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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Developer
Rank 529 546 506
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Developer 96 70 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 39 51
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£200 £200 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £145 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £185
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £9.00 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £9.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £51.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 £9.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -43.75%

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +7 88 £200 - 234
London +34 50 £233 +16.25% 71
South East -14 13 £200 +14.28% 38
East of England +5 8 £200 - 20
Hertfordshire +6 7 £200 - 8
City of London +2 6 £258 -10.43% 18
South West -12 6 £255 -15.00% 29
Welwyn Garden City - 6 - -
East Midlands -3 5 £125 - 26
Scotland - 5 £217 - 3
Leicestershire - 5 £125 - 1
Somerset +5 4 £258 -14.16% 7
Berkshire - 4 - - 3
West Midlands -1 3 £213 +46.55% 13
Edinburgh - 3 £217 - 1
Wales - 3 £120 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 3
Taunton - 3 £258 - 5
Reading - 3 - - 3
Cambridge -5 2 £200 - 4
Cambridgeshire -5 2 £200 - 4
Bristol -6 2 £155 -43.63% 7
South Yorkshire -16 2 £88 - 1
Tyne and Wear -26 2 £128 +15.90% 2
North East -26 2 £128 +15.90% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 2 £128 - 1
Yorkshire -30 2 £88 - 13
Staffordshire - 2 - - 4
South Wales - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £350 - 2

Junior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 65 (41.94%) HTML
2 62 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 61 (39.35%) CSS
4 40 (25.81%) C#
5 38 (24.52%) HTML5
6 35 (22.58%) .NET
7 32 (20.65%) SQL
8 31 (20.00%) Java
8 31 (20.00%) jQuery
9 24 (15.48%) Finance
9 24 (15.48%) Degree
9 24 (15.48%) Mobile App
9 24 (15.48%) User Experience
10 22 (14.19%) XML
11 21 (13.55%) Web Services
11 21 (13.55%) ASP.NET
11 21 (13.55%) SQL Server
11 21 (13.55%) CMS
11 21 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (13.55%) CSS3
12 19 (12.26%) Web Development
13 18 (11.61%) Computer Science
13 18 (11.61%) Adobe
13 18 (11.61%) Digital Media
14 17 (10.97%) Git (software)
15 16 (10.32%) Content Management
15 16 (10.32%) MVC
15 16 (10.32%) PHP
16 15 (9.68%) Oracle
16 15 (9.68%) Visual Studio

Junior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (13.55%) CMS
2 8 (5.16%) WordPress
3 4 (2.58%) Node.js
3 4 (2.58%) Drupal
3 4 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.94%) IIS
4 3 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.94%) Confluence
4 3 (1.94%) nginx
4 3 (1.94%) Alfresco
5 2 (1.29%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle UPK
5 2 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.65%) FileNet
6 1 (0.65%) JBoss
6 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (9.03%) Photoshop
2 9 (5.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (3.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.87%) Adobe Captivate
4 5 (3.23%) MS Excel
5 4 (2.58%) MS Office
6 1 (0.65%) InDesign
6 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.65%) Exstream
2 1 (0.65%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.65%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.52%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
3 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.16%) Internet
2 3 (1.94%) OpenLDAP
2 3 (1.94%) LDAP
3 2 (1.29%) HTTP
3 2 (1.29%) SSL
3 2 (1.29%) Intranet
4 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.16%) MySQL
4 7 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.94%) QlikView
6 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.29%) MS Access
7 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.65%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.65%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.65%) OLAP
8 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (10.97%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.68%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.81%) JIRA
4 8 (5.16%) Subversion
5 5 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 5 (3.23%) Xcode
5 5 (3.23%) NUnit
6 4 (2.58%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.94%) JUnit
7 3 (1.94%) Maven
7 3 (1.94%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.94%) Gradle
7 3 (1.94%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.29%) Android Studio
8 2 (1.29%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (1.29%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.65%) NCover
9 1 (0.65%) Ant
9 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (15.48%) Finance
2 13 (8.39%) Marketing
3 12 (7.74%) Publishing
4 7 (4.52%) Multimedia
5 6 (3.87%) Banking
5 6 (3.87%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.58%) Retail
7 3 (1.94%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.94%) Front Office
7 3 (1.94%) Back Office
8 2 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.29%) Advertising
8 2 (1.29%) Games
9 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (41.94%) HTML
2 61 (39.35%) CSS
3 38 (24.52%) HTML5
4 35 (22.58%) .NET
5 31 (20.00%) jQuery
6 22 (14.19%) XML
7 21 (13.55%) ASP.NET
7 21 (13.55%) Web Services
7 21 (13.55%) CSS3
8 10 (6.45%) Sass
9 9 (5.81%) LESS
9 9 (5.81%) AngularJS
10 8 (5.16%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (5.16%) LAMP
10 8 (5.16%) Spring
11 7 (4.52%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.52%) JSON
12 5 (3.23%) REST
12 5 (3.23%) Entity Framework
12 5 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.48%) Mobile App
1 24 (15.48%) User Experience
2 18 (11.61%) Digital Media
2 18 (11.61%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.16%) Social Media
5 6 (3.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (3.23%) Wiki
6 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.23%) iPhone
7 3 (1.94%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.94%) Derivative
7 3 (1.94%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 2 (1.29%) W3C
8 2 (1.29%) GIS
8 2 (1.29%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.29%) iPad
8 2 (1.29%) Online Games
8 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.29%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.39%) Apple iOS
2 9 (5.81%) Windows
3 8 (5.16%) Android
4 5 (3.23%) Linux
5 3 (1.94%) UNIX
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (12.26%) Web Development
3 16 (10.32%) Content Management
3 16 (10.32%) MVC
4 14 (9.03%) Mobile Development
5 13 (8.39%) Analytics
5 13 (8.39%) OO
6 12 (7.74%) Software Engineering
6 12 (7.74%) Web Design
7 11 (7.10%) Migration
7 11 (7.10%) Data Modelling
8 10 (6.45%) TDD
8 10 (6.45%) iOS Development
9 9 (5.81%) Data Migration
9 9 (5.81%) Scrum
9 9 (5.81%) Software Testing
9 9 (5.81%) UML
9 9 (5.81%) SOA
10 8 (5.16%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.16%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 62 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 40 (25.81%) C#
3 32 (20.65%) SQL
4 31 (20.00%) Java
5 16 (10.32%) PHP
6 13 (8.39%) Ruby
7 10 (6.45%) Objective-C
8 8 (5.16%) VBA
8 8 (5.16%) C++
9 5 (3.23%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.94%) C
10 3 (1.94%) Python
10 3 (1.94%) VB
10 3 (1.94%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.29%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.29%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.65%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.65%) VBScript
12 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (15.48%) Degree
2 11 (7.10%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (0.65%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.94%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.94%) ZABBIX
1 3 (1.94%) logstash
1 3 (1.94%) Kibana
1 3 (1.94%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 18 (11.61%) Adobe
2 15 (9.68%) Oracle
3 12 (7.74%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.81%) Google
5 4 (2.58%) SAP
6 2 (1.29%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.29%) Talend
6 2 (1.29%) Tableau
6 2 (1.29%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.65%) Facebook
7 1 (0.65%) Twitter
7 1 (0.65%) StreamBase
7 1 (0.65%) Zend
7 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.65%) Cognos
7 1 (0.65%) HP
7 1 (0.65%) Apple
7 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
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