The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Graduate in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 530 532 519
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 50 48 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 15
Average daily rate £125 £125 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £90 £77
10% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £190 £190
UK excluding London average daily rate £105 £120 £115
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 15
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £7.80 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £13.13 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £11.63
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -1.07%
Graduate
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Graduate in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in England

Graduate
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Graduate across the England region.

Graduate Daily Rate Trend in England

Graduate
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Graduate across the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Graduate Daily Rate Histogram in England

Graduate
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Graduate across the England region.

Graduate Hourly Rate Trend in England

Graduate
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 21 £125 +8.69% 72
South East -1 17 £110 -33.33% 66
North West - 5 £90 - 30
East of England -2 4 - - 39
West Midlands -14 2 - - 9
South West +2 1 - - 19
East Midlands -7 1 - - 12
Graduate
UK

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Graduate in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Graduate in their job title.

1 53 (49.53%) Degree
2 20 (18.69%) Computer Science
3 18 (16.82%) MS Excel
4 16 (14.95%) MS Office
5 15 (14.02%) HTML
6 14 (13.08%) Windows
6 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
7 13 (12.15%) Mathematics
8 12 (11.21%) JavaScript
8 12 (11.21%) Finance
9 11 (10.28%) Time Management
9 11 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (9.35%) Java
10 10 (9.35%) Project Management
11 9 (8.41%) SQL
12 8 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (7.48%) Telecoms
13 7 (6.54%) C#
13 7 (6.54%) CSS
14 6 (5.61%) Security Cleared
14 6 (5.61%) C++
14 6 (5.61%) Service Delivery
15 5 (4.67%) Legal
15 5 (4.67%) Linux
15 5 (4.67%) OO
16 4 (3.74%) Ajax
16 4 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
16 4 (3.74%) Business Analysis
16 4 (3.74%) Software Engineering
16 4 (3.74%) WCAG

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Graduate in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Graduate in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.87%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.87%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.93%) Node.js
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (16.82%) MS Excel
2 16 (14.95%) MS Office
3 4 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.74%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.93%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) LatentZero
1 2 (1.87%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.93%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.93%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) Intranet
2 1 (0.93%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.74%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (2.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.87%) GIS
3 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.93%) Big Data
4 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.93%) QlikView
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) gulp
1 1 (0.93%) webpack
General
1 12 (11.21%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.67%) Legal
4 3 (2.80%) Front Office
4 3 (2.80%) Marketing
4 3 (2.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.87%) Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Games
5 2 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.87%) Publishing
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.02%) HTML
2 7 (6.54%) CSS
3 4 (3.74%) Ajax
4 3 (2.80%) .NET
5 2 (1.87%) HTML5
6 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.93%) CSS3
6 1 (0.93%) jQuery
6 1 (0.93%) Sass
6 1 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.93%) XML
6 1 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Computer Science
2 13 (12.15%) Mathematics
3 11 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.74%) Blog
4 4 (3.74%) Psychology
5 3 (2.80%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.80%) Economics
5 3 (2.80%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.80%) Physics
5 3 (2.80%) PMI
6 2 (1.87%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.87%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.93%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.93%) CMDB
7 1 (0.93%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.93%) NHS
7 1 (0.93%) Social Media
7 1 (0.93%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.08%) Windows
2 5 (4.67%) Linux
3 4 (3.74%) Mac OS X
3 4 (3.74%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.87%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.28%) Time Management
2 10 (9.35%) Project Management
3 8 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (5.61%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.67%) OO
6 4 (3.74%) Business Analysis
6 4 (3.74%) Software Engineering
6 4 (3.74%) Web Accessibility
6 4 (3.74%) Workflow
7 3 (2.80%) Analytics
7 3 (2.80%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.80%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.80%) ITIL
7 3 (2.80%) Migration
7 3 (2.80%) Scrum
7 3 (2.80%) Signal Processing
8 2 (1.87%) Data Analysis
8 2 (1.87%) Logistics
8 2 (1.87%) Release Management
8 2 (1.87%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.21%) JavaScript
2 10 (9.35%) Java
3 9 (8.41%) SQL
4 7 (6.54%) C#
5 6 (5.61%) C++
6 3 (2.80%) PHP
6 3 (2.80%) VBA
7 2 (1.87%) Python
8 1 (0.93%) C
8 1 (0.93%) ES6
Qualifications
1 53 (49.53%) Degree
2 6 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.74%) ECDL
4 3 (2.80%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.93%) CIPD
5 1 (0.93%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) WCAG
2 3 (2.80%) QA
3 2 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.87%) SLA
4 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.87%) Fidessa
2 2 (1.87%) Lotus
2 2 (1.87%) Remedy
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe
3 1 (0.93%) Bloomberg
3 1 (0.93%) Brio
3 1 (0.93%) Citrix
3 1 (0.93%) Cognos
3 1 (0.93%) ESRI
3 1 (0.93%) Fujitsu
3 1 (0.93%) Google
3 1 (0.93%) HP
3 1 (0.93%) ION Trading
3 1 (0.93%) Mapinfo
3 1 (0.93%) McAfee
3 1 (0.93%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (0.93%) Nokia
3 1 (0.93%) Symantec
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