The median contractor rate for a Graduate was £176 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 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
England > London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 418 410 407
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 9 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.043% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 19
London median daily rate £176 £167 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +33.20%  
10th Percentile £93 £95 £97
90th Percentile £194 £319 £278
England median daily rate £130 £165 £125
% change year-on-year -21.21% +32.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
London median hourly rate £17.00 - £18.57
10th Percentile £15.50 - £10.88
90th Percentile £18.50 - £55.50
England median hourly rate £10.00 £10.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - -28.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19728 20608 22170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.25% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 49226 53698 57849
London median daily rate £500 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
10th Percentile £306 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £640 £631
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 773 758 1434
London median hourly rate £19.82 £17.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -6.57%  
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £44.95 £52.17
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in London

Graduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Graduate in London

Graduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Graduate in London

Graduate
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the London region over the 3 months to 29 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
City of London -11 1 - - 16
Graduate
England

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

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

1 20 (47.62%) Degree
2 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (30.95%) Computer Science
4 11 (26.19%) Finance
4 11 (26.19%) SQL
5 10 (23.81%) HTML
6 8 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (14.29%) C#
7 6 (14.29%) CSS
7 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 5 (11.90%) Python
8 5 (11.90%) Marketing
8 5 (11.90%) Office 365
9 4 (9.52%) Social Media
9 4 (9.52%) Web Development
9 4 (9.52%) Banking
9 4 (9.52%) QA
9 4 (9.52%) Windows
9 4 (9.52%) .NET
9 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
9 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
9 4 (9.52%) Games
10 3 (7.14%) VB
10 3 (7.14%) VBA
10 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
10 3 (7.14%) PHP
10 3 (7.14%) Postgraduate
10 3 (7.14%) ITIL

Graduate Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) SAS
2 1 (2.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) G Suite
2 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.38%) MS Access
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Marketing
3 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Games
3 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.76%) Music Industry
5 2 (4.76%) Retail
6 1 (2.38%) Advertising
6 1 (2.38%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) HTML
2 6 (14.29%) CSS
3 4 (9.52%) .NET
4 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.76%) HTML5
4 2 (4.76%) jQuery
4 2 (4.76%) Node.js
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.38%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.38%) React
5 1 (2.38%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Computer Science
2 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) Social Media
4 3 (7.14%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (4.76%) EPoS
6 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.38%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Android
2 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.14%) Windows 10
2 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.52%) Web Development
2 3 (7.14%) ITIL
3 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.76%) Analytics
3 2 (4.76%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (4.76%) Quantitative Analysis
3 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
3 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.38%) Business Analytics
4 1 (2.38%) Change Control
4 1 (2.38%) Data Analytics
4 1 (2.38%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.38%) Machine Learning
4 1 (2.38%) SDLC
4 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) C#
3 5 (11.90%) Python
4 3 (7.14%) C
4 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.14%) PHP
4 3 (7.14%) VB
4 3 (7.14%) VBA
5 2 (4.76%) Java
5 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.38%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) Degree
2 8 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (7.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Twitter
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) SAP
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