The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Junior featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior
Rank 353 341 290
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 335 363 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.64% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.67% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 222 211
Median daily rate £225 £220 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £200 £272
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 41
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £9.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £28.60 £74.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +19.04%

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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Junior in the job title.

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 2016.

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 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 301 £225 +2.27% 337
London -16 159 £225 -10.00% 127
South East -4 41 £246 +7.06% 61
Scotland +9 27 £223 -7.08% 8
City of London +27 22 £220 -12.87% 36
West Midlands -23 21 £250 +49.25% 20
North West +7 20 £240 +53.60% 41
South West +4 16 £201 +18.38% 21
Yorkshire +2 14 £185 -25.77% 18
East of England +18 12 £216 +8.12% 24
West Yorkshire +9 12 £185 -28.57% 13
East Midlands -3 11 £281 +150.00% 22
Manchester -5 11 £290 +157.77% 28
Berkshire -15 11 £168 -30.20% 12
Edinburgh -2 10 £201 -13.44% 4
Glasgow +5 8 £160 -42.00% 4
Hampshire -4 8 £200 -20.00% 13
Coventry -5 8 £325 +217.07%
Surrey -6 7 £313 +38.88% 11
Renfrewshire -10 7 £223 -
Bradford - 7 £185 -
Erskine - 7 £223 -
Hertfordshire +15 6 £216 +8.12% 6
Watford +10 6 £216 - 1
Essex +6 6 £233 +45.31% 8
Reading +5 6 £168 -39.09% 4
Tyne and Wear -42 6 £241 -1.21% 3
North East -45 6 £241 -1.21% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -47 6 £241 -1.21% 3
Guildford - 6 £300 -

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Junior contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Junior in the job title.

1 159 (22.39%) Finance
2 141 (19.86%) Project Management
3 98 (13.80%) Microsoft
4 96 (13.52%) SQL
5 85 (11.97%) MS Excel
6 82 (11.55%) HTML
7 78 (10.99%) Degree
8 72 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
9 66 (9.30%) CSS
10 63 (8.87%) Windows
11 60 (8.45%) JavaScript
12 56 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
13 55 (7.75%) Banking
14 54 (7.61%) .NET
15 49 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
16 48 (6.76%) Java
16 48 (6.76%) MS Office
17 47 (6.62%) Security Cleared
18 46 (6.48%) PRINCE2
19 45 (6.34%) SQL Server
19 45 (6.34%) C#
20 41 (5.77%) Web Development
21 40 (5.63%) PHP
22 39 (5.49%) Retail
23 38 (5.35%) Linux
24 37 (5.21%) ITIL
25 36 (5.07%) Migration
26 35 (4.93%) MS PowerPoint
27 34 (4.79%) Unix
28 33 (4.65%) SC Cleared

Junior Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.97%) Confluence
3 11 (1.55%) CMS
4 10 (1.41%) WordPress
5 6 (0.85%) IBM Notes
5 6 (0.85%) IIS
6 5 (0.70%) Apache
6 5 (0.70%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.56%) Drupal
7 4 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.56%) SAS
8 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.42%) Jetty
8 3 (0.42%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.28%) JBoss
9 2 (0.28%) Moodle
10 1 (0.14%) nginx
10 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 85 (11.97%) MS Excel
2 48 (6.76%) MS Office
3 35 (4.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (4.37%) MS Project
5 26 (3.66%) Photoshop
6 17 (2.39%) MS Visio
7 13 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.56%) HipChat
10 3 (0.42%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.14%) InDesign
12 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.14%) Simulink
12 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.85%) Eloqua
2 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.70%) Magento
3 3 (0.42%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.42%) FastStats
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.28%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.28%) KANA IQ
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.28%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.28%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.14%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.83%) Office 365
3 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.70%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.56%) AdWords
5 4 (0.56%) GitHub
6 3 (0.42%) SaaS
7 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.14%) Firebase
8 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.14%) Google Play
8 1 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.11%) Firewall
2 9 (1.27%) WAN
3 7 (0.99%) DNS
3 7 (0.99%) Internet
3 7 (0.99%) Intranet
3 7 (0.99%) LAN
4 6 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (0.85%) DVB
4 6 (0.85%) Ethernet
5 5 (0.70%) SSH
5 5 (0.70%) VPN
6 4 (0.56%) DHCP
6 4 (0.56%) OpenLDAP
6 4 (0.56%) OpenVPN
6 4 (0.56%) Skype
7 3 (0.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (0.42%) Network Security
7 3 (0.42%) VoIP
8 2 (0.28%) FTP
8 2 (0.28%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.66%) MySQL
3 11 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.27%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (0.99%) MS Access
5 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (0.70%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.70%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.70%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.56%) Big Data
7 4 (0.56%) QlikView
7 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (3.52%) JIRA
2 20 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.55%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.27%) Maven
5 7 (0.99%) Ant
5 7 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.85%) Subversion
6 6 (0.85%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.70%) JUnit
7 5 (0.70%) SonarQube
8 4 (0.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (0.56%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.56%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (0.56%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.42%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.42%) GoCD
9 3 (0.42%) Liquibase
9 3 (0.42%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.28%) Grunt
General
1 159 (22.39%) Finance
2 55 (7.75%) Banking
3 39 (5.49%) Retail
4 31 (4.37%) Legal
5 29 (4.08%) Marketing
6 18 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.83%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.27%) Publishing
10 8 (1.13%) Law
11 7 (0.99%) Advertising
11 7 (0.99%) Back Office
11 7 (0.99%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.56%) Games
13 3 (0.42%) Billing
13 3 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.42%) Front Office
13 3 (0.42%) German Language
13 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (11.55%) HTML
2 66 (9.30%) CSS
3 54 (7.61%) .NET
4 29 (4.08%) jQuery
5 24 (3.38%) ASP.NET
6 23 (3.24%) HTML5
7 17 (2.39%) CSS3
8 14 (1.97%) AngularJS
8 14 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (1.97%) XML
9 11 (1.55%) Spring
10 9 (1.27%) JSON
10 9 (1.27%) Web Services
11 8 (1.13%) Ajax
11 8 (1.13%) D3.js
11 8 (1.13%) Sass
11 8 (1.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (0.99%) OpenLayers
13 6 (0.85%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.85%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.37%) User Experience
3 27 (3.80%) Data Centre
4 23 (3.24%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.41%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.13%) Digital Media
8 7 (0.99%) Graphic Design
8 7 (0.99%) NHS
8 7 (0.99%) STB
9 6 (0.85%) Equities
9 6 (0.85%) Replication
9 6 (0.85%) Statistics
9 6 (0.85%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.70%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.70%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.70%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.56%) Derivative
11 4 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (8.87%) Windows
2 38 (5.35%) Linux
3 34 (4.79%) Unix
4 22 (3.10%) Windows 7
5 20 (2.82%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.70%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.56%) Android
10 3 (0.42%) CentOS
10 3 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.14%) Debian
12 1 (0.14%) Solaris
12 1 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (19.86%) Project Management
2 72 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (6.48%) PRINCE2
5 41 (5.77%) Web Development
6 37 (5.21%) ITIL
7 36 (5.07%) Migration
8 30 (4.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 29 (4.08%) MVC
10 24 (3.38%) Business Analysis
10 24 (3.38%) E-Commerce
11 23 (3.24%) Front End Development
12 22 (3.10%) Change Control
13 21 (2.96%) CRM
13 21 (2.96%) Data Analysis
14 20 (2.82%) Business Development
14 20 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (2.82%) Business Transformation
14 20 (2.82%) Scrum
15 19 (2.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (13.52%) SQL
2 60 (8.45%) JavaScript
3 48 (6.76%) Java
4 45 (6.34%) C#
5 40 (5.63%) PHP
6 26 (3.66%) Python
7 20 (2.82%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.55%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.27%) VB
10 8 (1.13%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.13%) VBA
11 7 (0.99%) Perl
12 6 (0.85%) C
12 6 (0.85%) C++
12 6 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.85%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.85%) R
13 5 (0.70%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.70%) Ruby
14 4 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 78 (10.99%) Degree
2 47 (6.62%) Security Cleared
3 33 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.27%) CCNA
4 9 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.85%) ISEB
6 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.56%) CISM
7 4 (0.56%) CISSP
7 4 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.56%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.56%) PMP
8 3 (0.42%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.82%) SLA
2 14 (1.97%) QA
3 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.14%) FATCA
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 32 (4.51%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.13%) Docker
3 5 (0.70%) vCloud
4 4 (0.56%) Postfix
4 4 (0.56%) Squid
4 4 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (1.69%) Puppet
2 11 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.13%) Ansible
4 6 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.70%) Kibana
5 5 (0.70%) logstash
5 5 (0.70%) Terraform
5 5 (0.70%) ZABBIX
6 4 (0.56%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.56%) Rancher
6 4 (0.56%) SCCM
7 3 (0.42%) Icinga
7 3 (0.42%) WSUS
8 2 (0.28%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.14%) Casper Suite
9 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.14%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 98 (13.80%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.08%) Oracle
3 21 (2.96%) SAP
4 17 (2.39%) Cisco
4 17 (2.39%) Google
5 16 (2.25%) Adobe
6 13 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (1.83%) VMware
7 11 (1.55%) Remedy
8 7 (0.99%) Apple
8 7 (0.99%) F5
8 7 (0.99%) HP
9 6 (0.85%) Citrix
9 6 (0.85%) Lotus
9 6 (0.85%) Tableau
10 5 (0.70%) hybris
10 5 (0.70%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.70%) Sonatype
10 5 (0.70%) Zend
11 4 (0.56%) Pega
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £300 - £450 per week + depending experience
Posted: 2 days ago
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Jobsite Resourcing Team
Rate: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits (pro-rata)
Posted: 10 days ago
London
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Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £20,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 25 days ago
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Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
CHM Recruit
Rate: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
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Rate: ftc
Posted: 12 days ago
London
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Rate: £24,000 per year + benefits
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