The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 4 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 7 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 21.88% 23.33% 10.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 35.00% 24.14% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
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£325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Salford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Salford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
20 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salford 62.50% 96.67% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 19
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £13.67 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Salford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Salford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineering across the Salford region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Salford

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford region citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Engineering.

1 9 (64.29%) Computer Science
1 9 (64.29%) Android
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Tomcat
3 6 (42.86%) J2SE
3 6 (42.86%) JMS
3 6 (42.86%) Java
3 6 (42.86%) Servlets
3 6 (42.86%) XML
3 6 (42.86%) DOM
3 6 (42.86%) XSLT
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) HTTP
3 6 (42.86%) XML Schema
3 6 (42.86%) SAX
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 6 (42.86%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Grails
3 6 (42.86%) TDD
3 6 (42.86%) Spring
3 6 (42.86%) Maven
3 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
3 6 (42.86%) XPath
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
3 6 (42.86%) Hazelcast
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Objective-C

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salford region citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (42.86%) Tomcat
1 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Hazelcast
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Maven
2 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
2 3 (21.43%) Calabash
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) iOS Developer
3 3 (21.43%) ScrumMaster
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) J2SE
1 6 (42.86%) JMS
1 6 (42.86%) Servlets
1 6 (42.86%) XML
1 6 (42.86%) DOM
1 6 (42.86%) XSLT
1 6 (42.86%) XML Schema
1 6 (42.86%) SAX
1 6 (42.86%) WebSphere MQ
1 6 (42.86%) Grails
1 6 (42.86%) Spring
2 2 (14.29%) jQuery
2 2 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) iPhone
2 2 (14.29%) iPad
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Arduino
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Android
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) TDD
1 6 (42.86%) BDD
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 3 (21.43%) OOP
3 3 (21.43%) iOS Development
3 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 3 (21.43%) Coaching
3 3 (21.43%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming
3 3 (21.43%) Kanban
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
1 6 (42.86%) XPath
2 3 (21.43%) Objective-C
3 2 (14.29%) C
3 2 (14.29%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) Atmel