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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 101 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +1
Contract jobs citing Ajax 36 90 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 3.04% 3.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.55% 10.16% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 51 69
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£325 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £381 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +40.81%
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
792 886 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.91% 29.95% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 481 576
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 £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 30
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -25 27 £325 +8.33% 32
Merseyside -1 4 £275 -13.38% 4
Cheshire -16 4 £313 +4.16% 18
Lancashire -22 2 £750 +130.76% 5
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 67 (84.81%) HTML
2 58 (73.42%) CSS
3 52 (65.82%) JavaScript
4 46 (58.23%) C#
5 42 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (51.90%) TDD
6 41 (51.90%) .NET
6 41 (51.90%) jQuery
7 32 (40.51%) HTML5
8 31 (39.24%) XML
8 31 (39.24%) MVC
9 30 (37.97%) SQL Server
10 29 (36.71%) Java
11 26 (32.91%) Web Services
12 24 (30.38%) SQL
12 24 (30.38%) CSS3
13 22 (27.85%) PHP
14 20 (25.32%) ASP.NET
15 18 (22.78%) BDD
16 17 (21.52%) OO
16 17 (21.52%) XHTML
17 15 (18.99%) Scrum
17 15 (18.99%) WCF
18 14 (17.72%) SQL Server 2008
18 14 (17.72%) Scala
18 14 (17.72%) JSON
18 14 (17.72%) Linux
19 13 (16.46%) Finance
20 12 (15.19%) Spring
20 12 (15.19%) Python

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (7.59%) WebSphere
1 6 (7.59%) CMS
2 5 (6.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.33%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.33%) MQSeries
2 5 (6.33%) Escenic
2 5 (6.33%) Adobe CQ
3 4 (5.06%) IIS
4 3 (3.80%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.27%) CorelDRAW
2 1 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) WebTrends
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (37.97%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (15.19%) MySQL
4 10 (12.66%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.33%) Big Data
5 5 (6.33%) Hadoop
5 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.53%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (2.53%) SQLPlus
9 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Subversion
2 7 (8.86%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.86%) NUnit
2 7 (8.86%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.80%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.53%) JIRA
4 2 (2.53%) QUnit
4 2 (2.53%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.53%) Sinon.JS
4 2 (2.53%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.27%) JUnit
5 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (1.27%) Xcode
5 1 (1.27%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.27%) Hudson
5 1 (1.27%) Trac
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 2 (2.53%) Retail
2 2 (2.53%) Games
3 1 (1.27%) Law
3 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (91.14%) Developer
2 19 (24.05%) .NET Developer
3 15 (18.99%) Java Developer
4 13 (16.46%) Senior Developer
5 8 (10.13%) Analyst
6 7 (8.86%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (7.59%) Developer Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) PHP Developer
7 6 (7.59%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Java Programmer
8 5 (6.33%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Programmer
8 5 (6.33%) Web Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Senior Java Programmer
8 5 (6.33%) Senior Programmer
9 4 (5.06%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.80%) Senior Web Developer
10 3 (3.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.80%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (84.81%) HTML
2 58 (73.42%) CSS
3 41 (51.90%) .NET
3 41 (51.90%) jQuery
4 32 (40.51%) HTML5
5 31 (39.24%) XML
6 26 (32.91%) Web Services
7 24 (30.38%) CSS3
8 20 (25.32%) ASP.NET
9 17 (21.52%) XHTML
10 15 (18.99%) WCF
11 14 (17.72%) JSON
12 12 (15.19%) Spring
13 11 (13.92%) J2EE
13 11 (13.92%) Struts
14 10 (12.66%) .NET Framework
15 9 (11.39%) XSLT
15 9 (11.39%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (11.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 8 (10.13%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Open Source
2 3 (3.80%) NHS
2 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.80%) Web 2.0
3 2 (2.53%) User Experience
4 1 (1.27%) W3C
4 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.27%) Replication
4 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.27%) Social Media
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.27%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.72%) Linux
2 5 (6.33%) Windows
3 4 (5.06%) UNIX
4 2 (2.53%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (53.16%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (51.90%) TDD
3 31 (39.24%) MVC
4 18 (22.78%) BDD
5 17 (21.52%) OO
6 15 (18.99%) Scrum
7 11 (13.92%) OOP
8 10 (12.66%) Web Development
8 10 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (12.66%) Unit Testing
9 9 (11.39%) Mentoring
10 7 (8.86%) E-Commerce
11 6 (7.59%) UML
12 5 (6.33%) OOA/OOD
12 5 (6.33%) RUP
12 5 (6.33%) OOD
12 5 (6.33%) OO PHP
13 4 (5.06%) User Stories
13 4 (5.06%) SOA
14 3 (3.80%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 52 (65.82%) JavaScript
2 46 (58.23%) C#
3 29 (36.71%) Java
4 24 (30.38%) SQL
5 22 (27.85%) PHP
6 14 (17.72%) Scala
7 12 (15.19%) Python
8 11 (13.92%) Ruby
9 9 (11.39%) C++
10 8 (10.13%) T-SQL
11 7 (8.86%) XPath
12 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
13 3 (3.80%) VB.NET
14 2 (2.53%) PHP5
14 2 (2.53%) VB
15 1 (1.27%) C
15 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) COBIT
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) Oracle
2 5 (6.33%) JBoss
3 4 (5.06%) Zend
4 3 (3.80%) Telerik
5 2 (2.53%) Google
5 2 (2.53%) Twitter
5 2 (2.53%) hybris
5 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.53%) Adobe
6 1 (1.27%) SAP
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.27%) IBM
6 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
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