Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 85 86
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 16 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.12% 0.99% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.05% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 4
Hertfordshire median daily rate £175 £250 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -7.41% +96.36%
10th Percentile £115 £170 £145
90th Percentile £217 £337 £328
East of England median daily rate £200 £285 £253
% change year-on-year -29.82% +12.87% +26.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £9.53 £27.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.65% - -
East of England median hourly rate £10.00 £22.70 £15.25
% change year-on-year -55.95% +48.85% +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 1,322 1,431 1,337
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 94.21% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 719 759
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £190 £200 £210
90th Percentile £556 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 110 84
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.86% +20.69% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.23 £10.20
90th Percentile £47.58 £44.65 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £19.75 £20.65
% change year-on-year -12.30% -4.36% -9.69%

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 21 January 2019. 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
Hatfield +12 8 £125 -57.63% 3
Watford +1 2 £188 -16.67%
St Albans - 2 £211 -
Hitchin - 1 - -
Junior
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 5 (31.25%) HTML
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
1 5 (31.25%) CSS
2 4 (25.00%) CMS
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) XML
3 3 (18.75%) Web Development
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Multimedia
4 2 (12.50%) Google
4 2 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) Marketing
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (12.50%) Online Marketing
4 2 (12.50%) Social Media
4 2 (12.50%) hybris
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) B2B
4 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (12.50%) Adobe
4 2 (12.50%) Web Design
4 2 (12.50%) SEO
4 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
4 2 (12.50%) User Experience
4 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (12.50%) Creative Thinking
4 2 (12.50%) Analytical Thinking
5 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (6.25%) DBS Check

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 4 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
1 2 (12.50%) Multimedia
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) CSS
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Social Media
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Web Development
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Thinking
2 2 (12.50%) B2B
2 2 (12.50%) Creative Thinking
2 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Online Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) SEO
2 2 (12.50%) Web Design
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (6.25%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Adobe
2 2 (12.50%) Google
2 2 (12.50%) hybris
3 1 (6.25%) Computacenter
3 1 (6.25%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow