Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 381 330 332
Rank change year-on-year -51 +2 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 253 298 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.56% 0.69% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.73% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 197 231
London median daily rate £250 £275 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.02% -6.00%
10th Percentile £101 £100 £113
90th Percentile £425 £438 £375
England median daily rate £250 £239 £225
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.00% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 9
London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +33.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.15 £9.81
90th Percentile £19.31 £159.25 £19.75
England median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -16.13% +29.17% -11.11%

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 43,124 40,953 42,991
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 95.07% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,101 29,219 30,949
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 503 480
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.20 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +13.07% -3.85%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.42
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.74%

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 19 August 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
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 19 August 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 -56 42 £275 +3.77% 37
South London -27 13 £350 +16.67% 5
West London -27 11 £343 +87.67% 26
East London -12 9 £295 +162.22% 11
North London +6 3 - - 3
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 68 (26.88%) Finance
2 45 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (15.42%) Windows
4 38 (15.02%) Microsoft
5 37 (14.62%) Project Management
6 36 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (12.25%) Java
8 29 (11.46%) JavaScript
9 28 (11.07%) Microsoft Office
10 27 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (10.28%) Degree
12 25 (9.88%) Active Directory
13 24 (9.49%) SQL
14 21 (8.30%) Microsoft Excel
15 20 (7.91%) Computer Science
15 20 (7.91%) Windows 10
16 19 (7.51%) HTML
16 19 (7.51%) Scrum
17 18 (7.11%) Migration
17 18 (7.11%) Banking
17 18 (7.11%) CSS
17 18 (7.11%) Analytics
18 17 (6.72%) ITIL
19 16 (6.32%) C#
19 16 (6.32%) Adobe
19 16 (6.32%) Retail
19 16 (6.32%) Marketing
19 16 (6.32%) AngularJS
20 15 (5.93%) PMO
20 15 (5.93%) Python

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 11 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.95%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.16%) CMS
4 6 (2.37%) Confluence
4 6 (2.37%) SAS
5 5 (1.98%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.58%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.58%) WordPress
7 3 (1.19%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.40%) Apache
9 1 (0.40%) Drupal
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.40%) IIS
9 1 (0.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 28 (11.07%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (8.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (5.14%) Photoshop
4 10 (3.95%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (1.58%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (1.19%) Acrobat
8 3 (1.19%) InDesign
8 3 (1.19%) MS Visio
8 3 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.79%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.40%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.40%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.40%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.77%) Office 365
3 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.79%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.79%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.79%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.40%) AdWords
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.40%) Force.com
5 1 (0.40%) G Suite
5 1 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.40%) npm
5 1 (0.40%) NUVI
5 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.40%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.58%) DNS
1 4 (1.58%) Wireless
2 3 (1.19%) DHCP
2 3 (1.19%) Firewall
2 3 (1.19%) Internet
2 3 (1.19%) Intranet
3 2 (0.79%) FTP
3 2 (0.79%) LAN
3 2 (0.79%) SMS
3 2 (0.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.79%) WAN
4 1 (0.40%) ADSL
4 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.40%) IPv6
4 1 (0.40%) MPLS
4 1 (0.40%) SMTP
4 1 (0.40%) Telnet
4 1 (0.40%) VoIP
4 1 (0.40%) VPN
4 1 (0.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.77%) Big Data
3 5 (1.98%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.19%) MySQL
5 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.79%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.79%) Power BI
6 2 (0.79%) QlikView
6 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.40%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.40%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.40%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.40%) Impala
7 1 (0.40%) JanusGraph
7 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.40%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (5.53%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.16%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.16%) JIRA
3 5 (1.98%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (1.98%) Grunt
3 5 (1.98%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (1.58%) Jasmine
5 3 (1.19%) Axure RP
5 3 (1.19%) gulp
5 3 (1.19%) Selenium
5 3 (1.19%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.79%) Ant
6 2 (0.79%) Maven
6 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.79%) webpack
7 1 (0.40%) Babel
7 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.40%) git-flow
7 1 (0.40%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 68 (26.88%) Finance
2 18 (7.11%) Banking
3 16 (6.32%) Marketing
3 16 (6.32%) Retail
4 7 (2.77%) Games
4 7 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.37%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.37%) Legal
5 6 (2.37%) Publishing
6 5 (1.98%) Advertising
6 5 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.98%) Law
7 4 (1.58%) Front Office
8 3 (1.19%) Billing
9 2 (0.79%) Back Office
10 1 (0.40%) Electronics
10 1 (0.40%) Local Government
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.51%) HTML
2 18 (7.11%) CSS
3 16 (6.32%) AngularJS
4 13 (5.14%) HTML5
5 11 (4.35%) CSS3
6 9 (3.56%) .NET
7 8 (3.16%) jQuery
8 7 (2.77%) React
9 6 (2.37%) REST
10 5 (1.98%) XML
11 4 (1.58%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.58%) XHTML
12 3 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (1.19%) Spring
13 2 (0.79%) Laravel
13 2 (0.79%) Symfony
13 2 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (0.79%) Visualforce
13 2 (0.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.91%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (4.74%) User Experience
4 6 (2.37%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.37%) Hedge funds
5 5 (1.98%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.98%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.58%) Fintech
6 4 (1.58%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.58%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.19%) iPad
7 3 (1.19%) iPhone
7 3 (1.19%) Social Media
8 2 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.79%) Equities
8 2 (0.79%) FMCG
8 2 (0.79%) Life Science
8 2 (0.79%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.42%) Windows
2 20 (7.91%) Windows 10
3 14 (5.53%) Windows 7
4 13 (5.14%) Linux
5 8 (3.16%) Unix
6 6 (2.37%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.19%) Android
8 2 (0.79%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.40%) CentOS
9 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (14.62%) Project Management
3 27 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (7.51%) Scrum
5 18 (7.11%) Analytics
5 18 (7.11%) Migration
6 17 (6.72%) ITIL
7 12 (4.74%) Front End Development
8 11 (4.35%) DevOps
8 11 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (4.35%) Test Automation
8 11 (4.35%) Web Development
9 10 (3.95%) Change Management
9 10 (3.95%) MVC
9 10 (3.95%) PRINCE2
9 10 (3.95%) Service Management
9 10 (3.95%) TDD
9 10 (3.95%) Time Management
10 9 (3.56%) Data Analytics
10 9 (3.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.25%) Java
2 29 (11.46%) JavaScript
3 24 (9.49%) SQL
4 16 (6.32%) C#
5 15 (5.93%) Python
6 8 (3.16%) C++
7 6 (2.37%) PHP
7 6 (2.37%) Scala
8 5 (1.98%) C
8 5 (1.98%) VBA
9 4 (1.58%) APL
10 3 (1.19%) R
10 3 (1.19%) Ruby
11 2 (0.79%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.79%) Groovy
11 2 (0.79%) Java 8
11 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 26 (10.28%) Degree
2 13 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.58%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.19%) CISSP
6 3 (1.19%) ISEB
7 2 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.79%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.79%) PhD
7 2 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.40%) APMP
8 1 (0.40%) CCNA
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.93%) PMO
2 12 (4.74%) SLA
3 10 (3.95%) QA
4 7 (2.77%) GDPR
5 3 (1.19%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.40%) EMIR
7 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.40%) MiFID
7 1 (0.40%) PSD2
System Software
1 25 (9.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.58%) Docker
3 2 (0.79%) XenApp
4 1 (0.40%) Postfix
4 1 (0.40%) Squid
4 1 (0.40%) vCloud
4 1 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (3.16%) AirWatch
2 4 (1.58%) Puppet
3 3 (1.19%) Ansible
3 3 (1.19%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.40%) Kibana
5 1 (0.40%) logstash
5 1 (0.40%) Oozie
5 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.40%) Rancher
5 1 (0.40%) SCCM
5 1 (0.40%) Terraform
5 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (15.02%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.32%) Adobe
3 12 (4.74%) Citrix
4 9 (3.56%) Google
5 8 (3.16%) Cisco
5 8 (3.16%) Ivanti
6 6 (2.37%) Oracle
7 5 (1.98%) Apple
7 5 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.58%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.58%) Sony
8 4 (1.58%) Tableau
9 3 (1.19%) Alteryx
9 3 (1.19%) CA
9 3 (1.19%) Facebook
9 3 (1.19%) SAP
9 3 (1.19%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.19%) Twitter
10 2 (0.79%) Avaya
10 2 (0.79%) VMware