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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior
Rank 327 332 278
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 375 340 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.62% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.66% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 195 243
Median daily rate £220 £211 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.14% -15.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £113 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £343 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
+7.55% -21.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £9.08 £8.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £22.35 £27.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +4 335 £215 +3.61% 382
London +30 176 £235 +4.44% 126
South East -18 63 £163 -23.52% 75
Scotland -2 36 £223 -5.10% 8
City of London +31 29 £250 +2.04% 25
Hampshire +5 22 £305 +4.27% 15
West Midlands -1 22 £150 -16.66% 22
Yorkshire +19 20 £185 +12.12% 36
Renfrewshire -27 18 £223 -
Erskine - 17 £223 -
Berkshire -16 15 £170 -17.57% 10
West Yorkshire +10 14 £188 -37.50% 23
North West -28 14 £125 -33.33% 48
North East -35 14 £225 -6.25% 7
South West -7 13 £245 +19.51% 21
Tyne and Wear -40 13 £223 -7.29% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 12 £220 -8.33% 3
Edinburgh 0 8 £275 +4.26%
East of England -6 8 £250 +42.85% 30
Glasgow -1 7 £270 +14.89% 6
Oxfordshire +9 6 £113 -34.78% 8
East Midlands +8 6 £330 +116.39% 17
Bristol +4 6 £300 +36.36% 9
Leeds +3 6 £325 +8.33% 19
Oxford +3 6 £100 -42.02% 4
Surrey -6 6 £185 +10.44% 15
West Sussex -25 6 £113 -16.66% 8
Gosport - 6 £323 - 1
Birmingham - 6 £125 - 7
Coventry - 6 £278 - 3

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 152 (22.00%) Finance
2 151 (21.85%) Project Management
3 90 (13.02%) HTML
3 90 (13.02%) Microsoft
4 83 (12.01%) Degree
5 82 (11.87%) SQL
6 76 (11.00%) CSS
7 75 (10.85%) MS Excel
7 75 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
8 72 (10.42%) JavaScript
9 65 (9.41%) Windows
10 60 (8.68%) PRINCE2
11 58 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
12 54 (7.81%) Banking
13 48 (6.95%) Java
13 48 (6.95%) Security Cleared
14 46 (6.66%) .NET
14 46 (6.66%) Stakeholder Management
15 43 (6.22%) Web Development
16 42 (6.08%) MS Office
17 41 (5.93%) SQL Server
18 37 (5.35%) C#
18 37 (5.35%) PHP
19 36 (5.21%) SC Cleared
20 34 (4.92%) Linux
21 33 (4.78%) Unix
21 33 (4.78%) ITIL
22 31 (4.49%) Migration
23 30 (4.34%) Marketing
23 30 (4.34%) Front End Development

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 21 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.88%) CMS
3 10 (1.45%) Confluence
3 10 (1.45%) WordPress
4 8 (1.16%) IIS
5 7 (1.01%) Node.js
6 4 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.43%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.43%) Jetty
7 3 (0.43%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.43%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.29%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.29%) Drupal
8 2 (0.29%) SAS
9 1 (0.14%) Apache
9 1 (0.14%) JBoss
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 75 (10.85%) MS Excel
2 42 (6.08%) MS Office
3 29 (4.20%) MS Project
4 26 (3.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (2.75%) Photoshop
6 14 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (1.88%) MS Visio
8 9 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.14%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.14%) InDesign
10 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.72%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.58%) Magento
4 3 (0.43%) FastStats
5 2 (0.29%) assyst
5 2 (0.29%) Changepoint
5 2 (0.29%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.29%) KANA IQ
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.14%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.14%) Summit
6 1 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.87%) Office 365
3 5 (0.72%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.58%) AdWords
5 3 (0.43%) GitHub
5 3 (0.43%) SaaS
5 3 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) Firebase
7 1 (0.14%) Google Play
7 1 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.46%) Firewall
2 10 (1.45%) WAN
3 9 (1.30%) Internet
3 9 (1.30%) LAN
4 8 (1.16%) Intranet
5 7 (1.01%) Ethernet
5 7 (1.01%) Network Security
6 6 (0.87%) MPLS
6 6 (0.87%) VoIP
7 4 (0.58%) BGP
7 4 (0.58%) DAB
7 4 (0.58%) DVB
7 4 (0.58%) HSRP
8 3 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.43%) DHCP
8 3 (0.43%) Skype
8 3 (0.43%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.43%) VLAN
9 2 (0.29%) FTP
9 2 (0.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.04%) MySQL
3 8 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.87%) MS Access
5 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.58%) Big Data
6 4 (0.58%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.58%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.58%) QlikView
6 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.43%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.29%) OLTP
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (2.46%) JIRA
2 12 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.87%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.72%) Maven
5 4 (0.58%) Ant
5 4 (0.58%) Axure RP
5 4 (0.58%) Subversion
5 4 (0.58%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.29%) Hudson
7 2 (0.29%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.29%) Selenium
7 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.29%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.29%) YouTrack
8 1 (0.14%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.14%) JUnit
General
1 152 (22.00%) Finance
2 54 (7.81%) Banking
3 30 (4.34%) Marketing
4 29 (4.20%) Legal
5 28 (4.05%) Retail
6 18 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.88%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.59%) Law
