The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Junior featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Junior
UK / Scotland
Rank 85 116 113
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 23 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.32% 0.40% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.42% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 7
Median daily rate £225 £300 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £155 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £380 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £210 £233
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £9.84 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £12.63 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+10.89% -19.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1658 2378 2606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.18% 94.07% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 1274 1456
Median daily rate £370 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 31 60
Median hourly rate £17.32 £33.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.51% +109.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.98 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.10 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Junior
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Junior Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Junior
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

Junior Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Junior
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Junior Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Junior
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 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
Edinburgh +36 18 £219 - 2
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Glasgow 0 2 £273 -28.28% 2
Junior
UK

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 14 (43.75%) Java
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) Degree
3 9 (28.13%) Spring
4 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 8 (25.00%) Linux
5 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
5 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
6 5 (15.63%) Project Management
6 5 (15.63%) Banking
6 5 (15.63%) Scrum
7 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 4 (12.50%) SQL
8 3 (9.38%) Windows
8 3 (9.38%) Migration
8 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (9.38%) Time Management
8 3 (9.38%) Android
8 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
9 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (6.25%) WebGL
9 2 (6.25%) iOS SDK
9 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
9 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
9 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing

Junior Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (3.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) AdminStudio
1 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.13%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.13%) JProfiler
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) Spring
2 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) iOS SDK
2 2 (6.25%) WebGL
2 2 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) Java EE
3 1 (3.13%) jQuery
3 1 (3.13%) Node.js
3 1 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
1 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.13%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Android
2 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (15.63%) Project Management
2 5 (15.63%) Scrum
3 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.38%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) Time Management
5 2 (6.25%) ETL
5 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.13%) Change Management
6 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.13%) SOA
6 1 (3.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) Java
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.13%) PMO
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Planview
2 1 (3.13%) VMware