Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 183 197
Rank change year-on-year -36 +14 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 28 57 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.86% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.90% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 43 37
City of London median daily rate £275 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £128 £114 £105
90th Percentile £361 £450 £340
Central London median daily rate £275 £265 £236
% change year-on-year +3.77% +12.17% -5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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 £12.49 £13.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year -7.48% +22.73% -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 6,639 6,360 6,447
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.54% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,207 4,889 5,171
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £303
90th Percentile £678 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £495 £458
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.20% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 75 70
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +2.70%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.55 £30.45 £35.86
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £18.73
% change year-on-year +0.04% -0.17% +4.03%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Wireless
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
4 3 (10.71%) Apple
4 3 (10.71%) HTML
4 3 (10.71%) Java
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (10.71%) CSS
4 3 (10.71%) XML
4 3 (10.71%) Windows
4 3 (10.71%) Billing
4 3 (10.71%) Investment Management
4 3 (10.71%) iPhone
4 3 (10.71%) iPad
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
4 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
4 3 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 2 (7.14%) PMO
5 2 (7.14%) Business Process Modelling

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 2 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (7.14%) Fireworks
3 2 (7.14%) InDesign
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (7.14%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Wireless
2 2 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.57%) Power BI
2 1 (3.57%) PowerPivot
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Billing
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Games
3 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) CSS
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
1 3 (10.71%) XML
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.14%) CSS3
2 2 (7.14%) Flash
2 2 (7.14%) HTML5
2 2 (7.14%) jQuery
2 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (7.14%) XHTML
3 1 (3.57%) Java EE
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) Laravel
3 1 (3.57%) MDX
3 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.57%) Spring
3 1 (3.57%) Spring Boot
3 1 (3.57%) Symfony
3 1 (3.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.71%) iPad
1 3 (10.71%) iPhone
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (3.57%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
1 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
1 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (10.71%) Investment Management
2 3 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (7.14%) Analytics
3 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Business Process Modelling
3 2 (7.14%) Change Management
3 2 (7.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 2 (7.14%) Front End Development
3 2 (7.14%) MVC
3 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (7.14%) Web Design
3 2 (7.14%) Web Development
4 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Java
1 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (3.57%) Java 8
3 1 (3.57%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.57%) PMP
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) PMO
2 1 (3.57%) GDPR
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Apple
3 2 (7.14%) Adobe
4 1 (3.57%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Reuters
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.57%) Telerik