Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 405 344 347
Rank change year-on-year -61 +3 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 233 332 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.50% 0.71% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.74% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 218 227
London median daily rate £250 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £106 £105 £113
90th Percentile £425 £421 £406
England median daily rate £250 £250 £225
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 11
London median hourly rate £14.00 £12.75 £14.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -13.27% -8.13%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.13 £11.00
90th Percentile £20.00 £37.63 £18.00
England median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +20.00%

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 43,984 44,597 43,138
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.94% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,768 32,277 30,694
London median daily rate £500 £490 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +7.69% +1.11%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £286
90th Percentile £675 £660 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 568 563
London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56% +4.22%
10th Percentile £12.68 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.24 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.54% +1.46%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -49 45 £294 -2.08% 45
West London +7 15 £310 +47.62% 55
South London -16 5 £250 +122.22% 5
East London -21 4 £400 +44.14% 15
North London -4 3 - - 6
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 61 (26.18%) Finance
2 40 (17.17%) Microsoft
3 39 (16.74%) Windows
4 32 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (13.73%) Project Management
4 32 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
5 28 (12.02%) Degree
6 27 (11.59%) ITIL
6 27 (11.59%) SQL
7 26 (11.16%) Windows 10
8 22 (9.44%) Active Directory
8 22 (9.44%) JavaScript
8 22 (9.44%) Windows 7
9 21 (9.01%) Java
10 20 (8.58%) Microsoft Excel
10 20 (8.58%) Office 365
10 20 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (8.15%) Migration
12 18 (7.73%) HTML
12 18 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (7.30%) CSS
13 17 (7.30%) Python
14 15 (6.44%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (6.44%) Analytics
15 14 (6.01%) PMO
15 14 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (5.58%) Microsoft Project
16 13 (5.58%) Self-Motivation
17 12 (5.15%) User Experience
17 12 (5.15%) Retail

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 (4.72%) MS Exchange
1 11 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.58%) CMS
2 6 (2.58%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.58%) WordPress
3 5 (2.15%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.72%) SAS
5 3 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.86%) Confluence
6 2 (0.86%) IIS
6 2 (0.86%) Marvel
7 1 (0.43%) Apache
7 1 (0.43%) Drupal
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 32 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (8.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (5.58%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (3.43%) Photoshop
6 5 (2.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (1.29%) InDesign
7 3 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.86%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.86%) InVision
8 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.43%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.43%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.58%) Office 365
2 9 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.29%) G Suite
4 3 (1.29%) IaaS
5 2 (0.86%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.86%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.86%) npm
5 2 (0.86%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.86%) PaaS
5 2 (0.86%) SaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.43%) GitHub
6 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.58%) Skype
2 5 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (2.15%) DNS
2 5 (2.15%) Telepresence
3 4 (1.72%) Firewall
4 3 (1.29%) DHCP
4 3 (1.29%) Intranet
4 3 (1.29%) WAN
4 3 (1.29%) Wireless
5 2 (0.86%) AMQP
5 2 (0.86%) LAN
5 2 (0.86%) VoIP
6 1 (0.43%) DMZ
6 1 (0.43%) HTTP
6 1 (0.43%) Network Security
6 1 (0.43%) RFID
6 1 (0.43%) SMS
6 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.43%) VLAN
6 1 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.58%) Big Data
3 5 (2.15%) MySQL
4 3 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.86%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.86%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.86%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.86%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.43%) GIS
6 1 (0.43%) Kdb+
6 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.43%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.43%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 10 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.86%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.86%) JIRA
3 3 (1.29%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.29%) Selenium
3 3 (1.29%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.86%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.86%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.86%) gulp
4 2 (0.86%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (0.86%) webpack
5 1 (0.43%) Appium
5 1 (0.43%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.43%) Babel
5 1 (0.43%) Grunt
5 1 (0.43%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.43%) Maven
5 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 61 (26.18%) Finance
2 12 (5.15%) Retail
3 10 (4.29%) Banking
4 8 (3.43%) Advertising
4 8 (3.43%) Marketing
5 6 (2.58%) Front Office
6 5 (2.15%) Law
6 5 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.72%) Games
8 3 (1.29%) Billing
8 3 (1.29%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.29%) French Language
9 2 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.86%) Publishing
9 2 (0.86%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.43%) German Language
10 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.43%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.43%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.73%) HTML
2 17 (7.30%) CSS
3 10 (4.29%) AngularJS
3 10 (4.29%) HTML5
4 7 (3.00%) CSS3
4 7 (3.00%) Kafka
5 6 (2.58%) .NET
5 6 (2.58%) jQuery
6 5 (2.15%) Node.js
6 5 (2.15%) Spring
7 4 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (1.72%) React
8 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.29%) Laravel
8 3 (1.29%) Pandas
8 3 (1.29%) Symfony
8 3 (1.29%) Web Services
8 3 (1.29%) XHTML
8 3 (1.29%) XML
9 2 (0.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.58%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (5.15%) User Experience
4 11 (4.72%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.43%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.72%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.29%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.29%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.29%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.29%) Fintech
8 3 (1.29%) FMCG
8 3 (1.29%) iPad
8 3 (1.29%) iPhone
8 3 (1.29%) Social Media
9 2 (0.86%) Animation
9 2 (0.86%) CMDB
9 2 (0.86%) Life Science
9 2 (0.86%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.74%) Windows
2 26 (11.16%) Windows 10
3 22 (9.44%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.58%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.58%) Linux
5 3 (1.29%) Android
5 3 (1.29%) Unix
5 3 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (13.73%) Project Management
2 27 (11.59%) ITIL
3 19 (8.15%) Migration
4 18 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (6.44%) Analytics
6 14 (6.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (5.15%) Service Management
8 11 (4.72%) Scrum
9 10 (4.29%) Time Management
10 9 (3.86%) Asset Management
10 9 (3.86%) Change Management
10 9 (3.86%) Front End Development
11 8 (3.43%) CRM
11 8 (3.43%) ETL
11 8 (3.43%) Microservices
11 8 (3.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (3.43%) TDD
11 8 (3.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.59%) SQL
2 22 (9.44%) JavaScript
3 21 (9.01%) Java
4 17 (7.30%) Python
5 11 (4.72%) C#
6 7 (3.00%) PHP
7 4 (1.72%) C
8 3 (1.29%) Ruby
8 3 (1.29%) Scala
8 3 (1.29%) VBA
9 2 (0.86%) C++
9 2 (0.86%) ES6
9 2 (0.86%) Groovy
9 2 (0.86%) Java 8
9 2 (0.86%) R
9 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.43%) APL
10 1 (0.43%) Go
10 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (12.02%) Degree
2 15 (6.44%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (4.72%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.72%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.72%) CCNA
7 2 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.86%) CCENT
7 2 (0.86%) ISEB
7 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.43%) APMP
8 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.01%) PMO
2 11 (4.72%) SLA
3 9 (3.86%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (9.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.72%) Docker
3 3 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (4.29%) AirWatch
2 3 (1.29%) Puppet
3 2 (0.86%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.43%) CASB
4 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.43%) Oozie
4 1 (0.43%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (17.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.72%) Cisco
3 10 (4.29%) Ivanti
4 9 (3.86%) Apple
5 8 (3.43%) Adobe
6 7 (3.00%) Google
6 7 (3.00%) Oracle
7 5 (2.15%) Polycom
7 5 (2.15%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.72%) Citrix
8 4 (1.72%) Sony
9 3 (1.29%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.29%) HP
9 3 (1.29%) Reuters
9 3 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.29%) SAP
9 3 (1.29%) Tableau
9 3 (1.29%) Twitter
9 3 (1.29%) VMware
10 2 (0.86%) Facebook