The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Junior featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior
Rank 331 318 285
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 350 366 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.66% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.70% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 209 244
Median daily rate £223 £200 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £105 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £341 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £223 £200 £265
% change year-on-year
+11.50% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.96 £10.10 £8.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £19.08 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £11.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +42.22%

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
51146 52265 50988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.79% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33349 32884 31286
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1531 1986 2062
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Junior in the job title.

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 27 June 2016.

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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 311 £219 +9.37% 346
London -11 146 £225 - 121
South East -15 59 £175 -22.22% 75
Scotland -1 37 £223 -22.09% 5
West Midlands -12 25 £300 +66.66% 19
City of London +22 22 £215 -14.00% 37
Hampshire +11 19 £305 +6.08% 21
Renfrewshire -25 18 £223 -
North West -15 17 £275 +46.66% 35
Erskine - 17 £223 -
Yorkshire +3 16 £174 -27.45% 24
North East -43 16 £225 -12.62% 3
Berkshire -15 15 £175 -23.07% 9
Tyne and Wear -51 15 £225 -12.62% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -49 14 £225 -12.62% 3
West Yorkshire +5 13 £188 -30.49% 11
East of England +5 12 £149 -15.00% 21
South West +1 12 £230 +26.89% 30
Edinburgh -8 12 £275 -19.11%
East Midlands -7 9 £325 +188.88% 17
Coventry +1 8 £278 +164.28%
Hertfordshire +14 7 £216 +8.12% 7
Manchester -16 7 £375 +108.33% 16
Oxfordshire +12 6 £113 -34.78% 6
Oxford +1 6 £100 -42.02% 2
Reading -4 6 £175 -30.00% 3
Surrey -5 6 £225 +4.65% 20
Glasgow -5 6 £270 +14.89% 4
Watford +12 5 £216 -
Leeds -4 5 £325 +8.33% 8

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, Junior contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Junior in the job title.

1 155 (22.73%) Finance
2 140 (20.53%) Project Management
3 89 (13.05%) HTML
4 86 (12.61%) SQL
5 83 (12.17%) Microsoft
6 81 (11.88%) Degree
7 74 (10.85%) CSS
8 71 (10.41%) JavaScript
8 71 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
9 69 (10.12%) MS Excel
10 60 (8.80%) Windows
11 56 (8.21%) Java
12 54 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
13 51 (7.48%) Banking
14 46 (6.74%) PRINCE2
15 45 (6.60%) .NET
15 45 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
15 45 (6.60%) Web Development
15 45 (6.60%) Security Cleared
16 42 (6.16%) PHP
17 41 (6.01%) SQL Server
18 40 (5.87%) MS Office
19 37 (5.43%) C#
19 37 (5.43%) Linux
20 36 (5.28%) Unix
20 36 (5.28%) Marketing
21 33 (4.84%) Retail
21 33 (4.84%) ITIL
21 33 (4.84%) SC Cleared
22 30 (4.40%) Migration

Junior Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.91%) CMS
3 11 (1.61%) Confluence
3 11 (1.61%) WordPress
4 7 (1.03%) IIS
5 4 (0.59%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.44%) Drupal
6 3 (0.44%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.44%) Jetty
6 3 (0.44%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.44%) SAS
6 3 (0.44%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.29%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.15%) JBoss
8 1 (0.15%) Moodle
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 69 (10.12%) MS Excel
2 40 (5.87%) MS Office
3 28 (4.11%) MS Project
4 26 (3.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (3.52%) Photoshop
6 13 (1.91%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.29%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Eloqua
2 5 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.73%) Magento
3 3 (0.44%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.44%) FastStats
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) assyst
4 2 (0.29%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.29%) KANA IQ
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.88%) Office 365
3 5 (0.73%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.59%) AdWords
4 4 (0.59%) GitHub
5 3 (0.44%) SaaS
6 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.15%) Firebase
7 1 (0.15%) Google Play
7 1 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.49%) Firewall
2 10 (1.47%) WAN
3 9 (1.32%) Internet
3 9 (1.32%) LAN
4 8 (1.17%) Ethernet
5 7 (1.03%) Intranet
6 6 (0.88%) DVB
6 6 (0.88%) Network Security
6 6 (0.88%) VoIP
7 5 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (0.73%) MPLS
8 3 (0.44%) BGP
8 3 (0.44%) DHCP
8 3 (0.44%) HSRP
8 3 (0.44%) Skype
8 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.44%) VLAN
9 2 (0.29%) DNS
9 2 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.52%) MySQL
3 8 (1.17%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.03%) MS Access
5 6 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.59%) Big Data
7 4 (0.59%) QlikView
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.44%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.44%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.29%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (3.08%) JIRA
2 14 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.88%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.73%) Maven
4 5 (0.73%) Subversion
5 4 (0.59%) Ant
5 4 (0.59%) Axure RP
5 4 (0.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (0.59%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.44%) GoCD
6 3 (0.44%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.29%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.29%) Hudson
7 2 (0.29%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.29%) Selenium
7 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.29%) YouTrack
General
1 155 (22.73%) Finance
2 51 (7.48%) Banking
3 36 (5.28%) Marketing
4 33 (4.84%) Retail
5 30 (4.40%) Legal
6 15 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.76%) Publishing
8 11 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.32%) Law
10 7 (1.03%) Back Office
11 6 (0.88%) Advertising
11 6 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.88%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.44%) Front Office
12 3 (0.44%) German Language
13 2 (0.29%) Electronics
13 2 (0.29%) French Language
13 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (13.05%) HTML
2 74 (10.85%) CSS
3 45 (6.60%) .NET
4 27 (3.96%) HTML5
4 27 (3.96%) jQuery
5 22 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 20 (2.93%) CSS3
7 18 (2.64%) XML
8 17 (2.49%) AngularJS
9 15 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (1.61%) Spring
10 11 (1.61%) Web Services
11 10 (1.47%) Ajax
11 10 (1.47%) JSON
12 9 (1.32%) OpenLayers
12 9 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (1.17%) D3.js
13 8 (1.17%) Sass
14 7 (1.03%) Node.js
14 7 (1.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.96%) User Experience
3 22 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 13 (1.91%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.76%) Mathematics
6 8 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (1.17%) NHS
7 7 (1.03%) STB
8 6 (0.88%) Derivative
8 6 (0.88%) Equities
8 6 (0.88%) Graphic Design
9 5 (0.73%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.73%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.73%) Fixed Income
9 5 (0.73%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.73%) Statistics
10 4 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.59%) Social Media
10 4 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 60 (8.80%) Windows
2 37 (5.43%) Linux
3 36 (5.28%) Unix
4 21 (3.08%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.49%) Windows 7
6 13 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.73%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.44%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.44%) Solaris
10 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.44%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.29%) Android
11 2 (0.29%) SUSE
12 1 (0.15%) Debian
12 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (20.53%) Project Management
2 71 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (6.74%) PRINCE2
4 45 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (6.60%) Web Development
5 33 (4.84%) ITIL
6 30 (4.40%) Migration
7 29 (4.25%) MVC
8 28 (4.11%) Front End Development
9 24 (3.52%) Change Control
9 24 (3.52%) E-Commerce
9 24 (3.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 22 (3.23%) Business Analysis
11 21 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (3.08%) CRM
12 20 (2.93%) Business Development
13 19 (2.79%) Business Transformation
14 17 (2.49%) Data Analysis
14 17 (2.49%) Scrum
15 16 (2.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 86 (12.61%) SQL
2 71 (10.41%) JavaScript
3 56 (8.21%) Java
4 42 (6.16%) PHP
5 37 (5.43%) C#
6 28 (4.11%) Python
7 15 (2.20%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.17%) Perl
8 8 (1.17%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.17%) VB
8 8 (1.17%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.03%) C++
9 7 (1.03%) VBA
10 6 (0.88%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.88%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.73%) C
11 5 (0.73%) Objective-C
11 5 (0.73%) R
12 4 (0.59%) Apple Swift
12 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 81 (11.88%) Degree
2 45 (6.60%) Security Cleared
3 33 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.91%) CCNA
4 13 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.03%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.88%) CISSP
7 5 (0.73%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.73%) ISEB
7 5 (0.73%) PMP
8 4 (0.59%) CISM
8 4 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.29%) CCA
10 2 (0.29%) GIAC
10 2 (0.29%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.35%) SLA
2 7 (1.03%) QA
3 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.15%) EMIR
5 1 (0.15%) FATCA
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 29 (4.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.44%) Docker
4 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.88%) Puppet
3 3 (0.44%) Ansible
3 3 (0.44%) Icinga
3 3 (0.44%) SCCM
3 3 (0.44%) WSUS
4 2 (0.29%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.15%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.15%) Netcool
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.15%) Simpana
5 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 83 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.25%) Oracle
3 25 (3.67%) SAP
4 16 (2.35%) Google
5 13 (1.91%) Adobe
6 12 (1.76%) Cisco
7 11 (1.61%) Remedy
7 11 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.32%) HP
9 8 (1.17%) VMware
10 7 (1.03%) F5
11 6 (0.88%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.73%) hybris
12 5 (0.73%) Zend
13 4 (0.59%) Pega
13 4 (0.59%) Tableau
14 3 (0.44%) Aprimo
14 3 (0.44%) Marketo
14 3 (0.44%) Splunk
14 3 (0.44%) Twitter
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Rate: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits (pro-rata)
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Nakama
Rate: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sevenoaks
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Intelletec
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Simon James IT
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
AWD online
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Rate: Up to £24k + benefits.
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Give A Grad A Go
Rate: £22k - 25k per year
Posted: 12 days ago
UK
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Rate: £22k - 25k per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
NIIT Technologies
Posted: 25 days ago