The median contractor rate for a Junior was £215 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Junior
England / South West
Rank 123 126 127
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 14 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.54% 0.48% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.50% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 14
Median daily rate £215 £213 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% -21.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £99 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £269 £329
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £200 £228
% change year-on-year +12.50% -12.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £17.75 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +77.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £11.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +35.55% -28.57%  

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 2453 2798 2981
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.30% 96.45% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1806 1862
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 186 144
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior in the South West

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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
Wiltshire +5 6 £243 +67.24% 2
Gloucestershire +8 5 - - 6
Bristol 0 1 £240 +19.75% 12
Dorset - 1 £200 -
Junior
England

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 12 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (32.35%) Finance
3 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 8 (23.53%) PMO
4 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (17.65%) Project Management
5 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
5 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
6 5 (14.71%) Banking
6 5 (14.71%) Change Control
7 4 (11.76%) Defect Management
7 4 (11.76%) Regulatory Compliance
7 4 (11.76%) Migration
7 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
8 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
8 3 (8.82%) Puppet
8 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
8 3 (8.82%) Linux
8 3 (8.82%) Project Governance
9 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
9 2 (5.88%) Driving Licence
9 2 (5.88%) UML
9 2 (5.88%) Windows
9 2 (5.88%) Cisco
9 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
9 2 (5.88%) ISEB
9 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (5.88%) Red Hat

Junior Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) BIG-IP
2 1 (2.94%) Broadband
2 1 (2.94%) ISDN
2 1 (2.94%) Junos
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) Network Security
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) VoIP
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 5 (14.71%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) CSS
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) iOS SDK
1 1 (2.94%) jQuery
1 1 (2.94%) Node.js
1 1 (2.94%) React
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.94%) Equities
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
2 1 (2.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.65%) Project Management
4 5 (14.71%) Change Control
5 4 (11.76%) Defect Management
5 4 (11.76%) Migration
5 4 (11.76%) Regulatory Compliance
5 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.82%) Project Governance
7 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.88%) UML
8 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.94%) Biology
8 1 (2.94%) Chemistry
8 1 (2.94%) Manual Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Network Design
8 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
2 1 (2.94%) PHP
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) ISEB
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.94%) APMP
4 1 (2.94%) CCNA
4 1 (2.94%) EMCIE
4 1 (2.94%) JNCIA
4 1 (2.94%) JNCIE
4 1 (2.94%) JNCIP
4 1 (2.94%) JNCIS
4 1 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (2.94%) PMP
4 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) PMO
2 1 (2.94%) GxP
2 1 (2.94%) MiFID
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.94%) Netcool
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Cisco
1 2 (5.88%) Dell
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle
1 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.94%) BMC
2 1 (2.94%) CA
2 1 (2.94%) EMC
2 1 (2.94%) F5
2 1 (2.94%) Juniper
2 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
2 1 (2.94%) VMware