The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 30 March 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 58 41
Rank change year-on-year +13 -17  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.33% 0.36% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 0.46% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £429 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +71.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33%  

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 356 435 331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 78.94% 78.80% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 301 224
Median daily rate £425 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £725 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 14
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.85% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in South Yorkshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in South Yorkshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in South Yorkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in South Yorkshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering in South Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in South Yorkshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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 - 5 £500 - 5
Software Engineering
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 10 (90.91%) Java
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Spring
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) Web Services
3 6 (54.55%) RESTful
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) SOAP
5 4 (36.36%) OO
5 4 (36.36%) Hibernate
5 4 (36.36%) REST
5 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
6 3 (27.27%) Hudson
6 3 (27.27%) Redis
6 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (27.27%) TDD
6 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
6 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
6 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
6 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
6 3 (27.27%) J2EE
6 3 (27.27%) MySQL
7 2 (18.18%) Node.js

Software Engineering
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 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
2 3 (27.27%) MySQL
2 3 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (27.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Hudson
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
1 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (9.09%) Billing
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Java Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Java Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Java Software Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Spring
2 6 (54.55%) RESTful
2 6 (54.55%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) Hibernate
3 4 (36.36%) REST
3 4 (36.36%) SOAP
4 3 (27.27%) J2EE
5 2 (18.18%) Node.js
6 1 (9.09%) CSS
6 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) OO
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Go
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle