Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 January 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 279 247 231
Rank change year-on-year -32 -16 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 93 108 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.56% 0.70% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.75% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 56 93
South East median daily rate £250 £214 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.96% -5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £131 £130 £107
90th Percentile £350 £344 £357
England median daily rate £265 £225 £230
% change year-on-year +17.78% -2.17% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 27
South East median hourly rate £13.25 £11.13 £12.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.10% -9.77% -5.15%
10th Percentile £8.81 £9.87 £8.75
90th Percentile £20.58 £60.13 £21.30
England median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year -4.92% +22.00% -3.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,593 14,402 17,215
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 93.71% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,367 8,521 10,170
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 736 889
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £49.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Junior in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Junior in the South East

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Junior in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior in the South East

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in the South East over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior in the South East

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in the South East

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in the South East over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Junior in the South East

Junior
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Thames Valley -37 40 £250 +11.11% 51
Hampshire +9 32 £300 +63.04% 21
Berkshire -6 25 £250 -7.41% 22
Surrey -23 11 £190 -16.48% 23
Buckinghamshire -52 8 £225 +122.22% 14
Oxfordshire -4 7 £130 - 15
West Sussex -3 5 £145 -55.38% 6
East Sussex -5 3 £350 +72.84% 5
Junior
England

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 South East region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 14 (15.05%) Windows
2 13 (13.98%) HTML
2 13 (13.98%) JavaScript
2 13 (13.98%) CSS
2 13 (13.98%) Project Management
2 13 (13.98%) Active Directory
3 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (10.75%) Microsoft
5 9 (9.68%) SAP
5 9 (9.68%) Finance
6 8 (8.60%) Migration
6 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
6 8 (8.60%) Front End Development
7 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
7 7 (7.53%) Telecoms
7 7 (7.53%) Maximo
7 7 (7.53%) SQL
8 6 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.45%) Retail
8 6 (6.45%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.38%) Process Improvement
9 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (5.38%) Data Analysis
9 5 (5.38%) Marketing
9 5 (5.38%) Degree
9 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
9 5 (5.38%) jQuery
9 5 (5.38%) Windows XP
9 5 (5.38%) DNS

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (4.30%) Photoshop
3 3 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.15%) InDesign
4 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Maximo
2 1 (1.08%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.08%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.38%) DNS
1 5 (5.38%) LAN
1 5 (5.38%) WAN
2 4 (4.30%) Internet
3 3 (3.23%) DAB
3 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.23%) Wireless
4 1 (1.08%) Broadband
4 1 (1.08%) Skype
4 1 (1.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) Big Data
3 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.23%) Bugzilla
2 3 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (1.08%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.08%) gulp
3 1 (1.08%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.08%) Selenium
3 1 (1.08%) Subversion
General
1 9 (9.68%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.45%) Retail
4 5 (5.38%) Marketing
5 3 (3.23%) Billing
6 2 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.08%) Back Office
7 1 (1.08%) Banking
7 1 (1.08%) Front Office
7 1 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.08%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.98%) CSS
1 13 (13.98%) HTML
2 5 (5.38%) jQuery
3 3 (3.23%) CSS3
4 2 (2.15%) .NET
4 2 (2.15%) Angular 2
4 2 (2.15%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.15%) Django
4 2 (2.15%) NumPy
5 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.08%) HTML5
5 1 (1.08%) JSON
5 1 (1.08%) Middleware
5 1 (1.08%) REST
5 1 (1.08%) WCF
5 1 (1.08%) Web Services
5 1 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.30%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.30%) Social Media
3 2 (2.15%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.15%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.15%) FMCG
3 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.15%) Raspberry Pi
3 2 (2.15%) User Experience
3 2 (2.15%) Video Editing
3 2 (2.15%) Wiki
4 1 (1.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.05%) Windows
2 6 (6.45%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.38%) Windows 10
3 5 (5.38%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.23%) Linux
4 3 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.98%) Project Management
2 11 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (8.60%) Front End Development
3 8 (8.60%) Migration
4 6 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (5.38%) Content Development
5 5 (5.38%) Data Analysis
5 5 (5.38%) Process Improvement
6 4 (4.30%) CRM
7 3 (3.23%) Analytics
7 3 (3.23%) Business Analysis
7 3 (3.23%) Change Management
7 3 (3.23%) Data Mapping
7 3 (3.23%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (3.23%) Web Development
8 2 (2.15%) SAP Implementation
8 2 (2.15%) Supplier Management
8 2 (2.15%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.98%) JavaScript
2 7 (7.53%) SQL
3 3 (3.23%) Python
4 2 (2.15%) C#
4 2 (2.15%) VB
5 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.08%) Java
5 1 (1.08%) PHP
5 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.38%) Degree
4 1 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) PMO
2 3 (3.23%) SLA
3 2 (2.15%) QA
4 1 (1.08%) GDPR
4 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (13.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) AirWatch
1 1 (1.08%) Ansible
1 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.68%) SAP
3 4 (4.30%) Oracle
4 3 (3.23%) Adobe
5 2 (2.15%) Citrix
5 2 (2.15%) Facebook
5 2 (2.15%) Twitter
5 2 (2.15%) Veeam
5 2 (2.15%) VMware
6 1 (1.08%) Apple
6 1 (1.08%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.08%) Dell
6 1 (1.08%) Dell KACE
6 1 (1.08%) Google
6 1 (1.08%) Huawei
6 1 (1.08%) Remedy
6 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com