62%) .NET
3 26 (50.00%) Finance
4 24 (46.15%) SQL Server
5 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
6 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (36.54%) SQL
8 14 (26.92%) ASP.NET
8 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (25.00%) MVC
10 12 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (23.08%) DevOps
11 10 (19.23%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
12 9 (17.31%) CRM
13 8 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
13 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (15.38%) jQuery
13 8 (15.38%) RESTful
13 8 (15.38%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (13.46%) Serverless
14 7 (13.46%) .NET Core
14 7 (13.46%) Azure Functions
14 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 7 (13.46%) Razor View Engine
14 7 (13.46%) Power BI
14 7 (13.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (13.46%) TDD
14 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
15 6 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement

Systems Developer 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.77%) IIS
1 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.77%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.92%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (1.92%) NetSuite
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (15.38%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (13.46%) Azure Functions
3 7 (13.46%) Serverless
4 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) Firewall
2 1 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 12 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (19.23%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (13.46%) Power BI
6 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
7 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (3.85%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.85%) MSBuild
2 2 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 26 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Front Office
3 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.92%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.92%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (59.62%) .NET
2 14 (26.92%) ASP.NET
3 8 (15.38%) jQuery
3 8 (15.38%) RESTful
4 7 (13.46%) .NET Core
4 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 7 (13.46%) Razor View Engine
4 7 (13.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (9.62%) Entity Framework
5 5 (9.62%) WinForms
6 4 (7.69%) WCF
6 4 (7.69%) Web Services
6 4 (7.69%) XML
7 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.85%) CSS
7 2 (3.85%) HTML
7 2 (3.85%) J2EE
7 2 (3.85%) LINQ
7 2 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) LIMS
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Derivative
2 3 (5.77%) Equities
2 3 (5.77%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.85%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.85%) e-Health
3 2 (3.85%) Exotic Derivative
3 2 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (3.85%) PACS
3 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Unix
2 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.00%) MVC
3 12 (23.08%) DevOps
4 9 (17.31%) CRM
4 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
5 7 (13.46%) TDD
6 6 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (11.54%) SDLC
6 6 (11.54%) Task Automation
6 6 (11.54%) Unit Testing
7 5 (9.62%) SOA
7 5 (9.62%) Workflow
8 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
8 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement Process
8 3 (5.77%) Database Optimisation
8 3 (5.77%) Logistics
8 3 (5.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (65.38%) C#
2 19 (36.54%) SQL
3 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.62%) Python
5 3 (5.77%) Java
5 3 (5.77%) VBA
6 2 (3.85%) C
6 2 (3.85%) C++
6 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.85%) VB
7 1 (1.92%) Clojure
7 1 (1.92%) Haskell
7 1 (1.92%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.92%) Perl
7 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) PhD
1 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) HL7
2 1 (1.92%) ARP4754
2 1 (1.92%) GDPR
2 1 (1.92%) MiFID
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) ArcSight ESM
1 1 (1.92%) QRadar
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle
3 2 (3.85%) Dynatrace
3 2 (3.85%) IBM
3 2 (3.85%) LabWare
3 2 (3.85%) New Relic
3 2 (3.85%) SAP
4 1 (1.92%) AlienVault
4 1 (1.92%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.92%) Capita
4 1 (1.92%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (1.92%) McAfee
4 1 (1.92%) Orchard
4 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.92%) Splunk
4 1 (1.92%) Tableau