Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £318 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 189 222
Rank change year-on-year 0 +33 0
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 59 52 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.83% 0.78% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.81% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 44 38
City of London median daily rate £318 £250 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.00% -3.85% +9.47%
10th Percentile £151 £105 £140
90th Percentile £443 £501 £369
Central London median daily rate £300 £250 £270
% change year-on-year +20.00% -7.41% +13.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
City of London median hourly rate £10.75 £13.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.37% +12.50% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.08 £11.30 £9.75
90th Percentile £11.50 £17.30 £14.25
Central London median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -18.52% +12.50% -14.29%

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 6743 6393 8621
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.45% 95.45% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5331 5074 6774
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 78 126
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.38 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.64 £48.12 £39.38
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.10% +5.88%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 19 (32.20%) Finance
2 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.73%) Project Management
4 13 (22.03%) Banking
5 10 (16.95%) PRINCE2
6 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (11.86%) Windows
7 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (11.86%) PRINCE
7 7 (11.86%) Advertising
8 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (10.17%) PMI
8 6 (10.17%) PMP
8 6 (10.17%) PMI Certification
8 6 (10.17%) Degree
9 5 (8.47%) Linux
9 5 (8.47%) C#
9 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
9 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
10 4 (6.78%) Adobe
10 4 (6.78%) Python
10 4 (6.78%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
10 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
10 4 (6.78%) Marketing
10 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
10 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
10 4 (6.78%) User Experience

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 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
1 1 (1.69%) nginx
1 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (5.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (5.08%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.08%) Photoshop
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.69%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.69%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.69%) GitHub
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.39%) DHCP
2 2 (3.39%) DNS
2 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) BGP
3 1 (1.69%) Broadband
3 1 (1.69%) HTTP
3 1 (1.69%) LAN
3 1 (1.69%) OSPF
3 1 (1.69%) SSL
3 1 (1.69%) WAN
3 1 (1.69%) Wireless
3 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.69%) Big Data
2 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Selenium
2 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.69%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) JUnit
2 1 (1.69%) Protractor
2 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (32.20%) Finance
2 13 (22.03%) Banking
3 7 (11.86%) Advertising
4 4 (6.78%) Marketing
5 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.08%) Law
6 2 (3.39%) Front Office
6 2 (3.39%) International Banking
7 1 (1.69%) Electronics
7 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.69%) Legal
7 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) CSS
2 2 (3.39%) HTML
2 2 (3.39%) Spring
3 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.69%) Celery
3 1 (1.69%) Django
3 1 (1.69%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.69%) J2EE
3 1 (1.69%) JMS
3 1 (1.69%) JSON
3 1 (1.69%) Middleware
3 1 (1.69%) React
3 1 (1.69%) RESTEasy
3 1 (1.69%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) PMI
2 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.78%) User Experience
2 4 (6.78%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.69%) Equities
4 1 (1.69%) Fintech
4 1 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.69%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.69%) IVR
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) Motion Graphics
4 1 (1.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.69%) CentOS
4 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.73%) Project Management
3 10 (16.95%) PRINCE2
4 7 (11.86%) PRINCE
5 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
6 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.08%) DevOps
7 3 (5.08%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
7 3 (5.08%) Project Governance
7 3 (5.08%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (5.08%) TDD
7 3 (5.08%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.08%) Test Strategy
7 3 (5.08%) Typography
7 3 (5.08%) UX Design
7 3 (5.08%) Web Design
8 2 (3.39%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.39%) CRM
8 2 (3.39%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) C#
1 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
2 4 (6.78%) Python
3 3 (5.08%) Java
4 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.39%) SQL
4 2 (3.39%) VBScript
5 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Degree
1 6 (10.17%) PMI Certification
1 6 (10.17%) PMP
1 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.69%) CCNA
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) PMO
2 2 (3.39%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.69%) GDPR
3 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) vCloud
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Ansible
1 2 (3.39%) Terraform
2 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) Adobe
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) Remedy
2 2 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (3.39%) Symantec
3 1 (1.69%) Avaya
3 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco
3 1 (1.69%) Lotus
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle
3 1 (1.69%) Palo Alto
3 1 (1.69%) SaltStack
3 1 (1.69%) SAP
3 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.69%) VMware