The median contractor rate for a Junior was £213 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 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 / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 131 130
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 12 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.44% 0.40% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.42% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 12
Median daily rate £213 £230 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.60% +22.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £150 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £304 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £220 £200
% change year-on-year -4.54% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.54 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.10% +3.44%  

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2603 2852 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.80% 95.32% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1843 1914
Median daily rate £375 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 141 198
Median hourly rate £39.50 £26.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.47% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.45 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Junior in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Junior in the South West

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior in the South West

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in the South West

Junior
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Devon -2 5 £218 -
Wiltshire +8 4 £211 +87.77% 3
Bristol -5 2 £290 +0.86% 13
Dorset +9 1 - - 5
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 10 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) PMO
3 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
4 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 6 (23.08%) Change Control
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
5 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
6 4 (15.38%) Migration
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 4 (15.38%) Banking
6 4 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Regulatory Compliance
7 3 (11.54%) MongoDB
7 3 (11.54%) JAX-RS
7 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
7 3 (11.54%) REST
7 3 (11.54%) Java
7 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
8 2 (7.69%) Firewall
8 2 (7.69%) JAXB
8 2 (7.69%) Project Management
8 2 (7.69%) XML Schema
8 2 (7.69%) Cisco
8 2 (7.69%) XML
8 2 (7.69%) XSD
8 2 (7.69%) ITIL

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Documentum
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) BIG-IP
2 1 (3.85%) Broadband
2 1 (3.85%) ISDN
2 1 (3.85%) Junos
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) Network Security
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) VoIP
2 1 (3.85%) VPN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Maven
1 1 (3.85%) TestRail
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 4 (15.38%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
1 3 (11.54%) JAX-RS
1 3 (11.54%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) Dropwizard
2 2 (7.69%) JAXB
2 2 (7.69%) JSON
2 2 (7.69%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) XML Schema
2 2 (7.69%) XSD
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) iOS SDK
3 1 (3.85%) JPA
3 1 (3.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) Change Control
3 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
4 4 (15.38%) Migration
4 4 (15.38%) Regulatory Compliance
4 4 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) UML
6 1 (3.85%) Document Management
6 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Network Design
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.85%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) EMCIE
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.85%) JNCIA
4 1 (3.85%) JNCIE
4 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
4 1 (3.85%) JNCIS
4 1 (3.85%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) PMO
2 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (3.85%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (3.85%) BMC
2 1 (3.85%) CA
2 1 (3.85%) EMC
2 1 (3.85%) F5
2 1 (3.85%) Juniper
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds