Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £403 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 3 1
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 152 129 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 25.89% 20.35% 27.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.49% 21.25% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 104 199
Sheffield median daily rate £403 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% -6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £267 £275 £273
90th Percentile £490 £525 £488
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
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 553 607 847
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.21% 95.74% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 335 583
Sheffield median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £198 £161 £275
90th Percentile £538 £575 £575
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £410 £413
% change year-on-year -2.44% -0.61% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 21
Sheffield median hourly rate £16.93 £18.90 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.45% +45.38% +4.00%
10th Percentile £9.48 £12.05 £8.50
90th Percentile £27.43 £38.28 £34.95
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.87
% change year-on-year +7.14% -5.85% +18.96%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 79 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (44.08%) Java
3 37 (24.34%) TDD
3 37 (24.34%) SQL
4 36 (23.68%) JavaScript
5 34 (22.37%) Spring
5 34 (22.37%) Java 8
6 29 (19.08%) DevOps
6 29 (19.08%) HTML
7 26 (17.11%) CSS
8 24 (15.79%) Docker
8 24 (15.79%) Microservices
9 23 (15.13%) Python
10 22 (14.47%) Spring Boot
11 19 (12.50%) Oracle
11 19 (12.50%) JIRA
12 18 (11.84%) C#
13 17 (11.18%) .NET
13 17 (11.18%) Linux
14 16 (10.53%) Web Services
14 16 (10.53%) Finance
14 16 (10.53%) Hibernate
15 15 (9.87%) Banking
15 15 (9.87%) OO
15 15 (9.87%) PHP
15 15 (9.87%) Shell Script
15 15 (9.87%) Git (software)
15 15 (9.87%) AngularJS
16 14 (9.21%) Scrum
17 13 (8.55%) MVC

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 12 (7.89%) Confluence
2 8 (5.26%) Apache Spark
3 7 (4.61%) Apache ServiceMix
4 6 (3.95%) SAS
5 4 (2.63%) Apache
5 4 (2.63%) Mule
6 2 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.32%) JBoss
6 2 (1.32%) nginx
7 1 (0.66%) CMS
7 1 (0.66%) Drupal
7 1 (0.66%) Kentico
7 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.24%) GitHub
2 8 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.32%) SaaS
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.66%) Boomi
6 1 (0.66%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) Serverless
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.95%) VPN
2 1 (0.66%) AMQP
2 1 (0.66%) Intranet
2 1 (0.66%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.66%) Skype
2 1 (0.66%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.24%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.58%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.92%) Hadoop
4 8 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 7 (4.61%) Big Data
5 7 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.63%) MySQL
6 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.63%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.97%) Power BI
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.32%) Redis
8 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.66%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 19 (12.50%) JIRA
2 15 (9.87%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.24%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.58%) Bitbucket
5 8 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (5.26%) Maven
6 6 (3.95%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (3.29%) Xcode
8 3 (1.97%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (1.97%) Selenium
8 3 (1.97%) Toad
8 3 (1.97%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.32%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.32%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (1.32%) Subversion
10 1 (0.66%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.66%) JMeter
10 1 (0.66%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.66%) PVCS
10 1 (0.66%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (10.53%) Finance
2 15 (9.87%) Banking
3 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.66%) Law
4 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.66%) Publishing
4 1 (0.66%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (22.37%) Spring
2 29 (19.08%) HTML
3 26 (17.11%) CSS
4 22 (14.47%) Spring Boot
5 17 (11.18%) .NET
6 16 (10.53%) Hibernate
6 16 (10.53%) Web Services
7 15 (9.87%) AngularJS
8 13 (8.55%) REST
8 13 (8.55%) RESTful
9 10 (6.58%) HTML5
9 10 (6.58%) Kafka
10 8 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (5.26%) React
11 7 (4.61%) Apache Camel
11 7 (4.61%) JMS
11 7 (4.61%) jQuery
11 7 (4.61%) Node.js
11 7 (4.61%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (2.63%) User Experience
3 3 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.97%) Robotics
4 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.66%) AS400
5 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.66%) iSeries
5 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.66%) NHS
5 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.18%) Linux
2 11 (7.24%) Unix
3 7 (4.61%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.32%) Android
4 2 (1.32%) Solaris
4 2 (1.32%) Windows
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (24.34%) TDD
3 29 (19.08%) DevOps
4 24 (15.79%) Microservices
5 15 (9.87%) OO
6 14 (9.21%) Scrum
7 13 (8.55%) MVC
8 12 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (6.58%) BDD
9 10 (6.58%) Migration
9 10 (6.58%) Test Automation
10 9 (5.92%) ETL
10 9 (5.92%) Unit Testing
11 8 (5.26%) Kanban
11 8 (5.26%) Software Engineering
12 7 (4.61%) Metadata Management
13 6 (3.95%) iOS Development
13 6 (3.95%) SDLC
14 5 (3.29%) API Development
14 5 (3.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 67 (44.08%) Java
2 37 (24.34%) SQL
3 36 (23.68%) JavaScript
4 34 (22.37%) Java 8
5 23 (15.13%) Python
6 18 (11.84%) C#
7 15 (9.87%) PHP
7 15 (9.87%) Shell Script
8 12 (7.89%) Bash Shell
9 9 (5.92%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.29%) Apple Swift
10 5 (3.29%) Objective-C
11 4 (2.63%) Kotlin
11 4 (2.63%) Ruby
11 4 (2.63%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.63%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.97%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.32%) Perl
13 2 (1.32%) Scala
13 2 (1.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (1.32%) Degree
2 1 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.66%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.58%) QA
System Software
1 24 (15.79%) Docker
2 1 (0.66%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 12 (7.89%) Ansible
2 9 (5.92%) Kubernetes
3 7 (4.61%) Terraform
4 2 (1.32%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.66%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.66%) cPanel
5 1 (0.66%) Kibana
5 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.66%) Plesk
5 1 (0.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (12.50%) Oracle
2 7 (4.61%) MuleSoft
3 6 (3.95%) Apple
3 6 (3.95%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.95%) SaltStack
4 5 (3.29%) Ab Initio
5 4 (2.63%) Google
6 3 (1.97%) Blue Prism
6 3 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.97%) Tableau
7 2 (1.32%) IBM
7 2 (1.32%) Informatica
8 1 (0.66%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.66%) Dell
8 1 (0.66%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.66%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.66%) hybris
8 1 (0.66%) SAP
8 1 (0.66%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.66%) Xamarin