The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 388 396 350
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 21 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.091% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 11
Average daily rate
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£123 £120 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £94 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £240 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £118 £100 £133
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.90 £11.00 £8.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £11.00 £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £11.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
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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
21269 22575 19948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.08% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15335 15541 13354
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £39.60 £45.00
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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Graduate in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the London region over the 3 months to 19 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
City of London +3 5 £150 -14.28% 18
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 26 (53.06%) Degree
2 18 (36.73%) Finance
3 15 (30.61%) SQL
4 14 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 13 (26.53%) Windows
6 6 (12.24%) Linux
6 6 (12.24%) HTML
6 6 (12.24%) Banking
7 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
7 5 (10.20%) Oracle
7 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
7 5 (10.20%) CSS
7 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
8 4 (8.16%) Analytics
8 4 (8.16%) UNIX
8 4 (8.16%) .NET
8 4 (8.16%) PHP
8 4 (8.16%) Java
8 4 (8.16%) C#
8 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
8 4 (8.16%) Mathematics
8 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.12%) Advertising
9 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
9 3 (6.12%) C++
9 3 (6.12%) VBA
9 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
9 3 (6.12%) OO

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (2.04%) CMS
1 1 (2.04%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
2 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.04%) Endur
2 1 (2.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Google Apps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (36.73%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Advertising
4 2 (4.08%) Publishing
4 2 (4.08%) Front Office
4 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Back Office
5 1 (2.04%) Law
5 1 (2.04%) Legal
5 1 (2.04%) French Language
5 1 (2.04%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) HTML
2 5 (10.20%) CSS
3 4 (8.16%) .NET
4 3 (6.12%) HTML5
5 2 (4.08%) CSS3
5 2 (4.08%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.08%) XML
5 2 (4.08%) Ajax
5 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.08%) jQuery
6 1 (2.04%) Django
6 1 (2.04%) JSON
6 1 (2.04%) J2EE
6 1 (2.04%) SOAP
6 1 (2.04%) JPA
6 1 (2.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.08%) User Experience
4 2 (4.08%) Social Media
4 2 (4.08%) Derivative
5 1 (2.04%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.04%) Physics
5 1 (2.04%) Statistics
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) Linux
3 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
3 4 (8.16%) UNIX
4 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.08%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.16%) Analytics
1 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
1 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (6.12%) OO
2 3 (6.12%) Line Management
3 2 (4.08%) Demand Forecasting
3 2 (4.08%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (4.08%) CRM
3 2 (4.08%) ERP
3 2 (4.08%) ITIL
3 2 (4.08%) MVC
3 2 (4.08%) Web Development
3 2 (4.08%) Wealth Management
3 2 (4.08%) Migration
4 1 (2.04%) Automated Testing
4 1 (2.04%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.04%) Data Management
4 1 (2.04%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.04%) TDD
4 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.16%) PHP
3 4 (8.16%) Java
3 4 (8.16%) C#
4 3 (6.12%) C++
4 3 (6.12%) VBA
5 2 (4.08%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.04%) VBScript
6 1 (2.04%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (53.06%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.04%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
1 1 (2.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.04%) VMware
4 1 (2.04%) Google
4 1 (2.04%) Remedy
4 1 (2.04%) Citrix
4 1 (2.04%) Apple
4 1 (2.04%) SAP
4 1 (2.04%) Tableau