The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Degree
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 22 17
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5  
Contract jobs citing Degree 2 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 1.18% 3.61% 5.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.76% 18.92% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 7
Median daily rate £375 £160 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +134.37% -64.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -31.25% +25.00%  

Degree is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk.

Academic & Professional Certification
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17 37 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 10.00% 19.07% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 31 18
Median daily rate £375 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -19.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Suffolk

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Suffolk

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Suffolk

Degree
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 Degree within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 28 March 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 -3 2 £375 +134.37% 2
Degree
East of England

Degree
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Suffolk region with a requirement for Degree.

1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 3 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) MCSA
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) CCNP
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) MS Office
3 2 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) WLAN
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless
3 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Law
3 2 (18.18%) Legal

Degree
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 (9.09%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 2 (18.18%) VLAN
1 2 (18.18%) Wireless
1 2 (18.18%) WLAN
2 1 (9.09%) DSL
2 1 (9.09%) IPsec
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 3 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (18.18%) Law
3 2 (18.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Change Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Services Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Junior PHP Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Drools
1 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) Spring
1 1 (9.09%) Symfony
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
4 1 (9.09%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
1 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
1 2 (18.18%) People Management
1 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
1 2 (18.18%) Project Management
1 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (18.18%) Statistics
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
2 1 (9.09%) Network Design
2 1 (9.09%) RAD
2 1 (9.09%) SSADM
2 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNA
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
2 2 (18.18%) MCSA
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) HNC
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GAMP
1 1 (9.09%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Allen-Bradley
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Rockwell
3 1 (9.09%) Siemens
3 1 (9.09%) Wonderware