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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior
Rank 307 294 297
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 333 336 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.65% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.70% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 198 154
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£225 £225 £225
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £108 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £225 £238
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 34 37
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.88 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.30% +11.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.68 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £97.48 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £11.25 £12.25
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -8.16%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -29 318 £225 - 267
London +25 154 £235 +2.17% 77
South East -6 74 £174 -24.45% 64
City of London +7 37 £250 -1.96% 28
South West -10 29 £250 -10.39% 28
East of England -22 21 £225 +60.71% 16
Hampshire -4 20 £250 +51.51% 13
Berkshire +9 17 £305 +15.09% 13
Wiltshire -1 16 £331 +1.92% 3
North West -9 16 £236 -12.09% 24
West Sussex +3 9 £130 +13.04% 5
Swindon -2 9 £425 -
East Midlands +3 8 £225 - 9
Scotland -3 8 £175 -22.22% 7
Manchester -9 8 £220 -34.81% 8
Surrey -11 8 £135 -40.65% 9
Oxford -12 8 £80 -65.21% 4
Yorkshire -18 8 £221 +18.00% 33
Oxfordshire -19 8 £80 -66.66% 10
Reading +20 6 £115 -56.60% 7
East Sussex +4 6 - - 2
Hertfordshire -1 6 £168 +19.64% 5
Bedfordshire -14 6 £225 +275.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -14 6 £180 -8.86% 2
West Midlands -28 6 £200 -3.61% 12
Watford +5 5 £200 +42.85%
Merseyside -4 5 £333 +166.00% 4
West Yorkshire -14 5 £255 +2.00% 22
Bristol -14 5 £300 +7.52% 10
Brighton +2 4 - - 1

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (17.25%) Microsoft
2 121 (16.97%) Project Management
3 118 (16.55%) Finance
4 97 (13.60%) SQL
5 92 (12.90%) MS Excel
6 91 (12.76%) Degree
7 78 (10.94%) HTML
8 69 (9.68%) Windows
9 65 (9.12%) CSS
10 64 (8.98%) Banking
11 63 (8.84%) MS Office
12 62 (8.70%) PRINCE2
13 60 (8.42%) JavaScript
14 58 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
15 50 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
16 48 (6.73%) MS Project
17 47 (6.59%) .NET
18 45 (6.31%) PHP
19 43 (6.03%) Computer Science
20 39 (5.47%) C#
20 39 (5.47%) SQL Server
21 37 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
22 35 (4.91%) Oracle
22 35 (4.91%) HP
22 35 (4.91%) jQuery
23 33 (4.63%) SharePoint
23 33 (4.63%) UNIX
23 33 (4.63%) Security Cleared
24 31 (4.35%) Telecoms
24 31 (4.35%) Marketing

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 33 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.98%) WordPress
3 6 (0.84%) Apache
3 6 (0.84%) SAS
3 6 (0.84%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (0.70%) Lync
4 5 (0.70%) IIS
5 4 (0.56%) CMS
5 4 (0.56%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.42%) Drupal
6 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.28%) WorkSite
7 2 (0.28%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 92 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 63 (8.84%) MS Office
3 48 (6.73%) MS Project
4 37 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (3.93%) MS Visio
6 20 (2.81%) Photoshop
7 18 (2.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 14 (1.96%) AutoCAD
8 14 (1.96%) Revit
9 13 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.84%) InDesign
11 3 (0.42%) FastStats
12 2 (0.28%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.42%) RMDS
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.28%) Agresso
4 2 (0.28%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.28%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.14%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.26%) Office 365
2 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.28%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.14%) MailChimp
3 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.09%) TCP/IP
2 18 (2.52%) Firewall
3 15 (2.10%) Internet
4 14 (1.96%) LAN
4 14 (1.96%) WAN
5 10 (1.40%) Intranet
6 8 (1.12%) SAN
7 6 (0.84%) DNS
7 6 (0.84%) VPN
8 5 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (0.70%) Wireless
8 5 (0.70%) FTP
9 4 (0.56%) DHCP
9 4 (0.56%) MPLS
9 4 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (0.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (0.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (0.56%) Network Security
10 3 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.21%) MySQL
3 11 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.26%) MS Access
5 6 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.56%) Big Data
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.28%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.28%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.28%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.28%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (1.82%) JIRA
2 10 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.84%) Xcode
4 5 (0.70%) Subversion
5 3 (0.42%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.28%) Maven
6 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.28%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.14%) Hudson
7 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.14%) Selenium
7 1 (0.14%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.14%) Gradle
7 1 (0.14%) Behat
7 1 (0.14%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
General
1 118 (16.55%) Finance
2 64 (8.98%) Banking
3 31 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 31 (4.35%) Marketing
4 24 (3.37%) Retail
5 15 (2.10%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.54%) Legal
7 10 (1.40%) Law
8 9 (1.26%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.26%) Electronics
9 7 (0.98%) German Language
9 7 (0.98%) Publishing
9 7 (0.98%) Front Office
10 6 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.70%) French Language
11 5 (0.70%) Billing
11 5 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.70%) Back Office
12 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (10.94%) HTML
2 65 (9.12%) CSS
3 47 (6.59%) .NET
4 35 (4.91%) jQuery
5 29 (4.07%) HTML5
6 25 (3.51%) ASP.NET
7 21 (2.95%) CSS3
8 18 (2.52%) XML
9 13 (1.82%) JSON
10 8 (1.12%) .NET Framework
10 8 (1.12%) Ajax
10 8 (1.12%) RESTful
11 7 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (0.98%) LAMP
11 7 (0.98%) Middleware
11 7 (0.98%) JSP
11 7 (0.98%) Web Services
12 6 (0.84%) Symfony
12 6 (0.84%) Laravel
13 5 (0.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.03%) Computer Science
3 14 (1.96%) User Experience
4 13 (1.82%) Mathematics
4 13 (1.82%) NHS
5 10 (1.40%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.26%) Data Integration
7 8 (1.12%) MPEG
7 8 (1.12%) STB
8 7 (0.98%) Statistics
9 6 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.70%) PDA
11 4 (0.56%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.56%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.56%) Market Risk
11 4 (0.56%) Physics
12 3 (0.42%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 69 (9.68%) Windows
2 33 (4.63%) UNIX
3 22 (3.09%) Windows 7
3 22 (3.09%) Linux
4 14 (1.96%) Windows XP
5 12 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.98%) Android
6 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.70%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.28%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.28%) MVS
9 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (16.97%) Project Management
2 62 (8.70%) PRINCE2
3 58 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (4.21%) Test Scripting
5 28 (3.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 26 (3.65%) OO
6 26 (3.65%) MVC
6 26 (3.65%) Change Management
7 25 (3.51%) E-Commerce
8 24 (3.37%) ITIL
9 22 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (2.81%) Risk Management
10 20 (2.81%) Project Planning
11 18 (2.52%) OOP
12 17 (2.38%) Web Development
12 17 (2.38%) Business Analysis
13 16 (2.24%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (2.24%) CRM
13 16 (2.24%) Scrum
13 16 (2.24%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 97 (13.60%) SQL
2 60 (8.42%) JavaScript
3 45 (6.31%) PHP
4 39 (5.47%) C#
5 26 (3.65%) Java
6 20 (2.81%) Python
7 19 (2.66%) VBA
8 18 (2.52%) C++
9 11 (1.54%) C
10 9 (1.26%) VBScript
11 8 (1.12%) VB.NET
11 8 (1.12%) Perl
11 8 (1.12%) Objective-C
12 7 (0.98%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.84%) Embedded C
14 5 (0.70%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.56%) R
16 3 (0.42%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.42%) VB
17 2 (0.28%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 91 (12.76%) Degree
2 33 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.24%) ISEB
5 14 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 13 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (1.82%) PMI Certification
7 11 (1.54%) PMP
8 6 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.84%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.70%) A+ Certification
9 5 (0.70%) CCNA
10 4 (0.56%) MCSE
11 3 (0.42%) MOS
12 2 (0.28%) HNC
12 2 (0.28%) HND
12 2 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.81%) QA
2 14 (1.96%) SLA
3 5 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) GAAP
System Software
1 19 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.56%) vSphere
4 2 (0.28%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.42%) SCCM
3 2 (0.28%) OpenView
3 2 (0.28%) Nagios
3 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.14%) Netcool
Vendors
1 123 (17.25%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.91%) Oracle
2 35 (4.91%) HP
3 29 (4.07%) Adobe
4 25 (3.51%) SAP
5 21 (2.95%) Cisco
6 16 (2.24%) VMware
7 9 (1.26%) Juniper
8 7 (0.98%) F5
9 6 (0.84%) Google
9 6 (0.84%) Zend
10 5 (0.70%) McAfee
10 5 (0.70%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.56%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.56%) Apple
11 4 (0.56%) Reuters
11 4 (0.56%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.42%) Eloqua
12 3 (0.42%) Facebook
12 3 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
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