The first table below looks at the demand for the Graduate role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 11 July 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 South West 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 131 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£105 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £105 £125 £100
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 £16.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-41.53% +12.06%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2637 1983 2830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.35% 94.38% 93.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1716 1207 1696
Average daily rate £350 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 127 179
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Graduate
England

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Graduate
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Graduate Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Graduate
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Graduate Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Graduate
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
Somerset - 4 £105 - 3
Bristol - 1 £150 - 11
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - - 2
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 9
Graduate
England

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) GIS
3 4 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Physics
4 2 (20.00%) OOP
4 2 (20.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
5 1 (10.00%) Advertising
5 1 (10.00%) CMS
5 1 (10.00%) Games
5 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
5 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
5 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Marketing

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Games
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
1 4 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) GIS
2 2 (20.00%) Physics
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) OOP
1 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Business Objects