The median contractor rate for a Graduate was £113 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 29 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.

Graduate
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 55 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.51% 0.44% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £113 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £118 £130
% change year-on-year +36.17% -9.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
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 Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 568 657 661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 96.76% 95.63% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 323 343
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £267 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 49 43
Median hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £42.39 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in Hertfordshire

Graduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Graduate in Hertfordshire

Graduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Graduate in Hertfordshire

Graduate
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - - 2
St Albans - 1 - - 1
Graduate
East of England

Graduate Skill Set
Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) CSS

Graduate Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (25.00%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree