Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 786 785 761
Rank change year-on-year -1 -24 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 82 67 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.070% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.074% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 33 56
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.15% +17.93%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £263
90th Percentile £625 £536 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +13.70% -3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 -

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 95,342 91,100 101,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,328 59,471 64,808
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,819 3,215 3,851
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.74%

Systems Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Developer in the UK

Systems Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Developer in the UK

Systems Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Developer over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Developer in the UK

Systems Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Developer in the UK

Systems Developer
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 23 January 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
England -9 73 £525 +40.00% 75
UK excluding London +6 40 £384 +13.70% 64
London -21 34 £586 +37.76% 16
South East -14 23 £413 -2.94% 11
Midlands +9 8 £400 +107.25% 15
East Midlands - 5 £400 - 4
West Midlands +13 3 - - 11
South West +10 3 £290 -10.77% 8
East of England -9 3 £296 -21.00% 16
North of England +37 2 £170 -33.59% 9
North West +12 2 £170 -51.43% 4
Scotland -20 1 £338 -3.57% 3

Systems Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 featuring Systems Developer in the job title.

1 56 (68.29%) SQL
2 41 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (41.46%) Java
4 22 (26.83%) SQL Server
4 22 (26.83%) Finance
5 19 (23.17%) C#
5 19 (23.17%) Oracle
6 18 (21.95%) Migration
6 18 (21.95%) Relational Database
7 17 (20.73%) T-SQL
8 16 (19.51%) RDBMS
9 15 (18.29%) Linux
10 14 (17.07%) Spring
10 14 (17.07%) Hibernate
10 14 (17.07%) .NET
10 14 (17.07%) SDLC
11 13 (15.85%) Unix
11 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
12 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
12 12 (14.63%) Fixed Income
12 12 (14.63%) Workflow
12 12 (14.63%) Market Risk
12 12 (14.63%) Data Migration
12 12 (14.63%) Waterfall
13 11 (13.41%) Open Source
13 11 (13.41%) Data Transformation
13 11 (13.41%) Virtual Team
13 11 (13.41%) Risk Management
13 11 (13.41%) Investment Banking
13 11 (13.41%) Software Engineering

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 9 (10.98%) SAS
1 9 (10.98%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.10%) K2 blackpearl
2 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.22%) Drupal
4 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.44%) Simulink
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) Cognos Controller
1 1 (1.22%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (1.22%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) Intranet
1 1 (1.22%) Kerberos
1 1 (1.22%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 18 (21.95%) Relational Database
3 16 (19.51%) RDBMS
4 9 (10.98%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (10.98%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 6 (7.32%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (7.32%) Oracle Database
5 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (7.32%) SQLPlus
6 5 (6.10%) OLAP
6 5 (6.10%) Oracle OLAP
6 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.44%) Spotfire
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.22%) Big Data
8 1 (1.22%) Blockchain
8 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.22%) MySQL
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) ProC
2 4 (4.88%) Maven
2 4 (4.88%) Subversion
3 3 (3.66%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.22%) Ant
5 1 (1.22%) JMeter
5 1 (1.22%) JUnit
5 1 (1.22%) Mockito
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (26.83%) Finance
2 11 (13.41%) Banking
2 11 (13.41%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Front Office
3 1 (1.22%) Law
3 1 (1.22%) Legal
3 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.07%) .NET
1 14 (17.07%) Hibernate
1 14 (17.07%) Spring
2 11 (13.41%) J2SE
2 11 (13.41%) XML
3 10 (12.20%) HTML
4 9 (10.98%) jQuery
4 9 (10.98%) Web Services
5 6 (7.32%) REST
5 6 (7.32%) XSLT
6 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (4.88%) JSON
8 3 (3.66%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.66%) CSS
8 3 (3.66%) HTML5
8 3 (3.66%) Middleware
8 3 (3.66%) SOAP
9 2 (2.44%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Fixed Income
1 12 (14.63%) Market Risk
2 11 (13.41%) Virtual Team
3 9 (10.98%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (8.54%) Credit Risk
5 5 (6.10%) Derivative
6 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.22%) NHS
7 1 (1.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Linux
2 13 (15.85%) Unix
3 6 (7.32%) AIX
4 2 (2.44%) Windows
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.95%) Migration
3 14 (17.07%) SDLC
4 12 (14.63%) Data Migration
4 12 (14.63%) Waterfall
4 12 (14.63%) Workflow
5 11 (13.41%) Data Transformation
5 11 (13.41%) Economics
5 11 (13.41%) Open Source
5 11 (13.41%) Risk Management
5 11 (13.41%) Software Engineering
6 9 (10.98%) ETL
7 7 (8.54%) Analytics
7 7 (8.54%) Project Management
8 6 (7.32%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.32%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (7.32%) Release Management
8 6 (7.32%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (6.10%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 56 (68.29%) SQL
2 34 (41.46%) Java
3 19 (23.17%) C#
4 17 (20.73%) T-SQL
5 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
6 8 (9.76%) PowerShell
7 7 (8.54%) PL/SQL
7 7 (8.54%) Shell Script
7 7 (8.54%) VBA
8 6 (7.32%) C
9 4 (4.88%) PHP
10 3 (3.66%) XPath
11 2 (2.44%) MATLAB
11 2 (2.44%) Python
12 1 (1.22%) C++
12 1 (1.22%) Scala
12 1 (1.22%) VB
12 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) Degree
2 4 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) GDPR
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) Control-M
2 2 (2.44%) Ansible
3 1 (1.22%) FreeIPA
3 1 (1.22%) logstash
3 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (23.17%) Oracle
2 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.32%) Informatica
4 3 (3.66%) HP
4 3 (3.66%) Northgate
5 2 (2.44%) Cognos
5 2 (2.44%) IBM
5 2 (2.44%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (2.44%) Tableau
6 1 (1.22%) Aderant
6 1 (1.22%) Apple
6 1 (1.22%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.22%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.22%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.22%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.22%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.22%) JDA
6 1 (1.22%) SAP