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 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
JSON
Rank 83 83 124
Rank change year-on-year
0 +41
Contract jobs citing JSON 52 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.64% 1.41% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.63% 5.40% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 9
Average daily rate £400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £355 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +74.35%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
784 630 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.77% 26.13% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 330 503
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 £253 £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 16 30 36
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.50 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.00 £160.50 £33.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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 17 April 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 17 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
Cheshire +16 30 £400 - 5
Manchester -28 13 £325 +8.33% 12
Lancashire -18 5 £500 +53.84% 4
Merseyside 0 1 - - 2
Cumbria - - - -
JSON
England

JSON
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 81 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 76 (76.77%) HTML
3 73 (73.74%) CSS
4 52 (52.53%) CSS3
5 50 (50.51%) jQuery
6 49 (49.49%) HTML5
7 44 (44.44%) .NET
8 43 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (39.39%) SQL
10 36 (36.36%) XML
10 36 (36.36%) Scrum
11 32 (32.32%) Web Services
12 30 (30.30%) C#
12 30 (30.30%) Ajax
13 29 (29.29%) TDD
14 28 (28.28%) Java
15 25 (25.25%) MVC
16 21 (21.21%) Pair Programming
16 21 (21.21%) RESTful
17 20 (20.20%) T-SQL
18 19 (19.19%) Spring
18 19 (19.19%) REST
19 17 (17.17%) Continuous Integration
20 16 (16.16%) Configuration Management
20 16 (16.16%) SQL Server
21 14 (14.14%) Dependency Injection
22 13 (13.13%) Requirements Management
22 13 (13.13%) SOAP
22 13 (13.13%) Relational Database
23 12 (12.12%) ASP.NET

JSON
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (5.05%) SharePoint
1 5 (5.05%) WordPress
1 5 (5.05%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.03%) CMS
2 3 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.01%) IIS
3 1 (1.01%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (1.01%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (4.04%) Magento
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) SaaS
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) HTTP
2 3 (3.03%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.03%) SMTP
3 1 (1.01%) FTP
3 1 (1.01%) Internet
3 1 (1.01%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.16%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.13%) Relational Database
3 11 (11.11%) MySQL
4 6 (6.06%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.04%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.03%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.02%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.10%) Visual Studio
1 10 (10.10%) Subversion
2 8 (8.08%) Maven
3 6 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.03%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.03%) Selenium
5 2 (2.02%) T4 Templates
5 2 (2.02%) JIRA
6 1 (1.01%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.01%) Moq
6 1 (1.01%) Mocha
6 1 (1.01%) QUnit
6 1 (1.01%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.01%) Grunt
General
1 6 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (2.02%) Marketing
3 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.01%) Advertising
3 1 (1.01%) Banking
3 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 93 (93.94%) Developer
2 20 (20.20%) .NET Developer
3 19 (19.19%) Web Developer
4 15 (15.15%) Java Developer
5 6 (6.06%) C# Developer
5 6 (6.06%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.05%) Architect
6 5 (5.05%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (5.05%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (5.05%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Administrator
7 4 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (4.04%) ServiceNow Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Android Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Senior Architect
8 3 (3.03%) Senior Web Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Front-End Web Developer
9 2 (2.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (2.02%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (76.77%) HTML
2 73 (73.74%) CSS
3 52 (52.53%) CSS3
4 50 (50.51%) jQuery
5 49 (49.49%) HTML5
6 44 (44.44%) .NET
7 36 (36.36%) XML
8 32 (32.32%) Web Services
9 30 (30.30%) Ajax
10 21 (21.21%) RESTful
11 19 (19.19%) REST
11 19 (19.19%) Spring
12 13 (13.13%) SOAP
13 12 (12.12%) ASP.NET
14 11 (11.11%) LINQ
15 9 (9.09%) .NET Framework
15 9 (9.09%) Sass
16 8 (8.08%) NHibernate
17 7 (7.07%) Java EE
18 6 (6.06%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.04%) Open Source
2 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.01%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.09%) Linux
2 5 (5.05%) Android
3 3 (3.03%) Windows
4 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (36.36%) Scrum
3 29 (29.29%) TDD
4 25 (25.25%) MVC
5 21 (21.21%) Pair Programming
6 17 (17.17%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (16.16%) Configuration Management
8 14 (14.14%) Dependency Injection
9 13 (13.13%) Requirements Management
10 11 (11.11%) Refactoring
11 10 (10.10%) E-Commerce
11 10 (10.10%) User Stories
12 9 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (8.08%) Web Development
14 7 (7.07%) OO
15 6 (6.06%) Kanban
15 6 (6.06%) MVVM
15 6 (6.06%) Test Automation
16 5 (5.05%) Agile Project Management
16 5 (5.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 81 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 39 (39.39%) SQL
3 30 (30.30%) C#
4 28 (28.28%) Java
5 20 (20.20%) T-SQL
6 9 (9.09%) PHP
7 7 (7.07%) PowerShell
8 6 (6.06%) XPath
9 5 (5.05%) Ruby
10 3 (3.03%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.03%) Python
10 3 (3.03%) Scala
11 2 (2.02%) PHP5
11 2 (2.02%) VB6
11 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.02%) VBScript
11 2 (2.02%) VB
12 1 (1.01%) C++
12 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.01%) Degree
1 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Plesk
Vendors
1 10 (10.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.05%) Adobe
3 4 (4.04%) Oracle
3 4 (4.04%) JBoss
3 4 (4.04%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.03%) Mercator
5 2 (2.02%) Google
5 2 (2.02%) Vertica
6 1 (1.01%) hybris
6 1 (1.01%) Twitter
6 1 (1.01%) ATG