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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 305 289 292
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 386 377 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.67% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.72% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 204 199
Average daily rate
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£230 £220 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £118 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £380 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £213 £210
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.71 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.40% +16.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £9.00 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.06 £78.50 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £10.57 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+18.31% -10.08%

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 -12 360 £230 +4.54% 423
London -16 181 £273 +21.11% 130
South East +7 75 £218 +24.28% 77
City of London 0 31 £270 +14.28% 27
East of England +12 25 £200 -14.89% 33
Buckinghamshire 0 22 £200 -27.27% 11
Scotland -10 20 £248 +16.47% 8
Berkshire +2 19 £240 +33.33% 3
South West -6 19 £170 -38.18% 43
Milton Keynes +6 17 £188 -31.81% 9
Yorkshire -17 17 £148 -43.15% 24
West Midlands +3 15 £206 +17.85% 29
Tyne and Wear -15 12 £235 +113.63% 6
North East -17 12 £235 +113.63% 6
East Midlands -11 11 £118 -51.79% 38
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 11 £235 - 4
Glasgow +12 10 £313 +50.60% 3
Hertfordshire +12 10 £200 - 14
Cambridgeshire 0 10 £200 - 9
Hampshire -6 10 £196 +6.80% 20
West Yorkshire -20 10 £249 -3.94% 11
Edinburgh -15 9 £221 +3.88% 3
North West -32 9 £290 +36.47% 41
Bristol -3 8 £163 -38.09% 13
Birmingham +7 7 £219 -2.77% 9
Cambridge -4 7 £250 +25.00% 7
Bedfordshire +13 6 £200 -39.39% 3
Bracknell 0 6 £235 +56.66%
Surrey -5 6 £239 +51.58% 15
Reading -6 6 - - 2

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 191 (25.88%) Finance
2 116 (15.72%) Project Management
3 112 (15.18%) Microsoft
4 90 (12.20%) HTML
5 89 (12.06%) MS Excel
6 87 (11.79%) SQL
7 86 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
8 84 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
9 83 (11.25%) Windows
10 81 (10.98%) CSS
11 79 (10.70%) JavaScript
12 71 (9.62%) MS Office
12 71 (9.62%) Banking
12 71 (9.62%) Degree
13 64 (8.67%) PRINCE2
14 58 (7.86%) .NET
15 54 (7.32%) Java
16 53 (7.18%) C#
17 49 (6.64%) User Experience
18 46 (6.23%) Adobe
19 44 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
19 44 (5.96%) MS PowerPoint
20 43 (5.83%) ITIL
21 41 (5.56%) Retail
21 41 (5.56%) HTML5
21 41 (5.56%) Marketing
22 40 (5.42%) Migration
22 40 (5.42%) SQL Server
23 37 (5.01%) Photoshop
23 37 (5.01%) Analytics

