The first table below looks at the demand for the Graduate 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 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 currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 519 485 461
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 68 59 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 36
Average daily rate £115 £185 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.83% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £110 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £270 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £196 £110
% change year-on-year
-43.87% +78.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 20
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -11.53%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Graduate
Daily Rate Trend

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

Graduate Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Graduate
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Graduate within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Graduate Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Graduate
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Graduate Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Graduate
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Graduate within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Graduate Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Graduate
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -82 60 £135 -12.90% 247
West Midlands +1 19 - - 22
London -34 16 £135 +8.00% 78
Warwickshire - 15 - - 3
South East -15 9 - - 36
Berkshire -1 8 - - 6
South West -19 5 £150 - 32
Northern Ireland - 5 £90 -
Reading - 5 - - 2
County Antrim - 5 £90 -
Shropshire -3 3 - -
Scotland -4 3 £95 -52.50% 4
Manchester -12 3 £175 - 16
Wiltshire -16 3 £143 - 4
North West -17 3 £175 - 21
City of London -17 3 £200 +8.10% 17
East of England -26 3 - - 31
Yorkshire - 3 £108 - 12
Cambridge +3 2 - - 16
Cambridgeshire -9 2 - - 18
East Midlands -10 2 £100 -9.09% 13
Leicestershire -12 2 £100 -9.09% 3
West Yorkshire - 2 £105 - 7
Bracknell - 2 - - 2
Edinburgh - 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire -3 1 - - 4
Bristol -13 1 £150 - 14
Glasgow - 1 £95 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 - - 4
North Yorkshire - 1 £110 - 5

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 51 (35.92%) Degree
2 27 (19.01%) Computer Science
3 26 (18.31%) HTML
4 20 (14.08%) Windows
5 19 (13.38%) Finance
6 17 (11.97%) Linux
6 17 (11.97%) Microsoft
7 16 (11.27%) Flash
7 16 (11.27%) C#
7 16 (11.27%) HTML5
8 15 (10.56%) Multimedia
8 15 (10.56%) Adobe Captivate
8 15 (10.56%) Adobe
8 15 (10.56%) E-Learning
9 14 (9.86%) MS Excel
10 12 (8.45%) SharePoint
10 12 (8.45%) Banking
11 11 (7.75%) PHP
11 11 (7.75%) .NET
11 11 (7.75%) UNIX
12 9 (6.34%) SQL
12 9 (6.34%) C++
12 9 (6.34%) Software Engineering
12 9 (6.34%) Investment Banking
13 8 (5.63%) Data Entry
13 8 (5.63%) MySQL
13 8 (5.63%) MS Office
13 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (5.63%) Automotive
14 7 (4.93%) Management Information System

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 12 (8.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.41%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (10.56%) Adobe Captivate
2 14 (9.86%) MS Excel
3 8 (5.63%) MS Office
4 5 (3.52%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (3.52%) Photoshop
5 4 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (2.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (1.41%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.70%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.70%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.11%) Internet
2 2 (1.41%) Intranet
3 1 (0.70%) LTE
3 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.70%) GSM
3 1 (0.70%) VoIP
3 1 (0.70%) WCDMA
3 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.70%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.63%) MySQL
2 6 (4.23%) NonStop SQL
3 4 (2.82%) EDMS
4 3 (2.11%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.41%) OLAP
5 2 (1.41%) MS Access
5 2 (1.41%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.70%) Selenium
2 1 (0.70%) Maven
2 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.70%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.70%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 19 (13.38%) Finance
2 15 (10.56%) Multimedia
3 12 (8.45%) Banking
4 9 (6.34%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.63%) Automotive
6 6 (4.23%) Telecoms
6 6 (4.23%) Marketing
7 5 (3.52%) Advertising
8 3 (2.11%) German Language
8 3 (2.11%) Games
9 2 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.41%) Publishing
9 2 (1.41%) Legal
9 2 (1.41%) Retail
9 2 (1.41%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (1.41%) Dutch Language
9 2 (1.41%) French Language
10 1 (0.70%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.31%) HTML
2 16 (11.27%) Flash
2 16 (11.27%) HTML5
3 11 (7.75%) .NET
4 6 (4.23%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.23%) XHTML
4 6 (4.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (2.82%) CSS
6 3 (2.11%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.11%) WPF
6 3 (2.11%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.41%) XML
7 2 (1.41%) XSLT
8 1 (0.70%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.70%) WinForms
8 1 (0.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.01%) Computer Science
2 15 (10.56%) E-Learning
3 7 (4.93%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.82%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.11%) Physics
5 3 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.41%) GIS
6 2 (1.41%) Equities
6 2 (1.41%) Derivative
7 1 (0.70%) Copywriting
7 1 (0.70%) Blog
7 1 (0.70%) Economics
7 1 (0.70%) iPhone
7 1 (0.70%) Social Media
7 1 (0.70%) iPad
7 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.08%) Windows
2 17 (11.97%) Linux
3 11 (7.75%) UNIX
4 4 (2.82%) CentOS
5 3 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.41%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.70%) Android
7 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (6.34%) Software Engineering
2 8 (5.63%) Data Entry
3 7 (4.93%) ITIL
4 6 (4.23%) OO
4 6 (4.23%) Project Management
4 6 (4.23%) Time Management
4 6 (4.23%) Analytics
4 6 (4.23%) Data Analysis
5 5 (3.52%) Workflow
5 5 (3.52%) Software Distribution
6 4 (2.82%) Document Management
6 4 (2.82%) Business Analysis
7 3 (2.11%) MVC
7 3 (2.11%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.41%) OOP
8 2 (1.41%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (1.41%) B2B
8 2 (1.41%) CRM
8 2 (1.41%) Migration
8 2 (1.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.27%) C#
2 11 (7.75%) PHP
3 9 (6.34%) SQL
3 9 (6.34%) C++
4 7 (4.93%) VB.NET
5 6 (4.23%) Java
6 5 (3.52%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.82%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.70%) Lingo
9 1 (0.70%) C
9 1 (0.70%) VB
9 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (35.92%) Degree
2 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.41%) HND
4 1 (0.70%) CAPM
4 1 (0.70%) PhD
4 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.70%) CCNA
4 1 (0.70%) PMP
4 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.93%) SLA
2 5 (3.52%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.70%) EMIR
3 1 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 6 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (11.97%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.56%) Adobe
3 7 (4.93%) Oracle
4 6 (4.23%) Cisco
5 3 (2.11%) Remedy
5 3 (2.11%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.41%) SAP
6 2 (1.41%) Cognos
6 2 (1.41%) VMware
7 1 (0.70%) Google
7 1 (0.70%) Facebook
7 1 (0.70%) Twitter
7 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.70%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.70%) Business Objects
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Rate: £18000 - £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago