The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 499 468 445
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 58 54 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 36
Average daily rate £135 £125 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £106 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £202 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £196 £110
% change year-on-year
-43.87% +78.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 19
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -11.53%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47436 40059 51618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29338 23533 29060
Average daily rate £398 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 2075 2465
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Graduate
UK

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 17 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Graduate across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Graduate Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -4 19 - - 21
London -46 15 £135 +8.00% 78
South East -18 9 - - 46
South West -22 5 £150 - 34
North West -19 3 £175 - 24
Yorkshire - 3 £108 - 13
East Midlands -13 2 £100 -9.09% 13
East of England -31 2 - - 25
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 3
Graduate
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Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 45 (35.43%) Degree
2 26 (20.47%) HTML
3 20 (15.75%) Finance
3 20 (15.75%) Windows
4 17 (13.39%) Linux
4 17 (13.39%) Computer Science
5 16 (12.60%) HTML5
5 16 (12.60%) Flash
5 16 (12.60%) C#
6 15 (11.81%) Microsoft
6 15 (11.81%) Adobe
6 15 (11.81%) E-Learning
6 15 (11.81%) Adobe Captivate
6 15 (11.81%) Multimedia
7 12 (9.45%) MS Excel
8 11 (8.66%) UNIX
8 11 (8.66%) PHP
8 11 (8.66%) .NET
8 11 (8.66%) Banking
9 10 (7.87%) SQL
10 9 (7.09%) C++
10 9 (7.09%) Software Engineering
11 8 (6.30%) Investment Banking
11 8 (6.30%) Data Entry
11 8 (6.30%) MySQL
11 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (6.30%) Automotive
12 7 (5.51%) Telecoms
12 7 (5.51%) Oracle
12 7 (5.51%) VB.NET

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 5 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.57%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (11.81%) Adobe Captivate
2 12 (9.45%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.72%) MS Office
4 5 (3.94%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (3.15%) Photoshop
5 4 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.57%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.79%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.79%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) 3G
2 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.79%) LTE
2 1 (0.79%) GSM
2 1 (0.79%) VoIP
2 1 (0.79%) WCDMA
2 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.30%) MySQL
2 6 (4.72%) NonStop SQL
3 4 (3.15%) EDMS
3 4 (3.15%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.36%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.57%) OLAP
5 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.79%) Maven
2 1 (0.79%) Selenium
2 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.79%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.79%) Axure RP
General
1 20 (15.75%) Finance
2 15 (11.81%) Multimedia
3 11 (8.66%) Banking
4 8 (6.30%) Investment Banking
4 8 (6.30%) Automotive
5 7 (5.51%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.94%) Marketing
7 4 (3.15%) Advertising
8 3 (2.36%) German Language
8 3 (2.36%) Games
9 2 (1.57%) Retail
9 2 (1.57%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (1.57%) Dutch Language
9 2 (1.57%) French Language
9 2 (1.57%) Publishing
10 1 (0.79%) Legal
10 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.79%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.47%) HTML
2 16 (12.60%) Flash
2 16 (12.60%) HTML5
3 11 (8.66%) .NET
4 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.72%) XHTML
4 6 (4.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (3.15%) CSS
6 3 (2.36%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.36%) WPF
6 3 (2.36%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.57%) XML
7 2 (1.57%) XSLT
8 1 (0.79%) WinForms
8 1 (0.79%) COM
8 1 (0.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.39%) Computer Science
2 15 (11.81%) E-Learning
3 6 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.15%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.36%) Physics
5 3 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.57%) Equities
6 2 (1.57%) Derivative
7 1 (0.79%) Economics
7 1 (0.79%) GIS
7 1 (0.79%) Handset
7 1 (0.79%) Copywriting
7 1 (0.79%) Blog
7 1 (0.79%) iPhone
7 1 (0.79%) Social Media
7 1 (0.79%) iPad
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.75%) Windows
2 17 (13.39%) Linux
3 11 (8.66%) UNIX
4 4 (3.15%) CentOS
5 3 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.57%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.79%) Android
7 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (7.09%) Software Engineering
2 8 (6.30%) Data Entry
3 7 (5.51%) ITIL
4 6 (4.72%) Project Management
4 6 (4.72%) OO
5 5 (3.94%) Workflow
5 5 (3.94%) Data Analysis
5 5 (3.94%) Time Management
5 5 (3.94%) Analytics
6 4 (3.15%) Document Management
7 3 (2.36%) Business Analysis
7 3 (2.36%) CRM
7 3 (2.36%) MVC
7 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.57%) OOP
8 2 (1.57%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (1.57%) B2B
8 2 (1.57%) Migration
8 2 (1.57%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (1.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.60%) C#
2 11 (8.66%) PHP
3 10 (7.87%) SQL
4 9 (7.09%) C++
5 7 (5.51%) VB.NET
6 6 (4.72%) Java
7 5 (3.94%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.15%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.36%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.79%) VBA
10 1 (0.79%) Lingo
10 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (35.43%) Degree
2 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.57%) HND
4 1 (0.79%) PhD
4 1 (0.79%) CCNA
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.79%) PMP
4 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.79%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.72%) SLA
2 5 (3.94%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.79%) EMIR
3 1 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.79%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (11.81%) Microsoft
1 15 (11.81%) Adobe
2 7 (5.51%) Oracle
3 3 (2.36%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.36%) Remedy
4 2 (1.57%) VMware
4 2 (1.57%) SAP
5 1 (0.79%) Cognos
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco
5 1 (0.79%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.79%) Google
5 1 (0.79%) Facebook
5 1 (0.79%) Twitter
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
The One Group
Rate: £17.5k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Rate: £18000 - £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago