The median contractor rate for a Junior was £211 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Junior
England / London
Rank 263 268 287
Rank change year-on-year +5 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 141 154 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.73% 0.70% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.74% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 109 77
Median daily rate £211 £263 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.52% +19.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £148 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £363 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £200 £250
% change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Median hourly rate £72.75 £15.25 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +377.04% -20.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £24.00 £106.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £11.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +42.22% -28.57%  

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 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
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 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in London

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior in London

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior in London

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in London

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Junior in London

Junior
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 within the London region over the 3 months to 23 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 -3 17 £265 -8.22% 27
Croydon +14 3 £275 +4.76% 3
Uxbridge +8 3 - - 1
West End of London - 3 £98 - 6
Bromley +13 1 £163 -53.57%
Harrow - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £113 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Junior
England

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 59 (22.10%) Finance
2 44 (16.48%) Degree
2 44 (16.48%) SQL
3 38 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (13.48%) Microsoft
5 33 (12.36%) Banking
5 33 (12.36%) HTML
6 31 (11.61%) MS Excel
7 30 (11.24%) MS Office
7 30 (11.24%) CSS
7 30 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (10.86%) Python
9 26 (9.74%) JavaScript
10 24 (8.99%) Java
10 24 (8.99%) SQL Server
10 24 (8.99%) Project Management
11 23 (8.61%) Windows
11 23 (8.61%) Computer Science
12 19 (7.12%) C#
13 18 (6.74%) .NET
13 18 (6.74%) Analytics
14 17 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (6.37%) Web Development
15 16 (5.99%) Linux
16 15 (5.62%) Retail
16 15 (5.62%) Migration
17 14 (5.24%) Marketing
17 14 (5.24%) Investment Banking
17 14 (5.24%) R
17 14 (5.24%) Big Data

Junior 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 8 (3.00%) SAS
2 7 (2.62%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.25%) Confluence
4 5 (1.87%) CMS
4 5 (1.87%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.12%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.75%) Drupal
6 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.75%) IIS
6 2 (0.75%) Moodle
6 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.37%) JBoss
7 1 (0.37%) Liferay
7 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (11.61%) MS Excel
2 30 (11.24%) MS Office
3 12 (4.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (3.37%) Photoshop
5 7 (2.62%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (1.87%) MS Project
8 4 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (1.50%) InDesign
8 4 (1.50%) MS Visio
9 3 (1.12%) SPSS
10 2 (0.75%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.37%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.37%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.37%) Flinto
11 1 (0.37%) InVision
11 1 (0.37%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 5 (1.87%) FastStats
2 4 (1.50%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.75%) Relativity
4 1 (0.37%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.37%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.50%) GitHub
1 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.12%) Office 365
2 3 (1.12%) PaaS
3 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.37%) Heroku
3 1 (0.37%) SmartFocus
3 1 (0.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.25%) Internet
2 2 (0.75%) HTTP
2 2 (0.75%) Intranet
2 2 (0.75%) LDAP
2 2 (0.75%) Skype
2 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.75%) Wireless
3 1 (0.37%) Broadband
3 1 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.37%) DHCP
3 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.37%) Firewall
3 1 (0.37%) IOS XR
3 1 (0.37%) Junos
3 1 (0.37%) LAN
3 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.37%) NX-OS
3 1 (0.37%) SNMP
3 1 (0.37%) WAN
3 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.24%) Big Data
3 9 (3.37%) MySQL
4 8 (3.00%) Hadoop
4 8 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.62%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.25%) QlikView
7 4 (1.50%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.50%) Spotfire
7 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.12%) Redis
8 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.75%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.75%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.75%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 13 (4.87%) JIRA
2 9 (3.37%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.62%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.25%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (1.50%) Subversion
6 3 (1.12%) Maven
7 2 (0.75%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.75%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.75%) Gradle
7 2 (0.75%) JUnit
7 2 (0.75%) Mocha
7 2 (0.75%) Selenium
8 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.37%) Bower
8 1 (0.37%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.37%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.37%) NCrunch
8 1 (0.37%) NuGet
8 1 (0.37%) WebStorm
General
1 59 (22.10%) Finance
2 33 (12.36%) Banking
3 15 (5.62%) Retail
4 14 (5.24%) Investment Banking
4 14 (5.24%) Marketing
5 11 (4.12%) Legal
6 10 (3.75%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.00%) Advertising
7 8 (3.00%) French Language
8 7 (2.62%) Games
9 6 (2.25%) Publishing
10 5 (1.87%) Back Office
10 5 (1.87%) Military
11 4 (1.50%) Law
12 3 (1.12%) Front Office
13 2 (0.75%) German Language
13 2 (0.75%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.75%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.37%) Billing
14 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (12.36%) HTML
2 30 (11.24%) CSS
3 18 (6.74%) .NET
4 11 (4.12%) AngularJS
4 11 (4.12%) ASP.NET
5 8 (3.00%) Django
5 8 (3.00%) HTML5
5 8 (3.00%) jQuery
6 6 (2.25%) Natural Language Processing
6 6 (2.25%) REST
7 5 (1.87%) CSS3
7 5 (1.87%) Spring
8 4 (1.50%) D3.js
8 4 (1.50%) Node.js
8 4 (1.50%) XML
9 3 (1.12%) JSON
9 3 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.12%) React
9 3 (1.12%) Sass
9 3 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.61%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.62%) User Experience
5 6 (2.25%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.25%) Fintech
6 4 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (1.50%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.12%) Derivative
7 3 (1.12%) Equities
7 3 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.12%) Graphic Design
7 3 (1.12%) Spread Betting
7 3 (1.12%) STB
8 2 (0.75%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.75%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.75%) FMCG
8 2 (0.75%) Robotics
8 2 (0.75%) Social Media
8 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.61%) Windows
2 16 (5.99%) Linux
3 8 (3.00%) Unix
4 6 (2.25%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.87%) Solaris
6 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.50%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.12%) Android
7 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.12%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.75%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.37%) CentOS
9 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (8.99%) Project Management
3 18 (6.74%) Analytics
4 17 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (6.37%) Web Development
5 15 (5.62%) Migration
6 13 (4.87%) OO
7 12 (4.49%) Front End Development
8 11 (4.12%) Mathematics
8 11 (4.12%) PRINCE2
8 11 (4.12%) Scrum
8 11 (4.12%) Statistics
8 11 (4.12%) TDD
9 10 (3.75%) Change Management
10 9 (3.37%) Data Analysis
10 9 (3.37%) Machine Learning
11 8 (3.00%) Business Analysis
11 8 (3.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 44 (16.48%) SQL
2 29 (10.86%) Python
3 26 (9.74%) JavaScript
4 24 (8.99%) Java
5 19 (7.12%) C#
6 14 (5.24%) R
7 10 (3.75%) Scala
8 6 (2.25%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.87%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.50%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.12%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.12%) C++
11 3 (1.12%) C-shell
11 3 (1.12%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.12%) Perl
11 3 (1.12%) Ruby
12 2 (0.75%) PHP
13 1 (0.37%) C
13 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (16.48%) Degree
2 7 (2.62%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.25%) PhD
4 4 (1.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.12%) Postgraduate
5 3 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.75%) CCNA
6 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.37%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.37%) ACCA
7 1 (0.37%) CCNP
7 1 (0.37%) CIMA
7 1 (0.37%) CIPD
7 1 (0.37%) CISSP
7 1 (0.37%) MCP
7 1 (0.37%) MCSE
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.24%) PMO
2 9 (3.37%) QA
3 4 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.50%) SLA
4 1 (0.37%) GDPR
4 1 (0.37%) MiFID
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.75%) Docker
2 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.37%) Firmware
3 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (1.87%) Ansible
2 3 (1.12%) Puppet
3 2 (0.75%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.37%) Nagios
4 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (3.75%) Adobe
4 8 (3.00%) Cisco
5 6 (2.25%) Tableau
6 5 (1.87%) Citrix
6 5 (1.87%) SAP
6 5 (1.87%) Xerox
7 4 (1.50%) Apteco
7 4 (1.50%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.50%) HP
7 4 (1.50%) Oracle
7 4 (1.50%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.50%) Sun
7 4 (1.50%) VMware
8 3 (1.12%) Ericsson
8 3 (1.12%) Sybase
9 2 (0.75%) Google
9 2 (0.75%) IBM
9 2 (0.75%) Remedy
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