The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Salford 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
Manchester / Salford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 16 7
Rank change year-on-year -5 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 1.39% 6.82% 8.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 6.98% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £425 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -3.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 66 43 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 91.67% 97.73% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 32 17
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £120 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -  
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 Salford

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Salford

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Salford

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

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 Salford region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 8 (100.00%) BDD
2 7 (87.50%) REST
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 7 (87.50%) Web Services
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) JUnit
3 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 6 (75.00%) HTTP
3 6 (75.00%) Scrum
3 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (75.00%) RESTful
3 6 (75.00%) High Availability
3 6 (75.00%) NoSQL
4 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (62.50%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (62.50%) XML
5 4 (50.00%) JSON
5 4 (50.00%) Node.js
6 3 (37.50%) Scala
6 3 (37.50%) Twitter
6 3 (37.50%) XSLT
6 3 (37.50%) Java
7 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (25.00%) MySQL
7 2 (25.00%) Oracle
7 2 (25.00%) Unix
7 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
7 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

Software Engineer 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 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (25.00%) MarkLogic
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (75.00%) JUnit
2 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) REST
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) RESTful
3 5 (62.50%) XML
4 4 (50.00%) JSON
4 4 (50.00%) Node.js
5 3 (37.50%) XSLT
6 2 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (25.00%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (25.00%) JMS
6 2 (25.00%) React
7 1 (12.50%) HTML
7 1 (12.50%) HTML5
7 1 (12.50%) Pixi.js
7 1 (12.50%) React Native
7 1 (12.50%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Android
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) BDD
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
3 6 (75.00%) High Availability
3 6 (75.00%) Scrum
4 5 (62.50%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (12.50%) 3D Programming
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) Android Development
6 1 (12.50%) Game Development
6 1 (12.50%) Kanban
6 1 (12.50%) OOP
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Scala
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) ES6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Twitter
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
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