The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior
Rank 262 269 242
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 389 349 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.68% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.74% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 205 230
Average daily rate
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£250 £238 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £209 £236
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -11.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 27 32
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -34.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.80 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.70 £20.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £12.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -31.94%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 +1 348 £250 +5.26% 322
London +38 199 £238 -5.00% 128
South East -13 56 £253 +27.84% 50
City of London +12 50 £238 -4.90% 55
Scotland -22 29 £318 +23.30% 12
South West -14 23 £275 +1.85% 31
Edinburgh -10 19 £330 +22.22% 5
East of England -15 19 £305 +64.86% 22
Berkshire -1 15 £265 +38.56% 12
Hampshire -1 15 £184 -8.12% 14
Yorkshire +2 14 £244 -14.47% 22
West Yorkshire -3 13 £244 -14.47% 12
East Midlands -1 12 £275 +22.90% 13
Reading +12 11 £264 +35.25% 2
North West +1 11 £213 +30.76% 23
Wiltshire 0 11 £300 -30.63% 5
West Midlands -13 11 £225 -29.13% 27
Swindon +5 9 £300 -30.63% 4
Surrey +1 9 £191 -28.83% 6
Glasgow -3 8 £259 +20.34% 7
Manchester -6 8 £213 +17.72% 14
Leeds -2 7 £244 +13.37% 8
Cambridgeshire -9 7 £145 - 10
Bristol -13 7 £263 +162.50% 12
Buckinghamshire -15 6 £288 +85.48% 5
Wales -18 6 £295 +47.50% 5
Bedfordshire -21 6 £330 +175.00% 7
Cambridge - 6 - - 10
Somerset -17 5 £300 - 4
Northamptonshire - 5 £313 - 2

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 181 (22.94%) Finance
2 111 (14.07%) Project Management
3 103 (13.05%) Degree
4 100 (12.67%) Windows
4 100 (12.67%) Microsoft
5 93 (11.79%) SQL
6 92 (11.66%) MS Excel
7 83 (10.52%) .NET
8 75 (9.51%) HTML
9 71 (9.00%) PRINCE2
9 71 (9.00%) Banking
10 62 (7.86%) MS Office
11 60 (7.60%) JavaScript
12 57 (7.22%) Oracle
13 48 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
13 48 (6.08%) Java
13 48 (6.08%) CSS
14 47 (5.96%) SharePoint
15 45 (5.70%) UNIX
16 43 (5.45%) Security Cleared
17 42 (5.32%) ASP.NET
18 41 (5.20%) OO
18 41 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
19 40 (5.07%) HP
20 39 (4.94%) MS Project
20 39 (4.94%) Marketing
21 38 (4.82%) Computer Science
21 38 (4.82%) C#
22 36 (4.56%) MS PowerPoint
22 36 (4.56%) Windows 7

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 47 (5.96%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.39%) IIS
3 9 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (1.01%) WordPress
5 7 (0.89%) CMS
5 7 (0.89%) Node.js
5 7 (0.89%) Drupal
6 6 (0.76%) SAS
6 6 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.63%) Apache
8 4 (0.51%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.25%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.25%) Lync
10 1 (0.13%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.13%) Documentum
10 1 (0.13%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 92 (11.66%) MS Excel
2 62 (7.86%) MS Office
3 39 (4.94%) MS Project
4 36 (4.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (3.17%) MS Visio
6 20 (2.53%) Photoshop
7 16 (2.03%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (1.14%) AutoCAD
8 9 (1.14%) Revit
8 9 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.76%) InDesign
10 4 (0.51%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.38%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.25%) FastStats
12 2 (0.25%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.25%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.25%) Windchill
12 2 (0.25%) CATIA
13 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 13 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.51%) RMDS
4 4 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.38%) Magento
5 3 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.25%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.25%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) Maximo
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.01%) Office 365
3 5 (0.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.53%) Internet
2 19 (2.41%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.65%) WAN
3 13 (1.65%) LAN
4 12 (1.52%) Firewall
5 7 (0.89%) VPN
5 7 (0.89%) FTP
6 5 (0.63%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (0.51%) Intranet
7 4 (0.51%) Wireless
8 3 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.38%) SAN
8 3 (0.38%) HTTP
8 3 (0.38%) VLAN
9 2 (0.25%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (0.25%) Network Security
9 2 (0.25%) VoIP
9 2 (0.25%) DNS
9 2 (0.25%) MPLS
9 2 (0.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.41%) MySQL
3 17 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.65%) CouchDB
5 10 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.89%) MS Access
6 7 (0.89%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.63%) Big Data
8 5 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.51%) OLAP
10 3 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.38%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (1.14%) JIRA
2 6 (0.76%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (0.63%) LoadRunner
4 4 (0.51%) Selenium
4 4 (0.51%) Xcode
5 3 (0.38%) JUnit
6 2 (0.25%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.25%) Maven
7 1 (0.13%) Subversion
7 1 (0.13%) MSI
7 1 (0.13%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.13%) Toad
7 1 (0.13%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.13%) Behat
