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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 510 484 468
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 47 55 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 13
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£128 £115 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.86% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £68 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £185 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £115 £125
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 12
Average hourly rate £11.25 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.70 £10.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.25 £12.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -17.24%
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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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
South East -17 19 £165 +43.47% 60
London +20 16 £120 -12.72% 71
East of England -5 5 - - 30
Yorkshire -8 2 £110 - 10
South West -21 2 £106 -3.40% 18
West Midlands - 2 £225 - 17
East Midlands +14 1 - - 15
North East - - - - 6
North West - - - - 23
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Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 48 (44.86%) Degree
2 22 (20.56%) Finance
3 21 (19.63%) Computer Science
4 20 (18.69%) Windows
5 15 (14.02%) SQL
6 12 (11.21%) MS Excel
6 12 (11.21%) Microsoft
7 11 (10.28%) C#
7 11 (10.28%) MS Office
8 10 (9.35%) SQL Server
9 9 (8.41%) Telecoms
9 9 (8.41%) Marketing
9 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (7.48%) Java
11 7 (6.54%) HTML
11 7 (6.54%) Linux
11 7 (6.54%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.61%) Banking
12 6 (5.61%) CSS
12 6 (5.61%) PHP
12 6 (5.61%) .NET
13 5 (4.67%) VBA
13 5 (4.67%) JavaScript
13 5 (4.67%) C++
13 5 (4.67%) ITIL
13 5 (4.67%) Active Directory
13 5 (4.67%) Mathematics
13 5 (4.67%) Windows 8
14 4 (3.74%) Windows 7
14 4 (3.74%) Statistics

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2 (1.87%) CMS
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.93%) Drupal
2 1 (0.93%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (11.21%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.28%) MS Office
3 4 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.87%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.87%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.93%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.93%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) Wireless
1 1 (0.93%) ATM
1 1 (0.93%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) MS Access
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.93%) Subversion
2 1 (0.93%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.93%) JIRA
2 1 (0.93%) Maven
2 1 (0.93%) FishEye
2 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (20.56%) Finance
2 9 (8.41%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.41%) Marketing
3 6 (5.61%) Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Electronics
4 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.80%) Advertising
5 2 (1.87%) Publishing
5 2 (1.87%) Front Office
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) French Language
6 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.54%) HTML
2 6 (5.61%) CSS
2 6 (5.61%) .NET
3 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.80%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.80%) HTML5
4 2 (1.87%) CSS3
4 2 (1.87%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.87%) jQuery
4 2 (1.87%) Ajax
5 1 (0.93%) WinForms
5 1 (0.93%) J2EE
5 1 (0.93%) SOAP
5 1 (0.93%) XML
5 1 (0.93%) JSON
5 1 (0.93%) JPA
5 1 (0.93%) WPF
5 1 (0.93%) Django
5 1 (0.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.63%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.67%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.74%) Statistics
5 2 (1.87%) iPad
5 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.87%) DTV
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) GIS
6 1 (0.93%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.93%) PDA
6 1 (0.93%) Derivative
6 1 (0.93%) iPhone
6 1 (0.93%) Physics
6 1 (0.93%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.93%) Social Media
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.69%) Windows
2 7 (6.54%) Linux
3 5 (4.67%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.74%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.80%) UNIX
5 3 (2.80%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.87%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.93%) Android
7 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (6.54%) Software Engineering
2 5 (4.67%) ITIL
3 3 (2.80%) Migration
3 3 (2.80%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (2.80%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (2.80%) Web Development
3 3 (2.80%) Logistics
3 3 (2.80%) Data Analysis
3 3 (2.80%) Software Testing
3 3 (2.80%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (2.80%) Analytics
4 2 (1.87%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (1.87%) Test Scripting
4 2 (1.87%) Wealth Management
4 2 (1.87%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (1.87%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (1.87%) Project Management
4 2 (1.87%) ERP
4 2 (1.87%) Programme Management
4 2 (1.87%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.02%) SQL
2 11 (10.28%) C#
3 8 (7.48%) Java
4 6 (5.61%) PHP
5 5 (4.67%) VBA
5 5 (4.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.67%) C++
6 4 (3.74%) VB
7 2 (1.87%) Perl
8 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.93%) VBScript
8 1 (0.93%) Python
8 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (44.86%) Degree
2 4 (3.74%) CCNA
2 4 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.93%) MOS
4 1 (0.93%) JNCIA
4 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.93%) SCCM
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
2 1 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.74%) Oracle
3 2 (1.87%) Google
3 2 (1.87%) Apple
3 2 (1.87%) Juniper
3 2 (1.87%) SAP
4 1 (0.93%) VMware
4 1 (0.93%) Teradata
4 1 (0.93%) Mitel
4 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.93%) Symantec
4 1 (0.93%) Remedy
4 1 (0.93%) Adobe
4 1 (0.93%) HP
4 1 (0.93%) Citrix
4 1 (0.93%) Tableau
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