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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior
Rank 266 277 238
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 375 332 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.65% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.70% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 192 232
Average daily rate
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£250 £240 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -9.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £125 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £272 £213 £250
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 29 34
Average hourly rate £12.75 £11.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.86% -31.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.40 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.80 £20.00 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £12.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -24.24%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 +11 337 £250 +4.16% 326
London +26 190 £235 -6.00% 124
South East 0 54 £263 +36.36% 61
City of London +20 49 £238 -4.80% 54
Scotland -16 27 £318 +23.30% 14
South West -24 22 £275 +1.85% 23
East of England -14 21 £300 +55.84% 35
Edinburgh -16 19 £330 +22.22% 7
Hampshire -9 15 £193 -3.75% 17
Berkshire +4 14 £265 +46.20% 14
Yorkshire +2 13 £135 -52.63% 26
East Midlands +2 12 £288 +28.49% 15
West Yorkshire -3 12 £135 -52.63% 18
North West -5 12 £213 +30.76% 23
Wiltshire +10 11 £300 -30.63% 2
West Midlands -13 11 £225 -29.13% 15
Reading +16 10 £264 +47.55% 1
Surrey +2 9 £191 -13.55% 4
Swindon +2 9 £300 -30.63% 1
Manchester 0 8 £213 +17.72% 15
Bedfordshire -15 8 £310 +158.33% 7
Leeds +8 7 £166 -38.42% 9
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £145 - 17
Bristol -21 7 £250 +150.00% 5
Glasgow -2 6 £259 +20.34% 7
Buckinghamshire -15 6 £288 +66.66% 6
Northamptonshire - 6 £350 - 5
Cambridge - 6 - - 15
Somerset -13 5 £300 - 3
Wales -21 5 £300 +50.00% 2

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 178 (22.85%) Finance
2 108 (13.86%) Project Management
3 105 (13.48%) Degree
4 100 (12.84%) Windows
5 98 (12.58%) Microsoft
6 90 (11.55%) MS Excel
7 88 (11.30%) SQL
8 83 (10.65%) .NET
9 77 (9.88%) HTML
10 71 (9.11%) Banking
11 70 (8.99%) PRINCE2
12 64 (8.22%) MS Office
13 62 (7.96%) JavaScript
14 56 (7.19%) Oracle
15 51 (6.55%) CSS
16 49 (6.29%) Java
17 48 (6.16%) Agile Software Development
17 48 (6.16%) SharePoint
18 45 (5.78%) UNIX
19 43 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
20 41 (5.26%) ASP.NET
20 41 (5.26%) HP
20 41 (5.26%) Security Cleared
21 40 (5.13%) Computer Science
21 40 (5.13%) C#
22 39 (5.01%) OO
23 38 (4.88%) MS Project
23 38 (4.88%) Windows 7
24 36 (4.62%) Retail
25 35 (4.49%) MS PowerPoint

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 48 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.41%) IIS
3 9 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (1.03%) WordPress
5 7 (0.90%) Node.js
5 7 (0.90%) CMS
6 6 (0.77%) Drupal
6 6 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.64%) Apache
8 4 (0.51%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.51%) SAS
9 3 (0.39%) Lync
10 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.26%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.13%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.13%) Documentum
Applications
1 90 (11.55%) MS Excel
2 64 (8.22%) MS Office
3 38 (4.88%) MS Project
4 35 (4.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (3.21%) MS Visio
6 19 (2.44%) Photoshop
7 15 (1.93%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (1.03%) Revit
8 8 (1.03%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.64%) InDesign
10 4 (0.51%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.26%) Windchill
12 2 (0.26%) CATIA
12 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.26%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.51%) RMDS
4 4 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.39%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.39%) Magento
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.26%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
1 13 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.16%) Office 365
3 5 (0.64%) SaaS
4 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.44%) Internet
2 18 (2.31%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.28%) LAN
3 10 (1.28%) WAN
4 9 (1.16%) Firewall
5 7 (0.90%) VPN
5 7 (0.90%) FTP
6 5 (0.64%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (0.51%) Intranet
7 4 (0.51%) Wireless
8 3 (0.39%) HTTP
8 3 (0.39%) SAN
9 2 (0.26%) DNS
9 2 (0.26%) VoIP
9 2 (0.26%) VLAN
9 2 (0.26%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (0.13%) Network Security
10 1 (0.13%) LTE
10 1 (0.13%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.31%) MySQL
3 15 (1.93%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.67%) CouchDB
5 9 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.90%) MS Access
7 6 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.64%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.64%) Big Data
9 4 (0.51%) OLAP
9 4 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.39%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.39%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (1.03%) JIRA
2 6 (0.77%) Visual Studio
2 6 (0.77%) LoadRunner
3 5 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (0.51%) JUnit
4 4 (0.51%) Selenium
5 3 (0.39%) Xcode
6 2 (0.26%) Maven
6 2 (0.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.13%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.13%) Toad
7 1 (0.13%) MSI
7 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.13%) Grunt
