Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Graduate was £170 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

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 West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 189 206
Rank change year-on-year -24 +17 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 12 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% 0.036% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.037% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
South West median daily rate £170 - £133
England median daily rate £170 £140 £125
% change year-on-year +21.43% +12.00% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
South West median hourly rate £11.00 £12.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.20% +2.08% +33.33%
England median hourly rate £12.25 £11.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +6.52% -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 the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,908 5,354 5,515
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.28% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,711 3,353 3,578
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 251 347
South West median hourly rate £38.29 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.50% +24.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.10 £11.34 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.63 £18.45
% change year-on-year -0.67% +0.95% +3.83%

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in the South West

Graduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Graduate in the South West

Graduate
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Graduate in the South West

Graduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Graduate in the South West

Graduate
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. 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
Devon - 6 - - 5
Somerset +2 2 £170 - 8
Bristol - 2 - - 19
Gloucestershire -8 1 £488 - 9
Cornwall - 1 - - 2
Graduate
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 West region featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Degree
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) PHP
2 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 5 (41.67%) XML
3 5 (41.67%) OOP
3 5 (41.67%) OO
3 5 (41.67%) XHTML
3 5 (41.67%) ERP
3 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
3 5 (41.67%) .NET
3 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (41.67%) Functional Programming
3 5 (41.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (41.67%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (16.67%) Health Informatics
5 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (16.67%) Informatics
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Statistics
6 1 (8.33%) Web Development

Graduate Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Drupal
2 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
2 5 (41.67%) XHTML
2 5 (41.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (8.33%) CSS3
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
1 5 (41.67%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ERP
1 5 (41.67%) Functional Programming
1 5 (41.67%) OO
1 5 (41.67%) OOP
2 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 2 (16.67%) Health Informatics
3 2 (16.67%) Informatics
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Physics
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Statistics
4 1 (8.33%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (50.00%) PHP
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (41.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft