The median contractor rate for a Junior Developer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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 Developer
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 568 574
Rank change year-on-year +13 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Developer 60 77 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 36
Median daily rate £200 £175 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £113 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £275 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £155 £200
% change year-on-year +4.83% -22.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.29 £11.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +93.50% -50.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Junior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior Developer in the UK

Junior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior Developer in the UK

Junior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Developer over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior Developer in the UK

Junior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior Developer in the UK

Junior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Developer over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Junior Developer in the UK

Junior Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +34 56 £198 +12.85% 227
London +12 33 £290 +38.09% 67
South East +16 7 £175 +55.55% 41
Yorkshire +27 6 £125 -21.87% 16
South Yorkshire - 5 £125 - 4
South West +12 4 £218 +24.28% 17
City of London +2 4 £175 -16.66% 14
Devon -1 4 £218 -
East of England -5 3 - - 20
Bedfordshire - 3 - - 1
Doncaster - 3 £125 -
Luton - 3 - -
West Midlands +23 2 £100 -42.85% 15
Berkshire +18 2 £176 - 7
Exeter -2 2 £210 -
Belfast - 2 £350 -
County Antrim - 2 £350 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £350 -
Scotland +28 1 £215 +25.54% 4
North West +24 1 £70 - 30
West Yorkshire +18 1 £200 +25.00% 10
Reading +17 1 £138 - 1
Edinburgh +12 1 £215 +68.62% 1
Leeds +12 1 £200 +25.00% 6
Hampshire +10 1 £175 -26.31% 8
Surrey +5 1 - - 13
Wales -3 1 £138 -8.33% 1
Oxfordshire -11 1 £205 +82.22% 5
Milton Keynes -13 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -14 1 - - 1

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Junior Developer 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 featuring Junior Developer in the job title.

1 66 (50.77%) HTML
2 63 (48.46%) CSS
3 53 (40.77%) JavaScript
4 41 (31.54%) Degree
5 37 (28.46%) Computer Science
6 35 (26.92%) C#
7 34 (26.15%) SQL Server
8 30 (23.08%) Java
8 30 (23.08%) .NET
9 28 (21.54%) SQL
9 28 (21.54%) Finance
9 28 (21.54%) jQuery
10 26 (20.00%) Web Development
10 26 (20.00%) HTML5
11 23 (17.69%) CSS3
12 22 (16.92%) Computer Science Degree
13 21 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (15.38%) Microsoft
14 20 (15.38%) Front End Development
15 19 (14.62%) ASP.NET
15 19 (14.62%) Banking
16 18 (13.85%) Linux
17 16 (12.31%) Spring
17 16 (12.31%) Git (software)
18 15 (11.54%) OO
19 14 (10.77%) TDD
20 12 (9.23%) Investment Banking
20 12 (9.23%) Python
20 12 (9.23%) Scrum
21 11 (8.46%) MySQL

Junior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.38%) Apache
1 7 (5.38%) CMS
2 4 (3.08%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.08%) WordPress
3 3 (2.31%) nginx
3 3 (2.31%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.54%) Drupal
4 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.77%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.77%) Confluence
5 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.77%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.77%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (6.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (6.92%) Photoshop
2 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.54%) InDesign
5 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (2.31%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.77%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) GitHub
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.77%) Heroku
3 1 (0.77%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.31%) HTTP
2 2 (1.54%) Internet
2 2 (1.54%) Intranet
3 1 (0.77%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (26.15%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.46%) MySQL
3 5 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.31%) Big Data
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.54%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.77%) MS Access
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 16 (12.31%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.15%) JIRA
3 7 (5.38%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.08%) Maven
5 4 (3.08%) Subversion
6 3 (2.31%) JUnit
7 2 (1.54%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.54%) Bower
7 2 (1.54%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (1.54%) webpack
8 1 (0.77%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.77%) Gradle
8 1 (0.77%) gulp
8 1 (0.77%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.77%) Mocha
8 1 (0.77%) Mockito
8 1 (0.77%) NuGet
8 1 (0.77%) SpecFlow
General
1 28 (21.54%) Finance
2 19 (14.62%) Banking
3 12 (9.23%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.38%) Front Office
5 5 (3.85%) Marketing
6 4 (3.08%) Advertising
6 4 (3.08%) Games
7 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.54%) Automotive
8 2 (1.54%) Billing
8 2 (1.54%) French Language
8 2 (1.54%) Retail
9 1 (0.77%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.77%) Electronics
9 1 (0.77%) Law
9 1 (0.77%) Publishing
9 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (50.77%) HTML
2 63 (48.46%) CSS
3 30 (23.08%) .NET
4 28 (21.54%) jQuery
5 26 (20.00%) HTML5
6 23 (17.69%) CSS3
7 19 (14.62%) ASP.NET
8 16 (12.31%) Spring
9 10 (7.69%) AngularJS
10 6 (4.62%) .NET Framework
10 6 (4.62%) Classic ASP
10 6 (4.62%) Django
10 6 (4.62%) React
11 5 (3.85%) Ajax
11 5 (3.85%) JSON
11 5 (3.85%) Node.js
11 5 (3.85%) RESTful
11 5 (3.85%) Sass
11 5 (3.85%) WPF
11 5 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (28.46%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.38%) Fintech
2 7 (5.38%) Hedge funds
2 7 (5.38%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.62%) Credit Risk
3 6 (4.62%) Derivative
3 6 (4.62%) Market Risk
4 5 (3.85%) User Experience
5 3 (2.31%) NHS
5 3 (2.31%) Social Media
5 3 (2.31%) STB
6 2 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.54%) Robotics
7 1 (0.77%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.77%) FMCG
7 1 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.77%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.85%) Linux
2 3 (2.31%) Windows
3 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.00%) Web Development
2 21 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (15.38%) Front End Development
4 15 (11.54%) OO
5 14 (10.77%) TDD
6 12 (9.23%) Scrum
7 10 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 9 (6.92%) E-Commerce
8 9 (6.92%) Mathematics
8 9 (6.92%) MVC
9 7 (5.38%) OOP
9 7 (5.38%) RAD
9 7 (5.38%) Test Automation
10 5 (3.85%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (3.85%) Robotic Process Automation
11 4 (3.08%) Analytics
11 4 (3.08%) CRM
11 4 (3.08%) DevOps
11 4 (3.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (40.77%) JavaScript
2 35 (26.92%) C#
3 30 (23.08%) Java
4 28 (21.54%) SQL
5 12 (9.23%) Python
6 10 (7.69%) VBA
7 8 (6.15%) PHP
8 7 (5.38%) VB.NET
9 6 (4.62%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.62%) VB
10 3 (2.31%) C++
10 3 (2.31%) Ruby
11 2 (1.54%) ES6
11 2 (1.54%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.54%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.77%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.77%) Go
12 1 (0.77%) R
12 1 (0.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (31.54%) Degree
2 22 (16.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (6.15%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (2.31%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.54%) GxP
1 2 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) Puppet
2 1 (0.77%) Ansible
2 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.85%) Adobe
3 3 (2.31%) Oracle
4 2 (1.54%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.54%) Blue Prism
4 2 (1.54%) SAP
5 1 (0.77%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.77%) DevExpress
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