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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ajax
Rank 125 72 69
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -3
Contract jobs citing Ajax 30 64 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 2.05% 2.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.35% 8.47% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 36
Average daily rate
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£350 £314 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.55% +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £264 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £455 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £29.96
% change year-on-year
+16.92% +8.47%
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
895 756 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.93% 24.23% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 443 334
Average daily rate £363 £350 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 32
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £21.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £45.00 £145.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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 -30 18 £338 +5.46% 24
Lancashire 0 5 £538 +88.59% 4
Cheshire -19 5 £338 -16.40% 14
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 59 (77.63%) jQuery
2 58 (76.32%) JavaScript
3 47 (61.84%) MVC
4 44 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (57.89%) HTML
5 41 (53.95%) CSS
6 39 (51.32%) .NET
7 38 (50.00%) C#
8 30 (39.47%) ASP.NET
9 27 (35.53%) Scrum
10 26 (34.21%) Java
10 26 (34.21%) SQL
11 24 (31.58%) Web Services
12 23 (30.26%) TDD
13 22 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC
14 21 (27.63%) Unit Testing
15 20 (26.32%) XML
16 19 (25.00%) WCF
17 18 (23.68%) LINQ
17 18 (23.68%) .NET Framework
17 18 (23.68%) JSON
17 18 (23.68%) HTML5
17 18 (23.68%) Entity Framework
17 18 (23.68%) SQL Server
17 18 (23.68%) Spring
18 16 (21.05%) CSS3
19 15 (19.74%) REST
20 12 (15.79%) JUnit
20 12 (15.79%) J2EE
20 12 (15.79%) JSP

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 8 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.89%) CMS
3 5 (6.58%) Confluence
4 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.95%) Node.js
5 3 (3.95%) Orchard CMS
6 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.63%) Apache
6 2 (2.63%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.63%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.32%) JBoss
7 1 (1.32%) iPlanet
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.32%) Mingle
2 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) IaaS
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
1 2 (2.63%) PaaS
2 1 (1.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) SSH
1 2 (2.63%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.32%) ATM
2 1 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.21%) MySQL
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.95%) RavenDB
4 3 (3.95%) Couchbase
4 3 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.32%) Big Data
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) JUnit
2 11 (14.47%) Visual Studio
3 7 (9.21%) Subversion
4 6 (7.89%) JIRA
5 5 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.26%) Eclipse
6 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (3.95%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.95%) Ant
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.32%) Selenium
8 1 (1.32%) Axure RP
8 1 (1.32%) MSTest
8 1 (1.32%) Moq
8 1 (1.32%) Hudson
8 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.32%) Cactus
8 1 (1.32%) Lombardi
8 1 (1.32%) CruiseControl
General
1 4 (5.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Marketing
3 2 (2.63%) Electronics
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (89.47%) Developer
2 28 (36.84%) .NET Developer
3 14 (18.42%) C# Developer
4 8 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 8 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (9.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (7.89%) Web Developer
7 5 (6.58%) UI Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Hybris Developer
7 5 (6.58%) UI Programmer
7 5 (6.58%) Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Django Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Python/Django Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Python Developer
8 3 (3.95%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (77.63%) jQuery
2 44 (57.89%) HTML
3 41 (53.95%) CSS
4 39 (51.32%) .NET
5 30 (39.47%) ASP.NET
6 24 (31.58%) Web Services
7 22 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (26.32%) XML
9 19 (25.00%) WCF
10 18 (23.68%) LINQ
10 18 (23.68%) .NET Framework
10 18 (23.68%) JSON
10 18 (23.68%) HTML5
10 18 (23.68%) Entity Framework
10 18 (23.68%) Spring
11 16 (21.05%) CSS3
12 15 (19.74%) REST
13 12 (15.79%) J2EE
13 12 (15.79%) JSP
14 11 (14.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.58%) Open Source
3 3 (3.95%) iPad
3 3 (3.95%) Linked Data
3 3 (3.95%) NHS
3 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Web 2.0
4 2 (2.63%) DTV
4 2 (2.63%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.32%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.32%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.32%) Telematics
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) W3C
5 1 (1.32%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.32%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) UNIX
2 4 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (61.84%) MVC
2 44 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (35.53%) Scrum
4 23 (30.26%) TDD
5 21 (27.63%) Unit Testing
6 12 (15.79%) OO
7 11 (14.47%) E-Commerce
8 10 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (10.53%) SOA
10 7 (9.21%) Integration Testing
10 7 (9.21%) Kanban
11 6 (7.89%) BDD
12 5 (6.58%) Web Development
12 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
12 5 (6.58%) B2C
13 4 (5.26%) Validation
13 4 (5.26%) Web Design
13 4 (5.26%) Software Architecture
14 3 (3.95%) MVVM
14 3 (3.95%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 58 (76.32%) JavaScript
2 38 (50.00%) C#
3 26 (34.21%) Java
3 26 (34.21%) SQL
4 11 (14.47%) T-SQL
5 9 (11.84%) Ruby
6 7 (9.21%) XPath
7 6 (7.89%) PL/SQL
8 5 (6.58%) Python
9 4 (5.26%) PHP
10 2 (2.63%) PHP5
11 1 (1.32%) SPARQL
11 1 (1.32%) Scala
11 1 (1.32%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.32%) C++
11 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.53%) Oracle
3 5 (6.58%) hybris
3 5 (6.58%) IBM
4 2 (2.63%) HP
4 2 (2.63%) SAP
5 1 (1.32%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.32%) Adobe
5 1 (1.32%) Avaya
5 1 (1.32%) Perforce
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