The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxford region that had Graduate featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 31 41 31
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.42% 0.29% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 0.30% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £85 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £135 £115 £105
% change year-on-year
+17.39% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £8.80 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
Graduate
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford 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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
274 328 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 97.16% 96.76% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 249 116
Median daily rate £375 £395 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +29.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £210 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 20
Median hourly rate £11.50 £27.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.18% +89.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Graduate
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Graduate Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Graduate
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Graduate Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Graduate Skill Set
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 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 Oxford region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Physics
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) WPF
4 1 (16.67%) Haskell
4 1 (16.67%) F#
4 1 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Programming
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering

Graduate Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (16.67%) WCF
1 1 (16.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Programming
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) F#
1 1 (16.67%) Haskell
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft