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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 530 454 459
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 54 100 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 48 20
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£105 £125 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £120 £84
10% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £260 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £98 £125 £125
% change year-on-year
-22.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 17
Average hourly rate £10.25 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.00 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.00 £15.20 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £12.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-21.56% -12.06%
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
47746 44025 48327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.48% 92.73% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29880 27106 27634
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1892 1878 2452
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -10 27 £110 -12.00% 96
South East -19 10 £115 -14.81% 52
North West -11 4 £90 -28.00% 23
West Midlands -16 4 £73 - 5
East of England -24 4 £135 +125.00% 37
South West -33 4 £98 - 13
East Midlands - 1 - - 12
North East - - - - 5
Yorkshire - - - - 13
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UK

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 57 (48.31%) Degree
2 26 (22.03%) Computer Science
3 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
4 20 (16.95%) Windows
5 19 (16.10%) C#
5 19 (16.10%) SQL
6 18 (15.25%) Finance
7 17 (14.41%) MS Office
8 16 (13.56%) JavaScript
9 15 (12.71%) HTML
9 15 (12.71%) MS Excel
10 12 (10.17%) CSS
11 11 (9.32%) .NET
12 10 (8.47%) OO
12 10 (8.47%) GIS
12 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (6.78%) Telecoms
13 8 (6.78%) MVC
14 7 (5.93%) MS PowerPoint
14 7 (5.93%) XML
14 7 (5.93%) Visual Studio
14 7 (5.93%) SQL Server
14 7 (5.93%) Active Directory
15 6 (5.08%) Oracle
15 6 (5.08%) Java
15 6 (5.08%) C++
15 6 (5.08%) PHP
15 6 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (5.08%) Banking
15 6 (5.08%) jQuery

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 3 (2.54%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.54%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.69%) Apache
3 1 (0.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (14.41%) MS Office
2 15 (12.71%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.24%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.85%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.85%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.85%) Simulink
5 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.85%) MS Project
5 1 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.85%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.85%) Magento
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.85%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.85%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.85%) HTTP
1 1 (0.85%) VPN
1 1 (0.85%) SSL
1 1 (0.85%) Intranet
1 1 (0.85%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.54%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.54%) MySQL
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.85%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 18 (15.25%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.08%) Banking
4 5 (4.24%) Advertising
5 3 (2.54%) Retail
5 3 (2.54%) Marketing
5 3 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.69%) Back Office
6 2 (1.69%) Publishing
7 1 (0.85%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.85%) French Language
7 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Games
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Front Office
7 1 (0.85%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.71%) HTML
2 12 (10.17%) CSS
3 11 (9.32%) .NET
4 7 (5.93%) XML
5 6 (5.08%) jQuery
5 6 (5.08%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.39%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.39%) WPF
6 4 (3.39%) HTML5
7 3 (2.54%) CSS3
7 3 (2.54%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.69%) LAMP
8 2 (1.69%) Ajax
8 2 (1.69%) Yii
8 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.69%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (0.85%) PhoneGap
9 1 (0.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.85%) WebGL
9 1 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.03%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.47%) GIS
2 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.08%) Social Media
4 5 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.24%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.69%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.69%) User Experience
7 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.85%) Open Source
7 1 (0.85%) iPad
7 1 (0.85%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.85%) Blog
7 1 (0.85%) Physics
7 1 (0.85%) iPhone
7 1 (0.85%) Derivative
7 1 (0.85%) Statistics
7 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.95%) Windows
2 5 (4.24%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
3 3 (2.54%) Windows XP
3 3 (2.54%) Linux
4 2 (1.69%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.69%) UNIX
5 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (8.47%) OO
2 8 (6.78%) MVC
3 6 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (5.08%) Analytics
4 5 (4.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (4.24%) Software Engineering
4 5 (4.24%) Project Management
5 4 (3.39%) ITIL
5 4 (3.39%) Web Development
5 4 (3.39%) Network Architecture
5 4 (3.39%) Line Management
6 3 (2.54%) Time Management
6 3 (2.54%) Data Analysis
6 3 (2.54%) CRM
6 3 (2.54%) PRINCE2
6 3 (2.54%) Migration
6 3 (2.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (1.69%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.69%) Validation
7 2 (1.69%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.10%) C#
1 19 (16.10%) SQL
2 16 (13.56%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.08%) Java
3 6 (5.08%) C++
3 6 (5.08%) PHP
4 4 (3.39%) VB
5 3 (2.54%) VBA
6 2 (1.69%) C
6 2 (1.69%) Perl
7 1 (0.85%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.85%) Python
7 1 (0.85%) Delphi
7 1 (0.85%) VBScript
7 1 (0.85%) Lingo
7 1 (0.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 57 (48.31%) Degree
2 3 (2.54%) CCNA
2 3 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.85%) MOS
3 1 (0.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) SCCM
1 1 (0.85%) DameWare
Vendors
1 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.08%) Oracle
3 4 (3.39%) ESRI
4 2 (1.69%) VMware
4 2 (1.69%) SAP
4 2 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.69%) Adobe
4 2 (1.69%) Cognos
4 2 (1.69%) Zend
5 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.85%) Altiris
5 1 (0.85%) Google
5 1 (0.85%) Citrix
5 1 (0.85%) Reuters
5 1 (0.85%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.85%) Remedy
5 1 (0.85%) Autodesk
5 1 (0.85%) Teradata
5 1 (0.85%) SolidWorks
5 1 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £25000.00 - £27500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
ECS Recruitment Group Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TK Maxx
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £9.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Hailsham, East Sussex
Wealden District Council
Rate: From £21,504 to £23,064 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £120.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Chertsey
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
High Wycombe
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.00 - £11.00 per hour + Career Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £19 - £21 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £120.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago