Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £233 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 186 205
Rank change year-on-year -54 +19 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 31 59 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.86% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.91% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 41 38
City of London median daily rate £233 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +33.33% -10.89%
10th Percentile £126 £138 £105
90th Percentile £358 £475 £388
Central London median daily rate £245 £300 £225
% change year-on-year -18.33% +33.33% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
City of London median hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% - -8.33%
Central London median hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% - -8.33%

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,678 6,496 6,346
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.80% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,280 5,077 5,064
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £662
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £464
% change year-on-year - +7.87% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 91 72
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -1.37% +1.39%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £48.62
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.31% +3.43% -2.78%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Junior in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Junior in the City of London

Junior
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 in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior in the City of London

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior in the City of London

Junior
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 in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, Junior contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 10 (32.26%) Degree
3 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.81%) Windows
4 7 (22.58%) Windows 10
5 6 (19.35%) Apple
6 5 (16.13%) ITIL
6 5 (16.13%) Cisco
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.13%) Office 365
7 4 (12.90%) Skype for Business
7 4 (12.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (12.90%) User Experience
7 4 (12.90%) Skype
7 4 (12.90%) Telepresence
7 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (12.90%) Polycom
7 4 (12.90%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (9.68%) iPhone
8 3 (9.68%) Investment Management
8 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (9.68%) iPad
8 3 (9.68%) JIRA
8 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
8 3 (9.68%) Billing
8 3 (9.68%) Project Management
8 3 (9.68%) Wireless

Junior 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 4 (12.90%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.45%) WordPress
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Confluence
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (6.45%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (6.45%) Fireworks
2 2 (6.45%) InDesign
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) npm
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
3 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (12.90%) Skype
1 4 (12.90%) Telepresence
2 3 (9.68%) Wireless
3 2 (6.45%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) Intranet
4 1 (3.23%) AMQP
4 1 (3.23%) DHCP
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Billing
3 2 (6.45%) Games
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) French Language
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) CSS
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
1 3 (9.68%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.45%) CSS3
2 2 (6.45%) Flash
2 2 (6.45%) HTML5
2 2 (6.45%) jQuery
2 2 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (6.45%) XHTML
3 1 (3.23%) Java EE
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) Kafka
3 1 (3.23%) Laravel
3 1 (3.23%) Node.js
3 1 (3.23%) React
3 1 (3.23%) Socket.IO
3 1 (3.23%) Symfony
3 1 (3.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) User Experience
1 4 (12.90%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (9.68%) iPad
2 3 (9.68%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
1 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
2 7 (22.58%) Windows 10
3 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
2 3 (9.68%) Investment Management
2 3 (9.68%) Project Management
3 2 (6.45%) Analytics
3 2 (6.45%) Change Management
3 2 (6.45%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.45%) DevOps
3 2 (6.45%) Front End Development
3 2 (6.45%) Kanban
3 2 (6.45%) Time Management
3 2 (6.45%) Web Design
3 2 (6.45%) Web Development
4 1 (3.23%) Business Analytics
4 1 (3.23%) Dependency Management
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) Java 8
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
4 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Apple
2 5 (16.13%) Cisco
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) Polycom
4 2 (6.45%) Adobe
5 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.23%) Bloomberg
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Remedy
5 1 (3.23%) Reuters
5 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.23%) VMware