The table below looks at the statistics for the Graduate Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Graduate Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate Developer
Rank 569 548 576
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate Developer 26 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.056% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.061% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 3
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£98 £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.66% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £125 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £260 £215
UK excluding London average daily rate £98 £260 £138
% change year-on-year
-62.50% +89.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.75 - £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Graduate Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Graduate Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Graduate Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Graduate Developer within the UK.

Graduate Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Graduate Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Graduate Developer within the UK.

Graduate Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Graduate Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Graduate Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Graduate Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Graduate Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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
England -30 25 £94 -58.33% 113
London +7 6 - - 27
West Midlands - 6 - - 7
North West +4 5 £98 -22.00% 15
South East +1 5 - - 16
Merseyside - 4 £98 - 2
Liverpool - 4 £98 - 2
Birmingham - 4 - - 2
Aylesbury - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Somerset -13 2 £90 - 2
South West -33 2 £90 - 4
Worcestershire - 2 - - 1
Taunton - 2 £90 - 1
City of London +28 1 - - 10
Reading +14 1 - - 2
Berkshire +7 1 - - 6
Yorkshire -2 1 - - 17
Manchester -6 1 - - 10
Scotland -13 1 £100 -11.55% 1
West Sussex - 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 6
Glasgow - 1 £100 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Buckingham - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 9
Cardiff - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -

Graduate Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Graduate Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 24 (57.14%) Degree
2 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 15 (35.71%) C#
4 14 (33.33%) HTML
5 12 (28.57%) CSS
5 12 (28.57%) GIS
6 11 (26.19%) .NET
6 11 (26.19%) Computer Science
7 9 (21.43%) MVC
7 9 (21.43%) SQL
8 8 (19.05%) OO
9 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
9 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
10 6 (14.29%) XML
11 5 (11.90%) MS Office
11 5 (11.90%) WPF
11 5 (11.90%) jQuery
12 4 (9.52%) Spreadsheet
12 4 (9.52%) HTML5
12 4 (9.52%) Social Media
12 4 (9.52%) Silverlight
12 4 (9.52%) Web Development
12 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
12 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
12 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (9.52%) ESRI
12 4 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (7.14%) MS Excel

Graduate Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Graduate Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.76%) Apache
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.38%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.38%) Simulink
4 1 (2.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (7.14%) MySQL
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.76%) MS Access
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
1 2 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) HTML
2 12 (28.57%) CSS
3 11 (26.19%) .NET
4 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 6 (14.29%) XML
6 5 (11.90%) WPF
6 5 (11.90%) jQuery
7 4 (9.52%) HTML5
7 4 (9.52%) Silverlight
7 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
8 3 (7.14%) CSS3
9 2 (4.76%) Yii
9 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.76%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (4.76%) Ajax
9 2 (4.76%) LAMP
10 1 (2.38%) WinForms
10 1 (2.38%) STL
10 1 (2.38%) OpenGL
10 1 (2.38%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) GIS
2 11 (26.19%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.52%) Social Media
3 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.76%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.38%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) MVC
2 8 (19.05%) OO
3 4 (9.52%) Web Development
4 2 (4.76%) Game Development
5 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) CRM
5 1 (2.38%) CAD
5 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Time Management
5 1 (2.38%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
2 15 (35.71%) C#
3 9 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (7.14%) PHP
5 2 (4.76%) VB
5 2 (4.76%) Java
6 1 (2.38%) XAML
6 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.38%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) Delphi
6 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.38%) VBA
6 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) ESRI
3 2 (4.76%) Zend
4 1 (2.38%) SolidWorks
4 1 (2.38%) Autodesk
4 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
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