The median contractor rate for a Junior was £298 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 278 293 282
Rank change year-on-year +15 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 147 144 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.71% 0.66% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.70% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 101 93
Median daily rate £298 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £106 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £338 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £209 £223 £200
% change year-on-year -6.39% +11.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.56 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.38% +2.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.67 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £148.75 £25.38 £18.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.07 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.46% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20681 21805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.27% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 49190 54031 56877
Median daily rate £500 £465 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.52% +6.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £284 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £641 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 788 774 1398
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.28 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +11 34 £254 +18.13% 16
Westminster - 1 £275 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Heathrow - 1 - -
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 82 (27.89%) Finance
2 65 (22.11%) Degree
3 53 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (17.01%) SQL
5 42 (14.29%) HTML
5 42 (14.29%) Project Management
5 42 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 41 (13.95%) Microsoft Excel
7 39 (13.27%) Python
7 39 (13.27%) Microsoft
8 38 (12.93%) CSS
9 35 (11.90%) JavaScript
10 34 (11.56%) Banking
11 33 (11.22%) Microsoft Office
12 28 (9.52%) SQL Server
12 28 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
13 27 (9.18%) Windows
14 26 (8.84%) C#
15 24 (8.16%) Computer Science Degree
16 23 (7.82%) JIRA
17 21 (7.14%) Mathematics
17 21 (7.14%) Marketing
17 21 (7.14%) Linux
18 20 (6.80%) PRINCE2
18 20 (6.80%) Investment Banking
18 20 (6.80%) Web Development
18 20 (6.80%) PMO
18 20 (6.80%) Big Data
19 19 (6.46%) Git (software)
19 19 (6.46%) Stakeholder Management

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 (4.42%) CMS
2 10 (3.40%) Apache Spark
3 8 (2.72%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.38%) SAS
5 6 (2.04%) Confluence
6 4 (1.36%) Apache
6 4 (1.36%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.02%) Drupal
7 3 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.02%) nginx
7 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.68%) IIS
8 2 (0.68%) Moodle
8 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.68%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.68%) WordPress
9 1 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 41 (13.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (11.22%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (3.40%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (3.06%) MS Visio
6 8 (2.72%) Photoshop
7 5 (1.70%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (1.02%) InDesign
9 2 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.68%) SPSS
10 1 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.34%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.34%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Eloqua
1 4 (1.36%) FastStats
2 3 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.02%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.34%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.70%) GitHub
4 4 (1.36%) Office 365
5 2 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.68%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.34%) Heroku
6 1 (0.34%) SaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.70%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.36%) Internet
3 3 (1.02%) DNS
3 3 (1.02%) Extranet
3 3 (1.02%) VPN
4 2 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (0.68%) DHCP
4 2 (0.68%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.68%) HTTP
4 2 (0.68%) LAN
4 2 (0.68%) MPLS
4 2 (0.68%) SNMP
4 2 (0.68%) SSL
4 2 (0.68%) WAN
4 2 (0.68%) WebEx
4 2 (0.68%) Wireless
5 1 (0.34%) IOS XR
5 1 (0.34%) NX-OS
5 1 (0.34%) SDH
5 1 (0.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.80%) Big Data
3 13 (4.42%) MySQL
4 12 (4.08%) Hadoop
5 11 (3.74%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.38%) QlikView
7 7 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.04%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.70%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.36%) Spotfire
11 3 (1.02%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.68%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.68%) MS Access
12 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (7.82%) JIRA
2 19 (6.46%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.74%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.38%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.70%) JUnit
5 5 (1.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.70%) Subversion
6 4 (1.36%) Maven
6 4 (1.36%) Vagrant
7 3 (1.02%) Selenium
8 2 (0.68%) Ant
8 2 (0.68%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.68%) Bower
8 2 (0.68%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.68%) Gradle
8 2 (0.68%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.68%) Mocha
8 2 (0.68%) Mockito
8 2 (0.68%) webpack
9 1 (0.34%) ReSharper
General
1 82 (27.89%) Finance
2 34 (11.56%) Banking
3 21 (7.14%) Marketing
4 20 (6.80%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.42%) Front Office
6 10 (3.40%) Advertising
6 10 (3.40%) Legal
7 9 (3.06%) French Language
7 9 (3.06%) Retail
8 8 (2.72%) Telecoms
9 6 (2.04%) Financial Institution
9 6 (2.04%) Law
10 5 (1.70%) Publishing
11 3 (1.02%) Back Office
11 3 (1.02%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.68%) Billing
12 2 (0.68%) Games
12 2 (0.68%) German Language
12 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (14.29%) HTML
2 38 (12.93%) CSS
3 16 (5.44%) .NET
4 15 (5.10%) jQuery
5 13 (4.42%) HTML5
6 9 (3.06%) CSS3
7 8 (2.72%) XML
8 7 (2.38%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.04%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.04%) Django
9 6 (2.04%) Natural Language Processing
9 6 (2.04%) Node.js
10 5 (1.70%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.70%) RESTful
10 5 (1.70%) Spring
11 4 (1.36%) D3.js
11 4 (1.36%) LAMP
11 4 (1.36%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (1.36%) REST
11 4 (1.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 28 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.40%) Hedge funds
4 8 (2.72%) Fintech
4 8 (2.72%) Market Risk
4 8 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (2.38%) Credit Risk
5 7 (2.38%) Derivative
6 6 (2.04%) STB
7 5 (1.70%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.70%) NHS
7 5 (1.70%) User Experience
8 4 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.02%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.02%) Clustering
9 3 (1.02%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.02%) iPhone
9 3 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.18%) Windows
2 21 (7.14%) Linux
3 6 (2.04%) Unix
3 6 (2.04%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.70%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.36%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.02%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.02%) Solaris
7 2 (0.68%) Android
7 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.34%) AIX
8 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.34%) CentOS
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (14.29%) Project Management
3 21 (7.14%) Mathematics
4 20 (6.80%) PRINCE2
4 20 (6.80%) Web Development
5 19 (6.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (6.12%) ITIL
6 18 (6.12%) OO
6 18 (6.12%) Scrum
7 16 (5.44%) Migration
8 15 (5.10%) Analytics
8 15 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (4.76%) Machine Learning
9 14 (4.76%) TDD
10 12 (4.08%) Business Analysis
10 12 (4.08%) Change Management
10 12 (4.08%) DevOps
10 12 (4.08%) Front End Development
10 12 (4.08%) Waterfall
11 10 (3.40%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 50 (17.01%) SQL
2 39 (13.27%) Python
3 35 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 26 (8.84%) C#
5 18 (6.12%) Java
6 14 (4.76%) R
7 10 (3.40%) Scala
7 10 (3.40%) VBA
8 8 (2.72%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.70%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.70%) PHP
11 4 (1.36%) C
11 4 (1.36%) C++
11 4 (1.36%) Ruby
12 3 (1.02%) Bourne shell
12 3 (1.02%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.02%) Perl
12 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (22.11%) Degree
2 24 (8.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (3.40%) Numerate Degree
4 9 (3.06%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.72%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.04%) PhD
7 5 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.36%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.36%) PMP
8 4 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.02%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.02%) ISEB
9 3 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.02%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.68%) CCNA
10 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.68%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.34%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.80%) PMO
2 7 (2.38%) QA
3 5 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.36%) GDPR
5 3 (1.02%) SLA
6 2 (0.68%) GxP
6 2 (0.68%) MiFID
7 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.04%) Docker
3 3 (1.02%) vCloud
3 3 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) Postfix
4 1 (0.34%) Squid
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.72%) Ansible
2 5 (1.70%) Terraform
3 3 (1.02%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.02%) Puppet
4 2 (0.68%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.34%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.34%) Kibana
5 1 (0.34%) logstash
5 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.34%) Rancher
5 1 (0.34%) Salt
5 1 (0.34%) SCCM
5 1 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.76%) Oracle
3 12 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (3.06%) Adobe
5 7 (2.38%) Cisco
5 7 (2.38%) Citrix
5 7 (2.38%) Tableau
5 7 (2.38%) VMware
6 5 (1.70%) Apple
7 4 (1.36%) Alteryx
7 4 (1.36%) Apteco
7 4 (1.36%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.36%) Cloudera
7 4 (1.36%) Hortonworks
7 4 (1.36%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.02%) Ericsson
8 3 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.02%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.02%) Snow
8 3 (1.02%) Sun
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