The first table below looks at the demand for Ajax skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 Leeds 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 68 44 56
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +12
Contract jobs citing Ajax 14 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.19% 2.61% 1.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.17% 8.37% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 7
Average daily rate £313 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
441 239 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 37.60% 31.24% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 143 157
Average daily rate £320 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £26.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.96% +17.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Ajax
West Yorkshire

Ajax
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Ajax Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Ajax
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Ajax Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Ajax
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Ajax Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (93.10%) JavaScript
2 24 (82.76%) HTML
3 21 (72.41%) CSS
4 13 (44.83%) Java
5 12 (41.38%) jQuery
6 10 (34.48%) HTML5
6 10 (34.48%) .NET
6 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
6 10 (34.48%) C#
6 10 (34.48%) Web Services
6 10 (34.48%) MVC
6 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (34.48%) Spring
7 9 (31.03%) TDD
8 8 (27.59%) SQL
9 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
9 7 (24.14%) UNIX
10 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (20.69%) XHTML
10 6 (20.69%) J2EE
10 6 (20.69%) Oracle
11 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
11 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
11 5 (17.24%) Struts
11 5 (17.24%) Web Design
11 5 (17.24%) CSS3
11 5 (17.24%) Struts2
11 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (13.79%) JSON
12 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.34%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.90%) JUnit
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Publishing
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (82.76%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Java Developer
3 7 (24.14%) UI Developer
4 6 (20.69%) UI Programmer
5 5 (17.24%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Team Leader
6 3 (10.34%) Development Team Leader
7 2 (6.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (6.90%) .NET Team Leader
7 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) HTML Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) .NET Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (82.76%) HTML
2 21 (72.41%) CSS
3 12 (41.38%) jQuery
4 10 (34.48%) HTML5
4 10 (34.48%) .NET
4 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
4 10 (34.48%) Web Services
4 10 (34.48%) Spring
5 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (20.69%) XHTML
5 6 (20.69%) J2EE
6 5 (17.24%) Struts
6 5 (17.24%) CSS3
6 5 (17.24%) Struts2
7 4 (13.79%) JSON
7 4 (13.79%) NHibernate
7 4 (13.79%) Apache Cordova
7 4 (13.79%) JSP
8 3 (10.34%) XML
8 3 (10.34%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) DTV
2 1 (3.45%) iPhone
2 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) UNIX
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) MVC
1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) TDD
3 5 (17.24%) Web Design
4 3 (10.34%) Six Sigma
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.34%) RUP
4 3 (10.34%) DSDM
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Scrum
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.90%) OO
5 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (93.10%) JavaScript
2 13 (44.83%) Java
3 10 (34.48%) C#
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) hybris
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Adobe