The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Developer
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 39 46 28
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 11 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 2.92% 1.64% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 1.70% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £456 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.66% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -29.31% +16.00%  

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 360 412 239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 95.49% 96.49% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 270 154
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 £228 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £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 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in Sheffield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Sheffield

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 12 (80.00%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) TDD
4 5 (33.33%) Banking
4 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 4 (26.67%) Content Management
5 4 (26.67%) REST
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) CMS
5 4 (26.67%) HTML
5 4 (26.67%) CSS
5 4 (26.67%) Web Services
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (20.00%) Web Development
6 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (20.00%) Front End Development
6 3 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (20.00%) RESTful
7 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Scala
7 2 (13.33%) HTML5
7 2 (13.33%) Mockito
7 2 (13.33%) Gradle
7 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
7 2 (13.33%) Unix
7 2 (13.33%) Contract Management
7 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) LDAP
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) Neo4j
2 1 (6.67%) Redis
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) Gradle
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) JUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Maven
2 2 (13.33%) Mockito
2 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
3 1 (6.67%) DbUnit
3 1 (6.67%) jMock
3 1 (6.67%) Mercurial
3 1 (6.67%) SonarQube
3 1 (6.67%) Spock
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (33.33%) Banking
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) REST
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 3 (20.00%) RESTful
3 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (13.33%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) JDBC
3 2 (13.33%) JMS
3 2 (13.33%) jQuery
3 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 2 (13.33%) Spring
3 2 (13.33%) XML
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.67%) Java EE
4 1 (6.67%) Java SE
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (6.67%) XSD
4 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) TDD
3 4 (26.67%) Content Management
4 3 (20.00%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) Web Development
5 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Contract Management
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.67%) CRM
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
6 1 (6.67%) Kanban
6 1 (6.67%) MVC
6 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
6 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
6 1 (6.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) Scala
4 1 (6.67%) ECMAScript
4 1 (6.67%) ES6
4 1 (6.67%) Go
4 1 (6.67%) Groovy
4 1 (6.67%) Korn
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) 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
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (6.67%) Solace
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Xamarin
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
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