The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 71 70 54
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.51% 0.17% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.19% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£305 £95 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+221.05% -45.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £95 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £95 £249
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £225 £251
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £12.38 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+5.05% -8.33%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1316 1056 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.64% 91.99% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 538 322
Average daily rate £396 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 20
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £23.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Junior
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Junior Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Junior
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Junior Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Junior
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (22.22%) Changepoint
3 2 (22.22%) Statistics
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Project Governance
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Changepoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 2 (22.22%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (22.22%) Statistics
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Project Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle