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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 571 587 566
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 76 53 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.095% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 22 19
Median daily rate £150 £144 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £91 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £212 £230
UK excluding London median daily rate £135 £130 £110
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 14
Median hourly rate £10.50 £11.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +4.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +2.27%

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 68 £153 +6.08% 248
London -11 33 £178 +10.93% 57
South East -3 14 £158 +36.95% 54
East of England +3 7 £163 +25.00% 32
Berkshire +3 5 £158 +18.86% 5
Bromley - 5 £125 - 1
City of London +34 4 £297 -1.00% 12
Buckinghamshire +16 4 £220 - 3
Oxford +14 4 £85 - 2
Oxfordshire +12 4 £85 - 9
East Midlands +9 4 - - 8
Yorkshire +7 4 £185 -12.94% 20
North West - 4 £130 - 35
Chelmsford +11 3 - -
Essex +8 3 - - 2
South West +1 3 - - 22
South Yorkshire -4 3 £185 -12.94% 5
Sheffield -15 3 £185 -12.94% 3
Tyne and Wear -33 3 £81 -30.00% 6
North East -35 3 £81 -30.00% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 3 £81 -30.00% 5
Hertfordshire - 3 £163 - 7
Reading -7 2 £325 +182.60% 2
Twickenham - 2 £150 -
Uxbridge - 2 £225 - 1
Runcorn - 2 £135 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £135 - 6
Exeter +5 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +5 1 - - 20
Devon 0 1 - -

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 61 (48.03%) Degree
2 35 (27.56%) Computer Science
3 29 (22.83%) Java
4 21 (16.54%) HTML
5 20 (15.75%) MS Office
5 20 (15.75%) MS Excel
6 18 (14.17%) JavaScript
7 15 (11.81%) Windows
8 14 (11.02%) Finance
9 13 (10.24%) C++
9 13 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (9.45%) Project Management
10 12 (9.45%) Web Development
11 11 (8.66%) SQL
12 10 (7.87%) Oracle
12 10 (7.87%) CSS
12 10 (7.87%) Microsoft
12 10 (7.87%) Mathematics
12 10 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (7.09%) OO
13 9 (7.09%) Analytics
14 8 (6.30%) Telecoms
15 7 (5.51%) System Testing
15 7 (5.51%) MS PowerPoint
15 7 (5.51%) Software Engineering
15 7 (5.51%) Retail
15 7 (5.51%) Oracle Applications
15 7 (5.51%) PHP
15 7 (5.51%) C#
15 7 (5.51%) Cisco

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 (2.36%) CMS
1 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.79%) Drupal
3 1 (0.79%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.79%) Node.js
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (15.75%) MS Excel
1 20 (15.75%) MS Office
2 7 (5.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.36%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.79%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.36%) Eikon
3 2 (1.57%) LatentZero
3 2 (1.57%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (2.36%) DHCP
1 3 (2.36%) Ethernet
1 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.36%) WAN
2 2 (1.57%) Firewall
2 2 (1.57%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) Extranet
3 1 (0.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.57%) GIS
3 1 (0.79%) Big Data
3 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.79%) gulp
1 1 (0.79%) JUnit
1 1 (0.79%) Mockito
1 1 (0.79%) Selenium
1 1 (0.79%) webpack
General
1 14 (11.02%) Finance
2 8 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.51%) Retail
4 6 (4.72%) Banking
5 4 (3.15%) Front Office
6 3 (2.36%) Marketing
7 2 (1.57%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.57%) Electronics
7 2 (1.57%) Games
7 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.57%) Legal
7 2 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.57%) Publishing
8 1 (0.79%) Automotive
8 1 (0.79%) Back Office
8 1 (0.79%) International Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.54%) HTML
2 10 (7.87%) CSS
3 3 (2.36%) .NET
3 3 (2.36%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.36%) HTML5
3 3 (2.36%) jQuery
4 2 (1.57%) Ajax
4 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.57%) CSS3
4 2 (1.57%) WCF
4 2 (1.57%) Web Services
5 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.79%) J2EE
5 1 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.79%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.79%) Sass
5 1 (0.79%) Spring
5 1 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.79%) WPF
5 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (27.56%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.87%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.15%) Physics
5 3 (2.36%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.36%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.36%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.36%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.36%) iPhone
5 3 (2.36%) PMI
5 3 (2.36%) User Experience
5 3 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.57%) Blog
6 2 (1.57%) Psychology
6 2 (1.57%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.57%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.57%) Social Media
7 1 (0.79%) Derivative
7 1 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.81%) Windows
2 5 (3.94%) Linux
2 5 (3.94%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.15%) Unix
4 2 (1.57%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.79%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (9.45%) Project Management
1 12 (9.45%) Web Development
2 10 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (7.09%) Analytics
3 9 (7.09%) OO
4 7 (5.51%) Software Engineering
4 7 (5.51%) System Testing
5 4 (3.15%) Business Analysis
5 4 (3.15%) Workflow
6 3 (2.36%) Change Control
6 3 (2.36%) Data Analysis
6 3 (2.36%) E-Commerce
6 3 (2.36%) ITIL
6 3 (2.36%) Risk Management
6 3 (2.36%) Signal Processing
6 3 (2.36%) TDD
6 3 (2.36%) Time Management
7 2 (1.57%) Front End Development
7 2 (1.57%) Manual Testing
7 2 (1.57%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.83%) Java
2 18 (14.17%) JavaScript
3 13 (10.24%) C++
4 11 (8.66%) SQL
5 7 (5.51%) C#
5 7 (5.51%) PHP
6 6 (4.72%) Python
7 5 (3.94%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.15%) VBA
9 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.79%) C
10 1 (0.79%) ES6
10 1 (0.79%) F#
10 1 (0.79%) Haskell
10 1 (0.79%) Perl
10 1 (0.79%) Ruby
10 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (48.03%) Degree
2 6 (4.72%) CCNA
2 6 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.36%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.57%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.57%) SLA
1 2 (1.57%) WCAG
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.36%) SCCM
2 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.79%) SCOM
2 1 (0.79%) TeamSite
2 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (7.87%) Microsoft
1 10 (7.87%) Oracle
2 7 (5.51%) Cisco
3 4 (3.15%) Bloomberg
4 3 (2.36%) F5
4 3 (2.36%) Intel Security
4 3 (2.36%) MobileIron
4 3 (2.36%) Reuters
4 3 (2.36%) VMware
5 2 (1.57%) Adobe
5 2 (1.57%) Fidessa
5 2 (1.57%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.79%) Brio
6 1 (0.79%) Citrix
6 1 (0.79%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (0.79%) Google
6 1 (0.79%) HP
6 1 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds
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