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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 296 273 252
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 362 395 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.70% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.76% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 238 210
Average daily rate
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£210 £215 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -13.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £115 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £210 £250
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 24
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.70 £8.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £155.00 £35.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +12.96%

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
51719 51910 44155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.37% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31426 31539 25286
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 £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2027 2080 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -30 326 £210 -0.94% 371
London -29 142 £208 -6.74% 114
South East -8 75 £225 +12.50% 75
North West -1 32 £210 +20.00% 32
City of London +18 29 £225 +5.88% 43
Berkshire -1 29 £213 -15.00% 12
East of England +16 18 £185 -17.77% 30
Scotland -8 18 £218 -31.76% 13
East Midlands +11 17 £225 -10.00% 25
South West +8 17 £298 -2.85% 39
Cheshire +7 16 £275 +3.77% 14
Hampshire -17 12 £290 +61.11% 17
Yorkshire -22 12 £144 -28.00% 25
West Midlands -9 11 £190 +8.57% 29
Reading -1 10 £225 - 5
Manchester -8 9 £180 +2.85% 12
Northamptonshire - 9 £225 - 5
Glasgow +6 8 £218 -30.40% 7
East Sussex +3 8 £75 -52.38% 7
Edinburgh -6 8 £217 -33.26% 6
Somerset - 8 £300 - 7
Buckinghamshire -7 7 - - 11
Essex +13 6 £185 -17.77% 5
Chester +8 6 £275 +83.33% 6
Cambridgeshire +7 6 £250 -41.17% 11
Brighton +1 5 £75 -52.38% 4
Surrey 0 5 £168 -39.09% 11
Milton Keynes -7 5 - - 7
West Yorkshire -13 5 - - 12
Solihull +9 4 £215 -13.30% 3

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 131 (19.85%) Finance
2 122 (18.48%) Project Management
3 109 (16.52%) Microsoft
4 97 (14.70%) MS Excel
5 82 (12.42%) SQL
6 75 (11.36%) Degree
7 71 (10.76%) MS Office
8 70 (10.61%) Windows
9 65 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
10 62 (9.39%) HTML
11 59 (8.94%) PRINCE2
12 57 (8.64%) Banking
13 55 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
14 54 (8.18%) CSS
15 53 (8.03%) JavaScript
16 48 (7.27%) Telecoms
17 47 (7.12%) MS Project
18 42 (6.36%) .NET
19 41 (6.21%) Java
20 40 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
21 39 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
22 38 (5.76%) ITIL
23 36 (5.45%) Marketing
24 33 (5.00%) C#
24 33 (5.00%) Security Cleared
25 32 (4.85%) Computer Science
25 32 (4.85%) SQL Server
25 32 (4.85%) Adobe
25 32 (4.85%) Business Analysis
26 28 (4.24%) Photoshop

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 24 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.52%) IIS
3 8 (1.21%) CMS
4 6 (0.91%) Umbraco
5 4 (0.61%) WordPress
5 4 (0.61%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.30%) SAS
7 2 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.30%) WorkSite
7 2 (0.30%) Drupal
7 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.30%) Confluence
7 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.15%) Node.js
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 97 (14.70%) MS Excel
2 71 (10.76%) MS Office
3 47 (7.12%) MS Project
4 40 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (4.24%) Photoshop
6 25 (3.79%) MS Visio
7 20 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
8 14 (2.12%) InDesign
9 4 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.45%) CINEMA 4D
10 3 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.45%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.15%) SPSS
12 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.30%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.30%) Murex MxG2000
4 2 (0.30%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.15%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.52%) Office 365
2 3 (0.45%) Basecamp
3 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.30%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) PaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.15%) GitHub
4 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.12%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.82%) LAN
2 12 (1.82%) Firewall
3 10 (1.52%) WAN
3 10 (1.52%) DNS
4 9 (1.36%) SAN
5 8 (1.21%) Wireless
6 7 (1.06%) Network Security
6 7 (1.06%) DHCP
7 5 (0.76%) Internet
7 5 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.61%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.61%) VPN
8 4 (0.61%) HTTP
8 4 (0.61%) VoIP
9 3 (0.45%) MPLS
9 3 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.45%) NAS
9 3 (0.45%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.30%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.52%) MySQL
3 10 (1.52%) MS Access
4 7 (1.06%) Big Data
5 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.30%) DB2
8 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.30%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.15%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.15%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 21 (3.18%) JIRA
2 13 (1.97%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.67%) Subversion
4 10 (1.52%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.91%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.91%) Maven
6 4 (0.61%) Xcode
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.45%) JMeter
7 3 (0.45%) NeoLoad
7 3 (0.45%) Android Studio
8 2 (0.30%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.30%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (0.30%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.30%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (0.30%) FishEye
8 2 (0.30%) JUnit
8 2 (0.30%) InstallShield
General
1 131 (19.85%) Finance
2 57 (8.64%) Banking
3 48 (7.27%) Telecoms
4 36 (5.45%) Marketing
5 25 (3.79%) Retail
6 18 (2.73%) Investment Banking
7 15 (2.27%) Legal
8 8 (1.21%) Front Office
8 8 (1.21%) Local Government
8 8 (1.21%) Advertising
9 6 (0.91%) Games
10 5 (0.76%) Back Office
10 5 (0.76%) Electronics
10 5 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.76%) Law
11 4 (0.61%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.61%) Billing
12 3 (0.45%) French Language
12 3 (0.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (9.39%) HTML
2 54 (8.18%) CSS
3 42 (6.36%) .NET
4 23 (3.48%) jQuery
5 21 (3.18%) XML
6 19 (2.88%) HTML5
7 17 (2.58%) Web Services
8 16 (2.42%) CSS3
9 14 (2.12%) ASP.NET
10 9 (1.36%) SOAP
11 7 (1.06%) XSLT
11 7 (1.06%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.91%) Ajax
12 6 (0.91%) JSON
12 6 (0.91%) XHTML
12 6 (0.91%) REST
13 5 (0.76%) WPF
13 5 (0.76%) Sass
13 5 (0.76%) J2EE
13 5 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.85%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.03%) User Experience
4 11 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 11 (1.67%) Mathematics
5 9 (1.36%) Derivative
5 9 (1.36%) NHS
5 9 (1.36%) Blackberry
5 9 (1.36%) iPhone
6 7 (1.06%) Visualisation
6 7 (1.06%) Social Network
6 7 (1.06%) MPEG
6 7 (1.06%) STB
7 6 (0.91%) Fixed Income
7 6 (0.91%) Physics
7 6 (0.91%) Open Source
7 6 (0.91%) Hedge funds
7 6 (0.91%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.76%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 70 (10.61%) Windows
2 24 (3.64%) Linux
3 21 (3.18%) UNIX
4 16 (2.42%) Windows 7
4 16 (2.42%) Android
5 8 (1.21%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.06%) Windows XP
7 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.76%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.61%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.61%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.45%) Solaris
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.15%) SUSE
11 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (18.48%) Project Management
2 65 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (8.94%) PRINCE2
4 39 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (5.76%) ITIL
6 32 (4.85%) Business Analysis
7 26 (3.94%) Change Management
8 23 (3.48%) E-Commerce
9 22 (3.33%) Analytics
10 21 (3.18%) Project Planning
10 21 (3.18%) Data Analysis
11 20 (3.03%) Risk Management
12 19 (2.88%) Service Delivery
13 18 (2.73%) Migration
14 17 (2.58%) CRM
14 17 (2.58%) Test Scripting
15 15 (2.27%) Time Management
15 15 (2.27%) OO
15 15 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (2.27%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (12.42%) SQL
2 53 (8.03%) JavaScript
3 41 (6.21%) Java
4 33 (5.00%) C#
5 21 (3.18%) VBA
6 20 (3.03%) PHP
7 16 (2.42%) Python
7 16 (2.42%) VB.NET
8 12 (1.82%) C++
9 10 (1.52%) Perl
10 9 (1.36%) VBScript
11 7 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.06%) Objective-C
12 6 (0.91%) VB
13 5 (0.76%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.76%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.76%) C
14 3 (0.45%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.30%) R
15 2 (0.30%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 75 (11.36%) Degree
2 33 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.12%) ISEB
5 12 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 11 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.36%) CCNA
7 9 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.36%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.91%) PMP
9 5 (0.76%) PhD
10 4 (0.61%) HND
10 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.45%) MCSE
12 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.30%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.09%) QA
2 14 (2.12%) SLA
3 3 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.30%) WCAG
5 1 (0.15%) GCP
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) FATCA
System Software
1 20 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.61%) vSphere
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.30%) XenServer
6 1 (0.15%) Samba
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.15%) vCloud
6 1 (0.15%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 15 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.06%) SCCM
3 3 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.30%) OpenView
4 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.30%) DameWare
4 2 (0.30%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.30%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.15%) Netcool
5 1 (0.15%) Control-M
5 1 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.15%) logstash
5 1 (0.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 109 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.85%) Adobe
3 27 (4.09%) Oracle
4 24 (3.64%) HP
5 20 (3.03%) SAP
6 17 (2.58%) Cisco
7 15 (2.27%) VMware
8 12 (1.82%) Apple
9 11 (1.67%) Twitter
10 8 (1.21%) Facebook
11 7 (1.06%) Google
12 6 (0.91%) Tableau
12 6 (0.91%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.91%) Juniper
12 6 (0.91%) Remedy
13 4 (0.61%) McAfee
13 4 (0.61%) Dell
13 4 (0.61%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.45%) SolarWinds
14 3 (0.45%) F5
West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £190.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ABW Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Energon Global
Rate: £100.00 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £8.68 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £265 to £355 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Stepstone
Rate: Fantastic opportunity to grow & develop your career
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Oxford
Oxera
Rate: £21k to £25k
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 25 days ago
Basildon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £110.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago