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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior
Rank 91 88 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 15 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.83% 0.21% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.22% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 6
Average daily rate £190 - £169
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 - £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £225 £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.42 £13.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-9.70% -1.78%
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
1722 1368 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.03% 95.80% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 790 602
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -22.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Junior Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Oldham - 2 - -
Junior
North West

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Web Development
2 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
3 3 (11.54%) Signal Processing
3 3 (11.54%) Algorithms
3 3 (11.54%) Marketing
3 3 (11.54%) PMI
3 3 (11.54%) PMI Certification
3 3 (11.54%) C++
3 3 (11.54%) HTML
3 3 (11.54%) OO
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (7.69%) Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) PHP
4 2 (7.69%) Photoshop
4 2 (7.69%) .NET
4 2 (7.69%) CSS
4 2 (7.69%) Defect Management
4 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 2 (7.69%) jQuery
4 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (7.69%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) FTP
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) IMAP
1 1 (3.85%) SMTP
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.85%) VLAN
1 1 (3.85%) VPN
1 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Marketing
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) CSS
2 2 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) HTML5
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) Algorithms
2 3 (11.54%) PMI
3 2 (7.69%) Graphic Design
4 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Games
4 1 (3.85%) NHS
4 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Web Development
2 3 (11.54%) OO
2 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
2 3 (11.54%) Signal Processing
2 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
3 2 (7.69%) Defect Management
3 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Change Control
4 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.85%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Service Management
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) Validation
4 1 (3.85%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) C++
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Citrix