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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Developer
Rank 510 487 473
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Developer 69 77 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 45 28
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£238 £210 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £125 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £303 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £130
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +32.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -

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
47948 46300 40780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.45% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 27479 23389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1938 2165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -18 66 £225 +8.43% 252
London -6 29 £325 +30.00% 67
South East -14 18 £175 +40.00% 34
Berkshire +1 9 £175 +40.00% 8
City of London +9 7 £463 +54.16% 18
East Midlands - 5 £100 - 16
East Sussex - 5 - - 5
Yorkshire -14 4 £244 +21.87% 19
Slough +1 3 - - 1
Scotland -3 3 £255 +21.42% 2
North West -20 3 - - 42
Cheshire - 3 - - 5
Derbyshire - 3 £103 - 2
Derby - 3 £103 - 1
East of England +7 2 £225 +104.54% 20
Bracknell +3 2 £125 - 2
Reading -2 2 - - 1
West Midlands -9 2 £208 -30.83% 36
South West -11 2 - - 15
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 15
Knutsford - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - - 7
Essex +13 1 - - 5
North East +5 1 - - 3
Surrey 0 1 £200 +60.00% 5
Kent -6 1 £125 - 3
Warwickshire -9 1 £190 -36.66% 7
Oxfordshire -20 1 £220 +76.00% 5
South Yorkshire - 1 £313 - 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £100 - 3

Junior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 53 (43.09%) HTML
2 51 (41.46%) JavaScript
3 48 (39.02%) CSS
4 43 (34.96%) SQL
5 38 (30.89%) C#
6 35 (28.46%) .NET
7 33 (26.83%) PHP
8 30 (24.39%) jQuery
9 25 (20.33%) Java
10 21 (17.07%) MySQL
10 21 (17.07%) MVC
11 20 (16.26%) SQL Server
12 19 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (13.82%) MS Excel
14 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
14 16 (13.01%) HTML5
15 15 (12.20%) Finance
15 15 (12.20%) OO
15 15 (12.20%) ASP.NET
16 13 (10.57%) CSS3
17 12 (9.76%) VBA
18 11 (8.94%) Banking
18 11 (8.94%) C++
18 11 (8.94%) Linux
18 11 (8.94%) Python
18 11 (8.94%) Subversion
19 10 (8.13%) Web Development
19 10 (8.13%) Degree
19 10 (8.13%) Computer Science
19 10 (8.13%) E-Commerce

Junior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 8 (6.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.88%) IIS
3 4 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.25%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.44%) Drupal
5 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.63%) WordPress
6 1 (0.81%) CMS
6 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.81%) JBoss
6 1 (0.81%) Node.js
6 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (13.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.44%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Magento
2 1 (0.81%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.81%) Office 365
2 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.81%) MailChimp
2 1 (0.81%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) Intranet
1 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.81%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.07%) MySQL
2 20 (16.26%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.32%) MS Access
4 8 (6.50%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.63%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.81%) DataStage
9 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.81%) DTS
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.81%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.81%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 11 (8.94%) Subversion
2 9 (7.32%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.88%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.07%) Maven
5 3 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (2.44%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.63%) JIRA
6 2 (1.63%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.81%) Mocha
7 1 (0.81%) FishEye
7 1 (0.81%) Grunt
7 1 (0.81%) Jasmine
General
1 15 (12.20%) Finance
2 11 (8.94%) Banking
3 4 (3.25%) Law
4 3 (2.44%) Front Office
4 3 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.44%) Marketing
5 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Publishing
6 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (43.09%) HTML
2 48 (39.02%) CSS
3 35 (28.46%) .NET
4 30 (24.39%) jQuery
5 16 (13.01%) HTML5
6 15 (12.20%) ASP.NET
7 13 (10.57%) CSS3
8 8 (6.50%) Ajax
8 8 (6.50%) XML
9 7 (5.69%) Web Services
9 7 (5.69%) .NET Framework
9 7 (5.69%) CodeIgniter
10 6 (4.88%) Symfony
10 6 (4.88%) Laravel
10 6 (4.88%) XHTML
11 4 (3.25%) Sass
11 4 (3.25%) LESS
11 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (3.25%) JSON
11 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.50%) Data Integration
3 5 (4.07%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.25%) User Experience
4 4 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.25%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.44%) Open Source
5 3 (2.44%) Physics
6 2 (1.63%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.81%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.81%) Clustering
7 1 (0.81%) Equities
7 1 (0.81%) GIS
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.81%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.94%) Linux
2 5 (4.07%) UNIX
3 4 (3.25%) Windows
4 3 (2.44%) Android
5 1 (0.81%) SUSE
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.07%) MVC
2 19 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (12.20%) OO
4 10 (8.13%) Web Development
4 10 (8.13%) E-Commerce
5 7 (5.69%) Risk Management
6 6 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (4.07%) Data Analysis
7 5 (4.07%) Scrum
7 5 (4.07%) OOP
7 5 (4.07%) CRM
7 5 (4.07%) Web Application Development
8 4 (3.25%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (3.25%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.25%) Unit Testing
9 3 (2.44%) TDD
9 3 (2.44%) Software Engineering
9 3 (2.44%) Validation
9 3 (2.44%) Project Management
9 3 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 51 (41.46%) JavaScript
2 43 (34.96%) SQL
3 38 (30.89%) C#
4 33 (26.83%) PHP
5 25 (20.33%) Java
6 12 (9.76%) VBA
7 11 (8.94%) C++
7 11 (8.94%) Python
8 8 (6.50%) VB.NET
9 6 (4.88%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.25%) Ruby
10 4 (3.25%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.44%) Perl
11 3 (2.44%) C
11 3 (2.44%) VBScript
12 2 (1.63%) VB
13 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.81%) Scala
13 1 (0.81%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 10 (8.13%) Degree
2 3 (2.44%) PhD
3 2 (1.63%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.81%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.88%) Oracle
3 3 (2.44%) Twitter
4 2 (1.63%) Zend
4 2 (1.63%) IBM
5 1 (0.81%) HP
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.81%) Tableau
5 1 (0.81%) Google
5 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
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