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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graduate
Rank 532 509 484
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 50 50 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 17
Average daily rate
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£150 £115 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £102 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £115 £125
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 10
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.73 £9.43 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.52 £21.60 £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £11.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -22.41%

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
47113 45619 41438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.43% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28736 27090 23781
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £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 1785 1896 2209
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 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 6 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 -18 50 £150 +30.43% 255
South East -6 19 £150 +30.43% 53
London +1 15 £160 +45.45% 75
Berkshire +3 12 £158 - 11
Bracknell +11 6 - - 2
City of London +14 4 £90 -55.00% 20
East of England +14 4 £130 +4.00% 29
West Midlands 0 4 £225 - 23
Reading 0 4 - - 4
South West -7 3 £110 - 25
Devon - 3 £110 - 4
East Midlands 0 2 £210 - 10
Yorkshire -2 2 £151 - 4
Hampshire - 2 - - 9
Norfolk - 2 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 11
Norwich - 2 - - 3
Essex +8 1 £130 +4.00% 3
Chelmsford -1 1 £130 +4.00% 2
Surrey -5 1 - - 11
Cambridgeshire -6 1 - - 9
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -8 1 £90 - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £213 - 1
North East - 1 £115 - 8
Tyne and Wear - 1 £115 - 8
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £213 - 1
Oxford - 1 - - 3
Peterborough - 1 - - 3

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 49 (43.75%) Degree
2 22 (19.64%) Finance
3 16 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 16 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 16 (14.29%) Windows
4 14 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 12 (10.71%) SQL
5 12 (10.71%) MS Office
6 11 (9.82%) Telecoms
7 10 (8.93%) C#
7 10 (8.93%) Mathematics
7 10 (8.93%) Marketing
8 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (6.25%) Linux
10 6 (5.36%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
10 6 (5.36%) C++
10 6 (5.36%) Java
10 6 (5.36%) Banking
11 5 (4.46%) VBA
11 5 (4.46%) .NET
12 4 (3.57%) Logistics
12 4 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
12 4 (3.57%) Statistics
12 4 (3.57%) Windows 7
12 4 (3.57%) Windows 8
12 4 (3.57%) ITIL
12 4 (3.57%) MS Access
12 4 (3.57%) Data Analysis
13 3 (2.68%) Electronics

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 2 (1.79%) CMS
2 1 (0.89%) Drupal
2 1 (0.89%) Lync
2 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.71%) MS Office
3 4 (3.57%) 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%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.89%) Wireless
2 1 (0.89%) Junos
2 1 (0.89%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) MS Access
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.89%) MySQL
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 22 (19.64%) Finance
2 11 (9.82%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.93%) Marketing
4 6 (5.36%) Banking
5 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.68%) Electronics
6 2 (1.79%) Front Office
6 2 (1.79%) Games
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
7 1 (0.89%) Back Office
7 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.89%) Publishing
7 1 (0.89%) Law
7 1 (0.89%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) .NET
2 3 (2.68%) HTML
3 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.79%) CSS
4 1 (0.89%) XHTML
4 1 (0.89%) WinForms
4 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.89%) WPF
4 1 (0.89%) Ext JS
4 1 (0.89%) HTML5
4 1 (0.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.93%) Mathematics
3 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.57%) Statistics
5 3 (2.68%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.79%) Physics
6 2 (1.79%) Derivative
6 2 (1.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 2 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.79%) DTV
7 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.89%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.89%) PDA
7 1 (0.89%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.89%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.89%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.29%) Windows
2 7 (6.25%) Linux
3 4 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.79%) UNIX
5 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.89%) Android
5 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (5.36%) Software Engineering
2 4 (3.57%) Data Analysis
2 4 (3.57%) Logistics
2 4 (3.57%) ITIL
3 3 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (2.68%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (2.68%) Migration
3 3 (2.68%) Software Testing
3 3 (2.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (2.68%) Analytics
4 2 (1.79%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (1.79%) Test Scripting
4 2 (1.79%) Time Management
4 2 (1.79%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (1.79%) Programme Management
4 2 (1.79%) Supply Chain Management
4 2 (1.79%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (0.89%) Monte Carlo Method
5 1 (0.89%) Data Entry
5 1 (0.89%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.71%) SQL
2 10 (8.93%) C#
3 6 (5.36%) C++
3 6 (5.36%) Java
4 5 (4.46%) VBA
5 3 (2.68%) PHP
6 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.79%) VB
7 1 (0.89%) 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 49 (43.75%) Degree
2 3 (2.68%) CCNA
2 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.68%) VCP4
3 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.89%) CISA
4 1 (0.89%) MOS
4 1 (0.89%) JNCIA
4 1 (0.89%) CISSP
4 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) 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 3 (2.68%) Oracle
3 2 (1.79%) SAP
3 2 (1.79%) Juniper
3 2 (1.79%) Apple
3 2 (1.79%) Google
4 1 (0.89%) Tableau
4 1 (0.89%) Symantec
4 1 (0.89%) Teradata
4 1 (0.89%) Mitel
4 1 (0.89%) Adobe
4 1 (0.89%) HP
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