The first table below looks at the demand for Ajax skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire 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 14 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Ajax 9 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.14% 8.42% 6.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.00% 23.53% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 11
Average daily rate £320 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £265 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
45 34 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 35.71% 35.79% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 27
Average daily rate £325 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.41 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.28% -74.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Ajax
West Midlands

Ajax
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Ajax Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Ajax
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Ajax Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Ajax
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Ajax Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Ajax
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ajax within the Staffordshire 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
Stoke-on-Trent -2 6 £325 -1.51% 4
Tamworth - - - -
Burntwood - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Ajax
West Midlands

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
3 9 (81.82%) HTML
3 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
3 9 (81.82%) CSS
4 8 (72.73%) XML
5 6 (54.55%) VB
5 6 (54.55%) XHTML
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 5 (45.45%) HTML5
7 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (36.36%) Web Development
7 4 (36.36%) CSS3
7 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (36.36%) SQL
8 3 (27.27%) N-Tier
8 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
9 2 (18.18%) VBA
9 2 (18.18%) OOD
9 2 (18.18%) SOA
9 2 (18.18%) Lotus
9 2 (18.18%) Workflow
9 2 (18.18%) LotusScript
9 2 (18.18%) WinForms
9 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
9 2 (18.18%) VBScript
9 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
9 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (18.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Web Developer
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) HTML
2 9 (81.82%) CSS
3 8 (72.73%) XML
4 6 (54.55%) XHTML
5 5 (45.45%) HTML5
6 4 (36.36%) CSS3
6 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (18.18%) REST
7 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET
7 2 (18.18%) WinForms
7 2 (18.18%) WCF
7 2 (18.18%) WF
7 2 (18.18%) XSD
7 2 (18.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) N-Tier
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Web Development
2 2 (18.18%) Workflow
2 2 (18.18%) OOP
2 2 (18.18%) OOD
2 2 (18.18%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) SEO
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
3 6 (54.55%) VB
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
6 2 (18.18%) VBA
6 2 (18.18%) LotusScript
6 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
6 2 (18.18%) VBScript
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Lotus
2 2 (18.18%) DevExpress
3 1 (9.09%) AccuRev
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