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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior
Rank 318 337 330
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 339 349 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.63% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.66% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 206 199
Median daily rate £225 £225 £225
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £100 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £216 £238 £225
% change year-on-year
-8.94% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 42 31
Median hourly rate £14.70 £12.75 £11.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% +12.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.79 £8.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £20.00 £31.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.38 £12.25 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +16.66%

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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +25 327 £225 - 326
London -10 140 £225 - 112
South East +11 69 £190 -24.00% 50
City of London +14 28 £349 +32.85% 22
South West +16 24 £204 -18.50% 29
East of England +22 19 £288 - 41
North West -2 19 £169 -0.73% 29
Hampshire +21 18 £175 -22.22% 12
Yorkshire +20 17 £236 +18.12% 22
West Midlands -18 16 £213 -3.40% 22
East Midlands +8 15 £250 +42.85% 20
Buckinghamshire +5 15 £113 -61.86% 6
Cambridgeshire +15 13 £400 - 11
Berkshire +4 11 £270 +10.76% 10
Manchester -1 11 £120 -29.41% 17
Northamptonshire -6 11 £250 +185.71% 10
West Yorkshire +26 9 £300 +50.00% 15
Surrey +24 9 £228 -17.27% 5
Peterborough +8 9 £400 - 2
Bristol +14 8 £240 +93.92% 7
High Wycombe +10 8 £113 -62.02%
Scotland +7 7 £200 +23.07% 7
Wiltshire +3 7 £254 -11.73% 3
Oxfordshire -4 7 £125 -44.44% 5
Uxbridge +11 6 £160 -
Milton Keynes +3 6 - - 4
Basingstoke +3 6 £158 -4.54% 4
South Yorkshire -3 6 £236 +75.00% 5
Sheffield -7 6 £236 +75.00% 4
Oxford 0 5 £125 -44.44% 3

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 144 (21.65%) Finance
2 103 (15.49%) SQL
3 97 (14.59%) Project Management
4 79 (11.88%) Microsoft
5 77 (11.58%) MS Excel
6 76 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
7 73 (10.98%) HTML
8 60 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
9 58 (8.72%) Windows
10 56 (8.42%) Degree
11 55 (8.27%) JavaScript
12 53 (7.97%) Java
13 52 (7.82%) Banking
14 48 (7.22%) .NET
14 48 (7.22%) MS Office
14 48 (7.22%) CSS
15 47 (7.07%) C#
16 44 (6.62%) Migration
17 43 (6.47%) Oracle
18 41 (6.17%) SQL Server
19 39 (5.86%) Security Cleared
20 38 (5.71%) Python
20 38 (5.71%) Retail
21 37 (5.56%) Linux
22 34 (5.11%) MS PowerPoint
23 33 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
23 33 (4.96%) Web Development
24 30 (4.51%) PRINCE2
25 29 (4.36%) ITIL
26 28 (4.21%) User Experience

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 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.95%) CMS
3 12 (1.80%) Confluence
4 9 (1.35%) IIS
5 8 (1.20%) Apache
5 8 (1.20%) WordPress
6 7 (1.05%) Drupal
6 7 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.90%) SAS
8 5 (0.75%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.60%) JBoss
9 4 (0.60%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.45%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.45%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.45%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.45%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 77 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 48 (7.22%) MS Office
3 34 (5.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (3.01%) Photoshop
5 18 (2.71%) MS Project
6 17 (2.56%) MS Visio
7 11 (1.65%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.75%) HipChat
10 4 (0.60%) InDesign
11 3 (0.45%) Stata
12 2 (0.30%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.30%) SPSS
13 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.15%) Flinto
13 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.15%) InVision
13 1 (0.15%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.45%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.30%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.30%) Magento
3 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.30%) Relativity
3 2 (0.30%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.30%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.30%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.15%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) FastStats
4 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.50%) Office 365
3 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.90%) GitHub
5 5 (0.75%) SaaS
6 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.60%) PaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.15%) AdWords
7 1 (0.15%) Force.com
7 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.15%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.15%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.11%) Internet
2 9 (1.35%) Firewall
3 7 (1.05%) DNS
4 6 (0.90%) LAN
4 6 (0.90%) WAN
5 5 (0.75%) OpenLDAP
5 5 (0.75%) OpenVPN
5 5 (0.75%) SSH
5 5 (0.75%) Wireless
6 4 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (0.60%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (0.60%) HTTP
6 4 (0.60%) SAN
6 4 (0.60%) Skype
6 4 (0.60%) VPN
7 3 (0.45%) DVB
7 3 (0.45%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.45%) LDAP
7 3 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.31%) MySQL
3 18 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.35%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.20%) Big Data
8 7 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.75%) GIS
10 5 (0.75%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.75%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.75%) Redis
10 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.60%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.45%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 24 (3.61%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.31%) JIRA
3 14 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (1.05%) Bitbucket
5 7 (1.05%) Maven
6 6 (0.90%) JUnit
6 6 (0.90%) Selenium
6 6 (0.90%) SonarQube
7 5 (0.75%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (0.60%) Ant
8 4 (0.60%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.60%) Liquibase
8 4 (0.60%) Subversion
8 4 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.45%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (0.45%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.30%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.30%) Grunt
General
1 144 (21.65%) Finance
2 52 (7.82%) Banking
3 38 (5.71%) Retail
4 27 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.16%) Marketing
6 14 (2.11%) Legal
7 13 (1.95%) Games
8 12 (1.80%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.35%) Advertising
10 8 (1.20%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.90%) Back Office
12 6 (0.90%) Military
13 5 (0.75%) Law
13 5 (0.75%) Publishing
14 4 (0.60%) Front Office
15 3 (0.45%) Billing
15 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.45%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.30%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (10.98%) HTML
2 48 (7.22%) .NET
2 48 (7.22%) CSS
3 24 (3.61%) ASP.NET
4 22 (3.31%) HTML5
5 20 (3.01%) XML
6 19 (2.86%) jQuery
7 14 (2.11%) CSS3
8 12 (1.80%) Django
9 11 (1.65%) Web Services
10 10 (1.50%) J2EE
11 9 (1.35%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.20%) JSON
13 7 (1.05%) Ajax
13 7 (1.05%) Spring
14 6 (0.90%) Hibernate
14 6 (0.90%) Node.js
15 5 (0.75%) .NET Framework
15 5 (0.75%) MCollective
15 5 (0.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.21%) User Experience
3 20 (3.01%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.71%) Data Centre
5 14 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.20%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.05%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 6 (0.90%) Graphic Design
8 6 (0.90%) Visualisation
9 5 (0.75%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.75%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.75%) Equities
9 5 (0.75%) NHS
9 5 (0.75%) Replication
9 5 (0.75%) Statistics
10 4 (0.60%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.60%) EPoS
10 4 (0.60%) STB
10 4 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (8.72%) Windows
2 37 (5.56%) Linux
3 26 (3.91%) Unix
4 14 (2.11%) Windows 7
5 12 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.90%) CentOS
8 5 (0.75%) Android
8 5 (0.75%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.60%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.45%) Solaris
10 3 (0.45%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.30%) AIX
11 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (14.59%) Project Management
2 76 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (6.62%) Migration
4 33 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 33 (4.96%) Web Development
5 30 (4.51%) PRINCE2
6 29 (4.36%) ITIL
7 26 (3.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 24 (3.61%) Data Analysis
9 23 (3.46%) Scrum
10 21 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (3.16%) Front End Development
11 19 (2.86%) Business Analysis
11 19 (2.86%) Change Management
11 19 (2.86%) DevOps
12 17 (2.56%) Time Management
13 16 (2.41%) E-Commerce
13 16 (2.41%) OO
13 16 (2.41%) Project Planning
14 15 (2.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 103 (15.49%) SQL
2 55 (8.27%) JavaScript
3 53 (7.97%) Java
4 47 (7.07%) C#
5 38 (5.71%) Python
6 25 (3.76%) PHP
7 15 (2.26%) T-SQL
8 12 (1.80%) C++
9 10 (1.50%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.50%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.35%) Ruby
11 8 (1.20%) VBA
12 7 (1.05%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.05%) C
12 7 (1.05%) R
13 6 (0.90%) Perl
13 6 (0.90%) Scala
13 6 (0.90%) VB
14 4 (0.60%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (8.42%) Degree
2 39 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.20%) CCNA
6 7 (1.05%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.75%) ISEB
8 4 (0.60%) PMP
8 4 (0.60%) Postgraduate
8 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.45%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.45%) CISSP
9 3 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.45%) HND
9 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.30%) CCNP
10 2 (0.30%) HNC
10 2 (0.30%) MCSE
10 2 (0.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.16%) QA
2 15 (2.26%) SLA
3 7 (1.05%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) GxP
5 1 (0.15%) MiFID
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.05%) Docker
3 6 (0.90%) vCloud
4 5 (0.75%) Postfix
4 5 (0.75%) Squid
5 3 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.45%) HDFS
5 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.15%) Firmware
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.15%) Snort
6 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.15%) vSphere
6 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (2.41%) Puppet
2 13 (1.95%) Ansible
3 11 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.90%) Kibana
4 6 (0.90%) logstash
4 6 (0.90%) Terraform
4 6 (0.90%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.75%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.75%) Rancher
5 5 (0.75%) SCCM
6 4 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.45%) Ambari
7 3 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.45%) Oozie
8 2 (0.30%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.15%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.15%) Mesos
9 1 (0.15%) Salt
9 1 (0.15%) SCSM
9 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 43 (6.47%) Oracle
3 24 (3.61%) SAP
4 21 (3.16%) Cisco
5 15 (2.26%) Adobe
5 15 (2.26%) HP
5 15 (2.26%) VMware
6 10 (1.50%) Citrix
7 9 (1.35%) IBM
8 8 (1.20%) Apple
8 8 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (0.90%) F5
9 6 (0.90%) Red Hat
9 6 (0.90%) Sonatype
9 6 (0.90%) Xerox
10 5 (0.75%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.75%) Bloomberg
11 4 (0.60%) Google
11 4 (0.60%) Sybase
12 3 (0.45%) Altiris
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