The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior
Rank 132 130 110
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 26 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.34% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.36% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 13
Average daily rate £210 £288 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.95% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £125 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £379 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £225 £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.25 £27.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.18% +103.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £27.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £27.50 £13.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.42 £13.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-9.70% -1.78%
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3564 3084 2661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.04% 94.28% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2143 1714 1351
Average daily rate £386 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 186 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Junior
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Junior Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Junior
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Junior Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Junior
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Junior Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Junior
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 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
Manchester -3 15 £190 - 23
Merseyside +1 4 £210 -11.11% 2
Cheshire -8 3 £200 -33.33% 12
Cumbria - 2 £325 -
Lancashire - 1 - - 4
Junior
England

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) SQL
3 6 (13.04%) HTML
3 6 (13.04%) Project Management
4 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.70%) .NET
5 4 (8.70%) CSS
5 4 (8.70%) Web Development
5 4 (8.70%) Degree
5 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
5 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.70%) DV Cleared
5 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.70%) User Experience
6 3 (6.52%) Marketing
6 3 (6.52%) Algorithms
6 3 (6.52%) Signal Processing
6 3 (6.52%) jQuery
6 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.52%) QA
6 3 (6.52%) SAP
6 3 (6.52%) C#
6 3 (6.52%) C++
6 3 (6.52%) OO
6 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
6 3 (6.52%) PMI
6 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
6 3 (6.52%) BPR

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.17%) SAP MM
1 1 (2.17%) SAP PM
1 1 (2.17%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) DHCP
1 1 (2.17%) DNS
1 1 (2.17%) FTP
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
1 1 (2.17%) IMAP
1 1 (2.17%) Intranet
1 1 (2.17%) SMTP
1 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.17%) VLAN
1 1 (2.17%) VPN
1 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) GIS
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Axure RP
1 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
1 1 (2.17%) Selenium
1 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Games
3 2 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) HTML
2 4 (8.70%) .NET
2 4 (8.70%) CSS
3 3 (6.52%) jQuery
4 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.35%) XML
5 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 4 (8.70%) User Experience
2 3 (6.52%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.52%) NHS
2 3 (6.52%) PMI
3 2 (4.35%) Graphic Design
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile Games
4 1 (2.17%) Social Media
4 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.04%) Project Management
2 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
3 4 (8.70%) Web Development
4 3 (6.52%) BPR
4 3 (6.52%) OO
4 3 (6.52%) Signal Processing
4 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
5 2 (4.35%) Change Control
5 2 (4.35%) Defect Management
5 2 (4.35%) Manual Testing
5 2 (4.35%) Software Testing
5 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.17%) Change Management
6 1 (2.17%) Document Management
6 1 (2.17%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.17%) Requirements Management
6 1 (2.17%) Service Management
6 1 (2.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.52%) C#
3 3 (6.52%) C++
4 2 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (2.17%) Java
5 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
1 4 (8.70%) DV Cleared
1 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) SAP
2 1 (2.17%) Aruba
2 1 (2.17%) Capita
2 1 (2.17%) Citrix
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft