The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Graduate featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 589 587 555
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 51 53 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.094% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.100% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 24
Median daily rate £150 £125 £119
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £96 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £111 £105
% change year-on-year
+26.01% +5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 12
Median hourly rate £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.70 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £22.70 £124.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £12.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%

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
50938 53139 51380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 33356 31629
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 2051 2085
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Graduate in the job title.

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 24 June 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 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
England -9 42 £185 +48.00% 243
London -11 21 £200 +60.00% 62
South East +8 13 £220 +97.75% 58
Berkshire -7 7 £235 +111.23% 11
Scotland - 6 £129 - 3
Reading -4 5 £280 +151.68% 3
Erskine - 5 £133 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £133 -
City of London +39 4 £113 -62.50% 14
Oxfordshire +9 3 £85 - 6
Buckinghamshire +18 2 £220 -
East of England +11 2 £163 +58.53% 36
Oxford +4 2 - - 4
North East -55 2 - - 3
Tyne and Wear -63 2 - - 3
Twickenham - 2 £150 -
Uxbridge - 2 £225 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £220 -
North West - 2 £109 - 29
Hertfordshire - 2 £163 - 8
South West +2 1 - - 14
Newcastle upon Tyne -69 1 - - 3
Sunderland - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £185 - 16
Devon - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £125 - 1
Exeter - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £125 - 2

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 51 (42.15%) Degree
2 34 (28.10%) Java
3 29 (23.97%) Computer Science
4 19 (15.70%) JavaScript
5 17 (14.05%) MS Office
5 17 (14.05%) MS Excel
6 16 (13.22%) SQL
6 16 (13.22%) HTML
7 13 (10.74%) Windows
8 12 (9.92%) C#
8 12 (9.92%) C++
8 12 (9.92%) Project Management
8 12 (9.92%) Web Development
9 11 (9.09%) Oracle
9 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
9 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (8.26%) Finance
11 9 (7.44%) CSS
11 9 (7.44%) Microsoft
12 8 (6.61%) Cisco
12 8 (6.61%) Python
12 8 (6.61%) PHP
12 8 (6.61%) Mathematics
12 8 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (6.61%) Analytics
13 7 (5.79%) System Testing
13 7 (5.79%) Telecoms
13 7 (5.79%) Oracle Applications
13 7 (5.79%) .NET
13 7 (5.79%) OO

Graduate Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 4 (3.31%) CMS
2 2 (1.65%) Drupal
2 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.65%) WordPress
3 1 (0.83%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (14.05%) MS Excel
1 17 (14.05%) MS Office
2 5 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.65%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.83%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.48%) Eikon
3 2 (1.65%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.31%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (3.31%) Ethernet
2 3 (2.48%) DHCP
2 3 (2.48%) Firewall
2 3 (2.48%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.48%) WAN
3 2 (1.65%) Extranet
3 2 (1.65%) Internet
3 2 (1.65%) Intranet
4 1 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.65%) GIS
3 2 (1.65%) MySQL
3 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.83%) Big Data
4 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.83%) MS Access
4 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.83%) JUnit
1 1 (0.83%) Mockito
1 1 (0.83%) Selenium
General
1 10 (8.26%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.96%) Marketing
3 6 (4.96%) Retail
4 5 (4.13%) Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.65%) Automotive
5 2 (1.65%) Electronics
5 2 (1.65%) Front Office
5 2 (1.65%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) International Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.22%) HTML
2 9 (7.44%) CSS
3 7 (5.79%) .NET
4 5 (4.13%) jQuery
5 3 (2.48%) MLlib
5 3 (2.48%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.65%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.65%) HTML5
6 2 (1.65%) WPF
6 2 (1.65%) XML
7 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.83%) Ajax
7 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.83%) CSS3
7 1 (0.83%) J2EE
7 1 (0.83%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.83%) Spring
7 1 (0.83%) WCF
7 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.97%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.61%) Mathematics
4 5 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.13%) Physics
5 4 (3.31%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.48%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.48%) Fintech
6 3 (2.48%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.48%) iPhone
6 3 (2.48%) User Experience
6 3 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.65%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.65%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.65%) Social Media
8 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.83%) iPad
8 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.74%) Windows
2 7 (5.79%) Linux
3 5 (4.13%) Unix
3 5 (4.13%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.65%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.65%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (9.92%) Project Management
1 12 (9.92%) Web Development
2 8 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (6.61%) Analytics
3 7 (5.79%) ITIL
3 7 (5.79%) OO
3 7 (5.79%) System Testing
4 6 (4.96%) Software Engineering
5 5 (4.13%) Business Analysis
5 5 (4.13%) Release Management
5 5 (4.13%) Workflow
6 4 (3.31%) Machine Learning
7 3 (2.48%) Change Control
7 3 (2.48%) Data Analysis
7 3 (2.48%) E-Commerce
7 3 (2.48%) Risk Management
8 2 (1.65%) Business Development
8 2 (1.65%) Manual Testing
8 2 (1.65%) TDD
8 2 (1.65%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 34 (28.10%) Java
2 19 (15.70%) JavaScript
3 16 (13.22%) SQL
4 12 (9.92%) C#
4 12 (9.92%) C++
5 8 (6.61%) PHP
5 8 (6.61%) Python
6 5 (4.13%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.13%) VBA
7 3 (2.48%) R
7 3 (2.48%) Ruby
7 3 (2.48%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.65%) Perl
8 2 (1.65%) VB
9 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.83%) C
9 1 (0.83%) F#
9 1 (0.83%) Haskell
9 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.83%) VB6
Qualifications
1 51 (42.15%) Degree
2 7 (5.79%) CCNA
2 7 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) ECDL
4 1 (0.83%) MBA
4 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.48%) SCCM
2 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.83%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (9.09%) Oracle
2 9 (7.44%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.61%) Cisco
4 4 (3.31%) Bloomberg
4 4 (3.31%) F5
4 4 (3.31%) VMware
5 3 (2.48%) Intel Security
5 3 (2.48%) MobileIron
5 3 (2.48%) Reuters
6 2 (1.65%) Citrix
6 2 (1.65%) HP
6 2 (1.65%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.83%) Adobe
7 1 (0.83%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.83%) Google
7 1 (0.83%) IBM
7 1 (0.83%) ILOG
7 1 (0.83%) Intel
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.83%) SunGard
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