The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 3 months to 27 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.

Java Developer
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 36 27
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 53 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 14.25% 3.94% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.89% 4.09% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 5
Median daily rate £450 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -19.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.12% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +15.13%  

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 356 416 245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 95.70% 96.30% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 274 160
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 £253 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £561 £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 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Sheffield

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Sheffield

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Sheffield over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Sheffield

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Sheffield

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Java 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 Java Developer in the job title.

1 89 (100.00%) Java
2 66 (74.16%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (53.93%) TDD
3 48 (53.93%) Git (software)
4 46 (51.69%) JavaScript
5 44 (49.44%) Linux
6 39 (43.82%) CSS
7 37 (41.57%) Unix
8 36 (40.45%) Mac OS X
9 33 (37.08%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (33.71%) Web Development
11 29 (32.58%) Configuration Management
12 28 (31.46%) HTML
12 28 (31.46%) Relational Database
13 27 (30.34%) Web Services
14 26 (29.21%) Spring
14 26 (29.21%) BDD
14 26 (29.21%) DevOps
14 26 (29.21%) Mentoring
15 25 (28.09%) Ruby
15 25 (28.09%) Python
16 24 (26.97%) Line Management
17 23 (25.84%) REST
18 22 (24.72%) HTTP
18 22 (24.72%) Continuous Delivery
19 19 (21.35%) Visualisation
20 18 (20.22%) Automated Testing
21 17 (19.10%) Web Design
22 16 (17.98%) NoSQL
22 16 (17.98%) Front End Development

Java 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 (10.11%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.37%) Jetty
3 2 (2.25%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (1.12%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.12%) JBoss
4 1 (1.12%) nginx
4 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) GitHub
2 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.72%) HTTP
2 1 (1.12%) Internet
2 1 (1.12%) Intranet
2 1 (1.12%) LDAP
2 1 (1.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.46%) Relational Database
2 16 (17.98%) NoSQL
3 9 (10.11%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.62%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.37%) Redis
6 2 (2.25%) MySQL
7 1 (1.12%) Big Data
7 1 (1.12%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 48 (53.93%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.99%) Subversion
3 7 (7.87%) jMock
3 7 (7.87%) Mercurial
3 7 (7.87%) Mockito
4 6 (6.74%) Selenium
5 5 (5.62%) EasyMock
5 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.62%) Spock
6 3 (3.37%) Gradle
6 3 (3.37%) JUnit
6 3 (3.37%) Maven
6 3 (3.37%) TestNG
7 2 (2.25%) DbUnit
7 2 (2.25%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.12%) Ant
8 1 (1.12%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.12%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.12%) NUnit
General
1 3 (3.37%) Electronics
1 3 (3.37%) Finance
1 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
1 3 (3.37%) Marketing
1 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.12%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (43.82%) CSS
2 28 (31.46%) HTML
3 27 (30.34%) Web Services
4 26 (29.21%) Spring
5 23 (25.84%) REST
6 12 (13.48%) RESTful
7 11 (12.36%) Hibernate
7 11 (12.36%) Node.js
8 10 (11.24%) SOAP
9 8 (8.99%) Spring Boot
10 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
10 4 (4.49%) Apache Camel
11 3 (3.37%) Apache CXF
11 3 (3.37%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (3.37%) Spring MVC
12 2 (2.25%) ActiveMQ
12 2 (2.25%) J2EE
12 2 (2.25%) PowerMock
12 2 (2.25%) XML
13 1 (1.12%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) User Experience
2 7 (7.87%) Algorithms
2 7 (7.87%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.25%) Blog
3 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (49.44%) Linux
2 37 (41.57%) Unix
3 36 (40.45%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (74.16%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (53.93%) TDD
3 33 (37.08%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (33.71%) Web Development
5 29 (32.58%) Configuration Management
6 26 (29.21%) BDD
6 26 (29.21%) DevOps
6 26 (29.21%) Mentoring
7 24 (26.97%) Line Management
8 22 (24.72%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (21.35%) Visualisation
10 18 (20.22%) Automated Testing
11 17 (19.10%) Web Design
12 16 (17.98%) Front End Development
12 16 (17.98%) Responsive Web Design
13 13 (14.61%) Rapid Prototyping
14 12 (13.48%) OO
15 11 (12.36%) Microservices
16 9 (10.11%) Prototyping
16 9 (10.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 89 (100.00%) Java
2 46 (51.69%) JavaScript
3 25 (28.09%) Python
3 25 (28.09%) Ruby
4 14 (15.73%) Scala
5 12 (13.48%) SQL
6 5 (5.62%) Clojure
7 4 (4.49%) Groovy
8 2 (2.25%) Go
9 1 (1.12%) C#
9 1 (1.12%) Jython
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.87%) BC Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) Degree
4 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.25%) QA
System Software
1 10 (11.24%) Docker
2 3 (3.37%) GlusterFS
3 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) Puppet
2 3 (3.37%) Ansible
2 3 (3.37%) Kibana
2 3 (3.37%) logstash
3 2 (2.25%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (6.74%) Oracle
2 3 (3.37%) SAP
3 1 (1.12%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.12%) VMware