The first table below looks at the demand for jQuery 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 jQuery over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
jQuery
Rank 32 34 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +26
Contract jobs citing jQuery 163 106 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.05% 4.33% 2.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.45% 16.43% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 56 50
Average daily rate £328 £306 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.93% +4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.57 £20.00 £14.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.85% +33.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +81.81%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
797 645 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.70% 26.33% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 337 506
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 37
Average hourly rate £40.29 £29.00 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.91% +32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.39 £13.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £160.50 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
jQuery
England

jQuery
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing jQuery across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

jQuery Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

jQuery
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing jQuery across the North West region.

jQuery Daily Rate Trend in the North West

jQuery
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing jQuery across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

jQuery Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

jQuery
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing jQuery across the North West region.

jQuery Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

jQuery
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 jQuery within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +13 104 £325 +18.18% 91
Cheshire -2 35 £350 +7.69% 31
Lancashire -14 15 £369 +34.09% 7
Merseyside +2 8 £301 +100.33% 20
Cumbria - - - -
jQuery
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jQuery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing jQuery 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 jQuery.

1 259 (83.28%) JavaScript
2 237 (76.21%) HTML
3 221 (71.06%) CSS
4 173 (55.63%) .NET
5 135 (43.41%) C#
6 130 (41.80%) HTML5
7 120 (38.59%) MVC
8 105 (33.76%) ASP.NET
9 103 (33.12%) CSS3
10 98 (31.51%) SQL Server
11 83 (26.69%) SQL
12 77 (24.76%) Ajax
13 67 (21.54%) XML
14 65 (20.90%) TDD
15 61 (19.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 59 (18.97%) Java
17 58 (18.65%) Scrum
18 56 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
19 54 (17.36%) Web Services
20 50 (16.08%) JSON
21 46 (14.79%) Spring
22 44 (14.15%) Microsoft
23 43 (13.83%) .NET Framework
24 42 (13.50%) WCF
25 38 (12.22%) PHP
26 33 (10.61%) MySQL
27 31 (9.97%) Web Development
28 30 (9.65%) J2EE
28 30 (9.65%) Sass
29 29 (9.32%) Visual Studio

jQuery
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing jQuery 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 jQuery. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (7.72%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.43%) CMS
3 13 (4.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (3.86%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (3.86%) WordPress
5 9 (2.89%) Apache
5 9 (2.89%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.57%) Adobe CQ
6 8 (2.57%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (2.57%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.25%) Drupal
7 7 (2.25%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.25%) IIS
8 6 (1.93%) Escenic
8 6 (1.93%) Node.js
8 6 (1.93%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.93%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.64%) Orchard CMS
9 2 (0.64%) Moodle
9 2 (0.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.18%) Photoshop
3 11 (3.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.96%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.96%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.64%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.32%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (3.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.25%) Intranet
2 4 (1.29%) Internet
3 3 (0.96%) SMTP
4 2 (0.64%) HTTP
4 2 (0.64%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (31.51%) SQL Server
2 33 (10.61%) MySQL
3 25 (8.04%) Relational Database
4 23 (7.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (4.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (4.18%) RavenDB
7 8 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.93%) Big Data
9 6 (1.93%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.61%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.29%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.96%) InterSystems Cache
12 3 (0.96%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.96%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.64%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (9.32%) Visual Studio
2 27 (8.68%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.43%) Subversion
4 15 (4.82%) ReSharper
5 11 (3.54%) Axure RP
6 9 (2.89%) Eclipse
6 9 (2.89%) Moq
7 8 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.57%) JUnit
7 8 (2.57%) Selenium
8 7 (2.25%) NUnit
8 7 (2.25%) JIRA
9 6 (1.93%) PHPUnit
10 5 (1.61%) Mockito
10 5 (1.61%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.29%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.29%) Maven
12 3 (0.96%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.96%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.96%) Mocha
General
1 27 (8.68%) Finance
2 11 (3.54%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.61%) Banking
4 4 (1.29%) Marketing
4 4 (1.29%) Retail
5 3 (0.96%) Games
5 3 (0.96%) Local Government
6 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Publishing
7 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 288 (92.60%) Developer
2 93 (29.90%) .NET Developer
3 49 (15.76%) Web Developer
4 44 (14.15%) Java Developer
5 39 (12.54%) Front-End Developer
6 23 (7.40%) C# Developer
7 22 (7.07%) ASP.NET Developer
8 21 (6.75%) Senior Developer
9 18 (5.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 17 (5.47%) C# .NET Developer
11 16 (5.14%) SharePoint Developer
12 15 (4.82%) PHP Developer
12 15 (4.82%) Front-End Web Developer
13 14 (4.50%) UI Developer
14 12 (3.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 11 (3.54%) Designer
16 9 (2.89%) JavaScript Developer
16 9 (2.89%) UI Programmer
17 8 (2.57%) Software Engineer
17 8 (2.57%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (76.21%) HTML
2 221 (71.06%) CSS
3 173 (55.63%) .NET
4 130 (41.80%) HTML5
5 105 (33.76%) ASP.NET
6 103 (33.12%) CSS3
7 77 (24.76%) Ajax
8 67 (21.54%) XML
9 61 (19.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 54 (17.36%) Web Services
11 50 (16.08%) JSON
12 46 (14.79%) Spring
13 43 (13.83%) .NET Framework
14 42 (13.50%) WCF
15 30 (9.65%) J2EE
15 30 (9.65%) Sass
16 27 (8.68%) XHTML
17 24 (7.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 24 (7.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 24 (7.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.14%) Open Source
2 12 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (3.86%) NHS
2 12 (3.86%) Web 2.0
2 12 (3.86%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.57%) Inversion of Control
3 8 (2.57%) N-Tier
4 6 (1.93%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.96%) Online Banking
6 3 (0.96%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.96%) W3C
7 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.64%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.64%) RIA
7 2 (0.64%) Online Gambling
7 2 (0.64%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.64%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.32%) Derivative
8 1 (0.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.75%) Windows
2 6 (1.93%) Linux
3 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.29%) Fedora
4 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.64%) Android
5 1 (0.32%) UNIX
5 1 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (38.59%) MVC
2 65 (20.90%) TDD
3 58 (18.65%) Scrum
4 56 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (9.97%) Web Development
6 28 (9.00%) OO
6 28 (9.00%) E-Commerce
7 27 (8.68%) Responsive Web Design
8 26 (8.36%) Web Design
8 26 (8.36%) OOP
9 20 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (6.11%) Unit Testing
11 18 (5.79%) Dependency Injection
12 17 (5.47%) Configuration Management
13 16 (5.14%) SOA
14 15 (4.82%) Software Engineering
14 15 (4.82%) Pair Programming
15 13 (4.18%) Requirements Management
15 13 (4.18%) OOD
16 10 (3.22%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 259 (83.28%) JavaScript
2 135 (43.41%) C#
3 83 (26.69%) SQL
4 59 (18.97%) Java
5 38 (12.22%) PHP
6 20 (6.43%) T-SQL
7 16 (5.14%) XPath
8 10 (3.22%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.22%) VB
9 8 (2.57%) Scala
10 7 (2.25%) Ruby
11 6 (1.93%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.61%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.29%) C++
14 3 (0.96%) VB6
14 3 (0.96%) PHP5
14 3 (0.96%) Python
14 3 (0.96%) VBScript
14 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.64%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (8.68%) Degree
2 6 (1.93%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.25%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) Plesk
Vendors
1 44 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.68%) Adobe
3 18 (5.79%) Oracle
4 10 (3.22%) JBoss
4 10 (3.22%) Zend
5 6 (1.93%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.61%) DevExpress
6 5 (1.61%) hybris
7 4 (1.29%) Twitter
7 4 (1.29%) Endeca
7 4 (1.29%) Orchard
7 4 (1.29%) FatWire
7 4 (1.29%) Telerik
8 2 (0.64%) Vertica
8 2 (0.64%) IBM
8 2 (0.64%) Sony
8 2 (0.64%) Perforce
9 1 (0.32%) Open Text
9 1 (0.32%) Google
9 1 (0.32%) SAP
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