Period
to 25 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 248 173 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 29.14% 23.86% 31.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.66% 25.48% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 117 138
Sheffield median daily rate £500 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £268 £284
90th Percentile £550 £475 £525
South Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +18.75% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate £24.19 - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £24.19 - -

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 809 679 632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 93.66% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 413 376
Sheffield median daily rate £465 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £220
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
South Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 9
Sheffield median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £20.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% -16.55% +61.31%
10th Percentile £8.98 £9.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £34.25 £35.00 £25.90
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £17.54 £13.50
% change year-on-year -25.88% +29.93% -3.57%

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 25 May 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Sheffield over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Sheffield

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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.

1 148 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (43.15%) Java
3 103 (41.53%) JavaScript
4 94 (37.90%) HTML
5 87 (35.08%) Node.js
6 85 (34.27%) CSS
7 74 (29.84%) RESTful
8 72 (29.03%) TDD
9 68 (27.42%) Spring
10 64 (25.81%) Git (software)
11 63 (25.40%) DevOps
12 57 (22.98%) C#
13 54 (21.77%) Web Development
13 54 (21.77%) Spring Boot
14 53 (21.37%) Test Automation
15 52 (20.97%) .NET
15 52 (20.97%) Unix
16 51 (20.56%) React
17 48 (19.35%) Continuous Deployment
18 45 (18.15%) Java 8
18 45 (18.15%) AngularJS
19 43 (17.34%) SQL
20 41 (16.53%) Finance
21 37 (14.92%) Microsoft
21 37 (14.92%) Open Source
22 36 (14.52%) Bash Shell
22 36 (14.52%) Linux
23 35 (14.11%) Microsoft Azure
24 34 (13.71%) Microservices
25 33 (13.31%) Vue.js

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 16 (6.45%) Confluence
2 12 (4.84%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.23%) CMS
3 8 (3.23%) Oracle Coherence
3 8 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (2.42%) Anypoint
5 4 (1.61%) Apache
5 4 (1.61%) Apache ServiceMix
5 4 (1.61%) Mule
6 3 (1.21%) Drupal
6 3 (1.21%) Jupyter
6 3 (1.21%) LiveCycle
6 3 (1.21%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.21%) Orchard CMS
7 2 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.81%) Jetty
7 2 (0.81%) Mongrel
7 2 (0.81%) nginx
7 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Acrobat
1 3 (1.21%) InDesign
2 2 (0.81%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (2.82%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 35 (14.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (9.68%) GitHub
3 17 (6.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (6.45%) PaaS
5 12 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (4.44%) Power Platform
7 6 (2.42%) Heroku
8 4 (1.61%) IaaS
8 4 (1.61%) SaaS
9 3 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.21%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.40%) Kong
11 1 (0.40%) npm
11 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.84%) HTTP
2 8 (3.23%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.61%) WebEx
4 3 (1.21%) DHCP
4 3 (1.21%) DNS
4 3 (1.21%) FTP
4 3 (1.21%) IPsec
4 3 (1.21%) SSL
4 3 (1.21%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.81%) Intranet
6 1 (0.40%) ATM
6 1 (0.40%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (5.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (4.44%) Power BI
5 8 (3.23%) BigQuery
5 8 (3.23%) MySQL
6 7 (2.82%) Qlik Sense
7 5 (2.02%) Big Data
7 5 (2.02%) QlikView
8 3 (1.21%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.81%) GIS
9 2 (0.81%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.81%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.40%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.40%) NonStop SQL
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 64 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 32 (12.90%) JUnit
3 30 (12.10%) Spock
4 28 (11.29%) JIRA
5 22 (8.87%) Jenkins
6 13 (5.24%) Maven
7 12 (4.84%) Visual Studio
8 9 (3.63%) Bitbucket
8 9 (3.63%) Eclipse
9 8 (3.23%) Rational Application Developer
10 4 (1.61%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.61%) Visual Studio Code
11 3 (1.21%) Gradle
11 3 (1.21%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.21%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.21%) Subversion
11 3 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.81%) MSTest
12 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 41 (16.53%) Finance
2 12 (4.84%) Financial Institution
3 11 (4.44%) Banking
4 4 (1.61%) Law
5 3 (1.21%) Publishing
6 1 (0.40%) Automotive
6 1 (0.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (37.90%) HTML
2 87 (35.08%) Node.js
3 85 (34.27%) CSS
4 74 (29.84%) RESTful
5 68 (27.42%) Spring
6 54 (21.77%) Spring Boot
7 52 (20.97%) .NET
8 51 (20.56%) React
9 45 (18.15%) AngularJS
10 33 (13.31%) Vue.js
11 32 (12.90%) Hibernate
12 29 (11.69%) JSON
13 24 (9.68%) Web Services
14 23 (9.27%) ASP.NET
15 22 (8.87%) XML
16 20 (8.06%) Express
16 20 (8.06%) REST
17 17 (6.85%) JPA
17 17 (6.85%) jQuery
18 16 (6.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.26%) User Experience
2 8 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (1.61%) Virtual Team
4 3 (1.21%) Tandem
5 2 (0.81%) Blog
5 2 (0.81%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (0.81%) Cyberattack
5 2 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.40%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.97%) Unix
2 36 (14.52%) Linux
3 20 (8.06%) Mac OS X
4 4 (1.61%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.21%) Windows
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (29.03%) TDD
3 63 (25.40%) DevOps
4 54 (21.77%) Web Development
5 53 (21.37%) Test Automation
6 48 (19.35%) Continuous Deployment
7 37 (14.92%) Open Source
8 34 (13.71%) Microservices
9 31 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (12.10%) MVC
11 29 (11.69%) Pair Programming
12 27 (10.89%) Asynchronous Programming
12 27 (10.89%) Progressive Web App
13 20 (8.06%) Responsive Web Design
14 18 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (6.05%) Analytics
15 15 (6.05%) Configuration Management
16 14 (5.65%) Web Design
17 12 (4.84%) API Testing
17 12 (4.84%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 107 (43.15%) Java
2 103 (41.53%) JavaScript
3 57 (22.98%) C#
4 45 (18.15%) Java 8
5 43 (17.34%) SQL
6 36 (14.52%) Bash Shell
7 28 (11.29%) ES6
8 21 (8.47%) Python
9 19 (7.66%) PHP
10 6 (2.42%) R
11 4 (1.61%) Ruby
11 4 (1.61%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.21%) Scala
12 3 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.81%) C++
14 1 (0.40%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.40%) Groovy
14 1 (0.40%) Jython
14 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 17 (6.85%) DBS Check
4 6 (2.42%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.21%) Degree
6 2 (0.81%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (4.44%) QA
3 3 (1.21%) WCAG
4 2 (0.81%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (7.66%) Docker
2 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.81%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (4.44%) Ansible
2 9 (3.63%) Puppet
3 4 (1.61%) CloudHub
4 3 (1.21%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.21%) Rancher
4 3 (1.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.84%) Oracle
3 10 (4.03%) Google
3 10 (4.03%) MuleSoft
4 8 (3.23%) IBM
5 4 (1.61%) Adobe
5 4 (1.61%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.21%) SAP
6 3 (1.21%) Talend
6 3 (1.21%) VMware
7 2 (0.81%) Pega
7 2 (0.81%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.40%) HP
8 1 (0.40%) Perforce
8 1 (0.40%) Tableau
8 1 (0.40%) Twitter