Period
to 20 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 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 Developer
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 809 749 771
Rank change year-on-year -60 +22 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 51 52 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.062% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.065% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 30 39
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £276 £325 £211
90th Percentile £625 £531 £507
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 87,350 79,683 92,525
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.90% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,872 51,996 60,745
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 £621 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,734 2,678 2,890
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% -2.33% +11.16%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.70 £48.75 £47.91
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

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 20 May 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
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 20 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
London -44 17 £600 +33.33% 7
South East -21 13 £425 -5.56% 7
North of England -2 8 £350 - 4
South West +6 5 £290 - 5
Midlands -14 5 - - 9
Yorkshire -6 4 £375 +212.50% 3
East Midlands - 4 - - 5
North East +8 3 £350 -6.67% 1
East of England -4 3 £363 -3.33% 9
North West -14 1 - -
West Midlands -19 1 - - 4
Systems Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 29 (56.86%) SQL
2 22 (43.14%) JavaScript
3 18 (35.29%) HTML
4 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (31.37%) jQuery
5 15 (29.41%) Relational Database
6 14 (27.45%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (27.45%) Finance
6 14 (27.45%) Linux
7 13 (25.49%) SDLC
8 12 (23.53%) .NET
9 11 (21.57%) Oracle
9 11 (21.57%) C#
9 11 (21.57%) RDBMS
10 10 (19.61%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (19.61%) Shell Script
10 10 (19.61%) SQLPlus
10 10 (19.61%) Configuration Management
10 10 (19.61%) PL/SQL
10 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
10 10 (19.61%) Unix
10 10 (19.61%) Oracle Database
10 10 (19.61%) Waterfall
11 8 (15.69%) C
11 8 (15.69%) ProC
11 8 (15.69%) AIX
11 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
11 8 (15.69%) Workflow
12 7 (13.73%) Java
12 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills

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 (5.88%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.92%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.96%) nginx
3 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.96%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (1.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.96%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (1.96%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
1 2 (3.92%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
2 1 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.96%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (29.41%) Relational Database
2 11 (21.57%) RDBMS
3 10 (19.61%) Oracle Database
3 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
3 10 (19.61%) SQLPlus
4 3 (5.88%) MS Access
5 2 (3.92%) Blockchain
5 2 (3.92%) MOLAP
5 2 (3.92%) ROLAP
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.96%) Power BI
6 1 (1.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) ProC
2 5 (9.80%) Visual Studio
3 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.92%) Jasmine
5 2 (3.92%) JIRA
6 1 (1.96%) Ant
6 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.96%) Maven
6 1 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Banking
2 3 (5.88%) Investment Banking
2 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.92%) Automotive
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (35.29%) HTML
2 16 (31.37%) jQuery
3 12 (23.53%) .NET
4 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.84%) CSS
4 4 (7.84%) Entity Framework
4 4 (7.84%) XSLT
5 3 (5.88%) Hibernate
5 3 (5.88%) J2SE
5 3 (5.88%) Spring
6 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.92%) JSON
6 2 (3.92%) LINQ
6 2 (3.92%) Node.js
6 2 (3.92%) REST
6 2 (3.92%) Web Services
6 2 (3.92%) WinForms
6 2 (3.92%) XML
7 1 (1.96%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Derivative
2 5 (9.80%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.88%) Credit Risk
3 3 (5.88%) Fixed Income
3 3 (5.88%) Market Risk
4 2 (3.92%) CMDB
4 2 (3.92%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) RIA
4 2 (3.92%) State Machine
4 2 (3.92%) W3C
4 2 (3.92%) Wiki
5 1 (1.96%) AS400
5 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.96%) iSeries
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Linux
2 10 (19.61%) Unix
3 8 (15.69%) AIX
4 1 (1.96%) Android
4 1 (1.96%) CentOS
4 1 (1.96%) FreeNAS
4 1 (1.96%) Windows
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (25.49%) SDLC
4 10 (19.61%) Configuration Management
4 10 (19.61%) Requirements Analysis
4 10 (19.61%) Waterfall
5 8 (15.69%) Workflow
6 6 (11.76%) TDD
7 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (9.80%) MVC
7 5 (9.80%) Risk Management
7 5 (9.80%) Scrum
7 5 (9.80%) Web Development
8 4 (7.84%) Analytics
9 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
9 3 (5.88%) Data Transformation
9 3 (5.88%) ETL
9 3 (5.88%) Migration
9 3 (5.88%) OOP
9 3 (5.88%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (56.86%) SQL
2 22 (43.14%) JavaScript
3 11 (21.57%) C#
4 10 (19.61%) PL/SQL
4 10 (19.61%) Shell Script
5 8 (15.69%) C
6 7 (13.73%) Java
7 6 (11.76%) Python
8 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 3 (5.88%) VB.NET
8 3 (5.88%) VBA
9 2 (3.92%) Clojure
9 2 (3.92%) Erlang
9 2 (3.92%) F#
9 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.92%) Scala
9 2 (3.92%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.96%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (1.96%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) HND
1 2 (3.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (1.96%) Firmware
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.96%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Control-M
2 2 (3.92%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.96%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.96%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Oracle
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) Informatica
4 2 (3.92%) IBM
4 2 (3.92%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.96%) Cognos
5 1 (1.96%) Infor
5 1 (1.96%) OpenText
5 1 (1.96%) Pega
5 1 (1.96%) Tableau