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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior
Rank 141 130 122
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 18 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 0.62% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.65% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 6
Median daily rate £255 £188 £239
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -21.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £65 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £223 £200 £268
% change year-on-year
+11.50% -25.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £10.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +31.70%
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 3529 2932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.94% 94.92% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2218 2051 1580
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 190 174
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.08 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 8 £375 +108.33% 16
Merseyside -3 4 £160 +146.15%
Cheshire -11 4 £225 +7.14% 10
Lancashire -1 1 - - 3
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Project Management
3 6 (19.35%) Web Development
4 5 (16.13%) HTML
5 4 (12.90%) SQL
5 4 (12.90%) .NET
5 4 (12.90%) CSS
6 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
6 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (6.45%) Tableau
7 2 (6.45%) Change Control
7 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (6.45%) Defect Management
7 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.45%) YouTrack
7 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.45%) Mercurial
7 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
7 2 (6.45%) Graphic Design
7 2 (6.45%) jQuery
7 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Web Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Retail
7 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services

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 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
1 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Mercurial
1 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.45%) YouTrack
2 1 (3.23%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) MorphX
2 1 (3.23%) SonarQube
2 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.23%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.45%) jQuery
4 1 (3.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.45%) Graphic Design
2 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Project Management
2 6 (19.35%) Web Development
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.45%) Change Control
4 2 (6.45%) Change Management
4 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.45%) CRM
4 2 (6.45%) Defect Management
4 2 (6.45%) MVC
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
4 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.45%) Web Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Analytics
5 1 (3.23%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.45%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) VB
3 1 (3.23%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Remedy
2 2 (6.45%) Tableau
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Teradata
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £125 - £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday