The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 49 50 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.27% 0.47% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £500 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

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 359 412 241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 95.48% 96.49% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 269 155
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 10 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 £17.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Sheffield

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 March 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%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Scala
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) GitHub
2 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (50.00%) Go
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Groovy
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) CSS

Software 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) Go
2 1 (50.00%) Groovy
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle