The median contractor rate for a Graduate Developer was £100 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 629 614
Rank change year-on-year +40 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate Developer 16 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.035% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.037% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 7
Median daily rate £100 £125 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £85 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £198 £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £105 £213
% change year-on-year +48.80% -50.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £9.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £9.00 -
% change year-on-year +83.33% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Graduate Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 13 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 3 months to 29 March 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
England +45 15 £100 -20.00% 102
London +33 11 £95 -24.00% 27
South East +14 2 - - 21
City of London -2 2 £70 -76.43% 6
West End of London - 2 £98 -
Berkshire +25 1 - - 4
East of England -2 1 £113 - 15
South West -6 1 £200 - 11
Oxfordshire -6 1 - - 7
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £200 -
Dorset - 1 £200 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £113 - 4

Graduate Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 11 (45.83%) Degree
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) HTML
3 8 (33.33%) CSS
3 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 7 (29.17%) C#
5 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (25.00%) .NET
5 6 (25.00%) Python
5 6 (25.00%) Web Development
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.83%) Finance
7 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
8 3 (12.50%) HTML5
8 3 (12.50%) VBA
8 3 (12.50%) PHP
8 3 (12.50%) Postgraduate
8 3 (12.50%) Front End Development
8 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
9 2 (8.33%) MVC
9 2 (8.33%) Workflow
9 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 2 (8.33%) HTTP
9 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (8.33%) Advertising
9 2 (8.33%) Music Industry
9 2 (8.33%) jQuery
9 2 (8.33%) Django
9 2 (8.33%) Social Media

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 1 (4.17%) CMS
1 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Redis
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Advertising
2 2 (8.33%) Music Industry
3 1 (4.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) CSS
1 8 (33.33%) HTML
2 6 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (12.50%) HTML5
4 2 (8.33%) Django
4 2 (8.33%) jQuery
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.17%) Dojo
5 1 (4.17%) iOS SDK
5 1 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (4.17%) Node.js
5 1 (4.17%) React
5 1 (4.17%) Sass
5 1 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Social Media
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Fintech
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Web Development
2 3 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.33%) MVC
3 2 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (4.17%) Analytics
4 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.17%) Change Control
4 1 (4.17%) Content Development
4 1 (4.17%) Graceful Degradation
4 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Scrum
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) TDD
4 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.17%) Web Accessibility
4 1 (4.17%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) C#
3 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (12.50%) PHP
4 3 (12.50%) VBA
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) Java
5 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Twitter
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle