The median contractor rate for a Graduate was £120 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 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 / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 257 255
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 9 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.14% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Median daily rate £120 £220 £108
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.45% +104.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £118 £133 £108
% change year-on-year -11.32% +23.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 £9.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -35.71%  
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7336 8545 8844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.60% 95.02% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4290 5092 5052
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 386 418
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.62 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +21.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in the South East

Graduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Graduate in the South East

Graduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 27 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
Oxfordshire -4 4 £120 +41.17% 8
Berkshire +19 2 - - 9
Hampshire - 2 - - 7
Surrey +8 1 - - 10
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 13 (56.52%) Degree
2 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
4 6 (26.09%) Project Management
4 6 (26.09%) Workflow
4 6 (26.09%) Mathematics
5 5 (21.74%) Marketing
5 5 (21.74%) HTML
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 4 (17.39%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (13.04%) WebCenter
7 3 (13.04%) Web Marketing
7 3 (13.04%) 4G
7 3 (13.04%) Content Management
7 3 (13.04%) Web Development
7 3 (13.04%) Finance
7 3 (13.04%) Wireless
7 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
7 3 (13.04%) Publishing
7 3 (13.04%) Adobe
7 3 (13.04%) W3C
7 3 (13.04%) 3G
7 3 (13.04%) 3GPP
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle
7 3 (13.04%) Photoshop
8 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (13.04%) Photoshop
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Hybris
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) 3G
1 3 (13.04%) 3GPP
1 3 (13.04%) 4G
1 3 (13.04%) Wireless
2 2 (8.70%) LTE
3 1 (4.35%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (21.74%) Marketing
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Publishing
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) WebCenter
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) Dojo
3 1 (4.35%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) jQuery
3 1 (4.35%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.04%) W3C
4 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Mathematics
1 6 (26.09%) Project Management
1 6 (26.09%) Workflow
2 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Content Management
3 3 (13.04%) Web Development
3 3 (13.04%) Web Marketing
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.70%) Psychology
4 2 (8.70%) Software Licensing
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.35%) Graceful Degradation
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) TDD
5 1 (4.35%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (4.35%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Adobe
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) ESRI
3 1 (4.35%) hybris
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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