Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 346 343 361
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 19 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 11
South East median daily rate £413 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +18.75% -4.48%
10th Percentile £238 £338 £325
90th Percentile £666 £518 £450
England median daily rate £450 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,813 14,563 17,374
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 93.72% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,468 8,499 10,266
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 778 888
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -10.23% +20.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.31 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.59 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

Systems Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Developer in the South East

Systems Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Developer in the South East

Systems Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Developer in the South East

Systems Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Developer in the South East

Systems Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 22 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
Surrey -25 10 £413 -13.16% 4
Hampshire +7 4 £650 - 2
West Sussex - 3 £275 -
Thames Valley -12 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Systems Developer
England

Systems Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Systems Developer in the job title.

1 18 (94.74%) SQL
2 17 (89.47%) Oracle
3 14 (73.68%) Unix
3 14 (73.68%) Linux
3 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (68.42%) RDBMS
4 13 (68.42%) Waterfall
4 13 (68.42%) Relational Database
5 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
5 10 (52.63%) jQuery
6 9 (47.37%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (47.37%) Finance
6 9 (47.37%) SQLPlus
6 9 (47.37%) PL/SQL
6 9 (47.37%) HTML
6 9 (47.37%) Shell Script
6 9 (47.37%) Oracle Database
6 9 (47.37%) SDLC
7 8 (42.11%) AIX
7 8 (42.11%) Java
7 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
8 7 (36.84%) ProC
8 7 (36.84%) C
8 7 (36.84%) XML
9 4 (21.05%) Migration
9 4 (21.05%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (21.05%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 4 (21.05%) OLAP
9 4 (21.05%) T-SQL

Systems Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (21.05%) SAS
2 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) RDBMS
1 13 (68.42%) Relational Database
2 9 (47.37%) Oracle Database
2 9 (47.37%) SQLPlus
3 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (21.05%) OLAP
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle OLAP
3 4 (21.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) ProC
2 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
2 3 (15.79%) Maven
2 3 (15.79%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) JUnit
3 1 (5.26%) Mockito
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) jQuery
2 9 (47.37%) HTML
3 7 (36.84%) XML
4 3 (15.79%) Hibernate
4 3 (15.79%) JSON
4 3 (15.79%) Middleware
4 3 (15.79%) REST
4 3 (15.79%) SOAP
4 3 (15.79%) Spring
4 3 (15.79%) Web Services
4 3 (15.79%) XSLT
5 2 (10.53%) HTML5
6 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.26%) Node.js
6 1 (5.26%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Linux
1 14 (73.68%) Unix
2 8 (42.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Waterfall
3 9 (47.37%) Requirements Analysis
3 9 (47.37%) SDLC
4 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 4 (21.05%) Release Management
6 3 (15.79%) MVC
7 2 (10.53%) System Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
8 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
8 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
8 1 (5.26%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
8 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
8 1 (5.26%) Time Management
8 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 9 (47.37%) PL/SQL
3 9 (47.37%) Shell Script
4 8 (42.11%) Java
5 7 (36.84%) C
6 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
7 3 (15.79%) XPath
8 1 (5.26%) C#
8 1 (5.26%) Python
8 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) logstash
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) Northgate
3 1 (5.26%) Dynatrace
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft