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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Developer
Rank 534 506 482
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Developer 79 86 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 51 46
Average daily rate
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£200 £290 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% +28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £160 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £300 £200
% change year-on-year
-41.66% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £13.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+69.23% -35.00%

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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 -30 74 £200 -27.27% 249
London -7 48 £263 +16.66% 66
City of London -6 12 £225 -30.76% 26
South East -7 8 £200 - 37
East Midlands 0 7 £119 - 19
Leicestershire - 7 £119 - 5
West Midlands +1 5 £174 - 15
Leicester - 4 £113 - 2
Berkshire +16 3 - - 6
Wales +3 3 £275 -8.33% 4
Reading - 3 - - 5
Hampshire - 3 £275 - 12
Scotland +3 2 - - 4
East of England 0 2 £200 -15.78% 17
Hertfordshire -11 2 £200 - 1
South West -13 2 £138 -54.16% 27
Tyne and Wear - 2 £135 - 4
North East - 2 £135 - 5
South Wales - 2 £275 - 4
Warwickshire - 2 £135 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £135 - 4
Newport - 2 £275 -
Bedfordshire +10 1 £200 +14.28% 1
Somerset +3 1 £138 -54.16% 9
Bristol -1 1 £155 -43.63% 9
Bromley -2 1 £170 -24.44% 1
Bath -2 1 £138 -54.16% 2
Birmingham -3 1 £213 - 1
Bedford - 1 £200 -
Cambridge - 1 £200 - 7

Junior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 57 (41.30%) HTML
2 54 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 52 (37.68%) CSS
4 40 (28.99%) SQL
5 37 (26.81%) .NET
6 36 (26.09%) C#
7 35 (25.36%) Java
8 32 (23.19%) jQuery
9 26 (18.84%) HTML5
10 22 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (14.49%) SQL Server
12 18 (13.04%) Finance
13 17 (12.32%) PHP
13 17 (12.32%) Web Services
13 17 (12.32%) CSS3
14 16 (11.59%) XML
14 16 (11.59%) MVC
14 16 (11.59%) Degree
15 15 (10.87%) ASP.NET
16 14 (10.14%) User Experience
17 13 (9.42%) Microsoft
18 12 (8.70%) Subversion
19 11 (7.97%) Unit Testing
19 11 (7.97%) Computer Science
19 11 (7.97%) Visual Studio
19 11 (7.97%) MySQL
20 10 (7.25%) C++
20 10 (7.25%) MS Excel
20 10 (7.25%) Scrum
20 10 (7.25%) JIRA

Junior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (5.80%) IIS
1 8 (5.80%) CMS
2 5 (3.62%) WordPress
3 4 (2.90%) Drupal
3 4 (2.90%) Node.js
3 4 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.17%) nginx
4 3 (2.17%) Confluence
4 3 (2.17%) Alfresco
5 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.45%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.45%) JBoss
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.72%) FileNet
Applications
1 10 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.90%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.72%) Exstream
1 1 (0.72%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.72%) Magento
1 1 (0.72%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.90%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.17%) SaaS
3 1 (0.72%) Office 365
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.17%) LDAP
1 3 (2.17%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (1.45%) SSL
3 1 (0.72%) Intranet
3 1 (0.72%) Internet
3 1 (0.72%) Network Security
3 1 (0.72%) HTTP
3 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.97%) MySQL
3 8 (5.80%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.90%) MS Access
6 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.45%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.45%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.72%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.72%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.72%) OLAP
9 1 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (8.70%) Subversion
2 11 (7.97%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.25%) JIRA
4 9 (6.52%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.07%) Maven
6 6 (4.35%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.90%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.17%) Xcode
8 3 (2.17%) JUnit
8 3 (2.17%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.17%) Gradle
9 2 (1.45%) Android Studio
9 2 (1.45%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (1.45%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.45%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.45%) NUnit
9 2 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.72%) Toad
General
1 18 (13.04%) Finance
2 6 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.90%) Banking
3 4 (2.90%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.17%) Marketing
4 3 (2.17%) Front Office
4 3 (2.17%) Back Office
4 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.17%) Publishing
5 1 (0.72%) Games
5 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (41.30%) HTML
2 52 (37.68%) CSS
3 37 (26.81%) .NET
4 32 (23.19%) jQuery
5 26 (18.84%) HTML5
6 17 (12.32%) CSS3
6 17 (12.32%) Web Services
7 16 (11.59%) XML
8 15 (10.87%) ASP.NET
9 10 (7.25%) AngularJS
10 8 (5.80%) .NET Framework
11 7 (5.07%) XHTML
11 7 (5.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (4.35%) SOAP
12 6 (4.35%) Ajax
12 6 (4.35%) JSON
13 5 (3.62%) Java EE
13 5 (3.62%) J2EE
13 5 (3.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.14%) User Experience
2 11 (7.97%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.25%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.35%) Digital Media
5 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.62%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.90%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.17%) Derivative
7 3 (2.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 3 (2.17%) iPhone
8 2 (1.45%) Wiki
8 2 (1.45%) NHS
8 2 (1.45%) W3C
8 2 (1.45%) GIS
9 1 (0.72%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.72%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.72%) Equities
9 1 (0.72%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.52%) Apple iOS
2 8 (5.80%) Linux
3 7 (5.07%) Android
4 6 (4.35%) Windows
5 5 (3.62%) UNIX
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (11.59%) MVC
3 11 (7.97%) Unit Testing
4 10 (7.25%) Scrum
4 10 (7.25%) Web Development
5 9 (6.52%) SOA
6 8 (5.80%) TDD
6 8 (5.80%) Analytics
6 8 (5.80%) Mobile Development
7 7 (5.07%) SDLC
7 7 (5.07%) Android Development
7 7 (5.07%) iOS Development
7 7 (5.07%) Content Management
7 7 (5.07%) OO
8 6 (4.35%) Migration
8 6 (4.35%) Software Engineering
8 6 (4.35%) Software Testing
8 6 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (3.62%) Open Source
9 5 (3.62%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 54 (39.13%) JavaScript
2 40 (28.99%) SQL
3 36 (26.09%) C#
4 35 (25.36%) Java
5 17 (12.32%) PHP
6 10 (7.25%) C++
7 8 (5.80%) VB.NET
7 8 (5.80%) Objective-C
7 8 (5.80%) Ruby
7 8 (5.80%) VBA
8 6 (4.35%) Python
8 6 (4.35%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.62%) C
10 4 (2.90%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.90%) VB
11 2 (1.45%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.45%) Perl
11 2 (1.45%) VBScript
11 2 (1.45%) PHP5
12 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (11.59%) Degree
2 10 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.72%) PhD
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (1.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.17%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.17%) ZABBIX
1 3 (2.17%) logstash
1 3 (2.17%) Kibana
1 3 (2.17%) Rundeck
2 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (9.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.52%) Oracle
3 5 (3.62%) Google
4 4 (2.90%) Twitter
5 3 (2.17%) Adobe
6 2 (1.45%) HP
6 2 (1.45%) Tableau
6 2 (1.45%) Appcelerator
6 2 (1.45%) Talend
7 1 (0.72%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.72%) Cognos
7 1 (0.72%) Facebook
7 1 (0.72%) Apple
7 1 (0.72%) TIBCO
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