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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ajax
Rank 125 130 81
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -49
Contract jobs citing Ajax 42 28 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.04% 0.72% 2.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.14% 3.15% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 30
Average daily rate £400 £363 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £306 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £458 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £38.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-27.63% +16.92%
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
1014 888 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.22% 22.87% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 560 428
Average daily rate £388 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 7
Average hourly rate £39.25 £42.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +4.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.13 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ajax across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Ajax Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 April 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
Cheshire +8 18 £458 +30.71% 2
Manchester -11 13 £375 +7.14% 6
Merseyside - 10 £375 - 1
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 97 (93.27%) JavaScript
2 87 (83.65%) HTML
3 79 (75.96%) CSS
4 69 (66.35%) jQuery
5 61 (58.65%) XML
6 50 (48.08%) Java
7 40 (38.46%) HTML5
8 39 (37.50%) Git (software)
9 36 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (27.88%) Unit Testing
11 28 (26.92%) Front End Development
11 28 (26.92%) Web Services
12 27 (25.96%) MVC
13 25 (24.04%) JSP
14 24 (23.08%) E-Commerce
15 23 (22.12%) Subversion
15 23 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (22.12%) Web Development
16 22 (21.15%) Web Design
17 21 (20.19%) SQL
17 21 (20.19%) .NET
17 21 (20.19%) SQL Server
17 21 (20.19%) Responsive Web Design
18 20 (19.23%) JIRA
18 20 (19.23%) C#
19 18 (17.31%) SOAP
19 18 (17.31%) SEO
19 18 (17.31%) CSS3
19 18 (17.31%) User Experience
20 17 (16.35%) JSON

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 13 (12.50%) ATG Dynamo
1 13 (12.50%) JBoss
2 7 (6.73%) GeoServer
2 7 (6.73%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.81%) Confluence
4 4 (3.85%) CMS
4 4 (3.85%) IIS
4 4 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.85%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.88%) IBM Domino
5 3 (2.88%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.88%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.92%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) GitHub
2 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) Firewall
2 1 (0.96%) Extranet
2 1 (0.96%) Internet
2 1 (0.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.65%) Oracle Database
2 9 (8.65%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (7.69%) MySQL
3 8 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (6.73%) GIS
4 7 (6.73%) QGIS
4 7 (6.73%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (6.73%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.92%) DB2
6 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.96%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.96%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 39 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 23 (22.12%) Subversion
3 20 (19.23%) JIRA
4 13 (12.50%) Mercurial
5 9 (8.65%) Ant
5 9 (8.65%) Maven
6 6 (5.77%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.81%) JUnit
8 4 (3.85%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 4 (3.85%) Xcode
9 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.92%) JDeveloper
11 1 (0.96%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.96%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.96%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.96%) QUnit
General
1 9 (8.65%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Local Government
3 2 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (0.96%) Electronics
4 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.96%) Marketing
4 1 (0.96%) Retail
4 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (98.08%) Developer
2 32 (30.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 26 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 22 (21.15%) UI Developer
5 18 (17.31%) JavaScript Developer
6 15 (14.42%) HTML Developer
7 14 (13.46%) HTML CSS Developer
7 14 (13.46%) Web Developer
8 12 (11.54%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 12 (11.54%) Web UI Developer
9 11 (10.58%) Applications Developer
9 11 (10.58%) Senior Developer
10 7 (6.73%) GIS Developer
11 5 (4.81%) .NET Developer
11 5 (4.81%) Hybris Developer
11 5 (4.81%) J2EE Developer
11 5 (4.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 5 (4.81%) Lead Developer
12 4 (3.85%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 4 (3.85%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (83.65%) HTML
2 79 (75.96%) CSS
3 69 (66.35%) jQuery
4 61 (58.65%) XML
5 40 (38.46%) HTML5
6 28 (26.92%) Web Services
7 25 (24.04%) JSP
8 21 (20.19%) .NET
9 18 (17.31%) CSS3
9 18 (17.31%) SOAP
10 17 (16.35%) JSON
10 17 (16.35%) XSLT
11 16 (15.38%) ASP.NET
11 16 (15.38%) LESS
11 16 (15.38%) RESTful
11 16 (15.38%) Sass
12 15 (14.42%) Handlebars
12 15 (14.42%) Mustache
12 15 (14.42%) Underscore.js
13 14 (13.46%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.31%) User Experience
2 11 (10.58%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.81%) Web 2.0
4 4 (3.85%) iPad
5 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.88%) NHS
6 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.96%) Animation
7 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.96%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.81%) Android
1 5 (4.81%) Apple iOS
1 5 (4.81%) Unix
1 5 (4.81%) Windows
2 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.96%) webOS
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone
3 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.88%) Unit Testing
3 28 (26.92%) Front End Development
4 27 (25.96%) MVC
5 24 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 23 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (22.12%) Web Development
7 22 (21.15%) Web Design
8 21 (20.19%) Responsive Web Design
9 18 (17.31%) SEO
10 14 (13.46%) Scrum
11 13 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 13 (12.50%) System Testing
12 10 (9.62%) OO
13 8 (7.69%) Open Source
14 7 (6.73%) Systems Analysis
15 6 (5.77%) Change Management
15 6 (5.77%) Mobile Application Development
16 5 (4.81%) Integration Testing
16 5 (4.81%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 97 (93.27%) JavaScript
2 50 (48.08%) Java
3 21 (20.19%) SQL
4 20 (19.23%) C#
5 12 (11.54%) XPath
6 9 (8.65%) PL/SQL
7 7 (6.73%) Python
7 7 (6.73%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.85%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.88%) PHP
10 2 (1.92%) LotusScript
10 2 (1.92%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.92%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.96%) Delphi
11 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.58%) BC Cleared
3 7 (6.73%) Degree
4 3 (2.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.92%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.50%) ATG
2 13 (12.50%) Oracle
3 5 (4.81%) hybris
4 4 (3.85%) Appcelerator
4 4 (3.85%) Endeca
4 4 (3.85%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.88%) EPiServer
5 3 (2.88%) Lotus
5 3 (2.88%) OpenText
6 1 (0.96%) Adobe
6 1 (0.96%) SAP
6 1 (0.96%) WorldPay