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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior Developer
Rank 525 482 482
Rank change year-on-year
-43 0
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Developer 58 71 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 35
Average daily rate
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£263 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £125 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £320 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £213 £225
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £11.25 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £11.25 £9.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +25.00%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -32 54 £285 +26.66% 215
London -8 28 £325 +30.00% 53
South East -2 12 £175 +40.00% 42
City of London +11 8 £369 +22.91% 19
Berkshire +6 6 £145 +16.00% 10
Yorkshire -7 4 £244 +21.87% 19
Scotland - 4 £255 - 3
South West -18 3 - - 14
East Sussex - 3 - - 3
Reading +7 2 £115 -8.00% 4
East of England +1 2 - - 25
Manchester -4 2 - - 16
Slough -5 2 - - 2
North West -14 2 - - 25
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 12
Newbury - 2 £175 -
Leeds - 2 - - 9
Derbyshire +20 1 - - 5
East Midlands +13 1 - - 14
Derby +12 1 - - 4
West Midlands -5 1 £225 -25.00% 18
Kent -8 1 £125 - 4
Surrey -10 1 £200 +60.00% 9
Oxfordshire -16 1 £220 +76.00% 5
South Yorkshire - 1 £313 - 2
Essex - 1 - - 6
Wiltshire - 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - - 5
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 5
Devon - 1 - - 1

Junior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (47.45%) HTML
2 58 (42.34%) CSS
3 57 (41.61%) JavaScript
4 45 (32.85%) SQL
5 39 (28.47%) PHP
5 39 (28.47%) C#
6 34 (24.82%) jQuery
7 32 (23.36%) .NET
8 26 (18.98%) MVC
9 25 (18.25%) Java
9 25 (18.25%) HTML5
10 24 (17.52%) SQL Server
10 24 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (16.79%) MySQL
12 20 (14.60%) OO
13 18 (13.14%) Microsoft
13 18 (13.14%) CSS3
14 17 (12.41%) ASP.NET
15 16 (11.68%) MS Excel
16 15 (10.95%) Finance
16 15 (10.95%) Web Development
17 14 (10.22%) Python
18 13 (9.49%) Linux
18 13 (9.49%) Banking
19 11 (8.03%) VBA
19 11 (8.03%) C++
20 10 (7.30%) Ajax
21 9 (6.57%) Computer Science
21 9 (6.57%) Degree
21 9 (6.57%) Subversion

Junior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.84%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.65%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (3.65%) Apache
3 4 (2.92%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.19%) WordPress
5 2 (1.46%) Drupal
5 2 (1.46%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.73%) Lync
6 1 (0.73%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.73%) JBoss
6 1 (0.73%) SAS
6 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.73%) IIS
6 1 (0.73%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (11.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.84%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.73%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Office 365
1 1 (0.73%) GitHub
1 1 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.73%) MailChimp
1 1 (0.73%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.11%) Intranet
2 4 (2.92%) Internet
3 1 (0.73%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.73%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.52%) SQL Server
2 23 (16.79%) MySQL
3 9 (6.57%) MS Access
4 6 (4.38%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.46%) DataStage
7 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.46%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.73%) Big Data
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.73%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.73%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.73%) SQLite
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.73%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 9 (6.57%) Subversion
2 7 (5.11%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.65%) Maven
4 3 (2.19%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.46%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.46%) JIRA
5 2 (1.46%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.73%) FishEye
6 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.73%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.73%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.73%) Xcode
General
1 15 (10.95%) Finance
2 13 (9.49%) Banking
3 6 (4.38%) Marketing
4 4 (2.92%) Law
5 3 (2.19%) Retail
5 3 (2.19%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.46%) Front Office
6 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.73%) Publishing
7 1 (0.73%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (47.45%) HTML
2 58 (42.34%) CSS
3 34 (24.82%) jQuery
4 32 (23.36%) .NET
5 25 (18.25%) HTML5
6 18 (13.14%) CSS3
7 17 (12.41%) ASP.NET
8 10 (7.30%) Ajax
9 8 (5.84%) XML
10 7 (5.11%) CodeIgniter
10 7 (5.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (5.11%) JSON
11 6 (4.38%) LAMP
11 6 (4.38%) SOAP
11 6 (4.38%) .NET Framework
11 6 (4.38%) Symfony
11 6 (4.38%) Laravel
12 5 (3.65%) REST
12 5 (3.65%) Django
12 5 (3.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.57%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.84%) Data Integration
3 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.38%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.65%) User Experience
5 5 (3.65%) Physics
6 3 (2.19%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.19%) Open Source
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Exalogic
7 1 (0.73%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.73%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.73%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.73%) RIA
7 1 (0.73%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.73%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.73%) Statistics
7 1 (0.73%) Life Science
7 1 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.49%) Linux
2 4 (2.92%) Android
2 4 (2.92%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.19%) UNIX
4 2 (1.46%) Windows
5 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.73%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.98%) MVC
2 24 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (14.60%) OO
4 15 (10.95%) Web Development
5 9 (6.57%) OOP
5 9 (6.57%) E-Commerce
6 8 (5.84%) Web Application Development
7 7 (5.11%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (5.11%) Risk Management
8 6 (4.38%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.65%) CRM
10 4 (2.92%) TDD
10 4 (2.92%) Scrum
10 4 (2.92%) Unit Testing
11 3 (2.19%) Coaching
11 3 (2.19%) OO PHP
11 3 (2.19%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (2.19%) Kanban
11 3 (2.19%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (2.19%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (41.61%) JavaScript
2 45 (32.85%) SQL
3 39 (28.47%) PHP
3 39 (28.47%) C#
4 25 (18.25%) Java
5 14 (10.22%) Python
6 11 (8.03%) VBA
6 11 (8.03%) C++
7 4 (2.92%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.92%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.19%) Perl
8 3 (2.19%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.46%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.46%) C
9 2 (1.46%) VBScript
9 2 (1.46%) Ruby
10 1 (0.73%) R
10 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.73%) PHP5
10 1 (0.73%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (6.57%) Degree
2 3 (2.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.46%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (13.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.92%) Oracle
2 4 (2.92%) Zend
3 3 (2.19%) Facebook
3 3 (2.19%) Google
3 3 (2.19%) IBM
4 2 (1.46%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.46%) Twitter
5 1 (0.73%) Tableau
5 1 (0.73%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.73%) HP
5 1 (0.73%) Informatica
5 1 (0.73%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.73%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.73%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.73%) VMware
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