The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Graduate featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Graduate
Rank 651 644 627
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -17
Contract jobs requiring an IT Graduate 4 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.017% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.018% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £168 £100 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £100 £130
% change year-on-year
- -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £8.75 £8.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.75 £8.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%

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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

IT Graduate
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Graduate in the job title.

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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Graduate within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 3 £168 +12.00% 14
London - 3 £168 - 2
City of London - 2 £168 -
Newport - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £125 -

IT Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT Graduate contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring IT Graduate in the job title.

1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (16.67%) Data Management
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 2 (16.67%) BC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Intranet
3 2 (16.67%) Extranet
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITSM
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Automotive
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (8.33%) Front Office

IT Graduate Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Extranet
1 2 (16.67%) Intranet
General
1 2 (16.67%) Automotive
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Front Office
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Chemistry
2 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) Market Risk
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (16.67%) Data Management
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) ITSM
1 2 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C++
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) Perl
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) BC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Intel
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) SunGard
2 1 (8.33%) VMware