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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior
Rank 127 123 111
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 16 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.25% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.28% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 13
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £188 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £363 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £253
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.25 £10.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £12.75 £13.25
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -3.77%
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
2977 2518 2824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.24% 91.03% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 1242 1418
Average daily rate £356 £335 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% -0.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 198 188
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 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
Manchester -7 7 £220 -16.19% 20
Merseyside - 5 £276 - 1
Cheshire +8 3 £225 -21.73% 4
Lancashire -23 1 - - 2
Cumbria - - - - 2
Junior
England

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.81%) MS Office
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.81%) Banking
4 3 (11.11%) Finance
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
4 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (11.11%) Web Development
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
5 2 (7.41%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
5 2 (7.41%) SLA
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (7.41%) PMI
5 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
5 2 (7.41%) NHS
5 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (7.41%) Windows
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.70%) MS Project
4 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) AdminStudio
1 1 (3.70%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 4 (14.81%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Billing
4 1 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) SignalR
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (3.70%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (3.70%) PhoneGap
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.70%) WPF
2 1 (3.70%) jQuery
2 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) PMI
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 3 (11.11%) Project Management
2 3 (11.11%) Web Development
3 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Business Process Improvement
3 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (7.41%) Scrum
4 1 (3.70%) Content Management
4 1 (3.70%) Information Management
4 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) MVC
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.70%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
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