The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 47 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 10 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.25% 0.63% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 0.67% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £40.57
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -1.40%
Senior Developer
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
421 300 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 94.82% 95.24% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 193 132
Average daily rate £413 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region that cited Senior Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Developer in their job title.

1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
4 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
4 5 (26.32%) Maven
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
5 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
5 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (21.05%) Advertising
5 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) RESTful
5 4 (21.05%) Mockito
5 4 (21.05%) SDLC
6 3 (15.79%) HTML5
6 3 (15.79%) Scala
6 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) Gradle

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region that cited Senior Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.53%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
3 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
1 5 (26.32%) Maven
2 4 (21.05%) Mockito
3 3 (15.79%) Gradle
4 2 (10.53%) Artifactory
4 2 (10.53%) GitLab
4 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.53%) JUnit
4 2 (10.53%) Subversion
5 1 (5.26%) Ant
5 1 (5.26%) EasyMock
5 1 (5.26%) jMock
5 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium
5 1 (5.26%) Spock
General
1 4 (21.05%) Advertising
2 2 (10.53%) Billing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) RESTful
2 3 (15.79%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) HTML5
2 3 (15.79%) JSON
2 3 (15.79%) Spring
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
3 2 (10.53%) Apache Camel
3 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
3 2 (10.53%) J2EE
3 2 (10.53%) Java EE
3 2 (10.53%) REST
3 2 (10.53%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) CSS3
4 1 (5.26%) JRuby
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
4 1 (5.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) CentOS
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (21.05%) Scrum
2 4 (21.05%) SDLC
2 4 (21.05%) TDD
3 3 (15.79%) BDD
3 3 (15.79%) SOA
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) Microservices
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Memory Management
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) OOP
5 1 (5.26%) Open Source
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 5 (26.32%) PL/SQL
5 4 (21.05%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
6 3 (15.79%) Scala
7 2 (10.53%) Clojure
7 2 (10.53%) Groovy
8 1 (5.26%) Jython
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Nagios
1 2 (10.53%) Opsview
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) NetCracker
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle