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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 315 289 301
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 311 296 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.61% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.66% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 162 159
Average daily rate
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£233 £225 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £225 £238
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 28
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £125.00 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -24 281 £233 +3.33% 387
London -3 126 £250 +11.11% 117
South East +31 80 £191 +52.40% 79
City of London +22 32 £300 - 36
Berkshire +16 21 £183 +46.20% 13
South West -10 19 £250 -10.39% 30
Scotland 0 16 £255 +168.42% 9
East of England -4 15 £230 +76.92% 38
Hampshire -12 15 £250 +30.89% 13
Yorkshire -8 13 £265 +6.00% 30
Surrey -1 12 £225 +80.00% 23
North West -21 12 £195 -23.52% 39
East Sussex - 12 - - 3
East Midlands +14 9 £225 +63.63% 23
Oxfordshire -8 9 £200 +60.00% 9
Oxford - 8 £171 - 4
Reading +9 7 £115 -8.00% 6
Edinburgh 0 7 £305 +221.05% 4
West Yorkshire -6 7 £339 +31.55% 22
West Sussex -13 7 £130 +13.04% 2
Brighton - 7 - - 2
Hertfordshire +6 6 £180 - 8
Manchester -9 6 £90 -60.00% 24
West Midlands -14 6 £250 -7.40% 26
Glasgow -1 5 £150 +65.28% 3
Wiltshire -2 5 £425 - 3
Devon -2 5 £103 -65.83% 2
Watford +9 4 - -
Cheshire +3 4 £300 +17.64% 6
Tyne and Wear -7 4 £95 - 6

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 118 (17.53%) Project Management
2 114 (16.94%) Microsoft
3 112 (16.64%) Finance
4 92 (13.67%) MS Excel
5 91 (13.52%) SQL
6 81 (12.04%) HTML
6 81 (12.04%) Degree
7 73 (10.85%) CSS
8 65 (9.66%) JavaScript
9 63 (9.36%) MS Office
9 63 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
9 63 (9.36%) Banking
10 62 (9.21%) Windows
11 53 (7.88%) PRINCE2
12 51 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
13 50 (7.43%) .NET
14 45 (6.69%) C#
15 44 (6.54%) MS Project
16 42 (6.24%) PHP
17 39 (5.79%) SQL Server
18 38 (5.65%) Computer Science
19 37 (5.50%) Telecoms
20 35 (5.20%) MS PowerPoint
21 34 (5.05%) Java
21 34 (5.05%) jQuery
22 32 (4.75%) HTML5
23 31 (4.61%) Security Cleared
24 29 (4.31%) SharePoint
25 28 (4.16%) Stakeholder Management
26 27 (4.01%) MS Visio

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 29 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.04%) IIS
3 6 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (0.74%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.74%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.74%) Apache
4 5 (0.74%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.59%) Umbraco
5 4 (0.59%) WordPress
6 3 (0.45%) Lync
6 3 (0.45%) CMS
6 3 (0.45%) SAS
7 2 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.30%) Drupal
7 2 (0.30%) WorkSite
7 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 92 (13.67%) MS Excel
2 63 (9.36%) MS Office
3 44 (6.54%) MS Project
4 35 (5.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (4.01%) MS Visio
6 22 (3.27%) Photoshop
7 14 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (1.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (1.34%) Revit
9 9 (1.34%) AutoCAD
10 8 (1.19%) InDesign
11 3 (0.45%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.45%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.15%) FastStats
12 1 (0.15%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.30%) Changepoint
3 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.15%) Agresso
4 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.15%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.15%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.63%) Office 365
2 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.30%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.30%) Basecamp
2 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.15%) MailChimp
3 1 (0.15%) GitHub
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.82%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.93%) Internet
3 12 (1.78%) LAN
3 12 (1.78%) Firewall
4 11 (1.63%) WAN
5 9 (1.34%) Intranet
5 9 (1.34%) DNS
6 6 (0.89%) SAN
6 6 (0.89%) Wireless
7 5 (0.74%) DHCP
8 4 (0.59%) VPN
8 4 (0.59%) Network Security
8 4 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.45%) MPLS
10 2 (0.30%) SNMP
10 2 (0.30%) SSL
10 2 (0.30%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.01%) MySQL
3 13 (1.93%) MS Access
4 10 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.59%) Big Data
7 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.30%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.30%) DataStage
9 2 (0.30%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.30%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 16 (2.38%) JIRA
2 10 (1.49%) Subversion
3 9 (1.34%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.74%) Maven
4 5 (0.74%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.45%) NeoLoad
5 3 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.45%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.45%) JMeter
6 2 (0.30%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.30%) Xcode
6 2 (0.30%) FishEye
6 2 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.30%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.15%) UltraEdit
7 1 (0.15%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.15%) Gradle
7 1 (0.15%) Hudson
General
1 112 (16.64%) Finance
2 63 (9.36%) Banking
3 37 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.27%) Marketing
5 19 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.67%) Retail
7 11 (1.63%) Legal
8 10 (1.49%) Law
9 8 (1.19%) Front Office
10 6 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.89%) Publishing
10 6 (0.89%) French Language
11 5 (0.74%) Billing
11 5 (0.74%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.74%) Advertising
11 5 (0.74%) Electronics
12 4 (0.59%) Back Office
12 4 (0.59%) Games
12 4 (0.59%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.59%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (12.04%) HTML
2 73 (10.85%) CSS
3 50 (7.43%) .NET
4 34 (5.05%) jQuery
5 32 (4.75%) HTML5
6 24 (3.57%) CSS3
7 23 (3.42%) ASP.NET
8 15 (2.23%) XML
9 10 (1.49%) Ajax
10 8 (1.19%) SOAP
11 7 (1.04%) CodeIgniter
11 7 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (1.04%) JSON
11 7 (1.04%) LAMP
11 7 (1.04%) Middleware
11 7 (1.04%) Web Services
12 6 (0.89%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.89%) Laravel
12 6 (0.89%) Symfony
13 5 (0.74%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.65%) Computer Science
3 12 (1.78%) NHS
4 11 (1.63%) User Experience
4 11 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.49%) Data Integration
6 9 (1.34%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.19%) MPEG
7 8 (1.19%) STB
8 7 (1.04%) Physics
9 6 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.74%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.74%) PDA
10 5 (0.74%) Statistics
10 5 (0.74%) Derivative
10 5 (0.74%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.59%) Equities
11 4 (0.59%) Market Risk
11 4 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (0.45%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 62 (9.21%) Windows
2 25 (3.71%) UNIX
2 25 (3.71%) Linux
3 20 (2.97%) Windows 7
4 10 (1.49%) Windows XP
5 8 (1.19%) Android
6 6 (0.89%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.45%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.30%) Solaris
10 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (17.53%) Project Management
2 63 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (7.88%) PRINCE2
4 28 (4.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (4.01%) MVC
6 26 (3.86%) ITIL
7 25 (3.71%) Change Management
7 25 (3.71%) Test Scripting
8 24 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 24 (3.57%) Risk Management
8 24 (3.57%) Business Analysis
9 22 (3.27%) OO
10 21 (3.12%) Project Planning
11 20 (2.97%) E-Commerce
12 17 (2.53%) CRM
13 16 (2.38%) Migration
14 15 (2.23%) Web Development
14 15 (2.23%) Software Testing
14 15 (2.23%) Service Delivery
15 14 (2.08%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 91 (13.52%) SQL
2 65 (9.66%) JavaScript
3 45 (6.69%) C#
4 42 (6.24%) PHP
5 34 (5.05%) Java
6 23 (3.42%) Python
7 22 (3.27%) VBA
8 14 (2.08%) C++
9 11 (1.63%) VB.NET
10 10 (1.49%) Perl
11 9 (1.34%) VBScript
12 8 (1.19%) C
13 7 (1.04%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.59%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.45%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.45%) VB
16 2 (0.30%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 81 (12.04%) Degree
2 31 (4.61%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.27%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.08%) ISEB
4 14 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 12 (1.78%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.49%) PMP
6 10 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.59%) PhD
9 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.59%) CCNA
9 4 (0.59%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.45%) MOS
10 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.45%) MCSE
11 2 (0.30%) CCNP
11 2 (0.30%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.38%) QA
2 12 (1.78%) SLA
3 4 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) WCAG
5 1 (0.15%) GAAP
System Software
1 17 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.74%) vSphere
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.30%) XenServer
6 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 18 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.59%) SCCM
3 2 (0.30%) OpenView
3 2 (0.30%) Nagios
3 2 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.15%) Netcool
Vendors
1 114 (16.94%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.01%) Oracle
3 25 (3.71%) Adobe
3 25 (3.71%) HP
4 24 (3.57%) SAP
5 19 (2.82%) Cisco
6 15 (2.23%) VMware
7 9 (1.34%) Juniper
8 7 (1.04%) Apple
8 7 (1.04%) CheckPoint
9 6 (0.89%) Google
9 6 (0.89%) F5
10 5 (0.74%) McAfee
11 4 (0.59%) Avaya
11 4 (0.59%) Dell
11 4 (0.59%) IBM
11 4 (0.59%) Tableau
11 4 (0.59%) Zend
12 3 (0.45%) Facebook
12 3 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
Derby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £90.00 - £110.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £228 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £70 per day.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £288.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
networx
Rate: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London / West End
MPC
Posted: 11 days ago
UK
Maxegan Recruitment
Rate: £0 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 days ago