The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Senior Developer
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 41 34
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.70% 1.62% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 1.70% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £513 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.15% +21.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £429 £400
% change year-on-year -3.93% +7.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -7.73%  

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 218 352 269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 92.77% 94.88% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 259 163
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £8.50 £9.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £16.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Sheffield

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Sheffield

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Sheffield

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (33.33%) HTML
3 5 (33.33%) CSS
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (26.67%) CMS
4 4 (26.67%) Unix
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Content Management
4 4 (26.67%) Web Development
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Web Services
5 3 (20.00%) HTTP
5 3 (20.00%) Front End Development
5 3 (20.00%) RESTful
6 2 (13.33%) Scala
6 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
6 2 (13.33%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (13.33%) Ruby
6 2 (13.33%) HTML5
6 2 (13.33%) Mockito
6 2 (13.33%) REST
6 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design

Senior 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 4 (26.67%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) JUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Maven
2 2 (13.33%) Mockito
3 1 (6.67%) DbUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Gradle
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) jMock
3 1 (6.67%) SonarQube
3 1 (6.67%) Spock
3 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (33.33%) Banking
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) CSS
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) RESTful
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) REST
3 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 2 (13.33%) Spring
3 2 (13.33%) XML
4 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
4 1 (6.67%) J2EE
4 1 (6.67%) Java EE
4 1 (6.67%) Java SE
4 1 (6.67%) JDBC
4 1 (6.67%) JMS
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) JSON
4 1 (6.67%) Node.js
4 1 (6.67%) XSD
4 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Apple TV
2 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) TDD
2 4 (26.67%) BDD
2 4 (26.67%) Content Management
2 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
2 4 (26.67%) Web Development
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Contract Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (13.33%) Line Management
4 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
4 2 (13.33%) Web Design
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
5 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby
3 2 (13.33%) Scala
3 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Apple Swift
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) ECMAScript
4 1 (6.67%) ES6
4 1 (6.67%) Go
4 1 (6.67%) Korn
4 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
4 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) FATCA
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Control-M
1 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (6.67%) Apple
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Solace
2 1 (6.67%) VMware