The median contractor rate for an IT Graduate was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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.

IT Graduate
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 607 640 635
Rank change year-on-year +33 -5  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Graduate 7 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.017% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.018% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
UK median daily rate - £220 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +120.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £220 £90
% change year-on-year - +144.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
UK median hourly rate £10.00 £8.80 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -29.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £8.80 £14.00
% change year-on-year +13.63% -37.14%  

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 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

IT Graduate
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Graduate in the UK

IT Graduate
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Graduate in the UK

IT Graduate
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Graduate in the UK

IT Graduate
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Graduate within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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 +26 7 - - 22
UK excluding London +66 6 - - 18
East of England - 4 - - 2
South West - 2 - - 1
London +1 1 - - 6

IT Graduate Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT 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 IT Graduate in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Degree
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (23.08%) Android
5 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 3 (23.08%) C
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
5 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
5 3 (23.08%) Office 365
5 3 (23.08%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) Vagrant
6 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
6 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (15.38%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) IIS
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Apache

IT 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 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) LDAP
2 2 (15.38%) NAS
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
3 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Android
2 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
2 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) ERP
2 2 (15.38%) Kanban
2 2 (15.38%) Scrum
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 2 (15.38%) Perl
2 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) NetBackup
1 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) arcserve
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Northgate