The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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.

Senior System Developer
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 642 636
Rank change year-on-year +37 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Developer 10 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.006% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.006% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Median daily rate £450 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £405 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Systems Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Systems Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Developer in the UK

Senior Systems Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Systems Developer in the UK

Senior Systems Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Developer over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Systems Developer in the UK

Senior Systems Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Systems Developer in the UK

Senior Systems Developer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +52 8 £480 +12.94% 7
London +19 7 £513 +20.58% 5
Scotland - 2 £363 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £363 - 1
South East - 1 £480 -
West Sussex - 1 £480 -
Crawley - 1 £480 -

Senior Systems Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Senior Systems Developer 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 featuring Senior Systems Developer in the job title.

1 8 (61.54%) Finance
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
4 4 (30.77%) Scala
5 3 (23.08%) Kanban
5 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
5 3 (23.08%) Data Structures
5 3 (23.08%) Hazelcast
5 3 (23.08%) Multithreaded Programming
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Multithreading
5 3 (23.08%) Market Risk
5 3 (23.08%) Derivative
5 3 (23.08%) Refactoring
5 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 3 (23.08%) Spring
5 3 (23.08%) Fixed Income
5 3 (23.08%) SOAP
5 3 (23.08%) Middleware
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
5 3 (23.08%) Workflow
6 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) SQL

Senior Systems Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Hazelcast
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) MSTest
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
1 3 (23.08%) Middleware
1 3 (23.08%) SOAP
1 3 (23.08%) Spring
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) Node.js
2 2 (15.38%) RESTful
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) CSS3
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (7.69%) LESS
3 1 (7.69%) Protocol Buffers
3 1 (7.69%) React
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Structures
1 3 (23.08%) Derivative
1 3 (23.08%) Fixed Income
1 3 (23.08%) Market Risk
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) Kanban
3 3 (23.08%) Multithreaded Programming
3 3 (23.08%) Multithreading
3 3 (23.08%) Refactoring
3 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 3 (23.08%) TDD
3 3 (23.08%) Workflow
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Economics
5 1 (7.69%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) Scala
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) Solace
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