8 11 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.16%) Publishing
10 6 (0.87%) Back Office
10 6 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.72%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.58%) Advertising
13 3 (0.43%) Front Office
13 3 (0.43%) German Language
14 2 (0.29%) Electronics
14 2 (0.29%) French Language
14 2 (0.29%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (13.02%) HTML
2 76 (11.00%) CSS
3 46 (6.66%) .NET
4 28 (4.05%) jQuery
5 26 (3.76%) HTML5
6 20 (2.89%) ASP.NET
6 20 (2.89%) CSS3
7 19 (2.75%) AngularJS
7 19 (2.75%) XML
8 14 (2.03%) Web Services
9 13 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (1.45%) Ajax
10 10 (1.45%) Spring
11 9 (1.30%) JSON
11 9 (1.30%) OpenLayers
11 9 (1.30%) REST
12 8 (1.16%) D3.js
12 8 (1.16%) Sass
12 8 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (1.01%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.76%) User Experience
3 25 (3.62%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.18%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.32%) Mathematics
6 12 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.45%) NHS
8 9 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.16%) PMI
10 6 (0.87%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.87%) STB
11 5 (0.72%) Derivative
11 5 (0.72%) Equities
11 5 (0.72%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.72%) Graphic Design
11 5 (0.72%) Social Media
11 5 (0.72%) Statistics
12 4 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.58%) Psychology
12 4 (0.58%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 65 (9.41%) Windows
2 34 (4.92%) Linux
3 33 (4.78%) Unix
4 21 (3.04%) Windows 7
5 20 (2.89%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.72%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.58%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.43%) Solaris
10 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.29%) Android
11 2 (0.29%) SUSE
12 1 (0.14%) Debian
12 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (21.85%) Project Management
2 75 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (8.68%) PRINCE2
4 46 (6.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (6.22%) Web Development
6 33 (4.78%) ITIL
7 31 (4.49%) Migration
8 30 (4.34%) Front End Development
9 29 (4.20%) Change Control
10 28 (4.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 27 (3.91%) MVC
12 26 (3.76%) Business Analysis
13 21 (3.04%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (3.04%) Business Transformation
14 20 (2.89%) Business Development
14 20 (2.89%) CRM
14 20 (2.89%) E-Commerce
14 20 (2.89%) Scrum
14 20 (2.89%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (2.46%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 82 (11.87%) SQL
2 72 (10.42%) JavaScript
3 48 (6.95%) Java
4 37 (5.35%) C#
4 37 (5.35%) PHP
5 23 (3.33%) Python
6 16 (2.32%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.30%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.01%) Perl
8 7 (1.01%) VB
8 7 (1.01%) VBA
9 6 (0.87%) C++
9 6 (0.87%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.87%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.72%) R
11 4 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.58%) C
11 4 (0.58%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.58%) VBScript
12 3 (0.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 83 (12.01%) Degree
2 48 (6.95%) Security Cleared
3 36 (5.21%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.88%) PMI Certification
5 12 (1.74%) CCNA
5 12 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.16%) ISEB
7 7 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.87%) CISSP
8 6 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.87%) PMP
9 4 (0.58%) CISM
9 4 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.43%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.29%) CEH
11 2 (0.29%) GCIA
11 2 (0.29%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.03%) SLA
2 6 (0.87%) QA
3 4 (0.58%) GxP
4 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.29%) WCAG
6 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.14%) EMIR
6 1 (0.14%) FATCA
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 29 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.43%) Docker
2 3 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.87%) Puppet
4 4 (0.58%) SCCM
5 3 (0.43%) Ansible
5 3 (0.43%) Icinga
5 3 (0.43%) WSUS
6 1 (0.14%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.14%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.14%) Netcool
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.14%) Simpana
6 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 90 (13.02%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.18%) Oracle
2 22 (3.18%) SAP
3 16 (2.32%) Google
4 14 (2.03%) HP
5 11 (1.59%) Adobe
5 11 (1.59%) Remedy
6 10 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.30%) Cisco
8 7 (1.01%) VMware
9 5 (0.72%) F5
9 5 (0.72%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.72%) Zend
10 4 (0.58%) Citrix
10 4 (0.58%) hybris
10 4 (0.58%) Pega
10 4 (0.58%) Tableau
11 3 (0.43%) IBM
11 3 (0.43%) Lotus
11 3 (0.43%) Reuters
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Jobsite Resourcing Team
Rate: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits (pro-rata)
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
AWD Recruitment
Rate: £25,000 pro rata + Travel Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £170.00 - £200.00 per day + Benefits Package
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £150 to £180 per day - 6 months contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Simon James IT
Rate: £0 - £375 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire, United Kingdom
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £18-25/hour
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £150 - £190 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Rate: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 22 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago