Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 August 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 Developer
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 789 748 796
Rank change year-on-year -41 +48 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 57 69 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.061% 0.078% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.082% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 50
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £302 £249
90th Percentile £625 £561 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
England median hourly rate £30.24 - £17.50
10th Percentile £19.97 - £15.40
90th Percentile £41.21 - £20.40
UK median hourly rate £30.24 - £17.50

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 89,217 84,471 95,567
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.00% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,046 55,266 63,062
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,847 2,571 2,828
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.83%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

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 18 August 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Developer in England over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 August 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
London -29 15 £600 +11.11% 12
North of England -9 13 £350 -6.67% 13
South East -21 12 £425 -4.49% 9
North East -1 8 £363 -3.33% 4
South West -14 8 £425 +6.18% 5
Yorkshire 0 5 £350 +191.67% 2
East Midlands -6 5 £425 +6.25% 1
Midlands -18 5 £425 +21.43% 4
East of England -8 4 £363 - 5
Systems Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 27 (47.37%) SQL
2 26 (45.61%) JavaScript
3 21 (36.84%) HTML
3 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (35.09%) Finance
4 20 (35.09%) Oracle
5 17 (29.82%) Linux
6 16 (28.07%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (26.32%) C#
8 14 (24.56%) jQuery
9 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
9 13 (22.81%) .NET
9 13 (22.81%) Python
10 12 (21.05%) Unix
10 12 (21.05%) PL/SQL
10 12 (21.05%) Shell Script
10 12 (21.05%) Workflow
10 12 (21.05%) Oracle Database
10 12 (21.05%) SDLC
11 11 (19.30%) Relational Database
12 10 (17.54%) TDD
12 10 (17.54%) Scrum
12 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
13 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
14 8 (14.04%) SQLPlus
14 8 (14.04%) RDBMS
14 8 (14.04%) Java
14 8 (14.04%) CSS
14 8 (14.04%) OOP
14 8 (14.04%) Waterfall

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 6 (10.53%) nginx
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.51%) IIS
4 2 (3.51%) K2 blackpearl
4 2 (3.51%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (3.51%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (1.75%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) G Suite
2 2 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) Internet
2 6 (10.53%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (3.51%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
4 1 (1.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.05%) Oracle Database
3 11 (19.30%) Relational Database
4 8 (14.04%) RDBMS
4 8 (14.04%) SQLPlus
5 6 (10.53%) MongoDB
6 4 (7.02%) MS Access
6 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (3.51%) Blockchain
8 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (3.51%) MOLAP
8 2 (3.51%) ROLAP
9 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.75%) Power BI
9 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.28%) ProC
3 6 (10.53%) Jasmine
4 5 (8.77%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.26%) JIRA
5 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.51%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.75%) MSBuild
General
1 20 (35.09%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) General Ledger
4 2 (3.51%) Automotive
4 2 (3.51%) Front Office
4 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.75%) Advertising
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.84%) HTML
2 14 (24.56%) jQuery
3 13 (22.81%) .NET
4 8 (14.04%) CSS
5 7 (12.28%) HTML5
6 6 (10.53%) CreateJS
6 6 (10.53%) CSS3
6 6 (10.53%) JSON
6 6 (10.53%) lodash
6 6 (10.53%) XML
7 5 (8.77%) Middleware
8 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
8 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
8 4 (7.02%) Entity Framework
8 4 (7.02%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (5.26%) Flash
9 3 (5.26%) Web Services
9 3 (5.26%) XSLT
10 2 (3.51%) J2SE
10 2 (3.51%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Derivative
2 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.53%) RIA
4 4 (7.02%) Fixed Income
4 4 (7.02%) Virtual Team
5 3 (5.26%) Credit Risk
5 3 (5.26%) Market Risk
5 3 (5.26%) Wiki
6 2 (3.51%) CMDB
6 2 (3.51%) Equities
6 2 (3.51%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.51%) State Machine
6 2 (3.51%) W3C
7 1 (1.75%) AS400
7 1 (1.75%) Exotic Derivative
7 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (1.75%) iSeries
7 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Linux
2 12 (21.05%) Unix
3 7 (12.28%) AIX
4 3 (5.26%) Windows
5 1 (1.75%) Android
5 1 (1.75%) CentOS
5 1 (1.75%) FreeNAS
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.07%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (21.05%) SDLC
3 12 (21.05%) Workflow
4 10 (17.54%) Scrum
4 10 (17.54%) TDD
5 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
6 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (14.04%) OOP
6 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
7 7 (12.28%) Asynchronous Programming
7 7 (12.28%) BDD
7 7 (12.28%) Server Management
7 7 (12.28%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (10.53%) OOD
8 6 (10.53%) Web Development
9 5 (8.77%) MVC
9 5 (8.77%) Risk Management
10 4 (7.02%) ETL
10 4 (7.02%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (47.37%) SQL
2 26 (45.61%) JavaScript
3 15 (26.32%) C#
4 13 (22.81%) Python
5 12 (21.05%) PL/SQL
5 12 (21.05%) Shell Script
6 8 (14.04%) Bash Shell
6 8 (14.04%) Java
7 7 (12.28%) C
7 7 (12.28%) TypeScript
8 6 (10.53%) ActionScript
8 6 (10.53%) ActionScript 3.0
9 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
9 3 (5.26%) VB.NET
10 2 (3.51%) Clojure
10 2 (3.51%) Erlang
10 2 (3.51%) F#
10 2 (3.51%) Scala
10 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.75%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) HND
2 2 (3.51%) AWS Certification
2 2 (3.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) GCP
3 1 (1.75%) MiFID
3 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) Docker
2 6 (10.53%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.75%) Firmware
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) HAProxy
2 3 (5.26%) Control-M
3 2 (3.51%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.75%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (35.09%) Oracle
2 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Informatica
4 2 (3.51%) Google
4 2 (3.51%) IBM
4 2 (3.51%) SAP
4 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.75%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.75%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (1.75%) Infor
5 1 (1.75%) New Relic
5 1 (1.75%) OpenText
5 1 (1.75%) Orchard
5 1 (1.75%) Pega
5 1 (1.75%) Tableau