The median contractor rate for a Junior Developer was £218 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Junior Developer
England / London
Rank 357 384 392
Rank change year-on-year +27 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Developer 43 44 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.20% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.21% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 12
Median daily rate £218 £250 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £335 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £150 £190
% change year-on-year +33.33% -21.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £137.50 £15.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +773.01% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - -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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18463 20944 19902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 94.98% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13124 15012 13730
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 285 369
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Junior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior Developer in London

Junior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior Developer in London

Junior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Developer in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior Developer in London

Junior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior Developer in London

Junior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Developer in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Junior Developer in London

Junior Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 24 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
City of London +1 4 £275 +0.54% 11
West End of London - 2 £98 - 3
Bromley - 1 £163 -
Junior Developer
England

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Junior Developer 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 London region featuring Junior Developer in the job title.

1 28 (36.36%) HTML
2 26 (33.77%) CSS
3 22 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 22 (28.57%) SQL
4 20 (25.97%) Java
4 20 (25.97%) C#
5 18 (23.38%) SQL Server
6 17 (22.08%) .NET
6 17 (22.08%) Banking
6 17 (22.08%) Web Development
7 16 (20.78%) Finance
8 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (19.48%) Microsoft
8 15 (19.48%) Degree
8 15 (19.48%) Computer Science
9 12 (15.58%) OO
10 11 (14.29%) Python
10 11 (14.29%) AngularJS
10 11 (14.29%) Front End Development
11 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET
11 10 (12.99%) TDD
12 8 (10.39%) Django
12 8 (10.39%) jQuery
12 8 (10.39%) HTML5
13 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
13 7 (9.09%) Games
13 7 (9.09%) Investment Banking
14 6 (7.79%) Document Management
14 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (7.79%) Retail

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (6.49%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.19%) CMS
3 2 (2.60%) Confluence
3 2 (2.60%) Drupal
3 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.30%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.30%) Ethereum
4 1 (1.30%) JBoss
4 1 (1.30%) Liferay
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.19%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.60%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.60%) InDesign
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (1.30%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) GitHub
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.30%) Heroku
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) HTTP
2 1 (1.30%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) Intranet
2 1 (1.30%) LDAP
2 1 (1.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) MySQL
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.90%) Big Data
4 3 (3.90%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.90%) Redis
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.30%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.30%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.79%) JIRA
2 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.60%) Maven
4 2 (2.60%) Subversion
5 1 (1.30%) Ant
5 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.30%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.30%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.30%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.30%) JUnit
5 1 (1.30%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.30%) Mocha
5 1 (1.30%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.30%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.30%) Selenium
5 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (22.08%) Banking
2 16 (20.78%) Finance
3 7 (9.09%) Games
3 7 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 6 (7.79%) Retail
5 5 (6.49%) Military
6 4 (5.19%) Advertising
7 3 (3.90%) Marketing
7 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.60%) Back Office
8 2 (2.60%) French Language
8 2 (2.60%) Legal
8 2 (2.60%) Publishing
9 1 (1.30%) Billing
9 1 (1.30%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (36.36%) HTML
2 26 (33.77%) CSS
3 17 (22.08%) .NET
4 11 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET
6 8 (10.39%) Django
6 8 (10.39%) HTML5
6 8 (10.39%) jQuery
7 5 (6.49%) CSS3
8 4 (5.19%) Node.js
8 4 (5.19%) Spring
9 3 (3.90%) JSON
9 3 (3.90%) React
9 3 (3.90%) REST
9 3 (3.90%) Sass
10 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (2.60%) Flask
10 2 (2.60%) OpenCV
10 2 (2.60%) Pandas
10 2 (2.60%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.49%) Fintech
4 3 (3.90%) Spread Betting
5 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.60%) FMCG
5 2 (2.60%) Robotics
5 2 (2.60%) STB
6 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.19%) Linux
1 4 (5.19%) Unix
2 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.90%) Windows
3 1 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) Web Development
2 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.58%) OO
4 11 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 10 (12.99%) TDD
6 6 (7.79%) Analytics
6 6 (7.79%) Case Management
6 6 (7.79%) Document Management
7 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.49%) Scrum
8 4 (5.19%) Business Analysis
9 3 (3.90%) BDD
9 3 (3.90%) Code Coverage
9 3 (3.90%) Data Modelling
9 3 (3.90%) DevOps
9 3 (3.90%) Mathematics
9 3 (3.90%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (2.60%) Mobile Development
10 2 (2.60%) Robotic Process Automation
10 2 (2.60%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 22 (28.57%) SQL
2 20 (25.97%) C#
2 20 (25.97%) Java
3 11 (14.29%) Python
4 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.19%) Scala
6 2 (2.60%) PHP
6 2 (2.60%) Ruby
7 1 (1.30%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.30%) C
7 1 (1.30%) C++
7 1 (1.30%) ES6
7 1 (1.30%) Go
7 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.30%) R
7 1 (1.30%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (19.48%) Degree
2 3 (3.90%) Postgraduate
3 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Puppet
2 1 (1.30%) Ansible
2 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (19.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.49%) Xerox
3 4 (5.19%) Adobe
4 3 (3.90%) Sybase
5 2 (2.60%) Blue Prism
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle
6 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.30%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.30%) hybris
6 1 (1.30%) SAP
6 1 (1.30%) Sun
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