Period
to 16 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Trainee was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 October 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.

Trainee
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 875 864
Rank change year-on-year +30 -11 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Trainee 19 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.013% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.014% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 9
UK median daily rate £335 £110 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +204.55% -8.33% -36.00%
10th Percentile £295 £105 £112
90th Percentile £372 £115 £185
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 - £120
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
UK median hourly rate £12.18 £8.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.19% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.18 £8.00 -
% change year-on-year +52.19% - -

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 94016 100353 108146
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.79% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 61695 65415 68695
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £253 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2819 3254 4154
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% +7.66%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%

Trainee
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Trainee in the UK

Trainee
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Trainee in the UK

Trainee
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Trainee in the UK

Trainee
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Trainee within the UK over the 6 months to 16 October 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 +12 19 £335 +204.55% 28
UK excluding London +69 18 £335 - 23
East of England - 6 £335 -
North of England +67 4 - - 7
Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
East Midlands - 4 - - 1
Midlands - 4 - - 3
South West - 3 - - 6
South East +2 1 - - 5
London -1 1 - - 7

Trainee Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 October 2017, Trainee 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 Trainee in the job title.

1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) Apache
2 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
3 6 (31.58%) Middleware
4 5 (26.32%) webMethods
4 5 (26.32%) WebLogic Portal
4 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) BEA
4 5 (26.32%) Unix
4 5 (26.32%) JBoss
4 5 (26.32%) J2EE
4 5 (26.32%) Solaris
4 5 (26.32%) WebLogic
4 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Driving Licence
4 5 (26.32%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (21.05%) Military
5 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
6 3 (15.79%) Finance
6 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) Python
6 3 (15.79%) Puppet
6 3 (15.79%) OpenStack
6 3 (15.79%) Degree

Trainee 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 7 (36.84%) Apache
2 5 (26.32%) JBoss
2 5 (26.32%) WebLogic
2 5 (26.32%) WebLogic Portal
3 3 (15.79%) OpenStack
4 2 (10.53%) IIS
4 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
4 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
5 1 (5.26%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (10.53%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
1 2 (10.53%) LDAP
1 2 (10.53%) NAS
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
1 2 (10.53%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) AMQP
2 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.26%) MQTT
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (10.53%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 4 (21.05%) Military
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Middleware
2 5 (26.32%) J2EE
3 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (5.26%) JMS
4 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.26%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Driving Licence
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
3 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Solaris
2 5 (26.32%) Unix
3 3 (15.79%) Windows
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (26.32%) Proactive Monitoring
2 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) CRM
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps
3 2 (10.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) Email Marketing
3 2 (10.53%) ERP
3 2 (10.53%) Kanban
3 2 (10.53%) Scrum
3 2 (10.53%) Web Development
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Open Source
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
2 3 (15.79%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) Ansible
2 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
2 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
1 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
2 5 (26.32%) BEA
2 5 (26.32%) webMethods
3 2 (10.53%) arcserve
3 2 (10.53%) Tableau
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft