Period
to 29 March 2020

The median contractor rate for a Graduate was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

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 > South East
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 270 355 353
Rank change year-on-year +85 -2 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 8 20 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.081% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 11
Median daily rate £200 £165 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -5.71% +42.86%
England median daily rate £180 £175 £171
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.19% +21.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Median hourly rate £26.55 £20.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.50% - -
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.19 £12.00
% change year-on-year -0.49% +51.54% -20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 9,238 14,918 15,813
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.80% 94.42% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,384 9,010 9,271
Median daily rate £430 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.91% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £470 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 612 614
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.98% +9.40% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.18 £50.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - +0.05%

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Graduate in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in the South East

Graduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Graduate in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Graduate in the South East

Graduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Graduate in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Graduate in the South East

Graduate
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Graduate in the South East over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Graduate in the South East

Graduate
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the South East region over the 6 months to 29 March 2020. 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
Thames Valley +45 5 - - 29
Berkshire +31 3 - - 15
Kent - 2 £200 - 4
Surrey +55 1 - - 14
Oxfordshire +21 1 - - 12
Buckinghamshire +21 1 - - 2
Graduate
England

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, Graduate contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) OpenVMS
3 3 (37.50%) Fortran
3 3 (37.50%) SLA
3 3 (37.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) VC++
3 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
3 3 (37.50%) Release Management
3 3 (37.50%) PowerBuilder
3 3 (37.50%) ProC
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Thinking
3 3 (37.50%) Decision-Making

Graduate Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless
1 2 (25.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) PowerBuilder
1 3 (37.50%) ProC
2 1 (12.50%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) OpenVMS
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Thinking
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (37.50%) Decision-Making
1 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
1 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
1 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
1 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (37.50%) Release Management
1 3 (37.50%) SDLC
1 3 (37.50%) Service Management
1 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
1 3 (37.50%) C++
1 3 (37.50%) Fortran
1 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) VC++
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft