The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 118 105 91
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 20 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.61% 0.80% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.86% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 11
Average daily rate
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£248 £213 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% -21.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £318 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £213 £220
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £175.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +833.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £10.57 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+18.31% -11.95%
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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 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
3060 2557 2253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.84% 92.68% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1581 1286 1095
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 52 80
Average hourly rate £20.25 £18.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.45% +32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
Glasgow +8 10 £313 +50.60% 3
Edinburgh -16 9 £221 +3.88% 4
Dundee - 1 - -
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Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 31 (68.89%) Finance
2 14 (31.11%) Banking
3 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (22.22%) Project Management
5 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
7 6 (13.33%) MS Project
8 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 4 (8.89%) VBA
9 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
9 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
9 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
9 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
10 3 (6.67%) Retail Banking
10 3 (6.67%) Degree
10 3 (6.67%) Retail
10 3 (6.67%) Migration
10 3 (6.67%) Change Management
10 3 (6.67%) MS Office
10 3 (6.67%) RAD
10 3 (6.67%) ETL
11 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
11 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
11 2 (4.44%) ISEB
11 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (4.44%) Mathematics
11 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
11 2 (4.44%) QlikView

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.33%) MS Project
3 3 (6.67%) MS Office
4 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
4 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) QlikView
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
General
1 31 (68.89%) Finance
2 14 (31.11%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 3 (6.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) CSS
1 1 (2.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Android
1 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Project Management
2 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
3 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
4 3 (6.67%) Migration
4 3 (6.67%) Change Management
4 3 (6.67%) RAD
4 3 (6.67%) ETL
5 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.44%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.22%) Automation Testing
6 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.22%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.22%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.22%) Manual Testing
6 1 (2.22%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) VBA
2 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) ISEB
3 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe
2 1 (2.22%) Planview