Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £260 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 14 December 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 West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 184 162
Rank change year-on-year +6 -22 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 56 20 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.86% 0.36% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.38% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 15 24
South West median daily rate £260 £275 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +30.95% -11.76%
10th Percentile £175 £113 £112
90th Percentile £361 £338 £338
England median daily rate £250 £250 £225
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +36.36% +144.44%
England median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.08% -1.67% +15.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 6,193 5,302 5,346
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.07% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,960 3,339 3,483
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £253 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 255 362
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +4.76% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £46.45
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in the South West

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in the South West over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 14 December 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
Bristol -2 23 £320 +142.42% 25
Wiltshire -18 10 £240 +11.63% 9
Gloucestershire -12 8 - - 13
Cornwall -3 4 £200 - 1
Devon - 4 £300 - 5
Somerset -4 2 £219 - 13
Dorset - 2 £325 - 9
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, Junior contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 28 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (35.71%) PRINCE2
3 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
4 16 (28.57%) Project Management
5 14 (25.00%) Finance
6 11 (19.64%) DV Cleared
7 10 (17.86%) Project Governance
8 8 (14.29%) C
9 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (10.71%) SQL
10 6 (10.71%) C#
11 5 (8.93%) CSS
11 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
11 5 (8.93%) Web Development
11 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (8.93%) PMO
12 4 (7.14%) HTML5
12 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (7.14%) Windows 10
12 4 (7.14%) Migration
12 4 (7.14%) Windows
12 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
12 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (7.14%) HTML
12 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
12 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
13 3 (5.36%) .NET
13 3 (5.36%) Oracle

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 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.36%) CMS
3 2 (3.57%) Drupal
4 1 (1.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.57%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) Qlik Sense
2 2 (3.57%) QlikView
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.79%) Big Data
3 1 (1.79%) MS Access
3 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.79%) Power BI
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Selenium
1 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Electronics
3 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Military
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) CSS
2 4 (7.14%) HTML
2 4 (7.14%) HTML5
3 3 (5.36%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) CSS3
3 3 (5.36%) jQuery
3 3 (5.36%) Node.js
4 2 (3.57%) Ajax
4 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.57%) Laravel
5 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.79%) Express
5 1 (1.79%) JPA
5 1 (1.79%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.79%) Twig
5 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.79%) Renewable Energy
2 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Windows
1 4 (7.14%) Windows 10
2 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.71%) PRINCE2
2 16 (28.57%) Project Management
3 10 (17.86%) Project Governance
4 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.93%) Web Development
6 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.14%) Migration
6 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (5.36%) Change Control
7 3 (5.36%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.36%) Data Validation
7 3 (5.36%) ITIL
7 3 (5.36%) MVC
7 3 (5.36%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.36%) Validation
8 2 (3.57%) Application Packaging
8 2 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (3.57%) Scrum
8 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) C
2 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.71%) C#
3 6 (10.71%) SQL
4 3 (5.36%) Java
4 3 (5.36%) PHP
5 1 (1.79%) C++
5 1 (1.79%) Python
5 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
3 11 (19.64%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) APMP
4 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) PMO
2 2 (3.57%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.57%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) RMADS
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.79%) VMware