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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior
Rank 342 333 294
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 320 384 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.66% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.69% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 226 202
Median daily rate £238 £230 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £107 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £200 £223
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 41
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.04 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £33.96 £75.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £12.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+18.00% +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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -14 297 £240 +4.34% 353
London -10 151 £250 -8.25% 132
South East -19 42 £255 +22.89% 55
North West +29 24 £176 -47.77% 31
South West +7 20 £213 +25.00% 22
City of London +19 18 £225 -10.00% 38
West Midlands -33 15 £300 +45.45% 29
Manchester +6 14 £214 -38.92% 23
Scotland +3 14 £115 -50.53% 2
East of England +11 13 £214 +6.87% 32
Yorkshire -1 13 £225 +52.54% 22
East Midlands -3 12 £263 +123.40% 26
Buckinghamshire +4 9 £90 -55.00% 1
Hampshire +3 9 £220 +0.57% 12
West Yorkshire +2 8 £225 -9.72% 12
Somerset +18 7 £100 -61.16% 3
Hertfordshire +5 7 £253 +26.25% 7
Edinburgh +2 7 £214 -3.17%
Cheshire +13 6 £101 -70.31% 3
Milton Keynes +7 6 £325 +85.71%
West Sussex +1 6 £330 +41.93% 7
Berkshire -4 6 £175 -27.08% 13
Bristol -5 6 £234 +37.50% 11
Warwickshire -5 6 - - 4
Tyne and Wear -27 6 £220 -6.38% 3
North East -29 6 £220 -6.38% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 6 £220 -6.38% 3
Watford - 6 £253 -
South Yorkshire -1 5 - - 4
Surrey -1 5 £313 +30.89% 8

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 160 (23.02%) Finance
2 138 (19.86%) Project Management
3 87 (12.52%) Microsoft
4 82 (11.80%) MS Excel
5 81 (11.65%) SQL
6 76 (10.94%) HTML
7 75 (10.79%) Degree
8 69 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
9 63 (9.06%) Windows
10 60 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
11 59 (8.49%) CSS
12 54 (7.77%) JavaScript
13 53 (7.63%) Banking
14 52 (7.48%) Java
15 50 (7.19%) MS Office
15 50 (7.19%) Security Cleared
16 49 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
17 48 (6.91%) PRINCE2
18 45 (6.47%) .NET
19 41 (5.90%) PHP
19 41 (5.90%) Web Development
20 40 (5.76%) C#
20 40 (5.76%) ITIL
21 38 (5.47%) SQL Server
21 38 (5.47%) Migration
21 38 (5.47%) Retail
22 37 (5.32%) MS PowerPoint
23 35 (5.04%) SC Cleared
24 33 (4.75%) User Experience
24 33 (4.75%) Python

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 26 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.87%) CMS
3 12 (1.73%) WordPress
4 10 (1.44%) Confluence
5 7 (1.01%) Apache
6 6 (0.86%) IBM Notes
6 6 (0.86%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.58%) Drupal
8 4 (0.58%) IIS
8 4 (0.58%) SAS
8 4 (0.58%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.43%) Jetty
9 3 (0.43%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.29%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.29%) Moodle
10 2 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 82 (11.80%) MS Excel
2 50 (7.19%) MS Office
3 37 (5.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (4.32%) MS Project
5 28 (4.03%) Photoshop
6 17 (2.45%) MS Visio
7 13 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.72%) HipChat
10 4 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.29%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.29%) InDesign
12 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.14%) Simulink
12 1 (0.14%) SPSS
12 1 (0.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (0.72%) Magento
2 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.58%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.43%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.29%) FastStats
4 2 (0.29%) KANA IQ
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.14%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) Eikon
5 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.14%) Primavera
5 1 (0.14%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.73%) Office 365
3 4 (0.58%) GitHub
3 4 (0.58%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.43%) AdWords
5 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.29%) SaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Firebase
6 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.14%) Google Play
6 1 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.30%) Firewall
2 9 (1.29%) WAN
3 8 (1.15%) DNS
3 8 (1.15%) LAN
4 7 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (1.01%) Ethernet
4 7 (1.01%) Internet
5 6 (0.86%) DVB
5 6 (0.86%) SSH
6 5 (0.72%) Network Security
6 5 (0.72%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (0.72%) OpenVPN
6 5 (0.72%) VPN
7 4 (0.58%) DHCP
7 4 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (0.58%) Intranet
7 4 (0.58%) Skype
8 3 (0.43%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.43%) VoIP
9 2 (0.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.17%) MySQL
3 11 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.15%) MS Access
6 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (0.86%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.86%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.72%) Big Data
8 5 (0.72%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.72%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.58%) QlikView
9 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.43%) GIS
10 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (3.02%) Git (software)
2 20 (2.88%) JIRA
3 14 (2.01%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.58%) Maven
5 9 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (1.15%) Ant
7 7 (1.01%) JUnit
8 6 (0.86%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.86%) SonarQube
8 6 (0.86%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.72%) JIRA Agile
10 4 (0.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 4 (0.58%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.58%) Liquibase
10 4 (0.58%) Subversion
10 4 (0.58%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.43%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.43%) Hudson
11 3 (0.43%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 160 (23.02%) Finance
2 53 (7.63%) Banking
3 38 (5.47%) Retail
4 29 (4.17%) Legal
4 29 (4.17%) Marketing
5 18 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.58%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.15%) Back Office
9 7 (1.01%) Law
10 6 (0.86%) Advertising
10 6 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.86%) Publishing
10 6 (0.86%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.72%) Billing
11 5 (0.72%) Games
12 4 (0.58%) Front Office
13 3 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.43%) German Language
13 3 (0.43%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (10.94%) HTML
2 59 (8.49%) CSS
3 45 (6.47%) .NET
4 30 (4.32%) jQuery
5 22 (3.17%) HTML5
6 20 (2.88%) CSS3
7 18 (2.59%) ASP.NET
8 17 (2.45%) XML
9 12 (1.73%) JSON
10 10 (1.44%) Ajax
10 10 (1.44%) Spring
11 8 (1.15%) CGI
11 8 (1.15%) Sass
11 8 (1.15%) Web Services
12 7 (1.01%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (0.86%) LAMP
13 6 (0.86%) LESS
13 6 (0.86%) WCF
14 5 (0.72%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.75%) User Experience
3 25 (3.60%) Data Centre
4 22 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.45%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.44%) Mathematics
7 9 (1.29%) Digital Media
7 9 (1.29%) Graphic Design
8 7 (1.01%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.01%) Statistics
9 6 (0.86%) Equities
9 6 (0.86%) STB
9 6 (0.86%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.72%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.72%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.72%) NHS
10 5 (0.72%) Replication
11 4 (0.58%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.06%) Windows
2 30 (4.32%) Linux
3 29 (4.17%) Unix
4 18 (2.59%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.58%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.44%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.86%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.72%) Android
9 4 (0.58%) CentOS
9 4 (0.58%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.58%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.14%) Debian
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.14%) SUSE
11 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (19.86%) Project Management
2 69 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (6.91%) PRINCE2
5 41 (5.90%) Web Development
6 40 (5.76%) ITIL
7 38 (5.47%) Migration
8 31 (4.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 25 (3.60%) Data Analysis
10 24 (3.45%) Business Analysis
11 23 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (3.31%) E-Commerce
12 22 (3.17%) CRM
13 21 (3.02%) Front End Development
13 21 (3.02%) MVC
14 20 (2.88%) Business Development
14 20 (2.88%) Change Control
15 19 (2.73%) Business Transformation
16 18 (2.59%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (2.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 81 (11.65%) SQL
2 54 (7.77%) JavaScript
3 52 (7.48%) Java
4 41 (5.90%) PHP
5 40 (5.76%) C#
6 33 (4.75%) Python
7 13 (1.87%) T-SQL
8 12 (1.73%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.29%) C++
9 9 (1.29%) VB
10 8 (1.15%) Perl
11 7 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.01%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.01%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.86%) Ruby
12 6 (0.86%) VBA
13 5 (0.72%) C
13 5 (0.72%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.72%) R
14 4 (0.58%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 75 (10.79%) Degree
2 50 (7.19%) Security Cleared
3 35 (5.04%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.29%) CCNA
4 9 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.72%) PMP
7 4 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.58%) ISEB
7 4 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.43%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.43%) CEH
8 3 (0.43%) CISM
8 3 (0.43%) CISSP
8 3 (0.43%) GCIA
8 3 (0.43%) GCIH
8 3 (0.43%) GIAC
8 3 (0.43%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.30%) SLA
2 15 (2.16%) QA
3 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 24 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.29%) Docker
3 6 (0.86%) vCloud
4 5 (0.72%) Postfix
4 5 (0.72%) Squid
5 4 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.14%) Snort
7 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (1.87%) Puppet
2 11 (1.58%) Ansible
3 10 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.86%) Kibana
5 6 (0.86%) logstash
5 6 (0.86%) Terraform
5 6 (0.86%) ZABBIX
6 5 (0.72%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.72%) Rancher
6 5 (0.72%) SCCM
7 3 (0.43%) Icinga
7 3 (0.43%) WSUS
8 2 (0.29%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.14%) Casper Suite
9 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.14%) Mesos
9 1 (0.14%) Nessus
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 87 (12.52%) Microsoft
2 28 (4.03%) Oracle
3 19 (2.73%) Cisco
3 19 (2.73%) SAP
4 18 (2.59%) Adobe
5 13 (1.87%) Google
6 12 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (1.58%) VMware
8 8 (1.15%) Citrix
8 8 (1.15%) F5
9 7 (1.01%) Apple
9 7 (1.01%) HP
10 6 (0.86%) Lotus
10 6 (0.86%) Sonatype
10 6 (0.86%) Tableau
10 6 (0.86%) Zend
11 5 (0.72%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.72%) hybris
11 5 (0.72%) Reuters
12 4 (0.58%) Remedy
Wokingham, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: Up to £25,000 per annum £25,000 per annum Fixed-Term salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £16 - £26 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Scotland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Hydrogen
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £12 to £14 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £12 to £14 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £27 to £29 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £40.00 - £60.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer People
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £345 per day
Posted: 2 days ago