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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 547 514 484
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 52 56 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 15
Average daily rate
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£138 £115 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £102 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £175 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £115 £125
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 11
Average hourly rate £10.75 £11.63 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.52% +5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £19.80 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.75 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -4.34%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -5 51 £138 +19.56% 223
London +7 16 £149 +29.34% 70
South East -21 16 £133 +15.21% 44
Berkshire -3 11 £150 - 10
East of England +11 8 £130 +4.00% 28
City of London +18 5 £90 -55.00% 19
Reading +3 5 £115 - 6
Bracknell +9 4 - - 1
Essex +11 3 £130 +4.00% 6
Cambridgeshire +3 3 - - 16
South West -7 3 £110 -22.80% 17
West Midlands -18 3 £225 - 18
Devon - 3 £110 - 1
Exeter - 3 £110 - 1
Cambridge +4 2 - - 15
Chelmsford -2 2 £178 +42.00%
Yorkshire -16 2 £151 +40.69% 8
Hampshire - 2 - - 8
East Midlands - 2 £210 - 10
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 4
Norfolk - 2 - - 2
Norwich - 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire -7 1 £90 -14.28% 4
East Sussex - 1 £75 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £210 - 4
South Yorkshire - 1 £213 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £115 - 7
Wales - 1 - - 5
South Wales - 1 - - 3

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (46.43%) Degree
2 24 (21.43%) Finance
3 21 (18.75%) Computer Science
4 18 (16.07%) Windows
5 16 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 15 (13.39%) SQL
7 13 (11.61%) MS Excel
8 12 (10.71%) MS Office
9 11 (9.82%) Telecoms
9 11 (9.82%) Mathematics
10 10 (8.93%) Marketing
10 10 (8.93%) C#
11 9 (8.04%) Java
12 8 (7.14%) Banking
12 8 (7.14%) Linux
13 7 (6.25%) .NET
13 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (5.36%) C++
15 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
15 5 (4.46%) ITIL
15 5 (4.46%) Windows 7
16 4 (3.57%) Analytics
16 4 (3.57%) Windows 8
16 4 (3.57%) Statistics
16 4 (3.57%) Software Engineering
16 4 (3.57%) Derivative
16 4 (3.57%) UNIX
16 4 (3.57%) MS Access
16 4 (3.57%) HTML
16 4 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.79%) CMS
3 1 (0.89%) Drupal
3 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.89%) Lync
3 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (11.61%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.71%) MS Office
3 3 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.79%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.89%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) Wireless
2 1 (0.89%) Junos
2 1 (0.89%) ATM
2 1 (0.89%) DHCP
2 1 (0.89%) DNS
2 1 (0.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) MS Access
3 3 (2.68%) MySQL
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.89%) Hyperion Smart View
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) LabVIEW
1 1 (0.89%) Subversion
1 1 (0.89%) Maven
1 1 (0.89%) JIRA
1 1 (0.89%) FishEye
1 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (21.43%) Finance
2 11 (9.82%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.93%) Marketing
4 8 (7.14%) Banking
5 3 (2.68%) Electronics
6 2 (1.79%) Front Office
6 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.89%) Publishing
7 1 (0.89%) Games
7 1 (0.89%) Law
7 1 (0.89%) Legal
7 1 (0.89%) Back Office
7 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.89%) Retail
7 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Interactive Media
7 1 (0.89%) French Language
7 1 (0.89%) German Language
7 1 (0.89%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.25%) .NET
2 4 (3.57%) HTML
3 3 (2.68%) CSS
4 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.89%) XHTML
5 1 (0.89%) WinForms
5 1 (0.89%) Spring
5 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.89%) WPF
5 1 (0.89%) Ext JS
5 1 (0.89%) HTML5
5 1 (0.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.82%) Mathematics
3 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.57%) Statistics
4 4 (3.57%) Derivative
4 4 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.68%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 3 (2.68%) Physics
5 3 (2.68%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.79%) DTV
6 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.89%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.89%) PDA
7 1 (0.89%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.89%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.89%) iPhone
7 1 (0.89%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.89%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.07%) Windows
2 8 (7.14%) Linux
3 5 (4.46%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.57%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.57%) UNIX
5 2 (1.79%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.79%) Android
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (4.46%) ITIL
2 4 (3.57%) Software Engineering
2 4 (3.57%) Analytics
3 3 (2.68%) Data Analysis
3 3 (2.68%) Logistics
3 3 (2.68%) Software Testing
3 3 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (2.68%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.79%) Asset Management
4 2 (1.79%) Migration
4 2 (1.79%) Programme Management
4 2 (1.79%) Supply Chain Management
4 2 (1.79%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (1.79%) Test Scripting
4 2 (1.79%) Time Management
4 2 (1.79%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (1.79%) Data Entry
5 1 (0.89%) Information Architecture
5 1 (0.89%) ITIL V3
5 1 (0.89%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.39%) SQL
2 10 (8.93%) C#
3 9 (8.04%) Java
4 6 (5.36%) C++
5 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.68%) PHP
5 3 (2.68%) VBA
6 2 (1.79%) VB
6 2 (1.79%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.89%) VBScript
7 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (46.43%) Degree
2 2 (1.79%) CCNA
2 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.89%) CISA
3 1 (0.89%) MOS
3 1 (0.89%) JNCIA
3 1 (0.89%) CISSP
3 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.89%) Puppet
2 1 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.89%) SCCM
2 1 (0.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle
2 2 (1.79%) SAP
2 2 (1.79%) Juniper
2 2 (1.79%) Apple
2 2 (1.79%) Google
3 1 (0.89%) Tableau
3 1 (0.89%) Symantec
3 1 (0.89%) Mitel
3 1 (0.89%) Cisco
3 1 (0.89%) Adobe
3 1 (0.89%) HP
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