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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graduate
Rank 572 578 585
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 55 59 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 24
Median daily rate £125 £125 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £96 £87
10% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £218 £157
UK excluding London median daily rate £125 £110 £123
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -10.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £11.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £9.60 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.00 £16.07 £14.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £11.25 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+28.88% +12.50%

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +2 54 £125 - 178
London +1 25 £125 - 29
South East -1 9 £113 -33.82% 30
City of London +7 6 £165 +13.79% 5
Northamptonshire - 6 £250 - 2
East Midlands - 6 £250 - 8
Tyne and Wear - 4 £84 - 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £84 - 8
North East - 4 £84 - 8
North West +8 3 £150 +66.66% 21
Berkshire +1 3 - - 6
Oxfordshire 0 3 £125 - 3
West Midlands -16 3 £152 - 10
Oxford - 3 £125 - 1
Surrey +23 2 £100 - 6
South West +10 2 £100 - 18
Manchester +5 2 £150 - 10
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - - 1
Hampshire +18 1 - - 9
Cheshire +15 1 - - 8
Yorkshire +12 1 - - 8
Scotland +8 1 - - 2
East of England +5 1 - - 44
Warwickshire +1 1 - - 1
Warwick -1 1 - -
Bromley -2 1 £125 -12.28%
Hertfordshire -2 1 - - 8
Coventry -12 1 £159 -
Dorset - 1 - - 4

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 45 (42.45%) Degree
2 21 (19.81%) Finance
3 19 (17.92%) SQL
3 19 (17.92%) MS Excel
4 17 (16.04%) Computer Science
5 15 (14.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (14.15%) JavaScript
6 14 (13.21%) MS Office
7 13 (12.26%) C#
8 12 (11.32%) HTML
8 12 (11.32%) ITIL
8 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
8 12 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (10.38%) .NET
10 10 (9.43%) Java
10 10 (9.43%) CSS
10 10 (9.43%) Migration
11 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
12 8 (7.55%) Software Engineering
12 8 (7.55%) Web Development
12 8 (7.55%) Security Cleared
13 7 (6.60%) Mathematics
13 7 (6.60%) Release Management
13 7 (6.60%) Oracle
13 7 (6.60%) Linux
14 6 (5.66%) CMS
14 6 (5.66%) Service Management
14 6 (5.66%) Marketing
14 6 (5.66%) Data Cleansing
15 5 (4.72%) Data Analysis

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 6 (5.66%) CMS
2 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.83%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.89%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.89%) IIS
5 2 (1.89%) WordPress
6 1 (0.94%) Drupal
6 1 (0.94%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (17.92%) MS Excel
2 15 (14.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (13.21%) MS Office
4 4 (3.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.77%) Photoshop
5 3 (2.83%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.94%) InDesign
7 1 (0.94%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) HTTP
1 2 (1.89%) Internet
2 1 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.94%) Firewall
2 1 (0.94%) FTP
2 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.72%) MySQL
2 5 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.89%) GIS
3 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.89%) Redis
3 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.94%) Big Data
4 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.94%) MS Access
4 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
General
1 21 (19.81%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Marketing
3 4 (3.77%) Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Games
4 2 (1.89%) Retail
4 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.94%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Back Office
5 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.94%) Front Office
5 1 (0.94%) German Language
5 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.32%) HTML
2 11 (10.38%) .NET
3 10 (9.43%) CSS
4 3 (2.83%) HTML5
4 3 (2.83%) jQuery
4 3 (2.83%) MLlib
5 2 (1.89%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.89%) Django
5 2 (1.89%) EDI
5 2 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.89%) XML
6 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.04%) Computer Science
2 12 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.60%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.77%) STB
5 3 (2.83%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.83%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.89%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.89%) Physics
6 2 (1.89%) Statistics
6 2 (1.89%) User Experience
6 2 (1.89%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.94%) Blog
7 1 (0.94%) Chemistry
7 1 (0.94%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.94%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.94%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.94%) Social Media
7 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.94%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.60%) Linux
2 5 (4.72%) Windows
3 3 (2.83%) Unix
4 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.32%) ITIL
2 10 (9.43%) Migration
3 8 (7.55%) Software Engineering
3 8 (7.55%) Web Development
4 7 (6.60%) Release Management
5 6 (5.66%) Data Cleansing
5 6 (5.66%) Service Management
6 5 (4.72%) Data Analysis
6 5 (4.72%) ETL
6 5 (4.72%) Front End Development
7 4 (3.77%) Coaching
7 4 (3.77%) Data Management
7 4 (3.77%) ITSM
8 3 (2.83%) Business Analysis
8 3 (2.83%) CRM
8 3 (2.83%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.83%) ERP
8 3 (2.83%) Project Management
8 3 (2.83%) Validation
8 3 (2.83%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.92%) SQL
2 15 (14.15%) JavaScript
3 13 (12.26%) C#
4 10 (9.43%) Java
5 5 (4.72%) C++
5 5 (4.72%) Python
6 4 (3.77%) PHP
7 3 (2.83%) R
7 3 (2.83%) VBA
8 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.89%) C
8 2 (1.89%) Perl
8 2 (1.89%) Ruby
8 2 (1.89%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.94%) VB
9 1 (0.94%) VB6
Qualifications
1 45 (42.45%) Degree
2 8 (7.55%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.89%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) CCNA
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.94%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.94%) MCSA
5 1 (0.94%) MCSE
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) QA
1 3 (2.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.94%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.60%) Oracle
3 3 (2.83%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.89%) ESRI
5 1 (0.94%) Adobe
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco
5 1 (0.94%) Citrix
5 1 (0.94%) F5
5 1 (0.94%) HP
5 1 (0.94%) IBM
5 1 (0.94%) IFS
5 1 (0.94%) ILOG
5 1 (0.94%) Intel
5 1 (0.94%) Northgate
5 1 (0.94%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.94%) SunGard
5 1 (0.94%) VMware
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