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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 526 495 472
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 51 66 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 16
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£120 £115 £128
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £89 £68 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £212 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £115 £125
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 11
Average hourly rate £10.63 £11.63 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.60% -19.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.75 £10.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.63 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.63 £11.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.60% -19.82%

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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 -35 48 £128 +10.86% 248
South East -28 19 £165 +43.47% 55
London +8 16 £120 -4.00% 69
Berkshire +2 9 £183 +180.76% 10
City of London +11 5 £130 -35.00% 29
Bracknell +4 5 - - 1
East of England -5 5 - - 30
Surrey -5 4 £135 -22.85% 15
Hampshire -16 3 - - 9
Scotland - 3 £94 - 8
Yorkshire +2 2 £110 - 10
West Midlands +1 2 £225 +63.63% 18
Cambridgeshire -17 2 - - 18
South West -27 2 £106 -11.45% 18
West Yorkshire - 2 £110 - 7
Reading - 2 - - 5
Devon - 2 £106 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 8
Peterborough - 2 - - 1
Exeter - 2 £106 -
Reigate +7 1 £135 -
East Midlands +5 1 - - 17
Hertfordshire +2 1 - - 3
Slough -5 1 £165 - 2
Buckinghamshire -17 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 2
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 2
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
Windsor - 1 £200 -

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 52 (44.83%) Degree
2 23 (19.83%) Computer Science
3 22 (18.97%) Finance
4 21 (18.10%) Windows
5 17 (14.66%) Microsoft
6 16 (13.79%) MS Excel
6 16 (13.79%) SQL
7 13 (11.21%) MS Office
8 11 (9.48%) C#
9 10 (8.62%) SQL Server
9 10 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (7.76%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.76%) Marketing
10 9 (7.76%) Telecoms
11 8 (6.90%) Java
11 8 (6.90%) Linux
11 8 (6.90%) Mathematics
12 7 (6.03%) Banking
12 7 (6.03%) HTML
13 6 (5.17%) PHP
13 6 (5.17%) C++
13 6 (5.17%) VBA
13 6 (5.17%) .NET
13 6 (5.17%) CSS
14 5 (4.31%) Windows 8
14 5 (4.31%) ITIL
14 5 (4.31%) JavaScript
14 5 (4.31%) Active Directory
15 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (3.45%) CCNA

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 2 (1.72%) CMS
2 1 (0.86%) Drupal
2 1 (0.86%) Lync
2 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.21%) MS Office
3 4 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.72%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.86%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.86%) ATM
1 1 (0.86%) Internet
1 1 (0.86%) Wireless
1 1 (0.86%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.45%) MS Access
3 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.86%) MySQL
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.86%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.86%) Subversion
2 1 (0.86%) Maven
2 1 (0.86%) JIRA
2 1 (0.86%) FishEye
2 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (18.97%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Marketing
2 9 (7.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.03%) Banking
4 3 (2.59%) Front Office
4 3 (2.59%) Electronics
4 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.59%) Advertising
5 2 (1.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.86%) Games
6 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.86%) Back Office
6 1 (0.86%) Retail
6 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.86%) Law
6 1 (0.86%) Legal
6 1 (0.86%) French Language
6 1 (0.86%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.03%) HTML
2 6 (5.17%) .NET
2 6 (5.17%) CSS
3 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.59%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.59%) HTML5
4 2 (1.72%) jQuery
4 2 (1.72%) Ajax
4 2 (1.72%) CSS3
4 2 (1.72%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.86%) J2EE
5 1 (0.86%) SOAP
5 1 (0.86%) XML
5 1 (0.86%) WinForms
5 1 (0.86%) JPA
5 1 (0.86%) REST
5 1 (0.86%) JSON
5 1 (0.86%) WPF
5 1 (0.86%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.83%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.90%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.45%) Statistics
5 2 (1.72%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.72%) DTV
5 2 (1.72%) GIS
5 2 (1.72%) iPad
6 1 (0.86%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.86%) User Experience
6 1 (0.86%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.86%) iPhone
6 1 (0.86%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.86%) Social Media
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.86%) PDA
6 1 (0.86%) Derivative
6 1 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.10%) Windows
2 8 (6.90%) Linux
3 5 (4.31%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.59%) UNIX
5 3 (2.59%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.72%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.86%) Android
7 1 (0.86%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (7.76%) Software Engineering
2 5 (4.31%) ITIL
3 4 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (2.59%) Test Scripting
4 3 (2.59%) Analytics
4 3 (2.59%) Data Analysis
4 3 (2.59%) Logistics
4 3 (2.59%) Software Testing
4 3 (2.59%) Migration
4 3 (2.59%) Web Development
4 3 (2.59%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (1.72%) ERP
5 2 (1.72%) Service Delivery
5 2 (1.72%) Project Management
5 2 (1.72%) MVC
5 2 (1.72%) Wealth Management
5 2 (1.72%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (1.72%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (1.72%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.79%) SQL
2 11 (9.48%) C#
3 8 (6.90%) Java
4 6 (5.17%) C++
4 6 (5.17%) PHP
4 6 (5.17%) VBA
5 5 (4.31%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.45%) VB
7 2 (1.72%) Perl
8 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.86%) VBScript
8 1 (0.86%) Python
8 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (44.83%) Degree
2 4 (3.45%) CCNA
2 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.86%) CISA
4 1 (0.86%) MOS
4 1 (0.86%) JNCIA
4 1 (0.86%) CISSP
4 1 (0.86%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (4.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.86%) Puppet
2 1 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.86%) SCCM
2 1 (0.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle
3 2 (1.72%) SAP
3 2 (1.72%) Google
3 2 (1.72%) Juniper
3 2 (1.72%) Apple
4 1 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.86%) Symantec
4 1 (0.86%) Remedy
4 1 (0.86%) VMware
4 1 (0.86%) Teradata
4 1 (0.86%) Mitel
4 1 (0.86%) Tableau
4 1 (0.86%) Adobe
4 1 (0.86%) HP
4 1 (0.86%) Citrix
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £150.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £160 - £180 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago