The first table below looks at the demand for Ajax skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ajax over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Manchester 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 59 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Contract jobs citing Ajax 22 44 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.76% 3.86% 3.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.01% 12.29% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £350 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £29.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -8.06%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
366 358 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.33% 31.40% 33.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 206 242
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 22
Average hourly rate £28.75 £22.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.68% -14.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Ajax
North West

Ajax
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Ajax Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Ajax
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Ajax Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Ajax
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ajax across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Ajax Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Ajax
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Ajax Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Ajax
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ajax within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -2 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £275 -
Bolton - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Ajax
North West

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 50 (87.72%) HTML
2 44 (77.19%) CSS
3 40 (70.18%) JavaScript
4 32 (56.14%) jQuery
5 25 (43.86%) HTML5
5 25 (43.86%) .NET
6 22 (38.60%) C#
6 22 (38.60%) TDD
7 21 (36.84%) SQL Server
8 20 (35.09%) XML
9 18 (31.58%) Web Services
9 18 (31.58%) CSS3
10 16 (28.07%) Java
10 16 (28.07%) MVC
11 14 (24.56%) Finance
12 13 (22.81%) XHTML
13 12 (21.05%) MySQL
13 12 (21.05%) Scrum
13 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (19.30%) SQL
14 11 (19.30%) XSLT
15 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
15 10 (17.54%) J2EE
15 10 (17.54%) Spring
15 10 (17.54%) JSF
15 10 (17.54%) WCF
16 9 (15.79%) Oracle
16 9 (15.79%) SOAP
16 9 (15.79%) Struts
17 8 (14.04%) OO

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (12.28%) Tomcat
2 6 (10.53%) CMS
3 5 (8.77%) Adobe CQ
3 5 (8.77%) Escenic
3 5 (8.77%) WebSphere
3 5 (8.77%) WebLogic
3 5 (8.77%) MQSeries
4 3 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.26%) Apache
5 1 (1.75%) WordPress
5 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.75%) CorelDRAW
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.05%) MySQL
3 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (12.28%) Relational Database
5 5 (8.77%) Big Data
5 5 (8.77%) Hadoop
5 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.26%) SQLPlus
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (5.26%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Subversion
1 6 (10.53%) NUnit
2 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.51%) JIRA
3 2 (3.51%) Axure RP
3 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.75%) Ant
4 1 (1.75%) JUnit
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (91.23%) Developer
2 10 (17.54%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Web Developer
5 7 (12.28%) Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (10.53%) .NET Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Programmer
7 5 (8.77%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Developer Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Java Programmer
7 5 (8.77%) Senior Programmer
7 5 (8.77%) Senior Java Programmer
8 4 (7.02%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (7.02%) C# Developer
9 3 (5.26%) UI Developer
9 3 (5.26%) PHP Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.51%) Business Analyst
10 2 (3.51%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (87.72%) HTML
2 44 (77.19%) CSS
3 32 (56.14%) jQuery
4 25 (43.86%) HTML5
4 25 (43.86%) .NET
5 20 (35.09%) XML
6 18 (31.58%) Web Services
6 18 (31.58%) CSS3
7 13 (22.81%) XHTML
8 11 (19.30%) XSLT
9 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET
9 10 (17.54%) J2EE
9 10 (17.54%) Spring
9 10 (17.54%) JSF
9 10 (17.54%) WCF
10 9 (15.79%) SOAP
10 9 (15.79%) Struts
11 7 (12.28%) Hibernate
12 6 (10.53%) JSP
12 6 (10.53%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 3 (5.26%) Web 2.0
2 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.51%) NHS
2 2 (3.51%) W3C
2 2 (3.51%) Open Source
2 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
1 4 (7.02%) Fedora
2 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.26%) UNIX
2 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) TDD
2 16 (28.07%) MVC
3 12 (21.05%) Scrum
3 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.04%) OO
5 7 (12.28%) Web Development
6 6 (10.53%) Project Management
6 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 6 (10.53%) OOP
6 6 (10.53%) BDD
7 5 (8.77%) iOS Development
7 5 (8.77%) UML
7 5 (8.77%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (8.77%) RUP
7 5 (8.77%) OOD
8 4 (7.02%) SOA
9 3 (5.26%) User Stories
9 3 (5.26%) Web Design
9 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
10 2 (3.51%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (70.18%) JavaScript
2 22 (38.60%) C#
3 16 (28.07%) Java
4 11 (19.30%) SQL
5 6 (10.53%) PHP
6 5 (8.77%) Scala
6 5 (8.77%) XPath
7 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.51%) Python
8 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) JBoss
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.26%) hybris
4 3 (5.26%) Telerik
4 3 (5.26%) Adobe
5 2 (3.51%) Zend
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