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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 413 397 405
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 20 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.092% 0.13% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.14% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 12
Median daily rate £159 £125 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.20% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £98 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £255 £273
UK excluding London median daily rate £133 £108 £105
% change year-on-year
+23.25% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Median hourly rate £10.00 £18.57 £120.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -84.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £12.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
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
20630 21742 21781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.15% 94.61% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14967 15186 15135
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 363 392
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £52.17 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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
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 28 June 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 +38 5 £140 -53.25% 15
Twickenham - 2 £150 -
Uxbridge - 2 £225 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Graduate
England

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 19 (38.78%) Degree
2 18 (36.73%) Java
3 16 (32.65%) Computer Science
4 8 (16.33%) HTML
4 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.29%) Finance
5 7 (14.29%) Web Development
6 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (10.20%) Project Management
7 5 (10.20%) SQL
7 5 (10.20%) Windows
7 5 (10.20%) Linux
7 5 (10.20%) Python
8 4 (8.16%) Machine Learning
8 4 (8.16%) Unix
8 4 (8.16%) Cisco
8 4 (8.16%) CCNA
8 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
8 4 (8.16%) PHP
8 4 (8.16%) MS Office
8 4 (8.16%) VBA
8 4 (8.16%) C++
8 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (8.16%) Bloomberg
8 4 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (8.16%) Banking
8 4 (8.16%) Retail
8 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
9 3 (6.12%) Video Conferencing

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 2 (4.08%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS Office
2 4 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) DHCP
1 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.12%) WAN
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.04%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.04%) Big Data
2 1 (2.04%) GIS
2 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
2 4 (8.16%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Front Office
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) HTML
2 3 (6.12%) MLlib
3 2 (4.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.04%) HTML5
4 1 (2.04%) Spring
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.65%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.12%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.12%) Fintech
2 3 (6.12%) Hedge funds
2 3 (6.12%) iPhone
2 3 (6.12%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.08%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.08%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Chemistry
4 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.04%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.04%) Derivative
4 1 (2.04%) iPad
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.04%) Physics
4 1 (2.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Linux
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Unix
2 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) Web Development
2 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.20%) Project Management
4 4 (8.16%) Machine Learning
5 3 (6.12%) Change Control
5 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.08%) CRM
6 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.08%) OO
7 1 (2.04%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.04%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.04%) Data Management
7 1 (2.04%) Information Security
7 1 (2.04%) Logistics
7 1 (2.04%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.04%) Scrum
7 1 (2.04%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.04%) TDD
7 1 (2.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) Java
2 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.20%) Python
3 5 (10.20%) SQL
4 4 (8.16%) C++
4 4 (8.16%) PHP
4 4 (8.16%) VBA
5 3 (6.12%) C#
5 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.12%) R
6 2 (4.08%) Perl
7 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (38.78%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) CCNA
2 4 (8.16%) Cisco 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
2 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) TeamSite
2 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Bloomberg
1 4 (8.16%) Cisco
2 3 (6.12%) Intel Security
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) MobileIron
2 3 (6.12%) Reuters
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) F5
4 1 (2.04%) Google
4 1 (2.04%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) Intel
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.04%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.04%) SunGard
4 1 (2.04%) VMware
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