The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior
Rank 83 72 85
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 6 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.44% 0.49% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.53% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£213 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £165 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £365 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £7.00 - £9.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -16.66%
Junior
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1283 1142 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.20% 93.99% 90.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 584 659
Average daily rate £338 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 87 108
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Junior
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Junior Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Junior
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Junior Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Junior
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
Bury - 1 £175 - 2
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Sale - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 7
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - - 1
Junior
North West

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) MS Office
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (15.38%) PMI
3 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (15.38%) Business Process Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Market Research
4 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
4 1 (7.69%) PhoneGap
4 1 (7.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (7.69%) Information Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
1 1 (7.69%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) PMI
3 1 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Market Research
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Information Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft