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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ajax
Rank 118 96 47
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -49
Contract jobs citing Ajax 40 36 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 1.20% 3.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.83% 4.90% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 61
Average daily rate
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£350 £368 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £520 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £325 £304
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £30.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +7.01%
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
829 735 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.66% 24.48% 29.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 438 423
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 17
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.75 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -5 25 £331 -5.35% 23
Cheshire -6 12 £425 -18.26% 13
Lancashire +12 4 £325 -31.21% 4
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (88.57%) JavaScript
2 47 (67.14%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (65.71%) jQuery
4 45 (64.29%) HTML
5 43 (61.43%) CSS
6 35 (50.00%) MVC
7 33 (47.14%) C#
8 31 (44.29%) .NET
9 27 (38.57%) HTML5
10 26 (37.14%) SQL
11 24 (34.29%) ASP.NET
11 24 (34.29%) Unit Testing
12 20 (28.57%) WCF
12 20 (28.57%) AngularJS
12 20 (28.57%) Scrum
13 19 (27.14%) Web Services
13 19 (27.14%) XML
13 19 (27.14%) Java
14 18 (25.71%) TDD
14 18 (25.71%) CSS3
15 17 (24.29%) Entity Framework
15 17 (24.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (24.29%) .NET Framework
16 16 (22.86%) XHTML
16 16 (22.86%) LINQ
17 14 (20.00%) JSON
17 14 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
17 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
18 11 (15.71%) PHP
18 11 (15.71%) OO

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (15.71%) Node.js
2 8 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 5 (7.14%) CMS
4 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.29%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.86%) Confluence
6 1 (1.43%) Documentum
6 1 (1.43%) iPlanet
6 1 (1.43%) JBoss
6 1 (1.43%) Apache
6 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.43%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) SaaS
1 2 (2.86%) PaaS
1 2 (2.86%) IaaS
2 1 (1.43%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) HTTP
2 1 (1.43%) SSL
2 1 (1.43%) SSH
2 1 (1.43%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.43%) MySQL
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.86%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) JUnit
1 6 (8.57%) Subversion
2 5 (7.14%) JIRA
2 5 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.29%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.29%) Cactus
5 2 (2.86%) Lombardi
5 2 (2.86%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.86%) Grunt
5 2 (2.86%) Selenium
5 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.43%) Bower
6 1 (1.43%) gulp
6 1 (1.43%) Mocha
6 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.43%) Hudson
6 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.43%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.43%) CruiseControl
General
1 9 (12.86%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Electronics
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (97.14%) Developer
2 20 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 10 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 9 (12.86%) Web Developer
5 8 (11.43%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (8.57%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (7.14%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.29%) AWS Developer
9 3 (4.29%) PHP Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Team Leader
9 3 (4.29%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Architect
10 2 (2.86%) Senior C# Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Hybris Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (65.71%) jQuery
2 45 (64.29%) HTML
3 43 (61.43%) CSS
4 31 (44.29%) .NET
5 27 (38.57%) HTML5
6 24 (34.29%) ASP.NET
7 20 (28.57%) WCF
7 20 (28.57%) AngularJS
8 19 (27.14%) Web Services
8 19 (27.14%) XML
9 18 (25.71%) CSS3
10 17 (24.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (24.29%) Entity Framework
10 17 (24.29%) .NET Framework
11 16 (22.86%) XHTML
11 16 (22.86%) LINQ
12 14 (20.00%) JSON
13 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 10 (14.29%) REST
15 9 (12.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Web 2.0
1 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) Social Media
2 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.86%) User Experience
2 2 (2.86%) DTV
3 1 (1.43%) Tandem
3 1 (1.43%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) UNIX
2 3 (4.29%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (4.29%) Android
2 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (67.14%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (50.00%) MVC
3 24 (34.29%) Unit Testing
4 20 (28.57%) Scrum
5 18 (25.71%) TDD
6 14 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (15.71%) OO
8 7 (10.00%) Pair Programming
8 7 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (10.00%) BDD
9 6 (8.57%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.57%) Integration Testing
10 5 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 5 (7.14%) Web Development
10 5 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (7.14%) SDLC
11 4 (5.71%) Mentoring
11 4 (5.71%) SOA
11 4 (5.71%) Content Management
12 3 (4.29%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (88.57%) JavaScript
2 33 (47.14%) C#
3 26 (37.14%) SQL
4 19 (27.14%) Java
5 11 (15.71%) PHP
6 5 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.29%) Python
7 3 (4.29%) Objective-C
7 3 (4.29%) XPath
8 2 (2.86%) PHP5
8 2 (2.86%) Scala
8 2 (2.86%) Ruby
9 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.43%) XAML
9 1 (1.43%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.43%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.43%) VB
9 1 (1.43%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.00%) Oracle
3 5 (7.14%) IBM
4 3 (4.29%) Perforce
5 2 (2.86%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.86%) SAP
5 2 (2.86%) Adobe
5 2 (2.86%) hybris
6 1 (1.43%) HP
6 1 (1.43%) Avaya
6 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.43%) Ektron
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