Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Junior Developer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 748 742 733
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Developer 129 139 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 100 88
UK median daily rate £225 £215 £216
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -0.35% -4.11%
10th Percentile £125 £125 £109
90th Percentile £399 £414 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £214 £190 £206
% change year-on-year +12.35% -7.76% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 19
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +45.45% -16.98%
10th Percentile £13.00 £9.50 £8.00
90th Percentile £23.35 £23.75 £21.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.04 £16.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year -6.03% +52.38% -2.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Junior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Junior Developer in the UK

Junior Developer
Top 14 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
England +7 120 £239 +12.35% 203
London -20 68 £283 +25.56% 60
UK excluding London +9 59 £214 +12.35% 146
South East +5 26 £233 +78.85% 36
North of England +53 10 £200 -21.57% 38
East of England -3 8 £360 +105.71% 20
North West +26 6 £200 -1.23% 27
Scotland -6 6 £215 -12.24% 2
Midlands +12 5 £125 -26.47% 36
Yorkshire +23 4 £280 +86.67% 9
West Midlands +17 4 £125 -53.27% 21
South West -13 4 £225 +12.50% 13
Wales +11 1 £138 -48.11% 1
East Midlands -3 1 - - 14

Junior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 53 (41.09%) JavaScript
2 48 (37.21%) HTML
3 45 (34.88%) CSS
4 37 (28.68%) Java
5 32 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (24.03%) Finance
7 30 (23.26%) SQL
8 28 (21.71%) C#
9 24 (18.60%) .NET
10 22 (17.05%) Spring
10 22 (17.05%) Web Development
11 21 (16.28%) Degree
11 21 (16.28%) Banking
12 20 (15.50%) SQL Server
13 19 (14.73%) jQuery
13 19 (14.73%) Front End Development
14 17 (13.18%) Computer Science
15 16 (12.40%) JSON
15 16 (12.40%) HTML5
16 15 (11.63%) Linux
16 15 (11.63%) AngularJS
17 14 (10.85%) MVC
17 14 (10.85%) CSS3
18 13 (10.08%) TDD
19 12 (9.30%) Web Services
20 11 (8.53%) Retail
21 10 (7.75%) ASP.NET
21 10 (7.75%) Unix
21 10 (7.75%) OO
21 10 (7.75%) Python

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 4 (3.10%) CMS
2 3 (2.33%) Apache
3 2 (1.55%) JBoss
3 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.55%) WordPress
4 1 (0.78%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.78%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.78%) Confluence
4 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.78%) IIS
4 1 (0.78%) nginx
4 1 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.10%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.78%) InDesign
4 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Maximo
2 2 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.78%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.78%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.55%) GitHub
1 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.78%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.33%) HTTP
1 3 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.55%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) FTP
3 1 (0.78%) Intranet
3 1 (0.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.88%) MySQL
2 5 (3.88%) RDBMS
2 5 (3.88%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.55%) Big Data
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.78%) DB2
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.78%) MS Access
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.78%) QlikView
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.75%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.43%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.65%) JUnit
4 5 (3.88%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.10%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.10%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.10%) JIRA
5 4 (3.10%) Maven
5 4 (3.10%) Protractor
6 3 (2.33%) Mockito
7 2 (1.55%) GitLab
7 2 (1.55%) Selenium
7 2 (1.55%) Subversion
8 1 (0.78%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.78%) gulp
8 1 (0.78%) jMock
8 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (24.03%) Finance
2 21 (16.28%) Banking
3 11 (8.53%) Retail
4 9 (6.98%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.88%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.10%) Front Office
7 3 (2.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.78%) Advertising
8 1 (0.78%) Automotive
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
8 1 (0.78%) Electronics
8 1 (0.78%) German Language
8 1 (0.78%) Law
8 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (37.21%) HTML
2 45 (34.88%) CSS
3 24 (18.60%) .NET
4 22 (17.05%) Spring
5 19 (14.73%) jQuery
6 16 (12.40%) HTML5
6 16 (12.40%) JSON
7 15 (11.63%) AngularJS
8 14 (10.85%) CSS3
9 12 (9.30%) Web Services
10 10 (7.75%) ASP.NET
11 8 (6.20%) XML
12 7 (5.43%) J2EE
13 6 (4.65%) Hibernate
13 6 (4.65%) REST
13 6 (4.65%) RESTful
13 6 (4.65%) Spring MVC
14 5 (3.88%) Ajax
14 5 (3.88%) Django
15 4 (3.10%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.18%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.43%) User Experience
3 5 (3.88%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.10%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.33%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.33%) Derivative
5 3 (2.33%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.33%) Market Risk
5 3 (2.33%) Social Media
6 2 (1.55%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.78%) Equities
7 1 (0.78%) Fintech
7 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
7 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.63%) Linux
2 10 (7.75%) Unix
3 7 (5.43%) Windows
4 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.55%) Android
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.05%) Web Development
3 19 (14.73%) Front End Development
4 14 (10.85%) MVC
5 13 (10.08%) TDD
6 10 (7.75%) OO
7 8 (6.20%) OOP
8 7 (5.43%) Software Engineering
8 7 (5.43%) Test Automation
9 6 (4.65%) Analytics
10 5 (3.88%) Content Development
10 5 (3.88%) CRM
10 5 (3.88%) E-Commerce
10 5 (3.88%) Mathematics
10 5 (3.88%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (3.88%) Scrum
10 5 (3.88%) SDLC
11 4 (3.10%) B2B
11 4 (3.10%) Robotic Process Automation
11 4 (3.10%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 53 (41.09%) JavaScript
2 37 (28.68%) Java
3 30 (23.26%) SQL
4 28 (21.71%) C#
5 10 (7.75%) Python
6 9 (6.98%) PHP
7 6 (4.65%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.65%) VBA
8 5 (3.88%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.10%) C++
9 4 (3.10%) VB
9 4 (3.10%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.55%) C
10 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.55%) Ruby
10 2 (1.55%) VBScript
11 1 (0.78%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.78%) ES6
11 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (16.28%) Degree
2 7 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.10%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.78%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) Puppet
2 1 (0.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (7.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.43%) Oracle
3 5 (3.88%) Ab Initio
3 5 (3.88%) Capita
4 2 (1.55%) Adobe
4 2 (1.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.78%) Blue Prism
5 1 (0.78%) Google
5 1 (0.78%) hybris
5 1 (0.78%) IBM
5 1 (0.78%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.78%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.78%) Xamarin