Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £270 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 May 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
England > London
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 355 318 319
Rank change year-on-year -37 +1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 291 275 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.64% 0.70% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.74% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 192 200
London median daily rate £270 £228 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.68% -4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £101 £105 £113
90th Percentile £397 £399 £375
England median daily rate £263 £225 £220
% change year-on-year +16.67% +2.27% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 13
London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +6.45% +10.71%
10th Percentile £9.47 £12.75 £10.60
90th Percentile £172.50 £180.00 £31.35
England median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -18.75% +18.52% -4.42%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,221 37,359 41,252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.98% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,264 26,639 29,590
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £310 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 491 542
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +15.79% -0.94%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.12 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.42
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.16% +10.97%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior in London

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 May 2018.

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 6 months to 22 May 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
Central London -33 62 £300 +33.33% 38
West London -38 18 £250 -9.09% 45
South London -49 13 £375 +25.00% 1
East London -11 6 £190 +32.17% 9
North London +2 1 £250 +6.38% 3
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 London region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 83 (28.52%) Finance
2 47 (16.15%) Windows
3 44 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (12.71%) Microsoft Office
6 35 (12.03%) Microsoft Excel
6 35 (12.03%) Project Management
7 33 (11.34%) Microsoft
8 32 (11.00%) Banking
9 31 (10.65%) SQL
9 31 (10.65%) Degree
10 29 (9.97%) Java
11 28 (9.62%) Active Directory
12 27 (9.28%) ITIL
13 26 (8.93%) JavaScript
14 25 (8.59%) Windows 10
15 24 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (8.25%) C#
16 23 (7.90%) Windows 7
17 22 (7.56%) Computer Science
17 22 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
18 21 (7.22%) SLA
19 19 (6.53%) Citrix
19 19 (6.53%) GDPR
20 18 (6.19%) HTML
20 18 (6.19%) Retail
20 18 (6.19%) Service Management
21 17 (5.84%) JIRA
22 16 (5.50%) Scrum
23 15 (5.15%) .NET

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 13 (4.47%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.78%) Confluence
3 8 (2.75%) SAS
4 7 (2.41%) CMS
5 6 (2.06%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.03%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.69%) JBoss
8 2 (0.69%) WordPress
9 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.34%) Apache
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.34%) IIS
9 1 (0.34%) Moodle
Applications
1 37 (12.71%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (12.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (5.15%) Photoshop
4 12 (4.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (4.12%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (2.06%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (1.03%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.69%) InDesign
10 1 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.34%) HipChat
10 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.75%) Office 365
2 6 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.69%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.69%) IaaS
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.34%) AdWords
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.34%) Force.com
4 1 (0.34%) npm
4 1 (0.34%) NUVI
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.34%) Trello
4 1 (0.34%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.41%) DNS
1 7 (2.41%) Firewall
2 6 (2.06%) DHCP
2 6 (2.06%) Internet
3 5 (1.72%) VPN
4 4 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.03%) WAN
5 3 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.69%) FTP
6 2 (0.69%) LAN
6 2 (0.69%) Network Security
6 2 (0.69%) SMS
6 2 (0.69%) WLAN
7 1 (0.34%) ADSL
7 1 (0.34%) IPv6
7 1 (0.34%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.34%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.34%) Skype
7 1 (0.34%) SMTP
7 1 (0.34%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.37%) Big Data
2 4 (1.37%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.03%) MySQL
3 3 (1.03%) Power BI
4 2 (0.69%) BigQuery
4 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.69%) Impala
4 2 (0.69%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.69%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.34%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.34%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.34%) JanusGraph
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (5.84%) JIRA
2 10 (3.44%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.72%) Grunt
3 5 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.72%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.37%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (1.37%) Jasmine
4 4 (1.37%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (1.03%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.69%) Ant
6 2 (0.69%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.34%) Bower
7 1 (0.34%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.34%) gulp
7 1 (0.34%) JUnit
7 1 (0.34%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.34%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.34%) webpack
General
1 83 (28.52%) Finance
2 32 (11.00%) Banking
3 18 (6.19%) Retail
4 15 (5.15%) Marketing
5 12 (4.12%) Legal
6 8 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.41%) Investment Banking
8 6 (2.06%) Publishing
9 5 (1.72%) Games
10 4 (1.37%) Front Office
11 3 (1.03%) Advertising
11 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.69%) Back Office
12 2 (0.69%) Billing
12 2 (0.69%) Law
12 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.34%) Electronics
13 1 (0.34%) Local Government
13 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.19%) HTML
2 15 (5.15%) .NET
2 15 (5.15%) CSS
3 13 (4.47%) AngularJS
4 9 (3.09%) HTML5
5 7 (2.41%) React
6 6 (2.06%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.06%) CSS3
7 5 (1.72%) REST
8 4 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.37%) jQuery
8 4 (1.37%) Node.js
8 4 (1.37%) Visualforce
9 3 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.03%) XML
10 2 (0.69%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.69%) JSON
10 2 (0.69%) Spring
10 2 (0.69%) Web Services
11 1 (0.34%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.56%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.15%) User Experience
4 9 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.41%) Market Risk
6 6 (2.06%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.72%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.72%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.37%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.37%) Fintech
9 3 (1.03%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.03%) Social Media
9 3 (1.03%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.69%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.69%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.69%) Equities
10 2 (0.69%) iPhone
10 2 (0.69%) Mobile Games
10 2 (0.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 47 (16.15%) Windows
2 25 (8.59%) Windows 10
3 23 (7.90%) Windows 7
4 11 (3.78%) Linux
5 6 (2.06%) Unix
6 5 (1.72%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.37%) Android
8 3 (1.03%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.34%) CentOS
10 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (12.03%) Project Management
3 27 (9.28%) ITIL
4 24 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (6.19%) Service Management
7 16 (5.50%) Scrum
8 14 (4.81%) Risk Management
9 13 (4.47%) Migration
9 13 (4.47%) Statistical Modelling
10 12 (4.12%) MVC
11 11 (3.78%) Analytics
11 11 (3.78%) Front End Development
11 11 (3.78%) Project Planning
11 11 (3.78%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (3.44%) DevOps
12 10 (3.44%) Time Management
13 9 (3.09%) SDLC
13 9 (3.09%) Test Automation
14 8 (2.75%) Analytical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.65%) SQL
2 29 (9.97%) Java
3 26 (8.93%) JavaScript
4 24 (8.25%) C#
5 13 (4.47%) Python
5 13 (4.47%) VBA
6 9 (3.09%) C++
7 5 (1.72%) C
8 4 (1.37%) Apex Code
8 4 (1.37%) APL
8 4 (1.37%) Scala
9 3 (1.03%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.03%) PHP
9 3 (1.03%) R
10 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.69%) Java 8
10 2 (0.69%) Ruby
10 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.69%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (10.65%) Degree
2 13 (4.47%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (3.09%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.41%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.37%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.37%) CISSP
7 3 (1.03%) CCNA
7 3 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.03%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.69%) ISEB
8 2 (0.69%) MCSA
8 2 (0.69%) MCSE
8 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.69%) PhD
8 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.34%) GIAC
9 1 (0.34%) MCP
9 1 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.22%) SLA
2 19 (6.53%) GDPR
3 12 (4.12%) PMO
4 9 (3.09%) QA
5 6 (2.06%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.34%) EMIR
8 1 (0.34%) MiFID
8 1 (0.34%) PSD2
System Software
1 28 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.03%) Docker
3 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.69%) XenApp
4 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.34%) Postfix
4 1 (0.34%) Squid
4 1 (0.34%) vCloud
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (3.78%) AirWatch
2 3 (1.03%) Ansible
2 3 (1.03%) Puppet
2 3 (1.03%) SCCM
3 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.34%) Kibana
4 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.34%) logstash
4 1 (0.34%) Nmap
4 1 (0.34%) Rancher
4 1 (0.34%) Terraform
4 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.53%) Citrix
3 15 (5.15%) Adobe
4 12 (4.12%) Cisco
5 11 (3.78%) Ivanti
6 7 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.06%) Oracle
8 5 (1.72%) Google
9 4 (1.37%) CA
9 4 (1.37%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.37%) VMware
10 3 (1.03%) Avaya
10 3 (1.03%) Blue Prism
10 3 (1.03%) SAP
11 2 (0.69%) Alteryx
11 2 (0.69%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.69%) Facebook
11 2 (0.69%) Fujitsu
11 2 (0.69%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.69%) Twitter