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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 526 500 466
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 49 63 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.098% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 50
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£125 £125 £125
90% offered a daily rate of more than £97 £98 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £105 £125
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -34.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £8.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.76 £135.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £10.25 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+26.82% -36.92%
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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
46002 44397 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.72% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 29583 27602 24612
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £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 1748 1803 1983
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.54 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +17 31 £125 -41.17% 84
South East -20 7 £108 -59.04% 64
East Midlands -7 3 £100 - 10
North East -21 3 £173 - 12
East of England -1 2 - - 34
South West -10 2 - - 35
Yorkshire -24 1 £110 +46.66% 24
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Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 37 (36.27%) Degree
2 32 (31.37%) Finance
3 18 (17.65%) Windows
3 18 (17.65%) Computer Science
4 16 (15.69%) SQL
4 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
5 14 (13.73%) MS Office
6 13 (12.75%) C#
7 12 (11.76%) Cisco
8 10 (9.80%) Java
8 10 (9.80%) Internet
9 9 (8.82%) LAN
9 9 (8.82%) WAN
9 9 (8.82%) Multimedia
9 9 (8.82%) Network Security
9 9 (8.82%) Network Management
10 8 (7.84%) Windows 7
10 8 (7.84%) MS Excel
10 8 (7.84%) HTML
10 8 (7.84%) .NET
10 8 (7.84%) Active Directory
11 7 (6.86%) ITIL
12 6 (5.88%) Telecoms
13 5 (4.90%) Mathematics
13 5 (4.90%) Banking
14 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
14 4 (3.92%) Windows XP
14 4 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (3.92%) Linux
14 4 (3.92%) JavaScript

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.96%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.98%) CMS
3 1 (0.98%) Drupal
3 1 (0.98%) WordPress
3 1 (0.98%) LiveCycle
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.98%) Node.js
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (13.73%) MS Office
2 8 (7.84%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Exstream
1 1 (0.98%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Office 365
1 1 (0.98%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) Internet
2 9 (8.82%) Network Security
2 9 (8.82%) LAN
2 9 (8.82%) WAN
3 3 (2.94%) DHCP
3 3 (2.94%) DNS
3 3 (2.94%) Wireless
4 1 (0.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.96%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.96%) MySQL
3 1 (0.98%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.98%) QlikView
3 1 (0.98%) Hyperion Smart View
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) JIRA
1 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.98%) Subversion
2 1 (0.98%) Maven
2 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.98%) FishEye
2 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (31.37%) Finance
2 9 (8.82%) Multimedia
3 6 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.90%) Banking
5 3 (2.94%) Retail
5 3 (2.94%) Back Office
5 3 (2.94%) Marketing
6 1 (0.98%) Interactive Media
6 1 (0.98%) French Language
6 1 (0.98%) German Language
6 1 (0.98%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.98%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.98%) Games
6 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.84%) HTML
1 8 (7.84%) .NET
2 3 (2.94%) CSS
3 2 (1.96%) XML
3 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.96%) COM
4 1 (0.98%) XHTML
4 1 (0.98%) Spring
4 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.98%) Google Maps API
4 1 (0.98%) Ext JS
4 1 (0.98%) HTML5
4 1 (0.98%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.90%) Mathematics
3 4 (3.92%) Derivative
3 4 (3.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 4 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.94%) Hedge funds
4 3 (2.94%) iPhone
4 3 (2.94%) EPoS
4 3 (2.94%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.96%) GIS
5 2 (1.96%) Physics
6 1 (0.98%) Chemistry
6 1 (0.98%) Statistics
6 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.98%) Economics
6 1 (0.98%) Social Media
6 1 (0.98%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.65%) Windows
2 8 (7.84%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.92%) Linux
3 4 (3.92%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.94%) Android
4 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.94%) Windows 2000
4 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.98%) UNIX
5 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.98%) Solaris
5 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.98%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (8.82%) Network Management
2 7 (6.86%) ITIL
3 4 (3.92%) Data Entry
3 4 (3.92%) Analytics
3 4 (3.92%) Time Management
4 3 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (2.94%) Asset Management
4 3 (2.94%) Server Building
5 2 (1.96%) Data Analysis
5 2 (1.96%) Business Analysis
5 2 (1.96%) Software Testing
5 2 (1.96%) Project Management
5 2 (1.96%) Change Management
5 2 (1.96%) System Testing
5 2 (1.96%) Investment Management
5 2 (1.96%) Web Development
5 2 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (0.98%) Process Improvement
6 1 (0.98%) Low Latency
6 1 (0.98%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.69%) SQL
2 13 (12.75%) C#
3 10 (9.80%) Java
4 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.94%) C++
5 3 (2.94%) VBA
6 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (36.27%) Degree
2 1 (0.98%) HND
2 1 (0.98%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.76%) Cisco
3 3 (2.94%) SAP
4 2 (1.96%) HP
4 2 (1.96%) ESRI
5 1 (0.98%) Google
5 1 (0.98%) LANDesk
5 1 (0.98%) Dell
5 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.98%) Remedy
5 1 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.98%) Adobe
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