The median contractor rate for a Junior Developer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Junior Developer
UK
Rank 519 564 566
Rank change year-on-year +45 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Developer 74 80 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 50 29
Median daily rate £200 £200 £200
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £95 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £150 £195
% change year-on-year +33.33% -23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Median hourly rate £137.50 £15.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +787.09% -1.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £11.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £163.50 £15.90 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - -30.15%  

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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 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
England +14 60 £200 - 223
London +32 43 £218 -8.42% 57
Scotland +33 12 £206 +28.90% 7
Edinburgh - 12 £206 - 4
South East +18 6 £150 - 54
Yorkshire +10 4 £125 -43.18% 14
East of England 0 4 £200 -13.51% 13
City of London -1 4 £275 +10.00% 8
South Yorkshire - 3 £125 - 1
Doncaster - 3 £125 -
North West +24 2 - - 25
Manchester +13 2 - - 15
Cambridgeshire +9 2 £200 +128.57% 3
Surrey - 2 £150 - 5
West End of London - 2 £98 - 3
Berkshire +20 1 - - 6
West Yorkshire +8 1 - - 12
Cambridge +6 1 £175 +100.00% 1
Hertfordshire +4 1 £225 -40.00% 4
South West +1 1 £200 +66.66% 18
Watford -1 1 £225 -40.00%
Norfolk - 1 £100 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Guildford - 1 £150 -
Basingstoke - 1 - - 4
Bournemouth - 1 £200 -
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
Brighton - 1 - - 3
Bromley - 1 £163 -
Dorset - 1 £200 -

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 60 (42.55%) HTML
2 52 (36.88%) CSS
3 43 (30.50%) JavaScript
4 41 (29.08%) Java
5 36 (25.53%) SQL
6 33 (23.40%) C#
7 28 (19.86%) Degree
7 28 (19.86%) .NET
7 28 (19.86%) SQL Server
8 27 (19.15%) Finance
8 27 (19.15%) Web Development
8 27 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (19.15%) Front End Development
9 22 (15.60%) Computer Science
10 20 (14.18%) Banking
10 20 (14.18%) ASP.NET
10 20 (14.18%) HTML5
11 18 (12.77%) Linux
11 18 (12.77%) Microsoft
12 16 (11.35%) OO
12 16 (11.35%) jQuery
13 15 (10.64%) Scrum
14 14 (9.93%) Python
14 14 (9.93%) Spring
14 14 (9.93%) Git (software)
15 13 (9.22%) AngularJS
15 13 (9.22%) TDD
15 13 (9.22%) MySQL
16 12 (8.51%) Management Information System
16 12 (8.51%) Software Engineering

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (4.26%) CMS
2 5 (3.55%) Drupal
2 5 (3.55%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.84%) IIS
3 4 (2.84%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.13%) WordPress
5 2 (1.42%) Confluence
5 2 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.42%) JBoss
6 1 (0.71%) Apache
6 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.71%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.71%) Jetty
6 1 (0.71%) Liferay
Applications
1 8 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.96%) Photoshop
3 4 (2.84%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.42%) InDesign
5 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.71%) PaintShop Pro
5 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.71%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.71%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.26%) GitHub
2 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.42%) SaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Heroku
5 1 (0.71%) PaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.42%) HTTP
1 2 (1.42%) Internet
1 2 (1.42%) Intranet
2 1 (0.71%) LDAP
2 1 (0.71%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.22%) MySQL
3 8 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (5.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.13%) Big Data
6 3 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.13%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.13%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.13%) Redis
7 2 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.42%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.71%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.71%) QualityStage
8 1 (0.71%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 14 (9.93%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.26%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.26%) JIRA
2 6 (4.26%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.84%) Maven
4 3 (2.13%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.13%) Subversion
5 2 (1.42%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.42%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.71%) Bower
6 1 (0.71%) Gradle
6 1 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.71%) NCrunch
6 1 (0.71%) NuGet
6 1 (0.71%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.71%) Selenium
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.71%) WebStorm
General
1 27 (19.15%) Finance
2 20 (14.18%) Banking
3 11 (7.80%) Games
4 7 (4.96%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.26%) Advertising
5 6 (4.26%) Retail
6 5 (3.55%) Military
7 4 (2.84%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.13%) Marketing
9 2 (1.42%) Back Office
9 2 (1.42%) French Language
9 2 (1.42%) Legal
9 2 (1.42%) Publishing
10 1 (0.71%) Automotive
10 1 (0.71%) Billing
10 1 (0.71%) Front Office
10 1 (0.71%) Law
10 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (42.55%) HTML
2 52 (36.88%) CSS
3 28 (19.86%) .NET
4 20 (14.18%) ASP.NET
4 20 (14.18%) HTML5
5 16 (11.35%) jQuery
6 14 (9.93%) Spring
7 13 (9.22%) AngularJS
8 12 (8.51%) CSS3
9 8 (5.67%) Django
10 5 (3.55%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.55%) Node.js
10 5 (3.55%) React
10 5 (3.55%) Sass
10 5 (3.55%) XML
11 4 (2.84%) Laravel
11 4 (2.84%) Web Services
12 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (2.13%) RESTful
12 3 (2.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.60%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.51%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.26%) Fintech
3 6 (4.26%) User Experience
4 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.13%) Spread Betting
6 2 (1.42%) FMCG
6 2 (1.42%) Robotics
6 2 (1.42%) STB
7 1 (0.71%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.71%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.71%) SCORM
7 1 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.77%) Linux
2 6 (4.26%) Apple iOS
2 6 (4.26%) Windows
3 5 (3.55%) Unix
4 2 (1.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (19.15%) Front End Development
1 27 (19.15%) Web Development
2 16 (11.35%) OO
3 15 (10.64%) Scrum
4 13 (9.22%) TDD
5 12 (8.51%) Software Engineering
6 8 (5.67%) MVC
7 7 (4.96%) Analytics
8 6 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (4.26%) Case Management
8 6 (4.26%) Document Management
8 6 (4.26%) E-Commerce
8 6 (4.26%) OOP
9 4 (2.84%) BDD
9 4 (2.84%) DevOps
9 4 (2.84%) iOS Development
9 4 (2.84%) Mathematics
9 4 (2.84%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (2.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 43 (30.50%) JavaScript
2 41 (29.08%) Java
3 36 (25.53%) SQL
4 33 (23.40%) C#
5 14 (9.93%) Python
6 11 (7.80%) PHP
7 9 (6.38%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.55%) Scala
9 3 (2.13%) C++
9 3 (2.13%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.13%) VBA
10 2 (1.42%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.42%) C
10 2 (1.42%) ES6
10 2 (1.42%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.42%) Ruby
10 2 (1.42%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.42%) VB
11 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (19.86%) Degree
2 5 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.13%) Postgraduate
3 3 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.42%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (1.42%) Puppet
2 1 (0.71%) Ansible
2 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.55%) Xerox
3 4 (2.84%) Adobe
4 3 (2.13%) Oracle
4 3 (2.13%) SAP
4 3 (2.13%) Sybase
5 2 (1.42%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.71%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.71%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.71%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.71%) hybris
6 1 (0.71%) IBM
6 1 (0.71%) Sun
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