Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £153 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 15 November 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 83 87
Rank change year-on-year -8 +4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 12 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.73% 1.27% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.36% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £153 £238 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.79% -5.94% +26.25%
10th Percentile £120 £178 £122
90th Percentile £215 £327 £299
East of England median daily rate £175 £238 £263
% change year-on-year -26.32% -9.52% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £43.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.85 £15.25
% change year-on-year -4.51% +23.61% +38.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1,522 1,467 1,349
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.03% 92.97% 96.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 738 771
Hertfordshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £208
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 142 83
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.81 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.06% +15.90% -15.94%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.13 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.40 £43.68 £53.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.43 £18.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year -3.19% -25.77% +15.48%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in Hertfordshire

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior in Hertfordshire

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in Hertfordshire

Junior
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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
Watford -6 4 £153 -32.22% 4
Hatfield +5 3 £125 -57.63% 3
St Albans - 3 £210 - 6
Rickmansworth - 1 £175 - 1
Junior
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 7 (58.33%) HTML
1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
1 7 (58.33%) CSS
2 5 (41.67%) Web Development
2 5 (41.67%) CMS
3 4 (33.33%) SEO
3 4 (33.33%) Google
3 4 (33.33%) Social Media
3 4 (33.33%) Marketing
4 3 (25.00%) Creative Thinking
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking
4 3 (25.00%) Online Marketing
4 3 (25.00%) User Experience
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) Multimedia
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (25.00%) B2B
4 3 (25.00%) Web Design
4 3 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (25.00%) Adobe
5 2 (16.67%) OOP
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) hybris
5 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
6 1 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 1 (8.33%) Wireframes
6 1 (8.33%) Business Process Analysis

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 5 (41.67%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (33.33%) Marketing
2 3 (25.00%) Multimedia
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) CSS
1 7 (58.33%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) CSS3
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) Laravel
3 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Social Media
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Web Development
2 4 (33.33%) SEO
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 3 (25.00%) B2B
3 3 (25.00%) Creative Thinking
3 3 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (25.00%) Online Marketing
3 3 (25.00%) Web Design
4 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 2 (16.67%) OOP
5 1 (8.33%) BPMN
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Content Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) ITSM
5 1 (8.33%) Pay per click
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Google
2 3 (25.00%) Adobe
3 2 (16.67%) hybris
4 1 (8.33%) Computacenter
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow