Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 160 129 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 25.20% 18.30% 26.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.85% 19.08% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 116 208
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £361 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.00% -15.50%
10th Percentile £313 £278 £238
90th Percentile £513 £519 £491
South Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.67% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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 596 676 909
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.86% 95.89% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 386 608
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £221 £219 £262
90th Percentile £588 £594 £575
South Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 27
Sheffield median hourly rate £14.00 £20.48 £15.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.63% +30.31% +25.72%
10th Percentile £9.31 £12.50 £9.80
90th Percentile £29.75 £39.48 £34.23
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -13.64% +10.00% +15.38%

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Sheffield region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 92 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (40.63%) Java
3 51 (31.88%) JavaScript
4 45 (28.13%) C#
5 43 (26.88%) .NET
6 40 (25.00%) SQL
7 35 (21.88%) TDD
7 35 (21.88%) DevOps
8 32 (20.00%) Java 8
9 30 (18.75%) Spring
9 30 (18.75%) HTML
10 27 (16.88%) SQL Server
11 25 (15.63%) Finance
11 25 (15.63%) RESTful
12 24 (15.00%) Node.js
12 24 (15.00%) CSS
12 24 (15.00%) Docker
13 23 (14.38%) MVC
14 21 (13.13%) ASP.NET
14 21 (13.13%) Microsoft
14 21 (13.13%) Test Automation
14 21 (13.13%) Spring Boot
15 20 (12.50%) Microservices
15 20 (12.50%) jQuery
16 18 (11.25%) Python
16 18 (11.25%) Web Services
16 18 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (11.25%) REST
17 17 (10.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 17 (10.63%) Linux

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 (5.63%) Apache ServiceMix
2 4 (2.50%) Confluence
2 4 (2.50%) SAS
3 3 (1.88%) Apache
3 3 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.25%) JBoss
4 2 (1.25%) Mule
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.63%) CMS
5 1 (0.63%) Drupal
5 1 (0.63%) Kentico
5 1 (0.63%) nginx
5 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.38%) GitHub
3 13 (8.13%) Heroku
4 4 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.50%) SaaS
5 3 (1.88%) IaaS
5 3 (1.88%) PaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) Bluetooth
1 2 (1.25%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.63%) AMQP
2 1 (0.63%) Intranet
2 1 (0.63%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.63%) Skype
2 1 (0.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (8.75%) Power BI
5 12 (7.50%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (5.63%) MongoDB
8 8 (5.00%) NoSQL
9 5 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.88%) MySQL
10 3 (1.88%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (1.88%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.63%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.63%) HBase
11 1 (0.63%) OLAP
11 1 (0.63%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.63%) Redis
11 1 (0.63%) Riak
Development Applications
1 10 (6.25%) Maven
2 9 (5.63%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.63%) JIRA
3 7 (4.38%) Xcode
4 3 (1.88%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.88%) Selenium
4 3 (1.88%) Subversion
4 3 (1.88%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.25%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.25%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.25%) git-flow
5 2 (1.25%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.25%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (1.25%) Toad
6 1 (0.63%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.63%) Gradle
6 1 (0.63%) JMeter
6 1 (0.63%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (15.63%) Finance
2 12 (7.50%) Banking
3 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.63%) Law
4 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (26.88%) .NET
2 30 (18.75%) HTML
2 30 (18.75%) Spring
3 25 (15.63%) RESTful
4 24 (15.00%) CSS
4 24 (15.00%) Node.js
5 21 (13.13%) ASP.NET
5 21 (13.13%) Spring Boot
6 20 (12.50%) jQuery
7 18 (11.25%) REST
7 18 (11.25%) Web Services
8 17 (10.63%) Hibernate
9 14 (8.75%) AngularJS
10 11 (6.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
11 10 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 10 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (6.25%) HTML5
11 10 (6.25%) Kafka
11 10 (6.25%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.75%) User Experience
2 4 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (1.88%) Robotics
4 2 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.63%) AS400
5 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.63%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.63%) iSeries
5 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.63%) Linux
2 14 (8.75%) Unix
3 8 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.88%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.25%) Solaris
5 2 (1.25%) Windows
6 1 (0.63%) Android
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (21.88%) DevOps
2 35 (21.88%) TDD
3 23 (14.38%) MVC
4 21 (13.13%) Test Automation
5 20 (12.50%) Microservices
6 16 (10.00%) Web Development
7 14 (8.75%) Migration
7 14 (8.75%) OO
8 13 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (7.50%) Continuous Deployment
9 12 (7.50%) ETL
10 9 (5.63%) BDD
10 9 (5.63%) Unit Testing
11 7 (4.38%) iOS Development
11 7 (4.38%) Scrum
11 7 (4.38%) Software Engineering
12 6 (3.75%) API Development
13 5 (3.13%) Data Modelling
13 5 (3.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 65 (40.63%) Java
2 51 (31.88%) JavaScript
3 45 (28.13%) C#
4 40 (25.00%) SQL
5 32 (20.00%) Java 8
6 18 (11.25%) Python
7 9 (5.63%) Bash Shell
7 9 (5.63%) PHP
8 8 (5.00%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.38%) Apple Swift
10 5 (3.13%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.13%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.50%) Kotlin
11 4 (2.50%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.50%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.88%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.25%) ES6
13 2 (1.25%) Ruby
13 2 (1.25%) Scala
13 2 (1.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.63%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (15.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (6.25%) Ansible
2 3 (1.88%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.63%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.63%) Kibana
4 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.63%) Puppet
4 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (13.13%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.75%) Oracle
3 5 (3.13%) Ab Initio
3 5 (3.13%) Apple
3 5 (3.13%) MuleSoft
4 3 (1.88%) Blue Prism
4 3 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.25%) Informatica
5 2 (1.25%) Talend
6 1 (0.63%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.63%) Google
6 1 (0.63%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.63%) IBM
6 1 (0.63%) Tableau
6 1 (0.63%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.63%) UiPath