The median contractor rate for a Junior was £248 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 326 332 322
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 301 346 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.64% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.68% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 219 217
Median daily rate £248 £220 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.72% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £113 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £325 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £220 £200
% change year-on-year -4.54% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 27
Median hourly rate £15.04 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.23% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.96 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £24.70 £19.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.07 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.46% -6.25%  

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
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 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
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 £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior in the UK

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior in the UK

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior in the UK

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in the UK

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Junior in the UK

Junior
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +30 286 £250 +16.27% 378
London +13 143 £290 +28.88% 131
South East +31 57 £195 +11.42% 71
City of London +11 33 £254 +15.45% 28
Berkshire +33 25 £193 +10.00% 13
Reading +28 19 £138 -21.42% 5
North West +21 19 £160 -41.81% 42
Manchester +20 16 £160 -57.33% 23
Yorkshire +17 14 £125 -23.07% 24
East of England -1 14 £225 +51.26% 32
East Midlands -2 13 £300 -7.69% 19
West Midlands +14 12 £235 -21.66% 25
South West +5 12 £213 -7.60% 28
Scotland +17 9 £250 +12.10% 6
Surrey +6 9 £163 -27.77% 19
Hampshire +6 8 £156 -34.21% 11
West Yorkshire +17 7 £200 +6.66% 14
Nottingham +8 7 £300 +29.03% 11
Nottinghamshire +1 7 £300 +29.03% 12
Hertfordshire -1 6 £170 -21.38% 16
Buckinghamshire -13 6 £325 +8.33% 5
Leeds +21 5 £200 -38.46% 10
Edinburgh +11 5 £300 +9.09% 3
South Yorkshire +6 5 £125 -16.66% 6
Devon -1 5 £218 -
Leicestershire - 5 - - 2
Warwickshire +10 4 £280 - 3
Wiltshire +7 4 £211 +87.77% 3
Wales -2 4 £158 -31.52% 3
Basingstoke -4 4 £223 +122.50% 2

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Junior 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 in the job title.

1 157 (25.78%) Finance
2 110 (18.06%) Degree
3 96 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (14.94%) Project Management
5 79 (12.97%) Microsoft
6 74 (12.15%) HTML
7 73 (11.99%) Microsoft Excel
8 70 (11.49%) SQL
8 70 (11.49%) CSS
9 62 (10.18%) Microsoft Office
9 62 (10.18%) Computer Science
10 61 (10.02%) JavaScript
10 61 (10.02%) Banking
11 52 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 52 (8.54%) PMO
12 49 (8.05%) Java
13 48 (7.88%) Windows
14 44 (7.22%) Linux
14 44 (7.22%) Python
15 42 (6.90%) SQL Server
15 42 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
16 41 (6.73%) C#
17 38 (6.24%) ITIL
18 37 (6.08%) Migration
19 36 (5.91%) Telecoms
20 35 (5.75%) .NET
21 34 (5.58%) PRINCE2
22 33 (5.42%) Marketing
23 32 (5.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
24 31 (5.09%) JIRA

Junior 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 28 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.46%) CMS
3 11 (1.81%) Apache
3 11 (1.81%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.64%) Confluence
5 9 (1.48%) SAS
5 9 (1.48%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.82%) WordPress
7 4 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.66%) Drupal
7 4 (0.66%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.66%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.49%) nginx
8 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.49%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 73 (11.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (10.18%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (5.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (3.12%) Photoshop
5 16 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (1.97%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (1.81%) MS Visio
7 11 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.99%) InDesign
9 2 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.33%) SPSS
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.16%) HipChat
10 1 (0.16%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Eloqua
1 4 (0.66%) FastStats
2 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.49%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.48%) Office 365
3 8 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.99%) GitHub
5 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.16%) Heroku
6 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.16%) SaaS
6 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.97%) Internet
2 8 (1.31%) HTTP
3 6 (0.99%) Firewall
3 6 (0.99%) LAN
3 6 (0.99%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.99%) VoIP
3 6 (0.99%) Wireless
4 5 (0.82%) Skype
4 5 (0.82%) WAN
5 4 (0.66%) DNS
5 4 (0.66%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.66%) VPN
6 3 (0.49%) Extranet
6 3 (0.49%) Network Security
6 3 (0.49%) WebEx
7 2 (0.33%) 3G
7 2 (0.33%) 4G
7 2 (0.33%) Intranet
7 2 (0.33%) MPLS
7 2 (0.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.27%) Big Data
3 16 (2.63%) MySQL
4 13 (2.13%) Hadoop
5 12 (1.97%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.15%) QlikView
8 7 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.99%) MS Access
10 5 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.66%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.66%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.66%) Spotfire
11 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (5.09%) JIRA
2 25 (4.11%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.30%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.31%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.99%) Maven
5 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (0.99%) Subversion
5 6 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.82%) JUnit
6 5 (0.82%) Selenium
7 4 (0.66%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (0.66%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.49%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.49%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.33%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.33%) Gradle
9 2 (0.33%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.33%) Mocha
9 2 (0.33%) Mockito
9 2 (0.33%) webpack
General
1 157 (25.78%) Finance
2 61 (10.02%) Banking
3 36 (5.91%) Telecoms
4 33 (5.42%) Marketing
5 22 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.61%) Retail
6 18 (2.96%) Advertising
7 15 (2.46%) Front Office
7 15 (2.46%) Legal
8 13 (2.13%) Back Office
9 10 (1.64%) French Language
10 7 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.15%) Law
10 7 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.99%) Games
12 5 (0.82%) Publishing
13 4 (0.66%) Automotive
14 3 (0.49%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (12.15%) HTML
2 70 (11.49%) CSS
3 35 (5.75%) .NET
4 28 (4.60%) jQuery
5 27 (4.43%) HTML5
6 24 (3.94%) CSS3
7 19 (3.12%) ASP.NET
8 18 (2.96%) Spring
9 12 (1.97%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.64%) XML
11 9 (1.48%) REST
12 7 (1.15%) Node.js
12 7 (1.15%) RESTful
13 6 (0.99%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.99%) Classic ASP
13 6 (0.99%) Django
13 6 (0.99%) JSON
13 6 (0.99%) Natural Language Processing
13 6 (0.99%) React
13 6 (0.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 62 (10.18%) Computer Science
2 42 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (1.81%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.64%) Hedge funds
6 10 (1.64%) User Experience
7 9 (1.48%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.48%) Fintech
8 8 (1.31%) Market Risk
8 8 (1.31%) NHS
9 7 (1.15%) Derivative
10 6 (0.99%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.82%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.82%) FMCG
11 5 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (0.82%) STB
12 4 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.66%) Graphic Design
12 4 (0.66%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (7.88%) Windows
2 44 (7.22%) Linux
3 12 (1.97%) Unix
3 12 (1.97%) Windows 7
4 9 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (1.48%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.15%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.66%) Android
6 4 (0.66%) Solaris
7 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.49%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.49%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.33%) AIX
8 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (14.94%) Project Management
3 52 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 38 (6.24%) ITIL
5 37 (6.08%) Migration
6 34 (5.58%) PRINCE2
7 29 (4.76%) Scrum
7 29 (4.76%) Web Development
8 24 (3.94%) Analytics
8 24 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (3.78%) DevOps
10 22 (3.61%) Change Management
10 22 (3.61%) Mathematics
11 21 (3.45%) Business Analysis
11 21 (3.45%) Front End Development
12 20 (3.28%) Waterfall
13 19 (3.12%) OO
13 19 (3.12%) Software Engineering
14 16 (2.63%) TDD
14 16 (2.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (11.49%) SQL
2 61 (10.02%) JavaScript
3 49 (8.05%) Java
4 44 (7.22%) Python
5 41 (6.73%) C#
6 15 (2.46%) R
7 13 (2.13%) VBA
8 12 (1.97%) PHP
9 10 (1.64%) Scala
10 9 (1.48%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.48%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.31%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.15%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.15%) VB
13 6 (0.99%) C
13 6 (0.99%) C++
14 5 (0.82%) Perl
14 5 (0.82%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.66%) Ruby
16 3 (0.49%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 110 (18.06%) Degree
2 29 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (3.61%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.31%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.31%) PMP
7 6 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.99%) PhD
8 5 (0.82%) CCNA
8 5 (0.82%) ISEB
8 5 (0.82%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.49%) CCNP
9 3 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.49%) JNCIA
9 3 (0.49%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.33%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.54%) PMO
2 12 (1.97%) QA
3 10 (1.64%) SLA
4 7 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.99%) GDPR
6 5 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.66%) MiFID
8 2 (0.33%) GxP
8 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.16%) COBIT
9 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.15%) Docker
3 3 (0.49%) vCloud
3 3 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.33%) Firmware
5 1 (0.16%) Postfix
5 1 (0.16%) Squid
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (2.46%) Ansible
2 10 (1.64%) Puppet
3 8 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.66%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.66%) Terraform
5 3 (0.49%) MOM
6 2 (0.33%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.33%) Salt
7 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.16%) Kibana
7 1 (0.16%) logstash
7 1 (0.16%) Netcool
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.16%) Rancher
7 1 (0.16%) SCCM
7 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 79 (12.97%) Microsoft
2 20 (3.28%) Oracle
3 18 (2.96%) Adobe
4 15 (2.46%) Cisco
5 13 (2.13%) SAP
6 12 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.15%) Apple
7 7 (1.15%) Citrix
7 7 (1.15%) HP
7 7 (1.15%) Tableau
7 7 (1.15%) VMware
8 6 (0.99%) Remedy
9 4 (0.66%) Alteryx
9 4 (0.66%) Apteco
9 4 (0.66%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.66%) Cloudera
9 4 (0.66%) Hortonworks
9 4 (0.66%) Huawei
9 4 (0.66%) Lotus
9 4 (0.66%) ServiceNow
London
Orgtel
Rate: £170 - £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £200- £250
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Modis International
Rate: £23.00 - £28.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Merseyside
Venn Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £80 - £85 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £150 - £190 per day
Posted: 2 days ago