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 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
Software Engineering
Rank 31 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 2 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.78% 1.38% 5.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 2.11% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 11
Average daily rate
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£320 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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
192 142 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 75.00% 65.44% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 84 113
Average daily rate £315 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.98 £12.30 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 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 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) MS Access
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft