The table below looks at the statistics for Ajax skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ajax over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 59 48 36
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs citing Ajax 4 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.50% 3.27% 4.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.00% 11.02% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 29
Average daily rate
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£561 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.08% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £712 £375 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £320 £322
% change year-on-year
+5.85% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.00%
Ajax
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
200 254 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.97% 29.71% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 126 193
Average daily rate £325 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £34.00 £45.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +13.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.56 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Ajax
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Ajax Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Ajax
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Ajax Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Ajax
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ajax across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Ajax Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Ajax
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Ajax Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Ajax
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ajax within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -11 3 £561 +55.90% 3
Chester +3 1 - - 2
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Ajax
North West

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 20 (95.24%) HTML
2 19 (90.48%) CSS
3 18 (85.71%) JavaScript
4 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (76.19%) TDD
5 16 (76.19%) SQL
5 16 (76.19%) C#
6 13 (61.90%) JSON
7 11 (52.38%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (47.62%) .NET
9 9 (42.86%) T-SQL
9 9 (42.86%) HTML5
9 9 (42.86%) CSS3
10 8 (38.10%) User Stories
10 8 (38.10%) NoSQL
10 8 (38.10%) Refactoring
10 8 (38.10%) Java
10 8 (38.10%) MVC
10 8 (38.10%) Visual Studio
10 8 (38.10%) XML
10 8 (38.10%) Linux
10 8 (38.10%) Python
10 8 (38.10%) LINQ
10 8 (38.10%) NHibernate
10 8 (38.10%) Pair Programming
10 8 (38.10%) Scrum
11 7 (33.33%) Ruby
11 7 (33.33%) XHTML
11 7 (33.33%) C++
11 7 (33.33%) PHP

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (4.76%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) NoSQL
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) JUnit
General
1 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) C++ Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Python Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C++/Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Head of Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (95.24%) HTML
2 19 (90.48%) CSS
3 13 (61.90%) JSON
4 10 (47.62%) .NET
5 9 (42.86%) HTML5
5 9 (42.86%) CSS3
6 8 (38.10%) LINQ
6 8 (38.10%) NHibernate
6 8 (38.10%) XML
7 7 (33.33%) XHTML
8 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
8 6 (28.57%) Web Services
9 3 (14.29%) RESTful
9 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
10 1 (4.76%) Silverlight
10 1 (4.76%) WinForms
10 1 (4.76%) XSLT
10 1 (4.76%) DHTML
10 1 (4.76%) J2EE
10 1 (4.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Open Source
2 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (76.19%) TDD
3 11 (52.38%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (38.10%) Refactoring
4 8 (38.10%) User Stories
4 8 (38.10%) Pair Programming
4 8 (38.10%) MVC
4 8 (38.10%) Scrum
5 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 7 (33.33%) BDD
6 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.76%) ETL
8 1 (4.76%) CMMI
8 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
8 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 16 (76.19%) C#
2 16 (76.19%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) T-SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Python
4 8 (38.10%) Java
5 7 (33.33%) Ruby
5 7 (33.33%) Scala
5 7 (33.33%) C++
5 7 (33.33%) PHP
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) COBIT