The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Ipswich during the 3 months to 28 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.

Consultant
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 26 21
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 4 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 4.35% 3.14% 3.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.60% 3.28% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £450 £650 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.76% +85.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £51.03 £47.50
% change year-on-year +3.86% +7.42%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich. 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
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 87 183 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 94.57% 95.81% 97.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 103 104
Median daily rate £400 £475 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +16.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £133 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 12
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 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 28 June 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 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) CRM
3 3 (21.43%) ERP
3 3 (21.43%) Billing
4 2 (14.29%) CISM
4 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (14.29%) X++
4 2 (14.29%) MorphX
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) CISSP
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (14.29%) F5
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security
4 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle CX
5 1 (7.14%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (7.14%) QRadar
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
5 1 (7.14%) Post-Production
5 1 (7.14%) GDPR
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (7.14%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS

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 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) 3GPP
2 1 (7.14%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (7.14%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MorphX
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Billing
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) CRM
1 3 (21.43%) ERP
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (7.14%) Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) Post-Production
3 1 (7.14%) Product Management
3 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) SIEM
3 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) X++
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CISM
1 2 (14.29%) CISSP
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CEH
2 1 (7.14%) CISA
2 1 (7.14%) CRISC
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) GDPR
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (7.14%) Splunk