Period
to 17 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Developer was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 827 889 881
Rank change year-on-year +62 -8 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Developer 28 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.009% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 3
UK median daily rate £625 £460 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.94% +22.60% -6.73%
10th Percentile £388 £413 £323
90th Percentile £713 £556 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94087 101082 107437
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61744 65890 68278
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2815 3271 4125
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% +8.38%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%

Senior Systems Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 October 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 6 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 6 months to 17 October 2017. 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
England +55 26 £625 +35.94% 7
London +7 24 £625 +35.94% 5
UK excluding London +33 4 £363 - 2
Scotland - 2 £363 -
South East +14 1 £480 -
East of England - 1 - - 2

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 23 (82.14%) Java
2 21 (75.00%) Finance
3 16 (57.14%) Banking
4 13 (46.43%) Integration Testing
4 13 (46.43%) Front Office
5 11 (39.29%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (35.71%) Issue Tracking
6 10 (35.71%) Grid Computing
7 9 (32.14%) Scala
8 6 (21.43%) Electronic Trading
8 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 4 (14.29%) .NET
9 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 4 (14.29%) Low Latency
10 3 (10.71%) Hedge funds
10 3 (10.71%) ION MarketView
10 3 (10.71%) Sybase
10 3 (10.71%) Linux
10 3 (10.71%) TIBCO
10 3 (10.71%) TDD
10 3 (10.71%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (10.71%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (10.71%) KDB
10 3 (10.71%) ION Trading
10 3 (10.71%) Spring
11 2 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
11 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
11 2 (7.14%) Scrum

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MSTest
General
1 21 (75.00%) Finance
2 16 (57.14%) Banking
3 13 (46.43%) Front Office
4 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (10.71%) Spring
2 3 (10.71%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
3 2 (7.14%) RESTful
3 2 (7.14%) WPF
4 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) JMS
4 1 (3.57%) JSON
4 1 (3.57%) Lambda Expressions
4 1 (3.57%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (3.57%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) SAML
4 1 (3.57%) WCF
4 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Grid Computing
2 3 (10.71%) Hedge funds
3 2 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.57%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
1 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Integration Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Issue Tracking
3 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) Electronic Trading
4 4 (14.29%) Low Latency
5 3 (10.71%) TDD
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Software Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 1 (3.57%) Algorithmic Trading
7 1 (3.57%) BDD
7 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) ERP
7 1 (3.57%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.57%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (3.57%) SOA
7 1 (3.57%) Systematic Trading
7 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) Scala
3 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) Clojure
5 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) ION Trading
1 3 (10.71%) Sybase
1 3 (10.71%) TIBCO
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Solace