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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 309 283 276
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 369 384 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.73% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.78% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 226 196
Average daily rate
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£200 £250 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £125 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £215
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +27.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 26
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% +15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.68 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.08 £69.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £10.25 £12.83
% change year-on-year
+56.09% -20.07%

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -43 338 £200 -20.00% 415
London -31 165 £225 - 118
South East +11 79 £228 -13.33% 65
City of London -12 40 £250 +5.15% 44
Berkshire +32 30 £235 -11.32% 12
East of England +1 20 £175 -39.13% 29
Scotland -2 20 £338 +4.24% 7
Hampshire +3 18 £288 +51.31% 15
North West -9 18 £180 -33.70% 54
South West -15 16 £181 -34.09% 49
West Midlands +3 15 £188 -6.25% 22
East Midlands -4 11 £113 -64.70% 36
Reading +9 10 £250 -5.21% 9
Hertfordshire -5 10 £200 -20.00% 1
Yorkshire -27 10 £249 +42.42% 36
Buckinghamshire +2 9 £175 -41.66% 4
Milton Keynes +3 8 £140 -53.33% 2
Glasgow +2 8 £338 +8.43% 2
Leicestershire +7 7 £119 -58.69% 7
Bristol +1 7 £170 -32.00% 21
Surrey -8 7 £215 -11.34% 11
Edinburgh -9 7 £290 -21.08% 2
North East -15 7 £275 - 6
Tyne and Wear -15 7 £275 - 5
West Yorkshire -27 7 £259 +48.00% 19
Cheshire 0 6 £268 -1.47% 15
West Sussex -6 6 £135 - 1
Manchester -8 6 £180 -49.47% 29
Merseyside -9 6 £65 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £275 - 5

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 174 (24.65%) Finance
2 119 (16.86%) Project Management
3 118 (16.71%) Microsoft
4 96 (13.60%) MS Excel
5 91 (12.89%) SQL
6 80 (11.33%) Windows
7 79 (11.19%) MS Office
8 78 (11.05%) HTML
9 74 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
10 69 (9.77%) JavaScript
10 69 (9.77%) CSS
10 69 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
11 65 (9.21%) PRINCE2
12 62 (8.78%) Degree
13 60 (8.50%) Banking
14 54 (7.65%) .NET
15 51 (7.22%) Java
16 50 (7.08%) C#
17 49 (6.94%) ITIL
18 48 (6.80%) Telecoms
19 40 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
20 38 (5.38%) MS PowerPoint
20 38 (5.38%) User Experience
21 37 (5.24%) Security Cleared
21 37 (5.24%) Retail
21 37 (5.24%) MS Project
22 34 (4.82%) SQL Server
23 33 (4.67%) Adobe
23 33 (4.67%) Migration
23 33 (4.67%) jQuery

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 19 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.98%) CMS
3 13 (1.84%) IIS
4 6 (0.85%) Umbraco
4 6 (0.85%) WordPress
5 5 (0.71%) Confluence
6 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.57%) Lync
6 4 (0.57%) Node.js
6 4 (0.57%) Drupal
7 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.42%) nginx
7 3 (0.42%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.28%) JBoss
8 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.28%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.28%) SAS
8 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 96 (13.60%) MS Excel
2 79 (11.19%) MS Office
3 38 (5.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (5.24%) MS Project
5 29 (4.11%) Photoshop
6 21 (2.97%) MS Visio
7 20 (2.83%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (1.42%) InDesign
9 6 (0.85%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.28%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.14%) SPSS
12 1 (0.14%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.28%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.14%) Exstream
3 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.14%) Unica
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.56%) Office 365
2 7 (0.99%) Adobe Analytics
2 7 (0.99%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.42%) SaaS
4 3 (0.42%) Basecamp
5 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) PaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Silverpop
6 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.98%) LAN
2 10 (1.42%) WAN
2 10 (1.42%) Internet
2 10 (1.42%) Wireless
2 10 (1.42%) Network Security
3 9 (1.27%) Firewall
4 8 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.13%) DNS
5 7 (0.99%) SAN
5 7 (0.99%) HTTP
6 6 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.71%) NAS
7 5 (0.71%) VoIP
7 5 (0.71%) DHCP
8 4 (0.57%) LDAP
8 4 (0.57%) VPN
8 4 (0.57%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.42%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.42%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.70%) MySQL
2 12 (1.70%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.13%) Oracle Database
4 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.85%) MS Access
5 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.57%) Big Data
7 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.42%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.42%) DB2
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.28%) QlikView
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 28 (3.97%) JIRA
2 18 (2.55%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.84%) Subversion
4 11 (1.56%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.13%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.99%) Maven
7 5 (0.71%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.57%) JUnit
8 4 (0.57%) JMeter
8 4 (0.57%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.42%) Xcode
9 3 (0.42%) NUnit
9 3 (0.42%) Gradle
9 3 (0.42%) NeoLoad
10 2 (0.28%) Android Studio
10 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.28%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.28%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.28%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 2 (0.28%) FishEye
General
1 174 (24.65%) Finance
2 60 (8.50%) Banking
3 48 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 37 (5.24%) Retail
5 29 (4.11%) Marketing
6 20 (2.83%) Investment Banking
7 15 (2.12%) Legal
8 11 (1.56%) Advertising
9 10 (1.42%) Back Office
10 8 (1.13%) Local Government
11 7 (0.99%) Law
11 7 (0.99%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.85%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.71%) Publishing
13 5 (0.71%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.57%) Games
14 4 (0.57%) Electronics
14 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.57%) Front Office
15 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.05%) HTML
2 69 (9.77%) CSS
3 54 (7.65%) .NET
4 33 (4.67%) jQuery
5 30 (4.25%) HTML5
6 25 (3.54%) Web Services
7 24 (3.40%) XML
8 20 (2.83%) CSS3
9 17 (2.41%) ASP.NET
10 11 (1.56%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.56%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.42%) JSON
12 9 (1.27%) SOAP
13 8 (1.13%) Ajax
13 8 (1.13%) WPF
14 7 (0.99%) Flash
14 7 (0.99%) XHTML
14 7 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 6 (0.85%) REST
15 6 (0.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.38%) User Experience
3 21 (2.97%) Computer Science
4 20 (2.83%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.12%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.84%) Blackberry
6 13 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.70%) iPhone
8 9 (1.27%) Digital Media
8 9 (1.27%) Derivative
9 8 (1.13%) NHS
10 7 (0.99%) MPEG
10 7 (0.99%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.99%) Equities
10 7 (0.99%) STB
10 7 (0.99%) Hedge funds
10 7 (0.99%) Visualisation
10 7 (0.99%) Social Network
11 6 (0.85%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 80 (11.33%) Windows
2 26 (3.68%) Linux
3 22 (3.12%) UNIX
4 21 (2.97%) Android
5 19 (2.69%) Windows 7
6 15 (2.12%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.84%) Windows XP
8 10 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.99%) Windows 8
9 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.57%) Windows 2000
10 4 (0.57%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.28%) Solaris
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (16.86%) Project Management
2 74 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (9.21%) PRINCE2
4 49 (6.94%) ITIL
5 40 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (4.67%) Migration
7 29 (4.11%) Business Analysis
8 26 (3.68%) Change Management
8 26 (3.68%) Analytics
9 23 (3.26%) E-Commerce
10 21 (2.97%) Data Analysis
11 17 (2.41%) Software Testing
11 17 (2.41%) Scrum
11 17 (2.41%) MVC
11 17 (2.41%) Test Scripting
12 16 (2.27%) Time Management
12 16 (2.27%) Risk Management
12 16 (2.27%) CRM
13 15 (2.12%) Content Management
14 14 (1.98%) OO
Programming Languages
1 91 (12.89%) SQL
2 69 (9.77%) JavaScript
3 51 (7.22%) Java
4 50 (7.08%) C#
5 19 (2.69%) PHP
6 17 (2.41%) C
7 16 (2.27%) VB.NET
8 15 (2.12%) VBA
9 12 (1.70%) C++
10 11 (1.56%) Python
11 9 (1.27%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.27%) VBScript
11 9 (1.27%) Perl
11 9 (1.27%) Objective-C
11 9 (1.27%) Ruby
12 8 (1.13%) VB
13 6 (0.85%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.57%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.28%) REXX
Qualifications
1 62 (8.78%) Degree
2 37 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.55%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.84%) ISTQB
5 11 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (1.56%) ISEB
6 10 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 10 (1.42%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.42%) CCNA
7 9 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.57%) PMP
9 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.57%) HND
9 4 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.28%) APMP
11 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.11%) QA
2 14 (1.98%) SLA
3 3 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.28%) WCAG
5 1 (0.14%) GCP
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) FATCA
System Software
1 31 (4.39%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.42%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.28%) vCloud
5 1 (0.14%) Samba
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.14%) XenApp
5 1 (0.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.99%) SCCM
3 3 (0.42%) DameWare
3 3 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.42%) logstash
3 3 (0.42%) Kibana
3 3 (0.42%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.42%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.14%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.14%) WSUS
5 1 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.14%) Control-M
5 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 118 (16.71%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.67%) Adobe
3 29 (4.11%) Oracle
4 24 (3.40%) SAP
5 22 (3.12%) HP
6 17 (2.41%) Cisco
6 17 (2.41%) Google
7 12 (1.70%) VMware
8 11 (1.56%) Twitter
9 9 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.13%) Apple
10 8 (1.13%) Facebook
11 7 (0.99%) Tableau
12 6 (0.85%) Remedy
13 5 (0.71%) Dell
14 4 (0.57%) SolarWinds
14 4 (0.57%) EPiServer
15 3 (0.42%) Citrix
15 3 (0.42%) Avaya
15 3 (0.42%) Juniper
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