The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 95 48 46
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -2
Contract jobs citing Ajax 41 92 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.33% 3.18% 3.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.08% 10.97% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 53 74
Average daily rate
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£374 £310 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.56% -3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £322
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -2.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
Ajax
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
807 839 1071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.17% 29.02% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 447 597
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 £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 38
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 27 August 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 27 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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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 -19 25 £350 +27.27% 25
Cheshire -18 10 £520 +73.33% 11
Lancashire -16 3 £611 +88.07% 6
Merseyside -2 2 - - 4
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 75 (83.33%) HTML
2 65 (72.22%) CSS
3 60 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 49 (54.44%) C#
5 45 (50.00%) .NET
6 43 (47.78%) TDD
7 38 (42.22%) jQuery
8 36 (40.00%) HTML5
9 35 (38.89%) SQL
10 34 (37.78%) XML
11 33 (36.67%) SQL Server
11 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (33.33%) Java
12 30 (33.33%) Web Services
13 29 (32.22%) CSS3
14 28 (31.11%) MVC
15 23 (25.56%) ASP.NET
16 21 (23.33%) XHTML
17 20 (22.22%) Scrum
18 19 (21.11%) JSON
19 18 (20.00%) PHP
20 17 (18.89%) Finance
21 15 (16.67%) T-SQL
21 15 (16.67%) MySQL
21 15 (16.67%) WCF
21 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
21 15 (16.67%) BDD
22 14 (15.56%) Scala
22 14 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
22 14 (15.56%) Oracle

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (6.67%) Tomcat
1 6 (6.67%) CMS
1 6 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.56%) Escenic
2 5 (5.56%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (5.56%) MQSeries
2 5 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.33%) IIS
3 3 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.22%) Apache
4 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) CorelDRAW
2 1 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) WebTrends
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.67%) MySQL
3 14 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (11.11%) NoSQL
5 8 (8.89%) Relational Database
6 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (5.56%) Big Data
7 5 (5.56%) Hadoop
8 3 (3.33%) InterSystems Cache
8 3 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.22%) SQLPlus
9 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (2.22%) QlikView
9 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Visual Studio
1 11 (12.22%) Subversion
2 8 (8.89%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.89%) NUnit
3 7 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.44%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.22%) JIRA
5 2 (2.22%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.11%) T4 Templates
6 1 (1.11%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.11%) JUnit
6 1 (1.11%) Selenium
6 1 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.11%) Xcode
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 17 (18.89%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Marketing
3 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.11%) Law
3 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (92.22%) Developer
2 19 (21.11%) .NET Developer
3 17 (18.89%) Java Developer
4 11 (12.22%) Senior Developer
5 8 (8.89%) Analyst
6 7 (7.78%) Web Developer
6 7 (7.78%) C# Developer
6 7 (7.78%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (6.67%) Developer Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.56%) PHP Developer
8 5 (5.56%) Java Programmer
8 5 (5.56%) Programmer
8 5 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Senior Programmer
8 5 (5.56%) Senior Java Programmer
9 4 (4.44%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Hybris Developer
10 3 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (83.33%) HTML
2 65 (72.22%) CSS
3 45 (50.00%) .NET
4 38 (42.22%) jQuery
5 36 (40.00%) HTML5
6 34 (37.78%) XML
7 30 (33.33%) Web Services
8 29 (32.22%) CSS3
9 23 (25.56%) ASP.NET
10 21 (23.33%) XHTML
11 19 (21.11%) JSON
12 15 (16.67%) WCF
13 13 (14.44%) Spring
14 12 (13.33%) J2EE
14 12 (13.33%) Struts
14 12 (13.33%) LINQ
15 11 (12.22%) .NET Framework
15 11 (12.22%) XSLT
16 10 (11.11%) SOAP
17 9 (10.00%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) Open Source
2 6 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.33%) Web 2.0
3 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.33%) NHS
4 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.11%) W3C
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) Replication
5 1 (1.11%) Social Media
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.56%) Linux
2 4 (4.44%) Windows
2 4 (4.44%) Fedora
3 3 (3.33%) UNIX
4 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (47.78%) TDD
2 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (31.11%) MVC
4 20 (22.22%) Scrum
5 15 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (16.67%) BDD
6 13 (14.44%) OO
7 11 (12.22%) User Stories
8 10 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 9 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 8 (8.89%) Refactoring
10 8 (8.89%) Pair Programming
11 7 (7.78%) Web Development
11 7 (7.78%) OOP
12 6 (6.67%) UML
13 5 (5.56%) RUP
13 5 (5.56%) Project Management
13 5 (5.56%) OOA/OOD
13 5 (5.56%) OOD
14 4 (4.44%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 60 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 49 (54.44%) C#
3 35 (38.89%) SQL
4 30 (33.33%) Java
5 18 (20.00%) PHP
6 15 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 14 (15.56%) Scala
8 13 (14.44%) Python
9 11 (12.22%) Ruby
10 9 (10.00%) C++
11 5 (5.56%) XPath
11 5 (5.56%) VB.NET
12 4 (4.44%) VB
12 4 (4.44%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.11%) VBScript
13 1 (1.11%) C
13 1 (1.11%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.11%) VB6
13 1 (1.11%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) Degree
2 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) COBIT
Vendors
1 14 (15.56%) Oracle
2 5 (5.56%) JBoss
3 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.44%) Zend
4 3 (3.33%) hybris
5 2 (2.22%) Adobe
5 2 (2.22%) Telerik
6 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.11%) IBM
6 1 (1.11%) SAP
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