Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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.

System Developer
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 773 820 802
Rank change year-on-year +47 -18 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 69 81 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.074% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.077% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 35
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £276 £267 £263
90th Percentile £515 £488 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £413
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
UK median hourly rate - £20.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.86% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -42.86% -

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 90957 104552 107129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58966 68005 66246
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3123 4144
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.47
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £44.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +3.03%

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 21 July 2017.

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 14 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 21 July 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 +43 64 £400 - 20
UK excluding London +57 50 £375 - 16
South East +43 20 £425 -2.86% 3
London +5 15 £525 +16.67% 5
Midlands +22 13 £335 -4.29% 2
East Midlands -17 8 £391 +11.79% 2
North of England +47 6 £375 - 2
East of England -4 6 £363 - 7
West Midlands +35 5 £325 -18.75%
South West +6 3 £400 -11.06% 1
North East - 3 £375 -
North West +20 2 £425 +30.77% 2
Wales - 2 £309 -
Yorkshire +18 1 £120 -70.91%

Systems Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, 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 Systems Developer in the job title.

1 32 (46.38%) SQL
2 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (30.43%) Unix
5 20 (28.99%) Oracle
5 20 (28.99%) Linux
6 19 (27.54%) Java
7 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
8 17 (24.64%) .NET
8 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
8 17 (24.64%) Finance
8 17 (24.64%) Relational Database
9 16 (23.19%) jQuery
10 14 (20.29%) HTML
11 13 (18.84%) Waterfall
12 11 (15.94%) RDBMS
12 11 (15.94%) Shell Script
12 11 (15.94%) SDLC
13 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
13 10 (14.49%) MVC
13 10 (14.49%) C#
13 10 (14.49%) PL/SQL
13 10 (14.49%) Windows
14 9 (13.04%) Oracle Database
15 8 (11.59%) Degree
15 8 (11.59%) Requirements Analysis
15 8 (11.59%) SQLPlus
15 8 (11.59%) CSS
15 8 (11.59%) Web Services
15 8 (11.59%) XML

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 7 (10.14%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (7.25%) Apache Solr
2 5 (7.25%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.80%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 4 (5.80%) SAS
4 3 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.45%) IIS
5 1 (1.45%) JBoss
5 1 (1.45%) Moodle
5 1 (1.45%) OpenEdge
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) Boomi
3 1 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) LDAP
2 3 (4.35%) Skype
3 1 (1.45%) HTTP
3 1 (1.45%) Intranet
3 1 (1.45%) MPLS
3 1 (1.45%) SMS
3 1 (1.45%) SSL
3 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 17 (24.64%) Relational Database
3 11 (15.94%) RDBMS
4 9 (13.04%) Oracle Database
5 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (11.59%) SQLPlus
6 5 (7.25%) NoSQL
7 4 (5.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (4.35%) MS Access
9 2 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (2.90%) Big Data
9 2 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
9 2 (2.90%) Informix
9 2 (2.90%) OLAP
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) ProC
1 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.45%) Maven
3 1 (1.45%) PVCS
3 1 (1.45%) Subversion
3 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Banking
2 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Billing
3 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Back Office
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.64%) .NET
2 16 (23.19%) jQuery
3 14 (20.29%) HTML
4 8 (11.59%) CSS
4 8 (11.59%) Web Services
4 8 (11.59%) XML
5 7 (10.14%) Middleware
6 6 (8.70%) .NET Framework
6 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET
6 6 (8.70%) Entity Framework
6 6 (8.70%) REST
7 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (7.25%) Grails
7 5 (7.25%) HTML5
7 5 (7.25%) IBM Integration Bus
7 5 (7.25%) Lucene
7 5 (7.25%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (4.35%) SOAP
9 2 (2.90%) JSF
9 2 (2.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.90%) Derivative
3 2 (2.90%) Equities
3 2 (2.90%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.45%) CMDB
4 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.45%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.43%) Unix
2 20 (28.99%) Linux
3 10 (14.49%) Windows
4 7 (10.14%) AIX
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.84%) Waterfall
3 11 (15.94%) SDLC
4 10 (14.49%) Configuration Management
4 10 (14.49%) MVC
5 8 (11.59%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (10.14%) Migration
7 6 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (7.25%) ETL
9 4 (5.80%) Data Analysis
9 4 (5.80%) Data Extraction
9 4 (5.80%) Data Migration
9 4 (5.80%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.80%) Project Management
9 4 (5.80%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (5.80%) UML
9 4 (5.80%) Web Application Development
9 4 (5.80%) Web Development
10 3 (4.35%) Coaching
10 3 (4.35%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (46.38%) SQL
2 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 19 (27.54%) Java
4 11 (15.94%) Shell Script
5 10 (14.49%) C#
5 10 (14.49%) PL/SQL
6 7 (10.14%) T-SQL
7 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.80%) C
9 3 (4.35%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.90%) Python
11 1 (1.45%) C++
11 1 (1.45%) JSX
11 1 (1.45%) Perl
11 1 (1.45%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (1.45%) Ruby
11 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.45%) VB
11 1 (1.45%) VBScript
11 1 (1.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.90%) MiFID
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 20 (28.99%) Oracle
2 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.25%) IBM
4 4 (5.80%) Splunk
5 2 (2.90%) SAP
5 2 (2.90%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.45%) Blackboard
6 1 (1.45%) Citrix
6 1 (1.45%) F5
6 1 (1.45%) Google
6 1 (1.45%) HP
6 1 (1.45%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.45%) Northgate
6 1 (1.45%) Progress
6 1 (1.45%) Tableau
South East
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South West London
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