The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Salford 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
Manchester / Salford
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 - 6
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 3.85% - 9.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.00% - 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £393
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 Salford. 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
Salford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 25 32 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 96.15% 96.97% 90.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 15
Median daily rate £388 £220 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +76.13% -42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £120 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £12.17 - £13.60
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 - £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 - £16.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Salford

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Salford

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

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 Salford region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) HTML5
2 3 (60.00%) Mocha
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) Node.js
2 3 (60.00%) Jasmine
2 3 (60.00%) GitHub
2 3 (60.00%) ES6
3 2 (40.00%) Pixi.js
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Android Development
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5 Canvas
3 2 (40.00%) WebGL
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) IPTV
3 2 (40.00%) Streaming Video
3 2 (40.00%) GStreamer
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) Use Case

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) GitHub
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Jasmine
1 3 (60.00%) Mocha
2 1 (20.00%) Babel
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) Grunt
2 1 (20.00%) gulp
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) webpack
2 1 (20.00%) Yeoman
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) HTML5
1 3 (60.00%) Node.js
2 2 (40.00%) GStreamer
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5 Canvas
2 2 (40.00%) Pixi.js
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) WebGL
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Play Framework
3 1 (20.00%) React
3 1 (20.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) IPTV
1 2 (40.00%) Streaming Video
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Android Development
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Microservices
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile First
4 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (20.00%) Service Design
4 1 (20.00%) Webhook
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) ES6
3 1 (20.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) Groovy
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (40.00%) Degree