Period
to 23 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 127 119
Rank change year-on-year +50 -8 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 56 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.96% 0.83% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 0.88% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 21
Manchester median daily rate £463 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.80% +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £359 £360 £313
90th Percentile £541 £475 £438
North West median daily rate £463 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +10.12% +12.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 7
Manchester median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £35.88 £40.00 £32.60
90th Percentile £50.63 £45.25 £39.25
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -7.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2710 3425 3397
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.30% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1684 2145 1970
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £238 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 86 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.75 £15.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.25% -3.67% +2.08%
10th Percentile £11.27 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.40 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £16.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year +16.67% -12.58% +17.97%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Manchester

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 October 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 6 months to 23 October 2017. 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
Salford +4 12 £400 -6.43%
Stockport +10 6 - - 2
Bolton -2 3 - -
Cheadle - 3 - -
Altrincham - 2 - -
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 56 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (46.43%) Linux
4 21 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 20 (35.71%) Java
6 17 (30.36%) JavaScript
7 16 (28.57%) JIRA
8 15 (26.79%) TDD
8 15 (26.79%) Scrum
8 15 (26.79%) Node.js
9 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
10 12 (21.43%) Red Hat
11 11 (19.64%) Configuration Management
12 10 (17.86%) C++
12 10 (17.86%) Web Services
12 10 (17.86%) Python
12 10 (17.86%) SMS
12 10 (17.86%) Test Automation
12 10 (17.86%) Ansible
13 9 (16.07%) DevOps
13 9 (16.07%) Bash Shell
13 9 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (16.07%) Windows
14 8 (14.29%) Spring
14 8 (14.29%) RESTful
14 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (14.29%) Shell Script
15 7 (12.50%) XML
15 7 (12.50%) HTML
15 7 (12.50%) C#

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 4 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.57%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) ArchestrA
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (7.14%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.57%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.57%) PaaS
4 2 (3.57%) Serverless
4 2 (3.57%) Slack
4 2 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) SMS
2 2 (3.57%) HTTP
3 1 (1.79%) Broadband
3 1 (1.79%) DNS
3 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.79%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 5 (8.93%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.93%) MySQL
2 5 (8.93%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.57%) Big Data
4 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 16 (28.57%) JIRA
3 13 (23.21%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.93%) GitLab
5 3 (5.36%) Jasmine
5 3 (5.36%) JUnit
6 2 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (3.57%) Bitbucket
6 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.57%) LabVIEW
6 2 (3.57%) Subversion
7 1 (1.79%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.79%) Hudson
7 1 (1.79%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.93%) Aerospace
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Automotive
3 2 (3.57%) Electronics
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Military
4 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) Node.js
2 10 (17.86%) Web Services
3 8 (14.29%) RESTful
3 8 (14.29%) Spring
4 7 (12.50%) HTML
4 7 (12.50%) React
4 7 (12.50%) XML
5 6 (10.71%) JSON
6 5 (8.93%) CSS
6 5 (8.93%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (8.93%) REST
7 4 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 4 (7.14%) HTML5
8 3 (5.36%) .NET
8 3 (5.36%) Swing
9 2 (3.57%) Sass
9 2 (3.57%) WPF
10 1 (1.79%) CSS3
10 1 (1.79%) FFmpeg
10 1 (1.79%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.79%) RIA
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (46.43%) Linux
2 9 (16.07%) Windows
3 7 (12.50%) CentOS
3 7 (12.50%) Debian
3 7 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 6 (10.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.79%) Scrum
3 15 (26.79%) TDD
4 11 (19.64%) Configuration Management
5 10 (17.86%) Test Automation
6 9 (16.07%) DevOps
7 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (12.50%) Kanban
9 6 (10.71%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (10.71%) Microservices
9 6 (10.71%) Software Architecture
10 5 (8.93%) Open Source
10 5 (8.93%) Pair Programming
10 5 (8.93%) UML
11 4 (7.14%) BDD
11 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
11 4 (7.14%) OO
11 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy
12 3 (5.36%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) Java
2 17 (30.36%) JavaScript
3 10 (17.86%) C++
3 10 (17.86%) Python
4 9 (16.07%) Bash Shell
5 8 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 7 (12.50%) C#
6 7 (12.50%) SQL
7 5 (8.93%) C
8 2 (3.57%) Ada
8 2 (3.57%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.79%) Ada 95
9 1 (1.79%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.79%) Perl
9 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) GPG13
2 1 (1.79%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Docker
1 7 (12.50%) KVM
1 7 (12.50%) LXC
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) Ansible
2 6 (10.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 6 (10.71%) Packer
3 4 (7.14%) Kibana
3 4 (7.14%) logstash
4 2 (3.57%) Icinga
4 2 (3.57%) Nagios
5 1 (1.79%) Puppet
5 1 (1.79%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) Red Hat
2 3 (5.36%) Pega
3 2 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco
4 1 (1.79%) Genesys
4 1 (1.79%) Serena
4 1 (1.79%) Twitter
4 1 (1.79%) VMware
4 1 (1.79%) Wonderware