The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 512 465 472
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 60 101 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 63 33
Average daily rate
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£111 £125 £108
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.20% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £102 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £243 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £105 £125 £100
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% +1.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.15 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £20.00 £22.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-52.50% +37.93%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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 -47 56 £111 -11.20% 283
London -7 18 £188 +50.00% 96
South East -7 14 £263 +110.00% 49
West Midlands - 8 £125 - 13
Reading +7 6 £110 -45.00% 2
Berkshire +1 6 £110 -12.00% 8
City of London +19 5 £156 -23.90% 49
North West -10 5 £98 -44.28% 29
Buckinghamshire -4 4 - - 6
Somerset -12 4 £105 - 4
Scotland -14 4 £112 -0.22% 8
South West -27 4 £105 - 21
Merseyside - 4 £98 - 1
Liverpool - 4 £98 -
Taunton - 4 £105 -
Aylesbury - 4 - - 1
Birmingham - 4 - - 5
Yorkshire -22 3 £75 -40.00% 13
West Yorkshire -17 2 £75 -40.00% 9
Edinburgh -22 2 £125 +11.11% 6
East of England -27 2 - - 42
Worcestershire - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +4 1 - - 5
West Sussex 0 1 - - 5
Glasgow 0 1 £100 - 1
Manchester -1 1 - - 17
Cambridge -6 1 - - 17
Surrey -11 1 - - 17
Cambridgeshire -14 1 - - 17
Leeds -18 1 - - 6

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 51 (39.53%) Degree
2 27 (20.93%) HTML
3 24 (18.60%) Computer Science
4 22 (17.05%) Microsoft
5 17 (13.18%) Adobe
6 16 (12.40%) MS Excel
6 16 (12.40%) C#
6 16 (12.40%) HTML5
7 15 (11.63%) Adobe Captivate
7 15 (11.63%) Multimedia
7 15 (11.63%) MS Office
7 15 (11.63%) Flash
7 15 (11.63%) E-Learning
8 14 (10.85%) JavaScript
8 14 (10.85%) SQL
9 12 (9.30%) .NET
9 12 (9.30%) Finance
10 11 (8.53%) GIS
11 10 (7.75%) CSS
12 9 (6.98%) OO
12 9 (6.98%) Telecoms
13 8 (6.20%) Automotive
13 8 (6.20%) MS PowerPoint
13 8 (6.20%) Banking
14 7 (5.43%) Analytics
14 7 (5.43%) MVC
14 7 (5.43%) Windows
14 7 (5.43%) XML
15 6 (4.65%) SharePoint
15 6 (4.65%) Social Media

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 6 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.55%) CMS
3 2 (1.55%) Apache
4 1 (0.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (12.40%) MS Excel
2 15 (11.63%) Adobe Captivate
2 15 (11.63%) MS Office
3 8 (6.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.88%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.33%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.55%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.78%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.78%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.78%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.78%) Simulink
7 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.78%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Office 365
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.33%) Intranet
2 2 (1.55%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) 3G
3 1 (0.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.78%) VPN
3 1 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.65%) NonStop SQL
2 4 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.33%) MS Access
3 3 (2.33%) MySQL
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.78%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) PhoneGap
2 1 (0.78%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (0.78%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.78%) Selenium
2 1 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 15 (11.63%) Multimedia
2 12 (9.30%) Finance
3 9 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.20%) Automotive
4 8 (6.20%) Banking
5 5 (3.88%) Advertising
6 4 (3.10%) Retail
6 4 (3.10%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.10%) Marketing
7 3 (2.33%) German Language
8 2 (1.55%) Games
8 2 (1.55%) Back Office
8 2 (1.55%) Publishing
8 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.55%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (1.55%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.55%) French Language
9 1 (0.78%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.93%) HTML
2 16 (12.40%) HTML5
3 15 (11.63%) Flash
4 12 (9.30%) .NET
5 10 (7.75%) CSS
6 7 (5.43%) XML
7 5 (3.88%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.88%) WPF
8 4 (3.10%) jQuery
8 4 (3.10%) Silverlight
9 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.55%) LAMP
10 2 (1.55%) Yii
11 1 (0.78%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.78%) WebGL
11 1 (0.78%) CSS3
11 1 (0.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 1 (0.78%) OpenGL
11 1 (0.78%) DirectX
11 1 (0.78%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.60%) Computer Science
2 15 (11.63%) E-Learning
3 11 (8.53%) GIS
4 6 (4.65%) Social Media
4 6 (4.65%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.88%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.33%) Derivative
6 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.55%) Equities
7 2 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.55%) Blog
7 2 (1.55%) Physics
8 1 (0.78%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Open Source
8 1 (0.78%) iPad
8 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.78%) iPhone
8 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.43%) Windows
2 4 (3.10%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.55%) Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Android
4 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (6.98%) OO
2 7 (5.43%) Analytics
2 7 (5.43%) MVC
3 4 (3.10%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (3.10%) Project Management
3 4 (3.10%) PRINCE2
3 4 (3.10%) Network Architecture
3 4 (3.10%) Data Entry
3 4 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (3.10%) Data Analysis
4 3 (2.33%) Business Analysis
4 3 (2.33%) TDD
4 3 (2.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (2.33%) Time Management
5 2 (1.55%) Workflow
5 2 (1.55%) Validation
5 2 (1.55%) Migration
5 2 (1.55%) ITIL
5 2 (1.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.40%) C#
2 14 (10.85%) JavaScript
2 14 (10.85%) SQL
3 4 (3.10%) C++
4 3 (2.33%) Java
4 3 (2.33%) PHP
5 2 (1.55%) VB
5 2 (1.55%) C
6 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.78%) VBA
6 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.78%) Delphi
6 1 (0.78%) XAML
6 1 (0.78%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 51 (39.53%) Degree
2 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.55%) HND
4 1 (0.78%) CAPM
4 1 (0.78%) PMP
4 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) DameWare
Vendors
1 22 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.18%) Adobe
3 5 (3.88%) Oracle
4 4 (3.10%) ESRI
5 3 (2.33%) SAP
6 2 (1.55%) Cognos
6 2 (1.55%) Zend
7 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.78%) Altiris
7 1 (0.78%) Google
7 1 (0.78%) Facebook
7 1 (0.78%) Twitter
7 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.78%) Reuters
7 1 (0.78%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.78%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.78%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.78%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.78%) VMware
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £20000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £125.00 - £175.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Central London
Tobias Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25,000 pro rata
Posted: 25 days ago