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 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
Rank 520 462 487
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 75 116 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 71 31
Average daily rate
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£110 £125 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £125 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £260 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £98 £125 £100
% change year-on-year
-22.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 16
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £8.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £152.50 £20.00 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-26.92% -10.34%

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
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 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 -68 71 £110 -12.00% 282
London -16 29 £125 - 103
South East -1 16 £263 +110.00% 41
West Midlands -12 10 £125 - 12
Reading +19 7 £110 -45.00% 2
Berkshire +12 7 £110 -32.30% 13
North West +6 7 £98 -22.00% 37
City of London +26 5 - - 44
Scotland -10 4 £100 -11.55% 5
Merseyside - 4 £98 - 3
Liverpool - 4 £98 - 2
Birmingham - 4 - - 4
Buckinghamshire -9 3 - - 5
East of England -32 3 - - 36
Aylesbury - 3 - - 1
Watford -1 2 - -
Cheshire -2 2 - - 6
Somerset -13 2 £90 - 6
Hertfordshire -15 2 - - 5
Yorkshire -15 2 £75 -40.00% 20
South West -37 2 £90 - 18
St Albans - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 2 - - 5
Worcestershire - 2 - - 1
Taunton - 2 £90 - 1
Glasgow - 2 £100 - 1
Staines +1 1 - -
Surrey -2 1 - - 8
Manchester -6 1 - - 24

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 58 (42.96%) Degree
2 31 (22.96%) HTML
3 25 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 25 (18.52%) Computer Science
4 20 (14.81%) MS Office
5 19 (14.07%) C#
5 19 (14.07%) HTML5
6 18 (13.33%) SQL
6 18 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 17 (12.59%) Adobe
7 17 (12.59%) JavaScript
8 16 (11.85%) Windows
9 15 (11.11%) Flash
9 15 (11.11%) E-Learning
9 15 (11.11%) Multimedia
9 15 (11.11%) Adobe Captivate
10 14 (10.37%) CSS
11 13 (9.63%) .NET
11 13 (9.63%) GIS
12 11 (8.15%) Finance
13 10 (7.41%) OO
14 9 (6.67%) MVC
15 8 (5.93%) Automotive
15 8 (5.93%) XML
16 7 (5.19%) .NET Framework
16 7 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
16 7 (5.19%) Social Media
16 7 (5.19%) Visual Studio
16 7 (5.19%) Active Directory
16 7 (5.19%) Telecoms

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 5 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.96%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.48%) Apache
4 1 (0.74%) Confluence
4 1 (0.74%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (14.81%) MS Office
2 18 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 15 (11.11%) Adobe Captivate
4 7 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.74%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.74%) MS Project
7 1 (0.74%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.74%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.74%) Simulink
7 1 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.74%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.22%) Intranet
2 1 (0.74%) Internet
2 1 (0.74%) 3G
2 1 (0.74%) HTTP
2 1 (0.74%) VPN
2 1 (0.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.44%) NonStop SQL
2 5 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.22%) MySQL
5 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.48%) MS Access
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.74%) JIRA
2 1 (0.74%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 15 (11.11%) Multimedia
2 11 (8.15%) Finance
3 8 (5.93%) Automotive
4 7 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.19%) Advertising
5 6 (4.44%) Banking
6 4 (2.96%) Retail
6 4 (2.96%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.96%) Marketing
7 3 (2.22%) Publishing
8 2 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.48%) Back Office
8 2 (1.48%) Games
8 2 (1.48%) French Language
8 2 (1.48%) German Language
9 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.74%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.74%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.96%) HTML
2 19 (14.07%) HTML5
3 15 (11.11%) Flash
4 14 (10.37%) CSS
5 13 (9.63%) .NET
6 8 (5.93%) XML
7 7 (5.19%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.44%) jQuery
9 5 (3.70%) WPF
9 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.96%) Silverlight
11 3 (2.22%) CSS3
12 2 (1.48%) Yii
12 2 (1.48%) Razor View Engine
12 2 (1.48%) LAMP
12 2 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (1.48%) Ajax
13 1 (0.74%) JSON
13 1 (0.74%) Application Packaging
13 1 (0.74%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.52%) Computer Science
2 15 (11.11%) E-Learning
3 13 (9.63%) GIS
4 7 (5.19%) Social Media
5 5 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.96%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.48%) Blog
8 2 (1.48%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.48%) Physics
9 1 (0.74%) Derivative
9 1 (0.74%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.74%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.74%) iPhone
9 1 (0.74%) iPad
9 1 (0.74%) Open Source
9 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.74%) DTV
9 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.85%) Windows
2 6 (4.44%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.48%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.48%) Linux
5 1 (0.74%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (7.41%) OO
2 9 (6.67%) MVC
3 7 (5.19%) Analytics
4 6 (4.44%) Software Engineering
5 5 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (3.70%) Project Management
6 4 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (2.96%) Network Architecture
6 4 (2.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (2.96%) Data Analysis
6 4 (2.96%) Web Development
7 3 (2.22%) Business Analysis
7 3 (2.22%) TDD
7 3 (2.22%) Time Management
7 3 (2.22%) Data Entry
7 3 (2.22%) ITIL
7 3 (2.22%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.22%) CRM
8 2 (1.48%) Validation
8 2 (1.48%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.07%) C#
2 18 (13.33%) SQL
3 17 (12.59%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.44%) Java
5 5 (3.70%) C++
5 5 (3.70%) PHP
6 3 (2.22%) VB
7 2 (1.48%) C
7 2 (1.48%) Perl
8 1 (0.74%) Delphi
8 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.74%) VBA
8 1 (0.74%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.74%) Python
8 1 (0.74%) Lingo
8 1 (0.74%) XAML
Qualifications
1 58 (42.96%) Degree
2 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.48%) CCNA
4 1 (0.74%) HND
4 1 (0.74%) CISSP
4 1 (0.74%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) DameWare
Vendors
1 25 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.59%) Adobe
3 4 (2.96%) ESRI
3 4 (2.96%) Oracle
4 2 (1.48%) VMware
4 2 (1.48%) Cognos
4 2 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.48%) SAP
4 2 (1.48%) Zend
5 1 (0.74%) Google
5 1 (0.74%) Altiris
5 1 (0.74%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.74%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.74%) Citrix
5 1 (0.74%) Reuters
5 1 (0.74%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.74%) Autodesk
5 1 (0.74%) SolidWorks
5 1 (0.74%) Facebook
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