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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior Developer
Rank 555 526 501
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Developer 68 67 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 41 39
Average daily rate £175 £255 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £115 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £175 £213
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.75 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £13.47 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £62.00 £187.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.75 £11.25
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +40.00%

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 66 £175 -30.00% 235
London 0 33 £225 -30.76% 79
South East +6 14 £150 - 42
Berkshire +9 7 £150 +20.00% 6
Slough +12 6 £150 - 3
North West -4 6 £163 - 28
Yorkshire -9 6 £220 -9.74% 16
City of London +43 5 £220 -40.33% 14
York - 5 £220 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £220 - 3
South West 0 4 £120 - 20
Manchester - 4 £163 - 16
North East -19 3 £300 - 3
Tyne and Wear -24 3 £300 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 3 £300 - 3
East of England +1 2 £88 -61.11% 12
Reading -2 2 - - 1
Kent -7 2 £156 +25.00% 6
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 5
Oldham - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +10 1 £88 - 8
Suffolk +7 1 - -
Oxfordshire +2 1 £90 -59.09% 4
Wiltshire -2 1 £90 - 1
Surrey -3 1 - - 7
Cheshire -4 1 - - 8
Crewe -5 1 - -
Maidstone -7 1 £150 +20.00%
West Midlands -17 1 - - 16
Birmingham - 1 - - 5

Junior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (47.79%) HTML
2 61 (44.85%) JavaScript
3 58 (42.65%) CSS
4 38 (27.94%) C#
5 35 (25.74%) .NET
6 31 (22.79%) SQL
7 28 (20.59%) jQuery
7 28 (20.59%) HTML5
8 27 (19.85%) Java
9 23 (16.91%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (16.18%) ASP.NET
11 20 (14.71%) SQL Server
12 19 (13.97%) CSS3
13 18 (13.24%) Front End Development
13 18 (13.24%) XML
14 17 (12.50%) MVC
14 17 (12.50%) Degree
15 15 (11.03%) Microsoft
15 15 (11.03%) PHP
15 15 (11.03%) AngularJS
16 14 (10.29%) Web Services
16 14 (10.29%) Finance
17 13 (9.56%) Web Development
17 13 (9.56%) Photoshop
17 13 (9.56%) Mobile App
18 12 (8.82%) User Experience
18 12 (8.82%) Windows
18 12 (8.82%) Marketing
19 10 (7.35%) CMS
19 10 (7.35%) Linux

Junior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (7.35%) CMS
2 5 (3.68%) Node.js
3 4 (2.94%) Confluence
3 4 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.94%) WordPress
4 3 (2.21%) Drupal
4 3 (2.21%) IIS
5 2 (1.47%) Apache
5 2 (1.47%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.47%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.74%) JBoss
6 1 (0.74%) Moodle
6 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (9.56%) Photoshop
2 7 (5.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (4.41%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.47%) MS Office
5 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.74%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.47%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.74%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.47%) AdWords
2 2 (1.47%) GitHub
2 2 (1.47%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.41%) Internet
2 3 (2.21%) HTTP
3 2 (1.47%) DNS
4 1 (0.74%) DHCP
4 1 (0.74%) FTP
4 1 (0.74%) IMAP
4 1 (0.74%) Intranet
4 1 (0.74%) SMTP
4 1 (0.74%) SSL
4 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.74%) VLAN
4 1 (0.74%) VPN
4 1 (0.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.15%) MySQL
4 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.47%) QlikView
7 2 (1.47%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.74%) DB2
8 1 (0.74%) GIS
8 1 (0.74%) OLTP
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.74%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 10 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.41%) JIRA
4 4 (2.94%) Subversion
4 4 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.21%) Xcode
6 2 (1.47%) Android Studio
6 2 (1.47%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.74%) Ant
7 1 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.74%) MSI
7 1 (0.74%) NuGet
7 1 (0.74%) NUnit
7 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 14 (10.29%) Finance
2 12 (8.82%) Marketing
3 5 (3.68%) Banking
3 5 (3.68%) Retail
4 4 (2.94%) Multimedia
4 4 (2.94%) Publishing
5 3 (2.21%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.47%) Back Office
6 2 (1.47%) Games
6 2 (1.47%) German Language
6 2 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (47.79%) HTML
2 58 (42.65%) CSS
3 35 (25.74%) .NET
4 28 (20.59%) HTML5
4 28 (20.59%) jQuery
5 22 (16.18%) ASP.NET
6 19 (13.97%) CSS3
7 18 (13.24%) XML
8 15 (11.03%) AngularJS
9 14 (10.29%) Web Services
10 10 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (6.62%) Sass
12 8 (5.88%) LESS
13 7 (5.15%) Ajax
13 7 (5.15%) REST
13 7 (5.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (4.41%) .NET Framework
14 6 (4.41%) Spring
15 5 (3.68%) D3.js
15 5 (3.68%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.56%) Mobile App
2 12 (8.82%) User Experience
3 10 (7.35%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.41%) Mathematics
5 6 (4.41%) Social Media
6 4 (2.94%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.21%) NHS
8 2 (1.47%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (1.47%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.47%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.47%) Physics
9 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.74%) Fintech
9 1 (0.74%) FMCG
9 1 (0.74%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.74%) Kindle
9 1 (0.74%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.82%) Windows
2 10 (7.35%) Linux
3 8 (5.88%) Android
3 8 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.74%) Unix
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.91%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (13.24%) Front End Development
3 17 (12.50%) MVC
4 13 (9.56%) Web Development
5 10 (7.35%) Data Modelling
6 9 (6.62%) E-Commerce
7 8 (5.88%) OO
7 8 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (5.88%) Scrum
7 8 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 7 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (5.15%) ETL
9 6 (4.41%) Migration
9 6 (4.41%) TDD
9 6 (4.41%) UX Design
9 6 (4.41%) Workflow
10 5 (3.68%) Analytics
10 5 (3.68%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (3.68%) iOS Development
10 5 (3.68%) UML
Programming Languages
1 61 (44.85%) JavaScript
2 38 (27.94%) C#
3 31 (22.79%) SQL
4 27 (19.85%) Java
5 15 (11.03%) PHP
6 10 (7.35%) T-SQL
7 7 (5.15%) VB.NET
8 6 (4.41%) VBA
9 5 (3.68%) C++
10 3 (2.21%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.47%) C
11 2 (1.47%) Python
11 2 (1.47%) Ruby
11 2 (1.47%) VB
11 2 (1.47%) VBScript
12 1 (0.74%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.74%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.74%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 17 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (1.47%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (11.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.62%) Adobe
3 6 (4.41%) Oracle
4 3 (2.21%) Twitter
5 2 (1.47%) Google
5 2 (1.47%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.47%) SAP
5 2 (1.47%) Sencha
5 2 (1.47%) Zend
6 1 (0.74%) Cognos
6 1 (0.74%) Perforce
6 1 (0.74%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.74%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.74%) Tableau
6 1 (0.74%) Xamarin
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