The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Graduate featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 159 - 134
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.076% - 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% - 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £125 - £175
UK excluding London median daily rate £135 £115 £105
% change year-on-year
+17.39% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3735 3531 2913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.51% 94.72% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2261 1991 1560
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 211 194
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £47.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Graduate
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Graduate Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Graduate
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Graduate Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Graduate
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Manchester - 1 £93 - 18
Cheshire - 1 £135 - 11
Merseyside - 1 £125 - 2
Graduate
England

Graduate Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 North West region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) PMI
2 3 (42.86%) PMI Certification
2 3 (42.86%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) OO
2 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 3 (42.86%) Signal Processing
2 3 (42.86%) Algorithms
3 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) International Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Business Development
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management

Graduate Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 2 (28.57%) Electronics
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) International Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Algorithms
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
1 3 (42.86%) PMI
2 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) OO
1 3 (42.86%) Signal Processing
2 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Business Development
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) PMI Certification