The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 307 270 292
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 333 346 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.70% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.76% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 189 171
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£220 £243 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.27% +1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £131 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £267 £213
% change year-on-year
-25.09% +25.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 39 22
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £20.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -14.28%
Junior
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47812 45732 43181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.60% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30985 28273 25892
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1764 1854 1992
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in England

Junior
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Junior Daily Rate Trend in England

Junior
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Junior Daily Rate Histogram in England

Junior
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Junior Hourly Rate Trend in England

Junior
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Junior Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Junior
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
London -11 177 £250 +11.11% 153
South East -10 60 £230 -8.91% 76
West Midlands +8 18 £168 -25.55% 15
South West -8 17 £170 -38.18% 42
East Midlands -3 15 £113 -60.00% 28
East of England -4 15 £200 -33.33% 18
North East -12 13 £244 - 7
North West -19 12 £156 -26.47% 50
Yorkshire -30 11 £249 +84.62% 33
Junior
UK

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 151 (23.30%) Finance
2 103 (15.90%) Project Management
2 103 (15.90%) Microsoft
3 83 (12.81%) Windows
4 82 (12.65%) SQL
5 80 (12.35%) MS Excel
6 75 (11.57%) HTML
6 75 (11.57%) JavaScript
7 68 (10.49%) CSS
8 67 (10.34%) MS Office
8 67 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (9.26%) PRINCE2
10 58 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
11 55 (8.49%) Degree
12 50 (7.72%) Banking
13 47 (7.25%) ITIL
14 44 (6.79%) .NET
14 44 (6.79%) Java
14 44 (6.79%) C#
15 42 (6.48%) User Experience
16 37 (5.71%) Telecoms
17 34 (5.25%) jQuery
18 33 (5.09%) Security Cleared
18 33 (5.09%) Analytics
18 33 (5.09%) Migration
18 33 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
19 32 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
20 30 (4.63%) Retail
20 30 (4.63%) Adobe
21 29 (4.48%) MS Project

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 17 (2.62%) SharePoint
1 17 (2.62%) CMS
2 11 (1.70%) IIS
2 11 (1.70%) WordPress
3 6 (0.93%) Lync
4 5 (0.77%) Node.js
4 5 (0.77%) Confluence
4 5 (0.77%) Umbraco
5 4 (0.62%) Drupal
5 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.46%) nginx
6 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.46%) Alfresco
6 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.31%) SAS
7 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 80 (12.35%) MS Excel
2 67 (10.34%) MS Office
3 32 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (4.48%) MS Project
5 27 (4.17%) Photoshop
6 19 (2.93%) Adobe Illustrator
7 15 (2.31%) MS Visio
8 7 (1.08%) InDesign
9 6 (0.93%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.31%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.31%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.15%) SPSS
11 1 (0.15%) FastStats
11 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.31%) SyteLine
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.15%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.15%) Unica
3 1 (0.15%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.15%) Exstream
3 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.85%) Google Analytics
2 9 (1.39%) Adobe Analytics
2 9 (1.39%) Office 365
3 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.46%) SaaS
5 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.15%) Silverpop
7 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.15%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.31%) LAN
2 11 (1.70%) Internet
3 10 (1.54%) Firewall
3 10 (1.54%) Wireless
4 9 (1.39%) Network Security
4 9 (1.39%) WAN
5 7 (1.08%) SAN
6 6 (0.93%) DNS
6 6 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.93%) VoIP
6 6 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.77%) NAS
7 5 (0.77%) VPN
7 5 (0.77%) Intranet
8 4 (0.62%) LDAP
8 4 (0.62%) HTTP
8 4 (0.62%) DHCP
8 4 (0.62%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.46%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.46%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.85%) MySQL
3 11 (1.70%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.62%) MS Access
7 4 (0.62%) Big Data
8 3 (0.46%) DB2
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.31%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.31%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.31%) QlikView
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (3.40%) JIRA
2 15 (2.31%) Visual Studio
3 14 (2.16%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.39%) Subversion
4 9 (1.39%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.93%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.62%) Maven
6 4 (0.62%) JUnit
6 4 (0.62%) NUnit
7 3 (0.46%) Xcode
7 3 (0.46%) Selenium
7 3 (0.46%) Gradle
8 2 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.31%) Android Studio
8 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.31%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.31%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (0.31%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.31%) JMeter
General
1 151 (23.30%) Finance
2 50 (7.72%) Banking
3 37 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 30 (4.63%) Retail
5 28 (4.32%) Marketing
6 15 (2.31%) Legal
7 14 (2.16%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.70%) Advertising
9 10 (1.54%) Back Office
10 8 (1.23%) Publishing
11 7 (1.08%) Multimedia
11 7 (1.08%) Local Government
11 7 (1.08%) Law
12 6 (0.93%) Front Office
13 5 (0.77%) Games
13 5 (0.77%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.62%) Billing
14 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.46%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (11.57%) HTML
2 68 (10.49%) CSS
3 44 (6.79%) .NET
4 34 (5.25%) jQuery
5 28 (4.32%) HTML5
6 23 (3.55%) XML
7 22 (3.40%) Web Services
8 16 (2.47%) ASP.NET
8 16 (2.47%) CSS3
9 12 (1.85%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.54%) SOAP
11 8 (1.23%) Flash
11 8 (1.23%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.08%) JSON
12 7 (1.08%) Ajax
13 6 (0.93%) XHTML
13 6 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (0.77%) RESTful
14 5 (0.77%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.48%) User Experience
3 18 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 18 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 17 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.01%) Blackberry
5 13 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.01%) Digital Media
6 12 (1.85%) iPhone
7 11 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.39%) NHS
9 8 (1.23%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.23%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.08%) MPEG
10 7 (1.08%) Derivative
10 7 (1.08%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.08%) STB
11 6 (0.93%) Wiki
11 6 (0.93%) W3C
11 6 (0.93%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 83 (12.81%) Windows
2 27 (4.17%) Linux
3 24 (3.70%) UNIX
4 19 (2.93%) Android
5 18 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 15 (2.31%) Apple iOS
7 13 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.85%) Windows XP
9 10 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.08%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.62%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.46%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.15%) Solaris
13 1 (0.15%) zOS
13 1 (0.15%) Debian
13 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (15.90%) Project Management
2 67 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (9.26%) PRINCE2
4 47 (7.25%) ITIL
5 33 (5.09%) Migration
5 33 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (5.09%) Analytics
6 23 (3.55%) E-Commerce
7 20 (3.09%) Change Management
7 20 (3.09%) Business Analysis
8 18 (2.78%) Content Management
8 18 (2.78%) CRM
9 17 (2.62%) Software Testing
9 17 (2.62%) Time Management
10 16 (2.47%) Test Scripting
10 16 (2.47%) Web Development
11 15 (2.31%) Change Control
11 15 (2.31%) Scrum
11 15 (2.31%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (2.16%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 82 (12.65%) SQL
2 75 (11.57%) JavaScript
3 44 (6.79%) C#
3 44 (6.79%) Java
4 21 (3.24%) PHP
5 20 (3.09%) C
6 14 (2.16%) VB.NET
7 13 (2.01%) Python
8 12 (1.85%) Ruby
9 11 (1.70%) C++
10 10 (1.54%) VBA
11 9 (1.39%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.39%) VBScript
11 9 (1.39%) Perl
12 8 (1.23%) Objective-C
13 6 (0.93%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.93%) VB
14 5 (0.77%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.77%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (8.49%) Degree
2 33 (5.09%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.16%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (1.70%) ISEB
7 10 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.54%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.54%) CCNA
8 7 (1.08%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.77%) PMP
9 5 (0.77%) HND
10 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.31%) NVQ Level 3
11 2 (0.31%) APMP
11 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.17%) QA
2 12 (1.85%) SLA
3 3 (0.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) WCAG
5 1 (0.15%) GCP
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.15%) FATCA
System Software
1 24 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.46%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.31%) vCloud
5 1 (0.15%) XenApp
5 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.93%) SCCM
3 3 (0.46%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.46%) DameWare
3 3 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.46%) logstash
3 3 (0.46%) Kibana
3 3 (0.46%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.15%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.15%) WSUS
5 1 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.15%) Control-M
5 1 (0.15%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.15%) Puppet
5 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 103 (15.90%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.63%) Adobe
3 28 (4.32%) Oracle
4 25 (3.86%) SAP
5 23 (3.55%) HP
6 21 (3.24%) Google
7 18 (2.78%) Cisco
8 14 (2.16%) VMware
9 10 (1.54%) Twitter
10 7 (1.08%) Facebook
10 7 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.93%) Mitel
11 6 (0.93%) Remedy
11 6 (0.93%) Citrix
12 5 (0.77%) Omniture
12 5 (0.77%) Apple
12 5 (0.77%) Tableau
13 4 (0.62%) SolarWinds
13 4 (0.62%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.62%) Dell
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