The median contractor rate for a Systems Programmer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Programmer
England / London
Rank - 435 412
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Programmer 0 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - 0.005% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.005% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £310 £423
% change year-on-year +54.83% -26.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18251 21034 20113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.00% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12983 15075 13890
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 283 373
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Systems Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Systems Programmer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Programmer in London

Systems Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Programmer in London

Systems Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Programmer in London

Systems Programmer Skill Set
Top 16 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Systems Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Systems Programmer in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) VSAM
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) CICS
1 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe

Systems Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 1 (50.00%) CICS
1 1 (50.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) SAP