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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 82 63 64
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing Ajax 57 72 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.77% 2.53% 2.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.08% 8.93% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 48
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £228 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £397 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £323
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £36.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-5.47% +15.87%
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
805 806 905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.01% 28.33% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 453 534
Average daily rate £339 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.98 £16.45 £17.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 39 £325 -7.14% 22
Cheshire +1 12 £325 -13.33% 12
Lancashire -21 4 £363 +59.34% 4
Merseyside -8 2 £288 +4.54% 3
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (78.95%) HTML
2 73 (76.84%) CSS
3 72 (75.79%) JavaScript
4 60 (63.16%) jQuery
5 51 (53.68%) MVC
6 46 (48.42%) .NET
6 46 (48.42%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (46.32%) C#
8 41 (43.16%) TDD
9 38 (40.00%) XML
10 34 (35.79%) Web Services
11 30 (31.58%) SQL Server
12 29 (30.53%) ASP.NET
12 29 (30.53%) CSS3
13 27 (28.42%) HTML5
14 26 (27.37%) Java
14 26 (27.37%) Scrum
15 25 (26.32%) JSON
16 23 (24.21%) ASP.NET MVC
17 22 (23.16%) Visual Studio
18 21 (22.11%) SQL
19 20 (21.05%) XHTML
20 19 (20.00%) T-SQL
21 18 (18.95%) OO
21 18 (18.95%) XPath
21 18 (18.95%) SQL Server 2008
21 18 (18.95%) REST
22 17 (17.89%) XSLT
22 17 (17.89%) Degree
22 17 (17.89%) Continuous Integration

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (7.37%) CMS
2 6 (6.32%) Apache
2 6 (6.32%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.26%) Apache Solr
3 5 (5.26%) Orchard CMS
3 5 (5.26%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.16%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.16%) Confluence
4 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.16%) IIS
5 2 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.05%) Node.js
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (12.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
1 2 (2.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 18 (18.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (12.63%) MySQL
4 11 (11.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (6.32%) RavenDB
5 6 (6.32%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (3.16%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.11%) Big Data
8 2 (2.11%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (23.16%) Visual Studio
2 8 (8.42%) JUnit
2 8 (8.42%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.37%) Subversion
4 6 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (6.32%) Eclipse
4 6 (6.32%) NUnit
5 5 (5.26%) JIRA
5 5 (5.26%) Axure RP
5 5 (5.26%) Jasmine
5 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (2.11%) QUnit
6 2 (2.11%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (2.11%) Ant
7 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 1 (1.05%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.05%) Xcode
7 1 (1.05%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (7.37%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) Games
2 2 (2.11%) Banking
2 2 (2.11%) Marketing
3 1 (1.05%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Law
3 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.05%) Electronics
3 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (88.42%) Developer
2 30 (31.58%) .NET Developer
3 11 (11.58%) Senior Developer
4 9 (9.47%) Java Developer
4 9 (9.47%) C# Developer
4 9 (9.47%) Web Developer
5 7 (7.37%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (6.32%) UI Developer
6 6 (6.32%) UI Programmer
7 5 (5.26%) Agile .NET Developer
7 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.26%) PHP Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (4.21%) .NET Web Developer
8 4 (4.21%) iOS Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Django Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Mobile Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (78.95%) HTML
2 73 (76.84%) CSS
3 60 (63.16%) jQuery
4 46 (48.42%) .NET
5 38 (40.00%) XML
6 34 (35.79%) Web Services
7 29 (30.53%) ASP.NET
7 29 (30.53%) CSS3
8 27 (28.42%) HTML5
9 25 (26.32%) JSON
10 23 (24.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (21.05%) XHTML
12 18 (18.95%) REST
13 17 (17.89%) XSLT
14 16 (16.84%) LINQ
15 15 (15.79%) WCF
16 14 (14.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 13 (13.68%) Sass
17 13 (13.68%) Spring
17 13 (13.68%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) Computer Science
2 13 (13.68%) Open Source
3 10 (10.53%) NHS
4 7 (7.37%) Web 2.0
5 4 (4.21%) Linked Data
5 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.21%) N-Tier
6 3 (3.16%) iPad
7 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.11%) User Experience
7 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.11%) W3C
7 2 (2.11%) Semantic Web
8 1 (1.05%) iSeries
8 1 (1.05%) Telematics
8 1 (1.05%) DTV
8 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.05%) Derivative
8 1 (1.05%) Graphic Design
8 1 (1.05%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.37%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.32%) Linux
3 5 (5.26%) UNIX
4 4 (4.21%) Windows
5 3 (3.16%) Android
6 2 (2.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (53.68%) MVC
2 46 (48.42%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (43.16%) TDD
4 26 (27.37%) Scrum
5 18 (18.95%) OO
6 17 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (15.79%) Web Development
8 13 (13.68%) SOA
9 12 (12.63%) E-Commerce
10 9 (9.47%) BDD
11 8 (8.42%) Unit Testing
11 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
12 7 (7.37%) iOS Development
12 7 (7.37%) Kanban
13 6 (6.32%) OOP
14 5 (5.26%) ITIL
14 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2
14 5 (5.26%) Refactoring
14 5 (5.26%) Web Design
14 5 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 72 (75.79%) JavaScript
2 44 (46.32%) C#
3 26 (27.37%) Java
4 21 (22.11%) SQL
5 19 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 18 (18.95%) XPath
7 11 (11.58%) PHP
8 9 (9.47%) Ruby
9 5 (5.26%) Python
10 3 (3.16%) Scala
11 2 (2.11%) PHP5
11 2 (2.11%) SPARQL
11 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.05%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (17.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) COBIT
1 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.26%) Adobe
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle
2 5 (5.26%) IBM
3 3 (3.16%) Zend
3 3 (3.16%) hybris
4 2 (2.11%) Twitter
4 2 (2.11%) Google
4 2 (2.11%) SAP
5 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.05%) Telerik
5 1 (1.05%) Atlassian
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