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 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ajax
Rank 121 97 49
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -48
Contract jobs citing Ajax 40 41 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.95% 1.30% 3.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.88% 4.98% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 54
Average daily rate
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£385 £374 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.01% +20.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £520 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +9.09%
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
1030 823 853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.54% 26.19% 29.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 484 460
Average daily rate £388 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 13 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £30.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.78% -

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 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 27 August 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 -21 20 £338 -3.57% 17
Cheshire -7 17 £425 -18.26% 23
Lancashire -6 2 £400 -34.56% 4
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 62 (83.78%) JavaScript
2 51 (68.92%) HTML
3 45 (60.81%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (59.46%) CSS
4 44 (59.46%) jQuery
5 33 (44.59%) MVC
6 32 (43.24%) C#
7 30 (40.54%) .NET
8 29 (39.19%) HTML5
9 25 (33.78%) SQL
9 25 (33.78%) XML
10 21 (28.38%) ASP.NET
10 21 (28.38%) Java
10 21 (28.38%) XHTML
11 20 (27.03%) Unit Testing
12 19 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (24.32%) Web Services
13 18 (24.32%) Entity Framework
13 18 (24.32%) CSS3
14 17 (22.97%) AngularJS
14 17 (22.97%) SQL Server
15 16 (21.62%) TDD
15 16 (21.62%) WCF
16 15 (20.27%) Scrum
16 15 (20.27%) PHP
17 14 (18.92%) JSON
17 14 (18.92%) .NET Framework
17 14 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC
18 12 (16.22%) LINQ
19 10 (13.51%) REST

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 9 (12.16%) Node.js
2 7 (9.46%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.76%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.76%) CMS
4 3 (4.05%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.35%) Confluence
6 1 (1.35%) Documentum
6 1 (1.35%) iPlanet
6 1 (1.35%) JBoss
6 1 (1.35%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Tridion
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) SaaS
1 2 (2.70%) PaaS
1 2 (2.70%) IaaS
2 1 (1.35%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.35%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) HTTP
2 1 (1.35%) SSL
2 1 (1.35%) SSH
2 1 (1.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.97%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.51%) MySQL
3 5 (6.76%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.41%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.41%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.05%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.70%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.76%) JUnit
4 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.41%) Subversion
4 4 (5.41%) JIRA
5 3 (4.05%) Cactus
5 3 (4.05%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.70%) Maven
6 2 (2.70%) Lombardi
6 2 (2.70%) Selenium
6 2 (2.70%) Firebug
6 2 (2.70%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.70%) Grunt
7 1 (1.35%) Bower
7 1 (1.35%) gulp
7 1 (1.35%) Mocha
7 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.35%) Hudson
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (97.30%) Developer
2 19 (25.68%) .NET Developer
3 9 (12.16%) C# Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Web Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Java Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (6.76%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (6.76%) AWS Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.05%) PHP Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Team Leader
9 2 (2.70%) Architect
9 2 (2.70%) Django Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Python/Django Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (68.92%) HTML
2 44 (59.46%) CSS
2 44 (59.46%) jQuery
3 30 (40.54%) .NET
4 29 (39.19%) HTML5
5 25 (33.78%) XML
6 21 (28.38%) ASP.NET
6 21 (28.38%) XHTML
7 18 (24.32%) Web Services
7 18 (24.32%) Entity Framework
7 18 (24.32%) CSS3
8 17 (22.97%) AngularJS
9 16 (21.62%) WCF
10 14 (18.92%) .NET Framework
10 14 (18.92%) JSON
10 14 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (16.22%) LINQ
12 10 (13.51%) REST
13 9 (12.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 9 (12.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.05%) Web 2.0
2 2 (2.70%) Social Media
2 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.70%) User Experience
2 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.35%) DTV
3 1 (1.35%) Tandem
3 1 (1.35%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.11%) Windows
2 5 (6.76%) Linux
3 4 (5.41%) UNIX
4 3 (4.05%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (4.05%) Android
4 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (60.81%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.59%) MVC
3 20 (27.03%) Unit Testing
4 19 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (21.62%) TDD
6 15 (20.27%) Scrum
7 8 (10.81%) OO
8 7 (9.46%) Pair Programming
8 7 (9.46%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (9.46%) BDD
9 5 (6.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (6.76%) SDLC
9 5 (6.76%) E-Commerce
9 5 (6.76%) Integration Testing
9 5 (6.76%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.76%) Web Development
10 4 (5.41%) SOA
10 4 (5.41%) Content Management
10 4 (5.41%) Mentoring
11 3 (4.05%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (83.78%) JavaScript
2 32 (43.24%) C#
3 25 (33.78%) SQL
4 21 (28.38%) Java
5 15 (20.27%) PHP
6 5 (6.76%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.76%) Python
7 4 (5.41%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.05%) Objective-C
8 3 (4.05%) XPath
9 2 (2.70%) PHP5
9 2 (2.70%) Scala
9 2 (2.70%) Ruby
10 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.35%) XAML
10 1 (1.35%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.35%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.35%) VB
10 1 (1.35%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.81%) Oracle
3 5 (6.76%) IBM
4 3 (4.05%) Perforce
5 2 (2.70%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.70%) Adobe
6 1 (1.35%) HP
6 1 (1.35%) Avaya
6 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.35%) Ektron
6 1 (1.35%) hybris
6 1 (1.35%) SAP
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