The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Suffolk during the 3 months to 28 April 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
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 11 22
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 8 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 6.11% 10.37% 5.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% 10.55% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 6
Median daily rate £420 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £344 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £457 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +2.58% +1.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +2.22% +24.13%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk. 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
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 128 237 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 97.71% 98.34% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 158 129
Median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 19
Median hourly rate £12.00 £10.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -5 6 £425 +6.25%
Consultant
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Suffolk region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) CRM
2 4 (28.57%) ERP
3 3 (21.43%) CISSP
3 3 (21.43%) CISM
3 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Billing
3 3 (21.43%) F5
3 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (21.43%) Network Security
4 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (14.29%) QRadar
4 2 (14.29%) Splunk
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) CEH
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) NHS
5 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) Data Management
5 1 (7.14%) Retail
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity

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 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
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 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) AppScan
General
1 3 (21.43%) Billing
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) CRM
1 4 (28.57%) ERP
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (7.14%) Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) Informatics
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.14%) SIEM
3 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CISM
1 3 (21.43%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) CEH
3 1 (7.14%) CISA
3 1 (7.14%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) GDPR
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.14%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) QRadar
2 1 (7.14%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) F5
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Splunk
4 1 (7.14%) Acunetix
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com