Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 183 188
Rank change year-on-year +20 +5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 38 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.72% 0.47% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.49% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 26
South West median daily rate £275 £213 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +30.77% -18.75%
10th Percentile £212 £179 £85
90th Percentile £329 £298 £294
England median daily rate £250 £225 £225
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
South West median hourly rate £11.00 - £11.25
10th Percentile £9.30 - £9.58
90th Percentile £152.30 - £21.45
England median hourly rate £12.75 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +15.38% -18.11%

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 5,061 5,272 5,800
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 95.61% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,033 3,301 3,737
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £220 £230
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 277 325
South West median hourly rate £34.25 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.04% +10.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.72 £11.35
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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
Gloucestershire +12 10 £275 - 9
Bristol +1 9 £259 -2.17% 20
Devon +10 5 £313 +44.02% 4
Somerset +9 4 £225 - 4
Wiltshire -1 4 £220 +3.53% 3
Cornwall - 3 £221 - 2
Dorset -4 1 £238 +18.75% 11
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 12 (31.58%) Project Management
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 11 (28.95%) Windows
2 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
3 9 (23.68%) C#
3 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 9 (23.68%) Migration
3 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (21.05%) .NET
4 8 (21.05%) C++
4 8 (21.05%) SDLC
5 7 (18.42%) HTML
5 7 (18.42%) Java
5 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
5 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET
5 7 (18.42%) Degree
5 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
5 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
5 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
5 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
5 7 (18.42%) Node.js
6 6 (15.79%) WPF
6 6 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 6 (15.79%) WinForms
6 6 (15.79%) CSS
6 6 (15.79%) MFC
6 6 (15.79%) VC++
6 6 (15.79%) Python
6 6 (15.79%) Eclipse
6 6 (15.79%) Microsoft

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 3 (7.89%) CMS
1 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) Drupal
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (2.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
1 1 (2.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
2 4 (10.53%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.63%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
2 6 (15.79%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA Agile
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Legal
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Games
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) .NET
2 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET
2 7 (18.42%) HTML
2 7 (18.42%) Node.js
3 6 (15.79%) CSS
3 6 (15.79%) MFC
3 6 (15.79%) WinForms
3 6 (15.79%) WPF
4 4 (10.53%) jQuery
5 3 (7.89%) HTML5
6 2 (5.26%) CSS3
6 2 (5.26%) Laravel
7 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.63%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (2.63%) Express
7 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.63%) JPA
7 1 (2.63%) React
7 1 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.63%) Renewable Energy
3 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
2 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Project Management
2 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) Migration
3 8 (21.05%) SDLC
4 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
5 6 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.53%) Business Development
7 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.89%) MVC
9 2 (5.26%) Content Management
9 2 (5.26%) Data Validation
9 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (5.26%) Front End Development
9 2 (5.26%) ITIL
9 2 (5.26%) OO
9 2 (5.26%) Project Governance
9 2 (5.26%) Validation
9 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
2 9 (23.68%) C#
2 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 8 (21.05%) C++
4 7 (18.42%) Java
5 6 (15.79%) Python
5 6 (15.79%) VC++
6 3 (7.89%) PHP
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
1 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) PMO
2 2 (5.26%) GDPR
3 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft