The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 Cheshire 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 55 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Contract jobs citing Ajax 10 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.26% 4.07% 3.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.35% 14.76% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 25
Average daily rate
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£520 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +10.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £309 £314
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
187 210 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.52% 27.60% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 98 161
Average daily rate £335 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -24.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Ajax
North West

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 28 July 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 28 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 8 £520 +51.82% 2
Chester +4 1 - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - -
Ajax
North West

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 27 (96.43%) HTML
2 26 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 26 (92.86%) CSS
3 19 (67.86%) C#
3 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (67.86%) TDD
4 17 (60.71%) SQL
4 17 (60.71%) JSON
5 14 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (50.00%) .NET
6 13 (46.43%) Java
6 13 (46.43%) HTML5
6 13 (46.43%) CSS3
7 12 (42.86%) XML
8 11 (39.29%) Linux
9 10 (35.71%) Pair Programming
9 10 (35.71%) MVC
10 9 (32.14%) Web Services
10 9 (32.14%) T-SQL
11 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
11 8 (28.57%) Python
11 8 (28.57%) Scrum
11 8 (28.57%) BDD
11 8 (28.57%) NoSQL
11 8 (28.57%) LINQ
11 8 (28.57%) Refactoring
11 8 (28.57%) NHibernate
11 8 (28.57%) User Stories
12 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
12 7 (25.00%) Open Source

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.71%) Maven
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 27 (96.43%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) .NET Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Java Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.57%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Web Designer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Web Designer
6 1 (3.57%) C++ Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Java Architect
6 1 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (96.43%) HTML
2 26 (92.86%) CSS
3 17 (60.71%) JSON
4 14 (50.00%) .NET
5 13 (46.43%) HTML5
5 13 (46.43%) CSS3
6 12 (42.86%) XML
7 9 (32.14%) Web Services
8 8 (28.57%) NHibernate
8 8 (28.57%) LINQ
9 7 (25.00%) XHTML
9 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 5 (17.86%) Java EE
11 4 (14.29%) REST
11 4 (14.29%) jQuery
11 4 (14.29%) DOM
11 4 (14.29%) XSLT
12 3 (10.71%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (10.71%) JMS
12 3 (10.71%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Open Source
2 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (67.86%) TDD
2 14 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (35.71%) MVC
3 10 (35.71%) Pair Programming
4 8 (28.57%) Scrum
4 8 (28.57%) Refactoring
4 8 (28.57%) BDD
4 8 (28.57%) User Stories
5 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Web Development
6 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.71%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.57%) ETL
8 1 (3.57%) CRM
8 1 (3.57%) Automated Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Workflow
8 1 (3.57%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 19 (67.86%) C#
3 17 (60.71%) SQL
4 13 (46.43%) Java
5 9 (32.14%) T-SQL
6 8 (28.57%) Python
7 7 (25.00%) Ruby
7 7 (25.00%) C++
7 7 (25.00%) PHP
7 7 (25.00%) Scala
8 4 (14.29%) XPath
9 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft