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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 76 68 53
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 7 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.49% 1.17% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 1.25% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 2
Average daily rate
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£264 £400 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.06% +88.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £476 £223
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £250 £233
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £12.75 £14.23
% change year-on-year
+21.56% -10.40%
Junior
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
1343 1119 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.51% 93.72% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 672 331
Average daily rate £360 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 10
Average hourly rate £11.50 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% +35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Junior Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (14.29%) VBA
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) ISEB
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
5 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Retail
5 1 (7.14%) Data Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Changepoint
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (7.14%) Statistics
2 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.14%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Test Management
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Project Governance
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) VBA
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft