The first table below looks at the demand for Ajax skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ajax 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 Scotland 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
Ajax
Rank 99 79 95
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +16
Contract jobs citing Ajax 29 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.09% 1.42% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.60% 4.75% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 11
Average daily rate £338 £385 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.33% +54.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £209 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £458 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £25.76
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +35.86%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
805 695 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.32% 29.89% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 347 225
Average daily rate £350 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 14
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +37.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £30.00 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £44.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Ajax
UK

Ajax
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Ajax Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Ajax
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Ajax Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Ajax
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ajax across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Ajax Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Ajax
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Ajax Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Ajax
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ajax within the Scotland 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
Glasgow +9 13 £325 -5.45% 9
Edinburgh -32 5 £338 -3.57% 5
Aberdeen - 4 - -
West Lothian - 4 £400 - 2
Fife - - - -
Ajax
UK

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 59 (90.77%) JavaScript
2 48 (73.85%) HTML
3 46 (70.77%) CSS
4 41 (63.08%) XML
5 32 (49.23%) Java
5 32 (49.23%) jQuery
6 27 (41.54%) Spring
7 24 (36.92%) MVC
8 20 (30.77%) C#
8 20 (30.77%) .NET
9 19 (29.23%) SQL
9 19 (29.23%) JUnit
9 19 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (26.15%) JSON
10 17 (26.15%) Spring MVC
10 17 (26.15%) Web Services
11 16 (24.62%) XSLT
11 16 (24.62%) Backbone.js
12 15 (23.08%) HTML5
13 14 (21.54%) KnockoutJS
13 14 (21.54%) Jenkins
13 14 (21.54%) JSP
13 14 (21.54%) TDD
14 13 (20.00%) .NET Framework
14 13 (20.00%) Maven
14 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (18.46%) Hudson
15 12 (18.46%) REST
15 12 (18.46%) Durandal
15 12 (18.46%) Smartphone

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 9 (13.85%) CMS
3 7 (10.77%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (10.77%) WebSphere Portal
4 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.62%) Node.js
6 2 (3.08%) Umbraco
6 2 (3.08%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (3.08%) ColdFusion
6 2 (3.08%) Apache
6 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.54%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.54%) IIS
7 1 (1.54%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) HTTP
2 1 (1.54%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) IDOL
2 5 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.62%) MySQL
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.54%) DB2
5 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (29.23%) JUnit
2 14 (21.54%) Jenkins
3 13 (20.00%) Maven
4 12 (18.46%) Hudson
5 5 (7.69%) QUnit
5 5 (7.69%) Jasmine
6 4 (6.15%) Subversion
6 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio
7 3 (4.62%) Eclipse
7 3 (4.62%) CruiseControl
7 3 (4.62%) Selenium
8 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.54%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.54%) Mockito
9 1 (1.54%) PhoneGap
9 1 (1.54%) Grunt
9 1 (1.54%) Bower
9 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.54%) Ant
General
1 6 (9.23%) Banking
2 4 (6.15%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
4 1 (1.54%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 58 (89.23%) Developer
2 9 (13.85%) .NET Developer
3 8 (12.31%) Java Developer
4 7 (10.77%) WebSphere Developer
4 7 (10.77%) WebSphere Portal Developer
4 7 (10.77%) Portal Developer
5 6 (9.23%) User Experience Developer
6 5 (7.69%) PHP Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Web Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.15%) UI Programmer
7 4 (6.15%) UI Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Designer
8 3 (4.62%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.62%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.08%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (73.85%) HTML
2 46 (70.77%) CSS
3 41 (63.08%) XML
4 32 (49.23%) jQuery
5 27 (41.54%) Spring
6 20 (30.77%) .NET
7 17 (26.15%) Web Services
7 17 (26.15%) JSON
7 17 (26.15%) Spring MVC
8 16 (24.62%) XSLT
8 16 (24.62%) Backbone.js
9 15 (23.08%) HTML5
10 14 (21.54%) KnockoutJS
10 14 (21.54%) JSP
11 13 (20.00%) .NET Framework
12 12 (18.46%) J2EE
12 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET
12 12 (18.46%) REST
12 12 (18.46%) Durandal
13 10 (15.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Smartphone
2 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.62%) Social Network
2 3 (4.62%) Open Source
2 3 (4.62%) Web 2.0
3 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.85%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.62%) UNIX
4 2 (3.08%) Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) MVC
2 19 (29.23%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (21.54%) TDD
4 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (18.46%) OO
6 9 (13.85%) Unit Testing
7 8 (12.31%) Content Management
8 6 (9.23%) Web Application Development
9 4 (6.15%) Web Development
9 4 (6.15%) CRM
9 4 (6.15%) OOD
10 3 (4.62%) SOA
10 3 (4.62%) Workflow
10 3 (4.62%) Responsive Web Design
11 2 (3.08%) Refactoring
11 2 (3.08%) OO PHP
11 2 (3.08%) OOP
11 2 (3.08%) Scrum
11 2 (3.08%) Change Management
12 1 (1.54%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 59 (90.77%) JavaScript
2 32 (49.23%) Java
3 20 (30.77%) C#
4 19 (29.23%) SQL
5 6 (9.23%) PHP
6 5 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.62%) Ruby
7 3 (4.62%) XPath
7 3 (4.62%) Perl
8 2 (3.08%) PHP5
9 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.54%) VBScript
9 1 (1.54%) C++
9 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.54%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) Oracle
2 7 (10.77%) IBM
3 5 (7.69%) Meridio
4 4 (6.15%) Google
4 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.62%) JBoss
6 2 (3.08%) Adobe
7 1 (1.54%) VMware
7 1 (1.54%) Facebook
7 1 (1.54%) Twitter
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