The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 3 months to 26 April 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.

Senior Developer
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 44 41
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 8 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.81% 2.33% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 2.44% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 3
Median daily rate £438 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% +14.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire. 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
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 423 533 467
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 95.92% 95.69% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 384 309
Median daily rate £380 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 30
Median hourly rate £11.50 £22.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.88% +73.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £9.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £24.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in South Yorkshire

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in South Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in South Yorkshire

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in South Yorkshire

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +4 6 £450 +20.00% 7
Doncaster - 1 £438 -
Senior Developer
Yorkshire

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 South Yorkshire region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) HTML
3 5 (33.33%) CSS
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) CMS
4 4 (26.67%) Content Management
4 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 3 (20.00%) Front End Development
5 3 (20.00%) RESTful
5 3 (20.00%) BDD
5 3 (20.00%) jQuery
5 3 (20.00%) Web Development
5 3 (20.00%) SOAP
5 3 (20.00%) XML
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) HTTP
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (13.33%) Unix
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) .NET
6 2 (13.33%) JUnit
6 2 (13.33%) Maven
6 2 (13.33%) JSON

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Redis
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
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%) DbUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Gradle
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 5 (33.33%) CSS
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) jQuery
2 3 (20.00%) RESTful
2 3 (20.00%) SOAP
2 3 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (13.33%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) JSON
3 2 (13.33%) REST
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) J2EE
4 1 (6.67%) Java EE
4 1 (6.67%) Java SE
4 1 (6.67%) JDBC
4 1 (6.67%) JMS
4 1 (6.67%) XSD
4 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Apple TV
3 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) TDD
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Content Management
3 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) Front End Development
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%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (6.67%) Microservices
6 1 (6.67%) MVC
6 1 (6.67%) OO
6 1 (6.67%) SOA
6 1 (6.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (6.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) Apple Swift
4 1 (6.67%) ECMAScript
4 1 (6.67%) ES6
4 1 (6.67%) Go
4 1 (6.67%) Korn
4 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) Scala
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) Security 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%) Apple
2 1 (6.67%) Solace
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Xamarin