Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 385 360 366
Rank change year-on-year -25 +6 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 632 681 729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.65% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.68% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 431 445
UK median daily rate £250 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £107 £106 £101
90th Percentile £375 £388 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £220 £215
% change year-on-year +7.95% +2.33% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 71 74
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.70 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +17.60% +3.09%
10th Percentile £9.60 £9.37 £8.55
90th Percentile £31.00 £26.00 £26.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.04 £15.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +0.23% +20.00% +19.05%

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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
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 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Junior in the UK

Junior
Top 16 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 6 months to 24 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 -31 592 £250 +11.11% 370
London +3 321 £275 +22.22% 124
UK excluding London -16 302 £238 +7.95% 253
South East 0 112 £238 +11.76% 79
North of England +30 56 £225 +2.27% 60
Midlands +16 48 £275 +10.00% 42
East of England +3 34 £285 +10.68% 39
North West +20 33 £213 +19.72% 32
West Midlands +17 33 £300 +33.33% 28
Scotland +4 25 £231 +10.12% 2
South West -25 22 £215 -0.58% 26
Yorkshire +17 20 £263 +17.32% 25
East Midlands -13 15 £250 - 13
Wales +11 7 £255 +59.53% 5
North East +54 3 £250 -9.09% 3
Northern Ireland -41 2 £103 -

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 151 (23.89%) Finance
2 100 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (14.40%) Project Management
4 83 (13.13%) Microsoft Excel
5 82 (12.97%) Microsoft
6 80 (12.66%) Windows
7 78 (12.34%) Banking
8 75 (11.87%) Degree
9 70 (11.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 57 (9.02%) JavaScript
10 57 (9.02%) SQL
11 53 (8.39%) Microsoft Office
12 52 (8.23%) HTML
12 52 (8.23%) PRINCE2
12 52 (8.23%) PMO
13 48 (7.59%) CSS
14 43 (6.80%) Java
14 43 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
15 42 (6.65%) Computer Science
16 39 (6.17%) ITIL
17 37 (5.85%) Active Directory
17 37 (5.85%) Retail
18 35 (5.54%) Linux
19 34 (5.38%) C#
20 33 (5.22%) Service Management
20 33 (5.22%) Microsoft Project
21 32 (5.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 31 (4.91%) Security Cleared
23 30 (4.75%) Marketing
23 30 (4.75%) Telecoms

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 22 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.06%) CMS
4 6 (0.95%) Apache
5 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.32%) Confluence
7 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.32%) JBoss
7 2 (0.32%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.32%) nginx
7 2 (0.32%) WordPress
8 1 (0.16%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 83 (13.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (8.39%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (5.22%) Microsoft Project
4 32 (5.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (2.53%) MS Visio
6 15 (2.37%) Photoshop
7 10 (1.58%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.32%) InDesign
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.16%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 7 (1.11%) Maximo
2 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.47%) Primavera
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.16%) Shopify
4 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.37%) Office 365
2 12 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.79%) GitHub
5 3 (0.47%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.32%) Asana
6 2 (0.32%) Dropbox
6 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.32%) SoftLayer
6 2 (0.32%) Veeva
7 1 (0.16%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.16%) FinancialForce
7 1 (0.16%) IaaS
7 1 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.16%) SaaS
7 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.53%) Wireless
2 13 (2.06%) WAN
3 10 (1.58%) Firewall
3 10 (1.58%) LAN
4 9 (1.42%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.42%) VPN
5 8 (1.27%) Internet
6 7 (1.11%) DNS
6 7 (1.11%) SMS
7 6 (0.95%) Broadband
7 6 (0.95%) VoIP
8 5 (0.79%) HTTP
8 5 (0.79%) SAN
8 5 (0.79%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.63%) LDAP
9 4 (0.63%) Network Security
9 4 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.47%) DHCP
10 3 (0.47%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.42%) Big Data
3 7 (1.11%) MySQL
4 6 (0.95%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.79%) RDBMS
5 5 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.63%) QlikView
7 3 (0.47%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.47%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (3.96%) JIRA
2 12 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.11%) JUnit
4 7 (1.11%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.95%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.95%) Maven
6 5 (0.79%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.63%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.63%) Protractor
8 3 (0.47%) Mockito
8 3 (0.47%) Selenium
9 2 (0.32%) Ant
9 2 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (0.32%) GitLab
9 2 (0.32%) Subversion
10 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.16%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.16%) Liquibase
10 1 (0.16%) SonarQube
General
1 151 (23.89%) Finance
2 78 (12.34%) Banking
3 37 (5.85%) Retail
4 30 (4.75%) Marketing
4 30 (4.75%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.48%) Advertising
6 21 (3.32%) Investment Banking
7 20 (3.16%) Back Office
8 18 (2.85%) Legal
9 13 (2.06%) Front Office
10 12 (1.90%) Law
11 7 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.79%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.79%) Billing
13 4 (0.63%) Automotive
13 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.47%) Electronics
14 3 (0.47%) German Language
14 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.32%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (8.23%) HTML
2 48 (7.59%) CSS
3 29 (4.59%) .NET
4 23 (3.64%) Spring
5 20 (3.16%) jQuery
6 17 (2.69%) JSON
7 16 (2.53%) Web Services
8 15 (2.37%) HTML5
9 14 (2.22%) AngularJS
9 14 (2.22%) XML
10 13 (2.06%) CSS3
11 12 (1.90%) ASP.NET
12 8 (1.27%) Middleware
13 7 (1.11%) J2EE
13 7 (1.11%) RESTful
14 6 (0.95%) Hibernate
14 6 (0.95%) REST
14 6 (0.95%) Spring MVC
15 5 (0.79%) Ajax
15 5 (0.79%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.65%) Computer Science
3 23 (3.64%) User Experience
4 20 (3.16%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.58%) PMI
6 10 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.11%) Virtual Team
9 6 (0.95%) Algorithms
9 6 (0.95%) Market Risk
9 6 (0.95%) Social Media
10 5 (0.79%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.79%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.79%) iPhone
11 4 (0.63%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.63%) Derivative
11 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.63%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 80 (12.66%) Windows
2 35 (5.54%) Linux
3 26 (4.11%) Windows 7
4 25 (3.96%) Windows 10
5 17 (2.69%) Unix
6 11 (1.74%) Windows 8
7 10 (1.58%) Android
8 9 (1.42%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.11%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.95%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.63%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.47%) CentOS
14 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.16%) AIX
15 1 (0.16%) Scientific Linux
15 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (14.40%) Project Management
3 70 (11.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 52 (8.23%) PRINCE2
5 39 (6.17%) ITIL
6 33 (5.22%) Service Management
7 24 (3.80%) Analytics
8 23 (3.64%) Change Control
8 23 (3.64%) Web Development
9 20 (3.16%) Front End Development
10 19 (3.01%) Waterfall
11 18 (2.85%) Migration
12 17 (2.69%) Business Analysis
12 17 (2.69%) Data Analysis
12 17 (2.69%) Workflow
13 16 (2.53%) Mathematics
13 16 (2.53%) MVC
13 16 (2.53%) Risk Management
14 15 (2.37%) CRM
14 15 (2.37%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 57 (9.02%) JavaScript
1 57 (9.02%) SQL
2 43 (6.80%) Java
3 34 (5.38%) C#
4 25 (3.96%) Python
5 13 (2.06%) PHP
6 9 (1.42%) C++
7 7 (1.11%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.11%) VBA
8 6 (0.95%) R
8 6 (0.95%) T-SQL
8 6 (0.95%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.79%) C
10 4 (0.63%) VB
11 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.47%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.47%) Ruby
12 2 (0.32%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.32%) VBScript
13 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 75 (11.87%) Degree
2 31 (4.91%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (2.22%) PMI Certification
5 14 (2.22%) PMP
6 10 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (1.11%) CCNA
7 7 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.63%) ACCA
10 4 (0.63%) CIMA
10 4 (0.63%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.63%) PhD
11 3 (0.47%) CCNP
12 2 (0.32%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.23%) PMO
2 25 (3.96%) QA
3 13 (2.06%) SLA
4 11 (1.74%) GDPR
5 6 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.63%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.32%) MiFID
9 1 (0.16%) COBIT
9 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.16%) EMIR
9 1 (0.16%) GAAP
9 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.16%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 37 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.79%) Docker
3 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.16%) Firmware
4 1 (0.16%) NFS
4 1 (0.16%) Postfix
4 1 (0.16%) Squid
4 1 (0.16%) vCloud
4 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) vSphere
4 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (1.27%) Ansible
2 7 (1.11%) Puppet
3 6 (0.95%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.79%) SCCM
5 4 (0.63%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.63%) Terraform
6 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.32%) Cacti
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.16%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.16%) Icinga
8 1 (0.16%) Kibana
8 1 (0.16%) logstash
8 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.16%) SCOM
8 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 82 (12.97%) Microsoft
2 18 (2.85%) SAP
3 17 (2.69%) Oracle
4 16 (2.53%) Cisco
5 12 (1.90%) Adobe
5 12 (1.90%) HP
5 12 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.42%) Remedy
7 8 (1.27%) Huawei
7 8 (1.27%) VMware
8 7 (1.11%) Capita
8 7 (1.11%) Google
9 6 (0.95%) Apple
9 6 (0.95%) Symantec
10 5 (0.79%) Ab Initio
10 5 (0.79%) Avaya
10 5 (0.79%) Dell
10 5 (0.79%) Tableau
11 4 (0.63%) Citrix
11 4 (0.63%) LANDesk