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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Graduate
UK
Rank 547 575 570
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 54 61 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 19
Median daily rate £131 £135 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £85 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £223 £211
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 £113 £150
% change year-on-year
+64.44% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 16
Median hourly rate £16.50 £11.75 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.42% +2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.75 £9.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £18.25 £15.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £11.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+43.47% -

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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +6 53 £131 -2.77% 217
London +24 31 £125 -16.66% 68
South East +12 7 £350 +233.33% 40
City of London +4 7 £105 -53.33% 18
Hampshire +11 5 £350 +337.50% 9
Yorkshire +23 4 £175 - 14
East of England -6 4 £154 - 31
South West +1 3 £150 - 17
Hertfordshire -8 3 £113 - 6
Farnborough - 3 - - 1
Berkshire +12 2 - - 7
West Midlands +9 2 - - 14
West Yorkshire - 2 £225 - 6
Reading - 2 - - 2
North West +16 1 - - 24
Manchester +9 1 - - 10
Southampton +9 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire +4 1 £175 - 3
Somerset +2 1 £100 - 3
Warwick -1 1 - -
Warwickshire -3 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 1 - - 3
North East -17 1 - - 4
Tyne and Wear -19 1 - - 3
North Yorkshire - 1 £115 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 1 £195 - 23
Devon - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £200 -
Rotherham - 1 £175 - 2
York - 1 £115 - 3

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 49 (46.23%) Degree
2 17 (16.04%) SQL
3 16 (15.09%) Computer Science
4 14 (13.21%) Finance
5 13 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (11.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (11.32%) HTML
7 11 (10.38%) MS Office
7 11 (10.38%) CSS
7 11 (10.38%) MS Excel
8 9 (8.49%) Oracle
8 9 (8.49%) Microsoft
8 9 (8.49%) Migration
8 9 (8.49%) Telecoms
8 9 (8.49%) Marketing
9 8 (7.55%) Web Development
9 8 (7.55%) Mathematics
9 8 (7.55%) Python
9 8 (7.55%) JavaScript
10 7 (6.60%) C#
10 7 (6.60%) Banking
11 6 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (5.66%) Data Cleansing
11 6 (5.66%) Social Media
11 6 (5.66%) .NET
11 6 (5.66%) Internet
12 5 (4.72%) E-Commerce
12 5 (4.72%) ETL
12 5 (4.72%) PHP
12 5 (4.72%) SQL Server

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 3 (2.83%) CMS
2 2 (1.89%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.89%) SAS
2 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.94%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (11.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.38%) MS Office
3 3 (2.83%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.83%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Documaker
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.94%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Office 365
2 1 (0.94%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) Internet
2 2 (1.89%) 3G
2 2 (1.89%) 3GPP
2 2 (1.89%) 4G
2 2 (1.89%) HTTP
2 2 (1.89%) Intranet
2 2 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.89%) Wireless
3 1 (0.94%) FTP
3 1 (0.94%) LTE
3 1 (0.94%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.77%) GIS
4 2 (1.89%) Big Data
4 2 (1.89%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.89%) MySQL
4 2 (1.89%) Redis
5 1 (0.94%) MS Access
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.89%) JIRA
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
General
1 14 (13.21%) Finance
2 9 (8.49%) Marketing
2 9 (8.49%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.60%) Banking
4 4 (3.77%) Games
4 4 (3.77%) Retail
5 3 (2.83%) Advertising
6 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.89%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.89%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.94%) French Language
7 1 (0.94%) Front Office
7 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.32%) HTML
2 11 (10.38%) CSS
3 6 (5.66%) .NET
4 4 (3.77%) HTML5
5 3 (2.83%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.89%) Django
7 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.94%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.94%) jQuery
7 1 (0.94%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.94%) React
7 1 (0.94%) Web Services
7 1 (0.94%) WPF
7 1 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.09%) Computer Science
2 13 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.66%) Social Media
4 3 (2.83%) Augmented Reality
4 3 (2.83%) User Experience
5 2 (1.89%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.94%) Equities
6 1 (0.94%) Fintech
6 1 (0.94%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.94%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.94%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.94%) STB
6 1 (0.94%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.72%) Linux
2 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.83%) Windows
4 1 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (8.49%) Migration
2 8 (7.55%) Mathematics
2 8 (7.55%) Web Development
3 6 (5.66%) Data Cleansing
4 5 (4.72%) Analytics
4 5 (4.72%) E-Commerce
4 5 (4.72%) ETL
4 5 (4.72%) Front End Development
4 5 (4.72%) Software Engineering
5 4 (3.77%) Data Analysis
5 4 (3.77%) Mentoring
5 4 (3.77%) Service Management
6 3 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.83%) Data Migration
6 3 (2.83%) DevOps
6 3 (2.83%) Fault Analysis
6 3 (2.83%) IT Audit
6 3 (2.83%) ITIL
6 3 (2.83%) Test Scripting
6 3 (2.83%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.04%) SQL
2 8 (7.55%) JavaScript
2 8 (7.55%) Python
3 7 (6.60%) C#
4 5 (4.72%) PHP
5 4 (3.77%) Java
6 3 (2.83%) VBA
7 2 (1.89%) C
7 2 (1.89%) R
8 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.94%) C++
8 1 (0.94%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.94%) Perl
8 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (46.23%) Degree
2 2 (1.89%) CISMP
2 2 (1.89%) CISSP
3 1 (0.94%) MCSA
3 1 (0.94%) MCSE
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.94%) PMO
3 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 9 (8.49%) Microsoft
1 9 (8.49%) Oracle
2 2 (1.89%) ESRI
2 2 (1.89%) Twitter
2 2 (1.89%) WorldPay
3 1 (0.94%) hybris
3 1 (0.94%) Northgate
3 1 (0.94%) SAP
3 1 (0.94%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.94%) Wonderware
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