Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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.

Software Engineering
Manchester > Salford
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 11 6
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 26 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 20.16% 16.24% 18.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.61% 17.76% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 13
Salford median daily rate £400 £429 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.71% +14.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £355 £375 £239
90th Percentile £478 £483 £478
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £369
% change year-on-year - +15.25% +5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Salford median hourly rate - - -
Manchester median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -5.88%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Salford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 115 107 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 89.15% 91.45% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 90 52
Salford median daily rate £425 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +16.07% -
10th Percentile £277 £220 £200
90th Percentile £579 £595 £483
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 5
Salford median hourly rate £17.43 £19.25 £18.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.45% +5.16% -
10th Percentile £12.18 £15.73 £14.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £23.78 £19.25
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.75% -23.75% +33.33%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Salford.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Salford over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Salford

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Linux
2 14 (53.85%) JSON
3 11 (42.31%) Node.js
3 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
3 11 (42.31%) CSS
4 10 (38.46%) JIRA
4 10 (38.46%) Git (software)
5 9 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (34.62%) GPG13
5 9 (34.62%) RESTful
5 9 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (34.62%) Software Architecture
5 9 (34.62%) XML
5 9 (34.62%) Windows
5 9 (34.62%) GitLab
5 9 (34.62%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (30.77%) DevOps
7 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (26.92%) HTML
7 7 (26.92%) SMS
7 7 (26.92%) TDD
7 7 (26.92%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (23.08%) Amazon S3
8 6 (23.08%) Kibana
8 6 (23.08%) logstash
9 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
9 5 (19.23%) Ansible
9 5 (19.23%) LXC

Software Engineering
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 6 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 9 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (26.92%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (23.08%) Amazon S3
4 4 (15.38%) GitHub
5 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (3.85%) Serverless
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) SMS
2 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Git (software)
1 10 (38.46%) JIRA
2 9 (34.62%) GitLab
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Software Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) JavaScript Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (11.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Developer
5 3 (11.54%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) AWS Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Python Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) JSON
2 11 (42.31%) CSS
2 11 (42.31%) Node.js
3 9 (34.62%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (34.62%) RESTful
3 9 (34.62%) XML
4 7 (26.92%) HTML
5 4 (15.38%) CSS3
5 4 (15.38%) Web Services
6 3 (11.54%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (3.85%) HTML5
7 1 (3.85%) React
7 1 (3.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Linux
2 9 (34.62%) Windows
3 5 (19.23%) CentOS
3 5 (19.23%) Debian
3 5 (19.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (34.62%) Software Architecture
3 8 (30.77%) DevOps
4 7 (26.92%) TDD
5 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (19.23%) Kanban
5 5 (19.23%) OpenUP
6 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
6 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Workflow
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.69%) Line Management
8 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
2 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
2 5 (19.23%) Python
3 3 (11.54%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) GPG13
2 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) KVM
1 5 (19.23%) LXC
2 4 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Kibana
1 6 (23.08%) logstash
2 5 (19.23%) Ansible
3 4 (15.38%) Packer
4 1 (3.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (3.85%) Icinga
4 1 (3.85%) Nagios
4 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Red Hat