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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 102 59 52
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -7
Contract jobs citing Ajax 40 77 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.24% 2.68% 3.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.01% 9.17% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 47 65
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £365
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 £36.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +45.33%
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
798 840 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.67% 29.22% 31.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 455 570
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 28
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +22.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.69 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -15 29 £325 - 24
Cheshire -21 6 £344 +9.12% 19
Merseyside -2 4 £275 -11.29% 4
Lancashire -21 2 £750 +130.76% 5
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 66 (85.71%) HTML
2 58 (75.32%) CSS
3 51 (66.23%) JavaScript
4 43 (55.84%) C#
5 39 (50.65%) .NET
6 38 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (49.35%) TDD
6 38 (49.35%) jQuery
7 31 (40.26%) HTML5
7 31 (40.26%) MVC
7 31 (40.26%) SQL Server
7 31 (40.26%) XML
8 27 (35.06%) Java
9 25 (32.47%) Web Services
10 24 (31.17%) SQL
11 23 (29.87%) CSS3
12 22 (28.57%) PHP
13 19 (24.68%) ASP.NET
13 19 (24.68%) XHTML
14 17 (22.08%) OO
15 16 (20.78%) BDD
16 15 (19.48%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (18.18%) WCF
17 14 (18.18%) JSON
17 14 (18.18%) Linux
18 12 (15.58%) Scrum
18 12 (15.58%) Python
18 12 (15.58%) Scala
18 12 (15.58%) Open Source
19 11 (14.29%) Ruby

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 5 (6.49%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.19%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (5.19%) IIS
2 4 (5.19%) CMS
3 3 (3.90%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.90%) MQSeries
3 3 (3.90%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (3.90%) Escenic
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.30%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.30%) CorelDRAW
3 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) WebTrends
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (40.26%) SQL Server
2 15 (19.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (12.99%) MySQL
3 10 (12.99%) NoSQL
4 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.90%) Big Data
6 3 (3.90%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.30%) SQLPlus
8 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.30%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Subversion
2 7 (9.09%) NUnit
2 7 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 6 (7.79%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.90%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.90%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.60%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (2.60%) QUnit
5 2 (2.60%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.60%) JIRA
6 1 (1.30%) Xcode
6 1 (1.30%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.30%) JUnit
6 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.30%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.30%) Hudson
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Retail
2 2 (2.60%) Games
3 1 (1.30%) Law
3 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.30%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (90.91%) Developer
2 19 (24.68%) .NET Developer
3 13 (16.88%) Java Developer
4 11 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 6 (7.79%) PHP Developer
5 6 (7.79%) Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Web Developer
6 5 (6.49%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.19%) UI Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Developer Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Programmer
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Web Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Java Programmer
8 3 (3.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (3.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (85.71%) HTML
2 58 (75.32%) CSS
3 39 (50.65%) .NET
4 38 (49.35%) jQuery
5 31 (40.26%) HTML5
5 31 (40.26%) XML
6 25 (32.47%) Web Services
7 23 (29.87%) CSS3
8 19 (24.68%) ASP.NET
8 19 (24.68%) XHTML
9 14 (18.18%) WCF
9 14 (18.18%) JSON
10 11 (14.29%) XSLT
11 10 (12.99%) .NET Framework
12 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (11.69%) Sass
12 9 (11.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (11.69%) Spring
12 9 (11.69%) J2EE
13 8 (10.39%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Open Source
2 4 (5.19%) Web 2.0
2 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.19%) NHS
3 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.60%) User Experience
4 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) W3C
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) Derivative
5 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.30%) Social Media
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Linux
2 4 (5.19%) UNIX
2 4 (5.19%) Windows
3 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.30%) Android
4 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (49.35%) TDD
2 31 (40.26%) MVC
3 17 (22.08%) OO
4 16 (20.78%) BDD
5 12 (15.58%) Scrum
6 10 (12.99%) Web Development
6 10 (12.99%) Unit Testing
6 10 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (11.69%) OOP
8 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 7 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.49%) SOA
9 5 (6.49%) UML
9 5 (6.49%) OO PHP
10 4 (5.19%) Web Design
11 3 (3.90%) OOD
11 3 (3.90%) OOA/OOD
11 3 (3.90%) RUP
11 3 (3.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 51 (66.23%) JavaScript
2 43 (55.84%) C#
3 27 (35.06%) Java
4 24 (31.17%) SQL
5 22 (28.57%) PHP
6 12 (15.58%) Python
6 12 (15.58%) Scala
7 11 (14.29%) Ruby
8 9 (11.69%) XPath
8 9 (11.69%) C++
9 8 (10.39%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.60%) PHP5
11 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.30%) C
12 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) COBIT
Vendors
1 8 (10.39%) Oracle
2 4 (5.19%) Zend
3 3 (3.90%) Adobe
3 3 (3.90%) JBoss
4 2 (2.60%) Twitter
4 2 (2.60%) Google
4 2 (2.60%) IBM
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.60%) Telerik
5 1 (1.30%) SAP
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.30%) hybris
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