The median contractor rate for a Graduate was £70 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 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 / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 161 -
Rank change year-on-year +25 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% 0.052% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.055% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £70 £109 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.63% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £118 £140 £115
% change year-on-year -16.18% +21.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £8.50 - -
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2759 3624 3542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.75% 94.75% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 2242 2012
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 132 207
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in the North West

Graduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Graduate in the North West

Graduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Graduate in the North West

Graduate
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Manchester +13 2 £70 -24.32% 17
Cheshire - 2 - - 7
Graduate
England

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) WordPress
3 2 (25.00%) Web Development
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) MuleSoft
4 1 (12.50%) Apigee
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) Wonderware InTouch
4 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree

Graduate Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (25.00%) WordPress
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
2 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Hive
3 1 (12.50%) Big Data
3 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (12.50%) Impala
3 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) CSS3
3 1 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) Kafka
3 1 (12.50%) Node.js
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) RUP
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (12.50%) Unified Process
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) HDFS
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Salt
1 1 (12.50%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Apigee
2 1 (12.50%) MuleSoft
2 1 (12.50%) Northgate
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Wonderware