Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Ipswich during the 6 months to 22 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.

Consultant
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 29 26
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 14 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 5.67% 2.61% 4.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.48% 2.78% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 10
Ipswich median daily rate £450 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -22.22% +50.00%
10th Percentile £413 £315 £284
90th Percentile £549 £655 £558
Suffolk median daily rate £450 £405 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Ipswich median hourly rate - - -
Suffolk median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich. 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
Ipswich
Contract vacancies in Ipswich with a recognized job title 216 288 257
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.45% 94.12% 97.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 171 170
Ipswich median daily rate £400 £425 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.72% +3.44%
10th Percentile £209 £250 £263
90th Percentile £574 £575 £575
Suffolk median daily rate £393 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -4.27% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Ipswich median hourly rate £26.00 £14.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.31% +18.37% -7.55%
10th Percentile £14.80 £9.99 £9.35
90th Percentile £37.20 £30.83 £14.48
Suffolk median hourly rate £12.00 £16.56 £12.50
% change year-on-year -27.53% +32.46% -3.85%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Ipswich.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Ipswich

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Ipswich.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Ipswich

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Ipswich over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Ipswich

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in Ipswich.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Ipswich

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Consultant 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 Ipswich region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) Service Management
4 4 (28.57%) X++
4 4 (28.57%) MorphX
5 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (21.43%) Workflow
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Billing
5 3 (21.43%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
5 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
6 2 (14.29%) Logistics
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 2 (14.29%) Asset Management

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) IaaS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) 3GPP
1 1 (7.14%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MorphX
2 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Billing
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) General Ledger
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) JMS
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) WCF
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Service Management
2 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (21.43%) Workflow
3 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Logistics
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Post-Production
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) X++
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) CISSP
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSD
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.14%) Genesys