Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £270 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 335 319 331
Rank change year-on-year -16 +12 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 312 278 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.67% 0.68% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.71% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 211 191
London median daily rate £270 £225 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £104 £115 £110
90th Percentile £388 £406 £375
England median daily rate £265 £225 £225
% change year-on-year +17.78% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 19
London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £9.76 £13.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £157.50 £185.00 £28.80
England median hourly rate £15.13 £16.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year -5.47% +20.75% -3.64%

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 43,796 38,922 42,347
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.92% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,878 27,695 30,038
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 565 655
London median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +13.16% +6.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.97 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £49.13
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +2 73 £300 - 44
West London -38 12 £200 -23.08% 28
East London -5 4 £278 +58.57% 13
South London -42 4 £170 -57.50% 7
North London -7 1 £250 +92.31% 8
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 98 (31.41%) Finance
2 60 (19.23%) Banking
3 52 (16.67%) Windows
4 50 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (15.71%) Microsoft Excel
6 41 (13.14%) Project Management
7 39 (12.50%) Degree
8 33 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 32 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
10 31 (9.94%) SQL
10 31 (9.94%) Microsoft
11 29 (9.29%) Active Directory
12 28 (8.97%) ITIL
13 27 (8.65%) Java
13 27 (8.65%) Windows 7
13 27 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
13 27 (8.65%) Windows 10
14 24 (7.69%) JavaScript
14 24 (7.69%) Service Management
15 22 (7.05%) PRINCE2
15 22 (7.05%) Computer Science
16 21 (6.73%) C#
16 21 (6.73%) HTML
16 21 (6.73%) Microsoft Project
17 20 (6.41%) .NET
17 20 (6.41%) Retail
18 19 (6.09%) PMO
19 18 (5.77%) Python
19 18 (5.77%) SLA
20 17 (5.45%) CSS

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 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.92%) Confluence
3 5 (1.60%) SAS
4 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.96%) Apache
5 3 (0.96%) JBoss
6 2 (0.64%) CMS
6 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.32%) IIS
7 1 (0.32%) Moodle
7 1 (0.32%) nginx
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (15.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (6.73%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (4.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (2.88%) Photoshop
6 8 (2.56%) MS Visio
7 6 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (1.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.32%) HipChat
9 1 (0.32%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.64%) Primavera
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.92%) Office 365
2 5 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.96%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.32%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.32%) Dropbox
5 1 (0.32%) GitHub
5 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.32%) SaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.92%) Firewall
1 6 (1.92%) TCP/IP
1 6 (1.92%) VPN
2 5 (1.60%) Internet
3 4 (1.28%) DNS
3 4 (1.28%) SMS
3 4 (1.28%) WAN
4 3 (0.96%) DHCP
4 3 (0.96%) FTP
4 3 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.64%) Broadband
5 2 (0.64%) HTTP
5 2 (0.64%) LAN
5 2 (0.64%) Network Security
5 2 (0.64%) SSH
5 2 (0.64%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.64%) Wireless
6 1 (0.32%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.32%) Skype
6 1 (0.32%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.28%) Big Data
2 4 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (1.28%) MySQL
2 4 (1.28%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.28%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.96%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.64%) Impala
4 2 (0.64%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.32%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.32%) DB2
5 1 (0.32%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.32%) MS Access
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) Power BI
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.32%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (4.81%) JIRA
2 6 (1.92%) JUnit
2 6 (1.92%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.28%) Protractor
4 3 (0.96%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.64%) Ant
5 2 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.64%) Maven
5 2 (0.64%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.32%) Arsenale Dataplane
6 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.32%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.32%) Gradle
6 1 (0.32%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.32%) Liquibase
6 1 (0.32%) Mockito
6 1 (0.32%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.32%) sqlmap
General
1 98 (31.41%) Finance
2 60 (19.23%) Banking
3 20 (6.41%) Retail
4 15 (4.81%) Marketing
5 13 (4.17%) Advertising
6 12 (3.85%) Legal
7 11 (3.53%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.92%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.92%) Law
9 5 (1.60%) Back Office
10 4 (1.28%) Front Office
10 4 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.96%) Publishing
12 2 (0.64%) Billing
12 2 (0.64%) Games
12 2 (0.64%) International Banking
12 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.32%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.32%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.73%) HTML
2 20 (6.41%) .NET
3 17 (5.45%) CSS
4 12 (3.85%) Spring
5 7 (2.24%) AngularJS
5 7 (2.24%) JSON
6 6 (1.92%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.92%) J2EE
6 6 (1.92%) Spring MVC
6 6 (1.92%) Web Services
7 5 (1.60%) XML
8 4 (1.28%) HTML5
8 4 (1.28%) jQuery
8 4 (1.28%) Middleware
8 4 (1.28%) Node.js
8 4 (1.28%) RESTEasy
9 3 (0.96%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.96%) SOAP
10 2 (0.64%) LAMP
10 2 (0.64%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.05%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.85%) User Experience
4 10 (3.21%) Market Risk
5 8 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.24%) PMI
7 6 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.28%) iPhone
9 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.96%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.96%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.96%) Fintech
9 3 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.64%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.64%) Equities
10 2 (0.64%) FMCG
10 2 (0.64%) iPad
10 2 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 52 (16.67%) Windows
2 27 (8.65%) Windows 10
2 27 (8.65%) Windows 7
3 14 (4.49%) Linux
4 12 (3.85%) Unix
5 8 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.24%) Android
7 6 (1.92%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.96%) CentOS
9 2 (0.64%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.32%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (13.14%) Project Management
3 33 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (8.97%) ITIL
5 24 (7.69%) Service Management
6 22 (7.05%) PRINCE2
7 16 (5.13%) Risk Management
8 13 (4.17%) SDLC
9 10 (3.21%) Data Analysis
9 10 (3.21%) MVC
9 10 (3.21%) Project Planning
9 10 (3.21%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (3.21%) Statistical Modelling
10 9 (2.88%) Change Management
10 9 (2.88%) E-Commerce
10 9 (2.88%) Front End Development
10 9 (2.88%) Mathematics
10 9 (2.88%) OO
10 9 (2.88%) Risk Analysis
10 9 (2.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.94%) SQL
2 27 (8.65%) Java
3 24 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 21 (6.73%) C#
5 18 (5.77%) Python
6 12 (3.85%) VBA
7 8 (2.56%) C++
8 7 (2.24%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.60%) C
9 5 (1.60%) PHP
10 4 (1.28%) MATLAB
10 4 (1.28%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.96%) R
12 2 (0.64%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.64%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.64%) Ruby
12 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.64%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (12.50%) Degree
2 12 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (3.53%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.21%) PMI Certification
5 9 (2.88%) PMP
6 8 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (2.56%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.28%) ACCA
7 4 (1.28%) CIMA
8 3 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.96%) CCNA
8 3 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.96%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.96%) PhD
9 2 (0.64%) MCSA
9 2 (0.64%) MCSE
9 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.09%) PMO
2 18 (5.77%) SLA
3 14 (4.49%) GDPR
4 8 (2.56%) QA
5 7 (2.24%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.32%) MiFID
7 1 (0.32%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (9.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.96%) Docker
3 2 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.32%) NFS
4 1 (0.32%) Postfix
4 1 (0.32%) Squid
4 1 (0.32%) vCloud
4 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.32%) XenApp
4 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.56%) AirWatch
2 6 (1.92%) SCCM
3 4 (1.28%) Ansible
3 4 (1.28%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.28%) Puppet
4 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.64%) Terraform
5 1 (0.32%) Cacti
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.32%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.32%) Grafana
5 1 (0.32%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.32%) Icinga
5 1 (0.32%) Kibana
5 1 (0.32%) logstash
5 1 (0.32%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.32%) Rancher
5 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.85%) Oracle
3 10 (3.21%) Citrix
3 10 (3.21%) Ivanti
3 10 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (2.88%) Cisco
5 8 (2.56%) Adobe
6 6 (1.92%) Capita
6 6 (1.92%) SAP
7 5 (1.60%) Ab Initio
8 4 (1.28%) Blue Prism
8 4 (1.28%) Google
8 4 (1.28%) VMware
9 3 (0.96%) Apple
9 3 (0.96%) Avaya
9 3 (0.96%) Symantec
10 2 (0.64%) Alteryx
10 2 (0.64%) hybris
10 2 (0.64%) Remedy
10 2 (0.64%) Twitter