The median contractor rate for a Graduate was £138 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Graduate
UK / England
Rank 515 550 544
Rank change year-on-year +35 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 59 63 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 27
Median daily rate £138 £135 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% -1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £92 £85 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £223 £211
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £118 £130
% change year-on-year +36.17% -9.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 12
Median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -4.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.00 £8.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.60 £13.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +43.18% -4.34%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Graduate in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in England

Graduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Graduate in England

Graduate
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Graduate in England

Graduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Graduate in England

Graduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Graduate in England

Graduate
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
London +35 33 £131 -12.50% 56
South East +25 14 £120 +41.17% 53
North West +30 4 £160 +18.51% 25
East of England -5 4 £154 - 43
West Midlands +13 2 - - 18
Yorkshire +14 1 £175 -5.40% 10
South West +1 1 £200 - 18
Graduate
UK

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 across the England region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 48 (44.04%) Degree
2 21 (19.27%) SQL
2 21 (19.27%) Computer Science
3 17 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (13.76%) MS Excel
5 14 (12.84%) HTML
5 14 (12.84%) Finance
6 12 (11.01%) Oracle
6 12 (11.01%) MS Office
6 12 (11.01%) MS PowerPoint
7 11 (10.09%) Marketing
7 11 (10.09%) CSS
7 11 (10.09%) C#
8 10 (9.17%) Telecoms
9 9 (8.26%) JavaScript
9 9 (8.26%) Python
9 9 (8.26%) Microsoft
9 9 (8.26%) Mathematics
10 8 (7.34%) .NET
10 8 (7.34%) Migration
11 7 (6.42%) ITIL
11 7 (6.42%) Web Development
11 7 (6.42%) Software Engineering
11 7 (6.42%) Banking
11 7 (6.42%) Apple iOS
12 6 (5.50%) Social Media
12 6 (5.50%) Data Cleansing
12 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
12 6 (5.50%) Internet

Graduate Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.83%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.83%) CMS
2 2 (1.83%) SAS
3 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (13.76%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.01%) MS Office
2 12 (11.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.59%) Photoshop
4 3 (2.75%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (2.75%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Documaker
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.92%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) Office 365
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.92%) G Suite
2 1 (0.92%) IaaS
2 1 (0.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) Internet
2 3 (2.75%) 3G
2 3 (2.75%) 3GPP
2 3 (2.75%) 4G
2 3 (2.75%) Wireless
3 2 (1.83%) HTTP
3 2 (1.83%) Intranet
3 2 (1.83%) LTE
3 2 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.92%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
1 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.67%) Big Data
2 4 (3.67%) GIS
3 2 (1.83%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.83%) Redis
4 1 (0.92%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.92%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.92%) Impala
4 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.92%) MS Access
4 1 (0.92%) MySQL
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.83%) JIRA
2 2 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (12.84%) Finance
2 11 (10.09%) Marketing
3 10 (9.17%) Telecoms
4 7 (6.42%) Banking
5 4 (3.67%) Advertising
5 4 (3.67%) Games
5 4 (3.67%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.67%) Retail
6 2 (1.83%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.83%) Music Industry
6 2 (1.83%) Publishing
7 1 (0.92%) French Language
7 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.84%) HTML
2 11 (10.09%) CSS
3 8 (7.34%) .NET
4 4 (3.67%) HTML5
5 3 (2.75%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.83%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.83%) Django
6 2 (1.83%) jQuery
6 2 (1.83%) Node.js
6 2 (1.83%) WebCenter
6 2 (1.83%) XML
7 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.92%) Dojo
7 1 (0.92%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.92%) JSON
7 1 (0.92%) Kafka
7 1 (0.92%) REST
7 1 (0.92%) Sass
7 1 (0.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.27%) Computer Science
2 17 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.50%) Social Media
4 3 (2.75%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (1.83%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.83%) User Experience
5 2 (1.83%) W3C
6 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.92%) EPoS
6 1 (0.92%) Equities
6 1 (0.92%) Fintech
6 1 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.92%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.42%) Apple iOS
2 5 (4.59%) Linux
3 4 (3.67%) Android
3 4 (3.67%) Windows
4 3 (2.75%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (8.26%) Mathematics
2 8 (7.34%) Migration
3 7 (6.42%) ITIL
3 7 (6.42%) Software Engineering
3 7 (6.42%) Web Development
4 6 (5.50%) Analytics
4 6 (5.50%) Data Cleansing
5 5 (4.59%) E-Commerce
5 5 (4.59%) ETL
6 4 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (3.67%) Data Analysis
6 4 (3.67%) Data Migration
7 3 (2.75%) Business Analysis
7 3 (2.75%) DevOps
7 3 (2.75%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.75%) Project Management
7 3 (2.75%) Test Scripting
7 3 (2.75%) Validation
7 3 (2.75%) Waterfall
7 3 (2.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.27%) SQL
2 11 (10.09%) C#
3 9 (8.26%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.26%) Python
4 5 (4.59%) C
4 5 (4.59%) PHP
5 4 (3.67%) Java
5 4 (3.67%) VBA
6 3 (2.75%) C++
7 2 (1.83%) R
8 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.92%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.92%) Perl
8 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (44.04%) Degree
2 3 (2.75%) Postgraduate
3 2 (1.83%) CISMP
3 2 (1.83%) CISSP
4 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.75%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.92%) HDFS
2 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) Ansible
1 1 (0.92%) Puppet
1 1 (0.92%) Salt
1 1 (0.92%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) Oracle
2 9 (8.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.83%) Adobe
3 2 (1.83%) ESRI
3 2 (1.83%) Northgate
3 2 (1.83%) Twitter
3 2 (1.83%) WorldPay
4 1 (0.92%) Apigee
4 1 (0.92%) hybris
4 1 (0.92%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.92%) SAP
4 1 (0.92%) Wonderware
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