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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 316 268 262
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 341 387 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.74% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.80% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 242 193
Average daily rate
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£211 £238 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £375 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £250 £233
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 20
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.21 £8.47 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £27.75 £97.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £12.75 £14.23
% change year-on-year
+21.56% -10.40%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -47 306 £205 -8.88% 408
London -38 137 £225 - 155
South East -15 70 £225 -10.00% 62
City of London +12 35 £240 -2.04% 49
North West -5 31 £188 +7.14% 45
Berkshire -5 26 £206 -17.50% 12
Scotland 0 22 £235 -34.49% 11
East of England +9 20 £175 -22.22% 27
Hampshire -5 15 £295 +63.88% 12
Manchester -5 13 £180 +2.85% 22
South West +3 12 £205 -15.89% 37
Glasgow +4 11 £235 -24.80% 6
West Midlands -4 11 £180 +125.00% 29
Cheshire -4 11 £210 -20.75% 12
Yorkshire -26 11 £165 -18.51% 24
East Midlands -7 10 £125 -58.33% 24
Reading +10 8 £225 -14.28% 4
Northamptonshire +5 7 £203 -42.14% 6
Edinburgh -8 7 £264 -34.06% 2
Somerset +22 6 £300 - 10
Cambridgeshire +3 6 £250 -12.28% 8
Buckinghamshire +1 6 £218 -27.50% 7
Hertfordshire 0 6 £149 -40.50% 7
Merseyside -10 6 £65 -40.90% 3
Surrey +1 5 £168 -36.79% 7
Oxford -8 5 £173 - 4
North East -9 5 £178 +29.09% 5
Tyne and Wear -9 5 £178 +29.09% 3
Oxfordshire -19 5 £173 - 7
West Yorkshire -25 5 £300 +30.43% 11

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 161 (23.96%) Finance
2 123 (18.30%) Project Management
3 110 (16.37%) Microsoft
4 94 (13.99%) MS Excel
5 92 (13.69%) SQL
6 72 (10.71%) MS Office
7 69 (10.27%) HTML
8 67 (9.97%) Agile Software Development
8 67 (9.97%) Degree
9 66 (9.82%) Windows
10 59 (8.78%) PRINCE2
10 59 (8.78%) CSS
11 58 (8.63%) JavaScript
11 58 (8.63%) Banking
12 53 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
13 52 (7.74%) .NET
14 46 (6.85%) Java
15 44 (6.55%) Telecoms
16 42 (6.25%) C#
17 41 (6.10%) MS Project
18 40 (5.95%) ITIL
18 40 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
19 38 (5.65%) MS PowerPoint
20 35 (5.21%) Adobe
21 32 (4.76%) Security Cleared
22 31 (4.61%) SQL Server
22 31 (4.61%) Photoshop
23 30 (4.46%) Oracle
23 30 (4.46%) Marketing
24 28 (4.17%) Retail

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 21 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.79%) IIS
3 8 (1.19%) CMS
4 5 (0.74%) Umbraco
5 4 (0.60%) WordPress
5 4 (0.60%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.45%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.45%) Drupal
6 3 (0.45%) Confluence
7 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.30%) Node.js
7 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.30%) SAS
7 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.15%) JBoss
8 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.15%) Alfresco
Applications
1 94 (13.99%) MS Excel
2 72 (10.71%) MS Office
3 41 (6.10%) MS Project
4 38 (5.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (4.61%) Photoshop
6 24 (3.57%) MS Visio
6 24 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (2.08%) InDesign
8 4 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.60%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.30%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.30%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.30%) Murex MxG2000
4 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.15%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.34%) Office 365
2 7 (1.04%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (0.60%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.45%) SaaS
4 3 (0.45%) Basecamp
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.15%) PaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.08%) LAN
2 12 (1.79%) Firewall
3 11 (1.64%) WAN
3 11 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.49%) Network Security
4 10 (1.49%) Wireless
5 9 (1.34%) DNS
5 9 (1.34%) Internet
6 8 (1.19%) SAN
7 7 (1.04%) DHCP
7 7 (1.04%) HTTP
8 5 (0.74%) NAS
9 4 (0.60%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.60%) VoIP
10 3 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.45%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (0.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 11 (1.64%) MySQL
4 10 (1.49%) MS Access
5 7 (1.04%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.60%) Big Data
7 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.45%) DB2
8 3 (0.45%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.15%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 27 (4.02%) JIRA
2 16 (2.38%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.79%) Subversion
4 11 (1.64%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.89%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.74%) Maven
7 4 (0.60%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.60%) JMeter
8 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.45%) Xcode
8 3 (0.45%) NeoLoad
9 2 (0.30%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (0.30%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.30%) FishEye
9 2 (0.30%) Android Studio
9 2 (0.30%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.30%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 161 (23.96%) Finance
2 58 (8.63%) Banking
3 44 (6.55%) Telecoms
4 30 (4.46%) Marketing
5 28 (4.17%) Retail
6 19 (2.83%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.08%) Legal
8 8 (1.19%) Local Government
8 8 (1.19%) Advertising
9 7 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.04%) Back Office
10 6 (0.89%) Front Office
10 6 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.74%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.60%) Electronics
12 4 (0.60%) Law
13 3 (0.45%) Publishing
13 3 (0.45%) Billing
13 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (10.27%) HTML
2 59 (8.78%) CSS
3 52 (7.74%) .NET
4 28 (4.17%) jQuery
5 25 (3.72%) Web Services
5 25 (3.72%) HTML5
6 21 (3.13%) XML
7 20 (2.98%) CSS3
8 15 (2.23%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.49%) .NET Framework
10 9 (1.34%) SOAP
10 9 (1.34%) JSON
11 8 (1.19%) Ajax
12 7 (1.04%) XHTML
13 6 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (0.89%) Sass
13 6 (0.89%) WPF
13 6 (0.89%) XSLT
13 6 (0.89%) J2EE
14 5 (0.74%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.02%) User Experience
3 24 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.79%) iPhone
4 12 (1.79%) Blackberry
5 10 (1.49%) Derivative
5 10 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.34%) MPEG
6 9 (1.34%) STB
6 9 (1.34%) Mathematics
6 9 (1.34%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.19%) NHS
8 7 (1.04%) Social Network
8 7 (1.04%) Visualisation
9 6 (0.89%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.89%) Hedge funds
9 6 (0.89%) Physics
9 6 (0.89%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.74%) PMI
10 5 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 66 (9.82%) Windows
2 23 (3.42%) Android
3 22 (3.27%) Linux
4 20 (2.98%) UNIX
5 16 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.79%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.34%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.60%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.45%) Solaris
11 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.45%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (18.30%) Project Management
2 67 (9.97%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (8.78%) PRINCE2
4 40 (5.95%) ITIL
4 40 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (4.17%) Business Analysis
6 25 (3.72%) Change Management
7 24 (3.57%) Migration
8 22 (3.27%) Analytics
8 22 (3.27%) E-Commerce
9 21 (3.13%) Risk Management
9 21 (3.13%) Data Analysis
10 18 (2.68%) Software Testing
11 17 (2.53%) Test Scripting
12 15 (2.23%) Service Delivery
12 15 (2.23%) Project Planning
13 14 (2.08%) Scrum
13 14 (2.08%) MVC
14 13 (1.93%) CRM
14 13 (1.93%) OO
Programming Languages
1 92 (13.69%) SQL
2 58 (8.63%) JavaScript
3 46 (6.85%) Java
4 42 (6.25%) C#
5 21 (3.13%) VBA
6 19 (2.83%) PHP
7 18 (2.68%) VB.NET
8 14 (2.08%) C++
9 11 (1.64%) VBScript
10 10 (1.49%) Python
11 8 (1.19%) Objective-C
11 8 (1.19%) C
12 7 (1.04%) VB
13 6 (0.89%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.89%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.89%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.89%) Perl
14 3 (0.45%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.30%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (9.97%) Degree
2 32 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.08%) ISEB
5 13 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (1.64%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (1.49%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.34%) CCNA
8 9 (1.34%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.74%) PMP
10 4 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.60%) HND
10 4 (0.60%) PhD
11 3 (0.45%) MCSE
12 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.30%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.72%) QA
2 12 (1.79%) SLA
3 3 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.30%) WCAG
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) GCP
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.15%) FATCA
System Software
1 25 (3.72%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.30%) vCloud
4 2 (0.30%) vSphere
5 1 (0.15%) Samba
5 1 (0.15%) XenApp
5 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.15%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 18 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.89%) SCCM
3 3 (0.45%) DameWare
3 3 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.30%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.30%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.15%) OpenView
5 1 (0.15%) Netcool
5 1 (0.15%) Control-M
5 1 (0.15%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.15%) WSUS
5 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.15%) logstash
5 1 (0.15%) Kibana
5 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.15%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 110 (16.37%) Microsoft
2 35 (5.21%) Adobe
3 30 (4.46%) Oracle
4 23 (3.42%) HP
5 21 (3.13%) SAP
5 21 (3.13%) Cisco
6 13 (1.93%) VMware
7 12 (1.79%) Apple
8 11 (1.64%) Google
8 11 (1.64%) Twitter
9 8 (1.19%) Facebook
10 6 (0.89%) CheckPoint
10 6 (0.89%) Remedy
11 5 (0.74%) Juniper
11 5 (0.74%) Dell
11 5 (0.74%) Tableau
12 4 (0.60%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.45%) Avaya
13 3 (0.45%) BMC
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