The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 March 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 Engineer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 76 85
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.30% 1.45% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 1.54% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 12
Median daily rate £463 £425 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +45.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £370 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £48.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.41% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1251 1689 1565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.84% 94.46% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 983 822
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £12.28 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Manchester

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Manchester

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Manchester

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Manchester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineer in Manchester

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 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
Salford -5 1 £425 +30.76% 1
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Software Engineer 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 Manchester region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (64.00%) Web Services
3 16 (64.00%) BDD
4 15 (60.00%) REST
4 15 (60.00%) SQL
4 15 (60.00%) TDD
5 14 (56.00%) Linux
5 14 (56.00%) High Availability
5 14 (56.00%) RESTful
6 13 (52.00%) NoSQL
6 13 (52.00%) HTTP
7 12 (48.00%) Scrum
7 12 (48.00%) Git (software)
8 11 (44.00%) JUnit
8 11 (44.00%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (40.00%) XML
10 8 (32.00%) JSON
10 8 (32.00%) Scala
10 8 (32.00%) Node.js
11 6 (24.00%) XSLT
12 5 (20.00%) MySQL
13 4 (16.00%) Java
13 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (16.00%) Twitter
14 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
14 3 (12.00%) Apache Cordova
14 3 (12.00%) Docker
14 3 (12.00%) DevOps

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (4.00%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (52.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (20.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.00%) MarkLogic
3 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.00%) Big Data
4 1 (4.00%) Couchbase
4 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (44.00%) JUnit
3 3 (12.00%) Subversion
4 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.00%) JIRA
4 2 (8.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (8.00%) Vagrant
5 1 (4.00%) Babel
5 1 (4.00%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.00%) ClearCase
5 1 (4.00%) ClearQuest
5 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.00%) webpack
General
1 3 (12.00%) Games
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) Web Services
2 15 (60.00%) REST
3 14 (56.00%) RESTful
4 10 (40.00%) XML
5 8 (32.00%) JSON
5 8 (32.00%) Node.js
6 6 (24.00%) XSLT
7 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (12.00%) Apache Cordova
7 3 (12.00%) React
8 2 (8.00%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (8.00%) HTML
8 2 (8.00%) HTML5
8 2 (8.00%) JMS
8 2 (8.00%) React Native
9 1 (4.00%) .NET
9 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
9 1 (4.00%) DirectX
9 1 (4.00%) OpenGL
9 1 (4.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Android
2 3 (12.00%) Unix
3 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (64.00%) BDD
4 15 (60.00%) TDD
5 14 (56.00%) High Availability
6 12 (48.00%) Scrum
7 11 (44.00%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (12.00%) DevOps
10 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
10 2 (8.00%) Game Development
11 1 (4.00%) Kanban
11 1 (4.00%) Multithreading
11 1 (4.00%) OOP
11 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
11 1 (4.00%) Project Management
11 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
11 1 (4.00%) RUP
11 1 (4.00%) UML
11 1 (4.00%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) Scala
3 4 (16.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) Python
5 2 (8.00%) ES6
5 2 (8.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) C#
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) ECMAScript
6 1 (4.00%) Lua
6 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
1 1 (4.00%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Twitter
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Wonderware
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