The first table below looks at the demand for Ajax skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ajax over the 3 months to 24 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 Essex 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 46 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Ajax 18 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.45% 1.68% 2.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.34% 8.54% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 5
Average daily rate £290 £269 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.90% +7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £46.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.27% -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.48 £25.76
% change year-on-year
+0.06% +26.08%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
174 82 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 23.67% 19.71% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 44 40
Average daily rate £350 £265 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.88% -2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £190 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 13
Average hourly rate £35.80 £27.50 £29.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.18% -5.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.48 £26.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Ajax
East of England

Ajax
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Ajax Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Ajax
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Ajax Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Ajax
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ajax across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Ajax Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Ajax
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Ajax Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Ajax
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ajax within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £500 -
Billericay - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - - 1
Harlow - - - -
Ajax
East of England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 25 (100.00%) HTML
1 25 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 21 (84.00%) XML
3 17 (68.00%) CSS
4 13 (52.00%) XHTML
5 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
6 11 (44.00%) .NET
6 11 (44.00%) C#
6 11 (44.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 10 (40.00%) SQL
7 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET
7 10 (40.00%) Visual Studio
7 10 (40.00%) Windows
8 9 (36.00%) UNIX
8 9 (36.00%) WCF
9 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (32.00%) OO
9 8 (32.00%) Java
10 7 (28.00%) J2EE
10 7 (28.00%) Linux
10 7 (28.00%) MVC
10 7 (28.00%) SOA
10 7 (28.00%) RUP
10 7 (28.00%) HTML5
10 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
11 6 (24.00%) Solaris
12 5 (20.00%) Web Services
12 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (20.00%) Validation

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (8.00%) OpenROAD
1 2 (8.00%) CMS
1 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (8.00%) Drupal
2 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (44.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (12.00%) Ingres
6 2 (8.00%) MySQL
7 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (4.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.00%) Ant
3 1 (4.00%) NUnit
General
1 4 (16.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (44.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (36.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (28.00%) C# Developer
4 7 (28.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (28.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) OpenROAD Developer
6 1 (4.00%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Access Developer
6 1 (4.00%) PHP Developer
6 1 (4.00%) VB Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Umbraco Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) HTML
2 21 (84.00%) XML
3 17 (68.00%) CSS
4 13 (52.00%) XHTML
5 11 (44.00%) .NET
6 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 9 (36.00%) WCF
8 7 (28.00%) J2EE
8 7 (28.00%) HTML5
9 5 (20.00%) CSS3
9 5 (20.00%) Web Services
10 4 (16.00%) JSON
10 4 (16.00%) jQuery
11 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
12 2 (8.00%) JSP
12 2 (8.00%) ADO.NET
13 1 (4.00%) SOAP
13 1 (4.00%) LINQ
13 1 (4.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Social Media
2 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) UNIX
3 7 (28.00%) Linux
4 6 (24.00%) Solaris
5 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) OO
2 7 (28.00%) RUP
2 7 (28.00%) SOA
2 7 (28.00%) MVC
3 5 (20.00%) Validation
3 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.00%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) Migration
5 3 (12.00%) Content Management
6 2 (8.00%) Scrum
6 2 (8.00%) RAD
7 1 (4.00%) SSADM
7 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.00%) SEO
7 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (44.00%) C#
3 10 (40.00%) SQL
4 8 (32.00%) Java
5 2 (8.00%) PHP
5 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) VB6
6 1 (4.00%) VB
6 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.00%) Facebook
1 4 (16.00%) Twitter
2 2 (8.00%) IBM
2 2 (8.00%) FatWire
2 2 (8.00%) ICL
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Business Objects