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 27 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 320 274 265
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 322 351 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.68% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.73% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 194 198
Average daily rate
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£225 £220 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £115 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £210 £250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 24
Average hourly rate £15.75 £19.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.55 £8.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £154.25 £18.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +11.11%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 -40 290 £225 +7.14% 413
London -29 122 £220 -2.22% 139
South East -28 70 £200 +23.07% 67
City of London +14 28 £240 +4.34% 41
North West -9 23 £275 +57.14% 52
Berkshire -13 23 £191 -23.80% 14
South West +1 20 £269 -9.57% 43
Scotland -1 16 £255 -21.53% 11
East Midlands +1 15 £225 -9.09% 24
Yorkshire -15 15 £175 -33.96% 28
East of England +9 14 £240 +24.67% 27
Cheshire +7 12 £300 +46.34% 17
East Sussex +5 10 £75 -52.38% 13
Hampshire -13 9 £320 +93.93% 9
Reading -2 8 £260 +60.00% 7
Edinburgh -9 8 £285 -12.30% 3
Manchester -12 8 £263 +50.00% 25
West Midlands -12 8 £225 -8.53% 24
Surrey +3 7 £213 -10.52% 7
Northamptonshire -3 7 £225 - 5
Somerset - 7 £300 - 3
Chester +15 6 £275 +83.33% 6
North Yorkshire +3 6 £113 -27.09% 5
Brighton -3 6 £75 -52.38% 8
Buckinghamshire -4 6 - - 4
Oxfordshire -14 6 £171 +37.00% 10
Essex +10 5 £208 -7.77% 9
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £250 - 10
Northern Ireland 0 5 £148 -
Bristol 0 5 £279 +39.37% 21

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 123 (19.19%) Finance
2 119 (18.56%) Project Management
3 102 (15.91%) Microsoft
4 92 (14.35%) MS Excel
5 85 (13.26%) SQL
6 76 (11.86%) Degree
7 69 (10.76%) Windows
8 66 (10.30%) MS Office
9 64 (9.98%) PRINCE2
10 63 (9.83%) HTML
11 56 (8.74%) Banking
11 56 (8.74%) CSS
12 55 (8.58%) JavaScript
13 54 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
14 52 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
15 48 (7.49%) .NET
16 46 (7.18%) Telecoms
17 44 (6.86%) MS Project
18 40 (6.24%) C#
19 38 (5.93%) Java
20 36 (5.62%) ITIL
21 35 (5.46%) Security Cleared
22 34 (5.30%) SQL Server
22 34 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
23 33 (5.15%) MS PowerPoint
24 32 (4.99%) Computer Science
25 30 (4.68%) Business Analysis
26 27 (4.21%) Change Management
26 27 (4.21%) Oracle
27 26 (4.06%) SAP

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 26 (4.06%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.40%) IIS
3 8 (1.25%) CMS
4 6 (0.94%) Umbraco
5 5 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.47%) Drupal
7 3 (0.47%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.47%) WordPress
8 2 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.31%) WorkSite
8 2 (0.31%) Lync
8 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.16%) Node.js
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.16%) JBoss
Applications
1 92 (14.35%) MS Excel
2 66 (10.30%) MS Office
3 44 (6.86%) MS Project
4 33 (5.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (4.06%) MS Visio
6 17 (2.65%) Photoshop
7 9 (1.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (1.09%) InDesign
10 6 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.47%) Revit
11 3 (0.47%) CINEMA 4D
11 3 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.47%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.62%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.31%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.31%) Murex MxG2000
4 2 (0.31%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.16%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.16%) Agresso
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.87%) Office 365
2 2 (0.31%) Basecamp
2 2 (0.31%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) PaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.81%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.03%) LAN
3 12 (1.87%) Firewall
4 11 (1.72%) WAN
5 10 (1.56%) DNS
6 9 (1.40%) SAN
6 9 (1.40%) Internet
6 9 (1.40%) Network Security
7 8 (1.25%) Wireless
8 7 (1.09%) DHCP
9 4 (0.62%) VPN
9 4 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.62%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.62%) VoIP
10 3 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.47%) NAS
10 3 (0.47%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.47%) MPLS
11 2 (0.31%) SSL
11 2 (0.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.34%) MySQL
3 12 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.56%) MS Access
5 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.94%) Big Data
7 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.31%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.31%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.16%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.16%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 14 (2.18%) JIRA
2 11 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.56%) Subversion
4 8 (1.25%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.78%) Maven
6 3 (0.47%) JMeter
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.47%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.47%) NeoLoad
7 2 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.31%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.31%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.31%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.31%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.31%) FishEye
8 1 (0.16%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.16%) Mocha
8 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.16%) MSI
General
1 123 (19.19%) Finance
2 56 (8.74%) Banking
3 46 (7.18%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.59%) Marketing
5 17 (2.65%) Retail
6 16 (2.50%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.87%) Legal
8 8 (1.25%) Local Government
9 7 (1.09%) Law
9 7 (1.09%) Front Office
10 6 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.78%) Games
11 5 (0.78%) Back Office
12 4 (0.62%) Publishing
12 4 (0.62%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.62%) French Language
12 4 (0.62%) Billing
13 3 (0.47%) Korean Language
13 3 (0.47%) Electronics
13 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (9.83%) HTML
2 56 (8.74%) CSS
3 48 (7.49%) .NET
4 22 (3.43%) jQuery
5 20 (3.12%) HTML5
6 17 (2.65%) XML
7 16 (2.50%) ASP.NET
7 16 (2.50%) CSS3
8 14 (2.18%) Web Services
9 7 (1.09%) SOAP
9 7 (1.09%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.94%) Ajax
10 6 (0.94%) XHTML
10 6 (0.94%) XSLT
11 5 (0.78%) Middleware
11 5 (0.78%) WPF
12 4 (0.62%) Application Packaging
12 4 (0.62%) Flash
12 4 (0.62%) J2EE
12 4 (0.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.99%) Computer Science
3 14 (2.18%) User Experience
4 11 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.40%) Mathematics
5 9 (1.40%) Derivative
6 8 (1.25%) NHS
7 6 (0.94%) Blackberry
7 6 (0.94%) MPEG
7 6 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (0.94%) Equities
7 6 (0.94%) STB
7 6 (0.94%) Fixed Income
7 6 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (0.94%) Visualisation
7 6 (0.94%) Hedge funds
8 5 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.78%) PDA
8 5 (0.78%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 69 (10.76%) Windows
2 24 (3.74%) Linux
3 20 (3.12%) UNIX
4 15 (2.34%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.72%) Android
6 8 (1.25%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.09%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.47%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.47%) Solaris
11 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (18.56%) Project Management
2 64 (9.98%) PRINCE2
3 52 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (5.62%) ITIL
5 34 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (4.68%) Business Analysis
7 27 (4.21%) Change Management
8 22 (3.43%) Test Scripting
9 21 (3.28%) Risk Management
9 21 (3.28%) Project Planning
10 20 (3.12%) E-Commerce
11 19 (2.96%) Service Delivery
12 18 (2.81%) Data Analysis
13 17 (2.65%) CRM
13 17 (2.65%) Analytics
14 16 (2.50%) Migration
15 15 (2.34%) Software Testing
15 15 (2.34%) ERP
15 15 (2.34%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (2.34%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (13.26%) SQL
2 55 (8.58%) JavaScript
3 40 (6.24%) C#
4 38 (5.93%) Java
5 25 (3.90%) PHP
6 21 (3.28%) VBA
7 19 (2.96%) Python
8 15 (2.34%) VB.NET
9 11 (1.72%) Perl
10 10 (1.56%) C++
11 8 (1.25%) VBScript
12 7 (1.09%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.94%) VB
13 6 (0.94%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.94%) C
14 5 (0.78%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.62%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.31%) REXX
16 2 (0.31%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 76 (11.86%) Degree
2 35 (5.46%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.34%) ISEB
5 14 (2.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 12 (1.87%) PMI Certification
7 11 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.40%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.09%) PMP
10 7 (1.09%) ISTQB
10 7 (1.09%) CCNA
11 6 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.62%) HND
12 4 (0.62%) PhD
13 2 (0.31%) CCNP
13 2 (0.31%) MCSE
13 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.31%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.43%) QA
2 15 (2.34%) SLA
3 3 (0.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.31%) WCAG
4 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) GAAP
5 1 (0.16%) GCP
5 1 (0.16%) FATCA
System Software
1 16 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.62%) vSphere
4 3 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.31%) XenServer
6 1 (0.16%) Samba
6 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.94%) SCCM
3 5 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.31%) OpenView
4 2 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.16%) Netcool
5 1 (0.16%) Control-M
5 1 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 102 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.21%) Oracle
3 26 (4.06%) SAP
4 22 (3.43%) Adobe
5 21 (3.28%) HP
6 16 (2.50%) Cisco
7 12 (1.87%) VMware
8 10 (1.56%) Apple
9 8 (1.25%) Google
10 6 (0.94%) CheckPoint
10 6 (0.94%) Juniper
11 5 (0.78%) Twitter
12 4 (0.62%) Tableau
12 4 (0.62%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.62%) IBM
12 4 (0.62%) Avaya
12 4 (0.62%) Remedy
12 4 (0.62%) McAfee
13 3 (0.47%) Symantec
13 3 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
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Rate: £350.00 per day + Market Rate
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