The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 565 550 515
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 54 51 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 16
Average daily rate £125 £115 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £90 £79
10% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £185 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £105 £120 £115
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 15
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £7.80 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £13.13 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £11.50 £11.63
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -1.07%

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 50 £125 - 259
London 0 21 £125 +8.69% 73
South East -1 17 £110 -33.33% 67
North West - 5 £90 - 29
Hertfordshire +10 4 - - 9
Hampshire +5 4 £85 - 10
East of England -2 4 - - 39
Manchester - 4 - - 17
City of London +35 3 £225 +150.00% 21
Buckinghamshire +16 3 - - 2
Surrey -5 3 £195 +44.44% 12
Bromley - 3 £110 - 3
Watford - 3 - -
Wales - 3 £154 - 2
Oxford +2 2 £85 - 1
Oxfordshire 0 2 £85 - 6
Berkshire -5 2 £188 +2.73% 13
West Midlands -14 2 - - 9
Winchester - 2 £75 -
West Sussex - 2 - - 9
South Wales - 2 £208 - 2
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Warwick - 2 - -
Horsham - 2 - - 2
Slough +10 1 £200 +21.21%
Milton Keynes +7 1 - - 2
South West +2 1 - - 19
Basingstoke +1 1 £165 -
East Midlands -7 1 - - 12
Cardiff - 1 - - 2

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 56 (48.28%) Degree
2 22 (18.97%) Computer Science
3 21 (18.10%) MS Excel
4 17 (14.66%) MS Office
4 17 (14.66%) Microsoft
4 17 (14.66%) Finance
5 16 (13.79%) Windows
6 15 (12.93%) HTML
6 15 (12.93%) Mathematics
7 14 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (10.34%) Java
8 12 (10.34%) JavaScript
8 12 (10.34%) Project Management
9 11 (9.48%) SQL
9 11 (9.48%) Time Management
10 9 (7.76%) C#
10 9 (7.76%) Telecoms
11 8 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (6.03%) C++
12 7 (6.03%) CSS
13 6 (5.17%) Linux
13 6 (5.17%) OO
13 6 (5.17%) Legal
13 6 (5.17%) Service Delivery
13 6 (5.17%) Security Cleared
13 6 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
14 5 (4.31%) Physics
14 5 (4.31%) Software Engineering
14 5 (4.31%) Workflow
14 5 (4.31%) Windows Server

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.72%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.72%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.86%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.86%) Node.js
3 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (18.10%) MS Excel
2 17 (14.66%) MS Office
3 6 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.86%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) LatentZero
1 2 (1.72%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.86%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.86%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.72%) Intranet
2 1 (0.86%) DHCP
2 1 (0.86%) DNS
2 1 (0.86%) Internet
2 1 (0.86%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.72%) GIS
2 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.86%) Big Data
3 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.86%) QlikView
3 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) gulp
1 1 (0.86%) webpack
General
1 17 (14.66%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.17%) Legal
4 4 (3.45%) Banking
5 3 (2.59%) Front Office
5 3 (2.59%) Marketing
5 3 (2.59%) Retail
6 2 (1.72%) Games
6 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.72%) Publishing
7 1 (0.86%) Advertising
7 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.86%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.93%) HTML
2 7 (6.03%) CSS
3 4 (3.45%) .NET
3 4 (3.45%) Ajax
4 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.72%) HTML5
4 2 (1.72%) XML
5 1 (0.86%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.86%) CSS3
5 1 (0.86%) jQuery
5 1 (0.86%) Sass
5 1 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.86%) WCF
5 1 (0.86%) Web Services
5 1 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.97%) Computer Science
2 15 (12.93%) Mathematics
3 14 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.31%) Physics
5 4 (3.45%) Blog
5 4 (3.45%) Psychology
6 3 (2.59%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.59%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.59%) Economics
6 3 (2.59%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.59%) PMI
7 2 (1.72%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.72%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.86%) Animation
8 1 (0.86%) Chemistry
8 1 (0.86%) CMDB
8 1 (0.86%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.86%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.86%) Social Media
8 1 (0.86%) STB
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.79%) Windows
2 6 (5.17%) Linux
3 5 (4.31%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.45%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.72%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.72%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.86%) Android
6 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.86%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.34%) Project Management
2 11 (9.48%) Time Management
3 8 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (5.17%) OO
4 6 (5.17%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.31%) Software Engineering
5 5 (4.31%) Workflow
6 4 (3.45%) Business Analysis
6 4 (3.45%) Web Accessibility
7 3 (2.59%) Analytics
7 3 (2.59%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.59%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.59%) Information Security
7 3 (2.59%) ITIL
7 3 (2.59%) Migration
7 3 (2.59%) Scrum
7 3 (2.59%) Signal Processing
8 2 (1.72%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.72%) Line Management
8 2 (1.72%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.34%) Java
1 12 (10.34%) JavaScript
2 11 (9.48%) SQL
3 9 (7.76%) C#
4 7 (6.03%) C++
5 3 (2.59%) PHP
5 3 (2.59%) VBA
6 2 (1.72%) Python
7 1 (0.86%) C
7 1 (0.86%) ES6
7 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (48.28%) Degree
2 6 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.45%) ECDL
4 3 (2.59%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.86%) CIPD
5 1 (0.86%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) WCAG
2 3 (2.59%) QA
3 2 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.86%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.86%) Nagios
1 1 (0.86%) NetBackup
1 1 (0.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.72%) Adobe
2 2 (1.72%) Fidessa
2 2 (1.72%) Lotus
2 2 (1.72%) Remedy
2 2 (1.72%) Symantec
3 1 (0.86%) Bloomberg
3 1 (0.86%) Brio
3 1 (0.86%) Citrix
3 1 (0.86%) Cognos
3 1 (0.86%) ESRI
3 1 (0.86%) Fujitsu
3 1 (0.86%) Google
3 1 (0.86%) HP
3 1 (0.86%) ION Trading
3 1 (0.86%) Mapinfo
3 1 (0.86%) McAfee
3 1 (0.86%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (0.86%) Nokia
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