Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Suffolk during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Software Developer
East of England > Suffolk
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 46 47
Rank change year-on-year +21 +1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 3.47% 0.63% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.89% 0.67% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Suffolk median daily rate £388 £356 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +5.56% -28.95%
10th Percentile £369 £318 £314
90th Percentile £406 £399 £371
East of England median daily rate £381 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.93% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Suffolk median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £41.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +22.06% -9.33% -

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 283 448 440
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.27% 94.71% 96.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 274 291
Suffolk median daily rate £398 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.05% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £133 £214 £269
90th Percentile £569 £550 £525
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 18
Suffolk median hourly rate £12.00 £14.73 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.53% +17.84% -3.85%
10th Percentile £10.30 £12.15 £8.63
90th Percentile £35.50 £42.50 £15.45
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £20.94
% change year-on-year -19.55% +6.88% +4.68%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Suffolk

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Suffolk

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Suffolk

Software Developer
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 Software Developer within the Suffolk region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +11 7 £388 -
Bury St Edmunds +8 1 - - 1
Software Developer
East of England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software 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 Suffolk region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) WPF
3 7 (63.64%) C++
3 7 (63.64%) XAML
3 7 (63.64%) MVVM
4 6 (54.55%) TDD
4 6 (54.55%) .NET
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) MVC
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) WCF
6 3 (27.27%) Web Development
7 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (18.18%) Silverlight
7 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (18.18%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) CRM
7 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (18.18%) Workflow
8 1 (9.09%) HTML5
8 1 (9.09%) Apache Hive
8 1 (9.09%) REST
8 1 (9.09%) Scrum
8 1 (9.09%) VB6
8 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (9.09%) Ajax
8 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (9.09%) N-Tier

Software Developer 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 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
2 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Hive
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
1 1 (9.09%) HBase
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) WPF
2 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) WCF
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (18.18%) Silverlight
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Ajax
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (9.09%) jQuery
5 1 (9.09%) JSON
5 1 (9.09%) Kafka
5 1 (9.09%) REST
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) MVVM
2 6 (54.55%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) MVC
3 3 (27.27%) Web Development
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (9.09%) Scorecard
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) SOLID
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) C++
2 7 (63.64%) XAML
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Scala
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VB
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) MCP
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Cloudera