The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Graduate featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 266 252 252
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 14 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.14% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Median daily rate £125 £111 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £130 £110
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -14.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
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
9183 9368 8743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.21% 94.31% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5555 5137 4795
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 449 482
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.90 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 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
Oxfordshire +15 5 £85 - 10
Berkshire -3 5 £158 +36.95% 4
Buckinghamshire +11 3 £220 - 3
West Sussex - 1 - - 5
Graduate
England

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 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 South East region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 16 (53.33%) Degree
2 7 (23.33%) Computer Science
3 6 (20.00%) Java
4 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.67%) HTML
4 5 (16.67%) MS Office
4 5 (16.67%) Windows
4 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (13.33%) CSS
5 4 (13.33%) C++
6 3 (10.00%) SQL
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.00%) Workflow
6 3 (10.00%) VMware
7 2 (6.67%) HTML5
7 2 (6.67%) Web Development
7 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.67%) CSS3
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.67%) Physics
7 2 (6.67%) Release Management
7 2 (6.67%) jQuery
7 2 (6.67%) Games
7 2 (6.67%) Service Management

Graduate Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (3.33%) CMS
1 1 (3.33%) Drupal
1 1 (3.33%) Joomla!
1 1 (3.33%) Node.js
1 1 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
1 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Extranet
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (3.33%) gulp
1 1 (3.33%) webpack
General
1 2 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.33%) Automotive
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) HTML
2 4 (13.33%) CSS
3 2 (6.67%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) CSS3
3 2 (6.67%) HTML5
3 2 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.33%) SailPoint
4 1 (3.33%) Sass
4 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.33%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (3.33%) WCF
4 1 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Physics
5 1 (3.33%) Contactless
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.33%) Economics
5 1 (3.33%) Photography
5 1 (3.33%) Social Media
5 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.33%) Android
3 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Project Management
2 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
2 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL
3 3 (10.00%) Workflow
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) OO
4 2 (6.67%) Release Management
4 2 (6.67%) Service Management
4 2 (6.67%) Web Development
5 1 (3.33%) Change Management
5 1 (3.33%) Data Management
5 1 (3.33%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (3.33%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.33%) ITSM
5 1 (3.33%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.33%) Scrum
5 1 (3.33%) TDD
5 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) C++
4 3 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (6.67%) C#
5 2 (6.67%) PHP
5 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) C
6 1 (3.33%) ES6
6 1 (3.33%) F#
6 1 (3.33%) Haskell
6 1 (3.33%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (3.33%) Brio
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco
2 1 (3.33%) Citrix
2 1 (3.33%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (3.33%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Sitecore