The first table below looks at the demand for Ajax skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ajax over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Chester 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 32 24 15
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing Ajax 10 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.83% 0.69% 3.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.90% 3.23% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £366 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £375 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £375 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £303
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £25.76
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +35.86%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
101 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 38.70% 21.38% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 7
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Average hourly rate £40.57 £15.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.46% -65.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Ajax
Cheshire

Ajax
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Ajax Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Ajax
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Ajax Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 13 (92.86%) HTML
1 13 (92.86%) CSS
2 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 11 (78.57%) TDD
4 9 (64.29%) C#
4 9 (64.29%) .NET
5 8 (57.14%) SQL
5 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (57.14%) CSS3
6 7 (50.00%) HTML5
6 7 (50.00%) Pair Programming
6 7 (50.00%) MVC
7 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (35.71%) JSON
8 5 (35.71%) Refactoring
8 5 (35.71%) NHibernate
8 5 (35.71%) Scrum
8 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
8 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
8 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
8 5 (35.71%) LINQ
8 5 (35.71%) User Stories
9 4 (28.57%) jQuery
10 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
11 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
11 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
11 2 (14.29%) BDD
11 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 2 (14.29%) ICEfaces

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) Mule
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Web Designer
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) CSS
1 13 (92.86%) HTML
2 9 (64.29%) .NET
3 8 (57.14%) CSS3
4 7 (50.00%) HTML5
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 5 (35.71%) JSON
5 5 (35.71%) LINQ
5 5 (35.71%) NHibernate
6 4 (28.57%) jQuery
7 2 (14.29%) ICEfaces
7 2 (14.29%) RichFaces
7 2 (14.29%) Apache Axis
7 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 2 (14.29%) J2EE
7 2 (14.29%) XHTML
7 2 (14.29%) WSDL
7 2 (14.29%) JAX-RPC
7 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (14.29%) Web 2.0
3 1 (7.14%) RIA
3 1 (7.14%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) TDD
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 7 (50.00%) MVC
4 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (35.71%) Refactoring
5 5 (35.71%) User Stories
5 5 (35.71%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
7 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.14%) ETL
7 1 (7.14%) Project Management
7 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 9 (64.29%) C#
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
5 2 (14.29%) XPath
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) Perforce