The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior
Rank 266 251 250
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 396 350 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.73% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.79% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 210 239
Average daily rate £218 £248 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £100 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 40
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £8.48 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £35.05 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -10.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -46 361 £212 -15.10% 318
London -16 181 £225 -7.21% 128
South East +1 77 £200 -23.80% 45
City of London -38 30 £213 -22.72% 53
Berkshire 0 27 £250 -4.76% 10
Yorkshire -17 19 £200 -25.92% 15
North West -15 18 £175 +2.94% 35
Hampshire +17 16 £180 - 5
Scotland +1 14 £319 +59.37% 8
South West -26 14 £306 +13.42% 32
West Yorkshire -20 13 £253 -6.48% 8
East of England -24 13 £225 +50.00% 25
West Midlands -16 12 £175 -41.66% 20
Edinburgh -18 11 £325 +62.50% 4
Reading +1 10 £225 - 7
Wales -12 10 £300 +20.00% 5
Surrey -16 9 £275 +10.00% 6
Leeds -14 8 £275 +15.78% 5
Manchester -14 8 £175 +4.47% 19
Buckinghamshire -16 8 £210 -20.07% 5
North East -20 8 £150 -45.45% 5
Milton Keynes -14 7 £210 -20.07% 4
Wiltshire -19 7 £325 -21.68% 7
Tyne and Wear - 7 £150 - 5
West Wales - 6 £300 -
Swansea - 6 £300 -
East Midlands -8 5 £250 +11.11% 12
Cheshire -13 5 £265 +43.24% 6
Swindon -13 5 £413 -0.60% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £150 - 5

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 164 (23.13%) Finance
2 112 (15.80%) Project Management
3 97 (13.68%) Windows
4 96 (13.54%) MS Excel
5 94 (13.26%) SQL
6 87 (12.27%) Microsoft
7 81 (11.42%) Degree
8 78 (11.00%) .NET
8 78 (11.00%) MS Office
9 76 (10.72%) HTML
10 68 (9.59%) JavaScript
11 65 (9.17%) Banking
12 60 (8.46%) PRINCE2
13 57 (8.04%) CSS
14 54 (7.62%) Oracle
15 48 (6.77%) UNIX
16 46 (6.49%) C#
17 45 (6.35%) SharePoint
18 44 (6.21%) ITIL
19 43 (6.06%) Java
20 40 (5.64%) PHP
20 40 (5.64%) Computer Science
21 38 (5.36%) ASP.NET
21 38 (5.36%) Linux
21 38 (5.36%) Migration
22 36 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
23 35 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
24 34 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
24 34 (4.80%) SQL Server
25 32 (4.51%) Security Cleared

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 45 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.27%) IIS
3 7 (0.99%) CMS
4 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (0.71%) Drupal
5 5 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.56%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.56%) Node.js
7 3 (0.42%) Apache
8 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.28%) WordPress
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.14%) Lync
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.14%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 96 (13.54%) MS Excel
2 78 (11.00%) MS Office
3 35 (4.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (3.95%) MS Project
5 20 (2.82%) Photoshop
6 16 (2.26%) MS Visio
7 13 (1.83%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.56%) InDesign
10 2 (0.28%) Windchill
10 2 (0.28%) CATIA
10 2 (0.28%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.14%) Maya
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.56%) Magento
3 3 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.28%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.28%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.28%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.71%) Office 365
2 5 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.56%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.97%) Internet
2 13 (1.83%) LAN
2 13 (1.83%) WAN
3 10 (1.41%) Firewall
4 8 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.13%) VPN
5 7 (0.99%) Intranet
6 6 (0.85%) Wireless
7 4 (0.56%) VLAN
7 4 (0.56%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (0.42%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.42%) GSM
8 3 (0.42%) WCDMA
9 2 (0.28%) PBX
9 2 (0.28%) DNS
9 2 (0.28%) FTP
9 2 (0.28%) SAN
9 2 (0.28%) OSPF
9 2 (0.28%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.95%) MySQL
3 8 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (1.13%) MS Access
3 8 (1.13%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.13%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.71%) CouchDB
5 5 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.56%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.56%) PowerCenter
6 4 (0.56%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.56%) Big Data
7 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.42%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (0.85%) LoadRunner
1 6 (0.85%) JIRA
2 4 (0.56%) Subversion
2 4 (0.56%) JUnit
2 4 (0.56%) Selenium
3 3 (0.42%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.14%) Calabash
5 1 (0.14%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.14%) MonkeyTalk
5 1 (0.14%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (0.14%) GDB
5 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
General
1 164 (23.13%) Finance
2 65 (9.17%) Banking
3 30 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.81%) Marketing
5 22 (3.10%) Investment Banking
6 21 (2.96%) Front Office
7 20 (2.82%) Retail
8 17 (2.40%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.69%) Games
9 12 (1.69%) German Language
10 11 (1.55%) Legal
11 10 (1.41%) Advertising
12 9 (1.27%) French Language
12 9 (1.27%) Back Office
12 9 (1.27%) Publishing
13 7 (0.99%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.85%) Local Government
15 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.56%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.56%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.00%) .NET
2 76 (10.72%) HTML
3 57 (8.04%) CSS
4 38 (5.36%) ASP.NET
5 28 (3.95%) XML
6 26 (3.67%) Web Services
6 26 (3.67%) jQuery
7 22 (3.10%) HTML5
8 13 (1.83%) CSS3
9 9 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (0.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 7 (0.99%) J2EE
11 6 (0.85%) Hibernate
11 6 (0.85%) Ajax
11 6 (0.85%) Flash
11 6 (0.85%) XHTML
11 6 (0.85%) SVG
11 6 (0.85%) JSON
12 5 (0.71%) Sass
12 5 (0.71%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.64%) Computer Science
2 12 (1.69%) Mathematics
3 10 (1.41%) NHS
3 10 (1.41%) Hedge funds
4 9 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.13%) Derivative
5 8 (1.13%) Graphic Design
5 8 (1.13%) Digital Media
6 7 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (0.99%) STB
7 6 (0.85%) Social Media
8 5 (0.71%) FMCG
8 5 (0.71%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.71%) Thin Client
8 5 (0.71%) MPEG
9 4 (0.56%) Statistics
9 4 (0.56%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.56%) Market Risk
9 4 (0.56%) iPad
9 4 (0.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 97 (13.68%) Windows
2 48 (6.77%) UNIX
3 38 (5.36%) Linux
4 31 (4.37%) Windows 7
5 15 (2.12%) Windows XP
6 11 (1.55%) Android
7 8 (1.13%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.28%) HPUX
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (15.80%) Project Management
2 60 (8.46%) PRINCE2
3 44 (6.21%) ITIL
4 38 (5.36%) Migration
5 36 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (3.81%) OO
7 27 (3.81%) Change Management
8 26 (3.67%) Web Development
9 24 (3.39%) Business Analysis
10 22 (3.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (2.96%) Data Analysis
12 19 (2.68%) Service Management
13 18 (2.54%) E-Commerce
14 17 (2.40%) TDD
14 17 (2.40%) Software Engineering
14 17 (2.40%) MVC
15 16 (2.26%) Test Scripting
16 15 (2.12%) CRM
16 15 (2.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 94 (13.26%) SQL
2 68 (9.59%) JavaScript
3 46 (6.49%) C#
4 43 (6.06%) Java
5 40 (5.64%) PHP
6 27 (3.81%) C++
7 19 (2.68%) VB.NET
8 16 (2.26%) C
8 16 (2.26%) VBA
9 11 (1.55%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.55%) T-SQL
9 11 (1.55%) Ruby
10 9 (1.27%) VBScript
11 6 (0.85%) Scala
12 5 (0.71%) VB
13 4 (0.56%) Perl
13 4 (0.56%) Python
14 3 (0.42%) ActionScript 3.0
14 3 (0.42%) ABAP
14 3 (0.42%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 81 (11.42%) Degree
2 32 (4.51%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.83%) ISEB
5 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.56%) PhD
8 4 (0.56%) PMP
8 4 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.42%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.42%) CCNP
9 3 (0.42%) CCNA
9 3 (0.42%) HND
10 2 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.28%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.83%) SLA
2 5 (0.71%) QA
3 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.28%) EMIR
5 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.14%) P3O
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.42%) XenApp
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.14%) XenServer
5 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.85%) SCCM
3 3 (0.42%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.28%) OpenView
4 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 87 (12.27%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.62%) Oracle
3 25 (3.53%) SAP
4 21 (2.96%) HP
5 12 (1.69%) Adobe
6 9 (1.27%) Citrix
6 9 (1.27%) Cisco
7 8 (1.13%) Northgate
8 7 (0.99%) VMware
9 6 (0.85%) Apple
10 5 (0.71%) Avaya
10 5 (0.71%) IBM
10 5 (0.71%) Google
11 4 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (0.56%) JBoss
11 4 (0.56%) Cognos
11 4 (0.56%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.42%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.42%) Remedy
12 3 (0.42%) Baan
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £300.00 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford
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Rate: £20k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: market rate
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London
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Rate: £100.00 - £125.00 per day
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West London
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Rate: £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
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Rate: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
England
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Posted: 8 days ago
Midlands
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Rate: £20 - £30 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Surrey
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Swindon
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Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
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Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £212 per day
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London
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Home Based
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