The median contractor rate for a Junior was £214 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 305 329 332
Rank change year-on-year +24 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 295 331 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.66% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.70% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 223 163
Median daily rate £214 £220 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.84% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £124 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £346 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £215 £200 £225
% change year-on-year +7.50% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 35
Median hourly rate £16.00 £11.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.13% -26.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £9.06 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £20.10 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £11.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +38.63% -30.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39809 47592 46241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.25% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25961 31270 28439
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1455 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Junior in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 154 £208 -20.19% 118
South East -17 46 £255 +36.00% 67
North West +40 23 £225 +71.42% 37
West Midlands +29 22 £238 -8.65% 26
South West +2 15 £214 +6.87% 28
East of England +5 13 £225 +25.00% 18
Yorkshire +3 9 £125 -27.53% 22
East Midlands -1 7 £200 +35.59% 24
North East -12 5 £213 -15.00% 4
Junior
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 128 (22.57%) Finance
2 82 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (13.58%) SQL
4 74 (13.05%) Project Management
4 74 (13.05%) Degree
5 69 (12.17%) HTML
6 68 (11.99%) Microsoft
7 60 (10.58%) MS Excel
8 57 (10.05%) CSS
9 52 (9.17%) JavaScript
10 51 (8.99%) MS Office
11 49 (8.64%) Banking
12 48 (8.47%) PMO
13 44 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
14 42 (7.41%) Windows
15 41 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (6.70%) Migration
17 37 (6.53%) Python
18 36 (6.35%) SQL Server
18 36 (6.35%) Java
19 33 (5.82%) .NET
20 32 (5.64%) MS PowerPoint
21 31 (5.47%) C#
21 31 (5.47%) Telecoms
22 30 (5.29%) Oracle
22 30 (5.29%) Linux
22 30 (5.29%) Front End Development
23 29 (5.11%) Computer Science
24 28 (4.94%) Marketing
25 26 (4.59%) Active Directory

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 20 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.12%) CMS
3 10 (1.76%) SAS
4 8 (1.41%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.23%) Confluence
5 7 (1.23%) Drupal
6 6 (1.06%) IIS
6 6 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.53%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.53%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.53%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.53%) WordPress
9 2 (0.35%) Apache
9 2 (0.35%) Moodle
9 2 (0.35%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 60 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 51 (8.99%) MS Office
3 32 (5.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (3.17%) MS Project
4 18 (3.17%) Photoshop
5 13 (2.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (1.76%) MS Visio
7 7 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (1.06%) InDesign
9 3 (0.53%) SPSS
10 2 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.35%) UXPin
11 1 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.18%) Flinto
11 1 (0.18%) HipChat
11 1 (0.18%) InVision
11 1 (0.18%) PaintShop Pro
11 1 (0.18%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) FastStats
2 4 (0.71%) Eloqua
2 4 (0.71%) SAP MM
2 4 (0.71%) SAP SD
3 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.35%) Relativity
5 1 (0.18%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.41%) Office 365
3 7 (1.23%) GitHub
4 3 (0.53%) PaaS
4 3 (0.53%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.18%) Force.com
5 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.18%) Heroku
5 1 (0.18%) SmartFocus
5 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.94%) Internet
2 7 (1.23%) Skype
3 6 (1.06%) Firewall
3 6 (1.06%) WAN
4 5 (0.88%) LAN
4 5 (0.88%) Wireless
5 3 (0.53%) HTTP
5 3 (0.53%) Intranet
5 3 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.35%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.35%) Broadband
6 2 (0.35%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (0.35%) DNS
6 2 (0.35%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.35%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.35%) Junos
6 2 (0.35%) LDAP
6 2 (0.35%) SAN
6 2 (0.35%) VPN
6 2 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.17%) Big Data
3 17 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (2.65%) MySQL
5 11 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.76%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.23%) QlikView
9 5 (0.88%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.71%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.71%) Spotfire
10 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.53%) MS Access
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.53%) Redis
12 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (3.17%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.00%) JIRA
3 12 (2.12%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.23%) Dreamweaver
4 7 (1.23%) Selenium
5 6 (1.06%) Subversion
5 6 (1.06%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.88%) Maven
7 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.53%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.53%) JUnit
8 3 (0.53%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.35%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.35%) Gradle
9 2 (0.35%) Mocha
9 2 (0.35%) Mockito
9 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.35%) webpack
General
1 128 (22.57%) Finance
2 49 (8.64%) Banking
3 31 (5.47%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.94%) Marketing
5 23 (4.06%) Retail
6 16 (2.82%) Legal
7 15 (2.65%) Advertising
7 15 (2.65%) Investment Banking
8 14 (2.47%) Games
9 12 (2.12%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.41%) French Language
10 8 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (1.06%) Back Office
11 6 (1.06%) Multimedia
11 6 (1.06%) Publishing
12 5 (0.88%) Law
13 4 (0.71%) Automotive
13 4 (0.71%) Military
14 3 (0.53%) Front Office
14 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (12.17%) HTML
2 57 (10.05%) CSS
3 33 (5.82%) .NET
4 22 (3.88%) ASP.NET
5 21 (3.70%) HTML5
6 18 (3.17%) jQuery
7 13 (2.29%) AngularJS
8 11 (1.94%) CSS3
9 10 (1.76%) Spring
9 10 (1.76%) Web Services
10 9 (1.59%) XML
11 8 (1.41%) Django
11 8 (1.41%) REST
12 6 (1.06%) Natural Language Processing
12 6 (1.06%) Node.js
13 5 (0.88%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.88%) Hibernate
13 5 (0.88%) React
13 5 (0.88%) Sass
14 4 (0.71%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.11%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.29%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.29%) User Experience
4 12 (2.12%) Data Centre
5 10 (1.76%) Driving Licence
6 8 (1.41%) Fintech
7 6 (1.06%) e-Learning
7 6 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.06%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (0.71%) Equities
8 4 (0.71%) Graphic Design
8 4 (0.71%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.71%) NHS
8 4 (0.71%) STB
9 3 (0.53%) Derivative
9 3 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.53%) Handset
9 3 (0.53%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.41%) Windows
2 30 (5.29%) Linux
3 14 (2.47%) Unix
4 10 (1.76%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.23%) Solaris
5 7 (1.23%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.06%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.88%) Android
8 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.53%) CentOS
9 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.18%) AIX
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (14.46%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (13.05%) Project Management
3 41 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 38 (6.70%) Migration
5 30 (5.29%) Front End Development
6 25 (4.41%) PRINCE2
6 25 (4.41%) Web Development
7 23 (4.06%) Analytics
7 23 (4.06%) Scrum
8 22 (3.88%) OO
8 22 (3.88%) Project Planning
9 20 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (3.35%) Time Management
11 18 (3.17%) Change Management
12 17 (3.00%) Business Analysis
12 17 (3.00%) Mathematics
12 17 (3.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 17 (3.00%) Test Scripting
13 16 (2.82%) DevOps
13 16 (2.82%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 77 (13.58%) SQL
2 52 (9.17%) JavaScript
3 37 (6.53%) Python
4 36 (6.35%) Java
5 31 (5.47%) C#
6 17 (3.00%) R
7 12 (2.12%) PHP
8 11 (1.94%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.76%) Bash Shell
9 10 (1.76%) Scala
10 8 (1.41%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.06%) C
11 6 (1.06%) C++
11 6 (1.06%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.06%) Ruby
12 4 (0.71%) Perl
13 3 (0.53%) Bourne shell
13 3 (0.53%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 74 (13.05%) Degree
2 24 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.06%) HND
5 6 (1.06%) PhD
6 5 (0.88%) CCNA
6 5 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.88%) PMP
6 5 (0.88%) Postgraduate
7 4 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.53%) ISEB
8 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.35%) CCNP
9 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.18%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.47%) PMO
2 18 (3.17%) QA
3 8 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.06%) SLA
5 4 (0.71%) MiFID
6 3 (0.53%) GDPR
7 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) GxP
8 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.71%) Docker
3 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.18%) Firmware
4 1 (0.18%) Postfix
4 1 (0.18%) Squid
4 1 (0.18%) vCloud
4 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (1.59%) Ansible
1 9 (1.59%) Puppet
2 7 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.53%) MOM
5 2 (0.35%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.35%) SCCM
6 1 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.18%) logstash
6 1 (0.18%) Nagios
6 1 (0.18%) Netcool
6 1 (0.18%) Rancher
6 1 (0.18%) Terraform
6 1 (0.18%) WSUS
6 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 68 (11.99%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.29%) Oracle
3 20 (3.53%) Adobe
4 18 (3.17%) SAP
5 16 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (2.29%) Cisco
7 9 (1.59%) HP
8 8 (1.41%) VMware
9 7 (1.23%) Citrix
10 6 (1.06%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.06%) Tableau
11 4 (0.71%) Apteco
11 4 (0.71%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.71%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.71%) Sun
11 4 (0.71%) Xerox
12 3 (0.53%) Ericsson
12 3 (0.53%) F5
12 3 (0.53%) IBM
12 3 (0.53%) Intel Security
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