The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 32 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.45% 1.74% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 2.53% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
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£463 £274 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.94% -8.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Software Engineering
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
172 158 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 77.48% 68.70% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 78 73
Average daily rate £325 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £184 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £14.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +22.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.79 £33.80 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) Silverlight
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) MS Access
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 2 (66.67%) Ajax
1 2 (66.67%) WCF
1 2 (66.67%) Silverlight
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft