The table below looks at the statistics for Ajax skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 106 88 77
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -11
Contract jobs citing Ajax 40 32 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.18% 1.40% 1.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.86% 5.13% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 31
Average daily rate
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£360 £321 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £245 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £350 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £23.44
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +55.71%
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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
823 624 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.31% 27.37% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 437 356
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 38
Average hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.05 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Ajax
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Ajax Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Ajax
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Ajax Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Ajax
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ajax across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 September 2014.

Ajax Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Ajax
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Ajax Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Ajax
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
Wiltshire -4 13 £450 +50.00% 5
Gloucestershire - 10 £400 - 4
Bristol -24 6 £320 -3.39% 3
Devon -15 4 - - 6
Dorset -2 3 - - 2
Somerset -11 2 £345 +11.29% 2
Cornwall - - - -
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 65 (87.84%) HTML
2 63 (85.14%) JavaScript
3 59 (79.73%) CSS
4 49 (66.22%) jQuery
5 29 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (37.84%) SQL
7 27 (36.49%) MVC
8 26 (35.14%) XML
9 25 (33.78%) Java
10 23 (31.08%) .NET
10 23 (31.08%) MySQL
11 22 (29.73%) C#
11 22 (29.73%) Spring
12 20 (27.03%) HTML5
12 20 (27.03%) ASP.NET
13 18 (24.32%) PHP
13 18 (24.32%) Scrum
14 16 (21.62%) Tomcat
14 16 (21.62%) Web Services
15 15 (20.27%) JSP
15 15 (20.27%) Linux
15 15 (20.27%) Git (software)
15 15 (20.27%) CSS3
16 14 (18.92%) JSON
17 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
18 12 (16.22%) UML
19 11 (14.86%) E-Commerce
19 11 (14.86%) TDD
19 11 (14.86%) Subversion
20 10 (13.51%) Hibernate

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 16 (21.62%) Tomcat
2 8 (10.81%) WebSphere
3 7 (9.46%) Apache
3 7 (9.46%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (8.11%) Confluence
5 5 (6.76%) ColdFusion
5 5 (6.76%) Railo
6 4 (5.41%) Drupal
7 3 (4.05%) WebLogic
7 3 (4.05%) CMS
8 2 (2.70%) IIS
9 1 (1.35%) MQSeries
9 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (1.35%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.35%) Escenic
9 1 (1.35%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (1.35%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
2 1 (1.35%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.05%) GitHub
3 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) HTTP
2 2 (2.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.35%) Firewall
3 1 (1.35%) Intranet
3 1 (1.35%) Internet
3 1 (1.35%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.08%) MySQL
2 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
3 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
4 8 (10.81%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.35%) MS Access
7 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.35%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (1.35%) Big Data
7 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) Git (software)
2 11 (14.86%) Subversion
3 8 (10.81%) JUnit
4 7 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (8.11%) JIRA
6 4 (5.41%) Eclipse
7 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.70%) NuGet
8 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.70%) ReSharper
8 2 (2.70%) Maven
8 2 (2.70%) NetBeans
8 2 (2.70%) NUnit
9 1 (1.35%) Ant
9 1 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.35%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 9 (12.16%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.05%) Retail
3 3 (4.05%) Publishing
4 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 2 (2.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 70 (94.59%) Developer
2 18 (24.32%) .NET Developer
3 15 (20.27%) Java Developer
3 15 (20.27%) Web Developer
4 14 (18.92%) PHP Developer
5 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (9.46%) Hybris Developer
7 6 (8.11%) Lead Developer
7 6 (8.11%) .NET Web Developer
8 5 (6.76%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.76%) Designer
9 4 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Drupal Developer
9 4 (5.41%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (5.41%) PHP Web Developer
9 4 (5.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Web Designer
10 3 (4.05%) Senior Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (87.84%) HTML
2 59 (79.73%) CSS
3 49 (66.22%) jQuery
4 26 (35.14%) XML
5 23 (31.08%) .NET
6 22 (29.73%) Spring
7 20 (27.03%) HTML5
7 20 (27.03%) ASP.NET
8 16 (21.62%) Web Services
9 15 (20.27%) JSP
9 15 (20.27%) CSS3
10 14 (18.92%) JSON
11 10 (13.51%) Hibernate
11 10 (13.51%) Struts
12 9 (12.16%) JDBC
12 9 (12.16%) Spring MVC
12 9 (12.16%) REST
13 7 (9.46%) SAML
13 7 (9.46%) Spring Security
13 7 (9.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) GIS
2 4 (5.41%) User Experience
2 4 (5.41%) Open Source
2 4 (5.41%) Digital Media
3 3 (4.05%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.70%) DTV
4 2 (2.70%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.35%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.35%) Copywriting
5 1 (1.35%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.27%) Linux
2 8 (10.81%) UNIX
3 3 (4.05%) Android
3 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.70%) Windows
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.49%) MVC
3 18 (24.32%) Scrum
4 12 (16.22%) UML
5 11 (14.86%) E-Commerce
5 11 (14.86%) TDD
6 9 (12.16%) Unit Testing
6 9 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (10.81%) OOP
7 8 (10.81%) OOD
8 6 (8.11%) Kanban
8 6 (8.11%) Data Validation
8 6 (8.11%) Integration Testing
8 6 (8.11%) SEO
8 6 (8.11%) Project Management
8 6 (8.11%) B2C
8 6 (8.11%) Validation
8 6 (8.11%) Data Modelling
8 6 (8.11%) OO
9 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 63 (85.14%) JavaScript
2 28 (37.84%) SQL
3 25 (33.78%) Java
4 22 (29.73%) C#
5 18 (24.32%) PHP
6 7 (9.46%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.76%) CFML
8 4 (5.41%) PHP5
8 4 (5.41%) VB.NET
8 4 (5.41%) C++
9 3 (4.05%) VB
10 2 (2.70%) Apex Code
10 2 (2.70%) Scala
10 2 (2.70%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.35%) Perl
11 1 (1.35%) C
11 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.35%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.35%) Ruby
11 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) Degree
3 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) Shibboleth
2 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) Oracle
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.46%) IBM
3 7 (9.46%) hybris
4 3 (4.05%) JBoss
5 2 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) KANA
6 1 (1.35%) VMware
6 1 (1.35%) Kofax
6 1 (1.35%) Zend
6 1 (1.35%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (1.35%) Talend
6 1 (1.35%) F5