The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Graduate featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 414 404 421
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 25 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.090% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.095% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 5
Median daily rate £130 £157 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.06% +25.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £95 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £233 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £124 £110 £100
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +10.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £18.00 £47.25 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.90% -62.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £19.85 £36.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.60 £74.65 £145.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.50 £9.00 £9.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Graduate
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21884 22032 23026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.89% 94.74% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15568 15452 15629
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 330 437
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Graduate in the job title.

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in London

Graduate
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Graduate across the London region.

Graduate Daily Rate Trend in London

Graduate
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Graduate across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Graduate Daily Rate Histogram in London

Graduate
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Graduate across the London region.

Graduate Hourly Rate Trend in London

Graduate
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Graduate across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Graduate Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Graduate
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +27 3 £168 -25.33% 18
Bromley +1 1 £125 -
Croydon - 1 £83 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Graduate
England

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, Graduate contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 17 (36.17%) Degree
2 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 13 (27.66%) Java
3 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
4 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
5 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
5 5 (10.64%) Unix
5 5 (10.64%) Windows
5 5 (10.64%) Linux
6 4 (8.51%) Machine Learning
6 4 (8.51%) R
6 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (8.51%) Algorithms
6 4 (8.51%) MLlib
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (8.51%) ITIL
6 4 (8.51%) Python
6 4 (8.51%) MS Office
6 4 (8.51%) C++
6 4 (8.51%) CCNA
6 4 (8.51%) Cisco
6 4 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (8.51%) Retail
6 4 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
7 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.38%) Mathematics
7 3 (6.38%) Banking
7 3 (6.38%) Web Development

Graduate Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
1 3 (6.38%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.26%) CMS
2 2 (4.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.51%) MS Office
2 4 (8.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) DHCP
1 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.38%) WAN
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.13%) GIS
2 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Retail
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Back Office
4 2 (4.26%) Front Office
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) German Language
5 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) MLlib
2 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) Spring
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.51%) Algorithms
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (6.38%) Hedge funds
3 3 (6.38%) iPhone
3 3 (6.38%) Mathematics
3 3 (6.38%) STB
4 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.26%) Fintech
4 2 (4.26%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Chemistry
5 1 (2.13%) Data Conversion
5 1 (2.13%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) iPad
5 1 (2.13%) Physics
5 1 (2.13%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
1 5 (10.64%) Unix
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.51%) ITIL
1 4 (8.51%) Machine Learning
2 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (6.38%) Coaching
2 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis
2 3 (6.38%) Data Management
2 3 (6.38%) Risk Management
2 3 (6.38%) Web Development
3 2 (4.26%) CRM
3 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
3 2 (4.26%) ITSM
3 2 (4.26%) Migration
3 2 (4.26%) Service Management
4 1 (2.13%) Case Management
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (2.13%) Front End Development
4 1 (2.13%) Project Management
4 1 (2.13%) Scrum
4 1 (2.13%) TDD
4 1 (2.13%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) Java
2 4 (8.51%) C++
2 4 (8.51%) Python
2 4 (8.51%) R
3 3 (6.38%) PHP
3 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 2 (4.26%) Perl
5 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.13%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) CCNA
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) BC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco
3 3 (6.38%) Bloomberg
3 3 (6.38%) Intel Security
3 3 (6.38%) MobileIron
3 3 (6.38%) Reuters
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.13%) F5
5 1 (2.13%) IBM
5 1 (2.13%) Intel
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.13%) SunGard
5 1 (2.13%) VMware
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