The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Junior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Developer
Rank 539 511 494
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Developer 55 89 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 56 36
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£178 £209 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.97% +19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £138 £200 £170
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £26.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +54.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-37.00% +47.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Junior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Junior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Junior Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Junior Developer within the UK.

Junior Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Junior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Junior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Junior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Junior Developer within the UK.

Junior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Junior Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Junior Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Junior Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
England -21 53 £178 -12.34% 217
London -13 17 £225 - 56
South East 0 16 £163 -18.75% 38
Berkshire +1 7 £125 -51.92% 8
North West -17 7 £231 +32.14% 19
City of London +18 6 £225 -30.76% 19
Cheshire - 5 £231 - 8
East Midlands - 4 £100 - 16
East of England +19 3 £164 +48.86% 16
Reading +3 3 - - 2
East Sussex -7 3 - - 5
West Yorkshire -15 3 - - 15
Yorkshire -23 3 - - 26
Lewes - 3 - -
South West +3 2 £138 -31.25% 20
Manchester -16 2 - - 8
Leeds -18 2 - - 6
Knutsford - 2 - - 1
Bath - 2 £138 - 1
Bracknell - 2 £125 -
Derby - 2 £103 - 2
Slough - 2 - - 1
Derbyshire - 2 £103 - 3
Kent - 2 £125 - 5
Sussex - 2 £200 -
Somerset - 2 £138 - 2
Hertfordshire +2 1 - - 2
Scotland +2 1 - - 8
West Midlands -11 1 £190 - 22
Bradford -19 1 - -

Junior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Junior Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 44 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 43 (39.09%) HTML
3 39 (35.45%) SQL
4 38 (34.55%) CSS
5 28 (25.45%) Java
6 25 (22.73%) .NET
7 24 (21.82%) C#
7 24 (21.82%) jQuery
8 21 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (17.27%) PHP
10 15 (13.64%) Finance
10 15 (13.64%) MS Excel
11 14 (12.73%) Degree
11 14 (12.73%) Computer Science
12 13 (11.82%) HTML5
12 13 (11.82%) SQL Server
13 12 (10.91%) VBA
13 12 (10.91%) C++
13 12 (10.91%) XML
13 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
14 11 (10.00%) MVC
14 11 (10.00%) ASP.NET
15 10 (9.09%) MySQL
15 10 (9.09%) Python
15 10 (9.09%) Linux
15 10 (9.09%) Subversion
15 10 (9.09%) Banking
15 10 (9.09%) CSS3
16 9 (8.18%) Web Development
16 9 (8.18%) OO

Junior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Junior Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.45%) IIS
2 4 (3.64%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.64%) WordPress
3 3 (2.73%) Drupal
3 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.82%) CMS
5 1 (0.91%) Confluence
5 1 (0.91%) nginx
5 1 (0.91%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.91%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.91%) JBoss
5 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.91%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.73%) MS Office
2 3 (2.73%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) Magento
2 1 (0.91%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.91%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.91%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) SaaS
2 1 (0.91%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.91%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (0.91%) Network Security
1 1 (0.91%) LDAP
1 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.91%) DNS
1 1 (0.91%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.09%) MySQL
3 9 (8.18%) MS Access
4 7 (6.36%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.73%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.91%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.91%) DataStage
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (9.09%) Subversion
2 8 (7.27%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.36%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.45%) Maven
5 4 (3.64%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.64%) JIRA
6 3 (2.73%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (2.73%) Xcode
7 2 (1.82%) Android Studio
7 2 (1.82%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.82%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.82%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.91%) Mocha
8 1 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.91%) Toad
8 1 (0.91%) JUnit
8 1 (0.91%) FishEye
8 1 (0.91%) Jasmine
General
1 15 (13.64%) Finance
2 10 (9.09%) Banking
3 6 (5.45%) Marketing
4 3 (2.73%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.73%) Front Office
5 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.91%) Retail
6 1 (0.91%) Publishing
6 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (39.09%) HTML
2 38 (34.55%) CSS
3 25 (22.73%) .NET
4 24 (21.82%) jQuery
5 13 (11.82%) HTML5
6 12 (10.91%) XML
7 11 (10.00%) ASP.NET
8 10 (9.09%) CSS3
9 8 (7.27%) Web Services
10 7 (6.36%) SOAP
11 6 (5.45%) XHTML
11 6 (5.45%) Ajax
12 5 (4.55%) J2EE
12 5 (4.55%) XSLT
12 5 (4.55%) Sass
13 4 (3.64%) LESS
13 4 (3.64%) AngularJS
13 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (3.64%) .NET Framework
14 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.73%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.45%) User Experience
3 5 (4.55%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.64%) Mathematics
4 4 (3.64%) Open Source
5 3 (2.73%) Physics
5 3 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.82%) NHS
6 2 (1.82%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.82%) Derivative
6 2 (1.82%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 2 (1.82%) iPhone
7 1 (0.91%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.91%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.91%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.91%) Animation
7 1 (0.91%) Blog
7 1 (0.91%) Social Network
7 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.09%) Linux
2 7 (6.36%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.45%) Android
4 4 (3.64%) UNIX
5 3 (2.73%) Windows
6 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.91%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (10.00%) MVC
3 9 (8.18%) Web Development
3 9 (8.18%) OO
4 8 (7.27%) E-Commerce
4 8 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (7.27%) Unit Testing
5 7 (6.36%) Risk Management
6 6 (5.45%) Android Development
6 6 (5.45%) Scrum
6 6 (5.45%) TDD
7 5 (4.55%) Data Analysis
7 5 (4.55%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.55%) iOS Development
8 4 (3.64%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (3.64%) OOP
8 4 (3.64%) CRM
8 4 (3.64%) Content Management
9 3 (2.73%) Validation
9 3 (2.73%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 39 (35.45%) SQL
3 28 (25.45%) Java
4 24 (21.82%) C#
5 19 (17.27%) PHP
6 12 (10.91%) VBA
6 12 (10.91%) C++
7 10 (9.09%) Python
8 8 (7.27%) VB.NET
9 6 (5.45%) Objective-C
10 5 (4.55%) T-SQL
10 5 (4.55%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.73%) Perl
12 2 (1.82%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.82%) VBScript
12 2 (1.82%) VB
12 2 (1.82%) C
12 2 (1.82%) Ruby
13 1 (0.91%) Scala
13 1 (0.91%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 14 (12.73%) Degree
2 3 (2.73%) PhD
3 2 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (1.82%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.91%) ZABBIX
1 1 (0.91%) logstash
1 1 (0.91%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.36%) Oracle
3 4 (3.64%) Twitter
4 3 (2.73%) Adobe
5 2 (1.82%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.91%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.91%) Zend
6 1 (0.91%) Cognos
6 1 (0.91%) IBM
6 1 (0.91%) HP
6 1 (0.91%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.91%) Apple
6 1 (0.91%) Tableau
6 1 (0.91%) Facebook
6 1 (0.91%) Talend
6 1 (0.91%) ServiceNow
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