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 October 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 31 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.78% - 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% - 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£500 - £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%
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
236 204 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 92.19% 94.01% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 107 133
Average daily rate £315 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £23.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.15 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 October 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Advertising
4 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) JBoss
4 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Content Management
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) X++
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft