Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Graduate was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Graduate
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 759 766 755
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 83 98 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.089% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 47 47
England median daily rate £140 £125 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £101 £87 £90
90th Percentile £225 £240 £238
UK median daily rate £140 £125 £125
% change year-on-year +12.00% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 28
England median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £9.35 £9.21 £8.00
90th Percentile £20.00 £58.20 £19.78
UK median hourly rate £11.25 £12.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +20.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88370 92296 99465
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 58881 60820 64344
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2615 2980 3832
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.77 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Graduate in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -30 47 £150 +20.00% 35
South East +5 16 £125 - 31
North of England +55 10 £73 -39.58% 23
North West +24 5 - - 12
Midlands +21 4 £230 +44.65% 16
North East +66 3 £73 -13.43% 5
West Midlands +27 3 £140 +16.67% 10
East of England -12 3 £150 - 34
Yorkshire +22 2 - - 6
South West +5 2 - - 10
East Midlands +4 1 £325 +30.00% 6
South Coast - 1 - -
Graduate
UK

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 (57.83%) Degree
2 30 (36.14%) Computer Science
3 18 (21.69%) HTML
3 18 (21.69%) SQL
4 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
5 16 (19.28%) C#
6 15 (18.07%) .NET
7 14 (16.87%) JavaScript
8 13 (15.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (14.46%) CSS
9 12 (14.46%) Windows
9 12 (14.46%) Finance
10 11 (13.25%) Microsoft Excel
11 10 (12.05%) Web Development
12 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
13 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Office
13 8 (9.64%) Java
14 7 (8.43%) Project Management
14 7 (8.43%) User Experience
14 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
15 6 (7.23%) PHP
15 6 (7.23%) Linux
15 6 (7.23%) CMS
16 5 (6.02%) Data Analysis
16 5 (6.02%) SLA
16 5 (6.02%) Windows 7
16 5 (6.02%) WordPress
16 5 (6.02%) Software Testing
16 5 (6.02%) Mobile App

Graduate Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 6 (7.23%) CMS
2 5 (6.02%) WordPress
3 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.82%) TYPO3
3 4 (4.82%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (13.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.41%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.61%) SaaS
3 1 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.20%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) DHCP
1 2 (2.41%) DNS
1 2 (2.41%) LAN
1 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.41%) VPN
1 2 (2.41%) WAN
2 1 (1.20%) Intranet
2 1 (1.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) DocumentDB
2 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.20%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.20%) MS Access
3 1 (1.20%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.82%) Subversion
3 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.41%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 12 (14.46%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Banking
2 3 (3.61%) Investment Banking
2 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.41%) Electronics
3 2 (2.41%) Marketing
3 2 (2.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.20%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.69%) HTML
2 15 (18.07%) .NET
3 12 (14.46%) CSS
4 3 (3.61%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.61%) Web Services
5 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.41%) CSS3
5 2 (2.41%) HTML5
6 1 (1.20%) Angular 2
6 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.20%) Behat
6 1 (1.20%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.20%) Node.js
6 1 (1.20%) Sass
6 1 (1.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (36.14%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.43%) User Experience
3 5 (6.02%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.82%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.41%) EPoS
6 2 (2.41%) Handset
7 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.20%) Derivative
7 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.20%) Photography
7 1 (1.20%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.46%) Windows
2 6 (7.23%) Linux
3 5 (6.02%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.82%) Unix
5 3 (3.61%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.61%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.41%) Android
6 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.05%) Web Development
2 7 (8.43%) Project Management
3 5 (6.02%) Data Analysis
3 5 (6.02%) Software Testing
4 4 (4.82%) Analytics
4 4 (4.82%) CRM
4 4 (4.82%) OOP
4 4 (4.82%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (4.82%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (4.82%) SDLC
4 4 (4.82%) Time Management
5 3 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (3.61%) Business Analysis
5 3 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (3.61%) DevOps
5 3 (3.61%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.61%) Test Automation
6 2 (2.41%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (2.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.69%) SQL
2 16 (19.28%) C#
3 14 (16.87%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.64%) Java
5 6 (7.23%) PHP
6 4 (4.82%) VB
7 3 (3.61%) C++
7 3 (3.61%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.61%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.41%) Python
9 1 (1.20%) C
9 1 (1.20%) COBOL
9 1 (1.20%) ES6
9 1 (1.20%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (57.83%) Degree
2 13 (15.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.20%) CCNA
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Ansible
2 1 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.61%) Cisco
2 3 (3.61%) SAP
2 3 (3.61%) Xamarin
3 2 (2.41%) Apple
3 2 (2.41%) Avaya
3 2 (2.41%) LANDesk
3 2 (2.41%) Tableau
4 1 (1.20%) Adobe
4 1 (1.20%) Alteryx
4 1 (1.20%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.20%) Google
4 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com