The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Junior featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Junior
England / North West
Rank 115 136 130
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 21 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.60% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.63% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 5
Median daily rate £175 £210 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £113 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £220 £250
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -48.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.67 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.25% -9.53%

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
2501 3627 3181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.84% 95.00% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 2162 1730
Median daily rate £380 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 195 197
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Junior in the job title.

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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +11 13 £179 +19.16% 10
Cheshire +29 6 £163 -18.75% 9
Lancashire +11 1 - - 4
Merseyside -6 1 £250 +19.04% 2
Junior
England

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Junior contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Degree
3 4 (10.00%) Project Management
3 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) Games
4 3 (7.50%) High Availability
4 3 (7.50%) HTML5
4 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.50%) HTML
4 3 (7.50%) SAP
4 3 (7.50%) CSS
4 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.50%) MiFID
4 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.50%) QA
5 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.00%) Selenium
5 2 (5.00%) Marketing
5 2 (5.00%) Ajax
5 2 (5.00%) Web Development
5 2 (5.00%) Banking
5 2 (5.00%) Data Management
5 2 (5.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.00%) Document Management
5 2 (5.00%) Ruby
5 2 (5.00%) Workflow

Junior Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.50%) InDesign
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Business One
1 1 (2.50%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) MySQL
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Games
3 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.00%) Advertising
4 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) CSS
1 3 (7.50%) HTML
1 3 (7.50%) HTML5
2 2 (5.00%) Ajax
2 2 (5.00%) XHTML
2 2 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (2.50%) CSS3
3 1 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Equities
3 1 (2.50%) FMCG
3 1 (2.50%) Life Science
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.00%) Project Management
2 3 (7.50%) High Availability
2 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (5.00%) Change Management
3 2 (5.00%) Data Management
3 2 (5.00%) Document Management
3 2 (5.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (5.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (5.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (5.00%) Typography
3 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (5.00%) Web Development
3 2 (5.00%) Workflow
4 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (2.50%) Copywriting
4 1 (2.50%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Java
2 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
3 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) HND
3 1 (2.50%) CAPM
3 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.50%) PMP
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) MiFID
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) SAP
2 2 (5.00%) Temenos
3 1 (2.50%) Adobe
3 1 (2.50%) Cognos
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) Hyperion
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle