The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior
Rank 59 80 80
Rank change year-on-year
+21 0
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 8 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.88% 0.54% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.59% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate
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£220 £195 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% +69.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £225 £238
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.96 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.98 £12.50 £12.25
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +2.04%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
816 1017 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.07% 91.05% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 530 371
Average daily rate £400 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £213 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -13.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Junior
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Junior Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Junior
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Junior Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (35.29%) MS Office
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (23.53%) Degree
3 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Change Control
4 3 (17.65%) jQuery
4 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
4 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
4 3 (17.65%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (17.65%) CSS
4 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 3 (17.65%) HTML
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Subversion
5 2 (11.76%) Marketing
5 2 (11.76%) Web Development
5 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.76%) PHP
5 2 (11.76%) MySQL
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Linux
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Office
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Subversion
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) jQuery
1 3 (17.65%) CSS
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) HTML5
2 2 (11.76%) CSS3
2 2 (11.76%) FuelPHP
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Change Control
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Web Development
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Business Development
5 1 (5.88%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe
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