Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 64 49
Rank change year-on-year +31 -15 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 30 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 4.51% 1.47% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.34% 1.80% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 9 23
Sheffield median daily rate £625 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +83.82% +9.68% -8.15%
10th Percentile £509 £300 £300
90th Percentile £645 £681 £490
South Yorkshire median daily rate £550 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +61.76% +9.68% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - £45.00 -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Sheffield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 562 779 635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 84.51% 81.74% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 528 481
Sheffield median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% +6.25% +19.40%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £394
% change year-on-year - +7.94% +17.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 20
Sheffield median hourly rate £23.08 £30.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +140.00% -18.75%
10th Percentile £16.88 £13.15 £9.93
90th Percentile £41.49 £49.25 £15.10
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.08 £22.50 £13.88
% change year-on-year +2.56% +62.16% -9.81%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sheffield.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Sheffield

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Sheffield

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Sheffield over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Sheffield

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 17 (56.67%) Java
2 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) Git (software)
2 16 (53.33%) Coaching
3 14 (46.67%) Mentoring
3 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
4 13 (43.33%) DevOps
4 13 (43.33%) Microservices
5 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 11 (36.67%) Linux
6 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
6 11 (36.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (36.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (33.33%) Confluence
7 10 (33.33%) Docker
7 10 (33.33%) SQL
7 10 (33.33%) JIRA
7 10 (33.33%) Slack
8 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (30.00%) Node.js
9 8 (26.67%) Bash Shell
9 8 (26.67%) Puppet
9 8 (26.67%) Static Code Analysis
9 8 (26.67%) nginx
9 8 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (26.67%) SonarQube
9 8 (26.67%) Load Balancing
9 8 (26.67%) Incident Management
9 8 (26.67%) TDD
9 8 (26.67%) Scrum

Software Engineering
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 10 (33.33%) Confluence
2 8 (26.67%) nginx
3 2 (6.67%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (20.00%) MySQL
1 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Git (software)
2 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
3 10 (33.33%) JIRA
4 8 (26.67%) SonarQube
5 5 (16.67%) Jasmine
6 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
7 3 (10.00%) JUnit
8 2 (6.67%) Selenium
9 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
9 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
3 5 (16.67%) Games
4 3 (10.00%) Marketing
4 3 (10.00%) Online Betting
5 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 6 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Integration Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Lead DevOps
4 5 (16.67%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Lead Software Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Engineering Manager
6 3 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Node.js Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Software Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Java Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Java Software Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) Node.js
2 8 (26.67%) Web Services
3 7 (23.33%) REST
4 4 (13.33%) Java EE
4 4 (13.33%) XML
5 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.67%) HTML
5 2 (6.67%) jQuery
5 2 (6.67%) React
5 2 (6.67%) Redux
5 2 (6.67%) RESTful
5 2 (6.67%) Sass
5 2 (6.67%) SOAP
5 2 (6.67%) Spring
5 2 (6.67%) Vue (Vue.js)
6 1 (3.33%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Clustering
2 4 (13.33%) User Experience
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Linux
1 11 (36.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (53.33%) Coaching
2 14 (46.67%) Mentoring
2 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 13 (43.33%) DevOps
3 13 (43.33%) Microservices
4 11 (36.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (26.67%) Configuration Management
6 8 (26.67%) Incident Management
6 8 (26.67%) Load Balancing
6 8 (26.67%) Scrum
6 8 (26.67%) Static Code Analysis
6 8 (26.67%) TDD
7 7 (23.33%) Data Modelling
8 6 (20.00%) SFIA
9 5 (16.67%) BDD
9 5 (16.67%) Investment Management
9 5 (16.67%) Kanban
9 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) Java
2 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (33.33%) SQL
4 8 (26.67%) Bash Shell
4 8 (26.67%) Python
4 8 (26.67%) Shell Script
5 5 (16.67%) PHP
6 4 (13.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Docker
2 6 (20.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (26.67%) Puppet
2 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.33%) Rancher
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Symantec
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.33%) IBM