Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Graduate Developer was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies 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 Developer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 854 866 868
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate Developer 25 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.021% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.022% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 11
UK median daily rate £145 £125 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -33.33% +92.31%
10th Percentile £105 £83 £105
90th Percentile £280 £221 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £133 £124 £132
% change year-on-year +6.85% -5.86% +35.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% +37.50% -23.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.50 £11.00 £8.00
% change year-on-year -22.73% +37.50% -15.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Graduate Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate Developer in the UK

Graduate Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Graduate Developer in the UK

Graduate Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Graduate Developer in the UK

Graduate Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Graduate Developer in the UK

Graduate Developer
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate Developer within the UK 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
England +34 25 £145 +16.00% 93
London -8 14 £163 -7.14% 26
UK excluding London +32 11 £133 +6.85% 69
South East +7 7 £125 - 18
North of England +58 3 - - 21
North West +23 3 - - 12
West Midlands +23 1 £320 +236.84% 5
Midlands +19 1 £320 +236.84% 10

Graduate Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Graduate Developer 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 featuring Graduate Developer in the job title.

1 15 (60.00%) Degree
2 14 (56.00%) C#
2 14 (56.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (48.00%) HTML
3 12 (48.00%) .NET
4 11 (44.00%) CSS
5 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
6 8 (32.00%) Web Development
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (28.00%) SQL
8 6 (24.00%) PHP
8 6 (24.00%) Java
8 6 (24.00%) User Experience
9 5 (20.00%) WordPress
9 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
9 5 (20.00%) CMS
10 4 (16.00%) Subversion
10 4 (16.00%) TYPO3
10 4 (16.00%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (16.00%) Unix
10 4 (16.00%) Windows
10 4 (16.00%) Linux
10 4 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (16.00%) Analytics
10 4 (16.00%) Umbraco
10 4 (16.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (12.00%) DocumentDB
11 3 (12.00%) AngularJS

Graduate Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (20.00%) CMS
1 5 (20.00%) WordPress
2 4 (16.00%) TYPO3
2 4 (16.00%) Umbraco
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) npm
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) DocumentDB
2 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) .NET
1 12 (48.00%) HTML
2 11 (44.00%) CSS
3 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (12.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.00%) CSS3
4 2 (8.00%) HTML5
5 1 (4.00%) Angular 2
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.00%) Node.js
5 1 (4.00%) Sass
5 1 (4.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (24.00%) User Experience
3 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Derivative
5 1 (4.00%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (4.00%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Unix
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Web Development
2 4 (16.00%) Analytics
2 4 (16.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (12.00%) OOP
3 3 (12.00%) Time Management
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) CRM
4 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Front End Development
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) ITSM
4 2 (8.00%) SDLC
4 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.00%) UX Design
5 1 (4.00%) BDD
5 1 (4.00%) DevOps
5 1 (4.00%) Robotic Process Automation
5 1 (4.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) C#
1 14 (56.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 6 (24.00%) Java
3 6 (24.00%) PHP
4 3 (12.00%) Objective-C
4 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.00%) C++
5 2 (8.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) ES6
6 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.00%) VB
6 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Blue Prism