Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 6 months to 22 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.

Software Developer
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 71 55
Rank change year-on-year +9 -16 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 2 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.30% 1.04% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 1.10% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 9
Sheffield median daily rate £456 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +30.77% -
10th Percentile £394 £126 £275
90th Percentile £523 £569 £530
South Yorkshire median daily rate £456 £403 £325
% change year-on-year +13.35% +23.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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 652 908 720
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.31% 94.29% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 604 512
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 +6.25% +6.67% +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%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Sheffield

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Sheffield

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Sheffield over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Sheffield

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Law
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Docker

Software 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Games
1 1 (50.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Docker