The median contractor rate for a Systems Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 614 616
Rank change year-on-year +39 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Developer 25 41 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.073% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.077% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 14
Median daily rate £400 £400 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £213 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £413
% change year-on-year +3.33% -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 43952 53115 52934
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.56% 95.09% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28568 34621 32069
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1442 1549 2118
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Systems Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 April 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 21 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 3 months to 26 April 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 +37 25 £400 - 26
South East +24 9 £448 +15.48% 6
London +2 5 £540 +16.75% 5
Surrey - 5 £450 - 1
East of England - 4 £388 - 5
Redhill - 4 £450 - 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £388 -
West Midlands +27 3 £350 -12.50%
Birmingham +12 3 £350 -12.50%
Bedford - 3 £375 -
Hampshire +11 2 £500 +17.64% 1
North West +28 1 - -
Yorkshire +16 1 £120 -71.08% 4
Manchester +10 1 - -
Bristol +2 1 - - 4
South Yorkshire +1 1 £120 -68.00%
South West 0 1 - - 4
City of London -4 1 £540 +8.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £445 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £445 - 1
Doncaster - 1 £120 -

Systems Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 24 (52.17%) SQL
2 18 (39.13%) Oracle
3 14 (30.43%) Unix
4 13 (28.26%) Linux
4 13 (28.26%) PL/SQL
5 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
5 12 (26.09%) HTML
6 11 (23.91%) Finance
6 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (21.74%) .NET
7 10 (21.74%) Shell Script
7 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 9 (19.57%) Windows
8 9 (19.57%) jQuery
8 9 (19.57%) Waterfall
8 9 (19.57%) Oracle Database
9 8 (17.39%) Relational Database
9 8 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (17.39%) RDBMS
9 8 (17.39%) Configuration Management
10 7 (15.22%) Middleware
10 7 (15.22%) SQLPlus
10 7 (15.22%) XML
10 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
10 7 (15.22%) Java
10 7 (15.22%) Migration
10 7 (15.22%) Data Analysis
10 7 (15.22%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (15.22%) SDLC
11 6 (13.04%) AIX

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 6 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (10.87%) WebSphere
3 4 (8.70%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 3 (6.52%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.17%) JBoss
6 1 (2.17%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) EngageOne
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) LDAP
2 2 (4.35%) Skype
3 1 (2.17%) HTTP
3 1 (2.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) Oracle Database
2 8 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (17.39%) RDBMS
2 8 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
3 7 (15.22%) SQLPlus
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (2.17%) Data Mart
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.17%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) ProC
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Billing
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) HTML
2 10 (21.74%) .NET
3 9 (19.57%) jQuery
4 7 (15.22%) Middleware
4 7 (15.22%) XML
5 5 (10.87%) HTML5
5 5 (10.87%) IBM Integration Bus
5 5 (10.87%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.52%) REST
7 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.35%) CSS
7 2 (4.35%) Entity Framework
7 2 (4.35%) JSF
7 2 (4.35%) XSD
8 1 (2.17%) JAX-RS
8 1 (2.17%) Node.js
8 1 (2.17%) Regular Expression
8 1 (2.17%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.17%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) Life Science
3 1 (2.17%) LIMS
3 1 (2.17%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Unix
2 13 (28.26%) Linux
3 9 (19.57%) Windows
4 6 (13.04%) AIX
5 3 (6.52%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.57%) Waterfall
3 8 (17.39%) Configuration Management
4 7 (15.22%) Data Analysis
4 7 (15.22%) Migration
4 7 (15.22%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (15.22%) SDLC
5 5 (10.87%) Data Extraction
6 4 (8.70%) Data Engineering
6 4 (8.70%) UML
7 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.35%) MVC
7 2 (4.35%) Web Application Development
8 1 (2.17%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 1 (2.17%) Data Transformation
8 1 (2.17%) DevOps
8 1 (2.17%) KYC
8 1 (2.17%) Process Improvement
8 1 (2.17%) Time Management
8 1 (2.17%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) SQL
2 13 (28.26%) PL/SQL
3 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 10 (21.74%) Shell Script
5 7 (15.22%) Java
6 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.52%) C#
7 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.35%) Perl
8 2 (4.35%) Python
8 2 (4.35%) VB
9 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.17%) C
9 1 (2.17%) Groovy
9 1 (2.17%) Korn
9 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.17%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Oracle
2 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.87%) IBM
3 5 (10.87%) Splunk
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe
4 1 (2.17%) Blackboard
4 1 (2.17%) Google
4 1 (2.17%) JDA
4 1 (2.17%) LabWare
4 1 (2.17%) SAP
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