Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Developer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 764 761 743
Rank change year-on-year -3 -18 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 64 56 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.069% 0.064% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.067% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 26 54
England median daily rate £463 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.35% -8.82% +17.24%
10th Percentile £238 £198 £263
90th Percentile £625 £544 £700
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - -

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 87,570 82,997 94,323
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.73% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,756 54,500 61,256
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,594 2,910 3,485
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -35 30 £593 +39.47% 6
South East -6 19 £413 -13.16% 10
Midlands +3 7 £463 +139.64% 11
East Midlands - 4 £463 - 5
South West +13 3 £290 -10.77% 2
West Midlands +7 3 - - 6
East of England - 3 £296 - 11
North of England +29 2 £170 -39.82% 12
North West +14 2 £170 -51.43% 6
Systems Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 46 (71.88%) SQL
2 33 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (43.75%) Java
4 24 (37.50%) Finance
5 20 (31.25%) Oracle
6 18 (28.13%) Migration
7 16 (25.00%) Relational Database
8 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
8 15 (23.44%) Linux
9 14 (21.88%) Unix
9 14 (21.88%) RDBMS
9 14 (21.88%) Hibernate
9 14 (21.88%) Spring
10 13 (20.31%) Waterfall
11 12 (18.75%) Data Migration
11 12 (18.75%) SDLC
11 12 (18.75%) Fixed Income
11 12 (18.75%) HTML
12 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
12 11 (17.19%) J2SE
12 11 (17.19%) Workflow
12 11 (17.19%) Banking
12 11 (17.19%) Investment Banking
12 11 (17.19%) Software Engineering
12 11 (17.19%) Economics
12 11 (17.19%) jQuery
12 11 (17.19%) Virtual Team
12 11 (17.19%) Data Transformation
12 11 (17.19%) Open Source
13 10 (15.63%) PL/SQL

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 7 (10.94%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.81%) K2 blackpearl
2 5 (7.81%) SAS
2 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.56%) Drupal
4 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Cognos Controller
1 1 (1.56%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (1.56%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 14 (21.88%) RDBMS
3 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
4 9 (14.06%) Oracle Database
4 9 (14.06%) SQLPlus
5 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (7.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (6.25%) OLAP
6 4 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (6.25%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (1.56%) Big Data
7 1 (1.56%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.56%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) ProC
2 4 (6.25%) Maven
2 4 (6.25%) Subversion
3 3 (4.69%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.56%) Ant
5 1 (1.56%) JMeter
5 1 (1.56%) JUnit
5 1 (1.56%) Mockito
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (37.50%) Finance
2 11 (17.19%) Banking
2 11 (17.19%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Front Office
3 1 (1.56%) Law
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.88%) Hibernate
1 14 (21.88%) Spring
2 12 (18.75%) HTML
3 11 (17.19%) J2SE
3 11 (17.19%) jQuery
4 8 (12.50%) XML
5 7 (10.94%) .NET
6 6 (9.38%) REST
6 6 (9.38%) XSLT
7 4 (6.25%) JSON
8 3 (4.69%) HTML5
8 3 (4.69%) Middleware
8 3 (4.69%) SOAP
8 3 (4.69%) Web Services
9 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.13%) CSS
9 2 (3.13%) Node.js
10 1 (1.56%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (1.56%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Fixed Income
2 11 (17.19%) Virtual Team
3 9 (14.06%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (7.81%) Market Risk
5 4 (6.25%) Credit Risk
6 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.69%) Derivative
7 1 (1.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.44%) Linux
2 14 (21.88%) Unix
3 8 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (1.56%) Windows
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (28.13%) Migration
3 13 (20.31%) Waterfall
4 12 (18.75%) Data Migration
4 12 (18.75%) SDLC
5 11 (17.19%) Data Transformation
5 11 (17.19%) Economics
5 11 (17.19%) Open Source
5 11 (17.19%) Software Engineering
5 11 (17.19%) Workflow
6 9 (14.06%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 6 (9.38%) ETL
9 5 (7.81%) Analytics
9 5 (7.81%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (6.25%) Release Management
11 3 (4.69%) DevOps
11 3 (4.69%) MVC
11 3 (4.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (71.88%) SQL
2 28 (43.75%) Java
3 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
4 10 (15.63%) PL/SQL
5 9 (14.06%) C#
5 9 (14.06%) Shell Script
6 8 (12.50%) C
6 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
8 4 (6.25%) VBA
9 3 (4.69%) PHP
9 3 (4.69%) XPath
10 2 (3.13%) Python
11 1 (1.56%) C++
11 1 (1.56%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) GDPR
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Control-M
2 2 (3.13%) Ansible
3 1 (1.56%) logstash
3 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (31.25%) Oracle
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) Informatica
4 3 (4.69%) HP
4 3 (4.69%) Northgate
5 2 (3.13%) Cognos
5 2 (3.13%) IBM
6 1 (1.56%) Aderant
6 1 (1.56%) Apple
6 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.56%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.56%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.56%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.56%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.56%) JDA
6 1 (1.56%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.56%) SAP
6 1 (1.56%) Tableau