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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 497 450 441
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 56 96 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 62 32
Average daily rate
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£111 £125 £109
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.20% +14.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £101 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £245 £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £105 £125 £100
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +1.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.15 £9.70
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
44352 42929 48944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.62% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25712 27833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 1800 1990 2512
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.22 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% -6.56%
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 £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -7 18 £188 +50.00% 103
South East -7 14 £263 +110.00% 44
West Midlands - 8 £125 - 14
North West -10 5 £98 -44.28% 32
South West -27 4 £105 - 21
Yorkshire -22 3 £75 -40.00% 14
East of England -27 2 - - 38
North East - 1 - - 4
East Midlands - - - - 17
Midlands - - - -
Graduate
UK

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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 47 (40.17%) Degree
2 27 (23.08%) HTML
3 20 (17.09%) Microsoft
3 20 (17.09%) Computer Science
4 17 (14.53%) Adobe
5 16 (13.68%) HTML5
6 15 (12.82%) Adobe Captivate
6 15 (12.82%) Multimedia
6 15 (12.82%) C#
6 15 (12.82%) Flash
6 15 (12.82%) E-Learning
7 14 (11.97%) MS Excel
7 14 (11.97%) JavaScript
8 13 (11.11%) MS Office
9 12 (10.26%) .NET
9 12 (10.26%) SQL
9 12 (10.26%) Finance
10 10 (8.55%) CSS
11 9 (7.69%) OO
11 9 (7.69%) Telecoms
12 8 (6.84%) MS PowerPoint
12 8 (6.84%) Automotive
12 8 (6.84%) GIS
13 7 (5.98%) MVC
13 7 (5.98%) Windows
13 7 (5.98%) Banking
13 7 (5.98%) Analytics
14 6 (5.13%) Social Media
14 6 (5.13%) NonStop SQL
14 6 (5.13%) Mathematics

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.42%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.71%) CMS
3 2 (1.71%) Apache
4 1 (0.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (12.82%) Adobe Captivate
2 14 (11.97%) MS Excel
3 13 (11.11%) MS Office
4 8 (6.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (4.27%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (2.56%) Photoshop
7 2 (1.71%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.85%) MS Project
8 1 (0.85%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.85%) Simulink
8 1 (0.85%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.85%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Endur
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) 3G
2 1 (0.85%) Intranet
2 1 (0.85%) HTTP
2 1 (0.85%) VPN
2 1 (0.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.13%) NonStop SQL
2 4 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.56%) MySQL
4 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.71%) MS Access
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 (4.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.85%) Selenium
2 1 (0.85%) PhoneGap
2 1 (0.85%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (0.85%) Axure RP
General
1 15 (12.82%) Multimedia
2 12 (10.26%) Finance
3 9 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.84%) Automotive
5 7 (5.98%) Banking
6 5 (4.27%) Advertising
7 4 (3.42%) Marketing
7 4 (3.42%) Retail
8 3 (2.56%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.56%) German Language
9 2 (1.71%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (1.71%) Dutch Language
9 2 (1.71%) French Language
9 2 (1.71%) Back Office
9 2 (1.71%) Games
9 2 (1.71%) Publishing
9 2 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.85%) Electronics
10 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.08%) HTML
2 16 (13.68%) HTML5
3 15 (12.82%) Flash
4 12 (10.26%) .NET
5 10 (8.55%) CSS
6 6 (5.13%) XML
7 5 (4.27%) .NET Framework
7 5 (4.27%) WPF
8 4 (3.42%) jQuery
8 4 (3.42%) Silverlight
9 3 (2.56%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.71%) Yii
10 2 (1.71%) LAMP
11 1 (0.85%) STL
11 1 (0.85%) COM
11 1 (0.85%) OpenGL
11 1 (0.85%) DirectX
11 1 (0.85%) WinForms
11 1 (0.85%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.09%) Computer Science
2 15 (12.82%) E-Learning
3 8 (6.84%) GIS
4 6 (5.13%) Social Media
4 6 (5.13%) Mathematics
5 5 (4.27%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.56%) Derivative
7 2 (1.71%) Physics
7 2 (1.71%) Blog
7 2 (1.71%) Equities
7 2 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.85%) DTV
8 1 (0.85%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.85%) Open Source
8 1 (0.85%) iPhone
8 1 (0.85%) iPad
8 1 (0.85%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.98%) Windows
2 4 (3.42%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.71%) Linux
4 1 (0.85%) UNIX
4 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (7.69%) OO
2 7 (5.98%) MVC
2 7 (5.98%) Analytics
3 4 (3.42%) Network Architecture
3 4 (3.42%) Data Entry
3 4 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (3.42%) Project Management
3 4 (3.42%) PRINCE2
4 3 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (2.56%) TDD
4 3 (2.56%) Data Analysis
4 3 (2.56%) Software Engineering
4 3 (2.56%) Business Analysis
4 3 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (2.56%) Time Management
5 2 (1.71%) Cyber Security
5 2 (1.71%) Game Development
5 2 (1.71%) Web Development
5 2 (1.71%) Workflow
5 2 (1.71%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.82%) C#
2 14 (11.97%) JavaScript
3 12 (10.26%) SQL
4 4 (3.42%) C++
5 3 (2.56%) Java
5 3 (2.56%) PHP
6 2 (1.71%) C
7 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.85%) Delphi
7 1 (0.85%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.85%) XAML
7 1 (0.85%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 47 (40.17%) Degree
2 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.71%) HND
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.85%) CCNA
4 1 (0.85%) PMP
4 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.85%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) DameWare
Vendors
1 20 (17.09%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.53%) Adobe
3 5 (4.27%) Oracle
4 4 (3.42%) ESRI
5 3 (2.56%) SAP
6 2 (1.71%) Zend
6 2 (1.71%) Cognos
7 1 (0.85%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.85%) Reuters
7 1 (0.85%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.85%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.85%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.85%) VMware
7 1 (0.85%) Altiris
7 1 (0.85%) Google
7 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.85%) Facebook
7 1 (0.85%) Twitter
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £20000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £125.00 - £175.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Central London
Tobias Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25,000 pro rata
Posted: 24 days ago