The first table below looks at the demand for Ajax skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ajax over the 3 months to 18 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 Lancashire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 41 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing Ajax 8 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.90% 1.44% 2.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.88% 5.66% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate £285 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £255 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £335 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
81 53 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.29% 25.36% 28.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 32 58
Average daily rate £375 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Ajax
North West

Ajax
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Ajax Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Ajax
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Ajax Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Ajax
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ajax across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Ajax Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Ajax
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Ajax Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Ajax
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ajax within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 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
Blackburn - 5 £250 -
Preston - 5 - - 1
Burnley - 4 - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Ajax
North West

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
1 11 (84.62%) .NET
1 11 (84.62%) jQuery
2 10 (76.92%) C#
2 10 (76.92%) HTML
3 9 (69.23%) Java
3 9 (69.23%) XML
3 9 (69.23%) CSS
4 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
5 7 (53.85%) Finance
5 7 (53.85%) MySQL
5 7 (53.85%) HTML5
6 6 (46.15%) Escenic
6 6 (46.15%) BDD
6 6 (46.15%) Scala
6 6 (46.15%) Hadoop
6 6 (46.15%) QA
6 6 (46.15%) CSS3
6 6 (46.15%) Adobe CQ
6 6 (46.15%) Big Data
6 6 (46.15%) Oracle
6 6 (46.15%) J2EE
6 6 (46.15%) WebLogic
6 6 (46.15%) Struts
6 6 (46.15%) EJB
6 6 (46.15%) UML
6 6 (46.15%) OOP
6 6 (46.15%) OOA/OOD
6 6 (46.15%) JBoss
6 6 (46.15%) RUP

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 6 (46.15%) Escenic
1 6 (46.15%) Adobe CQ
1 6 (46.15%) WebLogic
1 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
1 6 (46.15%) MQSeries
1 6 (46.15%) CMS
1 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) MySQL
3 6 (46.15%) Hadoop
3 6 (46.15%) Big Data
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Subversion
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) T4 Templates
2 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) Java Developer
3 7 (53.85%) Senior Developer
3 7 (53.85%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (46.15%) Analyst
4 6 (46.15%) Developer Analyst
4 6 (46.15%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (46.15%) Programmer
4 6 (46.15%) Java Programmer
4 6 (46.15%) Senior Programmer
4 6 (46.15%) Senior Java Programmer
5 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
6 2 (15.38%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Web Developer
7 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (7.69%) MySQL Developer
7 1 (7.69%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
7 1 (7.69%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) .NET
1 11 (84.62%) jQuery
2 10 (76.92%) HTML
3 9 (69.23%) XML
3 9 (69.23%) CSS
4 7 (53.85%) HTML5
5 6 (46.15%) CSS3
5 6 (46.15%) J2EE
5 6 (46.15%) Struts
5 6 (46.15%) EJB
5 6 (46.15%) Java RMI
5 6 (46.15%) LAMP
5 6 (46.15%) Hibernate
5 6 (46.15%) Spring
5 6 (46.15%) JSF
5 6 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
6 5 (38.46%) Web Services
7 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
7 3 (23.08%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) BDD
1 6 (46.15%) UML
1 6 (46.15%) OOP
1 6 (46.15%) OOA/OOD
1 6 (46.15%) RUP
1 6 (46.15%) OOD
1 6 (46.15%) TDD
1 6 (46.15%) Scrum
2 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 10 (76.92%) C#
3 9 (69.23%) Java
4 6 (46.15%) Scala
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
6 3 (23.08%) VB
6 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
7 2 (15.38%) VB6
7 2 (15.38%) VBScript
8 1 (7.69%) Python
8 1 (7.69%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
1 6 (46.15%) JBoss