The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior
Rank 293 296 241
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 381 340 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.64% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.69% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 192 233
Average daily rate
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£225 £230 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £228 £225
% change year-on-year
-6.59% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 39
Average hourly rate £13.86 £12.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.10% -23.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.55 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.75 £18.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.53 £12.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-12.22% -27.27%

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
52334 48999 54002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.29% 92.76% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 31896 29279 30301
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 2119 2612
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
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 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Junior in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Junior
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Junior within the UK.

Junior Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Junior
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior within the UK over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

Junior Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Junior
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Junior within the UK.

Junior Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Junior
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior within the UK over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

Junior Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Junior
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 12 September 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 +1 346 £225 - 353
London +19 189 £225 -10.00% 143
South East +4 64 £180 -8.86% 52
City of London +9 40 £244 -2.50% 51
Scotland -24 21 £213 -21.29% 7
West Midlands 0 20 £181 - 19
South West -41 18 £275 -6.77% 27
Berkshire -1 17 £180 +6.66% 7
East of England -25 17 £225 -2.17% 27
Hampshire -7 15 £193 -9.41% 18
North West -3 14 £220 +13.54% 38
East Midlands +7 11 £200 +60.00% 11
Edinburgh -2 10 £213 -21.29% 2
Glasgow -12 10 £208 -3.48% 3
Reading +9 9 £175 -10.25% 4
Buckinghamshire -13 9 £275 +120.00% 3
Surrey +2 8 £158 -47.50% 8
Yorkshire -2 8 £260 -5.63% 30
West Yorkshire -6 8 £260 -5.63% 21
Wiltshire -8 8 £363 +20.83% 8
Bristol -10 8 £263 -8.85% 10
Cambridge -4 7 £213 -22.72% 8
Cambridgeshire -5 7 £200 -27.27% 10
Manchester -10 7 £213 -5.55% 28
Birmingham - 6 £225 - 10
Worcestershire - 6 £160 - 2
Swindon -8 5 £425 +36.00% 7
Bedfordshire -19 5 £350 +55.55% 4
East Sussex - 5 £150 - 2
Leeds +5 4 £250 +56.25% 11

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Junior 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 in their job title.

1 171 (21.40%) Finance
2 113 (14.14%) Project Management
3 107 (13.39%) Microsoft
4 106 (13.27%) SQL
5 96 (12.02%) Degree
6 86 (10.76%) HTML
7 85 (10.64%) Windows
8 82 (10.26%) MS Excel
9 80 (10.01%) Agile Software Development
10 76 (9.51%) Banking
10 76 (9.51%) .NET
11 68 (8.51%) JavaScript
12 61 (7.63%) PRINCE2
13 59 (7.38%) CSS
14 57 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
15 56 (7.01%) MS Office
16 55 (6.88%) Oracle
17 53 (6.63%) Java
18 48 (6.01%) OO
19 44 (5.51%) C#
20 43 (5.38%) UNIX
21 42 (5.26%) HP
22 41 (5.13%) SharePoint
23 40 (5.01%) Marketing
23 40 (5.01%) jQuery
23 40 (5.01%) ASP.NET
23 40 (5.01%) PHP
23 40 (5.01%) MS Project
24 39 (4.88%) SQL Server
24 39 (4.88%) Computer Science

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Junior 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 in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.13%) SAS
2 9 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (1.13%) WordPress
3 8 (1.00%) CMS
3 8 (1.00%) IIS
3 8 (1.00%) Apache
4 7 (0.88%) Node.js
5 6 (0.75%) Drupal
5 6 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.38%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.38%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.38%) Lync
7 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.13%) Documentum
Applications
1 82 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 56 (7.01%) MS Office
3 40 (5.01%) MS Project
4 36 (4.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (3.63%) MS Visio
6 24 (3.00%) Photoshop
7 17 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (1.63%) AutoCAD
8 13 (1.63%) Revit
9 11 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.63%) InDesign
11 4 (0.50%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.38%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.38%) FastStats
13 2 (0.25%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.13%) SPSS
14 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.13%) Windchill
14 1 (0.13%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 12 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.50%) Magento
4 4 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.50%) RMDS
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.38%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.13%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.00%) Office 365
4 5 (0.63%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.13%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.50%) Internet
2 18 (2.25%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.50%) Firewall
4 11 (1.38%) LAN
4 11 (1.38%) WAN
5 10 (1.25%) Intranet
6 5 (0.63%) FTP
7 4 (0.50%) VPN
8 3 (0.38%) HTTP
8 3 (0.38%) SAN
8 3 (0.38%) Wireless
8 3 (0.38%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.25%) VLAN
9 2 (0.25%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (0.25%) Network Security
9 2 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.13%) MySQL
3 18 (2.25%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.63%) CouchDB
5 10 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.75%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.75%) MS Access
7 5 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.63%) Big Data
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.50%) OLAP
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.38%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.25%) QlikView
10 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (1.50%) JIRA
2 6 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.63%) Xcode
4 4 (0.50%) Selenium
5 3 (0.38%) Maven
6 2 (0.25%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.25%) Subversion
6 2 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.13%) Grunt
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.13%) Behat
7 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.13%) Gradle
7 1 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.13%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.13%) MSI
7 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
General
1 171 (21.40%) Finance
2 76 (9.51%) Banking
3 40 (5.01%) Marketing
4 37 (4.63%) Retail
5 21 (2.63%) Front Office
6 20 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.13%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.88%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.75%) Electronics
10 12 (1.50%) Retail Banking
11 11 (1.38%) German Language
11 11 (1.38%) Back Office
11 11 (1.38%) Publishing
12 9 (1.13%) Games
13 8 (1.00%) Legal
14 6 (0.75%) Law
14 6 (0.75%) Advertising
15 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.63%) Billing
15 5 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (10.76%) HTML
2 76 (9.51%) .NET
3 59 (7.38%) CSS
4 40 (5.01%) ASP.NET
4 40 (5.01%) jQuery
5 34 (4.26%) HTML5
6 32 (4.01%) Web Services
7 23 (2.88%) XML
8 22 (2.75%) CSS3
9 15 (1.88%) JSON
10 13 (1.63%) Batik
10 13 (1.63%) SVG
10 13 (1.63%) Akka
10 13 (1.63%) Play Framework
10 13 (1.63%) .NET Framework
11 12 (1.50%) JSF
11 12 (1.50%) Ajax
11 12 (1.50%) JSP
12 10 (1.25%) JPA
12 10 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 17 (2.13%) User Experience
3 17 (2.13%) Hedge funds
4 16 (2.00%) Blackberry
5 14 (1.75%) NHS
6 12 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (1.38%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.00%) Statistics
8 8 (1.00%) Graphic Design
9 7 (0.88%) Market Risk
9 7 (0.88%) Digital Media
10 6 (0.75%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.75%) STB
11 5 (0.63%) MPEG
11 5 (0.63%) Social Media
12 4 (0.50%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.50%) Online Games
12 4 (0.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 85 (10.64%) Windows
2 43 (5.38%) UNIX
3 32 (4.01%) Windows 7
4 27 (3.38%) Windows XP
5 26 (3.25%) Linux
6 14 (1.75%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.88%) Android
8 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.38%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.25%) MVS
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) OS/2
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.13%) AIX
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (14.14%) Project Management
2 80 (10.01%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (7.63%) PRINCE2
4 48 (6.01%) OO
5 35 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (3.88%) Web Development
7 29 (3.63%) Risk Management
8 28 (3.50%) ITIL
8 28 (3.50%) Test Scripting
9 26 (3.25%) E-Commerce
10 23 (2.88%) OOP
10 23 (2.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (2.75%) MVC
11 22 (2.75%) Change Management
11 22 (2.75%) Migration
12 21 (2.63%) Software Engineering
13 20 (2.50%) Scrum
13 20 (2.50%) TDD
14 17 (2.13%) BDD
15 16 (2.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (13.27%) SQL
2 68 (8.51%) JavaScript
3 53 (6.63%) Java
4 44 (5.51%) C#
5 40 (5.01%) PHP
6 32 (4.01%) C++
7 22 (2.75%) C
8 17 (2.13%) VBA
9 13 (1.63%) Scala
10 12 (1.50%) Embedded C
11 11 (1.38%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.25%) VBScript
12 10 (1.25%) Python
13 8 (1.00%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.88%) Objective-C
14 7 (0.88%) VB
15 5 (0.63%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.50%) R
17 2 (0.25%) Ruby
17 2 (0.25%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 96 (12.02%) Degree
2 36 (4.51%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 12 (1.50%) ISEB
5 11 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.13%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.75%) CCNA
8 6 (0.75%) PMP
9 5 (0.63%) HND
10 4 (0.50%) HNC
10 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.50%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.25%) PhD
13 1 (0.13%) CCNP
13 1 (0.13%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.38%) QA
2 8 (1.00%) SLA
3 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.25%) P3O
6 1 (0.13%) EMIR
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 33 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.25%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.13%) RACF
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.13%) XenApp
4 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.13%) ARCserve
3 3 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.25%) Nagios
4 2 (0.25%) SCCM
4 2 (0.25%) OpenView
5 1 (0.13%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.13%) Control-M
5 1 (0.13%) DameWare
5 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 107 (13.39%) Microsoft
2 55 (6.88%) Oracle
3 42 (5.26%) HP
4 31 (3.88%) Adobe
5 17 (2.13%) Cisco
5 17 (2.13%) SAP
6 14 (1.75%) Citrix
7 10 (1.25%) VMware
8 9 (1.13%) Remedy
8 9 (1.13%) JBoss
9 6 (0.75%) Avaya
9 6 (0.75%) Business Objects
9 6 (0.75%) Apple
9 6 (0.75%) Reuters
9 6 (0.75%) Bloomberg
9 6 (0.75%) Zend
10 5 (0.63%) Google
10 5 (0.63%) IBM
11 4 (0.50%) Juniper
12 3 (0.38%) Cerner
Luton, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £340 to £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £16k - 18k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £18.26 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £420 - £501 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £175 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100 - £118 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £8.68 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £120.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago