The median contractor rate for a Graduate was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 582 586
Rank change year-on-year +21 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 28 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.084% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.089% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 26
Median daily rate £130 £174 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.17% +39.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £97 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £303 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £118 £140 £108
% change year-on-year -16.18% +30.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 13
Median hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £8.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £13.40 £22.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year - -16.66%  

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 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 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
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 June 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
South East +26 9 £120 -45.45% 46
London -18 8 £176 +0.71% 64
North West +25 4 £70 -35.63% 33
East of England -3 4 - - 46
South West +7 3 - - 14
Graduate
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 45 (51.72%) Degree
2 27 (31.03%) Computer Science
3 18 (20.69%) HTML
4 17 (19.54%) SQL
4 17 (19.54%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (18.39%) Microsoft Excel
6 14 (16.09%) Finance
6 14 (16.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
8 11 (12.64%) CSS
9 10 (11.49%) C#
9 10 (11.49%) Marketing
10 9 (10.34%) Web Development
10 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
10 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
10 9 (10.34%) Python
11 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
11 8 (9.20%) .NET
12 7 (8.05%) Mathematics
12 7 (8.05%) Telecoms
12 7 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (8.05%) Oracle
12 7 (8.05%) Windows
13 6 (6.90%) PHP
13 6 (6.90%) Workflow
13 6 (6.90%) Project Management
13 6 (6.90%) Software Engineering
14 5 (5.75%) Office 365
14 5 (5.75%) Games
14 5 (5.75%) ITIL

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 3 (3.45%) OpenStack
1 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.45%) WordPress
2 2 (2.30%) Apache
2 2 (2.30%) IIS
2 2 (2.30%) SAS
2 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.15%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (18.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.45%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Office 365
2 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.15%) G Suite
3 1 (1.15%) GitHub
3 1 (1.15%) IaaS
3 1 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.45%) 3G
2 3 (3.45%) 3GPP
2 3 (3.45%) 4G
2 3 (3.45%) Wireless
3 2 (2.30%) DHCP
3 2 (2.30%) DNS
3 2 (2.30%) Internet
3 2 (2.30%) LDAP
3 2 (2.30%) LTE
3 2 (2.30%) NAS
3 2 (2.30%) SAN
3 2 (2.30%) VPN
4 1 (1.15%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.60%) Big Data
3 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.30%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.30%) GIS
4 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.15%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.15%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.15%) Impala
5 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.15%) MS Access
5 1 (1.15%) MySQL
5 1 (1.15%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.30%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (16.09%) Finance
2 10 (11.49%) Marketing
3 7 (8.05%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.75%) Games
5 4 (4.60%) Banking
6 3 (3.45%) Advertising
6 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.45%) Publishing
6 3 (3.45%) Retail
7 2 (2.30%) Music Industry
8 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.15%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.69%) HTML
2 11 (12.64%) CSS
3 8 (9.20%) .NET
4 4 (4.60%) HTML5
4 4 (4.60%) jQuery
5 3 (3.45%) Node.js
5 3 (3.45%) WebCenter
6 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.30%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.30%) XML
7 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.15%) CSS3
7 1 (1.15%) Dojo
7 1 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.15%) Kafka
7 1 (1.15%) React
7 1 (1.15%) Sass
7 1 (1.15%) Serverless Framework
7 1 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (31.03%) Computer Science
2 17 (19.54%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.60%) Social Media
4 3 (3.45%) Augmented Reality
4 3 (3.45%) W3C
5 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.30%) EPoS
5 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.30%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.30%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.15%) Fintech
6 1 (1.15%) Photography
6 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.05%) Windows
2 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.45%) Android
3 3 (3.45%) Linux
3 3 (3.45%) Windows 10
3 3 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.34%) Web Development
2 7 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (8.05%) Mathematics
3 6 (6.90%) Project Management
3 6 (6.90%) Software Engineering
3 6 (6.90%) Workflow
4 5 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (5.75%) ITIL
5 4 (4.60%) Analytics
5 4 (4.60%) Business Analysis
5 4 (4.60%) Scrum
6 3 (3.45%) Content Management
6 3 (3.45%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.45%) Waterfall
6 3 (3.45%) Web Marketing
7 2 (2.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.30%) ERP
7 2 (2.30%) Migration
7 2 (2.30%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.30%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.54%) SQL
2 10 (11.49%) C#
3 9 (10.34%) Python
4 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.90%) PHP
6 3 (3.45%) C
6 3 (3.45%) C++
6 3 (3.45%) Java
6 3 (3.45%) VBA
7 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.30%) Perl
7 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.30%) R
7 2 (2.30%) Ruby
7 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.30%) VB
8 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (51.72%) Degree
2 14 (16.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.45%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.15%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.30%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.30%) Xen
3 1 (1.15%) HDFS
3 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Puppet
2 2 (2.30%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.30%) SCCM
3 1 (1.15%) Ansible
3 1 (1.15%) Salt
3 1 (1.15%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle
3 4 (4.60%) Adobe
4 2 (2.30%) arcserve
4 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.30%) SAP
4 2 (2.30%) Twitter
4 2 (2.30%) VMware
5 1 (1.15%) Apigee
5 1 (1.15%) ESRI
5 1 (1.15%) hybris
5 1 (1.15%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.15%) Northgate
5 1 (1.15%) Wonderware
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Pro rata 6 month fixed term
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Pontoon
Rate: benefits
Posted: Yesterday