Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Salford during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 18 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 11 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 8.59% 9.65% 10.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.17% 9.82% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 8
Salford median daily rate £400 £434 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.78% +8.44% +14.29%
10th Percentile £288 £375 £351
90th Percentile £459 £475 £488
Manchester median daily rate £463 £426 £375
% change year-on-year +8.50% +13.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Salford median hourly rate - - -
Manchester median hourly rate £44.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.63% +6.67% -11.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford. 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
Salford
Contract vacancies in Salford with a recognized job title 120 112 72
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.75% 98.25% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 86 50
Salford median daily rate £425 £413 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +16.20% +4.80%
10th Percentile £221 £220 £200
90th Percentile £582 £595 £488
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 7 10
Salford median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +6.78% +40.48%
10th Percentile £12.08 £12.89 £12.45
90th Percentile £31.50 £19.19 £19.25
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +5.00%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Salford over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Salford

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (81.82%) Linux
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) JIRA
4 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
5 5 (45.45%) RESTful
5 5 (45.45%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (45.45%) JSON
5 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (45.45%) Software Architecture
5 5 (45.45%) GPG13
5 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (45.45%) XML
5 5 (45.45%) Windows
5 5 (45.45%) GitLab
5 5 (45.45%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (36.36%) Packer
6 4 (36.36%) Ubuntu
6 4 (36.36%) Python
6 4 (36.36%) SMS
6 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
6 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
6 4 (36.36%) Debian
6 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
6 4 (36.36%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (36.36%) KVM
6 4 (36.36%) Ansible
6 4 (36.36%) Docker
6 4 (36.36%) logstash
6 4 (36.36%) DevOps

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (36.36%) Amazon S3
3 1 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (9.09%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (9.09%) GitHub
3 1 (9.09%) Serverless
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SMS
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
1 6 (54.55%) JIRA
2 5 (45.45%) GitLab
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (45.45%) JSON
1 5 (45.45%) RESTful
1 5 (45.45%) XML
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) Node.js
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) React
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (9.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) CentOS
3 4 (36.36%) Debian
3 4 (36.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (45.45%) Software Architecture
4 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 4 (36.36%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Kanban
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) OpenUP
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
1 4 (36.36%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Docker
1 4 (36.36%) KVM
1 4 (36.36%) LXC
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Ansible
1 4 (36.36%) Kibana
1 4 (36.36%) logstash
1 4 (36.36%) Packer
2 1 (9.09%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Red Hat