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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior Developer
Rank 531 500 500
Rank change year-on-year
-31 0
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Developer 81 86 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 50
Average daily rate
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£200 £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £110 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £355 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £190 £138
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +38.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.60 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £20.85 £82.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £12.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.80% -15.00%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
England -11 79 £200 -11.11% 197
London +2 39 £225 -5.75% 75
City of London +23 10 £281 +18.42% 28
West Midlands -9 9 £175 - 12
South West -37 9 £275 +175.00% 6
South East -4 8 £175 -23.07% 31
Worcestershire - 6 £160 - 1
Bristol -10 5 £275 +175.00% 3
East of England -18 5 £200 -2.43% 14
North West -4 4 £263 +191.66% 26
Wiltshire - 4 - -
Salisbury - 4 - -
Worcester - 3 £188 -
Liverpool - 3 £300 - 2
East Sussex - 3 - - 3
Hertfordshire - 3 £200 - 3
Brighton - 3 - - 3
Merseyside - 3 £300 - 3
North East - 3 £110 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 3 £110 - 3
East Midlands +4 2 - - 6
Birmingham - 2 £220 - 5
Kent - 2 £175 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - - 2
Cheshire +8 1 £225 +150.00% 7
Yorkshire -1 1 - - 24
Surrey -7 1 £175 -7.89% 3
Glasgow -12 1 £200 - 3
Hampshire -14 1 £275 +19.56% 8
Scotland -14 1 £200 +77.77% 7

Junior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 62 (35.63%) HTML
2 54 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 51 (29.31%) CSS
4 45 (25.86%) SQL
4 45 (25.86%) .NET
5 40 (22.99%) jQuery
6 38 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (21.84%) C#
7 37 (21.26%) PHP
8 35 (20.11%) Java
9 32 (18.39%) OO
10 30 (17.24%) HTML5
11 29 (16.67%) Web Development
12 24 (13.79%) ASP.NET
12 24 (13.79%) SQL Server
13 23 (13.22%) MVC
13 23 (13.22%) MySQL
14 22 (12.64%) Web Services
15 21 (12.07%) CSS3
16 18 (10.34%) XML
17 16 (9.20%) TDD
17 16 (9.20%) BDD
18 15 (8.62%) JSON
19 14 (8.05%) Microsoft
20 13 (7.47%) Finance
20 13 (7.47%) Degree
21 12 (6.90%) Marketing
21 12 (6.90%) Batik
21 12 (6.90%) Pair Programming
21 12 (6.90%) Cloud Computing

Junior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 7 (4.02%) Node.js
2 6 (3.45%) Apache
2 6 (3.45%) WordPress
3 5 (2.87%) CMS
3 5 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.30%) Drupal
5 2 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.15%) IIS
5 2 (1.15%) SAS
5 2 (1.15%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.57%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.57%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.57%) Lync
6 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (6.90%) Photoshop
2 7 (4.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (2.87%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.57%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.57%) InDesign
4 1 (0.57%) Windchill
4 1 (0.57%) CATIA
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.72%) Magento
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.57%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.87%) SaaS
3 2 (1.15%) Office 365
4 1 (0.57%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.60%) Intranet
2 6 (3.45%) Internet
3 2 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.22%) MySQL
3 12 (6.90%) CouchDB
4 7 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.87%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.87%) Big Data
5 5 (2.87%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.30%) OLAP
6 4 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.15%) MS Access
8 1 (0.57%) SQLite
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.57%) DataStage
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (2.87%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.87%) Xcode
1 5 (2.87%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.72%) Maven
3 2 (1.15%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.15%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (1.15%) Subversion
4 1 (0.57%) JIRA
4 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.57%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.57%) Behat
4 1 (0.57%) Mocha
4 1 (0.57%) Grunt
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (7.47%) Finance
2 12 (6.90%) Marketing
3 8 (4.60%) Banking
4 6 (3.45%) Games
5 5 (2.87%) Law
6 3 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.15%) Back Office
7 2 (1.15%) Advertising
7 2 (1.15%) Retail
8 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.57%) Front Office
8 1 (0.57%) Publishing
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (35.63%) HTML
2 51 (29.31%) CSS
3 45 (25.86%) .NET
4 40 (22.99%) jQuery
5 30 (17.24%) HTML5
6 24 (13.79%) ASP.NET
7 22 (12.64%) Web Services
8 21 (12.07%) CSS3
9 18 (10.34%) XML
10 15 (8.62%) JSON
11 12 (6.90%) Batik
11 12 (6.90%) SVG
11 12 (6.90%) Akka
11 12 (6.90%) Play Framework
12 11 (6.32%) .NET Framework
12 11 (6.32%) Ajax
13 9 (5.17%) RESTful
13 9 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (4.02%) JSF
15 6 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.02%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.87%) Graphic Design
3 5 (2.87%) User Experience
4 4 (2.30%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.30%) Online Games
5 3 (1.72%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.15%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.15%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (1.15%) Physics
7 1 (0.57%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.57%) RIA
7 1 (0.57%) Life Science
7 1 (0.57%) FMCG
7 1 (0.57%) Animation
7 1 (0.57%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.57%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.17%) Apple iOS
2 7 (4.02%) Windows
2 7 (4.02%) Linux
3 4 (2.30%) Android
4 2 (1.15%) UNIX
5 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (18.39%) OO
3 29 (16.67%) Web Development
4 23 (13.22%) MVC
5 16 (9.20%) TDD
5 16 (9.20%) BDD
6 12 (6.90%) Pair Programming
6 12 (6.90%) Process Management
6 12 (6.90%) OOP
7 9 (5.17%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (4.02%) iOS Development
8 7 (4.02%) Web Application Development
9 6 (3.45%) ETL
9 6 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (2.87%) Scrum
10 5 (2.87%) E-Commerce
10 5 (2.87%) Mentoring
11 4 (2.30%) Analytics
11 4 (2.30%) UML
11 4 (2.30%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 54 (31.03%) JavaScript
2 45 (25.86%) SQL
3 38 (21.84%) C#
4 37 (21.26%) PHP
5 35 (20.11%) Java
6 12 (6.90%) Scala
7 9 (5.17%) C++
7 9 (5.17%) Python
8 7 (4.02%) Objective-C
8 7 (4.02%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.30%) VBA
10 3 (1.72%) Ruby
11 2 (1.15%) C
11 2 (1.15%) VBScript
11 2 (1.15%) VB
11 2 (1.15%) PHP5
12 1 (0.57%) Erlang
12 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.57%) VB6
12 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (7.47%) Degree
2 2 (1.15%) PhD
3 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (8.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.45%) Adobe
2 6 (3.45%) Zend
3 5 (2.87%) Oracle
4 4 (2.30%) JBoss
4 4 (2.30%) Apple
5 3 (1.72%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.72%) Facebook
6 2 (1.15%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.15%) Twitter
6 2 (1.15%) Google
7 1 (0.57%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.57%) Informatica
7 1 (0.57%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.57%) VMware
7 1 (0.57%) Cognos
7 1 (0.57%) IBM
7 1 (0.57%) Appcelerator
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