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 25 (3.39%) CMS
2 18 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.49%) WordPress
4 8 (1.08%) IIS
5 7 (0.95%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.95%) Confluence
6 6 (0.81%) Lync
6 6 (0.81%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.54%) Drupal
7 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.54%) Node.js
7 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.41%) nginx
8 3 (0.41%) Alfresco
8 3 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (0.41%) Apache
8 3 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.27%) SAS
9 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 89 (12.06%) MS Excel
2 71 (9.62%) MS Office
3 44 (5.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (5.01%) Photoshop
5 34 (4.61%) MS Project
6 26 (3.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 18 (2.44%) MS Visio
8 13 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (1.22%) InDesign
10 6 (0.81%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.81%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.41%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.14%) SPSS
13 1 (0.14%) FastStats
13 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.27%) Maximo
2 2 (0.27%) SyteLine
2 2 (0.27%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.14%) Exstream
3 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.14%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.14%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.14%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.76%) Google Analytics
2 10 (1.36%) Adobe Analytics
3 9 (1.22%) Office 365
4 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.14%) Silverpop
8 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.14%) SaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.44%) Internet
2 12 (1.63%) HTTP
3 11 (1.49%) LAN
4 9 (1.22%) Wireless
5 8 (1.08%) Firewall
6 7 (0.95%) Network Security
6 7 (0.95%) Intranet
6 7 (0.95%) WAN
7 6 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.68%) VPN
8 5 (0.68%) DNS
9 4 (0.54%) DHCP
10 3 (0.41%) LDAP
10 3 (0.41%) SAN
10 3 (0.41%) VoIP
10 3 (0.41%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.27%) NAS
11 2 (0.27%) Skype
11 2 (0.27%) MPLS
11 2 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 11 (1.49%) MySQL
4 9 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.68%) QlikView
7 5 (0.68%) MS Access
7 5 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.54%) OLAP
8 4 (0.54%) Star Schema
8 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.41%) Big Data
9 3 (0.41%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.41%) DB2
10 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 28 (3.79%) JIRA
2 24 (3.25%) Visual Studio
3 21 (2.85%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.49%) Subversion
5 7 (0.95%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.95%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.81%) Xcode
6 6 (0.81%) NUnit
7 4 (0.54%) Selenium
7 4 (0.54%) JUnit
7 4 (0.54%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.41%) Maven
8 3 (0.41%) Introscope
8 3 (0.41%) Gradle
8 3 (0.41%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.41%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.27%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 191 (25.88%) Finance
2 71 (9.62%) Banking
3 41 (5.56%) Retail
3 41 (5.56%) Marketing
4 29 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.03%) Advertising
6 14 (1.90%) Publishing
6 14 (1.90%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.76%) Multimedia
8 11 (1.49%) Legal
9 10 (1.36%) Back Office
10 9 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.08%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.81%) Front Office
13 5 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.68%) Games
13 5 (0.68%) Law
14 4 (0.54%) Local Government
14 4 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (12.20%) HTML
2 81 (10.98%) CSS
3 58 (7.86%) .NET
4 41 (5.56%) HTML5
5 35 (4.74%) jQuery
6 33 (4.47%) XML
7 31 (4.20%) Web Services
8 23 (3.12%) ASP.NET
8 23 (3.12%) CSS3
9 13 (1.76%) JSON
10 11 (1.49%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.49%) Sass
11 10 (1.36%) LESS
11 10 (1.36%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.22%) LAMP
13 8 (1.08%) Flash
13 8 (1.08%) SOAP
13 8 (1.08%) Spring
13 8 (1.08%) KnockoutJS
13 8 (1.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 86 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (6.64%) User Experience
3 30 (4.07%) Mobile App
4 26 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 22 (2.98%) Digital Media
6 21 (2.85%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.03%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.90%) iPhone
9 13 (1.76%) Social Media
9 13 (1.76%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.49%) Mathematics
11 8 (1.08%) MPEG
11 8 (1.08%) NHS
11 8 (1.08%) Equities
11 8 (1.08%) STB
12 7 (0.95%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.95%) Social Network
13 6 (0.81%) W3C
13 6 (0.81%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 83 (11.25%) Windows
2 25 (3.39%) Linux
2 25 (3.39%) UNIX
3 23 (3.12%) Android
4 21 (2.85%) Apple iOS
5 20 (2.71%) Windows 7
6 16 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.63%) Windows XP
8 10 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.81%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.41%) zOS
11 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.14%) Debian
13 1 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (15.72%) Project Management
2 84 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (8.67%) PRINCE2
4 44 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (5.83%) ITIL
6 40 (5.42%) Migration
7 37 (5.01%) Analytics
8 26 (3.52%) E-Commerce
9 25 (3.39%) Service Delivery
10 22 (2.98%) OO
10 22 (2.98%) Content Management
11 21 (2.85%) Scrum
11 21 (2.85%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (2.85%) Web Development
12 20 (2.71%) Data Modelling
12 20 (2.71%) Business Analysis
13 19 (2.57%) Web Design
13 19 (2.57%) Digital Marketing
13 19 (2.57%) Change Control
14 18 (2.44%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 87 (11.79%) SQL
2 79 (10.70%) JavaScript
3 54 (7.32%) Java
4 53 (7.18%) C#
5 22 (2.98%) PHP
6 18 (2.44%) C
7 16 (2.17%) VBA
7 16 (2.17%) Ruby
8 13 (1.76%) VB.NET
9 12 (1.63%) Python
10 11 (1.49%) T-SQL
10 11 (1.49%) Objective-C
11 10 (1.36%) VBScript
11 10 (1.36%) C++
12 7 (0.95%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.95%) Perl
13 6 (0.81%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.68%) VB
15 4 (0.54%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (9.62%) Degree
2 36 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.90%) ISTQB
4 14 (1.90%) ISEB
5 9 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (1.22%) PMI Certification
5 9 (1.22%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (1.08%) PMP
6 8 (1.08%) CCNA
6 8 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.27%) HND
9 2 (0.27%) MCSE
9 2 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.27%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.25%) QA
2 15 (2.03%) SLA
3 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.27%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.27%) WCAG
3 2 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.14%) FATCA
System Software
1 30 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.41%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.27%) vCloud
5 1 (0.14%) Docker
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.14%) XenApp
5 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.81%) SCCM
3 3 (0.41%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.41%) DameWare
3 3 (0.41%) CA Wily
3 3 (0.41%) logstash
3 3 (0.41%) Kibana
3 3 (0.41%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.27%) Puppet
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.14%) Ansible
5 1 (0.14%) Salt
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.14%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.14%) WSUS
5 1 (0.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 112 (15.18%) Microsoft
2 46 (6.23%) Adobe
3 32 (4.34%) Oracle
3 32 (4.34%) SAP
4 26 (3.52%) HP
5 22 (2.98%) Google
6 18 (2.44%) Cisco
7 15 (2.03%) VMware
8 12 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.22%) Citrix
10 8 (1.08%) Remedy
11 7 (0.95%) Facebook
11 7 (0.95%) Twitter
12 6 (0.81%) Mitel
12 6 (0.81%) Omniture
13 5 (0.68%) SolarWinds
13 5 (0.68%) Tableau
13 5 (0.68%) Apple
14 4 (0.54%) Dell
14 4 (0.54%) EPiServer
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