The median contractor rate for a Developer was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 123 104 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 32.63% 24.36% 20.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.17% 25.24% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 75 34
Median daily rate £423 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.71% +5.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £255 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £490 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +18.05%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 360 412 239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 95.49% 96.49% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 270 154
Median daily rate £425 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 16
Median hourly rate £16.24 £14.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.96% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £20.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer in Sheffield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Sheffield

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 119 (52.89%) Java
1 119 (52.89%) CSS
2 106 (47.11%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 101 (44.89%) HTML
5 77 (34.22%) Git (software)
6 70 (31.11%) TDD
7 66 (29.33%) Linux
8 63 (28.00%) Web Development
9 61 (27.11%) Front End Development
10 52 (23.11%) Unix
11 49 (21.78%) Mac OS X
12 45 (20.00%) Web Services
13 44 (19.56%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (17.33%) Mentoring
15 38 (16.89%) Relational Database
15 38 (16.89%) BDD
15 38 (16.89%) SQL
15 38 (16.89%) Python
16 36 (16.00%) Configuration Management
16 36 (16.00%) RESTful
16 36 (16.00%) REST
17 35 (15.56%) DevOps
18 34 (15.11%) Ruby
19 33 (14.67%) Node.js
20 32 (14.22%) Web Design
21 31 (13.78%) AngularJS
21 31 (13.78%) Line Management
22 30 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
22 30 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.67%) CMS
2 6 (2.67%) Drupal
3 3 (1.33%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.33%) Jetty
3 3 (1.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.89%) WordPress
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.44%) Confluence
5 1 (0.44%) JBoss
5 1 (0.44%) nginx
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.44%) GitHub
2 15 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.78%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.44%) Force.com
4 1 (0.44%) Google Play
4 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.67%) HTTP
2 4 (1.78%) Internet
3 3 (1.33%) Intranet
4 1 (0.44%) LDAP
4 1 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.89%) Relational Database
2 22 (9.78%) SQL Server
3 17 (7.56%) NoSQL
4 14 (6.22%) MySQL
5 13 (5.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.22%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.78%) Redis
11 4 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.33%) MS Access
12 3 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.89%) Big Data
14 1 (0.44%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.44%) HBase
14 1 (0.44%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 77 (34.22%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.67%) Subversion
3 9 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.56%) Mercurial
4 8 (3.56%) Mockito
5 7 (3.11%) jMock
6 6 (2.67%) Selenium
6 6 (2.67%) Spock
7 5 (2.22%) EasyMock
7 5 (2.22%) Maven
7 5 (2.22%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.78%) Gradle
8 4 (1.78%) JIRA
8 4 (1.78%) JUnit
8 4 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.33%) Grunt
9 3 (1.33%) TestNG
10 2 (0.89%) DbUnit
10 2 (0.89%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (7.56%) Finance
2 6 (2.67%) Banking
3 5 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.78%) Advertising
4 4 (1.78%) Marketing
4 4 (1.78%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.33%) Electronics
6 1 (0.44%) Back Office
6 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (52.89%) CSS
2 101 (44.89%) HTML
3 45 (20.00%) Web Services
4 36 (16.00%) REST
4 36 (16.00%) RESTful
5 33 (14.67%) Node.js
6 31 (13.78%) AngularJS
7 28 (12.44%) Spring
8 27 (12.00%) jQuery
9 26 (11.56%) HTML5
10 24 (10.67%) CSS3
11 18 (8.00%) Backbone.js
12 17 (7.56%) Laravel
13 16 (7.11%) React
14 13 (5.78%) Hibernate
15 12 (5.33%) .NET
15 12 (5.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (4.89%) SOAP
17 9 (4.00%) Entity Framework
18 8 (3.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.89%) User Experience
2 7 (3.11%) Algorithms
2 7 (3.11%) Data Structures
3 5 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.78%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.33%) RIA
6 2 (0.89%) Blog
6 2 (0.89%) NHS
7 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.44%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 66 (29.33%) Linux
2 52 (23.11%) Unix
3 49 (21.78%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.33%) Android
4 3 (1.33%) CentOS
4 3 (1.33%) Windows
5 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (47.11%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (31.11%) TDD
3 63 (28.00%) Web Development
4 61 (27.11%) Front End Development
5 44 (19.56%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (17.33%) Mentoring
7 38 (16.89%) BDD
8 36 (16.00%) Configuration Management
9 35 (15.56%) DevOps
10 32 (14.22%) Web Design
11 31 (13.78%) Line Management
12 30 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
12 30 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
13 28 (12.44%) Automated Testing
14 23 (10.22%) OO
15 20 (8.89%) Visualisation
16 16 (7.11%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 15 (6.67%) Scrum
18 14 (6.22%) Prototyping
19 13 (5.78%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 119 (52.89%) Java
2 105 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 38 (16.89%) Python
3 38 (16.89%) SQL
4 34 (15.11%) Ruby
5 22 (9.78%) C#
6 17 (7.56%) Scala
7 13 (5.78%) PHP
8 9 (4.00%) VBA
9 8 (3.56%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.22%) Clojure
10 5 (2.22%) Groovy
11 3 (1.33%) Go
11 3 (1.33%) VB
12 2 (0.89%) ES6
12 2 (0.89%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.44%) ABAP
13 1 (0.44%) C++
13 1 (0.44%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.44%) Jython
Qualifications
1 23 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.56%) BC Cleared
2 8 (3.56%) Degree
3 5 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.89%) QA
3 1 (0.44%) FATCA
3 1 (0.44%) WAI
System Software
1 15 (6.67%) Docker
2 3 (1.33%) GlusterFS
3 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.67%) Ansible
2 5 (2.22%) Puppet
3 3 (1.33%) Kibana
3 3 (1.33%) logstash
4 2 (0.89%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.89%) Piwik
4 2 (0.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (5.78%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.89%) Oracle
3 7 (3.11%) SAP
4 4 (1.78%) Adobe
4 4 (1.78%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.33%) Ensighten
6 2 (0.89%) Infoflex
6 2 (0.89%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.44%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.44%) Google
7 1 (0.44%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.44%) Solace
7 1 (0.44%) VMware
7 1 (0.44%) Zend
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