Period
to 9 March 2021

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 9 March 2021.

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
England > East of England
6 months to
9 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 144 153
Rank change year-on-year +54 +9 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 15 13 36
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.95% 0.39% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.42% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 13
Median daily rate £165 £225 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +63.64% -39.56%
10th Percentile £132 £155 £107
90th Percentile £270 £298 £245
England median daily rate £200 £250 £250
% change year-on-year -20.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 12
Median hourly rate £11.79 £13.00 £10.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.31% +28.08% -18.80%
10th Percentile £10.78 £11.71 £8.60
90th Percentile £13.66 £18.54 £16.76
England median hourly rate £11.79 £13.46 £14.50
% change year-on-year -12.37% -7.21% +11.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 1,476 3,116 3,881
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 92.82% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 1,879 2,304
Median daily rate £411 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £143 £170 £200
90th Percentile £575 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £465 £475
% change year-on-year +2.15% -2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 249 259
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.10 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +14.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.92 £11.70 £10.15
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.75 £48.35
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +16.22% +2.78% -

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Junior in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Junior in the East of England

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Junior in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Junior in the East of England

Junior
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Junior in the East of England over the 6 months to 9 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Junior in the East of England

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Junior in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Junior in the East of England

Junior
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the East of England region over the 6 months to 9 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +33 8 - - 10
Norfolk - 5 £165 - 1
Cambridgeshire +30 2 £270 +54.29% 35
Bedfordshire +17 2 - -
Junior
England

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 9 March 2021, 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 East of England region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Intranet
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (13.33%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) NumPy
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
2 2 (13.33%) Information Governance
2 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.67%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Project Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) SAP EWM
3 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) SLA
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) SAP FI

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (6.67%) SAP EWM
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Intranet
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Information Governance
2 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
2 2 (13.33%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
2 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITSM
3 1 (6.67%) Project Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Remedy