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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 514 468 463
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 64 101 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 56 26
Average daily rate
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£110 £125 £121
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £87 £123 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £260 £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £100 £125 £124
% change year-on-year
-20.40% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 13
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £8.00 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.00 £15.30 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £12.88 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-22.33% -11.20%
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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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 -4 28 £110 -12.00% 74
South East -4 15 £115 -8.00% 38
North West -2 8 £98 -22.00% 18
West Midlands -12 6 £99 - 9
East of England -19 4 £135 - 32
South West -48 3 £90 - 13
Yorkshire - - - - 16
East Midlands - - - - 7
North East - - - - 4
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Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 59 (47.20%) Degree
2 28 (22.40%) Computer Science
3 25 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 21 (16.80%) C#
5 20 (16.00%) HTML
5 20 (16.00%) SQL
6 19 (15.20%) Windows
7 17 (13.60%) MS Office
7 17 (13.60%) Finance
8 16 (12.80%) JavaScript
8 16 (12.80%) MS Excel
9 13 (10.40%) .NET
10 12 (9.60%) CSS
11 10 (8.00%) OO
11 10 (8.00%) GIS
11 10 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (7.20%) HTML5
12 9 (7.20%) MVC
13 8 (6.40%) Telecoms
14 7 (5.60%) XML
14 7 (5.60%) Visual Studio
14 7 (5.60%) SQL Server
14 7 (5.60%) Java
14 7 (5.60%) Adobe
14 7 (5.60%) Active Directory
14 7 (5.60%) .NET Framework
14 7 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (5.60%) MS PowerPoint
15 6 (4.80%) Software Engineering
15 6 (4.80%) Banking

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.60%) Apache
3 1 (0.80%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (13.60%) MS Office
2 16 (12.80%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (4.00%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.80%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.80%) Simulink
5 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.80%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.80%) MS Project
5 1 (0.80%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.80%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.80%) Endur
2 1 (0.80%) Magento
2 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.80%) Intranet
1 1 (0.80%) 3G
1 1 (0.80%) HTTP
1 1 (0.80%) VPN
1 1 (0.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.40%) MySQL
4 1 (0.80%) MS Access
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.80%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (0.80%) JIRA
General
1 17 (13.60%) Finance
2 8 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.80%) Banking
4 5 (4.00%) Advertising
4 5 (4.00%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.40%) Automotive
5 3 (2.40%) Retail
5 3 (2.40%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.40%) Marketing
6 2 (1.60%) Back Office
6 2 (1.60%) Publishing
6 2 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.80%) Electronics
7 1 (0.80%) Front Office
7 1 (0.80%) Games
7 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.80%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.80%) French Language
7 1 (0.80%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.00%) HTML
2 13 (10.40%) .NET
3 12 (9.60%) CSS
4 9 (7.20%) HTML5
5 7 (5.60%) XML
5 7 (5.60%) .NET Framework
6 6 (4.80%) jQuery
7 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.00%) Flash
7 5 (4.00%) WPF
8 4 (3.20%) Silverlight
9 3 (2.40%) CSS3
10 2 (1.60%) Ajax
10 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.60%) Yii
10 2 (1.60%) LAMP
10 2 (1.60%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (0.80%) PhoneGap
11 1 (0.80%) OpenGL
11 1 (0.80%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.40%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.00%) GIS
2 10 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.80%) Social Media
4 5 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.00%) E-Learning
5 4 (3.20%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.60%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.60%) User Experience
8 1 (0.80%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.80%) DTV
8 1 (0.80%) Blog
8 1 (0.80%) iPhone
8 1 (0.80%) iPad
8 1 (0.80%) Open Source
8 1 (0.80%) Derivative
8 1 (0.80%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.20%) Windows
2 5 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.40%) Windows XP
3 3 (2.40%) Linux
4 2 (1.60%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.60%) UNIX
4 2 (1.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (8.00%) OO
2 9 (7.20%) MVC
3 7 (5.60%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (4.80%) Software Engineering
4 6 (4.80%) Analytics
5 5 (4.00%) Project Management
5 5 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (3.20%) Web Development
6 4 (3.20%) Network Architecture
6 4 (3.20%) Line Management
7 3 (2.40%) CRM
7 3 (2.40%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.40%) ITIL
7 3 (2.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.40%) Time Management
7 3 (2.40%) Data Entry
7 3 (2.40%) TDD
7 3 (2.40%) Data Analysis
7 3 (2.40%) Business Analysis
8 2 (1.60%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.80%) C#
2 20 (16.00%) SQL
3 16 (12.80%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.60%) Java
5 6 (4.80%) PHP
6 5 (4.00%) C++
7 3 (2.40%) VBA
7 3 (2.40%) VB
8 2 (1.60%) C
8 2 (1.60%) Perl
9 1 (0.80%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.80%) Delphi
9 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.80%) Python
9 1 (0.80%) XAML
9 1 (0.80%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 59 (47.20%) Degree
2 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.40%) CCNA
3 3 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.80%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) DameWare
1 1 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.60%) Adobe
3 6 (4.80%) Oracle
4 4 (3.20%) ESRI
5 2 (1.60%) Zend
5 2 (1.60%) VMware
5 2 (1.60%) SAP
5 2 (1.60%) Cognos
5 2 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.80%) Reuters
6 1 (0.80%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.80%) Remedy
6 1 (0.80%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.80%) Citrix
6 1 (0.80%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.80%) Teradata
6 1 (0.80%) SolidWorks
6 1 (0.80%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.80%) Altiris
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