The first table below looks at the demand for the Graduate role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 86 72 72
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 3 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.21% 0.20% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.21% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Average daily rate £175 - £110
UK excluding London average daily rate £113 £196 £110
% change year-on-year
-42.60% +78.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -11.53%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1337 942 1282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.98% 94.11% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 423 644
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 90 81
Average hourly rate £14.54 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Graduate
North West

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Graduate
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Graduate Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Graduate
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Graduate Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Graduate
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Oldham - - - - 3
Salford - - - - 3
Wigan - - - - 1
Graduate
North West

Graduate
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Games
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Game Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) MS Access
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) C#

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) MS Access
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (50.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Game Development
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#