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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Graduate
UK
Rank 538 577 554
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 44 50 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.098% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 18
Median daily rate £148 £125 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £82 £87 £84
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £172
UK excluding London median daily rate £159 £110 £103
% change year-on-year
+44.54% +7.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 17
Median hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.90 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.80 £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+87.50% +20.00%

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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 +20 44 £148 +18.00% 182
London +15 19 £125 - 49
East Midlands - 6 £250 - 3
Northamptonshire - 6 £250 - 1
South East +6 4 £125 -9.09% 41
North West +27 3 - - 21
Yorkshire +19 3 £170 - 11
West Midlands +5 3 £152 - 11
Tyne and Wear - 3 £125 - 6
North East - 3 £125 - 7
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £125 - 6
Manchester +21 2 - - 6
South West +13 2 £100 - 14
Hampshire +10 2 £350 +311.76% 9
Oxford +7 2 £125 +47.05% 5
Oxfordshire 0 2 £125 +47.05% 10
City of London -6 2 £105 -53.33% 12
West Yorkshire - 2 £225 - 5
Cheshire +22 1 - - 10
Warwick 0 1 - -
Hertfordshire -5 1 - - 6
Warwickshire -7 1 - - 1
East of England -7 1 - - 27
Croydon -8 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 £225 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - - 1
Castleford - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 £159 - 1

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 48 (51.61%) Degree
2 20 (21.51%) Finance
3 17 (18.28%) MS Excel
4 15 (16.13%) SQL
4 15 (16.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (16.13%) Computer Science
5 13 (13.98%) MS Office
6 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
8 9 (9.68%) Migration
9 8 (8.60%) Oracle
9 8 (8.60%) C#
9 8 (8.60%) JavaScript
9 8 (8.60%) Mathematics
10 7 (7.53%) HTML
10 7 (7.53%) CSS
11 6 (6.45%) Linux
11 6 (6.45%) Software Engineering
11 6 (6.45%) Banking
11 6 (6.45%) Web Development
11 6 (6.45%) Data Cleansing
12 5 (5.38%) Marketing
12 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (5.38%) Data Analysis
12 5 (5.38%) Front End Development
12 5 (5.38%) Python
12 5 (5.38%) Photoshop
12 5 (5.38%) .NET
12 5 (5.38%) SharePoint
12 5 (5.38%) ETL

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 5 (5.38%) CMS
1 5 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.30%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.15%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.08%) IIS
5 1 (1.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (18.28%) MS Excel
2 15 (16.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (13.98%) MS Office
4 5 (5.38%) Photoshop
5 4 (4.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (4.30%) MS Visio
6 3 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (1.08%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Documaker
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.08%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) Internet
2 2 (2.15%) HTTP
2 2 (2.15%) Intranet
3 1 (1.08%) FTP
3 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.23%) GIS
3 2 (2.15%) MySQL
3 2 (2.15%) Redis
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.08%) Big Data
4 1 (1.08%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.08%) MS Access
4 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.15%) JIRA
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.08%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (21.51%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Banking
3 5 (5.38%) Marketing
4 4 (4.30%) Retail
5 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.15%) Games
6 2 (2.15%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.08%) Advertising
7 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.08%) Front Office
7 1 (1.08%) German Language
7 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.53%) CSS
1 7 (7.53%) HTML
2 5 (5.38%) .NET
3 3 (3.23%) HTML5
4 2 (2.15%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.15%) Django
5 1 (1.08%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.08%) EDI
5 1 (1.08%) Web Services
5 1 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.60%) Mathematics
4 4 (4.30%) STB
5 2 (2.15%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.15%) Social Media
5 2 (2.15%) Statistics
5 2 (2.15%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.15%) User Experience
5 2 (2.15%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.08%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.08%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.08%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.08%) Physics
6 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.08%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.45%) Linux
2 4 (4.30%) Windows
3 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.08%) Android
4 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.68%) Migration
2 6 (6.45%) Data Cleansing
2 6 (6.45%) Software Engineering
2 6 (6.45%) Web Development
3 5 (5.38%) Data Analysis
3 5 (5.38%) ETL
3 5 (5.38%) Front End Development
4 4 (4.30%) Coaching
4 4 (4.30%) Mentoring
4 4 (4.30%) Service Management
5 3 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (3.23%) Data Management
5 3 (3.23%) Data Migration
5 3 (3.23%) DevOps
5 3 (3.23%) E-Commerce
5 3 (3.23%) IT Audit
5 3 (3.23%) Validation
6 2 (2.15%) Data Reconciliation
6 2 (2.15%) ERP
6 2 (2.15%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.13%) SQL
2 8 (8.60%) C#
2 8 (8.60%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.38%) Python
4 4 (4.30%) Java
5 3 (3.23%) VBA
6 2 (2.15%) C
6 2 (2.15%) C++
6 2 (2.15%) PHP
7 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.08%) Perl
7 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (51.61%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) CISMP
2 2 (2.15%) CISSP
3 1 (1.08%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.08%) MCSA
3 1 (1.08%) MCSE
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.60%) Oracle
3 3 (3.23%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.15%) ESRI
4 2 (2.15%) WorldPay
5 1 (1.08%) Adobe
5 1 (1.08%) hybris
5 1 (1.08%) IFS
5 1 (1.08%) Northgate
5 1 (1.08%) SAP
5 1 (1.08%) Wonderware
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