Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £198 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 July 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 256 268 250
Rank change year-on-year +12 -18 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 105 125 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.65% 0.67% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.71% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 96 70
South East median daily rate £198 £178 £214
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.27% -16.96% -5.00%
10th Percentile £109 £85 £96
90th Percentile £326 £356 £346
England median daily rate £225 £225 £215
% change year-on-year - +4.65% -4.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 26
South East median hourly rate £14.25 £11.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.91% -26.98% +51.81%
10th Percentile £10.00 £8.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £17.55 £23.25 £35.00
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +7.14% -11.11% +14.88%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 15287 17719 18616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.43% 95.01% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8826 10710 10455
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £242 £231 £225
90th Percentile £550 £545 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 765 898
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +15.11% +2.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

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 21 July 2017.

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
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 21 July 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
Berkshire +30 42 £183 +21.67% 13
Hampshire +6 21 £185 -27.45% 16
Surrey +3 15 £180 -31.43% 15
Buckinghamshire -12 13 £218 +12.26% 7
East Sussex +11 6 £251 -25.13% 1
Oxfordshire -14 4 £258 +157.50% 10
Middlesex +7 3 £208 -
Kent +5 1 - - 1
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 South East region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 20 (19.05%) Finance
2 19 (18.10%) Telecoms
2 19 (18.10%) Microsoft
3 16 (15.24%) Back Office
4 14 (13.33%) Project Management
5 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Excel
6 12 (11.43%) Windows
6 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (9.52%) ITIL
8 8 (7.62%) Active Directory
8 8 (7.62%) CSS
8 8 (7.62%) HTML
8 8 (7.62%) SQL
8 8 (7.62%) Degree
8 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (6.67%) Marketing
9 7 (6.67%) Huawei
9 7 (6.67%) Statistics
9 7 (6.67%) .NET
9 7 (6.67%) JavaScript
9 7 (6.67%) C#
9 7 (6.67%) Remedy
10 6 (5.71%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
10 6 (5.71%) Banking
10 6 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.71%) Validation
11 5 (4.76%) Capacity Management
11 5 (4.76%) Functional Testing
11 5 (4.76%) Fault Management

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 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.90%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.95%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.81%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.95%) Primavera
1 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.95%) GitHub
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) VoIP
2 2 (1.90%) 2G
2 2 (1.90%) 3G
2 2 (1.90%) 4G
3 1 (0.95%) DWDM
3 1 (0.95%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.95%) Firewall
3 1 (0.95%) GSM
3 1 (0.95%) Internet
3 1 (0.95%) LTE
3 1 (0.95%) Network Security
3 1 (0.95%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.95%) MS Access
2 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.95%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (3.81%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.90%) Selenium
2 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.95%) JIRA
3 1 (0.95%) JMeter
3 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (19.05%) Finance
2 19 (18.10%) Telecoms
3 16 (15.24%) Back Office
4 7 (6.67%) Marketing
5 6 (5.71%) Banking
6 5 (4.76%) Front Office
6 5 (4.76%) Retail
7 2 (1.90%) Advertising
7 2 (1.90%) Electronics
8 1 (0.95%) French Language
8 1 (0.95%) German Language
8 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.95%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.62%) CSS
1 8 (7.62%) HTML
2 7 (6.67%) .NET
3 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.81%) jQuery
4 3 (2.86%) HTML5
4 3 (2.86%) Web Services
5 2 (1.90%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.90%) React
5 2 (1.90%) RESTful
6 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.95%) Dojo
6 1 (0.95%) EDI
6 1 (0.95%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.95%) REST
6 1 (0.95%) SOAP
6 1 (0.95%) Spring
6 1 (0.95%) WinForms
6 1 (0.95%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.81%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.90%) e-Learning
3 2 (1.90%) FMCG
3 2 (1.90%) Graphic Design
3 2 (1.90%) NHS
3 2 (1.90%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.95%) Fintech
4 1 (0.95%) Life Science
4 1 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.95%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.43%) Windows
2 4 (3.81%) Linux
3 3 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.90%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.95%) Unix
5 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.33%) Project Management
2 10 (9.52%) ITIL
3 7 (6.67%) Statistics
4 6 (5.71%) E-Commerce
4 6 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (5.71%) Validation
5 5 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 5 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 5 (4.76%) Fault Management
5 5 (4.76%) Functional Testing
5 5 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 5 (4.76%) Time Management
6 4 (3.81%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (2.86%) ERP
7 3 (2.86%) Migration
7 3 (2.86%) PRINCE
7 3 (2.86%) Process Improvement
7 3 (2.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (1.90%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.62%) SQL
2 7 (6.67%) C#
2 7 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.81%) Python
4 3 (2.86%) Java
5 2 (1.90%) Perl
6 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.95%) PHP
6 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (7.62%) Degree
2 4 (3.81%) PMI Certification
2 4 (3.81%) PMP
2 4 (3.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.90%) ACCA
4 2 (1.90%) CIMA
5 1 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.95%) ISEB
5 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) PMO
1 5 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) AirWatch
1 3 (2.86%) Ansible
2 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.95%) Puppet
2 1 (0.95%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.67%) Huawei
2 7 (6.67%) Remedy
3 3 (2.86%) Adobe
3 3 (2.86%) SAP
4 2 (1.90%) Lotus
4 2 (1.90%) McAfee
4 2 (1.90%) MobileIron
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle
4 2 (1.90%) SOTI
4 2 (1.90%) Symantec
5 1 (0.95%) BMC
5 1 (0.95%) CODA
5 1 (0.95%) Cramer
5 1 (0.95%) Dell
5 1 (0.95%) Dell KACE
5 1 (0.95%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.95%) Veeam
5 1 (0.95%) VMware
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