Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 220 185 184
Rank change year-on-year -35 -1 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 35 60 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.85% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.90% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 41 34
City of London median daily rate £250 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -3.23% +24.00%
10th Percentile £126 £155 £125
90th Percentile £442 £413 £513
Central London median daily rate £263 £300 £309
% change year-on-year -12.50% -2.83% +23.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 2
City of London median hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -18.52% +22.73%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.10 £11.30
90th Percentile £15.15 £12.40 £17.30
Central London median hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% -18.52% +22.73%

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 6,464 6,663 5,933
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 94.40% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,059 5,285 4,713
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 90 66
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -7.36% -8.20%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.95
90th Percentile £30.00 £31.00 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.44
% change year-on-year +3.31% +3.78% -8.21%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019, 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 11 (31.43%) Degree
2 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 10 (28.57%) Office 365
3 8 (22.86%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) Asset Management
4 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (20.00%) Windows
5 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
6 5 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
6 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 5 (14.29%) Change Management
6 5 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (14.29%) HTML
6 5 (14.29%) Java
6 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 5 (14.29%) CSS
6 5 (14.29%) Cisco
6 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 4 (11.43%) Polycom
7 4 (11.43%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (11.43%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (11.43%) ETL
7 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (11.43%) Apple
7 4 (11.43%) Telepresence
7 4 (11.43%) Skype
7 4 (11.43%) Front End Development

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 (11.43%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.71%) WordPress
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (5.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (5.71%) Fireworks
2 2 (5.71%) InDesign
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.71%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Office 365
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.71%) IaaS
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.71%) npm
3 2 (5.71%) PaaS
3 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (11.43%) Skype
1 4 (11.43%) Telepresence
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
3 2 (5.71%) AMQP
3 2 (5.71%) Firewall
3 2 (5.71%) Intranet
4 1 (2.86%) DHCP
4 1 (2.86%) HTTP
4 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) WebEx
4 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (5.71%) Bitbucket
2 2 (5.71%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Games
4 1 (2.86%) Billing
4 1 (2.86%) French Language
4 1 (2.86%) Front Office
4 1 (2.86%) Law
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) CSS
1 5 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (11.43%) Node.js
3 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.71%) CSS3
3 2 (5.71%) Flash
3 2 (5.71%) HTML5
3 2 (5.71%) jQuery
3 2 (5.71%) Kafka
3 2 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (5.71%) Socket.IO
3 2 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (5.71%) XHTML
3 2 (5.71%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) JSON
4 1 (2.86%) React
4 1 (2.86%) REST
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) User Experience
1 4 (11.43%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) iPad
3 1 (2.86%) iPhone
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
1 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Asset Management
3 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.29%) Change Management
4 5 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
4 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 4 (11.43%) ETL
5 4 (11.43%) Front End Development
6 3 (8.57%) DevOps
6 3 (8.57%) Web Development
7 2 (5.71%) Analytics
7 2 (5.71%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 2 (5.71%) Decision-Making
7 2 (5.71%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (5.71%) Kanban
7 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.71%) Open Source
7 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.71%) TDD
7 2 (5.71%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) Java
2 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.57%) Python
4 2 (5.71%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) Java 8
5 1 (2.86%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) PHP
5 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Degree
2 5 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Docker
3 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Cisco
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Apple
2 4 (11.43%) Polycom
3 2 (5.71%) Adobe
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.86%) Dell
4 1 (2.86%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) Remedy
4 1 (2.86%) VMware