The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Software Developer
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 - 44
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.91% - 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% - 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +11.07% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -5.52% +4.48%  

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 309 423 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 93.64% 94.84% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 307 235
Median daily rate £375 £405 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.40% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 26
Median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £13.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +67.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £7.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £32.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in South Yorkshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in South Yorkshire

Software 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 Software Developer in South Yorkshire.

Contractor 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Doncaster - 2 £365 -
Sheffield - 1 £350 - 6
Software Developer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 South Yorkshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Scala
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling

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 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) SDET
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Scala
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Go
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle