The first table below looks at the demand for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Sheffield region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 24 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.08% 1.55% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 2.34% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
128 128 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 68.82% 66.32% 65.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 77 73
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 2
Average hourly rate £14.75 £44.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.92% +48.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Engineering
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Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Software Engineering
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) LAMP
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Apache
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Silverlight
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Programmer
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) PHP Programmer
3 2 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) LAMP Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Programmer
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET Programmer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
4 1 (20.00%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (40.00%) LAMP
2 1 (20.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (20.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript