The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Academic Degree
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 34 22
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12  
Contract jobs citing Degree 14 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 5.88% 3.66% 4.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.93% 21.88% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 8
Median daily rate £500 £405 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.45% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +1.44%  

Degree is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield.

Academic & Professional Certification
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 54 64 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 22.69% 16.75% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 52 27
Median daily rate £475 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £308 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.38 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Sheffield

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Sheffield.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Sheffield

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Sheffield over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Sheffield

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for Degree.

1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) Java
3 16 (51.61%) Web Services
4 13 (41.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (38.71%) Scrum
5 12 (38.71%) Oracle
5 12 (38.71%) Computer Science
6 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
7 10 (32.26%) RESTful
7 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
7 10 (32.26%) Data Modelling
8 9 (29.03%) HTML
8 9 (29.03%) User Experience
9 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
9 7 (22.58%) CSS
10 6 (19.35%) Psychology
10 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
10 6 (19.35%) Front End Development
10 6 (19.35%) Service Design
10 6 (19.35%) Cognitive Psychology
11 5 (16.13%) Anthropology
11 5 (16.13%) Sociology
11 5 (16.13%) Human Factors
11 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (12.90%) Finance
12 4 (12.90%) JMS
12 4 (12.90%) Unix
12 4 (12.90%) HTML5
12 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
12 4 (12.90%) Relational Database

Degree
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.23%) Alfresco
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) Documentum
2 1 (3.23%) Drupal
2 1 (3.23%) FileNet
2 1 (3.23%) Liferay
2 1 (3.23%) LiveCycle
2 1 (3.23%) LiveLink
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
2 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (3.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Gradle
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) JUnit
2 1 (3.23%) Maven
2 1 (3.23%) Mockito
2 1 (3.23%) Spock
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Developer
2 13 (41.94%) Java Developer
3 7 (22.58%) User Researcher
4 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Designer
5 2 (6.45%) Interaction Designer
5 2 (6.45%) User Experience Researcher
5 2 (6.45%) UX Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Architect
6 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Digital User Researcher
6 1 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (3.23%) OBIEE Developer
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior User Researcher
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) Web Services
2 10 (32.26%) RESTful
3 9 (29.03%) HTML
4 7 (22.58%) CSS
5 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
5 4 (12.90%) CSS3
5 4 (12.90%) HTML5
5 4 (12.90%) JMS
5 4 (12.90%) REST
6 3 (9.68%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (9.68%) Apache Camel
6 3 (9.68%) Sass
6 3 (9.68%) Spring
7 2 (6.45%) .NET
7 2 (6.45%) jQuery
8 1 (3.23%) JDBC
8 1 (3.23%) SOAP
8 1 (3.23%) XML
8 1 (3.23%) XSD
8 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Computer Science
2 9 (29.03%) User Experience
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Unix
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Scrum
3 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
4 10 (32.26%) Data Modelling
4 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
5 6 (19.35%) Cognitive Psychology
5 6 (19.35%) Front End Development
5 6 (19.35%) Psychology
5 6 (19.35%) Service Design
6 5 (16.13%) Anthropology
6 5 (16.13%) Human Factors
6 5 (16.13%) Sociology
6 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Open Source
7 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) SDLC
7 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.45%) Line Management
8 2 (6.45%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) Python
3 3 (9.68%) Ruby
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) ECMAScript
5 1 (3.23%) ES6
5 1 (3.23%) Go
5 1 (3.23%) Korn
5 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Scala
5 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (9.68%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Interwoven
3 1 (3.23%) OpenText
3 1 (3.23%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.23%) Solace
3 1 (3.23%) Vignette
3 1 (3.23%) Xerox