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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior
Rank 279 272 246
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 391 354 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.66% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.72% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 208 226
Average daily rate
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£225 £240 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £228 £235
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 38
Average hourly rate £12.75 £12.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -25.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.80 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.50 £20.00 £26.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £12.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -34.21%

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +12 356 £225 -5.26% 375
London +40 204 £225 -10.00% 139
South East 0 59 £180 -8.86% 61
City of London +22 43 £236 -5.50% 53
Scotland -16 26 £261 -3.24% 9
South West -33 21 £288 -0.17% 31
Hampshire +2 19 £184 -8.12% 17
East of England -27 19 £200 -3.61% 35
Berkshire +9 16 £180 -7.69% 14
Edinburgh -14 16 £271 +0.46% 3
West Midlands -14 15 £175 -46.15% 16
North West -1 13 £213 +17.72% 43
Yorkshire -2 11 £250 -13.19% 32
West Yorkshire +5 10 £250 -13.19% 15
East Midlands +3 10 £275 +57.14% 14
Reading +17 9 £175 -10.25% 3
Surrey +2 9 £175 -41.66% 9
Wiltshire -7 9 £300 -18.08% 7
Glasgow -9 9 £259 +20.34% 4
Manchester -7 8 £213 +4.80% 30
Bristol -14 8 £263 +162.50% 13
Swindon -4 7 £300 -18.08% 2
Cambridgeshire -5 7 £200 -30.43% 11
Cambridge - 7 £200 - 9
Buckinghamshire -14 5 £275 +120.00% 2
Bedfordshire -18 5 £330 +116.39% 5
Leeds +10 4 £250 +56.25% 11
Derbyshire +7 4 - - 2
Bradford +6 4 £205 -45.33%
Birmingham +4 4 £285 -3.38% 7

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 173 (22.38%) Finance
2 108 (13.97%) Project Management
3 99 (12.81%) Degree
4 98 (12.68%) SQL
5 96 (12.42%) Microsoft
6 91 (11.77%) Windows
7 82 (10.61%) MS Excel
8 74 (9.57%) HTML
9 73 (9.44%) .NET
10 71 (9.18%) Banking
11 61 (7.89%) PRINCE2
12 58 (7.50%) JavaScript
13 55 (7.12%) Oracle
14 51 (6.60%) MS Office
15 50 (6.47%) Java
16 46 (5.95%) OO
16 46 (5.95%) CSS
17 44 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
18 43 (5.56%) HP
19 42 (5.43%) UNIX
20 39 (5.05%) SharePoint
20 39 (5.05%) Marketing
21 38 (4.92%) Security Cleared
22 37 (4.79%) Computer Science
22 37 (4.79%) C#
22 37 (4.79%) ASP.NET
23 36 (4.66%) MS Project
23 36 (4.66%) PHP
23 36 (4.66%) Active Directory
24 35 (4.53%) Retail

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 39 (5.05%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (1.03%) WordPress
3 8 (1.03%) SAS
3 8 (1.03%) IIS
3 8 (1.03%) CMS
4 7 (0.91%) Node.js
5 6 (0.78%) Drupal
5 6 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.78%) Apache
6 3 (0.39%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.39%) Lync
7 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.13%) Documentum
8 1 (0.13%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.13%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 82 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 51 (6.60%) MS Office
3 36 (4.66%) MS Project
4 35 (4.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (3.49%) MS Visio
6 24 (3.10%) Photoshop
7 19 (2.46%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (1.42%) AutoCAD
8 11 (1.42%) Revit
8 11 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.78%) InDesign
10 4 (0.52%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.39%) FastStats
12 2 (0.26%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.26%) CATIA
12 2 (0.26%) Windchill
13 1 (0.13%) SPSS
13 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.52%) Magento
4 4 (0.52%) RMDS
4 4 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.39%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.26%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.13%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.03%) Office 365
3 5 (0.65%) SaaS
4 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.59%) Internet
2 19 (2.46%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.68%) Firewall
4 11 (1.42%) LAN
4 11 (1.42%) WAN
5 6 (0.78%) VPN
6 5 (0.65%) FTP
6 5 (0.65%) Intranet
7 3 (0.39%) Wireless
7 3 (0.39%) HTTP
7 3 (0.39%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.26%) Network Security
8 2 (0.26%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (0.26%) SAN
8 2 (0.26%) MPLS
8 2 (0.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.85%) MySQL
3 18 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.68%) CouchDB
5 9 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.78%) MS Access
7 5 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.65%) Big Data
7 5 (0.65%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.52%) OLAP
9 3 (0.39%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.26%) QlikView
10 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.26%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (1.55%) JIRA
2 5 (0.65%) Xcode
2 5 (0.65%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.52%) Selenium
4 3 (0.39%) Maven
4 3 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (0.39%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.26%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.13%) Subversion
6 1 (0.13%) Toad
6 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.13%) MSI
6 1 (0.13%) Behat
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.13%) PhantomJS
6 1 (0.13%) Grunt
6 1 (0.13%) Jasmine
General
1 173 (22.38%) Finance
2 71 (9.18%) Banking
3 39 (5.05%) Marketing
4 35 (4.53%) Retail
5 21 (2.72%) Front Office
6 20 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.81%) Back Office
8 14 (1.81%) Electronics
9 13 (1.68%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.55%) German Language
10 12 (1.55%) Publishing
11 11 (1.42%) Retail Banking
12 10 (1.29%) Games
13 7 (0.91%) Legal
14 6 (0.78%) Advertising
15 5 (0.65%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.52%) French Language
16 4 (0.52%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (9.57%) HTML
2 73 (9.44%) .NET
3 46 (5.95%) CSS
4 37 (4.79%) ASP.NET
5 33 (4.27%) Web Services
6 29 (3.75%) jQuery
7 28 (3.62%) HTML5
8 24 (3.10%) XML
9 15 (1.94%) CSS3
10 14 (1.81%) JSON
11 13 (1.68%) SVG
11 13 (1.68%) Batik
11 13 (1.68%) Akka
11 13 (1.68%) Play Framework
12 12 (1.55%) JSP
12 12 (1.55%) JSF
13 10 (1.29%) JPA
13 10 (1.29%) .NET Framework
14 9 (1.16%) Hibernate
14 9 (1.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.79%) Computer Science
2 18 (2.33%) Hedge funds
3 15 (1.94%) Blackberry
4 14 (1.81%) NHS
5 12 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.16%) Graphic Design
6 9 (1.16%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.03%) Statistics
8 7 (0.91%) Digital Media
8 7 (0.91%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.78%) Market Risk
9 6 (0.78%) STB
10 5 (0.65%) MPEG
10 5 (0.65%) Social Media
11 4 (0.52%) Online Games
11 4 (0.52%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.52%) PMI
11 4 (0.52%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.52%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 91 (11.77%) Windows
2 42 (5.43%) UNIX
3 35 (4.53%) Windows 7
4 28 (3.62%) Windows XP
5 23 (2.98%) Linux
6 15 (1.94%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.03%) Android
8 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.39%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.39%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.26%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.26%) MVS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.13%) AIX
12 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.13%) OS/2
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (13.97%) Project Management
2 61 (7.89%) PRINCE2
3 46 (5.95%) OO
4 44 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (3.88%) ITIL
7 27 (3.49%) Risk Management
8 26 (3.36%) Migration
9 24 (3.10%) E-Commerce
9 24 (3.10%) Web Development
10 22 (2.85%) Software Engineering
11 21 (2.72%) Test Scripting
11 21 (2.72%) Change Management
12 20 (2.59%) TDD
13 19 (2.46%) Service Management
13 19 (2.46%) OOP
14 18 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (2.20%) Scrum
15 17 (2.20%) BDD
16 16 (2.07%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 98 (12.68%) SQL
2 58 (7.50%) JavaScript
3 50 (6.47%) Java
4 37 (4.79%) C#
5 36 (4.66%) PHP
6 31 (4.01%) C++
7 21 (2.72%) C
8 15 (1.94%) VBA
9 13 (1.68%) Scala
10 12 (1.55%) Embedded C
11 10 (1.29%) Python
11 10 (1.29%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.16%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.03%) VBScript
14 7 (0.91%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.78%) VB
16 4 (0.52%) R
17 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.39%) Perl
18 2 (0.26%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 99 (12.81%) Degree
2 38 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.62%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.55%) ISEB
4 12 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 11 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (1.16%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.16%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.91%) CCNA
7 7 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.78%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.65%) HND
9 5 (0.65%) PMP
10 4 (0.52%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.52%) HNC
11 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.26%) PhD
11 2 (0.26%) CCNP
12 1 (0.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.29%) QA
2 7 (0.91%) SLA
3 3 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.26%) P3O
5 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) EMIR
System Software
1 36 (4.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.26%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.13%) RACF
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.13%) XenApp
4 1 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.13%) vSphere
4 1 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 18 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.16%) ARCserve
3 3 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.26%) SCCM
4 2 (0.26%) OpenView
5 1 (0.13%) DameWare
5 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.13%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.13%) Nagios
5 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.13%) Control-M
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 96 (12.42%) Microsoft
2 55 (7.12%) Oracle
3 43 (5.56%) HP
4 31 (4.01%) Adobe
5 17 (2.20%) Cisco
6 15 (1.94%) SAP
7 14 (1.81%) Citrix
8 9 (1.16%) JBoss
8 9 (1.16%) Remedy
9 8 (1.03%) VMware
10 7 (0.91%) Apple
11 6 (0.78%) Zend
11 6 (0.78%) Avaya
11 6 (0.78%) Reuters
11 6 (0.78%) Bloomberg
11 6 (0.78%) Business Objects
12 5 (0.65%) IBM
12 5 (0.65%) Juniper
13 4 (0.52%) Cognos
14 3 (0.39%) Google
London
SearchBi
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 7 hours ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £21000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £270 - £290 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £12.00 - £16.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £170 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £150 to £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £175 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Central London / West End
Vitamin T
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago