The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in Salford during the 3 months to 24 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 Engineer
Manchester / Salford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 - 7
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 16.67% - 9.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.39% - 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £406 - £369
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 - £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 - £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +3.28% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.35% +5.87%  

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 23 35 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 95.83% 97.22% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 16
Median daily rate £400 £220 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -45.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £120 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £500
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 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Python
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (60.00%) Ubuntu
3 3 (60.00%) Debian
3 3 (60.00%) CentOS
3 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (60.00%) KVM
3 3 (60.00%) Ansible
3 3 (60.00%) Docker
3 3 (60.00%) LXC
3 3 (60.00%) Packer
4 2 (40.00%) Node.js
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) HTML5
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful
5 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (20.00%) GStreamer
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (20.00%) Hudson

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 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Hudson
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) HTML5
1 2 (40.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (20.00%) FFmpeg
2 1 (20.00%) GStreamer
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) React
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) CentOS
2 3 (60.00%) Debian
2 3 (60.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (60.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Docker
1 3 (60.00%) KVM
1 3 (60.00%) LXC
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Ansible
1 3 (60.00%) Packer
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat