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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 521 516 462
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 51 47 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.099% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 13
Average daily rate
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£138 £115 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £106 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £175 £205
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £115 £125
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 11
Average hourly rate £10.75 £11.63 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.52% +5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £19.80 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.75 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -4.34%
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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
44947 43726 38873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27712 26658 22838
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1792 1874 2060
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
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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 +7 16 £149 +29.34% 66
South East -21 16 £133 +15.21% 42
East of England +11 8 £130 +4.00% 27
South West -7 3 £110 -22.80% 18
West Midlands -18 3 £225 - 18
Yorkshire -16 2 £151 +40.69% 9
East Midlands - 2 £210 - 9
North East - 1 £115 - 5
North West - - - - 24
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UK

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 49 (46.23%) Degree
2 24 (22.64%) Finance
3 19 (17.92%) Computer Science
4 18 (16.98%) Windows
5 14 (13.21%) SQL
6 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
7 11 (10.38%) Telecoms
7 11 (10.38%) MS Office
8 10 (9.43%) C#
8 10 (9.43%) MS Excel
8 10 (9.43%) Marketing
9 8 (7.55%) Java
9 8 (7.55%) Mathematics
10 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (6.60%) .NET
10 7 (6.60%) Linux
10 7 (6.60%) Banking
11 6 (5.66%) C++
12 5 (4.72%) Windows 7
12 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
12 5 (4.72%) ITIL
13 4 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (3.77%) HTML
13 4 (3.77%) Software Engineering
13 4 (3.77%) Windows 8
13 4 (3.77%) Analytics
13 4 (3.77%) Derivative
13 4 (3.77%) Statistics
14 3 (2.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 3 (2.83%) Physics

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (2.83%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.89%) CMS
3 1 (0.94%) Lync
3 1 (0.94%) Drupal
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (10.38%) MS Office
2 10 (9.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.89%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.94%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) Wireless
2 1 (0.94%) Junos
2 1 (0.94%) ATM
2 1 (0.94%) DHCP
2 1 (0.94%) DNS
2 1 (0.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.94%) Hyperion Smart View
3 1 (0.94%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) FishEye
1 1 (0.94%) JIRA
1 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.94%) LabVIEW
1 1 (0.94%) Maven
1 1 (0.94%) Subversion
General
1 24 (22.64%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.43%) Marketing
4 7 (6.60%) Banking
5 3 (2.83%) Electronics
6 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.94%) Interactive Media
7 1 (0.94%) French Language
7 1 (0.94%) German Language
7 1 (0.94%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.94%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.94%) Games
7 1 (0.94%) Front Office
7 1 (0.94%) Back Office
7 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.94%) Publishing
7 1 (0.94%) Law
7 1 (0.94%) Legal
7 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.60%) .NET
2 4 (3.77%) HTML
3 3 (2.83%) CSS
4 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.94%) Ext JS
5 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.94%) WPF
5 1 (0.94%) HTML5
5 1 (0.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (0.94%) WinForms
5 1 (0.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.92%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.55%) Mathematics
3 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.77%) Derivative
4 4 (3.77%) Statistics
5 3 (2.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 3 (2.83%) Physics
5 3 (2.83%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.83%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.89%) DTV
6 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.94%) iPhone
7 1 (0.94%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.94%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.94%) iPad
7 1 (0.94%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.94%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) Windows
2 7 (6.60%) Linux
3 5 (4.72%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.77%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.83%) UNIX
6 2 (1.89%) Android
6 2 (1.89%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (4.72%) ITIL
2 4 (3.77%) Software Engineering
2 4 (3.77%) Analytics
3 3 (2.83%) Logistics
3 3 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (2.83%) Data Analysis
3 3 (2.83%) Software Testing
3 3 (2.83%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.89%) Programme Management
4 2 (1.89%) Asset Management
4 2 (1.89%) Supply Chain Management
4 2 (1.89%) Migration
4 2 (1.89%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (1.89%) Test Scripting
4 2 (1.89%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (1.89%) Time Management
4 2 (1.89%) Data Entry
5 1 (0.94%) Data Migration
5 1 (0.94%) Monte Carlo Method
5 1 (0.94%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.21%) SQL
2 10 (9.43%) C#
3 8 (7.55%) Java
4 6 (5.66%) C++
5 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.83%) PHP
6 2 (1.89%) VB
6 2 (1.89%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.89%) VBA
7 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.94%) VBScript
7 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (46.23%) Degree
2 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.89%) CCNA
3 1 (0.94%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.94%) JNCIA
3 1 (0.94%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.94%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.94%) SCCM
2 1 (0.94%) Puppet
2 1 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.89%) Juniper
2 2 (1.89%) Apple
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle
2 2 (1.89%) SAP
2 2 (1.89%) Google
3 1 (0.94%) Tableau
3 1 (0.94%) Mitel
3 1 (0.94%) Adobe
3 1 (0.94%) Cisco
3 1 (0.94%) Symantec
3 1 (0.94%) HP
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