7 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.13%) WebDriver
General
1 181 (22.94%) Finance
2 71 (9.00%) Banking
3 39 (4.94%) Marketing
4 36 (4.56%) Retail
5 22 (2.79%) Financial Institution
5 22 (2.79%) Front Office
5 22 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.15%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.77%) German Language
7 14 (1.77%) Back Office
8 13 (1.65%) Publishing
9 12 (1.52%) Games
9 12 (1.52%) Electronics
10 10 (1.27%) Retail Banking
11 9 (1.14%) Advertising
12 8 (1.01%) Legal
13 6 (0.76%) French Language
14 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.51%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (10.52%) .NET
2 75 (9.51%) HTML
3 48 (6.08%) CSS
4 42 (5.32%) ASP.NET
5 34 (4.31%) Web Services
6 27 (3.42%) jQuery
7 26 (3.30%) XML
8 23 (2.92%) HTML5
9 13 (1.65%) SVG
9 13 (1.65%) Batik
9 13 (1.65%) JSON
9 13 (1.65%) Play Framework
9 13 (1.65%) Akka
10 12 (1.52%) CSS3
10 12 (1.52%) JSP
11 10 (1.27%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.14%) JSF
13 8 (1.01%) JPA
13 8 (1.01%) Apache CXF
13 8 (1.01%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.82%) Computer Science
2 19 (2.41%) Hedge funds
3 16 (2.03%) Blackberry
4 12 (1.52%) NHS
5 11 (1.39%) Mathematics
6 10 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (1.01%) Statistics
7 8 (1.01%) Graphic Design
7 8 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 6 (0.76%) Market Risk
8 6 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 6 (0.76%) Digital Media
8 6 (0.76%) STB
9 5 (0.63%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.63%) PMI
9 5 (0.63%) Social Media
9 5 (0.63%) FMCG
9 5 (0.63%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.63%) Derivative
10 4 (0.51%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 100 (12.67%) Windows
2 45 (5.70%) UNIX
3 36 (4.56%) Windows 7
4 29 (3.68%) Windows XP
5 24 (3.04%) Linux
6 12 (1.52%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.89%) Android
7 7 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.51%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.38%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.25%) HPUX
12 1 (0.13%) MVS
12 1 (0.13%) OS/2
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.13%) AIX
12 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (14.07%) Project Management
2 71 (9.00%) PRINCE2
3 48 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (5.20%) OO
4 41 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (4.44%) ITIL
6 28 (3.55%) Migration
6 28 (3.55%) Risk Management
7 27 (3.42%) Web Development
8 24 (3.04%) Test Scripting
8 24 (3.04%) E-Commerce
9 23 (2.92%) Change Management
10 22 (2.79%) TDD
10 22 (2.79%) Business Analysis
11 20 (2.53%) Software Engineering
12 19 (2.41%) Analytics
12 19 (2.41%) BDD
12 19 (2.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (2.28%) Scrum
13 18 (2.28%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (11.79%) SQL
2 60 (7.60%) JavaScript
3 48 (6.08%) Java
4 38 (4.82%) C#
5 29 (3.68%) C++
5 29 (3.68%) PHP
6 21 (2.66%) C
7 15 (1.90%) VBA
8 13 (1.65%) T-SQL
8 13 (1.65%) Scala
9 12 (1.52%) VB.NET
10 10 (1.27%) VBScript
10 10 (1.27%) Embedded C
11 8 (1.01%) VB
12 7 (0.89%) Python
13 6 (0.76%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.63%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.63%) Ruby
15 2 (0.25%) R
15 2 (0.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 103 (13.05%) Degree
2 43 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.06%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 12 (1.52%) ISEB
6 11 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 11 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.14%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.89%) CCNA
9 6 (0.76%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.76%) HND
9 6 (0.76%) PMP
10 4 (0.51%) HNC
10 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.38%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.25%) MCITP
12 2 (0.25%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.39%) QA
2 9 (1.14%) SLA
3 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.25%) P3O
5 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) EMIR
System Software
1 36 (4.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.13%) RACF
4 1 (0.13%) NFS
4 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.13%) XenApp
4 1 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 24 (3.04%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.14%) ARCserve
3 4 (0.51%) SCCM
4 3 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.38%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.25%) OpenView
6 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.13%) DameWare
6 1 (0.13%) Control-M
6 1 (0.13%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 100 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 57 (7.22%) Oracle
3 40 (5.07%) HP
4 30 (3.80%) Adobe
5 20 (2.53%) SAP
6 15 (1.90%) Citrix
7 13 (1.65%) Cisco
8 10 (1.27%) VMware
9 9 (1.14%) Remedy
9 9 (1.14%) JBoss
10 8 (1.01%) Apple
11 6 (0.76%) IBM
11 6 (0.76%) Avaya
11 6 (0.76%) Reuters
11 6 (0.76%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.63%) Business Objects
12 5 (0.63%) Cognos
13 4 (0.51%) Zend
14 3 (0.38%) AppSense
14 3 (0.38%) Altiris
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West
Robert Walters
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £9.53 - £11.6 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Home working. United Kingdom
HITC
Rate: £18,000 - £22,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Jumar Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London, United Kingdom
Dialogue By Design
Rate: £24,000 - £27,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Aston Carter
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago