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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior
Rank 301 279 303
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 323 321 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.73% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 190 145
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£225 £225 £225
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £339 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £225 £238
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 34 29
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.68 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £97.48 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.98 £12.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +2.04%
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
46377 43815 42054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.76% 92.62% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29997 26942 24224
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1904 1934 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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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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
London +34 157 £235 +4.44% 85
South East -26 75 £175 -22.22% 67
South West -23 29 £250 -10.39% 29
East of England -9 22 £225 +60.71% 16
North West -10 16 £236 -12.09% 22
East Midlands +9 8 £225 - 7
Yorkshire -24 8 £221 +18.00% 29
West Midlands -16 6 £200 +14.28% 17
North East -33 4 £95 - 4
Junior
UK

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 116 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 109 (16.27%) Project Management
3 106 (15.82%) Finance
4 95 (14.18%) SQL
5 87 (12.99%) MS Excel
6 81 (12.09%) Degree
7 73 (10.90%) HTML
8 67 (10.00%) Windows
9 62 (9.25%) MS Office
10 61 (9.10%) CSS
11 58 (8.66%) PRINCE2
12 56 (8.36%) JavaScript
13 55 (8.21%) Agile Software Development
14 53 (7.91%) Banking
15 47 (7.01%) MS Project
16 46 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
17 45 (6.72%) .NET
18 43 (6.42%) PHP
19 38 (5.67%) C#
20 37 (5.52%) Computer Science
21 36 (5.37%) SQL Server
22 34 (5.07%) MS PowerPoint
22 34 (5.07%) jQuery
23 32 (4.78%) Oracle
23 32 (4.78%) HP
24 31 (4.63%) SharePoint
25 30 (4.48%) Telecoms
25 30 (4.48%) MySQL
25 30 (4.48%) UNIX
25 30 (4.48%) Marketing

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 31 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (0.90%) WordPress
2 6 (0.90%) SAS
2 6 (0.90%) MS Exchange
2 6 (0.90%) Apache
3 5 (0.75%) IIS
4 3 (0.45%) CMS
4 3 (0.45%) Umbraco
4 3 (0.45%) Drupal
4 3 (0.45%) Lync
4 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.30%) WorkSite
5 2 (0.30%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 87 (12.99%) MS Excel
2 62 (9.25%) MS Office
3 47 (7.01%) MS Project
4 34 (5.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (4.03%) MS Visio
6 19 (2.84%) Photoshop
7 18 (2.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 14 (2.09%) Revit
8 14 (2.09%) AutoCAD
9 12 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.75%) InDesign
11 3 (0.45%) FastStats
12 2 (0.30%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.15%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.45%) RMDS
3 3 (0.45%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.30%) Agresso
4 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.15%) Maximo
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.15%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.19%) Office 365
2 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.30%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.15%) MailChimp
3 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.15%) GitHub
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.99%) TCP/IP
2 17 (2.54%) Firewall
3 14 (2.09%) Internet
4 13 (1.94%) LAN
4 13 (1.94%) WAN
5 9 (1.34%) Intranet
6 8 (1.19%) SAN
7 7 (1.04%) VPN
8 6 (0.90%) DNS
9 5 (0.75%) FTP
9 5 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.60%) Network Security
10 4 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (0.60%) DHCP
10 4 (0.60%) MPLS
10 4 (0.60%) Wireless
11 3 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.48%) MySQL
3 11 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.34%) MS Access
5 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.60%) Big Data
8 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.30%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.30%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.30%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.15%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 13 (1.94%) JIRA
2 9 (1.34%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.90%) Xcode
4 4 (0.60%) Subversion
5 3 (0.45%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.45%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.30%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.30%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.30%) Maven
7 1 (0.15%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.15%) Ant
7 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.15%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.15%) Gradle
7 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.15%) Selenium
7 1 (0.15%) Behat
General
1 106 (15.82%) Finance
2 53 (7.91%) Banking
3 30 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.48%) Marketing
4 22 (3.28%) Retail
5 11 (1.64%) Legal
6 10 (1.49%) Law
6 10 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.34%) Electronics
8 7 (1.04%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.04%) Publishing
8 7 (1.04%) German Language
9 6 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.90%) Front Office
10 5 (0.75%) Billing
10 5 (0.75%) Back Office
10 5 (0.75%) French Language
11 4 (0.60%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (10.90%) HTML
2 61 (9.10%) CSS
3 45 (6.72%) .NET
4 34 (5.07%) jQuery
5 27 (4.03%) HTML5
6 23 (3.43%) ASP.NET
7 19 (2.84%) CSS3
8 18 (2.69%) XML
9 13 (1.94%) JSON
10 8 (1.19%) RESTful
10 8 (1.19%) Ajax
10 8 (1.19%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.04%) LAMP
12 6 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (0.90%) Laravel
12 6 (0.90%) Symfony
12 6 (0.90%) JSP
12 6 (0.90%) Web Services
13 5 (0.75%) Cocoa
13 5 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.52%) Computer Science
3 13 (1.94%) NHS
3 13 (1.94%) Mathematics
3 13 (1.94%) User Experience
4 9 (1.34%) Data Integration
5 8 (1.19%) MPEG
5 8 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.19%) STB
6 6 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (0.75%) PDA
7 5 (0.75%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.60%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.60%) Physics
8 4 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (0.60%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.60%) Statistics
9 3 (0.45%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 67 (10.00%) Windows
2 30 (4.48%) UNIX
3 23 (3.43%) Windows 7
4 20 (2.99%) Linux
5 14 (2.09%) Windows XP
6 12 (1.79%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.04%) Android
7 7 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.75%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.30%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.30%) MVS
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.15%) SUSE
11 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (16.27%) Project Management
2 58 (8.66%) PRINCE2
3 55 (8.21%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (4.33%) Test Scripting
5 26 (3.88%) OO
6 25 (3.73%) E-Commerce
6 25 (3.73%) MVC
7 24 (3.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (3.28%) Change Management
9 21 (3.13%) ITIL
10 20 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (2.84%) Project Planning
12 18 (2.69%) OOP
13 17 (2.54%) Risk Management
13 17 (2.54%) Web Development
14 15 (2.24%) Scrum
14 15 (2.24%) Change Control
15 14 (2.09%) Migration
15 14 (2.09%) Business Analysis
15 14 (2.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 95 (14.18%) SQL
2 56 (8.36%) JavaScript
3 43 (6.42%) PHP
4 38 (5.67%) C#
5 24 (3.58%) Java
6 20 (2.99%) Python
7 18 (2.69%) VBA
7 18 (2.69%) C++
8 11 (1.64%) C
9 9 (1.34%) VBScript
10 8 (1.19%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.19%) Perl
10 8 (1.19%) Objective-C
11 6 (0.90%) Embedded C
12 5 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.75%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.60%) R
14 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.45%) VB
15 2 (0.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 81 (12.09%) Degree
2 29 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.09%) ISEB
5 13 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 13 (1.94%) PMI Certification
6 12 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (1.64%) PMP
8 6 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.75%) A+ Certification
9 5 (0.75%) CCNA
9 5 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.60%) MCSE
10 4 (0.60%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.45%) MOS
12 2 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.30%) PhD
12 2 (0.30%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.69%) QA
2 14 (2.09%) SLA
3 5 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) GAAP
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.60%) vSphere
3 4 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.30%) XenServer
4 2 (0.30%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.45%) SCCM
3 2 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.30%) OpenView
3 2 (0.30%) Nagios
4 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.15%) DameWare
4 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.15%) Netcool
4 1 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 116 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.78%) Oracle
2 32 (4.78%) HP
3 28 (4.18%) Adobe
4 25 (3.73%) SAP
5 20 (2.99%) Cisco
6 17 (2.54%) VMware
7 9 (1.34%) Juniper
8 7 (1.04%) F5
9 6 (0.90%) Zend
9 6 (0.90%) Google
10 5 (0.75%) McAfee
10 5 (0.75%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.75%) Reuters
10 5 (0.75%) Bloomberg
11 4 (0.60%) Business Objects
12 3 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.45%) Apple
12 3 (0.45%) Avaya
12 3 (0.45%) Cerner
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Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £230 - £260 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £150 - £250 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £230 to £290 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
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Rate: £140 day rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
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Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Docklands
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Maidenhead
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Rate: market rate
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Hightown
Rate: £25,626 per annum
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Corby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago