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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 532 502 460
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 51 64 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 31
Average daily rate
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£125 £115 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £100 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £237 £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £115 £105 £175
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £84.40 £12.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £10.75
% change year-on-year
- +2.32%
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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
46210 45651 39482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29185 28733 23345
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £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 1806 1895 2016
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 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 +31 29 £125 -37.50% 86
South East -13 10 £108 - 56
East of England +13 7 £130 - 30
East Midlands -4 2 £113 +12.50% 15
North East -7 2 £115 - 7
South West +4 1 - - 21
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Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 46 (44.66%) Degree
2 34 (33.01%) Finance
3 20 (19.42%) Windows
3 20 (19.42%) Computer Science
4 18 (17.48%) SQL
5 17 (16.50%) Microsoft
6 14 (13.59%) C#
7 10 (9.71%) MS Office
8 9 (8.74%) .NET
8 9 (8.74%) Java
8 9 (8.74%) Cisco
9 8 (7.77%) HTML
9 8 (7.77%) Linux
9 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
10 7 (6.80%) Windows 7
10 7 (6.80%) ITIL
10 7 (6.80%) Internet
10 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
10 7 (6.80%) Banking
11 6 (5.83%) Multimedia
11 6 (5.83%) Active Directory
11 6 (5.83%) LAN
11 6 (5.83%) WAN
11 6 (5.83%) Network Security
11 6 (5.83%) Marketing
11 6 (5.83%) Mathematics
11 6 (5.83%) Network Management
12 5 (4.85%) Analytics
12 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (4.85%) SQL Server

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.94%) CMS
2 2 (1.94%) Drupal
3 1 (0.97%) WordPress
3 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.97%) Lync
3 1 (0.97%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) MS Office
2 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Boomi
1 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.80%) Internet
2 6 (5.83%) LAN
2 6 (5.83%) WAN
2 6 (5.83%) Network Security
3 3 (2.91%) DNS
3 3 (2.91%) DHCP
3 3 (2.91%) Wireless
4 1 (0.97%) Junos
4 1 (0.97%) HTTP
4 1 (0.97%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.94%) MySQL
3 1 (0.97%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.97%) QlikView
3 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.97%) Hyperion Smart View
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.97%) FishEye
2 1 (0.97%) Maven
2 1 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 34 (33.01%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.80%) Banking
3 6 (5.83%) Multimedia
3 6 (5.83%) Marketing
4 2 (1.94%) Back Office
5 1 (0.97%) Interactive Media
5 1 (0.97%) French Language
5 1 (0.97%) German Language
5 1 (0.97%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.97%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Retail
5 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.97%) Games
5 1 (0.97%) Law
5 1 (0.97%) Legal
5 1 (0.97%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.74%) .NET
2 8 (7.77%) HTML
3 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.94%) COM
4 2 (1.94%) CSS
5 1 (0.97%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.97%) Google Maps API
5 1 (0.97%) WPF
5 1 (0.97%) Ext JS
5 1 (0.97%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (0.97%) HTML5
5 1 (0.97%) XHTML
5 1 (0.97%) XML
5 1 (0.97%) Spring
5 1 (0.97%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.42%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.83%) Mathematics
3 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.88%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.88%) Derivative
4 4 (3.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 3 (2.91%) iPhone
5 3 (2.91%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.94%) Statistics
6 2 (1.94%) Physics
7 1 (0.97%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.97%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.97%) Social Media
7 1 (0.97%) EPoS
7 1 (0.97%) Economics
7 1 (0.97%) GIS
7 1 (0.97%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.42%) Windows
2 8 (7.77%) Linux
3 7 (6.80%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.88%) Android
5 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.91%) UNIX
6 2 (1.94%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.97%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (6.80%) ITIL
2 6 (5.83%) Network Management
3 5 (4.85%) Analytics
4 3 (2.91%) Asset Management
4 3 (2.91%) Data Entry
4 3 (2.91%) Server Building
4 3 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (2.91%) Logistics
5 2 (1.94%) Change Management
5 2 (1.94%) Data Analysis
5 2 (1.94%) Project Management
5 2 (1.94%) Time Management
5 2 (1.94%) Software Testing
5 2 (1.94%) Business Analysis
5 2 (1.94%) Web Development
6 1 (0.97%) Business Development
6 1 (0.97%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (0.97%) Incident Management
6 1 (0.97%) System Testing
6 1 (0.97%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.48%) SQL
2 14 (13.59%) C#
3 9 (8.74%) Java
4 4 (3.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.91%) C++
6 2 (1.94%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.94%) VBA
7 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.97%) VB
7 1 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (44.66%) Degree
2 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.97%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.97%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.91%) SCCM
2 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.74%) Cisco
3 2 (1.94%) Juniper
4 1 (0.97%) Google
4 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.97%) Apple
4 1 (0.97%) HP
4 1 (0.97%) Dell
4 1 (0.97%) Symantec
4 1 (0.97%) Remedy
4 1 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (0.97%) SAP
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle
4 1 (0.97%) ESRI
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