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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 501 457 441
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 61 97 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.22% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 64 37
Average daily rate
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£110 £125 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £104 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £240 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £105 £125 £100
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £20.00 £22.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-52.50% +37.93%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45617 43185 49090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.64% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28196 25932 28031
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £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 1837 1975 2545
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -30 19 £175 +40.00% 105
South East -7 15 £263 +110.00% 38
West Midlands - 8 £125 - 13
North West -2 7 £98 -44.28% 28
South West -32 5 £105 - 22
Yorkshire -16 3 £75 -40.00% 19
East of England -32 2 - - 24
North East - 1 - - 6
East Midlands - - - - 18
Midlands - - - -
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Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 46 (38.98%) Degree
2 27 (22.88%) HTML
3 24 (20.34%) Microsoft
4 20 (16.95%) Computer Science
5 17 (14.41%) Adobe
6 16 (13.56%) MS Excel
6 16 (13.56%) MS Office
6 16 (13.56%) HTML5
7 15 (12.71%) Adobe Captivate
7 15 (12.71%) Multimedia
7 15 (12.71%) E-Learning
7 15 (12.71%) C#
7 15 (12.71%) Flash
8 14 (11.86%) JavaScript
9 12 (10.17%) SQL
9 12 (10.17%) .NET
10 11 (9.32%) Finance
11 10 (8.47%) CSS
12 9 (7.63%) OO
12 9 (7.63%) Windows
12 9 (7.63%) Telecoms
12 9 (7.63%) GIS
13 8 (6.78%) Automotive
13 8 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
14 7 (5.93%) Analytics
14 7 (5.93%) MVC
15 6 (5.08%) XML
15 6 (5.08%) Mobile App
15 6 (5.08%) Social Media
15 6 (5.08%) Banking

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.69%) Apache
4 1 (0.85%) CMS
4 1 (0.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (13.56%) MS Office
1 16 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 15 (12.71%) Adobe Captivate
3 8 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.24%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.69%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.85%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.85%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.85%) Simulink
6 1 (0.85%) MS Project
6 1 (0.85%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Endur
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.69%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) 3G
2 1 (0.85%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) VPN
2 1 (0.85%) SSL
2 1 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.08%) NonStop SQL
2 4 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.54%) MySQL
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.69%) MS Access
4 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.85%) Selenium
2 1 (0.85%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.85%) PhoneGap
2 1 (0.85%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 15 (12.71%) Multimedia
2 11 (9.32%) Finance
3 9 (7.63%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.78%) Automotive
5 6 (5.08%) Banking
6 5 (4.24%) Advertising
7 4 (3.39%) Retail
7 4 (3.39%) Marketing
8 3 (2.54%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.54%) German Language
9 2 (1.69%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (1.69%) Dutch Language
9 2 (1.69%) French Language
9 2 (1.69%) Publishing
9 2 (1.69%) Games
9 2 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.69%) Back Office
10 1 (0.85%) Electronics
10 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.88%) HTML
2 16 (13.56%) HTML5
3 15 (12.71%) Flash
4 12 (10.17%) .NET
5 10 (8.47%) CSS
6 6 (5.08%) XML
7 5 (4.24%) .NET Framework
7 5 (4.24%) WPF
8 4 (3.39%) Silverlight
8 4 (3.39%) jQuery
9 3 (2.54%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.69%) LAMP
10 2 (1.69%) Yii
11 1 (0.85%) WebGL
11 1 (0.85%) CSS3
11 1 (0.85%) WinForms
11 1 (0.85%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 1 (0.85%) COM
11 1 (0.85%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.95%) Computer Science
2 15 (12.71%) E-Learning
3 9 (7.63%) GIS
4 6 (5.08%) Social Media
4 6 (5.08%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.24%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.69%) Physics
7 2 (1.69%) Blog
7 2 (1.69%) Derivative
8 1 (0.85%) iPhone
8 1 (0.85%) Open Source
8 1 (0.85%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.85%) iPad
8 1 (0.85%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.85%) Equities
8 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.63%) Windows
2 5 (4.24%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.69%) Linux
4 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (7.63%) OO
2 7 (5.93%) MVC
2 7 (5.93%) Analytics
3 5 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (3.39%) TDD
4 4 (3.39%) PRINCE2
4 4 (3.39%) Project Management
4 4 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (3.39%) Software Engineering
4 4 (3.39%) Network Architecture
4 4 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (3.39%) Data Entry
5 3 (2.54%) Business Analysis
5 3 (2.54%) Data Analysis
5 3 (2.54%) Time Management
6 2 (1.69%) Web Development
6 2 (1.69%) Automated Testing
6 2 (1.69%) ITIL
6 2 (1.69%) CRM
6 2 (1.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.71%) C#
2 14 (11.86%) JavaScript
3 12 (10.17%) SQL
4 4 (3.39%) C++
5 3 (2.54%) Java
5 3 (2.54%) PHP
6 2 (1.69%) C
7 1 (0.85%) Delphi
7 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.85%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.85%) XAML
7 1 (0.85%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 46 (38.98%) Degree
2 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.69%) HND
4 1 (0.85%) CCNA
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.85%) PMP
4 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.85%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) DameWare
Vendors
1 24 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.41%) Adobe
3 5 (4.24%) Oracle
4 4 (3.39%) ESRI
5 3 (2.54%) SAP
6 2 (1.69%) Cognos
6 2 (1.69%) Zend
7 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.85%) Facebook
7 1 (0.85%) Twitter
7 1 (0.85%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.85%) VMware
7 1 (0.85%) Altiris
7 1 (0.85%) Google
7 1 (0.85%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.85%) Reuters
7 1 (0.85%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.85%) Autodesk
London
Jumar
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £100 - £140 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Lincolnshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £15,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £20000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £125.00 - £175.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago