The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 6 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 37 98 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 18.32% 34.27% 28.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.27% 35.00% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 89 30
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£400 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £324 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -6.78%
Developer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
192 280 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 95.05% 97.90% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 206 101
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 13
Average hourly rate £13.19 £12.25 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £8.25 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.55 £25.00 £15.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Suffolk region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the Suffolk region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -7 24 £400 +3.22% 8
Bury St Edmunds -1 2 £413 +20.00% 1
Developer
East of England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (38.96%) Java
3 28 (36.36%) C#
3 28 (36.36%) Web Services
4 24 (31.17%) SQL Server
5 20 (25.97%) SOAP
6 17 (22.08%) XML
6 17 (22.08%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (22.08%) JIRA
7 16 (20.78%) .NET
8 15 (19.48%) WCF
8 15 (19.48%) Scrum
8 15 (19.48%) Jenkins
9 14 (18.18%) REST
9 14 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
10 13 (16.88%) TDD
10 13 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (15.58%) SQL
12 11 (14.29%) HTML
13 10 (12.99%) jQuery
13 10 (12.99%) Spring
14 9 (11.69%) Subversion
14 9 (11.69%) Linux
14 9 (11.69%) Cyber Security
15 8 (10.39%) CSS
16 7 (9.09%) Visual Studio
16 7 (9.09%) ASP.NET
16 7 (9.09%) NUnit
16 7 (9.09%) ReSharper

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (22.08%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (7.79%) Confluence
3 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.90%) Drupal
5 1 (1.30%) JBoss
5 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.30%) Jetty
5 1 (1.30%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.30%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Office
2 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.30%) MS Project
3 1 (1.30%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.19%) GitHub
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.60%) PaaS
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.60%) IaaS
3 2 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) FTP
1 1 (1.30%) HTTP
1 1 (1.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (31.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) MySQL
3 4 (5.19%) Apache Hive
3 4 (5.19%) Big Data
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.90%) Data Mining
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (22.08%) JIRA
2 15 (19.48%) Jenkins
3 9 (11.69%) Subversion
4 7 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 7 (9.09%) NUnit
4 7 (9.09%) ReSharper
4 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 6 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.19%) Gradle
6 4 (5.19%) Geb
7 2 (2.60%) Robot Framework
7 2 (2.60%) Maven
8 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.30%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.30%) Ant
8 1 (1.30%) JUnit
8 1 (1.30%) JBehave
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.30%) Advertising
3 1 (1.30%) Publishing
3 1 (1.30%) Marketing
3 1 (1.30%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (36.36%) Web Services
2 20 (25.97%) SOAP
3 17 (22.08%) XML
4 16 (20.78%) .NET
5 15 (19.48%) WCF
6 14 (18.18%) REST
7 11 (14.29%) HTML
8 10 (12.99%) jQuery
8 10 (12.99%) Spring
9 8 (10.39%) CSS
10 7 (9.09%) ASP.NET
10 7 (9.09%) Castle Windsor
11 5 (6.49%) Hibernate
11 5 (6.49%) HTML5
12 4 (5.19%) Spring Boot
13 3 (3.90%) WSDL
13 3 (3.90%) JSON
13 3 (3.90%) Spring MVC
13 3 (3.90%) Java EE
13 3 (3.90%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Visualisation
2 4 (5.19%) Clustering
2 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.90%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.90%) Open Source
4 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) MPEG
5 1 (1.30%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.30%) Statistics
5 1 (1.30%) CUDA
5 1 (1.30%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.69%) Linux
2 6 (7.79%) Windows
3 2 (2.60%) Android
3 2 (2.60%) CentOS
3 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.60%) UNIX
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.48%) Scrum
3 13 (16.88%) TDD
3 13 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (11.69%) Cyber Security
5 6 (7.79%) Kanban
6 5 (6.49%) CRM
6 5 (6.49%) Information Security
7 4 (5.19%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.19%) Unit Testing
7 4 (5.19%) MVC
7 4 (5.19%) OOD
8 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.90%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.90%) Project Planning
8 3 (3.90%) Information Management
8 3 (3.90%) Migration
8 3 (3.90%) User Stories
9 2 (2.60%) BDD
9 2 (2.60%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (38.96%) Java
2 28 (36.36%) C#
3 14 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 12 (15.58%) SQL
5 6 (7.79%) VBA
5 6 (7.79%) Python
6 4 (5.19%) Perl
7 2 (2.60%) PHP
7 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.60%) C++
8 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.30%) R
8 1 (1.30%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.90%) Degree
2 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.90%) OpenAM
3 2 (2.60%) Puppet
3 2 (2.60%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.30%) Kibana
4 1 (1.30%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.79%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
3 3 (3.90%) Google
3 3 (3.90%) ForgeRock
4 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.30%) IBM
5 1 (1.30%) Apigee
5 1 (1.30%) Mashery