The median contractor rate for a Junior Developer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Junior Developer
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 160 194
Rank change year-on-year -5 +34  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Developer 4 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Median daily rate £175 £210 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £150 £194
% change year-on-year +16.66% -22.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.29 £11.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +93.50% -50.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3166 3182 5507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.42% 95.70% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2430 2585 4243
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 97
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Junior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Junior Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Junior Developer in the City of London

Junior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Junior Developer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior Developer in the City of London

Junior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Developer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior Developer in the City of London

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Junior Developer 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 across the City of London region featuring Junior Developer in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (50.00%) RESTful
3 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (37.50%) NHS
4 3 (37.50%) PHP
4 3 (37.50%) MySQL
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) Apache
4 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) Symfony
4 3 (37.50%) LAMP
4 3 (37.50%) nginx
4 3 (37.50%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (37.50%) Laravel
4 3 (37.50%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (25.00%) Web Development
5 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) MVC

Junior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (37.50%) Apache
1 3 (37.50%) nginx
2 1 (12.50%) Ethereum
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Blockchain
3 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) Axure RP
3 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
3 1 (12.50%) Bower
3 1 (12.50%) Grunt
3 1 (12.50%) gulp
General
1 1 (12.50%) Digital Economy
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) CSS
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) RESTful
3 3 (37.50%) LAMP
3 3 (37.50%) Laravel
3 3 (37.50%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (37.50%) Symfony
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) Angular 2
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (12.50%) CSS3
5 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 1 (12.50%) HTML5
5 1 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) Node.js
5 1 (12.50%) Pug
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) NHS
3 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (12.50%) Robotics
3 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Front End Development
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) API Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Code Coverage
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Cryptocurrency
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (12.50%) Robotic Process Automation
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Web Design
4 1 (12.50%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Blue Prism
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft