The median contractor rate for a Junior was £220 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
UK
Rank 316 342 338
Rank change year-on-year +26 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 308 331 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.62% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.65% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 217 172
Median daily rate £220 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £350 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £200 £228
% change year-on-year +12.50% -12.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 35
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.75% -15.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.62 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.20 £21.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £11.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +35.55% -28.57%  

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
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 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior in the UK

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 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 +8 280 £215 -4.44% 371
London +20 143 £211 -18.75% 118
South East -10 44 £275 +41.93% 81
Scotland +37 24 £225 -18.91% 7
North West +35 22 £200 +52.38% 39
West Midlands +22 22 £238 -8.65% 25
Edinburgh +36 20 £219 - 4
City of London -7 18 £265 -7.82% 23
Manchester +24 17 £188 +87.50% 22
Berkshire +18 14 £350 +133.33% 10
South West +3 14 £215 +1.17% 32
East of England +2 13 £225 +25.00% 18
Hampshire +2 13 £275 +7.84% 22
Yorkshire -2 8 £125 -40.47% 23
East Midlands 0 7 £200 +35.59% 29
Basingstoke +12 6 £284 +51.46% 6
Coventry +8 6 £289 -32.00% 3
Surrey +8 6 £263 +38.28% 7
Wiltshire +6 6 £243 +67.24% 2
North East -11 6 £250 - 5
Gloucestershire +7 5 - - 6
Gloucester +3 5 - - 1
Warwickshire 0 5 £125 - 3
Birmingham -3 5 £225 +12.50% 10
Cheshire +29 4 £216 +8.12% 10
Cambridgeshire +10 4 £175 +100.00% 3
Hertfordshire +5 4 £225 -40.00% 7
West Yorkshire +2 4 £200 -17.52% 19
South Yorkshire +1 4 £125 -24.81% 1
Bracknell 0 4 £105 -65.00% 3

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 141 (22.96%) Finance
2 87 (14.17%) Degree
3 85 (13.84%) SQL
4 82 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (13.03%) Project Management
6 73 (11.89%) HTML
7 71 (11.56%) Microsoft
8 65 (10.59%) MS Excel
9 58 (9.45%) CSS
10 55 (8.96%) MS Office
11 54 (8.79%) Java
11 54 (8.79%) JavaScript
12 52 (8.47%) Banking
13 48 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
14 47 (7.65%) Windows
14 47 (7.65%) PMO
15 42 (6.84%) Migration
16 41 (6.68%) SQL Server
17 40 (6.51%) Linux
18 38 (6.19%) Python
18 38 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
19 37 (6.03%) Computer Science
20 35 (5.70%) .NET
21 34 (5.54%) C#
22 32 (5.21%) MS PowerPoint
22 32 (5.21%) Telecoms
23 28 (4.56%) Scrum
23 28 (4.56%) Web Development
23 28 (4.56%) Security Cleared
23 28 (4.56%) Front End Development

Junior 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 20 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.63%) CMS
2 10 (1.63%) SAS
3 8 (1.30%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.30%) IIS
4 6 (0.98%) Confluence
4 6 (0.98%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.81%) Drupal
6 4 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.49%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.49%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.49%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.49%) WordPress
8 2 (0.33%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.33%) JBoss
8 2 (0.33%) Moodle
8 2 (0.33%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 65 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 55 (8.96%) MS Office
3 32 (5.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (3.09%) Photoshop
5 17 (2.77%) MS Project
6 15 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (1.47%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.98%) InDesign
10 3 (0.49%) SPSS
11 2 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.33%) UXPin
12 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.16%) Flinto
12 1 (0.16%) InVision
12 1 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
12 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) FastStats
2 4 (0.65%) Eloqua
2 4 (0.65%) SAP MM
2 4 (0.65%) SAP SD
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.33%) Relativity
5 1 (0.16%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.47%) Office 365
3 8 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.14%) GitHub
5 4 (0.65%) PaaS
6 3 (0.49%) SaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.16%) Force.com
7 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.16%) Heroku
7 1 (0.16%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.95%) Internet
2 7 (1.14%) Skype
3 6 (0.98%) Firewall
3 6 (0.98%) LAN
3 6 (0.98%) WAN
4 5 (0.81%) Wireless
5 3 (0.49%) HTTP
5 3 (0.49%) Intranet
5 3 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.33%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.33%) Broadband
6 2 (0.33%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.33%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.33%) Junos
6 2 (0.33%) LDAP
6 2 (0.33%) SAN
6 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.93%) Big Data
2 18 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (2.61%) MySQL
4 12 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (1.95%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.47%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.14%) QlikView
7 5 (0.81%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.65%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.65%) Spotfire
8 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.49%) MS Access
9 3 (0.49%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.49%) Redis
10 2 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 18 (2.93%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.44%) JIRA
3 12 (1.95%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
5 7 (1.14%) Selenium
6 6 (0.98%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.81%) Maven
7 5 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.81%) Subversion
8 3 (0.49%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.49%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.49%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.33%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.33%) Gradle
9 2 (0.33%) JUnit
9 2 (0.33%) Mocha
10 1 (0.16%) Mockito
10 1 (0.16%) NuGet
10 1 (0.16%) WebStorm
General
1 141 (22.96%) Finance
2 52 (8.47%) Banking
3 32 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.07%) Marketing
4 25 (4.07%) Retail
5 17 (2.77%) Legal
6 15 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.28%) Advertising
7 14 (2.28%) Games
8 13 (2.12%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.30%) French Language
9 8 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.14%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.98%) Publishing
12 5 (0.81%) Automotive
12 5 (0.81%) Back Office
12 5 (0.81%) Law
12 5 (0.81%) Military
13 3 (0.49%) Front Office
13 3 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (11.89%) HTML
2 58 (9.45%) CSS
3 35 (5.70%) .NET
4 24 (3.91%) ASP.NET
5 21 (3.42%) HTML5
6 19 (3.09%) Spring
7 16 (2.61%) jQuery
8 13 (2.12%) AngularJS
9 12 (1.95%) CSS3
10 11 (1.79%) XML
11 10 (1.63%) Web Services
12 8 (1.30%) Django
12 8 (1.30%) REST
13 7 (1.14%) Node.js
14 6 (0.98%) Hibernate
14 6 (0.98%) Natural Language Processing
15 5 (0.81%) .NET Framework
15 5 (0.81%) J2EE
15 5 (0.81%) React
15 5 (0.81%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.03%) Computer Science
3 23 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.28%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.28%) User Experience
5 10 (1.63%) Driving Licence
6 8 (1.30%) Fintech
7 6 (0.98%) Virtual Team
8 5 (0.81%) e-Learning
8 5 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.65%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.65%) Equities
9 4 (0.65%) Graphic Design
9 4 (0.65%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.65%) Photography
9 4 (0.65%) STB
10 3 (0.49%) Derivative
10 3 (0.49%) Social Media
10 3 (0.49%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 47 (7.65%) Windows
2 40 (6.51%) Linux
3 17 (2.77%) Unix
4 10 (1.63%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.30%) Android
7 7 (1.14%) Solaris
7 7 (1.14%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.98%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.33%) CentOS
11 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (13.03%) Project Management
3 42 (6.84%) Migration
4 38 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (4.56%) Front End Development
5 28 (4.56%) Scrum
5 28 (4.56%) Web Development
6 25 (4.07%) PRINCE2
7 24 (3.91%) Analytics
8 22 (3.58%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (3.58%) OO
8 22 (3.58%) Time Management
9 21 (3.42%) Project Planning
10 19 (3.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 18 (2.93%) Change Management
11 18 (2.93%) Test Scripting
12 17 (2.77%) Business Analysis
12 17 (2.77%) Mathematics
12 17 (2.77%) Software Engineering
13 15 (2.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 85 (13.84%) SQL
2 54 (8.79%) Java
2 54 (8.79%) JavaScript
3 38 (6.19%) Python
4 34 (5.54%) C#
5 17 (2.77%) R
6 13 (2.12%) PHP
7 11 (1.79%) Scala
7 11 (1.79%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.63%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.47%) PowerShell
10 6 (0.98%) C++
10 6 (0.98%) Ruby
11 4 (0.65%) C
11 4 (0.65%) Perl
11 4 (0.65%) VB
11 4 (0.65%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.49%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.49%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 87 (14.17%) Degree
2 28 (4.56%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.77%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.98%) CCNA
6 6 (0.98%) HND
6 6 (0.98%) PhD
7 5 (0.81%) ISEB
7 5 (0.81%) PMP
7 5 (0.81%) Postgraduate
8 4 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.33%) CCNP
10 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.16%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.16%) CISSP
11 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.65%) PMO
2 19 (3.09%) QA
3 7 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.98%) SLA
5 4 (0.65%) MiFID
6 3 (0.49%) GDPR
7 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.16%) GxP
8 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 24 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.49%) Docker
3 2 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
4 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.14%) Ansible
1 7 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (1.14%) Puppet
2 3 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.33%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.33%) MOM
3 2 (0.33%) SCCM
4 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.16%) Nagios
4 1 (0.16%) Netcool
4 1 (0.16%) Salt
4 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (11.56%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.40%) Oracle
3 20 (3.26%) Adobe
3 20 (3.26%) SAP
4 14 (2.28%) Cisco
5 13 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.47%) HP
7 7 (1.14%) VMware
8 6 (0.98%) Citrix
8 6 (0.98%) Red Hat
8 6 (0.98%) Tableau
9 5 (0.81%) Xerox
10 4 (0.65%) Apteco
10 4 (0.65%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.65%) IBM
10 4 (0.65%) Sun
11 3 (0.49%) Ericsson
11 3 (0.49%) F5
11 3 (0.49%) Intel Security
11 3 (0.49%) Sybase
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