Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Junior
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 330 337 309
Rank change year-on-year +7 -28 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 328 300 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.70% 0.67% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.70% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 220 216
London median daily rate £275 £225 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £105 £112 £113
90th Percentile £421 £406 £388
England median daily rate £250 £225 £225
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 19
London median hourly rate £12.75 £14.70 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.27% -8.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.08 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.88 £18.00 £58.67
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +6.38%

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 44629 42675 44230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32318 30339 31174
London median daily rate £495 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 554 685
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +4.04% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +22 75 £300 +20.00% 33
East London -1 5 £265 +51.43% 2
West London -30 4 £210 -6.67% 12
North London -12 1 £110 -26.67%
South London -36 1 £113 -21.05% 6
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 89 (27.13%) Finance
2 65 (19.82%) Banking
3 58 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (15.85%) Windows
5 48 (14.63%) Microsoft Excel
6 47 (14.33%) Project Management
7 46 (14.02%) Degree
8 41 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (11.28%) SQL
10 36 (10.98%) Microsoft
11 33 (10.06%) Microsoft Office
12 32 (9.76%) PRINCE2
13 31 (9.45%) Java
14 29 (8.84%) PMO
15 28 (8.54%) JavaScript
15 28 (8.54%) Computer Science
16 25 (7.62%) Linux
17 24 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (7.01%) Service Management
18 23 (7.01%) C#
18 23 (7.01%) ITIL
19 22 (6.71%) Microsoft Project
19 22 (6.71%) Python
19 22 (6.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 21 (6.40%) HTML
21 20 (6.10%) Active Directory
21 20 (6.10%) Retail
22 19 (5.79%) Investment Banking
22 19 (5.79%) Windows 10
23 18 (5.49%) .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 8 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.22%) CMS
3 4 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.91%) Apache
4 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.91%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.61%) Confluence
5 2 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.61%) JBoss
5 2 (0.61%) nginx
5 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.30%) Documentum
6 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (14.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (10.06%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (6.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 22 (6.71%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (3.66%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.83%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.30%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.61%) Primavera
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.30%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.74%) Office 365
3 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.91%) GitHub
4 3 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.61%) Asana
5 2 (0.61%) Dropbox
5 2 (0.61%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.61%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.61%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.30%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.13%) TCP/IP
1 7 (2.13%) Wireless
2 6 (1.83%) WAN
3 5 (1.52%) Broadband
3 5 (1.52%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.22%) Firewall
4 4 (1.22%) HTTP
4 4 (1.22%) LAN
4 4 (1.22%) SMS
5 3 (0.91%) FTP
5 3 (0.91%) Internet
5 3 (0.91%) SSL
5 3 (0.91%) VPN
5 3 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.61%) DNS
6 2 (0.61%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.61%) LDAP
6 2 (0.61%) MPLS
6 2 (0.61%) Network Security
6 2 (0.61%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.13%) MySQL
3 6 (1.83%) Big Data
4 5 (1.52%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.52%) QlikView
5 4 (1.22%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.22%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.61%) MS Access
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.61%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.30%) Impala
8 1 (0.30%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 16 (4.88%) JIRA
2 6 (1.83%) JUnit
3 4 (1.22%) Protractor
3 4 (1.22%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.91%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.91%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.91%) Maven
5 2 (0.61%) Ant
5 2 (0.61%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.61%) Selenium
5 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.30%) Gradle
6 1 (0.30%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.30%) Mockito
6 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 89 (27.13%) Finance
2 65 (19.82%) Banking
3 20 (6.10%) Retail
4 19 (5.79%) Investment Banking
5 17 (5.18%) Marketing
6 16 (4.88%) Advertising
7 11 (3.35%) Law
8 9 (2.74%) Front Office
9 8 (2.44%) Legal
10 6 (1.83%) Back Office
