The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 240 224 264
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 175 193 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 0.82% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.88% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 115 109
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£250 £235 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £267 £213
% change year-on-year
-25.09% +25.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £141.50 £125.00 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
Junior
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21729 21904 22439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.22% 92.87% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15292 15039 15272
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 405 473
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in London

Junior
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Junior Daily Rate Trend in London

Junior
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Junior Daily Rate Histogram in London

Junior
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Junior Hourly Rate Trend in London

Junior
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Junior Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Junior
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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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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
City of London -16 43 £265 +10.87% 52
Ilford - 4 £173 -
Docklands, London - 3 £375 -
Bromley -3 2 £265 +17.77%
Wembley - 2 £103 - 1
Brentford -1 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Paddington - 1 £350 -
Hammersmith - 1 £325 -
Junior
England

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 82 (26.03%) Finance
2 49 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 49 (15.56%) SQL
3 46 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (14.29%) Windows
5 41 (13.02%) MS Excel
6 38 (12.06%) Banking
7 36 (11.43%) JavaScript
7 36 (11.43%) Project Management
8 33 (10.48%) HTML
9 32 (10.16%) MS Office
10 31 (9.84%) User Experience
11 30 (9.52%) CSS
12 27 (8.57%) .NET
13 26 (8.25%) Degree
13 26 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (7.62%) Migration
15 23 (7.30%) C#
15 23 (7.30%) ITIL
16 22 (6.98%) PRINCE2
17 20 (6.35%) JIRA
17 20 (6.35%) HTML5
18 18 (5.71%) Telecoms
19 17 (5.40%) UNIX
20 16 (5.08%) Cisco
20 16 (5.08%) Android
21 15 (4.76%) Java
21 15 (4.76%) Analytics
22 14 (4.44%) Active Directory
22 14 (4.44%) QA

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (2.86%) CMS
2 6 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.90%) Lync
3 5 (1.59%) WordPress
3 5 (1.59%) Confluence
4 4 (1.27%) Node.js
5 3 (0.95%) nginx
5 3 (0.95%) IIS
5 3 (0.95%) Alfresco
6 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.63%) SAS
6 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.32%) Drupal
7 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (13.02%) MS Excel
2 32 (10.16%) MS Office
3 14 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (3.81%) Photoshop
5 10 (3.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (2.54%) MS Project
7 5 (1.59%) Acrobat
8 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
8 4 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.32%) SPSS
9 1 (0.32%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.90%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.63%) Basecamp
3 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) PaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.54%) LAN
2 7 (2.22%) WAN
3 6 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.90%) Internet
4 5 (1.59%) Wireless
4 5 (1.59%) VoIP
5 4 (1.27%) LDAP
5 4 (1.27%) Wireshark
5 4 (1.27%) DNS
5 4 (1.27%) Network Security
6 3 (0.95%) OpenLDAP
6 3 (0.95%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.95%) HTTP
6 3 (0.95%) DHCP
7 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.63%) VPN
7 2 (0.63%) MPLS
7 2 (0.63%) Firewall
7 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (1.27%) MySQL
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (0.63%) QlikView
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.63%) Big Data
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.63%) DB2
3 2 (0.63%) MS Access
3 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (0.32%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (0.32%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.32%) OLAP
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.32%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (6.35%) JIRA
2 6 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.59%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.27%) JUnit
4 4 (1.27%) Subversion
4 4 (1.27%) Maven
4 4 (1.27%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.95%) Gradle
5 3 (0.95%) NUnit
6 2 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.63%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (0.63%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.63%) Xcode
6 2 (0.63%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.63%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.32%) Grunt
7 1 (0.32%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.32%) JMeter
General
1 82 (26.03%) Finance
2 38 (12.06%) Banking
3 18 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.49%) Retail
4 11 (3.49%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.17%) Legal
6 7 (2.22%) Publishing
7 6 (1.90%) Law
8 5 (1.59%) Advertising
8 5 (1.59%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.27%) Back Office
10 3 (0.95%) Front Office
10 3 (0.95%) Games
11 2 (0.63%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.63%) Billing
11 2 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Marketing
12 1 (0.32%) French Language
12 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.48%) HTML
2 30 (9.52%) CSS
3 27 (8.57%) .NET
4 20 (6.35%) HTML5
5 11 (3.49%) jQuery
6 8 (2.54%) CSS3
6 8 (2.54%) XML
6 8 (2.54%) AngularJS
7 7 (2.22%) Web Services
8 6 (1.90%) JSON
8 6 (1.90%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.27%) SOAP
9 4 (1.27%) WPF
9 4 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.27%) Backbone.js
10 3 (0.95%) Sass
10 3 (0.95%) LESS
10 3 (0.95%) Drools
10 3 (0.95%) Apache CXF
10 3 (0.95%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.84%) User Experience
2 26 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 11 (3.49%) Digital Media
5 10 (3.17%) iPhone
6 9 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.54%) Fixed Income
7 8 (2.54%) NHS
7 8 (2.54%) MPEG
7 8 (2.54%) STB
7 8 (2.54%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.54%) Hedge funds
8 7 (2.22%) Derivative
8 7 (2.22%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.90%) Equities
9 6 (1.90%) Wiki
10 5 (1.59%) PMI
10 5 (1.59%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 45 (14.29%) Windows
2 17 (5.40%) UNIX
3 16 (5.08%) Android
4 12 (3.81%) Windows 7
5 11 (3.49%) Apple iOS
6 10 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.17%) Linux
7 8 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.27%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.95%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.63%) Solaris
11 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (11.43%) Project Management
3 24 (7.62%) Migration
4 23 (7.30%) ITIL
5 22 (6.98%) PRINCE2
6 15 (4.76%) Analytics
7 13 (4.13%) CRM
7 13 (4.13%) Software Testing
8 12 (3.81%) Regression Testing
8 12 (3.81%) Web Design
9 11 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (3.49%) Data Migration
10 10 (3.17%) Mobile Development
10 10 (3.17%) Change Management
11 9 (2.86%) Scrum
11 9 (2.86%) Test Automation
12 8 (2.54%) Waterfall
12 8 (2.54%) Test Planning
12 8 (2.54%) E-Commerce
12 8 (2.54%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (15.56%) SQL
2 36 (11.43%) JavaScript
3 23 (7.30%) C#
4 15 (4.76%) Java
5 9 (2.86%) VB.NET
6 8 (2.54%) VBScript
6 8 (2.54%) Ruby
6 8 (2.54%) C++
7 7 (2.22%) Objective-C
8 6 (1.90%) C
8 6 (1.90%) VBA
9 4 (1.27%) Python
9 4 (1.27%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.95%) Perl
10 3 (0.95%) PHP
10 3 (0.95%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.63%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.63%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (8.25%) Degree
2 13 (4.13%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (3.81%) ISTQB
4 10 (3.17%) CCNA
4 10 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.54%) ISEB
5 8 (2.54%) PMI Certification
6 7 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.27%) HND
8 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.95%) PMP
8 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.95%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.63%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (0.63%) APMP
9 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.63%) MCSE
10 1 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.44%) QA
2 4 (1.27%) SLA
3 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) FATCA
System Software
1 14 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.95%) GlusterFS
3 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.32%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.59%) SCCM
3 3 (0.95%) DameWare
3 3 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.95%) logstash
3 3 (0.95%) Kibana
3 3 (0.95%) Rundeck
3 3 (0.95%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.32%) Control-M
4 1 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 49 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.08%) Cisco
3 13 (4.13%) HP
4 10 (3.17%) Oracle
5 9 (2.86%) Adobe
5 9 (2.86%) Google
6 8 (2.54%) VMware
7 5 (1.59%) Citrix
7 5 (1.59%) Mitel
7 5 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.27%) Dell
9 3 (0.95%) Murex
9 3 (0.95%) Tableau
10 2 (0.63%) Appcelerator
10 2 (0.63%) Twitter
10 2 (0.63%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.63%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.63%) Juniper
11 1 (0.32%) Cerner
11 1 (0.32%) CommVault
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