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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 44 20
Rank change year-on-year +17 -24  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 12 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 4.92% 0.79% 5.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 0.95% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 12
Median daily rate £500 £283 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +76.99% -8.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.50% +5.62%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 216 316 217
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 88.52% 83.60% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 989 554
Median daily rate £475 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £563 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 10
Median hourly rate £22.75 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £17.00 £15.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 15 (88.24%) Java
2 13 (76.47%) Oracle
2 13 (76.47%) Web Services
3 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
4 10 (58.82%) RESTful
4 10 (58.82%) Data Modelling
4 10 (58.82%) Degree
4 10 (58.82%) Computer Science
4 10 (58.82%) Scrum
4 10 (58.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (29.41%) DevOps
5 5 (29.41%) Node.js
6 4 (23.53%) Scala
7 3 (17.65%) TDD
7 3 (17.65%) Back Office
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
7 3 (17.65%) OO
8 2 (11.76%) Linux
8 2 (11.76%) SOAP
8 2 (11.76%) MySQL
8 2 (11.76%) PHP
8 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
8 2 (11.76%) Spring
8 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
8 2 (11.76%) REST
8 2 (11.76%) Microservices
8 2 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (5.88%) Go

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (17.65%) Back Office
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 11 (64.71%) Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (76.47%) Web Services
2 10 (58.82%) RESTful
3 5 (29.41%) Node.js
4 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
4 2 (11.76%) REST
4 2 (11.76%) SOAP
4 2 (11.76%) Spring
5 1 (5.88%) CSS
5 1 (5.88%) HTML
5 1 (5.88%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Data Modelling
2 10 (58.82%) Scrum
2 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) DevOps
4 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) OO
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Microservices
6 1 (5.88%) Document Management
6 1 (5.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) Scala
3 2 (11.76%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) Go
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Computer Science Degree
1 10 (58.82%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Oracle