The median contractor rate for a Junior was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 319 350 318
Rank change year-on-year +31 -32  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 286 303 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.62% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.65% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 192 196
Median daily rate £250 £216 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.60% +8.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £113 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £335 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £220 £200
% change year-on-year -4.54% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 27
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £8.96 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £24.70 £19.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.07 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.46% -6.25%  

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 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +8 143 £290 +28.88% 129
South East +39 57 £195 +11.42% 69
North West +29 19 £160 -41.81% 42
Yorkshire +20 14 £125 -28.05% 22
East of England -4 14 £225 +51.26% 31
East Midlands -6 13 £300 -7.69% 19
West Midlands +12 12 £235 -21.66% 25
South West +2 12 £213 -7.60% 27
North East +52 2 - - 5
South Coast - 1 - -
Junior
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 138 (24.38%) Finance
2 96 (16.96%) Degree
3 91 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (15.37%) Project Management
5 77 (13.60%) Microsoft
6 72 (12.72%) HTML
7 70 (12.37%) Microsoft Excel
8 68 (12.01%) CSS
9 66 (11.66%) SQL
10 60 (10.60%) Microsoft Office
11 59 (10.42%) JavaScript
12 54 (9.54%) Banking
13 51 (9.01%) Computer Science
14 50 (8.83%) PMO
15 48 (8.48%) Windows
15 48 (8.48%) Stakeholder Management
16 44 (7.77%) Python
17 42 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
18 40 (7.07%) C#
19 39 (6.89%) SQL Server
20 34 (6.01%) ITIL
20 34 (6.01%) PRINCE2
21 33 (5.83%) .NET
21 33 (5.83%) Migration
21 33 (5.83%) Telecoms
21 33 (5.83%) Marketing
22 31 (5.48%) JIRA
22 31 (5.48%) Java
23 30 (5.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
24 28 (4.95%) Web Development

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 28 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.65%) CMS
3 11 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.77%) Confluence
5 9 (1.59%) SAS
5 9 (1.59%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.41%) Apache
7 5 (0.88%) WordPress
8 4 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.71%) Drupal
8 4 (0.71%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.71%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.53%) nginx
9 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.53%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.53%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.35%) Documentum
10 2 (0.35%) Moodle
10 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 70 (12.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (10.60%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (5.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (3.36%) Photoshop
5 16 (2.83%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (2.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (1.94%) MS Visio
7 11 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (1.06%) InDesign
9 2 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.35%) SPSS
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.18%) HipChat
10 1 (0.18%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Eloqua
1 4 (0.71%) FastStats
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.53%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.18%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.18%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.41%) Office 365
3 6 (1.06%) GitHub
4 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.35%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.18%) Heroku
5 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.12%) Internet
2 6 (1.06%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.06%) VoIP
3 5 (0.88%) Firewall
3 5 (0.88%) HTTP
3 5 (0.88%) Skype
3 5 (0.88%) Wireless
4 4 (0.71%) Ethernet
4 4 (0.71%) LAN
4 4 (0.71%) VPN
4 4 (0.71%) WAN
5 3 (0.53%) DNS
5 3 (0.53%) Extranet
5 3 (0.53%) Network Security
5 3 (0.53%) WebEx
6 2 (0.35%) 4G
6 2 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.35%) Intranet
6 2 (0.35%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.59%) Big Data
3 15 (2.65%) MySQL
4 13 (2.30%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.94%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.59%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.24%) QlikView
7 7 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.06%) MS Access
9 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.71%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.71%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.71%) Spotfire
10 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 31 (5.48%) JIRA
2 25 (4.42%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.41%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.06%) Maven
5 6 (1.06%) Subversion
6 5 (0.88%) JUnit
6 5 (0.88%) Selenium
6 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (0.71%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.53%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.35%) Bower
9 2 (0.35%) Gradle
9 2 (0.35%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.35%) Mocha
9 2 (0.35%) Mockito
