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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior
Rank 101 104 117
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 20 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.79% 0.92% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.99% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 3
Average daily rate £150 £175 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £225 £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.17 £12.30 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% +17.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.42 £13.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-9.70% -1.78%
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
2315 2525 2466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.11% 93.10% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 1244 1230
Average daily rate £400 £398 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 68 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £36.20 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016.

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
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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Slough +9 8 £150 - 3
Reading -4 8 £318 +176.08% 6
Bracknell -2 2 - -
Newbury +7 1 - - 1
Junior
South East

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) HTML
2 7 (20.59%) CSS
3 6 (17.65%) C#
3 6 (17.65%) Project Management
3 6 (17.65%) Degree
4 5 (14.71%) User Experience
4 5 (14.71%) .NET
4 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (14.71%) Java
4 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.71%) SQL
4 5 (14.71%) Linux
5 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
5 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 4 (11.76%) XML
5 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
5 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (11.76%) Finance
5 4 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
5 4 (11.76%) JIRA
5 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (11.76%) Confluence
5 4 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (8.82%) Front End Development
6 3 (8.82%) Retail
6 3 (8.82%) SAP
6 3 (8.82%) Windows

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (11.76%) Confluence
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.94%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) MS Project
3 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.94%) Odyssey Triple'A Plus
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
1 1 (2.94%) Intranet
1 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
1 1 (2.94%) MPLS
1 1 (2.94%) NAS
1 1 (2.94%) SAN
1 1 (2.94%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.88%) MySQL
3 2 (5.88%) OLAP
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.88%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) JIRA
1 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.88%) Subversion
3 2 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.94%) NuGet
4 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Games
4 1 (2.94%) Local Government
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) CSS
1 7 (20.59%) HTML
2 5 (14.71%) .NET
3 4 (11.76%) XML
4 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (5.88%) Ajax
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.88%) CSS3
4 2 (5.88%) HTML5
4 2 (5.88%) jBPM
4 2 (5.88%) LESS
4 2 (5.88%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (5.88%) REST
4 2 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (5.88%) Sass
4 2 (5.88%) SOAP
4 2 (5.88%) Spring
4 2 (5.88%) Spring Security
4 2 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) User Experience
2 2 (5.88%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.94%) FMCG
3 1 (2.94%) Life Science
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Android
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Unix
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Project Management
2 4 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
2 4 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (8.82%) Front End Development
4 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.88%) Analytics
4 2 (5.88%) AOP
4 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.88%) Data Analytics
4 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Data Validation
4 2 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (5.88%) ETL
4 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Usability Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) C#
2 5 (14.71%) Java
2 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (14.71%) SQL
3 3 (8.82%) PHP
4 2 (5.88%) C++
4 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.88%) Python
4 2 (5.88%) Ruby
4 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.88%) VB
4 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
4 2 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) CBAP
2 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (5.88%) GxP
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Simpana
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) SAP
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) Twitter
4 1 (2.94%) CommVault
4 1 (2.94%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.94%) Perforce
4 1 (2.94%) Remedy
4 1 (2.94%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) Xamarin