Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 67 51
Rank change year-on-year +10 -16 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 5 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.73% 1.55% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.64% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 14
Sheffield median daily rate £525 £438 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.62% +7.03%
10th Percentile £513 £332 £366
90th Percentile £538 £488 £529
South Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £425 £495
% change year-on-year +23.53% -14.14% +7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 657 912 725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 94.31% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 609 515
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.18% +6.73% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 38
Sheffield median hourly rate £20.30 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.37% +8.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £12.10 £9.65 £9.78
90th Percentile £39.48 £34.59 £21.18
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.87 £12.75
% change year-on-year +5.92% +16.63% -15.00%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sheffield.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) GCP
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) MySQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (60.00%) Splunk
2 3 (60.00%) Bitbucket
2 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (60.00%) Mobile First
2 3 (60.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (60.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (60.00%) Grafana
2 3 (60.00%) Angular 2
2 3 (60.00%) Prometheus
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Core
3 2 (40.00%) Terraform
3 2 (40.00%) AWS CloudFormation

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 3 (60.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) Power BI
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Bitbucket
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (60.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (60.00%) Angular 2
1 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (60.00%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (60.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Core
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Mobile First
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Grafana
1 3 (60.00%) Prometheus
2 2 (40.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Splunk
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle