The first table below looks at the demand for Ajax skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ajax over the 3 months to 23 July 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 North West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 93 40 48
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +8
Contract jobs citing Ajax 37 105 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 3.94% 3.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.29% 13.74% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 61 68
Average daily rate
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£363 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.93% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £135.37 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.83% +306.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -10.93%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
700 764 995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.28% 28.68% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 412 543
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Ajax
England

Ajax
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Ajax Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Ajax
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Ajax Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Ajax
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ajax across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Ajax Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Ajax
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Ajax Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Ajax
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ajax within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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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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
Manchester -21 22 £350 +25.00% 29
Cheshire -18 10 £520 +41.49% 8
Merseyside -2 2 - - 4
Lancashire -21 1 £473 +57.50% 5
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 89 (85.58%) HTML
2 78 (75.00%) CSS
3 77 (74.04%) JavaScript
4 51 (49.04%) C#
5 48 (46.15%) .NET
6 44 (42.31%) HTML5
7 43 (41.35%) jQuery
7 43 (41.35%) TDD
8 37 (35.58%) SQL
8 37 (35.58%) XML
9 36 (34.62%) Java
10 34 (32.69%) Web Services
10 34 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (32.69%) CSS3
11 30 (28.85%) SQL Server
12 29 (27.88%) MVC
13 25 (24.04%) ASP.NET
13 25 (24.04%) JSON
14 23 (22.12%) XHTML
15 21 (20.19%) Scrum
16 18 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (16.35%) Linux
18 16 (15.38%) PHP
18 16 (15.38%) Finance
18 16 (15.38%) BDD
19 15 (14.42%) Scala
19 15 (14.42%) T-SQL
19 15 (14.42%) XSLT
20 14 (13.46%) WCF
21 13 (12.50%) Spring

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (6.73%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.77%) CMS
3 5 (4.81%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.81%) MQSeries
3 5 (4.81%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.81%) Escenic
3 5 (4.81%) Adobe CQ
4 4 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.88%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.88%) Apache
6 2 (1.92%) Drupal
6 2 (1.92%) IIS
7 1 (0.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.92%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.96%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (28.85%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.54%) MySQL
3 11 (10.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (10.58%) NoSQL
4 8 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 7 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (4.81%) Big Data
7 5 (4.81%) Hadoop
7 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.88%) InterSystems Cache
8 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.88%) SQLPlus
9 2 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.92%) QlikView
9 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 10 (9.62%) Subversion
3 7 (6.73%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.77%) NUnit
5 5 (4.81%) Maven
6 3 (2.88%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.92%) JIRA
7 2 (1.92%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.96%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.96%) T4 Templates
8 1 (0.96%) Selenium
8 1 (0.96%) Ant
8 1 (0.96%) JUnit
General
1 16 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (1.92%) Games
2 2 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (0.96%) Marketing
3 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.96%) Banking
3 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 97 (93.27%) Developer
2 22 (21.15%) .NET Developer
3 21 (20.19%) Java Developer
4 15 (14.42%) Web Developer
4 15 (14.42%) Senior Developer
5 9 (8.65%) C# Developer
6 8 (7.69%) Analyst
6 8 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (5.77%) Developer Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Senior Programmer
8 5 (4.81%) Senior Java Programmer
8 5 (4.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (4.81%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Java Programmer
8 5 (4.81%) PHP Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Programmer
9 3 (2.88%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.88%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (85.58%) HTML
2 78 (75.00%) CSS
3 48 (46.15%) .NET
4 44 (42.31%) HTML5
5 43 (41.35%) jQuery
6 37 (35.58%) XML
7 34 (32.69%) Web Services
7 34 (32.69%) CSS3
8 25 (24.04%) JSON
8 25 (24.04%) ASP.NET
9 23 (22.12%) XHTML
10 15 (14.42%) XSLT
11 14 (13.46%) WCF
12 13 (12.50%) Spring
13 12 (11.54%) .NET Framework
13 12 (11.54%) J2EE
13 12 (11.54%) LINQ
14 11 (10.58%) Struts
15 10 (9.62%) JSF
16 9 (8.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) Open Source
2 6 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.88%) Web 2.0
3 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.88%) NHS
4 2 (1.92%) W3C
4 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.96%) Replication
5 1 (0.96%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.35%) Linux
2 5 (4.81%) Windows
3 4 (3.85%) Fedora
4 3 (2.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.92%) UNIX
5 2 (1.92%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (41.35%) TDD
2 34 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (27.88%) MVC
4 21 (20.19%) Scrum
5 18 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (15.38%) BDD
7 12 (11.54%) User Stories
8 10 (9.62%) Pair Programming
8 10 (9.62%) Web Development
8 10 (9.62%) Project Management
9 9 (8.65%) Unit Testing
10 8 (7.69%) Refactoring
10 8 (7.69%) OO
10 8 (7.69%) E-Commerce
11 6 (5.77%) OOP
12 5 (4.81%) OOA/OOD
12 5 (4.81%) RUP
12 5 (4.81%) OOD
12 5 (4.81%) UML
12 5 (4.81%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (74.04%) JavaScript
2 51 (49.04%) C#
3 37 (35.58%) SQL
4 36 (34.62%) Java
5 16 (15.38%) PHP
6 15 (14.42%) T-SQL
6 15 (14.42%) Scala
7 12 (11.54%) Python
7 12 (11.54%) Ruby
8 10 (9.62%) XPath
9 9 (8.65%) C++
10 5 (4.81%) PL/SQL
10 5 (4.81%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.85%) VB
12 1 (0.96%) VBScript
12 1 (0.96%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (5.77%) Degree
2 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (12.50%) Oracle
2 8 (7.69%) JBoss
3 6 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.88%) Adobe
4 3 (2.88%) Telerik
4 3 (2.88%) hybris
5 2 (1.92%) Zend
6 1 (0.96%) Twitter
6 1 (0.96%) Mercator
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