General
1 138 (24.38%) Finance
2 54 (9.54%) Banking
3 33 (5.83%) Marketing
3 33 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.71%) Retail
5 20 (3.53%) Investment Banking
6 18 (3.18%) Advertising
7 15 (2.65%) Front Office
8 14 (2.47%) Legal
9 13 (2.30%) Back Office
10 10 (1.77%) French Language
11 7 (1.24%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.24%) Law
12 6 (1.06%) Games
12 6 (1.06%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.88%) Publishing
14 3 (0.53%) Automotive
14 3 (0.53%) German Language
14 3 (0.53%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (12.72%) HTML
2 68 (12.01%) CSS
3 33 (5.83%) .NET
4 28 (4.95%) jQuery
5 25 (4.42%) HTML5
6 22 (3.89%) CSS3
7 18 (3.18%) ASP.NET
8 12 (2.12%) AngularJS
9 10 (1.77%) XML
10 9 (1.59%) REST
11 7 (1.24%) RESTful
11 7 (1.24%) Spring
12 6 (1.06%) .NET Framework
12 6 (1.06%) Classic ASP
12 6 (1.06%) Django
12 6 (1.06%) JSON
12 6 (1.06%) Natural Language Processing
12 6 (1.06%) Node.js
12 6 (1.06%) React
12 6 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.01%) Computer Science
2 42 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (1.77%) Hedge funds
4 10 (1.77%) User Experience
5 9 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 9 (1.59%) Fintech
6 8 (1.41%) Credit Risk
6 8 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.41%) Market Risk
6 8 (1.41%) NHS
7 7 (1.24%) Derivative
8 5 (0.88%) Driving Licence
8 5 (0.88%) FMCG
8 5 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (0.88%) STB
9 4 (0.71%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.71%) e-Learning
9 4 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.48%) Windows
2 28 (4.95%) Linux
3 12 (2.12%) Windows 7
4 10 (1.77%) Unix
5 9 (1.59%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.24%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.71%) Solaris
9 3 (0.53%) Android
9 3 (0.53%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.53%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.35%) AIX
10 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (15.37%) Project Management
3 48 (8.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 34 (6.01%) ITIL
4 34 (6.01%) PRINCE2
5 33 (5.83%) Migration
6 28 (4.95%) Web Development
7 24 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (4.24%) Scrum
8 22 (3.89%) Analytics
8 22 (3.89%) Mathematics
9 21 (3.71%) Business Analysis
9 21 (3.71%) Change Management
9 21 (3.71%) Front End Development
10 20 (3.53%) Waterfall
11 19 (3.36%) DevOps
11 19 (3.36%) OO
12 16 (2.83%) TDD
13 15 (2.65%) E-Commerce
13 15 (2.65%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 66 (11.66%) SQL
2 59 (10.42%) JavaScript
3 44 (7.77%) Python
4 40 (7.07%) C#
5 31 (5.48%) Java
6 15 (2.65%) R
7 13 (2.30%) VBA
8 10 (1.77%) PHP
8 10 (1.77%) Scala
9 9 (1.59%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.41%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.06%) VB
12 5 (0.88%) C
12 5 (0.88%) Perl
12 5 (0.88%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.71%) C++
13 4 (0.71%) Ruby
14 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (16.96%) Degree
2 28 (4.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (3.89%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.83%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.77%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (1.41%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.41%) PMP
7 7 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.06%) PhD
9 5 (0.88%) CCNA
9 5 (0.88%) ISEB
9 5 (0.88%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.53%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.35%) ACCA
11 2 (0.35%) CCNP
11 2 (0.35%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (8.83%) PMO
2 11 (1.94%) QA
3 10 (1.77%) SLA
4 7 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.06%) GDPR
6 5 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.71%) MiFID
8 2 (0.35%) GxP
8 2 (0.35%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (3.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.88%) Docker
3 3 (0.53%) vCloud
3 3 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Firmware
4 1 (0.18%) Postfix
4 1 (0.18%) Squid
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (2.47%) Ansible
2 7 (1.24%) Puppet
3 5 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.71%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.71%) Terraform
5 3 (0.53%) MOM
6 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.35%) Salt
7 1 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.18%) Kibana
7 1 (0.18%) logstash
7 1 (0.18%) Netcool
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.18%) Rancher
7 1 (0.18%) SCCM
7 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 77 (13.60%) Microsoft
2 20 (3.53%) Oracle
3 17 (3.00%) Adobe
4 14 (2.47%) Cisco
5 12 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (2.12%) SAP
6 7 (1.24%) Apple
6 7 (1.24%) Citrix
6 7 (1.24%) Tableau
6 7 (1.24%) VMware
7 6 (1.06%) Remedy
8 5 (0.88%) HP
9 4 (0.71%) Alteryx
9 4 (0.71%) Apteco
9 4 (0.71%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.71%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.71%) Hortonworks
9 4 (0.71%) Huawei
9 4 (0.71%) Lotus
9 4 (0.71%) ServiceNow
London
Orgtel
Rate: £170 - £230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £200- £250
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Modis International
Rate: £23.00 - £28.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
Venn Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £80 - £85 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £150 - £190 per day
Posted: 4 days ago