7 1 (0.13%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.13%) WebDriver
General
1 178 (22.85%) Finance
2 71 (9.11%) Banking
3 36 (4.62%) Retail
4 35 (4.49%) Marketing
5 22 (2.82%) Financial Institution
5 22 (2.82%) Front Office
6 21 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.18%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.93%) German Language
9 14 (1.80%) Back Office
10 13 (1.67%) Games
11 12 (1.54%) Publishing
12 11 (1.41%) Electronics
13 10 (1.28%) Retail Banking
14 9 (1.16%) French Language
14 9 (1.16%) Advertising
15 8 (1.03%) Legal
16 6 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.64%) Manufacturing
18 4 (0.51%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (10.65%) .NET
2 77 (9.88%) HTML
3 51 (6.55%) CSS
4 41 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 33 (4.24%) Web Services
6 28 (3.59%) jQuery
7 27 (3.47%) XML
8 24 (3.08%) HTML5
9 13 (1.67%) CSS3
9 13 (1.67%) Batik
9 13 (1.67%) SVG
9 13 (1.67%) Akka
9 13 (1.67%) Play Framework
10 12 (1.54%) JSP
10 12 (1.54%) JSON
11 10 (1.28%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.16%) JSF
13 8 (1.03%) Hibernate
13 8 (1.03%) JPA
13 8 (1.03%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 19 (2.44%) Hedge funds
3 16 (2.05%) Blackberry
4 12 (1.54%) Mathematics
5 11 (1.41%) NHS
6 9 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (1.03%) Graphic Design
8 7 (0.90%) Statistics
8 7 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 7 (0.90%) Digital Media
9 6 (0.77%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.77%) Derivative
9 6 (0.77%) Market Risk
9 6 (0.77%) Social Media
9 6 (0.77%) STB
10 5 (0.64%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.64%) PMI
10 5 (0.64%) FMCG
10 5 (0.64%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.51%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 100 (12.84%) Windows
2 45 (5.78%) UNIX
3 38 (4.88%) Windows 7
4 27 (3.47%) Windows XP
5 25 (3.21%) Linux
6 10 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.03%) Android
8 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.51%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.39%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.26%) HPUX
12 1 (0.13%) AIX
12 1 (0.13%) OS/2
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (13.86%) Project Management
2 70 (8.99%) PRINCE2
3 48 (6.16%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (5.01%) OO
6 35 (4.49%) ITIL
7 30 (3.85%) Web Development
8 29 (3.72%) Risk Management
9 28 (3.59%) Migration
10 24 (3.08%) E-Commerce
10 24 (3.08%) Test Scripting
11 23 (2.95%) TDD
12 22 (2.82%) Change Management
13 21 (2.70%) Business Analysis
14 20 (2.57%) Software Engineering
15 19 (2.44%) Service Management
15 19 (2.44%) BDD
15 19 (2.44%) Analytics
16 18 (2.31%) User Acceptance Testing
16 18 (2.31%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 88 (11.30%) SQL
2 62 (7.96%) JavaScript
3 49 (6.29%) Java
4 40 (5.13%) C#
5 29 (3.72%) C++
6 27 (3.47%) PHP
7 21 (2.70%) C
8 15 (1.93%) VBA
9 13 (1.67%) Scala
10 12 (1.54%) VB.NET
10 12 (1.54%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.28%) VBScript
12 9 (1.16%) VB
12 9 (1.16%) Embedded C
13 7 (0.90%) Ruby
13 7 (0.90%) Python
14 5 (0.64%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.51%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.26%) XQuery
16 2 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (13.48%) Degree
2 41 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 31 (3.98%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (1.41%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.28%) ISEB
6 10 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.03%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.77%) HND
8 6 (0.77%) CCNA
8 6 (0.77%) PMP
8 6 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.77%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.51%) HNC
10 3 (0.39%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.26%) PhD
11 2 (0.26%) CCNP
11 2 (0.26%) MCITP
11 2 (0.26%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.41%) QA
2 8 (1.03%) SLA
3 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.26%) P3O
5 1 (0.13%) EMIR
5 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (4.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.13%) NFS
4 1 (0.13%) RACF
4 1 (0.13%) XenApp
4 1 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 25 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.16%) ARCserve
3 4 (0.51%) SCCM
4 3 (0.39%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.26%) OpenView
6 1 (0.13%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.13%) Control-M
6 1 (0.13%) DameWare
6 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 98 (12.58%) Microsoft
2 56 (7.19%) Oracle
3 41 (5.26%) HP
4 28 (3.59%) Adobe
5 22 (2.82%) SAP
6 15 (1.93%) Citrix
7 11 (1.41%) Cisco
8 10 (1.28%) VMware
9 9 (1.16%) Remedy
9 9 (1.16%) JBoss
10 8 (1.03%) Apple
11 6 (0.77%) Reuters
11 6 (0.77%) Bloomberg
11 6 (0.77%) IBM
11 6 (0.77%) Avaya
12 5 (0.64%) Cognos
13 4 (0.51%) Google
14 3 (0.39%) Business Objects
14 3 (0.39%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.39%) Zend
Lincolnshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £15,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £8.68 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
North London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 150-250
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £130.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Talent International
Rate: £200 - £215 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £9.53 - £11.6 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Talent International
Posted: 5 days ago