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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graduate
Rank 543 482 491
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 70 102 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 56 28
Average daily rate
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£105 £125 £124
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.20% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £125 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £260 £239
UK excluding London average daily rate £100 £125 £124
% change year-on-year
-20.40% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 14
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £8.00 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.00 £15.20 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £12.88 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-22.33% -11.20%

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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -61 65 £110 -12.00% 218
London -21 29 £110 -12.00% 73
South East -8 15 £115 -23.33% 40
North West -3 8 £98 -22.00% 19
Reading +16 7 £110 -
Berkshire +6 7 £110 -12.00% 2
West Midlands -10 6 £99 - 8
City of London +21 5 £90 -59.09% 30
Scotland -17 5 £100 -11.55% 3
Watford -3 4 £135 -
Hertfordshire -22 4 £135 - 5
East of England -27 4 £135 - 35
Merseyside - 4 £98 - 1
Liverpool - 4 £98 -
Bromley - 4 £110 - 2
South West -38 3 £90 - 13
Kent - 3 - - 5
St Albans - 3 - - 1
Cheshire +9 2 - - 4
Coventry -6 2 £99 -
Somerset -12 2 £90 - 2
Hampshire -12 2 £115 -23.33% 4
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 2 - - 1
Taunton - 2 £90 -
Glasgow - 2 £100 - 1
Edinburgh -5 1 - - 1
Manchester -11 1 - - 13
Buckinghamshire -16 1 - - 3
Fife - 1 - - 1

Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 64 (48.12%) Degree
2 28 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 27 (20.30%) Microsoft
4 23 (17.29%) SQL
5 22 (16.54%) C#
6 20 (15.04%) HTML
6 20 (15.04%) MS Office
7 19 (14.29%) Windows
8 18 (13.53%) MS Excel
9 17 (12.78%) Finance
10 16 (12.03%) JavaScript
11 13 (9.77%) .NET
11 13 (9.77%) GIS
12 12 (9.02%) CSS
13 10 (7.52%) OO
13 10 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (6.77%) MVC
14 9 (6.77%) HTML5
15 8 (6.02%) Telecoms
15 8 (6.02%) XML
16 7 (5.26%) Visual Studio
16 7 (5.26%) SQL Server
16 7 (5.26%) Java
16 7 (5.26%) Adobe
16 7 (5.26%) Active Directory
16 7 (5.26%) .NET Framework
16 7 (5.26%) Software Engineering
16 7 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (5.26%) Banking
16 7 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint

Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.50%) Apache
4 1 (0.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (15.04%) MS Office
2 18 (13.53%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.76%) Adobe Captivate
4 5 (3.76%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.75%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.75%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.75%) Simulink
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.75%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.75%) Endur
2 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.26%) Intranet
2 1 (0.75%) Internet
2 1 (0.75%) 3G
2 1 (0.75%) HTTP
2 1 (0.75%) VPN
2 1 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.26%) MySQL
3 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.50%) MS Access
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.75%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 17 (12.78%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.26%) Banking
4 5 (3.76%) Advertising
4 5 (3.76%) Multimedia
5 4 (3.01%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.26%) Retail
6 3 (2.26%) Marketing
6 3 (2.26%) Automotive
7 2 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.50%) Back Office
7 2 (1.50%) Publishing
8 1 (0.75%) Games
8 1 (0.75%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.75%) French Language
8 1 (0.75%) German Language
8 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.75%) Electronics
8 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.75%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.04%) HTML
2 13 (9.77%) .NET
3 12 (9.02%) CSS
4 9 (6.77%) HTML5
5 8 (6.02%) XML
6 7 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 6 (4.51%) jQuery
8 5 (3.76%) WPF
8 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET
8 5 (3.76%) Flash
9 4 (3.01%) Silverlight
10 3 (2.26%) CSS3
11 2 (1.50%) Yii
11 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.50%) Razor View Engine
11 2 (1.50%) Ajax
11 2 (1.50%) LAMP
12 1 (0.75%) WinForms
12 1 (0.75%) Django
12 1 (0.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 13 (9.77%) GIS
3 10 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.51%) Social Media
5 5 (3.76%) E-Learning
5 5 (3.76%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.01%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.50%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.50%) User Experience
9 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.75%) iPad
9 1 (0.75%) Blog
9 1 (0.75%) iPhone
9 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.75%) Open Source
9 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.75%) DTV
9 1 (0.75%) Physics
9 1 (0.75%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (3.76%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.01%) Linux
4 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.50%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (7.52%) OO
2 9 (6.77%) MVC
3 7 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (5.26%) Software Engineering
4 6 (4.51%) Analytics
5 5 (3.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (3.76%) Project Management
6 4 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (3.01%) Data Analysis
6 4 (3.01%) Web Development
6 4 (3.01%) Line Management
6 4 (3.01%) Network Architecture
7 3 (2.26%) Data Entry
7 3 (2.26%) Time Management
7 3 (2.26%) Business Analysis
7 3 (2.26%) TDD
7 3 (2.26%) CRM
7 3 (2.26%) ITIL
7 3 (2.26%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.50%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.29%) SQL
2 22 (16.54%) C#
3 16 (12.03%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.26%) Java
5 6 (4.51%) C++
5 6 (4.51%) PHP
6 5 (3.76%) VB
7 4 (3.01%) VBA
8 2 (1.50%) Perl
8 2 (1.50%) C
9 1 (0.75%) Delphi
9 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.75%) Python
9 1 (0.75%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.75%) XAML
9 1 (0.75%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 64 (48.12%) Degree
2 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.26%) CCNA
3 3 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.75%) HND
4 1 (0.75%) CISSP
4 1 (0.75%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) DameWare
1 1 (0.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (20.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.26%) Adobe
3 6 (4.51%) Oracle
4 4 (3.01%) ESRI
5 2 (1.50%) SAP
5 2 (1.50%) Cognos
5 2 (1.50%) VMware
5 2 (1.50%) Zend
5 2 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.75%) Reuters
6 1 (0.75%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.75%) Remedy
6 1 (0.75%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.75%) Citrix
6 1 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.75%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.75%) Teradata
6 1 (0.75%) Altiris
6 1 (0.75%) SolidWorks
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