Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 372 359 363
Rank change year-on-year -13 +4 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 598 641 668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.65% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.69% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 405 414
England median daily rate £250 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £107 £107 £102
90th Percentile £388 £388 £375
UK median daily rate £250 £225 £225
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 68 73
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.85 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +18.80% +6.38%
10th Percentile £9.30 £9.37 £8.54
90th Percentile £31.60 £26.00 £27.30
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.70 £12.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +17.60% +3.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in England

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Junior in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior in England

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior in England

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in England

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Junior in England

Junior
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
London -7 327 £275 +22.22% 117
South East +8 113 £231 +8.82% 79
North of England +43 55 £225 +2.27% 65
Midlands +10 48 £275 +10.00% 45
East of England -7 35 £268 +3.88% 42
West Midlands +25 33 £300 +33.33% 30
North West +5 32 £213 +19.72% 38
South West -17 21 £214 -1.16% 24
Yorkshire +13 20 £263 +31.25% 22
East Midlands -16 15 £250 - 14
North East +58 3 £250 -11.50% 5
South Coast - 1 - -
Junior
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 136 (22.74%) Finance
2 98 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (14.21%) Project Management
4 81 (13.55%) Microsoft Excel
5 80 (13.38%) Windows
6 79 (13.21%) Microsoft
7 75 (12.54%) Banking
8 68 (11.37%) Degree
9 66 (11.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 57 (9.53%) JavaScript
11 54 (9.03%) SQL
12 53 (8.86%) Microsoft Office
13 52 (8.70%) PRINCE2
14 51 (8.53%) HTML
14 51 (8.53%) PMO
15 48 (8.03%) CSS
16 42 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
17 38 (6.35%) Java
17 38 (6.35%) ITIL
18 37 (6.19%) Retail
19 36 (6.02%) Active Directory
19 36 (6.02%) Computer Science
20 33 (5.52%) C#
21 31 (5.18%) Microsoft Project
22 30 (5.02%) Linux
22 30 (5.02%) Service Management
22 30 (5.02%) Marketing
22 30 (5.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 30 (5.02%) Security Cleared
23 28 (4.68%) Telecoms

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 22 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.34%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.17%) CMS
4 6 (1.00%) Apache
5 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.50%) Confluence
6 3 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.33%) JBoss
7 2 (0.33%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.33%) nginx
7 2 (0.33%) WordPress
8 1 (0.17%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 81 (13.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (8.86%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (5.18%) Microsoft Project
4 30 (5.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (2.68%) MS Visio
6 14 (2.34%) Photoshop
7 10 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.33%) InDesign
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 7 (1.17%) Maximo
2 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.50%) Primavera
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.17%) Shopify
4 1 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.51%) Office 365
2 13 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.50%) GitHub
4 3 (0.50%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.33%) Asana
5 2 (0.33%) Dropbox
5 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.33%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.33%) SoftLayer
5 2 (0.33%) Veeva
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.17%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.17%) PaaS
6 1 (0.17%) SaaS
6 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.51%) Wireless
2 12 (2.01%) WAN
3 9 (1.51%) LAN
3 9 (1.51%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.51%) VPN
4 7 (1.17%) Firewall
4 7 (1.17%) Internet
4 7 (1.17%) SMS
4 7 (1.17%) VoIP
5 6 (1.00%) DNS
5 6 (1.00%) HTTP
6 5 (0.84%) Broadband
6 5 (0.84%) SAN
6 5 (0.84%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.67%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.67%) MPLS
7 4 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.50%) FTP
8 3 (0.50%) LDAP
8 3 (0.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.34%) Big Data
2 8 (1.34%) MySQL
3 7 (1.17%) MongoDB
4 5 (0.84%) QlikView
4 5 (0.84%) RDBMS
4 5 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.33%) MS Access
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.33%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.33%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (4.35%) JIRA
2 10 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.17%) JUnit
4 7 (1.17%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.00%) Maven
6 5 (0.84%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.67%) Protractor
8 3 (0.50%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.50%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.50%) Selenium
9 2 (0.33%) Ant
9 2 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (0.33%) Subversion
10 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.17%) jMock
10 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.17%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 136 (22.74%) Finance
2 75 (12.54%) Banking
3 37 (6.19%) Retail
4 30 (5.02%) Marketing
5 28 (4.68%) Telecoms
6 21 (3.51%) Advertising
6 21 (3.51%) Investment Banking
7 20 (3.34%) Back Office
8 18 (3.01%) Legal
9 14 (2.34%) Front Office
10 13 (2.17%) Law
11 6 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.67%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.67%) Automotive
12 4 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.50%) Billing
13 3 (0.50%) Electronics
13 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.33%) International Banking
14 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.53%) HTML
2 48 (8.03%) CSS
3 28 (4.68%) .NET
4 21 (3.51%) jQuery
5 17 (2.84%) Spring
6 16 (2.68%) AngularJS
7 15 (2.51%) HTML5
8 14 (2.34%) JSON
9 13 (2.17%) CSS3
9 13 (2.17%) XML
10 10 (1.67%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.67%) Web Services
11 7 (1.17%) Middleware
12 6 (1.00%) J2EE
12 6 (1.00%) Spring MVC
13 5 (0.84%) Ajax
13 5 (0.84%) Django
13 5 (0.84%) Hibernate
13 5 (0.84%) REST
14 4 (0.67%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.02%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.68%) User Experience
4 19 (3.18%) Data Centre
5 11 (1.84%) PMI
5 11 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (1.51%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.17%) Market Risk
7 7 (1.17%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.00%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.00%) Social Media
8 6 (1.00%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.84%) Blackberry
9 5 (0.84%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.84%) iPhone
10 4 (0.67%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.67%) Derivative
10 4 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.67%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 80 (13.38%) Windows
2 30 (5.02%) Linux
3 26 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 25 (4.18%) Windows 10
5 16 (2.68%) Unix
6 11 (1.84%) Windows 8
7 10 (1.67%) Android
8 9 (1.51%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.17%) Windows Server
10 6 (1.00%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.67%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.50%) CentOS
13 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.17%) AIX
15 1 (0.17%) Scientific Linux
15 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (14.21%) Project Management
3 66 (11.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 52 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 38 (6.35%) ITIL
6 30 (5.02%) Service Management
7 23 (3.85%) Change Control
7 23 (3.85%) Web Development
8 22 (3.68%) Analytics
9 19 (3.18%) Front End Development
9 19 (3.18%) Waterfall
10 17 (2.84%) Business Analysis
10 17 (2.84%) Data Analysis
10 17 (2.84%) Migration
11 16 (2.68%) Mathematics
11 16 (2.68%) Risk Management
11 16 (2.68%) Workflow
12 15 (2.51%) CRM
12 15 (2.51%) DevOps
13 14 (2.34%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 57 (9.53%) JavaScript
2 54 (9.03%) SQL
3 38 (6.35%) Java
4 33 (5.52%) C#
5 25 (4.18%) Python
6 12 (2.01%) PHP
7 9 (1.51%) C++
8 8 (1.34%) VBA
9 7 (1.17%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.00%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.00%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.84%) R
11 5 (0.84%) VB
12 3 (0.50%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.50%) C
12 3 (0.50%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.50%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.50%) Ruby
13 2 (0.33%) VBScript
14 1 (0.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 68 (11.37%) Degree
2 30 (5.02%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.34%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (2.68%) PMI Certification
4 16 (2.68%) PMP
5 11 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.17%) CCNA
7 7 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.84%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.67%) ACCA
10 4 (0.67%) CIMA
10 4 (0.67%) PhD
11 3 (0.50%) CCNP
12 2 (0.33%) ISEB
12 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (8.53%) PMO
2 24 (4.01%) QA
3 13 (2.17%) SLA
4 10 (1.67%) GDPR
5 6 (1.00%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.33%) MiFID
9 1 (0.17%) COBIT
9 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.17%) EMIR
9 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.17%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 36 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.84%) Docker
3 2 (0.33%) vCloud
3 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.17%) Firmware
4 1 (0.17%) NFS
4 1 (0.17%) Postfix
4 1 (0.17%) Squid
4 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.17%) vSphere
4 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.51%) Ansible
2 6 (1.00%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.84%) Puppet
3 5 (0.84%) SCCM
3 5 (0.84%) Terraform
4 4 (0.67%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.33%) Cacti
7 1 (0.17%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.17%) Grafana
7 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.17%) logstash
7 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.17%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.17%) Rancher
7 1 (0.17%) SCOM
7 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 79 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 17 (2.84%) Oracle
3 16 (2.68%) SAP
4 15 (2.51%) Cisco
5 11 (1.84%) Adobe
5 11 (1.84%) HP
5 11 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.51%) Remedy
7 8 (1.34%) Huawei
8 7 (1.17%) Capita
8 7 (1.17%) Google
8 7 (1.17%) VMware
9 6 (1.00%) Apple
10 5 (0.84%) Ab Initio
10 5 (0.84%) Avaya
10 5 (0.84%) Dell
10 5 (0.84%) Symantec
10 5 (0.84%) Tableau
11 4 (0.67%) IBM
11 4 (0.67%) LANDesk