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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 73 73 76
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Ajax 66 47 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.08% 1.95% 1.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.44% 7.51% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 26
Average daily rate £314 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £112.50 £22.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +391.69%
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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
782 626 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.65% 26.00% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 322 503
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 36
Average hourly rate £40.29 £29.96 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.46% +37.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.39 £13.50 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £146.10 £33.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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 18 April 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 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
Manchester -10 37 £314 +14.09% 28
Cheshire 0 19 £420 +22.18% 10
Lancashire -17 8 £285 +3.63% 2
Merseyside - 3 £300 - 8
Cumbria - - - -
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 104 (82.54%) HTML
1 104 (82.54%) JavaScript
2 94 (74.60%) CSS
3 77 (61.11%) jQuery
4 58 (46.03%) .NET
5 52 (41.27%) HTML5
6 47 (37.30%) CSS3
6 47 (37.30%) C#
7 45 (35.71%) Web Services
8 43 (34.13%) XML
9 40 (31.75%) Java
10 39 (30.95%) MVC
11 37 (29.37%) TDD
12 35 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (27.78%) SQL
13 32 (25.40%) ASP.NET
14 31 (24.60%) SQL Server
15 30 (23.81%) JSON
16 28 (22.22%) Scrum
17 27 (21.43%) XSLT
18 26 (20.63%) XHTML
19 23 (18.25%) Spring
20 21 (16.67%) XPath
21 20 (15.87%) J2EE
21 20 (15.87%) SOAP
22 19 (15.08%) Oracle
23 18 (14.29%) T-SQL
24 17 (13.49%) Finance
24 17 (13.49%) Hibernate
25 16 (12.70%) MySQL

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (10.32%) CMS
2 9 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.35%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.35%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (5.56%) Adobe CQ
5 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.76%) MQSeries
5 6 (4.76%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.76%) Escenic
6 4 (3.17%) Apache
6 4 (3.17%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.59%) WordPress
7 2 (1.59%) Moodle
7 2 (1.59%) Drupal
8 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.79%) Mule
8 1 (0.79%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.79%) ExpressionEngine
8 1 (0.79%) Orchard CMS
8 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.17%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.38%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.79%) Mingle
5 1 (0.79%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
1 1 (0.79%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) HTTP
1 2 (1.59%) Kerberos
1 2 (1.59%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) X.509
2 1 (0.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.60%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.70%) MySQL
3 10 (7.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (7.94%) Relational Database
4 9 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (4.76%) Big Data
6 6 (4.76%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.97%) Oracle Database
8 4 (3.17%) SQLPlus
9 3 (2.38%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (2.38%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.59%) RavenDB
10 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (10.32%) Visual Studio
2 9 (7.14%) Axure RP
3 8 (6.35%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.35%) Subversion
4 6 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.97%) Maven
6 3 (2.38%) JIRA
6 3 (2.38%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.38%) JUnit
7 2 (1.59%) Ant
7 2 (1.59%) T4 Templates
8 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.79%) Selenium
8 1 (0.79%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.79%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.79%) NUnit
General
1 17 (13.49%) Finance
2 2 (1.59%) Games
3 1 (0.79%) Banking
3 1 (0.79%) Retail
3 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 116 (92.06%) Developer
2 27 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 22 (17.46%) .NET Developer
4 19 (15.08%) Web Developer
5 14 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 14 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 12 (9.52%) UI Developer
7 8 (6.35%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (6.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 7 (5.56%) UI Programmer
8 7 (5.56%) PHP Developer
8 7 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.56%) Developer Analyst
8 7 (5.56%) Analyst
9 6 (4.76%) Programmer
9 6 (4.76%) Java Programmer
9 6 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.76%) Senior Java Programmer
9 6 (4.76%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (82.54%) HTML
2 94 (74.60%) CSS
3 77 (61.11%) jQuery
4 58 (46.03%) .NET
5 52 (41.27%) HTML5
6 47 (37.30%) CSS3
7 45 (35.71%) Web Services
8 43 (34.13%) XML
9 32 (25.40%) ASP.NET
10 30 (23.81%) JSON
11 27 (21.43%) XSLT
12 26 (20.63%) XHTML
13 23 (18.25%) Spring
14 20 (15.87%) J2EE
14 20 (15.87%) SOAP
15 17 (13.49%) Hibernate
16 15 (11.90%) Struts
16 15 (11.90%) WCF
16 15 (11.90%) LINQ
17 14 (11.11%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.11%) Web 2.0
2 11 (8.73%) Open Source
3 10 (7.94%) Computer Science
4 9 (7.14%) NHS
5 8 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.17%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.38%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.59%) W3C
9 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.79%) RIA
9 1 (0.79%) PKI
9 1 (0.79%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.79%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.79%) EPoS
9 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.76%) Windows
1 6 (4.76%) Linux
2 4 (3.17%) Fedora
3 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.95%) MVC
2 37 (29.37%) TDD
3 35 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (22.22%) Scrum
5 14 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (11.11%) Web Development
6 13 (10.32%) User Stories
7 12 (9.52%) OO
7 12 (9.52%) OOP
7 12 (9.52%) Project Management
8 10 (7.94%) Web Design
8 10 (7.94%) Pair Programming
9 9 (7.14%) SOA
9 9 (7.14%) E-Commerce
10 8 (6.35%) BDD
10 8 (6.35%) Refactoring
11 7 (5.56%) UML
11 7 (5.56%) OOD
12 6 (4.76%) RUP
12 6 (4.76%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 104 (82.54%) JavaScript
2 47 (37.30%) C#
3 40 (31.75%) Java
4 35 (27.78%) SQL
5 21 (16.67%) XPath
6 18 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 11 (8.73%) PHP
8 9 (7.14%) PL/SQL
9 8 (6.35%) Scala
10 5 (3.97%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.17%) VB
11 4 (3.17%) Ruby
12 2 (1.59%) VBScript
12 2 (1.59%) Python
12 2 (1.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (11.90%) Degree
2 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Plesk
Vendors
1 19 (15.08%) Oracle
2 12 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.73%) Adobe
4 10 (7.94%) JBoss
5 4 (3.17%) Sitecore
5 4 (3.17%) Telerik
5 4 (3.17%) Zend
6 3 (2.38%) hybris
7 2 (1.59%) Mercator
8 1 (0.79%) Twitter
8 1 (0.79%) Perforce
8 1 (0.79%) IBM
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