The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Graduate
Rank 580 535 583
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +48
Contract jobs requiring an IT Graduate 7 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.019% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.020% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £105 £110 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £85 £100
% change year-on-year
+29.41% -14.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -90 6 £105 -4.54% 9
London -25 3 £100 -20.00% 4
City of London -12 2 - - 1
South East -13 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £110 - 1
Oxford - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 2
High Wycombe - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Leeds - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Somerset - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

IT Graduate
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (36.84%) Degree
1 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
2 5 (26.32%) Software Distribution
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) Remedy
3 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Workflow
3 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 3 (15.79%) Time Management
4 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
4 2 (10.53%) Equities
4 2 (10.53%) Derivative
4 2 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (10.53%) Windows
5 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
5 1 (5.26%) MS Project
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
5 1 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (5.26%) Marketing
5 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.26%) CMS
5 1 (5.26%) QA
5 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing

IT Graduate
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
General
1 5 (26.32%) Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.53%) Equities
2 2 (10.53%) Derivative
2 2 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Software Distribution
2 3 (15.79%) Workflow
2 3 (15.79%) Time Management
3 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) Remedy