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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior Developer
Rank 531 492 477
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Developer 69 83 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 54
Average daily rate
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£200 £225 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £125 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £373 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £185 £138
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +34.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.60 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £20.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-43.75% +6.66%

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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 -26 68 £200 -11.11% 193
London -22 34 £200 -16.66% 67
City of London +13 8 £288 +27.77% 22
South West -24 8 £300 +224.32% 12
South East -19 7 £175 -23.91% 30
East of England -18 6 £200 -2.43% 18
Bristol -17 5 £275 +197.29% 4
West Midlands - 4 £145 - 14
Yorkshire +9 3 - - 18
North West -5 3 £225 +150.00% 20
North East - 3 £110 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 3 £110 - 3
Bath - 3 £300 - 4
Swindon - 3 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £200 - 7
Somerset - 3 £300 - 4
Wiltshire - 3 £300 - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £145 - 1
West Yorkshire +6 2 - - 9
Merseyside - 2 - -
Kent - 2 £175 - 2
East Sussex - 2 - - 2
Liverpool - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - - 2
East Midlands +2 1 - - 11
Cheshire -1 1 £225 +150.00% 6
Surrey -7 1 £175 - 2
Hampshire -10 1 £275 +19.56% 10

Junior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 50 (30.30%) HTML
2 47 (28.48%) JavaScript
3 45 (27.27%) SQL
3 45 (27.27%) .NET
4 39 (23.64%) CSS
5 35 (21.21%) Java
6 31 (18.79%) C#
7 30 (18.18%) PHP
7 30 (18.18%) OO
7 30 (18.18%) jQuery
8 29 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (15.15%) Web Services
10 24 (14.55%) Web Development
11 23 (13.94%) ASP.NET
11 23 (13.94%) HTML5
12 22 (13.33%) SQL Server
13 18 (10.91%) XML
13 18 (10.91%) MySQL
13 18 (10.91%) TDD
14 17 (10.30%) MVC
14 17 (10.30%) BDD
15 15 (9.09%) CSS3
15 15 (9.09%) Degree
15 15 (9.09%) JSON
16 13 (7.88%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (7.88%) Scala
16 13 (7.88%) CouchDB
16 13 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
16 13 (7.88%) Akka
16 13 (7.88%) Play Framework

Junior Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 7 (4.24%) Node.js
2 6 (3.64%) WordPress
3 5 (3.03%) Apache
4 4 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.42%) CMS
4 4 (2.42%) Drupal
5 3 (1.82%) IIS
6 2 (1.21%) SAS
6 2 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.61%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.61%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.61%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.61%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (5.45%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (3.03%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) CATIA
4 1 (0.61%) InDesign
4 1 (0.61%) Windchill
4 1 (0.61%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.82%) Magento
3 2 (1.21%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.61%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.61%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.88%) Cloud Computing
1 13 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.03%) SaaS
3 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.64%) Internet
2 4 (2.42%) Intranet
3 2 (1.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.91%) MySQL
3 13 (7.88%) CouchDB
4 7 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.03%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.03%) Big Data
6 4 (2.42%) OLAP
6 4 (2.42%) MS Access
7 3 (1.82%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.61%) SQLite
9 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.61%) DataStage
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.03%) Visual Studio
1 5 (3.03%) Xcode
2 4 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.82%) Maven
4 2 (1.21%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.21%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (0.61%) Behat
5 1 (0.61%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.61%) Grunt
5 1 (0.61%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.61%) Mocha
5 1 (0.61%) JIRA
5 1 (0.61%) Subversion
5 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (7.88%) Finance
2 11 (6.67%) Marketing
3 8 (4.85%) Games
4 7 (4.24%) Banking
5 3 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.21%) Back Office
6 2 (1.21%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Publishing
7 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.61%) Front Office
7 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.61%) Law
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (30.30%) HTML
2 45 (27.27%) .NET
3 39 (23.64%) CSS
4 30 (18.18%) jQuery
5 25 (15.15%) Web Services
6 23 (13.94%) ASP.NET
6 23 (13.94%) HTML5
7 18 (10.91%) XML
8 15 (9.09%) JSON
8 15 (9.09%) CSS3
9 13 (7.88%) Akka
9 13 (7.88%) Play Framework
9 13 (7.88%) Batik
9 13 (7.88%) SVG
10 9 (5.45%) Ajax
10 9 (5.45%) RESTful
10 9 (5.45%) .NET Framework
11 8 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (4.24%) JSF
13 6 (3.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.85%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.03%) Graphic Design
3 4 (2.42%) Online Games
4 3 (1.82%) Mathematics
4 3 (1.82%) NHS
4 3 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.21%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (1.21%) Physics
5 2 (1.21%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.61%) FMCG
6 1 (0.61%) Open Source
6 1 (0.61%) iPad
6 1 (0.61%) Animation
6 1 (0.61%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.61%) Life Science
6 1 (0.61%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.61%) RIA
6 1 (0.61%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.06%) Apple iOS
2 8 (4.85%) Windows
3 6 (3.64%) Linux
4 4 (2.42%) Android
5 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.21%) UNIX
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.18%) OO
2 29 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (14.55%) Web Development
4 18 (10.91%) TDD
5 17 (10.30%) MVC
5 17 (10.30%) BDD
6 13 (7.88%) Pair Programming
6 13 (7.88%) Process Management
7 8 (4.85%) OOP
7 8 (4.85%) iOS Development
8 7 (4.24%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (3.64%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (3.64%) ETL
9 6 (3.64%) Software Engineering
10 5 (3.03%) Scrum
11 4 (2.42%) SOA
11 4 (2.42%) UML
11 4 (2.42%) Analytics
12 3 (1.82%) Web Application Development
12 3 (1.82%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (28.48%) JavaScript
2 45 (27.27%) SQL
3 35 (21.21%) Java
4 31 (18.79%) C#
5 30 (18.18%) PHP
6 13 (7.88%) Scala
7 8 (4.85%) C++
7 8 (4.85%) Python
8 7 (4.24%) Objective-C
8 7 (4.24%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.24%) VBA
9 3 (1.82%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.21%) C
10 2 (1.21%) PHP5
11 1 (0.61%) Erlang
11 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.61%) R
11 1 (0.61%) Delphi
11 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.21%) PhD
3 2 (1.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.21%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (7.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.64%) Adobe
2 6 (3.64%) Zend
3 5 (3.03%) Oracle
4 4 (2.42%) JBoss
4 4 (2.42%) Apple
5 3 (1.82%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.82%) Facebook
6 2 (1.21%) Twitter
6 2 (1.21%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.21%) Google
7 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.61%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.61%) Cognos
7 1 (0.61%) IBM
7 1 (0.61%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.61%) VMware
7 1 (0.61%) Informatica
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