Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Graduate was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 566 572
Rank change year-on-year -19 +6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 47 50 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.11% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 34
London median daily rate £150 £125 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
10th Percentile £105 £95 £94
90th Percentile £207 £216 £264
England median daily rate £140 £125 £125
% change year-on-year +12.00% - +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +1.41% -83.86%
10th Percentile £12.35 £13.20 £10.13
90th Percentile £21.50 £71.60 £136.13
England median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44252 42345 44555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.99% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 30120 31401
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 553 693
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 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
Central London -14 5 £250 +51.52% 17
West London -5 3 £150 - 4
South London -34 2 £175 +48.94%
East London -6 1 - - 1
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 London region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 32 (68.09%) Degree
2 21 (44.68%) Computer Science
3 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
3 12 (25.53%) HTML
4 11 (23.40%) SQL
4 11 (23.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
5 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (19.15%) Windows
6 9 (19.15%) C#
6 9 (19.15%) .NET
6 9 (19.15%) Finance
7 8 (17.02%) CSS
8 7 (14.89%) User Experience
9 6 (12.77%) CMS
10 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis
10 5 (10.64%) Web Development
10 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
10 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (10.64%) Java
10 5 (10.64%) PHP
10 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
11 4 (8.51%) SDLC
11 4 (8.51%) WordPress
11 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
11 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (8.51%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (8.51%) Analytics
11 4 (8.51%) Linux
11 4 (8.51%) Unix

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 6 (12.77%) CMS
2 4 (8.51%) TYPO3
2 4 (8.51%) Umbraco
2 4 (8.51%) WordPress
3 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) DHCP
1 2 (4.26%) DNS
1 2 (4.26%) LAN
1 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.26%) VPN
1 2 (4.26%) WAN
2 1 (2.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) MS Access
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.51%) Subversion
3 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
2 3 (6.38%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) HTML
2 9 (19.15%) .NET
3 8 (17.02%) CSS
4 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.13%) Behat
5 1 (2.13%) CSS3
5 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.13%) HTML5
5 1 (2.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (44.68%) Computer Science
2 7 (14.89%) User Experience
3 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) EPoS
4 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.26%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.13%) Derivative
5 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.13%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Unix
2 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.26%) Android
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.64%) Data Analysis
1 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
1 5 (10.64%) Web Development
2 4 (8.51%) Analytics
2 4 (8.51%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (8.51%) Project Management
2 4 (8.51%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (8.51%) SDLC
3 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Thinking
4 2 (4.26%) Business Analysis
4 2 (4.26%) Change Management
4 2 (4.26%) CRM
4 2 (4.26%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.26%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
4 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.26%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
3 9 (19.15%) C#
4 5 (10.64%) Java
4 5 (10.64%) PHP
5 3 (6.38%) VB
6 2 (4.26%) C++
6 2 (4.26%) Python
6 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (68.09%) Degree
2 11 (23.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.13%) CCNA
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Cisco
3 2 (4.26%) Apple
3 2 (4.26%) Avaya
3 2 (4.26%) LANDesk
3 2 (4.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.13%) Alteryx
4 1 (2.13%) Blue Prism
4 1 (2.13%) Google