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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ajax
Rank 87 91 64
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -27
Contract jobs citing Ajax 72 50 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.90% 1.53% 2.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.04% 5.90% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 32 36
Average daily rate £366 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.69% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £277 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £34.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+56.71% +1.51%
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
1023 848 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.99% 25.92% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 544 435
Average daily rate £360 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 25 15
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.93 £19.36 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 32 £360 +10.76% 13
Cheshire +8 26 £475 +58.33% 4
Merseyside +6 9 £325 +13.04% 1
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 86 (88.66%) HTML
2 85 (87.63%) JavaScript
3 74 (76.29%) CSS
4 72 (74.23%) jQuery
5 60 (61.86%) XML
6 51 (52.58%) HTML5
7 43 (44.33%) Git (software)
8 41 (42.27%) Java
9 36 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (35.05%) MVC
11 29 (29.90%) Unit Testing
11 29 (29.90%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (27.84%) Front End Development
13 24 (24.74%) Subversion
14 21 (21.65%) Web Design
14 21 (21.65%) .NET
15 20 (20.62%) C#
15 20 (20.62%) CSS3
15 20 (20.62%) JIRA
16 19 (19.59%) SQL Server
16 19 (19.59%) XHTML
17 18 (18.56%) SOAP
17 18 (18.56%) Web Services
17 18 (18.56%) SEO
17 18 (18.56%) JSON
17 18 (18.56%) Responsive Web Design
18 17 (17.53%) SQL
18 17 (17.53%) XSLT
19 16 (16.49%) JSP
19 16 (16.49%) D3.js

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (7.22%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.15%) ATG Dynamo
2 5 (5.15%) Confluence
2 5 (5.15%) IIS
2 5 (5.15%) JBoss
3 4 (4.12%) CMS
3 4 (4.12%) Umbraco
4 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.09%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.06%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.03%) Apache
6 1 (1.03%) JCAPS
6 1 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.03%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.09%) MS Office
3 2 (2.06%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Magento
2 2 (2.06%) osCommerce
3 1 (1.03%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.03%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) Firewall
1 2 (2.06%) HTTP
2 1 (1.03%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.43%) MySQL
3 10 (10.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (8.25%) Relational Database
4 8 (8.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database
6 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.06%) DB2
7 2 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.03%) GIS
8 1 (1.03%) QGIS
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (44.33%) Git (software)
2 24 (24.74%) Subversion
3 20 (20.62%) JIRA
4 13 (13.40%) Mercurial
5 8 (8.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (8.25%) Visual Studio
6 7 (7.22%) Maven
7 5 (5.15%) Ant
7 5 (5.15%) JUnit
8 4 (4.12%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 4 (4.12%) Xcode
9 2 (2.06%) Firebug
9 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.03%) Axure RP
10 1 (1.03%) Grunt
10 1 (1.03%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.03%) JDeveloper
10 1 (1.03%) QUnit
10 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (5.15%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Banking
2 3 (3.09%) Retail
3 1 (1.03%) Electronics
3 1 (1.03%) Local Government
3 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.03%) Marketing
3 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 96 (98.97%) Developer
2 32 (32.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 21 (21.65%) Java Developer
4 20 (20.62%) HTML Developer
5 19 (19.59%) UI Developer
6 17 (17.53%) JavaScript Developer
7 16 (16.49%) HTML CSS Developer
8 12 (12.37%) Web Developer
9 11 (11.34%) .NET Developer
9 11 (11.34%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 10 (10.31%) Web UI Developer
11 8 (8.25%) Senior Developer
12 5 (5.15%) Applications Developer
12 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 5 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (5.15%) C# Developer
12 5 (5.15%) Hybris Developer
12 5 (5.15%) Lead Developer
13 4 (4.12%) Mobile Applications Developer
13 4 (4.12%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (88.66%) HTML
2 74 (76.29%) CSS
3 72 (74.23%) jQuery
4 60 (61.86%) XML
5 51 (52.58%) HTML5
6 21 (21.65%) .NET
7 20 (20.62%) CSS3
8 19 (19.59%) XHTML
9 18 (18.56%) JSON
9 18 (18.56%) SOAP
9 18 (18.56%) Web Services
10 17 (17.53%) XSLT
11 16 (16.49%) D3.js
11 16 (16.49%) JSP
11 16 (16.49%) LESS
11 16 (16.49%) Sass
12 15 (15.46%) Handlebars
12 15 (15.46%) Mustache
12 15 (15.46%) RESTful
12 15 (15.46%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.46%) User Experience
2 5 (5.15%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.15%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.12%) iPad
4 3 (3.09%) NHS
4 3 (3.09%) Web 2.0
5 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.06%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.03%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.22%) Unix
1 7 (7.22%) Windows
2 5 (5.15%) Android
2 5 (5.15%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.15%) Linux
3 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.03%) webOS
4 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (35.05%) MVC
3 29 (29.90%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (29.90%) Unit Testing
4 27 (27.84%) Front End Development
5 21 (21.65%) Web Design
6 18 (18.56%) Responsive Web Design
6 18 (18.56%) SEO
7 15 (15.46%) E-Commerce
7 15 (15.46%) OO
8 10 (10.31%) Scrum
9 5 (5.15%) B2C
9 5 (5.15%) Integration Testing
9 5 (5.15%) Project Management
9 5 (5.15%) System Testing
10 4 (4.12%) Data Validation
10 4 (4.12%) Kanban
10 4 (4.12%) Open Source
10 4 (4.12%) TDD
10 4 (4.12%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 85 (87.63%) JavaScript
2 41 (42.27%) Java
3 20 (20.62%) C#
4 17 (17.53%) SQL
5 12 (12.37%) XPath
6 10 (10.31%) PHP
7 7 (7.22%) VB.NET
8 5 (5.15%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.12%) Objective-C
9 4 (4.12%) Python
10 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.03%) Perl
11 1 (1.03%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 15 (15.46%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.34%) BC Cleared
3 7 (7.22%) Degree
4 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.06%) OCPJP
4 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) Puppet
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 11 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.28%) Oracle
3 5 (5.15%) ATG
3 5 (5.15%) hybris
4 4 (4.12%) Appcelerator
4 4 (4.12%) Xamarin
5 3 (3.09%) EPiServer
5 3 (3.09%) OpenText
6 1 (1.03%) Adobe
6 1 (1.03%) Ektron
6 1 (1.03%) SAP
6 1 (1.03%) Sitecore
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