The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Salford with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
Manchester / Salford
Rank 16 13 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 -10  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 7 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 9.09% 14.63% 30.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.00% 15.00% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Median daily rate £425 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Salford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Salford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 70 40 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 90.91% 97.56% 86.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 32 14
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
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 £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Salford citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Salford

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Salford

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Salford region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 16 (88.89%) TDD
2 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 11 (61.11%) BDD
4 11 (61.11%) Node.js
5 10 (55.56%) REST
5 10 (55.56%) Scrum
6 9 (50.00%) Linux
7 8 (44.44%) Web Services
8 7 (38.89%) HTML
8 7 (38.89%) HTML5
8 7 (38.89%) Android
8 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
8 7 (38.89%) High Availability
8 7 (38.89%) Mobile App
8 7 (38.89%) React
9 6 (33.33%) Apache Cordova
9 6 (33.33%) Apple iOS
9 6 (33.33%) AngularJS
9 6 (33.33%) RESTful
9 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
9 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (33.33%) Java
9 6 (33.33%) SQL
9 6 (33.33%) Games
9 6 (33.33%) JUnit
9 6 (33.33%) HTTP
10 5 (27.78%) XML
10 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (22.22%) ES6

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) HTTP
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (11.11%) MarkLogic
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
2 6 (33.33%) JUnit
3 2 (11.11%) Babel
3 2 (11.11%) Mercurial
3 2 (11.11%) Subversion
3 2 (11.11%) webpack
4 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) Mocha
General
1 6 (33.33%) Games
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Software Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Software Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Node.js Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Scala Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Linux Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Android Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Android Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Scala Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Mobile Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) Node.js
2 10 (55.56%) REST
3 8 (44.44%) Web Services
4 7 (38.89%) HTML
4 7 (38.89%) HTML5
4 7 (38.89%) React
5 6 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 6 (33.33%) Apache Cordova
5 6 (33.33%) RESTful
6 5 (27.78%) XML
7 4 (22.22%) JSON
8 3 (16.67%) GStreamer
8 3 (16.67%) React Native
8 3 (16.67%) XSLT
9 2 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (11.11%) Ember.js
9 2 (11.11%) JMS
9 2 (11.11%) Pixi.js
9 2 (11.11%) WebGL
10 1 (5.56%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Mobile App
2 4 (22.22%) IPTV
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) Interactive TV
3 2 (11.11%) MHEG
3 2 (11.11%) Streaming Video
4 1 (5.56%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Games
4 1 (5.56%) New Media
4 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) Android
3 6 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) TDD
2 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (61.11%) BDD
4 10 (55.56%) Scrum
5 7 (38.89%) High Availability
6 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (16.67%) Kanban
7 3 (16.67%) OOP
7 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Supplier Management
8 2 (11.11%) Android Development
8 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 2 (11.11%) Use Case
9 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
9 1 (5.56%) Game Development
9 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) ES6
4 3 (16.67%) Scala
5 2 (11.11%) ActionScript
5 2 (11.11%) C#
5 2 (11.11%) C++
5 2 (11.11%) ECMAScript
5 2 (11.11%) PHP
5 2 (11.11%) Ruby
6 1 (5.56%) Apple Swift
6 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Twitter
2 2 (11.11%) OpenTV
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
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