Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Ipswich during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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.

Developer
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 43 57 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 18.38% 21.19% 22.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.29% 22.27% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 37 33
Ipswich median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £298 £276 £273
90th Percentile £500 £455 £450
Suffolk median daily rate £385 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +2.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Ipswich median hourly rate - £11.60 -
Suffolk median hourly rate - £12.10 -

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 202 256 186
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 86.32% 95.17% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 152 113
Ipswich median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £250 £204 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £575
Suffolk median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 4
Ipswich median hourly rate £26.00 £11.67 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.89% -15.16% -21.43%
10th Percentile £14.80 £9.58 £10.13
90th Percentile £37.20 £17.48 £18.28
Suffolk median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00% -13.79%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Ipswich

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Ipswich

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Ipswich over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Ipswich

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Ipswich

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 15 (34.88%) Java
2 13 (30.23%) C#
2 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 11 (25.58%) HTML
3 11 (25.58%) Spring
4 10 (23.26%) Finance
5 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (18.60%) TDD
5 8 (18.60%) Microservices
6 7 (16.28%) Docker
6 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (16.28%) .NET
6 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
7 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
7 6 (13.95%) C++
7 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
7 6 (13.95%) CSS
7 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
7 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (13.95%) REST
7 6 (13.95%) Power BI
7 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (11.63%) Spring Boot
8 5 (11.63%) Kimball Methodology
8 5 (11.63%) Analytics
8 5 (11.63%) MVVM
8 5 (11.63%) WPF
8 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (11.63%) XAML

Developer 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 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (4.65%) JBoss
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Adobe Captivate
1 3 (6.98%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) Power BI
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.30%) NoSQL
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.65%) Apache Hive
4 2 (4.65%) Big Data
4 2 (4.65%) MySQL
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.33%) FileMaker
5 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.33%) HBase
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.33%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.33%) PowerPivot
5 1 (2.33%) Redis
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.98%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (6.98%) Gradle
3 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.65%) JIRA
3 2 (4.65%) JUnit
4 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.33%) Maven
4 1 (2.33%) Mocha
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
4 1 (2.33%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) HTML
1 11 (25.58%) Spring
2 7 (16.28%) .NET
3 6 (13.95%) CSS
3 6 (13.95%) REST
4 5 (11.63%) Spring Boot
4 5 (11.63%) WPF
5 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
5 4 (9.30%) HTML5
5 4 (9.30%) jQuery
5 4 (9.30%) Web Services
6 3 (6.98%) J2EE
7 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
7 2 (4.65%) LESS
7 2 (4.65%) Node.js
7 2 (4.65%) Sass
7 2 (4.65%) XML
8 1 (2.33%) Apache Camel
8 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) Graphic Design
3 3 (6.98%) Animation
3 3 (6.98%) e-Learning
3 3 (6.98%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) DataPower
4 1 (2.33%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.33%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (18.60%) Microservices
1 8 (18.60%) TDD
2 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (11.63%) Analytics
3 5 (11.63%) Kimball Methodology
3 5 (11.63%) MVVM
3 5 (11.63%) OOP
4 4 (9.30%) Data Modelling
4 4 (9.30%) Visualisation
5 3 (6.98%) BDD
5 3 (6.98%) Content Development
5 3 (6.98%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.65%) DevOps
6 2 (4.65%) Front End Development
6 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) Java
2 13 (30.23%) C#
2 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 6 (13.95%) C++
3 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
4 5 (11.63%) XAML
5 3 (6.98%) ES6
5 3 (6.98%) Python
6 2 (4.65%) Delphi
6 2 (4.65%) PHP
7 1 (2.33%) Groovy
7 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.33%) R
7 1 (2.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Adobe
4 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.33%) Borland
4 1 (2.33%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.33%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) SAP