The first table below looks at the demand for Ajax skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire 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 39 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing Ajax 27 27 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.58% 4.29% 5.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.22% 13.11% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 26
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £375 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
221 206 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 29.27% 32.75% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 118 134
Average daily rate £395 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.90 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £39.50 £45.00
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 Hertfordshire

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

Ajax Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Ajax
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Ajax Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Ajax
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

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

Ajax Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Ajax
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Ajax Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Ajax
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ajax within the Hertfordshire 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
Watford -9 9 - -
Welwyn Garden City -7 7 £400 -
Stevenage - 1 £225 - 3
Borehamwood - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 2
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Royston - - - -
Ajax
East of England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 57 (100.00%) HTML
1 57 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 51 (89.47%) CSS
3 44 (77.19%) OO
4 35 (61.40%) XML
5 34 (59.65%) HTML5
6 31 (54.39%) CSS3
7 29 (50.88%) jQuery
8 26 (45.61%) XSLT
9 24 (42.11%) XPath
10 22 (38.60%) Java
11 21 (36.84%) XHTML
12 20 (35.09%) E-Commerce
13 18 (31.58%) SQL
14 17 (29.82%) Dojo
14 17 (29.82%) Retail
15 16 (28.07%) Subversion
15 16 (28.07%) MVC
15 16 (28.07%) SEO
15 16 (28.07%) Ant
15 16 (28.07%) UNIX
15 16 (28.07%) Linux
15 16 (28.07%) JSP
15 16 (28.07%) Eclipse
16 15 (26.32%) RDBMS
16 15 (26.32%) JUnit
16 15 (26.32%) Web Development
16 15 (26.32%) Relational Database
17 14 (24.56%) Zepto.js
17 14 (24.56%) Memory Management

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 11 (19.30%) Tomcat
1 11 (19.30%) CMS
2 9 (15.79%) Apache
3 7 (12.28%) MQSeries
4 5 (8.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (8.77%) WebSphere
4 5 (8.77%) Alfresco
5 3 (5.26%) Sonic ESB
5 3 (5.26%) Gentran
6 2 (3.51%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (3.51%) Node.js
7 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.75%) Fireworks
1 1 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.75%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Tridion
1 5 (8.77%) RiskWrite
2 1 (1.75%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) Internet
2 7 (12.28%) HTTPS
3 5 (8.77%) HTTP
4 3 (5.26%) FTP
4 3 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.32%) RDBMS
1 15 (26.32%) Relational Database
2 9 (15.79%) MySQL
3 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
4 6 (10.53%) DB2
5 5 (8.77%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (8.77%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) Ant
1 16 (28.07%) Eclipse
1 16 (28.07%) Subversion
2 15 (26.32%) JUnit
3 12 (21.05%) Log4j
4 6 (10.53%) Jasmine
5 5 (8.77%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Maven
6 3 (5.26%) Selenium
6 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.26%) Mockito
6 3 (5.26%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.75%) Axure RP
General
1 17 (29.82%) Retail
2 11 (19.30%) Finance
3 7 (12.28%) Manufacturing
4 4 (7.02%) Marketing
5 3 (5.26%) Advertising
5 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (91.23%) Developer
2 18 (31.58%) Front-End Developer
3 15 (26.32%) Java Developer
4 11 (19.30%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (17.54%) UI Developer
5 10 (17.54%) UI Programmer
6 7 (12.28%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 6 (10.53%) Senior Developer
8 5 (8.77%) J2EE Developer
9 4 (7.02%) Consultant
9 4 (7.02%) Web Developer
9 4 (7.02%) User Experience Developer
10 3 (5.26%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 3 (5.26%) Front-End Web Developer
11 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (3.51%) .NET Developer
11 2 (3.51%) EDI Consultant
11 2 (3.51%) Senior UI Developer
11 2 (3.51%) LAMP Developer
11 2 (3.51%) Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (100.00%) HTML
2 51 (89.47%) CSS
3 35 (61.40%) XML
4 34 (59.65%) HTML5
5 31 (54.39%) CSS3
6 29 (50.88%) jQuery
7 26 (45.61%) XSLT
8 21 (36.84%) XHTML
9 17 (29.82%) Dojo
10 16 (28.07%) JSP
11 14 (24.56%) YUI
11 14 (24.56%) Zepto.js
12 13 (22.81%) DOM
13 12 (21.05%) Struts
13 12 (21.05%) Servlets
13 12 (21.05%) J2EE
13 12 (21.05%) XMLBeans
14 11 (19.30%) JSON
14 11 (19.30%) Spring
15 8 (14.04%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) W3C
2 12 (21.05%) Web 2.0
3 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.26%) GIS
5 1 (1.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) UNIX
1 16 (28.07%) Linux
2 12 (21.05%) Solaris
3 7 (12.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (77.19%) OO
2 20 (35.09%) E-Commerce
3 16 (28.07%) MVC
3 16 (28.07%) SEO
4 15 (26.32%) Web Development
5 14 (24.56%) Memory Management
6 12 (21.05%) Progressive Enhancement
6 12 (21.05%) Responsive Web Design
6 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (21.05%) TDD
7 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
8 8 (14.04%) Scrum
9 7 (12.28%) Web Design
9 7 (12.28%) SOA
9 7 (12.28%) Content Management
9 7 (12.28%) Web Accessibility
10 5 (8.77%) UML
10 5 (8.77%) RAD
11 4 (7.02%) B2B
11 4 (7.02%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 57 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 24 (42.11%) XPath
3 22 (38.60%) Java
4 18 (31.58%) SQL
5 5 (8.77%) Perl
5 5 (8.77%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.26%) ActionScript 2.0
6 3 (5.26%) C
6 3 (5.26%) ActionScript
7 2 (3.51%) PHP5
7 2 (3.51%) C#
7 2 (3.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Sun Certification
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
1 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.51%) CTC Cleared
1 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.05%) Section 508
2 7 (12.28%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) WAI
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) Yahoo!
2 12 (21.05%) Interwoven
3 10 (17.54%) IBM
4 9 (15.79%) Oracle
4 9 (15.79%) Apple
5 7 (12.28%) ATG
6 5 (8.77%) Stellent
6 5 (8.77%) Blue Martini
6 5 (8.77%) Endeca
6 5 (8.77%) Elastic Path
6 5 (8.77%) hybris
7 3 (5.26%) Twitter
8 2 (3.51%) Adobe
8 2 (3.51%) Sun