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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Junior
UK
Rank 329 330 335
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 293 312 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.61% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.64% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 179 174
Median daily rate £213 £225 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £116 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £350 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £215 £223 £235
% change year-on-year
-3.37% -5.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £20.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £12.67 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+26.33% -11.12%

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
42939 48575 49622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27981 31258 30651
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1563 1629 1923
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +23 265 £213 -5.55% 333
London +12 134 £210 -16.00% 116
South East -25 42 £284 +42.00% 50
North West +16 24 £163 -20.73% 36
West Midlands +15 24 £263 -10.25% 32
Scotland +30 23 £213 -29.16% 12
Edinburgh +36 18 £213 - 5
City of London -2 18 £255 -12.06% 28
Manchester +14 16 £168 +11.66% 17
Berkshire +13 16 £281 +87.50% 10
East of England 0 12 £225 +104.54% 32
Hampshire 0 10 £280 +17.68% 12
East Midlands +9 9 £200 +60.00% 16
Coventry -5 9 £280 -34.11% 5
South West +6 7 £210 -11.57% 21
Yorkshire +1 7 £225 -7.21% 25
Cheshire +28 6 £163 -18.75% 9
Cambridgeshire +10 6 £225 +157.14% 11
Surrey +8 6 £368 +88.58% 10
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £110 -56.00% 4
West Yorkshire +6 5 £213 -15.00% 17
Bracknell +6 5 £191 - 2
Reading +2 4 £350 +122.22% 5
High Wycombe +2 4 - - 1
Wiltshire 0 4 £214 +22.14%
Warwickshire -2 4 £125 -
North East -17 4 £200 -33.33% 3
Basingstoke +10 3 £284 +51.46% 3
Peterborough +3 3 £275 - 3
Warwick 0 3 £125 -

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 143 (22.52%) Finance
2 100 (15.75%) SQL
3 87 (13.70%) Project Management
4 80 (12.60%) Degree
5 76 (11.97%) HTML
6 74 (11.65%) Microsoft
7 70 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
9 60 (9.45%) MS Excel
10 59 (9.29%) Java
11 56 (8.82%) CSS
12 54 (8.50%) JavaScript
13 51 (8.03%) Banking
14 48 (7.56%) MS Office
14 48 (7.56%) Windows
15 45 (7.09%) Python
16 42 (6.61%) Linux
16 42 (6.61%) Migration
17 40 (6.30%) SQL Server
18 37 (5.83%) .NET
19 36 (5.67%) C#
20 34 (5.35%) Telecoms
21 33 (5.20%) Oracle
22 32 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
23 31 (4.88%) Retail
23 31 (4.88%) Computer Science
24 29 (4.57%) Security Cleared
25 28 (4.41%) Web Development
25 28 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
26 26 (4.09%) Scrum

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 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.89%) SAS
3 10 (1.57%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.57%) CMS
3 10 (1.57%) IIS
4 8 (1.26%) Confluence
4 8 (1.26%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.94%) WordPress
6 5 (0.79%) Drupal
7 4 (0.63%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.63%) JBoss
7 4 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.47%) Apache
8 3 (0.47%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.47%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.31%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 60 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 48 (7.56%) MS Office
3 28 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (2.36%) Photoshop
5 14 (2.20%) MS Project
6 13 (2.05%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (1.57%) MS Visio
7 10 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.47%) InDesign
9 3 (0.47%) SPSS
9 3 (0.47%) Stata
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.16%) Flinto
10 1 (0.16%) InVision
10 1 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.16%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) FastStats
2 4 (0.63%) Eloqua
2 4 (0.63%) SAP MM
2 4 (0.63%) SAP SD
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.31%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.31%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.31%) Relativity
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.16%) Primavera
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.42%) Office 365
3 6 (0.94%) GitHub
4 4 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.63%) PaaS
4 4 (0.63%) SaaS
5 1 (0.16%) AdWords
5 1 (0.16%) Force.com
5 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.16%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.16%) Heroku
5 1 (0.16%) SmartFocus
5 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.52%) Internet
2 7 (1.10%) Skype
3 6 (0.94%) Firewall
4 5 (0.79%) LAN
4 5 (0.79%) WAN
4 5 (0.79%) Wireless
5 3 (0.47%) HTTP
5 3 (0.47%) Intranet
5 3 (0.47%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.47%) LDAP
6 2 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.31%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (0.31%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.31%) SAN
6 2 (0.31%) SSL
6 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.16%) Network Security
7 1 (0.16%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.16%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.15%) Big Data
3 18 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (2.68%) MySQL
5 14 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (2.20%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.57%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.10%) QlikView
9 6 (0.94%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.79%) Apache Hive
10 5 (0.79%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.79%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.63%) GIS
11 4 (0.63%) Redis
11 4 (0.63%) Spotfire
11 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.47%) Mahout
12 3 (0.47%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 20 (3.15%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.52%) JIRA
3 9 (1.42%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.42%) Selenium
4 7 (1.10%) Dreamweaver
5 6 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (0.94%) Subversion
6 5 (0.79%) Axure RP
6 5 (0.79%) Maven
6 5 (0.79%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.63%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.47%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.47%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.31%) Gradle
9 2 (0.31%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.31%) JUnit
9 2 (0.31%) Mocha
9 2 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.16%) git-flow
General
1 143 (22.52%) Finance
2 51 (8.03%) Banking
3 34 (5.35%) Telecoms
4 31 (4.88%) Retail
5 24 (3.78%) Marketing
6 14 (2.20%) Legal
6 14 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.05%) Advertising
8 12 (1.89%) Games
9 10 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.10%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.94%) Publishing
13 5 (0.79%) Automotive
13 5 (0.79%) Military
14 4 (0.63%) Back Office
14 4 (0.63%) Law
15 3 (0.47%) French Language
15 3 (0.47%) Front Office
15 3 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (11.97%) HTML
2 56 (8.82%) CSS
3 37 (5.83%) .NET
4 22 (3.46%) ASP.NET
5 18 (2.83%) HTML5
5 18 (2.83%) Spring
6 16 (2.52%) XML
7 15 (2.36%) Django
8 13 (2.05%) jQuery
8 13 (2.05%) Web Services
9 10 (1.57%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.57%) CSS3
10 8 (1.26%) REST
11 7 (1.10%) J2EE
11 7 (1.10%) Node.js
12 6 (0.94%) Hibernate
12 6 (0.94%) Natural Language Processing
13 5 (0.79%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.79%) JSON
13 5 (0.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.83%) User Experience
5 15 (2.36%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.26%) Driving Licence
7 5 (0.79%) Credit Risk
7 5 (0.79%) e-Learning
7 5 (0.79%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (0.63%) Fintech
8 4 (0.63%) Graphic Design
8 4 (0.63%) NHS
8 4 (0.63%) Photography
8 4 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.63%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.47%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.47%) FMCG
9 3 (0.47%) Social Media
9 3 (0.47%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 48 (7.56%) Windows
2 42 (6.61%) Linux
3 25 (3.94%) Unix
4 10 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.26%) Android
5 8 (1.26%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.94%) Solaris
8 5 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.79%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.63%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.47%) AIX
10 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.47%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.31%) CentOS
11 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (13.70%) Project Management
2 70 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (6.61%) Migration
4 32 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (4.41%) Web Development
6 26 (4.09%) Analytics
6 26 (4.09%) Scrum
7 25 (3.94%) PRINCE2
8 24 (3.78%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (3.62%) Front End Development
9 23 (3.62%) Time Management
10 22 (3.46%) Business Analysis
11 21 (3.31%) OO
11 21 (3.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 19 (2.99%) Mathematics
13 18 (2.83%) Change Management
13 18 (2.83%) Project Planning
14 17 (2.68%) Data Analysis
14 17 (2.68%) ITIL
14 17 (2.68%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 100 (15.75%) SQL
2 59 (9.29%) Java
3 54 (8.50%) JavaScript
4 45 (7.09%) Python
5 36 (5.67%) C#
6 19 (2.99%) PHP
7 18 (2.83%) R
8 11 (1.73%) Scala
8 11 (1.73%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.42%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.26%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.26%) C++
11 6 (0.94%) C
11 6 (0.94%) VBA
12 5 (0.79%) Perl
12 5 (0.79%) Ruby
13 4 (0.63%) VB
14 3 (0.47%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 80 (12.60%) Degree
2 29 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.26%) PhD
5 7 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.94%) HND
6 6 (0.94%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.79%) CCNA
7 5 (0.79%) PMP
8 4 (0.63%) ISEB
8 4 (0.63%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.47%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.31%) CCNP
10 2 (0.31%) CISSP
11 1 (0.16%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.83%) QA
2 9 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.10%) SLA
4 3 (0.47%) MiFID
5 2 (0.31%) GDPR
6 1 (0.16%) GxP
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.47%) HDFS
2 3 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.31%) Docker
3 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
4 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (1.73%) Puppet
2 10 (1.57%) Ansible
3 7 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.63%) SCCM
6 3 (0.47%) Ambari
6 3 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.47%) Oozie
7 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.16%) Forum Sentry
7 1 (0.16%) Mesos
7 1 (0.16%) Nagios
7 1 (0.16%) SCSM
7 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 33 (5.20%) Oracle
3 24 (3.78%) SAP
4 18 (2.83%) Adobe
5 14 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.05%) HP
7 11 (1.73%) Cisco
8 8 (1.26%) VMware
9 7 (1.10%) IBM
9 7 (1.10%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.94%) Tableau
11 5 (0.79%) Citrix
11 5 (0.79%) Xerox
12 4 (0.63%) Apteco
12 4 (0.63%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.63%) Google
12 4 (0.63%) Sun
12 4 (0.63%) Sybase
13 3 (0.47%) Ericsson
13 3 (0.47%) Intel Security
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