The first table below looks at the demand for JSON 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 JSON over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
JSON
Rank 93 90 117
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +27
Contract jobs citing JSON 40 40 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 1.48% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.40% 5.10% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% +7.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £374 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.55% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £22.66 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+36.80% -29.18%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
741 784 1024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.50% 28.94% 31.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 412 566
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 38
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
JSON
England

JSON
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

JSON Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

JSON
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

JSON Daily Rate Trend in the North West

JSON
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JSON across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

JSON Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

JSON
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

JSON Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

JSON
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 JSON within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Cheshire +13 18 £480 +39.13% 12
Manchester -15 16 £275 -14.72% 12
Lancashire -17 1 £495 +58.40% 2
Merseyside - - - -
JSON
England

JSON
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing JSON 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 JSON.

1 69 (85.19%) JavaScript
2 51 (62.96%) HTML
3 48 (59.26%) CSS
4 44 (54.32%) Web Services
5 43 (53.09%) SQL
6 38 (46.91%) C#
7 37 (45.68%) Java
7 37 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (44.44%) Linux
9 34 (41.98%) TDD
10 33 (40.74%) XML
11 29 (35.80%) PHP
12 27 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (33.33%) HTML5
13 26 (32.10%) RESTful
14 24 (29.63%) .NET
14 24 (29.63%) Python
14 24 (29.63%) Ajax
15 22 (27.16%) Ruby
15 22 (27.16%) MVC
15 22 (27.16%) CSS3
16 21 (25.93%) NoSQL
16 21 (25.93%) jQuery
16 21 (25.93%) Unit Testing
17 20 (24.69%) BDD
17 20 (24.69%) Open Source
17 20 (24.69%) C++
18 18 (22.22%) Scala
19 16 (19.75%) Scrum
20 14 (17.28%) REST

JSON
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing JSON 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 JSON. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.17%) CMS
2 4 (4.94%) WordPress
3 3 (3.70%) Confluence
4 2 (2.47%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.23%) IIS
5 1 (1.23%) Apache
5 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Magento
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.23%) SaaS
1 1 (1.23%) PaaS
1 1 (1.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) HTTP
2 3 (3.70%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.70%) AMQP
3 2 (2.47%) SMTP
4 1 (1.23%) Internet
4 1 (1.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.93%) NoSQL
2 10 (12.35%) MySQL
2 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 8 (9.88%) Subversion
2 8 (9.88%) Maven
3 7 (8.64%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.70%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.70%) JIRA
4 3 (3.70%) Mercurial
4 3 (3.70%) Gradle
4 3 (3.70%) JUnit
5 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.23%) Xcode
6 1 (1.23%) Selenium
6 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.23%) T4 Templates
6 1 (1.23%) Moq
6 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (6.17%) Marketing
2 4 (4.94%) Finance
3 1 (1.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 73 (90.12%) Developer
2 12 (14.81%) Java Developer
3 10 (12.35%) .NET Developer
3 10 (12.35%) Web Developer
3 10 (12.35%) Senior Developer
4 8 (9.88%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (6.17%) PHP Developer
6 4 (4.94%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.94%) ServiceNow Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Administrator
7 3 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Senior Web Developer
7 3 (3.70%) Architect
7 3 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.47%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Java Architect
8 2 (2.47%) Python Developer
8 2 (2.47%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (62.96%) HTML
2 48 (59.26%) CSS
3 44 (54.32%) Web Services
4 33 (40.74%) XML
5 27 (33.33%) HTML5
6 26 (32.10%) RESTful
7 24 (29.63%) Ajax
7 24 (29.63%) .NET
8 22 (27.16%) CSS3
9 21 (25.93%) jQuery
10 14 (17.28%) REST
11 9 (11.11%) Java EE
11 9 (11.11%) LINQ
11 9 (11.11%) XHTML
12 8 (9.88%) JMS
12 8 (9.88%) ASP.NET
12 8 (9.88%) NHibernate
12 8 (9.88%) .NET Framework
13 6 (7.41%) DOM
14 5 (6.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.69%) Open Source
2 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.70%) N-Tier
2 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.47%) Wiki
3 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.23%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 36 (44.44%) Linux
2 5 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.94%) Windows
4 2 (2.47%) Android
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (41.98%) TDD
3 27 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (27.16%) MVC
5 21 (25.93%) Unit Testing
6 20 (24.69%) BDD
7 16 (19.75%) Scrum
8 11 (13.58%) OO
9 10 (12.35%) Pair Programming
10 9 (11.11%) Refactoring
11 8 (9.88%) User Stories
12 7 (8.64%) Web Design
13 6 (7.41%) E-Commerce
14 5 (6.17%) Project Management
14 5 (6.17%) ITSM
14 5 (6.17%) Web Development
14 5 (6.17%) OO PHP
14 5 (6.17%) Agile Project Management
15 4 (4.94%) Responsive Web Design
15 4 (4.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 69 (85.19%) JavaScript
2 43 (53.09%) SQL
3 38 (46.91%) C#
4 37 (45.68%) Java
5 29 (35.80%) PHP
6 24 (29.63%) Python
7 22 (27.16%) Ruby
8 20 (24.69%) C++
9 18 (22.22%) Scala
10 9 (11.11%) T-SQL
11 6 (7.41%) XPath
12 5 (6.17%) PHP5
13 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
13 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
13 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
14 1 (1.23%) VBScript
14 1 (1.23%) VB
14 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
14 1 (1.23%) Objective-C
14 1 (1.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (6.17%) Red Hat
2 4 (4.94%) Adobe
2 4 (4.94%) ServiceNow
3 3 (3.70%) JBoss
3 3 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle
5 1 (1.23%) Twitter
5 1 (1.23%) Vertica
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