Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Developer
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 119 257 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 17.81% 27.11% 18.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.51% 28.78% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 204 136
Sheffield median daily rate £350 £386 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.39% -14.17% +28.57%
10th Percentile £275 £258 £288
90th Percentile £525 £488 £535
South Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - £50.00 -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - £50.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Sheffield
Contract vacancies in Sheffield with a recognized job title 643 893 722
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 94.20% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 595 513
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £195 £263 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £549
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 38
Sheffield median hourly rate £20.30 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% +12.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £12.10 £9.60 £9.78
90th Percentile £39.48 £34.71 £21.18
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -15.00%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sheffield.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Sheffield

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Sheffield

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Sheffield over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Sheffield

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Sheffield

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 51 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.25%) HTML
3 34 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 34 (28.57%) CSS
4 31 (26.05%) SQL
5 30 (25.21%) Java
5 30 (25.21%) Finance
6 29 (24.37%) SQL Server
7 26 (21.85%) .NET
8 24 (20.17%) C#
9 20 (16.81%) React
10 19 (15.97%) TDD
10 19 (15.97%) Web Services
10 19 (15.97%) Microsoft
10 19 (15.97%) Git (software)
11 17 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (13.45%) Test Automation
12 16 (13.45%) Web Development
13 15 (12.61%) Node.js
13 15 (12.61%) XML
13 15 (12.61%) ASP.NET
13 15 (12.61%) Oracle
13 15 (12.61%) Migration
14 14 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (11.76%) PHP
15 13 (10.92%) jQuery
15 13 (10.92%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (10.08%) ETL
16 12 (10.08%) Linux
16 12 (10.08%) Scrum

Developer Skill Set
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 9 (7.56%) CMS
2 4 (3.36%) WordPress
3 3 (2.52%) EPiServer
3 3 (2.52%) JBoss
3 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.52%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.68%) Confluence
4 2 (1.68%) Drupal
4 2 (1.68%) Joomla!
4 2 (1.68%) Kentico
4 2 (1.68%) Moodle
5 1 (0.84%) Apache
5 1 (0.84%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.84%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (3.36%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.68%) Office 365
3 1 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.84%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.84%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (0.84%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) SMS
2 4 (3.36%) HTTP
3 2 (1.68%) Intranet
4 1 (0.84%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.84%) SSH
4 1 (0.84%) SSL
4 1 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (24.37%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (10.92%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (9.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (9.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (8.40%) Oracle Database
5 10 (8.40%) Power BI
6 7 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
6 7 (5.88%) Relational Database
7 6 (5.04%) MySQL
8 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (2.52%) Oracle Discoverer
9 3 (2.52%) Snowflake Schema
9 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (15.97%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.72%) Subversion
3 5 (4.20%) ReSharper
3 5 (4.20%) TeamCity
3 5 (4.20%) YouTrack
4 4 (3.36%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (2.52%) Ant
5 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.52%) JIRA
5 3 (2.52%) Maven
5 3 (2.52%) Toad
6 2 (1.68%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.84%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.84%) ProC
7 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (25.21%) Finance
2 10 (8.40%) Banking
3 3 (2.52%) Electronics
3 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.52%) Marketing
3 3 (2.52%) Retail
3 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.68%) Billing
5 1 (0.84%) Advertising
5 1 (0.84%) Games
5 1 (0.84%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (30.25%) HTML
2 34 (28.57%) CSS
3 26 (21.85%) .NET
4 20 (16.81%) React
5 19 (15.97%) Web Services
6 15 (12.61%) ASP.NET
6 15 (12.61%) Node.js
6 15 (12.61%) XML
7 13 (10.92%) jQuery
8 11 (9.24%) AngularJS
9 7 (5.88%) Java EE
9 7 (5.88%) REST
9 7 (5.88%) RESTful
9 7 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 6 (5.04%) CSS3
10 6 (5.04%) HTML5
10 6 (5.04%) Razor View Engine
11 5 (4.20%) WCF
11 5 (4.20%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.40%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (2.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.52%) User Experience
3 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.84%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.84%) iPad
4 1 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.84%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.08%) Linux
2 10 (8.40%) Mac OS X
2 10 (8.40%) Unix
3 5 (4.20%) Windows
4 3 (2.52%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.97%) TDD
3 17 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (13.45%) Test Automation
4 16 (13.45%) Web Development
5 15 (12.61%) Migration
6 12 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (10.08%) ETL
6 12 (10.08%) Scrum
7 11 (9.24%) Data Modelling
7 11 (9.24%) Software Engineering
8 10 (8.40%) Mentoring
8 10 (8.40%) MVC
8 10 (8.40%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (6.72%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (6.72%) Incident Management
9 8 (6.72%) Investment Management
9 8 (6.72%) Unit Testing
10 7 (5.88%) Data Integration
10 7 (5.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 34 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 31 (26.05%) SQL
3 30 (25.21%) Java
4 24 (20.17%) C#
5 14 (11.76%) PHP
6 11 (9.24%) Python
7 8 (6.72%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.88%) Ruby
9 5 (4.20%) C++
10 4 (3.36%) Scala
11 3 (2.52%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.68%) PHP 5
12 2 (1.68%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.68%) X++
13 1 (0.84%) C
13 1 (0.84%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.84%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.84%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.84%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 4 (3.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.52%) CTC Cleared
2 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.68%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.68%) Degree
4 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.84%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (4.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.84%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.52%) CSIRT
2 2 (1.68%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.84%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (15.97%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.61%) Oracle
3 11 (9.24%) Symantec
4 7 (5.88%) IBM
5 6 (5.04%) MuleSoft
6 5 (4.20%) DevExpress
7 3 (2.52%) SAP
8 2 (1.68%) Tableau
8 2 (1.68%) Zend
9 1 (0.84%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.84%) Lotus