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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 523 465 461
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 56 86 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 32 24
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£125 £115 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £84 £68 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £220 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £118 £115 £134
% change year-on-year
+2.17% -14.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 17
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £10.03 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £18.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.63 £11.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -22.41%
Graduate
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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 +8 21 £123 +2.08% 40
South East -42 19 £135 +17.39% 41
East of England -14 6 - - 24
South West -33 3 £133 +10.41% 11
East Midlands +6 2 £103 +50.73% 7
West Midlands -5 2 - - 5
North West -10 2 - - 16
Yorkshire -11 1 £130 - 6
North East - - - - 2
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UK

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 53 (47.32%) Degree
2 24 (21.43%) Finance
3 22 (19.64%) Computer Science
4 21 (18.75%) Windows
5 18 (16.07%) MS Excel
5 18 (16.07%) SQL
6 17 (15.18%) MS Office
7 14 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 14 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 11 (9.82%) C#
9 10 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (8.04%) Software Engineering
10 9 (8.04%) SQL Server
11 8 (7.14%) PHP
11 8 (7.14%) HTML
11 8 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
12 7 (6.25%) Banking
12 7 (6.25%) Marketing
12 7 (6.25%) Java
12 7 (6.25%) CSS
12 7 (6.25%) Active Directory
13 6 (5.36%) Oracle
13 6 (5.36%) Linux
13 6 (5.36%) JavaScript
13 6 (5.36%) C++
13 6 (5.36%) .NET
14 5 (4.46%) Mathematics
14 5 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (4.46%) Windows 8
14 5 (4.46%) Windows 7

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (1.79%) Apache
1 2 (1.79%) CMS
2 1 (0.89%) Drupal
2 1 (0.89%) Lync
2 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 17 (15.18%) MS Office
3 8 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.79%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) ATM
1 1 (0.89%) Wireless
1 1 (0.89%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.68%) MySQL
4 1 (0.89%) MS Access
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.89%) LabVIEW
General
1 24 (21.43%) Finance
2 14 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.25%) Marketing
3 7 (6.25%) Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Electronics
4 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.68%) Advertising
4 3 (2.68%) Publishing
5 2 (1.79%) Front Office
5 2 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Law
6 1 (0.89%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) French Language
6 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.89%) Back Office
6 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.89%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) HTML
2 7 (6.25%) CSS
3 6 (5.36%) .NET
4 3 (2.68%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.68%) HTML5
5 2 (1.79%) Yii
5 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.79%) XML
5 2 (1.79%) LAMP
5 2 (1.79%) jQuery
5 2 (1.79%) Ajax
5 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.79%) CSS3
5 2 (1.79%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (0.89%) JSON
6 1 (0.89%) WPF
6 1 (0.89%) Django
6 1 (0.89%) J2EE
6 1 (0.89%) SOAP
6 1 (0.89%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.64%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.46%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.68%) Statistics
5 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.79%) DTV
5 2 (1.79%) GIS
5 2 (1.79%) Social Media
5 2 (1.79%) iPad
5 2 (1.79%) User Experience
6 1 (0.89%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.89%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.89%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.89%) iPhone
6 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.89%) PDA
6 1 (0.89%) Derivative
6 1 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.89%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.75%) Windows
2 6 (5.36%) Linux
3 5 (4.46%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.46%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.57%) UNIX
5 3 (2.68%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.89%) Android
7 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (8.04%) Software Engineering
2 5 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (4.46%) OO
2 5 (4.46%) ITIL
3 4 (3.57%) MVC
3 4 (3.57%) Web Development
3 4 (3.57%) Network Architecture
3 4 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (3.57%) Analytics
4 3 (2.68%) Test Scripting
4 3 (2.68%) Software Testing
4 3 (2.68%) Logistics
4 3 (2.68%) Migration
4 3 (2.68%) Project Management
4 3 (2.68%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (1.79%) CRM
5 2 (1.79%) ERP
5 2 (1.79%) Service Delivery
5 2 (1.79%) Asset Management
5 2 (1.79%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.07%) SQL
2 11 (9.82%) C#
3 8 (7.14%) PHP
4 7 (6.25%) Java
5 6 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.36%) C++
6 5 (4.46%) VBA
7 4 (3.57%) VB
8 2 (1.79%) Perl
9 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.89%) VBScript
9 1 (0.89%) Python
9 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (47.32%) Degree
2 5 (4.46%) CCNA
2 5 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.89%) MOS
4 1 (0.89%) JNCIA
4 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) SCCM
1 1 (0.89%) ZABBIX
1 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.89%) Puppet
1 1 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.36%) Oracle
3 2 (1.79%) SAP
3 2 (1.79%) Google
3 2 (1.79%) Zend
3 2 (1.79%) Juniper
3 2 (1.79%) Apple
3 2 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.89%) Symantec
4 1 (0.89%) Remedy
4 1 (0.89%) VMware
4 1 (0.89%) Teradata
4 1 (0.89%) Mitel
4 1 (0.89%) Tableau
4 1 (0.89%) Adobe
4 1 (0.89%) Citrix