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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior
Rank 338 309 309
Rank change year-on-year
-29 0
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 342 406 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.70% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.74% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 233 206
Median daily rate £230 £240 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £216 £213
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 37
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.37 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.77 £110.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £12.50 £10.53
% change year-on-year
+22.00% +18.68%

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -27 317 £238 -2.56% 369
London -40 154 £250 -9.09% 142
South East -7 52 £225 -5.75% 61
South West +21 26 £200 +21.21% 22
North West +17 21 £101 -65.34% 36
City of London +5 21 £300 +11.11% 40
Yorkshire +11 18 £224 +22.60% 20
West Midlands -31 16 £246 +64.16% 28
East of England +3 14 £258 +3.00% 40
Scotland +6 12 £145 -37.63% 10
Manchester +2 11 £95 -72.85% 25
West Yorkshire +9 10 £225 +12.50% 12
Hampshire +9 10 £194 -22.50% 15
Buckinghamshire -6 10 £89 -59.65% 8
East Midlands -8 10 £245 +96.00% 15
Bristol +3 8 £234 +87.00% 6
Somerset +21 7 £100 -60.78% 7
Cambridgeshire +20 7 £219 -1.68% 14
Surrey +13 7 £295 +12.38% 6
Warwickshire +1 7 - -
South Yorkshire 0 7 £248 +182.85% 2
North East -26 7 £283 +16.87% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 7 £283 +16.87% 4
Tyne and Wear -32 7 £283 +16.87% 5
Wiltshire +6 6 £201 -6.39% 4
Sheffield +6 6 £248 +41.42%
Glasgow +3 6 £175 -36.36% 4
Milton Keynes -7 6 - - 7
Berkshire -11 6 £88 -63.35% 5
Oxfordshire -11 6 £213 +165.62% 11

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 156 (22.77%) Finance
2 129 (18.83%) Project Management
3 94 (13.72%) SQL
4 84 (12.26%) MS Excel
5 82 (11.97%) Microsoft
6 77 (11.24%) HTML
7 73 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
8 71 (10.36%) Degree
9 63 (9.20%) Windows
10 60 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
11 55 (8.03%) JavaScript
12 54 (7.88%) CSS
13 52 (7.59%) Java
14 50 (7.30%) MS Office
15 49 (7.15%) Security Cleared
16 47 (6.86%) .NET
17 44 (6.42%) Banking
18 43 (6.28%) C#
19 40 (5.84%) ITIL
19 40 (5.84%) Web Development
20 39 (5.69%) SQL Server
20 39 (5.69%) Python
20 39 (5.69%) Migration
20 39 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
21 38 (5.55%) Linux
22 37 (5.40%) Unix
23 36 (5.26%) PHP
23 36 (5.26%) Retail
24 35 (5.11%) PRINCE2
25 33 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint

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 25 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.61%) Confluence
3 10 (1.46%) CMS
3 10 (1.46%) WordPress
4 8 (1.17%) Apache
4 8 (1.17%) IIS
5 6 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.88%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.58%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.58%) Drupal
6 4 (0.58%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.58%) JBoss
6 4 (0.58%) SAS
7 3 (0.44%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.44%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.44%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 84 (12.26%) MS Excel
2 50 (7.30%) MS Office
3 33 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (4.38%) Photoshop
5 21 (3.07%) MS Project
5 21 (3.07%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.73%) HipChat
9 3 (0.44%) InDesign
10 2 (0.29%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.29%) Stata
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.44%) Eloqua
1 3 (0.44%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.29%) Changepoint
2 2 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
2 2 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.29%) Magento
2 2 (0.29%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.29%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) FastStats
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.15%) Primavera
3 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.75%) Office 365
3 4 (0.58%) GitHub
3 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.44%) SaaS
5 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.15%) AdWords
6 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.15%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.15%) PaaS
6 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.04%) Firewall
2 12 (1.75%) Internet
3 10 (1.46%) LAN
4 9 (1.31%) WAN
5 8 (1.17%) DNS
6 6 (0.88%) DVB
6 6 (0.88%) Network Security
6 6 (0.88%) SSH
7 5 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (0.73%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.73%) OpenLDAP
7 5 (0.73%) OpenVPN
7 5 (0.73%) VPN
8 4 (0.58%) DHCP
8 4 (0.58%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.44%) VoIP
9 3 (0.44%) Wireless
10 2 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.94%) MySQL
3 13 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.31%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.17%) Big Data
7 8 (1.17%) MS Access
8 7 (1.02%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.88%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.73%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.73%) GIS
10 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.58%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.58%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 26 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.21%) JIRA
3 13 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (1.17%) Maven
6 7 (1.02%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.88%) Axure RP
7 6 (0.88%) JUnit
7 6 (0.88%) SonarQube
8 5 (0.73%) Ant
8 5 (0.73%) JIRA Agile
8 5 (0.73%) Subversion
8 5 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (0.58%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.58%) Liquibase
9 4 (0.58%) Selenium
10 3 (0.44%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.44%) GoCD
10 3 (0.44%) Grunt
General
1 156 (22.77%) Finance
2 44 (6.42%) Banking
3 36 (5.26%) Retail
4 27 (3.94%) Legal
5 26 (3.80%) Marketing
6 19 (2.77%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.17%) Advertising
9 7 (1.02%) Law
10 6 (0.88%) Back Office
10 6 (0.88%) Publishing
11 5 (0.73%) Billing
11 5 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.73%) Games
11 5 (0.73%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.73%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.58%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.44%) Front Office
14 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.29%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (11.24%) HTML
2 54 (7.88%) CSS
3 47 (6.86%) .NET
4 28 (4.09%) jQuery
5 21 (3.07%) HTML5
6 18 (2.63%) CSS3
7 17 (2.48%) ASP.NET
7 17 (2.48%) XML
8 10 (1.46%) JSON
9 9 (1.31%) Django
9 9 (1.31%) Web Services
10 8 (1.17%) Ajax
10 8 (1.17%) CGI
10 8 (1.17%) J2EE
11 7 (1.02%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.02%) WCF
12 6 (0.88%) LAMP
13 5 (0.73%) Software Packaging
13 5 (0.73%) Spring
13 5 (0.73%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.53%) User Experience
3 27 (3.94%) Data Centre
4 21 (3.07%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.31%) Digital Media
6 9 (1.31%) Graphic Design
7 8 (1.17%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.02%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.02%) Statistics
8 7 (1.02%) Visualisation
9 6 (0.88%) Replication
9 6 (0.88%) STB
10 4 (0.58%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (0.58%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.58%) NHS
10 4 (0.58%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.44%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.20%) Windows
2 38 (5.55%) Linux
3 37 (5.40%) Unix
4 15 (2.19%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.17%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.02%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.58%) Android
8 4 (0.58%) CentOS
8 4 (0.58%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.29%) AIX
10 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.15%) Debian
11 1 (0.15%) SUSE
11 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (18.83%) Project Management
2 73 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (5.84%) ITIL
3 40 (5.84%) Web Development
4 39 (5.69%) Migration
4 39 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (5.11%) PRINCE2
6 26 (3.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 22 (3.21%) Business Development
8 21 (3.07%) Business Analysis
8 21 (3.07%) Data Analysis
8 21 (3.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (2.92%) E-Commerce
10 19 (2.77%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (2.77%) CRM
10 19 (2.77%) DevOps
11 17 (2.48%) MVC
11 17 (2.48%) Scrum
12 16 (2.34%) Change Management
12 16 (2.34%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (13.72%) SQL
2 55 (8.03%) JavaScript
3 52 (7.59%) Java
4 43 (6.28%) C#
5 39 (5.69%) Python
6 36 (5.26%) PHP
7 15 (2.19%) T-SQL
8 14 (2.04%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.61%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.31%) C++
10 9 (1.31%) Perl
11 8 (1.17%) VB
12 7 (1.02%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.02%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.02%) VBA
13 6 (0.88%) C
13 6 (0.88%) Ruby
14 5 (0.73%) R
15 4 (0.58%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.44%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 71 (10.36%) Degree
2 49 (7.15%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.17%) CCNA
4 8 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.73%) PMP
7 4 (0.58%) CISSP
7 4 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.58%) ISEB
7 4 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.44%) CEH
8 3 (0.44%) CISM
8 3 (0.44%) GCIA
8 3 (0.44%) GCIH
8 3 (0.44%) GIAC
8 3 (0.44%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.29%) MCTS
9 2 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.19%) QA
1 15 (2.19%) SLA
2 7 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 24 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.31%) Docker
3 6 (0.88%) vCloud
4 5 (0.73%) Postfix
4 5 (0.73%) Squid
4 5 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.44%) HDFS
6 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.15%) Snort
7 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (2.63%) Puppet
2 14 (2.04%) Ansible
3 11 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.88%) Kibana
5 6 (0.88%) logstash
5 6 (0.88%) SCCM
5 6 (0.88%) Terraform
5 6 (0.88%) ZABBIX
6 5 (0.73%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.73%) Rancher
7 3 (0.44%) Ambari
7 3 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.44%) Icinga
7 3 (0.44%) Oozie
7 3 (0.44%) WSUS
8 2 (0.29%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.15%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.15%) Nessus
9 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 82 (11.97%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.23%) Oracle
3 22 (3.21%) SAP
4 20 (2.92%) Cisco
5 19 (2.77%) Adobe
6 12 (1.75%) VMware
7 10 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.31%) Google
8 9 (1.31%) HP
9 8 (1.17%) Citrix
10 7 (1.02%) Apple
10 7 (1.02%) F5
11 6 (0.88%) Bloomberg
11 6 (0.88%) hybris
11 6 (0.88%) IBM
11 6 (0.88%) Sonatype
11 6 (0.88%) Zend
12 5 (0.73%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.73%) Reuters
13 4 (0.58%) Atlassian
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