The first table below looks at the demand for Ajax skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ajax over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 52 45 33
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing Ajax 9 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.26% 2.31% 3.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.17% 8.33% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -11.62%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
174 168 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.40% 27.72% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 104 81
Average daily rate £350 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +446.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
Ajax
West Midlands

Ajax
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ajax across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Ajax Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Ajax
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ajax across the Birmingham region.

Ajax Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Ajax
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ajax across the Birmingham region.

Ajax Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Ajax also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ajax.

1 23 (85.19%) HTML
2 22 (81.48%) JavaScript
3 15 (55.56%) PHP
4 14 (51.85%) XML
5 12 (44.44%) CSS
6 11 (40.74%) MySQL
6 11 (40.74%) jQuery
7 10 (37.04%) UNIX
7 10 (37.04%) MVC
8 9 (33.33%) Migration
8 9 (33.33%) CGI
8 9 (33.33%) Control-M
8 9 (33.33%) JSP
8 9 (33.33%) Web 2.0
8 9 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
9 8 (29.63%) Oracle
10 7 (25.93%) Java
11 5 (18.52%) Perl
11 5 (18.52%) Sybase
11 5 (18.52%) OOP
11 5 (18.52%) Informix
11 5 (18.52%) Games
11 5 (18.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 5 (18.52%) PHP5
11 5 (18.52%) PHP4
12 4 (14.81%) Finance
12 4 (14.81%) TDD
12 4 (14.81%) Banking
12 4 (14.81%) Subversion
12 4 (14.81%) Web Development

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Ajax also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ajax. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) SAP Portal
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.70%) SAP EP
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) e-Work
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) MySQL
2 5 (18.52%) Informix
3 3 (11.11%) InterSystems Cache
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Subversion
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) PhoneGap
3 1 (3.70%) Ant
General
1 5 (18.52%) Games
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) PHP Developer
2 5 (18.52%) UNIX Developer
3 4 (14.81%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.70%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Web Designer
5 1 (3.70%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (85.19%) HTML
2 14 (51.85%) XML
3 12 (44.44%) CSS
4 11 (40.74%) jQuery
5 9 (33.33%) JSP
5 9 (33.33%) CGI
6 4 (14.81%) Web Services
6 4 (14.81%) .NET
6 4 (14.81%) HTML5
7 3 (11.11%) DHTML
7 3 (11.11%) Struts
7 3 (11.11%) Spring
7 3 (11.11%) JSF
7 3 (11.11%) Spring MVC
8 2 (7.41%) J2EE
8 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
8 2 (7.41%) CSS3
8 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
9 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (3.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Web 2.0
2 1 (3.70%) WURFL
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) UNIX
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Android
3 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) BlackBerry OS
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) MVC
2 9 (33.33%) Migration
2 9 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (18.52%) OOP
4 4 (14.81%) Web Development
4 4 (14.81%) TDD
5 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) User Stories
6 2 (7.41%) SEO
6 2 (7.41%) SOA
6 2 (7.41%) Document Management
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (3.70%) Web Application Development
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.70%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) JavaScript
2 15 (55.56%) PHP
3 7 (25.93%) Java
4 5 (18.52%) Perl
4 5 (18.52%) PHP5
4 5 (18.52%) PHP4
5 4 (14.81%) ActionScript
5 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
5 4 (14.81%) C#
6 3 (11.11%) SQL
7 1 (3.70%) VBScript
7 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) Sybase
3 4 (14.81%) BMC
3 4 (14.81%) Sencha
4 3 (11.11%) hybris
4 3 (11.11%) SAP
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) Macromedia
6 1 (3.70%) Metastorm
6 1 (3.70%) AccuRev
6 1 (3.70%) JBoss
6 1 (3.70%) Business Objects