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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 534 521 468
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 49 61 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.097% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 18
Average daily rate
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£144 £135 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £103 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £235 £228
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £110 £196
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -43.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 11
Average hourly rate £11.75 £11.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £22.50 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
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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
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
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 £235 £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 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +8 19 £149 +10.18% 65
South East -2 14 £133 - 40
East of England +27 8 £130 - 32
East Midlands +5 2 £210 +110.00% 16
South West +1 2 £150 - 28
West Midlands -29 2 - - 28
Yorkshire -19 1 £213 +97.67% 10
North East - 1 £115 - 6
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Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 47 (48.96%) Degree
2 23 (23.96%) Finance
3 18 (18.75%) Windows
3 18 (18.75%) Computer Science
4 16 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 15 (15.63%) SQL
6 10 (10.42%) Telecoms
6 10 (10.42%) C#
7 9 (9.38%) MS Office
7 9 (9.38%) Marketing
8 8 (8.33%) .NET
8 8 (8.33%) Java
8 8 (8.33%) Linux
8 8 (8.33%) MS Excel
9 7 (7.29%) Mathematics
9 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (5.21%) Active Directory
10 5 (5.21%) HTML
10 5 (5.21%) ITIL
10 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
10 5 (5.21%) Banking
10 5 (5.21%) Windows 7
11 4 (4.17%) Derivative
11 4 (4.17%) Analytics
11 4 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
11 4 (4.17%) C++
11 4 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (3.13%) Blackberry
12 3 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (3.13%) JavaScript

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.08%) Drupal
3 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.04%) CMS
3 1 (1.04%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.04%) WordPress
3 1 (1.04%) Lync
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) MS Office
2 8 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.04%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Wireless
2 2 (2.08%) DHCP
2 2 (2.08%) DNS
3 1 (1.04%) Internet
3 1 (1.04%) HTTP
3 1 (1.04%) ATM
3 1 (1.04%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (1.04%) MS Access
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.04%) Hyperion Smart View
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) JIRA
2 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.04%) Maven
2 1 (1.04%) Subversion
2 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.04%) FishEye
General
1 23 (23.96%) Finance
2 10 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 9 (9.38%) Marketing
4 5 (5.21%) Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Law
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.04%) Games
5 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.04%) Front Office
5 1 (1.04%) Back Office
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) Interactive Media
5 1 (1.04%) French Language
5 1 (1.04%) German Language
5 1 (1.04%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.04%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.33%) .NET
2 5 (5.21%) HTML
3 2 (2.08%) CSS
3 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.04%) COM
4 1 (1.04%) XML
4 1 (1.04%) XHTML
4 1 (1.04%) WinForms
4 1 (1.04%) Spring
4 1 (1.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (1.04%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.04%) WPF
4 1 (1.04%) Ext JS
4 1 (1.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.29%) Mathematics
2 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.17%) Derivative
3 4 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 3 (3.13%) Statistics
4 3 (3.13%) Physics
4 3 (3.13%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.08%) iPhone
5 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.04%) DTV
6 1 (1.04%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.04%) GIS
6 1 (1.04%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.04%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.75%) Windows
2 8 (8.33%) Linux
3 5 (5.21%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.13%) UNIX
4 3 (3.13%) Android
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.08%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.04%) Solaris
6 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (5.21%) ITIL
2 4 (4.17%) Analytics
3 3 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (3.13%) Data Analysis
3 3 (3.13%) Logistics
3 3 (3.13%) Asset Management
3 3 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (2.08%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (2.08%) Supply Chain Management
4 2 (2.08%) Software Engineering
4 2 (2.08%) Change Management
5 1 (1.04%) Project Management
5 1 (1.04%) BCP
5 1 (1.04%) OO
5 1 (1.04%) SOA
5 1 (1.04%) Migration
5 1 (1.04%) Scrum
5 1 (1.04%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.04%) Process Management
5 1 (1.04%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.63%) SQL
2 10 (10.42%) C#
3 8 (8.33%) Java
4 4 (4.17%) C++
5 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.08%) PHP
6 2 (2.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.04%) VBA
7 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (48.96%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.04%) JNCIA
3 1 (1.04%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) SCCM
2 1 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.04%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.04%) Puppet
2 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle
2 2 (2.08%) Cisco
2 2 (2.08%) Juniper
3 1 (1.04%) Symantec
3 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.04%) Apple
3 1 (1.04%) HP
3 1 (1.04%) SAP
3 1 (1.04%) ESRI
3 1 (1.04%) Mitel
3 1 (1.04%) Tableau
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