Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Suffolk during the 6 months to 22 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.

Consultant
East of England > Suffolk
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 28 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 14 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 4.65% 4.38% 3.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.24% 4.60% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 7
Suffolk median daily rate £550 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.15% -3.53% +21.34%
10th Percentile £413 £330 £359
90th Percentile £621 £583 £535
East of England median daily rate £475 £405 £450
% change year-on-year +17.28% -10.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Suffolk median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £23.75 £46.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year -48.65% +10.12% +71.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk. 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
Suffolk
Contract vacancies in Suffolk with a recognized job title 267 413 331
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 88.70% 95.16% 96.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 256 203
Suffolk median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% -
10th Percentile £250 £200 £201
90th Percentile £575 £538 £523
East of England median daily rate £415 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +7.10% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 11
Suffolk median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.47 £7.75
90th Percentile £35.50 £41.18 £16.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £22.73
% change year-on-year -4.88% -9.81% +13.65%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Suffolk

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Suffolk

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Suffolk over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Suffolk

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Suffolk

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Suffolk region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +10 13 £550 +17.65% 2
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Suffolk region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) McAfee
2 5 (35.71%) DV Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (35.71%) SIEM
3 4 (28.57%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) CISSP
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 2 (14.29%) Logistics
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (7.14%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (7.14%) DevOps
6 1 (7.14%) Line Management
6 1 (7.14%) Cyberattack
6 1 (7.14%) IaaS
6 1 (7.14%) Record to Report

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) 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%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
1 1 (7.14%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (7.14%) REST
1 1 (7.14%) WCF
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Cyberattack
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (35.71%) SIEM
3 4 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Logistics
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (7.14%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) DV Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) CEH
3 1 (7.14%) CISM
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSD
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) McAfee
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) Imperva
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) SAP