The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Graduate in their job title over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Graduate
Rank 582 581 542
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -39
Contract jobs requiring an IT Graduate 7 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.013% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.014% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£105 £105 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £101 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £109 £122
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £110 £85
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £9.31 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.61% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.31 - £18.00

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
50807 49213 43153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30874 29577 24780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £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 1991 2026 2213
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

IT Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Graduate in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Graduate Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Graduate
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Graduate within the UK.

IT Graduate Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Graduate
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Graduate within the UK.

IT Graduate Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT 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 IT Graduate within the UK over the 3 months to 31 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 -6 7 £105 - 7
East of England +15 4 £130 - 1
London +4 2 £80 -20.00% 3
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
City of London +13 1 £80 -
Essex - 1 £130 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bolton - - - -

IT Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Graduate in their job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Degree
2 6 (40.00%) MS Office
3 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (26.67%) C++
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) MySQL
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) PHP
6 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
7 1 (6.67%) CISA
7 1 (6.67%) ITSM
7 1 (6.67%) Data Security
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (6.67%) Finance
7 1 (6.67%) MS Access
7 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
7 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
7 1 (6.67%) CISSP
7 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
7 1 (6.67%) Apple
7 1 (6.67%) Internet
7 1 (6.67%) Symantec
7 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
7 1 (6.67%) .NET

IT Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Graduate in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MS Access
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Statistics
2 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
2 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL
1 1 (6.67%) ITSM
1 1 (6.67%) Data Security
1 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
1 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
1 1 (6.67%) Logistics
1 1 (6.67%) Release Management
1 1 (6.67%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C++
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Apple
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec
2 1 (6.67%) Mitel
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