10 6 (1.83%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.52%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.61%) International Banking
13 1 (0.30%) Electronics
13 1 (0.30%) Games
13 1 (0.30%) German Language
13 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.40%) HTML
2 18 (5.49%) .NET
2 18 (5.49%) CSS
3 13 (3.96%) Spring
4 9 (2.74%) AngularJS
4 9 (2.74%) XML
5 7 (2.13%) JSON
6 6 (1.83%) HTML5
6 6 (1.83%) jQuery
6 6 (1.83%) Middleware
6 6 (1.83%) Web Services
7 5 (1.52%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.52%) J2EE
7 5 (1.52%) Spring MVC
8 4 (1.22%) RESTEasy
8 4 (1.22%) SOAP
9 3 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (0.91%) CSS3
9 3 (0.91%) LAMP
9 3 (0.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.54%) Computer Science
2 24 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.66%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.35%) User Experience
5 9 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.13%) Market Risk
6 7 (2.13%) PMI
7 6 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.52%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.52%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.52%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.52%) iPhone
9 4 (1.22%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.22%) Derivative
9 4 (1.22%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.91%) Clustering
10 3 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.91%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.61%) Equities
11 2 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 52 (15.85%) Windows
2 25 (7.62%) Linux
3 19 (5.79%) Windows 10
4 16 (4.88%) Windows 7
5 13 (3.96%) Unix
6 9 (2.74%) Android
6 9 (2.74%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.83%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.91%) CentOS
8 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.91%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.91%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.30%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (14.33%) Project Management
3 41 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (9.76%) PRINCE2
5 23 (7.01%) ITIL
5 23 (7.01%) Service Management
6 14 (4.27%) Document Management
6 14 (4.27%) Mathematics
6 14 (4.27%) Risk Management
7 13 (3.96%) Business Analysis
8 12 (3.66%) Supplier Management
8 12 (3.66%) Web Development
9 11 (3.35%) DevOps
9 11 (3.35%) MVC
9 11 (3.35%) Scrum
10 10 (3.05%) ITIL V3
10 10 (3.05%) OO
10 10 (3.05%) TDD
11 9 (2.74%) Data Analysis
11 9 (2.74%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.28%) SQL
2 31 (9.45%) Java
3 28 (8.54%) JavaScript
4 23 (7.01%) C#
5 22 (6.71%) Python
6 8 (2.44%) C++
6 8 (2.44%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.13%) VBA
8 5 (1.52%) PHP
8 5 (1.52%) R
9 4 (1.22%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.91%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.91%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.91%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.91%) VB
11 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.61%) Ruby
11 2 (0.61%) VBScript
12 1 (0.30%) C
12 1 (0.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 46 (14.02%) Degree
2 15 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (3.35%) PMI Certification
4 11 (3.35%) PMP
5 10 (3.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (2.74%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.83%) CCNA
9 5 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (1.22%) ACCA
10 4 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.22%) CIMA
10 4 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.22%) PhD
10 4 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.91%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.61%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.30%) CAPM
13 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.84%) PMO
2 15 (4.57%) QA
3 5 (1.52%) GDPR
3 5 (1.52%) SLA
4 4 (1.22%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.61%) MiFID
6 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.30%) EMIR
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.30%) Solvency II
System Software
1 20 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.52%) Docker
3 3 (0.91%) vCloud
4 2 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.30%) NFS
5 1 (0.30%) Postfix
5 1 (0.30%) Squid
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.44%) Ansible
2 6 (1.83%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.83%) Terraform
3 4 (1.22%) Puppet
3 4 (1.22%) SCCM
4 3 (0.91%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.61%) Cacti
5 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.30%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.30%) Grafana
6 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.30%) Icinga
6 1 (0.30%) Kibana
6 1 (0.30%) logstash
6 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.30%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.30%) Rancher
6 1 (0.30%) Salt
6 1 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.27%) Oracle
3 11 (3.35%) Cisco
4 8 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.52%) Ab Initio
5 5 (1.52%) Adobe
5 5 (1.52%) Avaya
5 5 (1.52%) Capita
5 5 (1.52%) Google
5 5 (1.52%) Symantec
6 4 (1.22%) LANDesk
6 4 (1.22%) SAP
6 4 (1.22%) Tableau
6 4 (1.22%) VMware
7 3 (0.91%) Alteryx
7 3 (0.91%) Pega
7 3 (0.91%) Remedy
8 2 (0.61%) Apple
8 2 (0.61%) IBM
8 2 (0.61%) SaltStack