The median contractor rate for a Graduate was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 April 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
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 576 601
Rank change year-on-year +40 +25  
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 64 79 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 24
Median daily rate £125 £150 £144
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £70 £110 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £269 £212
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £135 £140
% change year-on-year -11.11% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 11
Median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -4.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.55 £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% -4.34%  

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 43952 53115 52934
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.56% 95.09% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28568 34621 32069
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1442 1549 2118
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Graduate in the UK

Graduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Graduate in the UK

Graduate
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Graduate in the UK

Graduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Graduate in the UK

Graduate
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graduate within the UK over the 3 months to 26 April 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 +44 64 £125 -18.03% 228
London +10 31 £131 -26.05% 62
South East +26 19 £120 -4.00% 47
Berkshire +32 9 £120 -23.80% 12
City of London +4 9 £156 -53.49% 18
Oxfordshire -7 6 £118 +38.23% 12
Reading +26 5 - - 6
North West +31 4 £160 +18.51% 25
Hertfordshire +9 4 £113 -30.76% 5
Bracknell +6 4 £120 -4.00% 2
East of England 0 4 £113 -30.76% 34
Manchester - 4 £160 - 10
Hampshire - 4 - - 9
South West -1 3 £200 - 17
Farnborough - 3 - -
West Midlands +26 2 - - 14
Bristol - 2 - - 7
West End of London - 2 £98 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Yorkshire +17 1 £175 -5.40% 12
Birmingham +10 1 - - 3
South Yorkshire +1 1 £175 -5.40% 3
Oxford -9 1 - - 6
Rotherham - 1 £175 -
Warwick - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - -
St Albans - 1 - - 1
Bournemouth - 1 £200 -
Southampton - 1 - - 3
Warwickshire - 1 - - 4

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 featuring Graduate in the job title.

1 46 (42.99%) Degree
2 24 (22.43%) Computer Science
3 22 (20.56%) SQL
4 21 (19.63%) Microsoft Excel
5 19 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (15.89%) HTML
7 15 (14.02%) Oracle
8 14 (13.08%) Finance
9 13 (12.15%) Marketing
10 12 (11.21%) Mathematics
10 12 (11.21%) CSS
11 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Office
11 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
11 11 (10.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 10 (9.35%) Web Development
12 10 (9.35%) Telecoms
12 10 (9.35%) C#
13 9 (8.41%) JavaScript
13 9 (8.41%) SQL Server
13 9 (8.41%) Python
14 8 (7.48%) Windows
14 8 (7.48%) Migration
14 8 (7.48%) Banking
15 7 (6.54%) ITIL
15 7 (6.54%) .NET
15 7 (6.54%) PHP
15 7 (6.54%) Apple iOS
16 6 (5.61%) Analytics
16 6 (5.61%) Project Management
16 6 (5.61%) Workflow

Graduate 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 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
1 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.87%) Apache
2 2 (1.87%) IIS
2 2 (1.87%) SAS
2 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.87%) WordPress
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.93%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.93%) CMS
3 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (19.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (10.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (4.67%) Photoshop
4 3 (2.80%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Documaker
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) Office 365
2 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) G Suite
3 1 (0.93%) IaaS
3 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.67%) Internet
2 3 (2.80%) 3G
2 3 (2.80%) 3GPP
2 3 (2.80%) 4G
2 3 (2.80%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.80%) Wireless
3 2 (1.87%) DHCP
3 2 (1.87%) DNS
3 2 (1.87%) Intranet
3 2 (1.87%) LDAP
3 2 (1.87%) LTE
3 2 (1.87%) NAS
3 2 (1.87%) SAN
3 2 (1.87%) VPN
4 1 (0.93%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.74%) Big Data
4 3 (2.80%) GIS
4 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.87%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.93%) Impala
6 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.93%) MySQL
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (3.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.87%) JIRA
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.87%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 13 (12.15%) Marketing
3 10 (9.35%) Telecoms
4 8 (7.48%) Banking
5 4 (3.74%) Games
5 4 (3.74%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.80%) Advertising
6 3 (2.80%) Publishing
6 3 (2.80%) Retail
7 2 (1.87%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.87%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.93%) French Language
8 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.89%) HTML
2 12 (11.21%) CSS
3 7 (6.54%) .NET
4 4 (3.74%) HTML5
4 4 (3.74%) jQuery
5 3 (2.80%) WebCenter
6 2 (1.87%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.87%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.87%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.87%) Node.js
6 2 (1.87%) XML
7 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.93%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.93%) Kafka
7 1 (0.93%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.93%) React
7 1 (0.93%) REST
7 1 (0.93%) Sass
7 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.43%) Computer Science
2 19 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.67%) Social Media
4 3 (2.80%) Augmented Reality
4 3 (2.80%) W3C
5 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.87%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.87%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.87%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.93%) EPoS
6 1 (0.93%) Equities
6 1 (0.93%) Fintech
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.48%) Windows
2 7 (6.54%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.74%) Android
3 4 (3.74%) Linux
4 3 (2.80%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.80%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.21%) Mathematics
2 10 (9.35%) Web Development
3 8 (7.48%) Migration
4 7 (6.54%) ITIL
5 6 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (5.61%) Analytics
5 6 (5.61%) Data Cleansing
5 6 (5.61%) Project Management
5 6 (5.61%) Workflow
6 5 (4.67%) Business Analysis
6 5 (4.67%) ETL
6 5 (4.67%) Software Engineering
7 4 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.74%) Data Migration
7 4 (3.74%) E-Commerce
7 4 (3.74%) Scrum
8 3 (2.80%) Content Management
8 3 (2.80%) Data Analysis
8 3 (2.80%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.80%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.56%) SQL
2 10 (9.35%) C#
3 9 (8.41%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.41%) Python
4 7 (6.54%) PHP
5 5 (4.67%) C
6 3 (2.80%) C++
6 3 (2.80%) Java
6 3 (2.80%) VBA
7 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.87%) Perl
7 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.87%) R
7 2 (1.87%) Ruby
8 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (42.99%) Degree
2 3 (2.80%) Postgraduate
3 2 (1.87%) CISMP
3 2 (1.87%) CISSP
4 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.87%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.87%) Xen
3 1 (0.93%) HDFS
3 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Puppet
2 2 (1.87%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.87%) SCCM
3 1 (0.93%) Ansible
3 1 (0.93%) Salt
3 1 (0.93%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 15 (14.02%) Oracle
2 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.80%) Adobe
4 2 (1.87%) arcserve
4 2 (1.87%) Northgate
4 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.87%) Twitter
4 2 (1.87%) VMware
4 2 (1.87%) WorldPay
5 1 (0.93%) Apigee
5 1 (0.93%) ESRI
5 1 (0.93%) hybris
5 1 (0.93%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.93%) SAP
5 1 (0.93%) Wonderware
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Veolia
Rate: Competitive
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