Period
to 6 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 94 73
Rank change year-on-year +42 -21 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 2 3 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.49% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £525 £438 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +36.72% -14.67%
10th Percentile £513 £334 £310
90th Percentile £538 £551 £330
Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £363 £425
% change year-on-year +44.83% -14.71% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £22.83

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire. 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
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in South Yorkshire with a recognized job title 371 1,119 931
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.60% 95.72% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 764 584
Median daily rate £425 £450 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +10.43% +1.88%
10th Percentile £300 £221 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 40
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £17.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -25.80% +29.78%
10th Percentile £10.26 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.54 £32.38 £51.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.45
% change year-on-year +12.90% -5.78% +31.57%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in South Yorkshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Developer in South Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Software Developer in South Yorkshire

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Developer in South Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Software Developer in South Yorkshire

Software 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 Software Developer within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 6 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +41 1 £525 -4.55% 4
Software Developer
Yorkshire

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South Yorkshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) CRM

Software 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 1 (50.00%) IIS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript