Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Graduate was £139 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 735 782 777
Rank change year-on-year +47 -5 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Graduate 107 123 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 60 59
UK median daily rate £139 £149 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.84% +14.57% +14.54%
10th Percentile £70 £82 £85
90th Percentile £269 £264 £236
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £129 £128
% change year-on-year +0.97% +0.98% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 31
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £10.00 £8.86 £8.50
90th Percentile £18.75 £16.95 £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.75 £11.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year +6.82% +4.76% -4.55%

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 90300 104595 106990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58526 68033 66178
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3129 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.63 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.21% +11.76% +3.03%

Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Graduate over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Graduate in the UK

Graduate
Top 14 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 6 months to 20 July 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 +53 104 £139 -7.50% 261
UK excluding London +56 57 £130 +0.97% 214
London +32 48 £144 -5.74% 66
South East +39 25 £120 -4.00% 56
North of England +58 13 £118 -12.96% 39
East of England -1 9 £154 -5.38% 51
North West +29 8 £160 +23.08% 26
Midlands +18 4 £233 +144.74% 26
South West +2 4 £200 +33.33% 24
West Midlands +33 3 £140 +47.37% 16
Yorkshire +33 3 £175 -5.41% 10
North East +46 2 £73 -9.94% 3
East Midlands -9 1 £325 - 10
Wales - 1 - - 6

Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 56 (52.34%) Degree
2 31 (28.97%) Computer Science
3 24 (22.43%) HTML
4 23 (21.50%) SQL
5 21 (19.63%) Microsoft
6 18 (16.82%) Microsoft Excel
7 17 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (14.95%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (14.02%) CSS
10 14 (13.08%) Finance
11 13 (12.15%) .NET
11 13 (12.15%) Windows
11 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
11 13 (12.15%) Web Development
12 12 (11.21%) JavaScript
13 11 (10.28%) C#
13 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Office
13 11 (10.28%) Marketing
14 9 (8.41%) Telecoms
14 9 (8.41%) Mathematics
15 8 (7.48%) PHP
16 7 (6.54%) Linux
16 7 (6.54%) Python
16 7 (6.54%) Oracle
16 7 (6.54%) Project Management
16 7 (6.54%) Analytics
17 6 (5.61%) Office 365
17 6 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
17 6 (5.61%) Software Engineering
17 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 5 (4.67%) SharePoint
1 5 (4.67%) WordPress
2 3 (2.80%) IIS
2 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.87%) Apache
3 2 (1.87%) CMS
3 2 (1.87%) SAS
3 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.87%) TYPO3
3 2 (1.87%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.93%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (16.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (4.67%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.61%) Office 365
2 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.93%) G Suite
3 1 (0.93%) GitHub
3 1 (0.93%) IaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.80%) 3G
2 3 (2.80%) 3GPP
2 3 (2.80%) 4G
2 3 (2.80%) VPN
2 3 (2.80%) Wireless
3 2 (1.87%) DHCP
3 2 (1.87%) DNS
3 2 (1.87%) Internet
3 2 (1.87%) LDAP
3 2 (1.87%) LTE
3 2 (1.87%) NAS
3 2 (1.87%) SAN
4 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.93%) VLAN
4 1 (0.93%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) Big Data
2 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.87%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.87%) GIS
3 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.93%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.93%) Impala
4 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.93%) MS Access
4 1 (0.93%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.87%) Subversion
4 2 (1.87%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 11 (10.28%) Marketing
3 9 (8.41%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.74%) Banking
4 4 (3.74%) Games
4 4 (3.74%) Publishing
5 3 (2.80%) Advertising
5 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.87%) Electronics
6 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.87%) Music Industry
6 2 (1.87%) Retail
7 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.93%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.43%) HTML
2 15 (14.02%) CSS
3 13 (12.15%) .NET
4 4 (3.74%) HTML5
4 4 (3.74%) jQuery
5 3 (2.80%) Node.js
5 3 (2.80%) WebCenter
6 2 (1.87%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.87%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.93%) CSS3
7 1 (0.93%) Dojo
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%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (28.97%) Computer Science
2 17 (15.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.74%) Social Media
4 3 (2.80%) User Experience
4 3 (2.80%) W3C
5 2 (1.87%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.87%) EPoS
5 2 (1.87%) Handset
5 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.87%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.87%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.87%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.93%) Derivative
6 1 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.93%) Fintech
6 1 (0.93%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.15%) Windows
2 7 (6.54%) Linux
3 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.74%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.80%) Android
4 3 (2.80%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.87%) Unix
5 2 (1.87%) Windows 8
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
6 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.15%) Web Development
2 9 (8.41%) Mathematics
3 7 (6.54%) Analytics
3 7 (6.54%) Project Management
4 6 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (5.61%) ITIL
4 6 (5.61%) Software Engineering
4 6 (5.61%) Workflow
5 5 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (3.74%) Business Analysis
6 4 (3.74%) CRM
6 4 (3.74%) DevOps
6 4 (3.74%) Scrum
7 3 (2.80%) Content Management
7 3 (2.80%) E-Commerce
7 3 (2.80%) ERP
7 3 (2.80%) Machine Learning
7 3 (2.80%) Migration
7 3 (2.80%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.80%) Web Marketing
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.50%) SQL
2 12 (11.21%) JavaScript
3 11 (10.28%) C#
4 8 (7.48%) PHP
5 7 (6.54%) Python
6 4 (3.74%) C
6 4 (3.74%) Java
7 3 (2.80%) C++
7 3 (2.80%) VB
8 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.87%) Perl
8 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.87%) R
8 2 (1.87%) Ruby
8 2 (1.87%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.93%) COBOL
9 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (52.34%) Degree
2 16 (14.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.80%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) QA
2 3 (2.80%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.87%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.80%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.80%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.87%) Xen
4 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.93%) HDFS
4 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) Puppet
2 3 (2.80%) Ansible
2 3 (2.80%) SCCM
3 2 (1.87%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.93%) Salt
Vendors
1 21 (19.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.54%) Oracle
3 4 (3.74%) Adobe
4 3 (2.80%) SAP
4 3 (2.80%) VMware
5 2 (1.87%) arcserve
5 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.87%) Tableau
5 2 (1.87%) Twitter
6 1 (0.93%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.93%) Apigee
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco
6 1 (0.93%) ESRI
6 1 (0.93%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.93%) Northgate
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