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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Junior
UK
Rank 332 351 333
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 268 305 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.61% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.64% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 180 175
Median daily rate £225 £240 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% +2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £113 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £340 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £243 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.21% +7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 25
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £8.87 £8.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.75 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.88 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -

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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +8 256 £225 -6.15% 342
London -3 110 £220 -7.36% 104
South East -7 47 £250 +11.11% 67
City of London +4 23 £388 +29.16% 21
North West +18 20 £163 -22.61% 31
West Midlands -5 18 £200 -23.07% 35
East of England +15 16 £275 +150.00% 36
Berkshire +22 15 £338 +25.58% 17
East Midlands +14 15 £250 +20.48% 15
South West +2 13 £209 -16.50% 27
Hampshire +3 12 £225 +12.50% 15
Manchester +8 11 £154 -27.64% 16
Northamptonshire -7 11 £250 +100.00% 5
Scotland +21 10 £225 +38.46% 5
Cambridgeshire +6 10 £400 - 5
Yorkshire +5 10 £225 -7.21% 27
Buckinghamshire -8 10 £113 -59.82% 2
High Wycombe +2 7 £113 -62.02% 1
West Yorkshire +12 6 £263 +5.00% 16
Peterborough +5 6 £400 -
Wiltshire +4 6 £213 -22.72% 4
Cheshire +29 5 £163 -18.75% 7
Edinburgh +22 5 £200 - 4
Reading +8 5 £310 -4.24% 3
Northampton -12 5 £210 - 1
Coventry -17 5 £198 - 3
Basingstoke +9 4 £166 +0.75% 2
Bracknell +6 4 £191 - 3
Surrey +16 3 £360 +84.61% 8
Leeds +10 3 £200 -20.00% 9

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 128 (21.44%) Finance
2 91 (15.24%) Project Management
3 85 (14.24%) SQL
4 70 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (11.56%) HTML
6 65 (10.89%) Microsoft
7 61 (10.22%) MS Excel
8 57 (9.55%) Java
9 55 (9.21%) Windows
9 55 (9.21%) Degree
10 54 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
11 53 (8.88%) JavaScript
12 48 (8.04%) MS Office
12 48 (8.04%) CSS
13 44 (7.37%) Banking
14 42 (7.04%) Migration
15 38 (6.37%) Oracle
16 35 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (5.70%) C#
17 34 (5.70%) .NET
18 33 (5.53%) Linux
18 33 (5.53%) Python
19 31 (5.19%) SQL Server
19 31 (5.19%) Security Cleared
20 30 (5.03%) Retail
21 29 (4.86%) MS PowerPoint
21 29 (4.86%) Telecoms
22 27 (4.52%) PRINCE2
22 27 (4.52%) Web Development
23 25 (4.19%) SAP

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 22 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.68%) CMS
2 10 (1.68%) IIS
3 8 (1.34%) Confluence
4 6 (1.01%) WordPress
5 5 (0.84%) Drupal
6 4 (0.67%) Apache
6 4 (0.67%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.67%) SAS
6 4 (0.67%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.50%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.50%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.50%) JBoss
7 3 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.34%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 61 (10.22%) MS Excel
2 48 (8.04%) MS Office
3 29 (4.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (2.85%) MS Project
5 14 (2.35%) Photoshop
6 13 (2.18%) MS Visio
7 11 (1.84%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.50%) InDesign
10 3 (0.50%) Stata
11 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.17%) Flinto
11 1 (0.17%) HipChat
11 1 (0.17%) InVision
11 1 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
11 1 (0.17%) SPSS
11 1 (0.17%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) SAP MM
1 4 (0.67%) SAP SD
2 3 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.34%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.34%) Relativity
4 1 (0.17%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.17%) FastStats
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) Primavera
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.17%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.34%) Office 365
3 5 (0.84%) GitHub
4 4 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.67%) PaaS
4 4 (0.67%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) AdWords
5 1 (0.17%) Force.com
5 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.17%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.17%) Heroku
5 1 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.17%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.51%) Internet
2 7 (1.17%) Firewall
3 6 (1.01%) LAN
4 5 (0.84%) WAN
4 5 (0.84%) Wireless
5 4 (0.67%) HTTP
5 4 (0.67%) Skype
6 3 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.50%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.50%) LDAP
6 3 (0.50%) Network Security
6 3 (0.50%) SAN
7 2 (0.34%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (0.34%) DNS
7 2 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.34%) Intranet
7 2 (0.34%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.34%) SSL
7 2 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.02%) MySQL
3 15 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.68%) Big Data
6 9 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.01%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.84%) GIS
9 5 (0.84%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.67%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.67%) Redis
11 3 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.50%) Mahout
11 3 (0.50%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.50%) QGIS
11 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.50%) Sqoop
11 3 (0.50%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (3.18%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.35%) JIRA
3 10 (1.68%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.17%) Selenium
5 6 (1.01%) Dreamweaver
5 6 (1.01%) Maven
6 5 (0.84%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.67%) Axure RP
7 4 (0.67%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.67%) Subversion
8 3 (0.50%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.50%) JUnit
8 3 (0.50%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.34%) Gradle
9 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.17%) Hudson
10 1 (0.17%) JProfiler
10 1 (0.17%) Mockito
10 1 (0.17%) Redmine
General
1 128 (21.44%) Finance
2 44 (7.37%) Banking
3 30 (5.03%) Retail
4 29 (4.86%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.85%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.68%) Marketing
7 10 (1.68%) Games
7 10 (1.68%) Legal
8 8 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.17%) Advertising
10 6 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.01%) Military
10 6 (1.01%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.84%) Back Office
12 4 (0.67%) Automotive
13 3 (0.50%) Billing
13 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.50%) French Language
13 3 (0.50%) Front Office
13 3 (0.50%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (11.56%) HTML
2 48 (8.04%) CSS
3 34 (5.70%) .NET
4 20 (3.35%) ASP.NET
4 20 (3.35%) HTML5
5 19 (3.18%) XML
6 14 (2.35%) jQuery
7 13 (2.18%) Django
8 12 (2.01%) CSS3
8 12 (2.01%) Web Services
9 10 (1.68%) Spring
10 8 (1.34%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.34%) JSON
11 7 (1.17%) J2EE
12 6 (1.01%) Ajax
12 6 (1.01%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.01%) REST
13 5 (0.84%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.84%) Node.js
13 5 (0.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.02%) User Experience
3 16 (2.68%) Computer Science
3 16 (2.68%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.17%) Visualisation
6 6 (1.01%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.01%) Mathematics
7 5 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 5 (0.84%) Statistics
8 4 (0.67%) Credit Risk
8 4 (0.67%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.67%) e-Learning
8 4 (0.67%) Equities
8 4 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (0.67%) NHS
8 4 (0.67%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.50%) RIA
9 3 (0.50%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 55 (9.21%) Windows
2 33 (5.53%) Linux
3 22 (3.69%) Unix
4 10 (1.68%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.51%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.34%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.84%) Android
7 5 (0.84%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.84%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.67%) Solaris
9 3 (0.50%) AIX
9 3 (0.50%) CentOS
9 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.50%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (15.24%) Project Management
2 70 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (7.04%) Migration
4 35 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (4.52%) PRINCE2
5 27 (4.52%) Web Development
6 24 (4.02%) Front End Development
6 24 (4.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 23 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (3.85%) Scrum
8 21 (3.52%) Business Analysis
8 21 (3.52%) Change Management
9 20 (3.35%) ITIL
9 20 (3.35%) Time Management
10 18 (3.02%) Data Analysis
11 17 (2.85%) Project Planning
12 16 (2.68%) Analytics
13 14 (2.35%) OO
14 13 (2.18%) CRM
14 13 (2.18%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 85 (14.24%) SQL
2 57 (9.55%) Java
3 53 (8.88%) JavaScript
4 34 (5.70%) C#
5 33 (5.53%) Python
6 21 (3.52%) PHP
7 12 (2.01%) PowerShell
8 9 (1.51%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.34%) C++
10 6 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.01%) R
10 6 (1.01%) Ruby
10 6 (1.01%) Scala
11 5 (0.84%) C
11 5 (0.84%) VB
11 5 (0.84%) VBA
12 4 (0.67%) Perl
12 4 (0.67%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.50%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (9.21%) Degree
2 31 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (1.17%) HND
5 6 (1.01%) CCNA
6 5 (0.84%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.67%) CISSP
7 4 (0.67%) ISEB
7 4 (0.67%) PMP
7 4 (0.67%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.34%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.34%) CCNP
9 2 (0.34%) CISM
9 2 (0.34%) HNC
9 2 (0.34%) PhD
9 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.02%) QA
2 9 (1.51%) SLA
3 7 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.50%) MiFID
5 2 (0.34%) GDPR
6 1 (0.17%) GxP
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.50%) HDFS
3 2 (0.34%) Docker
3 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.17%) Firmware
4 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.17%) Postfix
4 1 (0.17%) Snort
4 1 (0.17%) Squid
4 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.17%) vCloud
4 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (1.68%) Puppet
2 9 (1.51%) Ansible
3 7 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.84%) SCCM
5 4 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.50%) Ambari
6 3 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.50%) Oozie
7 2 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.17%) Kibana
8 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.17%) logstash
8 1 (0.17%) Mesos
8 1 (0.17%) Nessus
8 1 (0.17%) SCSM
8 1 (0.17%) WSUS
8 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.37%) Oracle
3 25 (4.19%) SAP
4 14 (2.35%) Adobe
4 14 (2.35%) Cisco
4 14 (2.35%) HP
5 9 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (1.51%) VMware
6 8 (1.34%) IBM
7 7 (1.17%) Citrix
8 6 (1.01%) Xerox
9 5 (0.84%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.84%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.67%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.67%) Sybase
11 3 (0.50%) Apple
11 3 (0.50%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.50%) F5
11 3 (0.50%) Google
11 3 (0.50%) Reuters
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