The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Sheffield region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 48 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.61% 2.13% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 2.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 0
Median daily rate £450 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.34
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.07%
Software 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
459 389 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 93.48% 92.18% 91.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 281 142
Median daily rate £425 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £561 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 18
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.92 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £17.50 £16.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Sheffield region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, Software 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 across the Sheffield region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Java
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (40.00%) REST
3 3 (30.00%) GitHub
3 3 (30.00%) Bitbucket
3 3 (30.00%) Groovy
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Scala
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Web Development
4 2 (20.00%) Product Management
4 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
5 1 (10.00%) The Twelve-Factor App
5 1 (10.00%) RESTful
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Docker
5 1 (10.00%) Microservices
5 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (30.00%) Bitbucket
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) REST
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) ADO
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) Spring
3 1 (10.00%) Spring Boot
3 1 (10.00%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Kanban
2 2 (20.00%) Product Management
2 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Microservices
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) The Twelve-Factor App
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) Groovy
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) Scala
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes