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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior
Rank 295 282 261
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 372 336 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.64% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.69% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 200 215
Average daily rate
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£220 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £340 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 15 39
Average hourly rate £10.57 £12.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.13% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.68 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £22.40 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £12.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -8.92%

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
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 351 £220 -2.22% 344
London +49 184 £225 -10.00% 128
South East -16 66 £188 -5.06% 69
City of London +12 39 £238 -5.00% 56
South West -25 29 £225 -22.41% 20
East of England -19 21 £200 -13.04% 26
Wiltshire -2 19 £208 -36.15% 1
West Midlands -6 19 £200 +122.22% 17
Hampshire -10 19 £250 +11.11% 14
Berkshire +3 16 £220 +83.33% 12
North West -7 13 £223 -11.00% 34
Swindon -3 9 £331 +6.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 8 £200 -27.27% 7
Buckinghamshire -8 8 £275 +100.00% 6
Bedfordshire -17 8 £248 +8.79% 2
Salisbury - 8 - -
East Midlands -1 7 £288 +64.28% 16
Yorkshire -14 7 £255 -3.77% 28
Cambridge +6 6 £213 -22.72% 5
Birmingham -4 6 £225 +150.00% 7
Surrey -9 6 £175 -39.13% 14
Manchester -11 6 £220 -16.19% 22
Scotland -22 6 £200 -27.27% 10
Bristol -24 6 £250 -13.19% 9
Reading +12 5 £220 +14.28% 8
East Sussex -9 5 £150 - 5
Worcestershire - 5 £175 -
Luton - 5 £270 -
Maidenhead +3 4 - -
Winchester +3 4 - -

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 155 (20.72%) Finance
2 120 (16.04%) Microsoft
3 107 (14.30%) Project Management
4 93 (12.43%) SQL
5 92 (12.30%) Degree
6 85 (11.36%) MS Excel
7 83 (11.10%) HTML
8 79 (10.56%) Windows
9 71 (9.49%) PRINCE2
10 68 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 68 (9.09%) Banking
11 64 (8.56%) .NET
12 63 (8.42%) JavaScript
13 59 (7.89%) MS Office
14 57 (7.62%) CSS
14 57 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
15 46 (6.15%) PHP
16 44 (5.88%) C#
17 43 (5.75%) MS Project
18 42 (5.61%) SharePoint
19 41 (5.48%) Oracle
20 40 (5.35%) Computer Science
21 39 (5.21%) Java
22 38 (5.08%) OO
23 37 (4.95%) UNIX
23 37 (4.95%) Security Cleared
24 36 (4.81%) SQL Server
24 36 (4.81%) ASP.NET
24 36 (4.81%) MS PowerPoint
25 35 (4.68%) HP

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 42 (5.61%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.20%) WordPress
2 9 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (1.07%) SAS
3 8 (1.07%) Apache
4 7 (0.94%) IIS
4 7 (0.94%) CMS
5 6 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.67%) Drupal
6 5 (0.67%) JBoss
6 5 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.53%) Lync
8 3 (0.40%) Node.js
8 3 (0.40%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.40%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.13%) Facebook Platform
10 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 85 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 59 (7.89%) MS Office
3 43 (5.75%) MS Project
4 36 (4.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (4.41%) MS Visio
6 23 (3.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 18 (2.41%) AutoCAD
7 18 (2.41%) Photoshop
7 18 (2.41%) Revit
8 15 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (1.60%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.53%) InDesign
11 3 (0.40%) FastStats
11 3 (0.40%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.27%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.13%) SPSS
13 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.13%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 12 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.53%) RMDS
3 3 (0.40%) Magento
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.40%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.27%) Agresso
4 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.13%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (1.07%) Office 365
2 7 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.27%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.13%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.07%) TCP/IP
2 20 (2.67%) Internet
3 12 (1.60%) Firewall
4 11 (1.47%) LAN
4 11 (1.47%) WAN
5 10 (1.34%) Intranet
6 6 (0.80%) FTP
7 4 (0.53%) Wireless
7 4 (0.53%) VPN
8 3 (0.40%) Cisco IPT
8 3 (0.40%) Network Security
8 3 (0.40%) HTTP
8 3 (0.40%) VoIP
8 3 (0.40%) SAN
9 2 (0.27%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.27%) VLAN
9 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.27%) NetScreen
9 2 (0.27%) DNS
9 2 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.28%) MySQL
3 15 (2.01%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.94%) CouchDB
6 6 (0.80%) MS Access
7 5 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.27%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.27%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.27%) OLAP
10 2 (0.27%) QlikView
10 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.27%) Big Data
10 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (1.47%) JIRA
2 7 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.67%) Xcode
4 4 (0.53%) Selenium
5 3 (0.40%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.40%) Subversion
5 3 (0.40%) Maven
6 2 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.27%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.13%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.13%) Behat
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.13%) Grunt
7 1 (0.13%) Gradle
7 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.13%) Mocha
7 1 (0.13%) Hudson
7 1 (0.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 155 (20.72%) Finance
2 68 (9.09%) Banking
3 32 (4.28%) Retail
4 27 (3.61%) Marketing
5 25 (3.34%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.87%) Front Office
7 13 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.74%) Electronics
8 12 (1.60%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.47%) Retail Banking
10 9 (1.20%) German Language
10 9 (1.20%) Back Office
10 9 (1.20%) Legal
10 9 (1.20%) Publishing
11 8 (1.07%) Law
12 6 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.67%) Billing
13 5 (0.67%) Advertising
14 4 (0.53%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (11.10%) HTML
2 64 (8.56%) .NET
3 57 (7.62%) CSS
4 36 (4.81%) ASP.NET
5 35 (4.68%) jQuery
6 31 (4.14%) HTML5
7 21 (2.81%) Web Services
8 20 (2.67%) CSS3
9 18 (2.41%) XML
10 17 (2.27%) JSON
11 13 (1.74%) .NET Framework
12 12 (1.60%) JSP
13 11 (1.47%) Ajax
14 9 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (1.20%) RESTful
14 9 (1.20%) LAMP
15 8 (1.07%) JSF
16 7 (0.94%) Akka
16 7 (0.94%) Play Framework
16 7 (0.94%) Batik
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.35%) Computer Science
3 17 (2.27%) User Experience
4 16 (2.14%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.01%) Hedge funds
5 15 (2.01%) NHS
6 10 (1.34%) Data Integration
6 10 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (1.20%) Mathematics
7 9 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 6 (0.80%) Statistics
8 6 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.67%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.67%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.67%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.67%) Graphic Design
9 5 (0.67%) MPEG
9 5 (0.67%) STB
10 4 (0.53%) PMI
10 4 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 79 (10.56%) Windows
2 37 (4.95%) UNIX
3 30 (4.01%) Windows 7
4 25 (3.34%) Windows XP
5 24 (3.21%) Linux
6 12 (1.60%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.67%) Android
9 4 (0.53%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.27%) MVS
11 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.27%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.13%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (14.30%) Project Management
2 71 (9.49%) PRINCE2
3 68 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (5.08%) OO
5 34 (4.55%) Test Scripting
6 32 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (4.28%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (3.74%) E-Commerce
7 28 (3.74%) Risk Management
8 24 (3.21%) MVC
9 23 (3.07%) ITIL
10 22 (2.94%) Web Development
11 21 (2.81%) OOP
11 21 (2.81%) Change Management
12 20 (2.67%) CRM
13 19 (2.54%) Scrum
14 18 (2.41%) Migration
15 15 (2.01%) Change Control
16 14 (1.87%) Asset Management
16 14 (1.87%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 93 (12.43%) SQL
2 63 (8.42%) JavaScript
3 46 (6.15%) PHP
4 44 (5.88%) C#
5 39 (5.21%) Java
6 20 (2.67%) C++
7 18 (2.41%) C
8 13 (1.74%) Python
8 13 (1.74%) VBA
9 10 (1.34%) Embedded C
9 10 (1.34%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.07%) VBScript
11 7 (0.94%) Scala
11 7 (0.94%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.67%) VB
12 5 (0.67%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.53%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.53%) R
14 3 (0.40%) Perl
14 3 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 92 (12.30%) Degree
2 37 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.74%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 14 (1.87%) PMI Certification
6 13 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (1.47%) ISEB
7 11 (1.47%) ISTQB
8 10 (1.34%) PMP
9 7 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.80%) CCNA
10 6 (0.80%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.67%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.53%) HNC
12 4 (0.53%) HND
13 3 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.40%) MOS
14 2 (0.27%) MCITP
14 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.74%) QA
2 9 (1.20%) SLA
3 5 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) P3O
6 1 (0.13%) GAAP
System Software
1 31 (4.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.13%) vSphere
4 1 (0.13%) RACF
Systems Management
1 17 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.20%) ARCserve
3 4 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.27%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.27%) Nagios
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.13%) Control-M
5 1 (0.13%) DameWare
Vendors
1 120 (16.04%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.48%) Oracle
3 35 (4.68%) HP
4 34 (4.55%) Adobe
5 25 (3.34%) SAP
6 20 (2.67%) Cisco
7 13 (1.74%) Citrix
8 10 (1.34%) VMware
9 9 (1.20%) Remedy
10 7 (0.94%) Reuters
10 7 (0.94%) Bloomberg
11 6 (0.80%) Google
12 5 (0.67%) Zend
12 5 (0.67%) Juniper
12 5 (0.67%) IBM
12 5 (0.67%) Business Objects
13 4 (0.53%) Apple
13 4 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.53%) F5
14 3 (0.40%) Facebook
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £8 to £10 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Hightown
Rate: £25,626 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Hudson - London
Rate: £250 - £255 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £75 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
TEKsystems
Rate: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Daily Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
IC Software
Rate: £17.00 - £19.00 per hour + £17-£19 per hour, initial 6 month contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
INVESCO
Rate: From £18,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £16k - 18k per year + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £17.50 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dundee
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £220 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The GORSE Academies Trust
Rate: From £19,817 to £21,734 per annum (Scale C1)
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 13 days ago