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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 314 275 293
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 356 383 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.70% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.76% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 205 192
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£218 £250 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.70% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £137 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £267 £213
% change year-on-year
-25.09% +25.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 29
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £9.00 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £74.10 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%

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
52742 50612 47222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30753 27617
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 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -35 330 £220 -12.00% 415
London -16 175 £250 +6.38% 156
South East -12 59 £230 -8.91% 70
City of London -16 43 £265 +10.87% 52
Berkshire +12 21 £240 -9.43% 14
West Midlands +6 18 £168 -25.55% 22
South West -4 17 £170 -38.18% 36
Scotland -12 17 £225 -29.13% 9
East of England -8 15 £200 -33.33% 19
East Midlands 0 14 £113 -60.86% 25
Hampshire -3 14 £269 +46.25% 21
Tyne and Wear -11 14 £244 - 4
North East -12 14 £244 - 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 13 £244 - 4
North West -20 12 £156 -26.47% 44
Yorkshire -28 11 £249 +84.62% 38
Bristol -5 9 £170 -32.00% 17
Leicestershire +10 8 £125 -56.52% 1
Hertfordshire -5 8 £200 -20.00% 8
Edinburgh -16 8 £225 -31.81% 3
Birmingham +5 7 £219 -25.21% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £175 -39.13% 1
West Sussex -6 7 £135 - 4
West Yorkshire -23 7 £259 +91.85% 23
Surrey 0 6 £225 +17.64% 8
Milton Keynes 0 6 £175 -39.13% 1
Wales -2 6 £219 -25.84% 3
Reading -6 6 £275 +4.26% 4
Manchester -17 6 £113 -47.05% 23
Leicester +9 5 £119 -58.69% 1

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 177 (25.00%) Finance
2 114 (16.10%) Microsoft
3 112 (15.82%) Project Management
4 93 (13.14%) MS Excel
5 89 (12.57%) SQL
6 85 (12.01%) Windows
7 80 (11.30%) HTML
8 77 (10.88%) MS Office
9 74 (10.45%) JavaScript
10 73 (10.31%) CSS
10 73 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
10 73 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
11 64 (9.04%) Banking
11 64 (9.04%) PRINCE2
12 63 (8.90%) Degree
13 53 (7.49%) .NET
14 50 (7.06%) C#
14 50 (7.06%) ITIL
15 47 (6.64%) Java
16 44 (6.21%) User Experience
17 40 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
17 40 (5.65%) Telecoms
18 37 (5.23%) Migration
18 37 (5.23%) MS PowerPoint
19 36 (5.08%) jQuery
20 35 (4.94%) Security Cleared
20 35 (4.94%) MS Project
21 34 (4.80%) Retail
22 32 (4.52%) SQL Server
22 32 (4.52%) Adobe

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 20 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.54%) CMS
3 12 (1.69%) IIS
4 10 (1.41%) WordPress
5 6 (0.85%) Umbraco
5 6 (0.85%) Lync
6 5 (0.71%) Confluence
6 5 (0.71%) Node.js
7 4 (0.56%) Drupal
7 4 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.42%) Alfresco
8 3 (0.42%) nginx
8 3 (0.42%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.28%) SAS
9 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.28%) JBoss
9 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 93 (13.14%) MS Excel
2 77 (10.88%) MS Office
3 37 (5.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (4.94%) MS Project
5 29 (4.10%) Photoshop
6 21 (2.97%) Adobe Illustrator
7 20 (2.82%) MS Visio
8 8 (1.13%) InDesign
9 6 (0.85%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.14%) SPSS
11 1 (0.14%) FastStats
11 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.28%) Murex MxG2000
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.14%) Unica
3 1 (0.14%) SyteLine
3 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.14%) Exstream
3 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.55%) Google Analytics
2 9 (1.27%) Office 365
3 8 (1.13%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.42%) SaaS
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.28%) Basecamp
6 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.14%) Silverpop
7 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.12%) LAN
2 12 (1.69%) Internet
3 10 (1.41%) Firewall
3 10 (1.41%) Wireless
3 10 (1.41%) Network Security
4 9 (1.27%) WAN
5 8 (1.13%) HTTP
6 7 (0.99%) SAN
7 6 (0.85%) DNS
7 6 (0.85%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.85%) VoIP
7 6 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.71%) NAS
8 5 (0.71%) VPN
9 4 (0.56%) Intranet
9 4 (0.56%) DHCP
9 4 (0.56%) LDAP
9 4 (0.56%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.42%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.42%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.69%) MySQL
2 12 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.56%) MS Access
6 4 (0.56%) Big Data
7 3 (0.42%) DB2
7 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.42%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.28%) QlikView
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (3.53%) JIRA
2 19 (2.68%) Visual Studio
3 14 (1.98%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.41%) Subversion
5 7 (0.99%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.85%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.56%) Maven
7 4 (0.56%) NUnit
7 4 (0.56%) JUnit
7 4 (0.56%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.42%) Xcode
8 3 (0.42%) Gradle
9 2 (0.28%) Android Studio
9 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.28%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.28%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.28%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (0.28%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.28%) Selenium
9 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 177 (25.00%) Finance
2 64 (9.04%) Banking
3 40 (5.65%) Telecoms
4 34 (4.80%) Retail
5 30 (4.24%) Marketing
6 15 (2.12%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.12%) Legal
7 13 (1.84%) Advertising
8 10 (1.41%) Publishing
8 10 (1.41%) Back Office
9 8 (1.13%) Multimedia
9 8 (1.13%) Local Government
10 7 (0.99%) Law
11 5 (0.71%) Games
11 5 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.56%) Billing
12 4 (0.56%) Electronics
12 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (11.30%) HTML
2 73 (10.31%) CSS
3 53 (7.49%) .NET
4 36 (5.08%) jQuery
5 32 (4.52%) HTML5
6 27 (3.81%) XML
7 26 (3.67%) Web Services
8 21 (2.97%) CSS3
9 17 (2.40%) ASP.NET
10 12 (1.69%) .NET Framework
10 12 (1.69%) AngularJS
11 10 (1.41%) JSON
12 9 (1.27%) SOAP
13 8 (1.13%) Flash
13 8 (1.13%) Ajax
14 7 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 6 (0.85%) Sass
15 6 (0.85%) REST
15 6 (0.85%) RESTful
15 6 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (6.21%) User Experience
3 22 (3.11%) Data Centre
4 19 (2.68%) Mobile App
4 19 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.98%) Digital Media
6 13 (1.84%) Blackberry
6 13 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.69%) iPhone
8 9 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.27%) NHS
9 8 (1.13%) MPEG
9 8 (1.13%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.13%) Derivative
9 8 (1.13%) STB
9 8 (1.13%) Hedge funds
10 7 (0.99%) Social Media
10 7 (0.99%) Social Network
10 7 (0.99%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.99%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 85 (12.01%) Windows
2 26 (3.67%) UNIX
3 25 (3.53%) Linux
4 20 (2.82%) Android
5 18 (2.54%) Windows 7
6 16 (2.26%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.69%) Windows XP
9 10 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.99%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.28%) Solaris
14 1 (0.14%) zOS
14 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (15.82%) Project Management
2 73 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (9.04%) PRINCE2
4 50 (7.06%) ITIL
5 40 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (5.23%) Migration
7 32 (4.52%) Analytics
8 24 (3.39%) Business Analysis
8 24 (3.39%) Change Management
9 23 (3.25%) E-Commerce
10 20 (2.82%) Software Testing
11 19 (2.68%) Content Management
12 18 (2.54%) Scrum
12 18 (2.54%) Data Analysis
12 18 (2.54%) CRM
13 17 (2.40%) MVC
13 17 (2.40%) Web Development
13 17 (2.40%) Time Management
14 16 (2.26%) Test Scripting
14 16 (2.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 89 (12.57%) SQL
2 74 (10.45%) JavaScript
3 50 (7.06%) C#
4 47 (6.64%) Java
5 20 (2.82%) C
5 20 (2.82%) PHP
6 16 (2.26%) VB.NET
6 16 (2.26%) VBA
7 13 (1.84%) Python
8 11 (1.55%) Perl
8 11 (1.55%) C++
8 11 (1.55%) Ruby
9 10 (1.41%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.41%) VBScript
10 8 (1.13%) Objective-C
11 6 (0.85%) VB
11 6 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.71%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.56%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 63 (8.90%) Degree
2 35 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.26%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.26%) ISTQB
4 14 (1.98%) ISEB
5 13 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (1.55%) CCNA
6 11 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.41%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.99%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.71%) PMP
10 5 (0.71%) HND
11 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.28%) NVQ Level 3
12 2 (0.28%) APMP
12 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.95%) QA
2 13 (1.84%) SLA
3 3 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) WCAG
5 1 (0.14%) GCP
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) FATCA
System Software
1 28 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.42%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.28%) vCloud
5 1 (0.14%) XenApp
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 16 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.85%) SCCM
3 3 (0.42%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.42%) DameWare
3 3 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.42%) logstash
3 3 (0.42%) Kibana
3 3 (0.42%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.14%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.14%) WSUS
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.14%) Control-M
5 1 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 114 (16.10%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.52%) Adobe
3 31 (4.38%) Oracle
4 24 (3.39%) SAP
4 24 (3.39%) HP
5 20 (2.82%) Google
6 18 (2.54%) Cisco
7 14 (1.98%) VMware
8 11 (1.55%) Twitter
9 10 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.13%) Facebook
11 7 (0.99%) Tableau
12 6 (0.85%) Mitel
12 6 (0.85%) Remedy
12 6 (0.85%) Citrix
13 5 (0.71%) Apple
14 4 (0.56%) Omniture
14 4 (0.56%) Dell
14 4 (0.56%) SolarWinds
14 4 (0.56%) EPiServer
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