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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior
Rank 340 331 306
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 314 319 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.62% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.65% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 172 176
Average daily rate £225 £238 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £104 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £413 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £225 £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 40
Average hourly rate £12.75 £14.00 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% -13.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.84 £10.98 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £32.50 £132.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.42 £13.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-9.70% -1.78%

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 289 £225 -5.26% 402
London +1 124 £225 -10.00% 139
South East -13 76 £208 +3.75% 90
North West +4 26 £210 -26.95% 41
Yorkshire -1 24 £241 -9.05% 25
Berkshire +3 20 £150 -17.92% 16
City of London +31 18 £300 -6.25% 34
Buckinghamshire +25 16 £220 - 4
Scotland -3 16 £209 -18.13% 11
Hampshire +5 15 £263 +5.00% 13
West Midlands -3 15 £325 +30.00% 30
Manchester -5 15 £190 - 22
South West -9 12 £250 - 33
West Yorkshire -5 10 £250 -26.19% 15
Surrey -8 9 £195 -13.33% 23
Glasgow +17 8 £127 -15.33% 5
Milton Keynes +11 8 £194 - 3
Slough +9 8 £150 - 4
Birmingham +3 8 £293 +14.14% 13
East of England -5 8 £110 -54.16% 16
Reading -8 8 £318 +176.08% 9
Docklands, London +12 6 £250 -61.53%
North Yorkshire +9 6 £220 -
West Sussex +8 6 £273 +109.61% 6
Staines +14 4 £193 -23.00%
York +7 4 £220 -
Merseyside 0 4 £210 -11.11% 2
Portsmouth -2 4 £200 - 3
Wiltshire -8 4 £238 -44.11% 6
South Yorkshire -9 4 £138 -37.14% 7

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 158 (23.24%) Finance
2 106 (15.59%) Project Management
3 93 (13.68%) Microsoft
4 92 (13.53%) HTML
5 81 (11.91%) CSS
6 78 (11.47%) Windows
7 76 (11.18%) Degree
8 75 (11.03%) MS Excel
8 75 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
9 74 (10.88%) JavaScript
9 74 (10.88%) SQL
10 64 (9.41%) PRINCE2
11 63 (9.26%) Banking
12 61 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
13 54 (7.94%) MS Office
14 50 (7.35%) .NET
15 49 (7.21%) Java
16 46 (6.76%) C#
17 41 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
18 40 (5.88%) Linux
19 38 (5.59%) SQL Server
19 38 (5.59%) Marketing
20 34 (5.00%) jQuery
20 34 (5.00%) Security Cleared
20 34 (5.00%) SAP
21 32 (4.71%) Retail
21 32 (4.71%) HTML5
22 30 (4.41%) Computer Science
22 30 (4.41%) Migration
23 28 (4.12%) Telecoms

Junior
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 18 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.35%) CMS
3 14 (2.06%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.76%) WordPress
5 9 (1.32%) Apache
6 8 (1.18%) IIS
7 7 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
7 7 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (0.88%) Confluence
9 4 (0.59%) Node.js
10 3 (0.44%) Drupal
10 3 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.44%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.29%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.15%) JBoss
12 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 75 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 54 (7.94%) MS Office
3 25 (3.68%) Photoshop
4 24 (3.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (2.94%) MS Project
6 15 (2.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 13 (1.91%) MS Visio
8 11 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.44%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.29%) InDesign
12 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.44%) SAP BPC
2 3 (0.44%) SunGard GMI
3 2 (0.29%) assyst
3 2 (0.29%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.29%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Maximo
4 1 (0.15%) Primavera
4 1 (0.15%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.15%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.15%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.18%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.74%) Office 365
5 3 (0.44%) SaaS
6 2 (0.29%) AdWords
6 2 (0.29%) GitHub
6 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.15%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.50%) Internet
2 10 (1.47%) WAN
3 9 (1.32%) Intranet
3 9 (1.32%) LAN
4 7 (1.03%) Firewall
4 7 (1.03%) MPLS
5 6 (0.88%) HTTP
6 5 (0.74%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.74%) NAS
6 5 (0.74%) Network Security
6 5 (0.74%) SAN
6 5 (0.74%) VLAN
6 5 (0.74%) VoIP
7 4 (0.59%) BGP
7 4 (0.59%) DAB
7 4 (0.59%) HSRP
8 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.29%) DNS
9 2 (0.29%) FTP
9 2 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.76%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.47%) MySQL
4 9 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.44%) QlikView
9 3 (0.44%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.29%) GIS
10 2 (0.29%) OLAP
10 2 (0.29%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.29%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.29%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (2.65%) JIRA
2 10 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.47%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.03%) Introscope
4 5 (0.74%) Axure RP
4 5 (0.74%) Subversion
5 4 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.44%) Selenium
6 3 (0.44%) Xcode
7 2 (0.29%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.29%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.29%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.29%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.29%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.15%) Appium
8 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
General
1 158 (23.24%) Finance
2 63 (9.26%) Banking
3 38 (5.59%) Marketing
4 32 (4.71%) Retail
5 28 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.47%) Law
7 10 (1.47%) Legal
8 9 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.32%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.18%) Advertising
9 8 (1.18%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.18%) Publishing
10 6 (0.88%) Front Office
11 5 (0.74%) Back Office
11 5 (0.74%) Games
12 4 (0.59%) German Language
12 4 (0.59%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (13.53%) HTML
2 81 (11.91%) CSS
3 50 (7.35%) .NET
4 34 (5.00%) jQuery
5 32 (4.71%) HTML5
6 24 (3.53%) XML
7 22 (3.24%) ASP.NET
8 20 (2.94%) CSS3
8 20 (2.94%) Web Services
9 14 (2.06%) AngularJS
10 11 (1.62%) Ajax
11 10 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (1.32%) Sass
13 8 (1.18%) LESS
13 8 (1.18%) REST
14 7 (1.03%) RESTful
14 7 (1.03%) SOAP
14 7 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 6 (0.88%) .NET Framework
15 6 (0.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 28 (4.12%) User Experience
4 22 (3.24%) Data Centre
4 22 (3.24%) Mathematics
5 16 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (2.06%) Social Media
8 12 (1.76%) NHS
9 9 (1.32%) Equities
10 8 (1.18%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.03%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.03%) Digital Media
11 7 (1.03%) PMI
12 6 (0.88%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.88%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.74%) Physics
13 5 (0.74%) Statistics
13 5 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 78 (11.47%) Windows
2 40 (5.88%) Linux
3 21 (3.09%) Unix
4 20 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 18 (2.65%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.91%) Android
7 11 (1.62%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.74%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.44%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.29%) HPUX
12 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.29%) Solaris
12 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.29%) zOS
13 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (15.59%) Project Management
2 75 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (9.41%) PRINCE2
4 41 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (4.41%) Migration
6 27 (3.97%) ITIL
7 25 (3.68%) Business Analysis
8 23 (3.38%) Service Delivery
9 22 (3.24%) E-Commerce
10 21 (3.09%) Project Planning
11 19 (2.79%) Change Control
11 19 (2.79%) CRM
11 19 (2.79%) Front End Development
12 18 (2.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 18 (2.65%) Validation
13 17 (2.50%) Analytics
13 17 (2.50%) Change Management
13 17 (2.50%) MVC
13 17 (2.50%) Risk Management
14 16 (2.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 74 (10.88%) JavaScript
1 74 (10.88%) SQL
2 49 (7.21%) Java
3 46 (6.76%) C#
4 24 (3.53%) PHP
5 15 (2.21%) T-SQL
6 11 (1.62%) VB.NET
7 9 (1.32%) C++
7 9 (1.32%) VBA
8 7 (1.03%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.03%) Python
8 7 (1.03%) VBScript
9 6 (0.88%) C
10 4 (0.59%) Ruby
10 4 (0.59%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.44%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.29%) Perl
12 2 (0.29%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.29%) VB
13 1 (0.15%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 76 (11.18%) Degree
2 34 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.50%) PMI Certification
4 17 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 12 (1.76%) PMP
6 11 (1.62%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.18%) ISEB
7 8 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.03%) CCNA
8 7 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.74%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.59%) ECDL
10 4 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.44%) CISSP
11 3 (0.44%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.29%) APMP
12 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.06%) QA
2 9 (1.32%) SLA
3 6 (0.88%) GxP
4 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.59%) WCAG
5 2 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.15%) EMIR
6 1 (0.15%) FATCA
6 1 (0.15%) SDET
System Software
1 19 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.15%) Docker
4 1 (0.15%) NFS
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.03%) CA Wily
3 4 (0.59%) SCCM
4 3 (0.44%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.15%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.15%) Ansible
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.15%) Netcool
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Puppet
6 1 (0.15%) Salt
6 1 (0.15%) Simpana
Vendors
1 93 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.00%) SAP
3 22 (3.24%) Oracle
4 17 (2.50%) HP
5 16 (2.35%) Adobe
6 13 (1.91%) VMware
7 10 (1.47%) Google
7 10 (1.47%) Remedy
7 10 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.18%) Citrix
9 7 (1.03%) CA
10 6 (0.88%) Cisco
10 6 (0.88%) IBM
11 4 (0.59%) EMC
11 4 (0.59%) Informatica
11 4 (0.59%) ION Trading
11 4 (0.59%) Murex
11 4 (0.59%) NetApp
12 3 (0.44%) Lotus
12 3 (0.44%) Red Hat
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £120 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Devon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £70 - £150 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Venturi
Rate: £125 - £175 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £25.5 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Opal Tree Solutions
Rate: £225 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Renfrewshire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £100 - £150 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh
Huxley
Rate: £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London Bridge
Pertemps IT
Rate: Up to £210 per day all inclusive
Posted: 21 days ago
Lancashire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £13.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 27 days ago