The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 239 206 207
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 14 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.39% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 13
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£135 £120 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £88 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £235 £230
UK excluding London average daily rate £123 £120 £128
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 15
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -13.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £12.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -13.79%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8982 7890 8105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.53% 92.76% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4974 4223 3848
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 482 619
Average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.44% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.09 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Graduate
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Graduate Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Graduate
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Graduate across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Graduate Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Graduate
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Graduate Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Graduate
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Hampshire -20 4 £153 +1.66% 14
Berkshire -2 3 £138 +14.58% 12
Surrey -8 2 £135 - 10
Kent - 2 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -17 1 - - 4
Oxfordshire -25 1 - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 4
Isle of Wight - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - - 2
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 16 (51.61%) Degree
2 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
2 8 (25.81%) MS Office
3 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
3 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
4 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
4 5 (16.13%) Windows
4 5 (16.13%) C#
5 4 (12.90%) OO
5 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (12.90%) GIS
5 4 (12.90%) ESRI
5 4 (12.90%) Network Architecture
5 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
6 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Marketing
6 3 (9.68%) Electronics
6 3 (9.68%) Finance
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
6 3 (9.68%) VB
7 2 (6.45%) .NET
7 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.45%) HTML
7 2 (6.45%) SAP
7 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.45%) DTV
7 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
7 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
7 2 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Office
2 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
3 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.23%) AutoCAD
4 1 (3.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) LabVIEW
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Electronics
2 3 (9.68%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) STL
2 1 (3.23%) OpenGL
2 1 (3.23%) DirectX
2 1 (3.23%) WinForms
2 1 (3.23%) WPF
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (3.23%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
2 4 (12.90%) GIS
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) DTV
4 1 (3.23%) iPhone
4 1 (3.23%) iPad
4 1 (3.23%) PDA
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.23%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
2 4 (12.90%) Network Architecture
2 4 (12.90%) OO
3 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.23%) CAD
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.23%) Web Design
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.23%) Time Management
5 1 (3.23%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) C#
2 3 (9.68%) VB
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.23%) XAML
4 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) ESRI
2 2 (6.45%) SAP
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe
3 1 (3.23%) Autodesk
3 1 (3.23%) SolidWorks
3 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
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