The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Junior in their job title over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 103 102 103
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 29 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.01% 0.95% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.05% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 10
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£213 £250 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £163 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £251 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £210 £250
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £68.65 £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+553.80% -16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +12.96%
Junior
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2549 2571 2251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.54% 90.15% 91.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1354 1333 891
Average daily rate £376 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.87% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 99 150
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -42.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.40 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Junior in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Junior
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Junior across the Berkshire region.

Junior Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Junior
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Junior Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Junior
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Junior across the Berkshire region.

Junior Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Junior
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Junior Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Junior
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 10 £225 - 5
Slough 0 3 - - 2
Newbury -4 3 £300 - 2
Bracknell +1 2 £125 -50.00%
Crowthorne - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Windsor - - - - 1
Junior
South East

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Junior in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Junior in their job title.

1 18 (38.30%) Telecoms
2 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
3 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
4 10 (21.28%) HTML
4 10 (21.28%) CSS
4 10 (21.28%) Marketing
5 9 (19.15%) Degree
6 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.02%) Retail
6 8 (17.02%) MS Office
6 8 (17.02%) PHP
6 8 (17.02%) SQL
7 7 (14.89%) Photoshop
7 7 (14.89%) Adobe
7 7 (14.89%) Project Management
7 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (14.89%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (12.77%) InDesign
8 6 (12.77%) Legal
8 6 (12.77%) MVC
8 6 (12.77%) Finance
8 6 (12.77%) Subversion
8 6 (12.77%) PRINCE2
8 6 (12.77%) Relational Database
9 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
9 5 (10.64%) Social Network
9 5 (10.64%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (10.64%) Facebook
9 5 (10.64%) Twitter
9 5 (10.64%) MS Excel

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Junior in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Junior in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Office
2 7 (14.89%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (14.89%) Photoshop
3 6 (12.77%) InDesign
4 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
5 1 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) SAN
1 3 (6.38%) Firewall
1 3 (6.38%) Network Security
1 3 (6.38%) NAS
2 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.13%) LAN
2 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.51%) MySQL
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Subversion
2 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.13%) MSI
4 1 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 18 (38.30%) Telecoms
2 10 (21.28%) Marketing
3 8 (17.02%) Retail
4 6 (12.77%) Finance
4 6 (12.77%) Legal
5 5 (10.64%) Advertising
6 3 (6.38%) Electronics
7 1 (2.13%) Billing
7 1 (2.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) CSS
1 10 (21.28%) HTML
2 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 4 (8.51%) Ajax
2 4 (8.51%) HTML5
2 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
2 4 (8.51%) jQuery
3 3 (6.38%) Web Services
4 2 (4.26%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) XSLT
4 2 (4.26%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (4.26%) Yii
4 2 (4.26%) CSS3
4 2 (4.26%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (4.26%) Laravel
4 2 (4.26%) Sass
4 2 (4.26%) LESS
4 2 (4.26%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (4.26%) FuelPHP
4 2 (4.26%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Social Network
1 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.38%) User Experience
3 2 (4.26%) Open Source
3 2 (4.26%) Social Media
3 2 (4.26%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.13%) PMI
4 1 (2.13%) NHS
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Physics
4 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.89%) Project Management
2 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (12.77%) MVC
3 6 (12.77%) PRINCE2
4 5 (10.64%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (6.38%) Creative Marketing
5 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.38%) Workflow
5 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.38%) PRINCE
5 3 (6.38%) Project Governance
6 2 (4.26%) Product Management
6 2 (4.26%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (4.26%) Use Case
6 2 (4.26%) OO PHP
6 2 (4.26%) Scrum
6 2 (4.26%) ERP
6 2 (4.26%) SOA
6 2 (4.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
2 8 (17.02%) PHP
2 8 (17.02%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) Java
4 4 (8.51%) C#
5 3 (6.38%) C
5 3 (6.38%) VB
6 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.26%) Ruby
6 2 (4.26%) C++
6 2 (4.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (6.38%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) Adobe
3 5 (10.64%) Oracle
3 5 (10.64%) Facebook
3 5 (10.64%) Twitter
4 3 (6.38%) Remedy
4 3 (6.38%) BMC
5 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.13%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) Avaya
5 1 (2.13%) Juniper
5 1 (2.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) AppSense
5 1 (2.13%) Talend
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