The table below looks at the statistics for Ajax skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ajax over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 141 100 79
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -21
Contract jobs citing Ajax 872 1049 1330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.55% 1.97% 2.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.58% 6.90% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 707 825
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £311 £320
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +13.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.23 £23.50 £17.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.49 £32.50 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15617 15211 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.53% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 9790 9471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 260 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Ajax
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Ajax Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ajax
Daily Rate Trend

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

Ajax Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Ajax
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ajax within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Ajax Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Ajax
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Ajax Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Ajax
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ajax within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Ajax Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Ajax
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ajax within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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
England -43 801 £375 +7.14% 429
London -33 384 £400 +2.56% 157
South East +17 145 £350 - 78
City of London -4 86 £414 +10.33% 56
East of England -35 67 £325 -10.34% 25
West Midlands -21 50 £320 +14.28% 26
Hampshire +12 49 £350 +12.54% 21
North West -45 40 £375 +20.96% 46
Scotland -8 38 £368 +25.64% 16
Yorkshire +8 32 £303 +10.00% 27
South West -25 31 £339 +4.23% 30
East Midlands -7 30 £325 +18.18% 27
Berkshire -14 28 £375 -1.63% 17
Manchester -20 24 £350 +22.80% 24
West Yorkshire +11 23 £305 +10.90% 9
Bedfordshire -1 21 £363 +45.00%
Hertfordshire -9 20 £350 +7.69% 7
Luton -4 18 £325 +30.00%
North East -7 18 £375 - 16
Tyne and Wear -10 18 £375 - 15
Brighton +12 17 - - 1
East Sussex +10 17 - - 4
Surrey +14 16 £320 -8.57% 13
Leeds +5 15 £478 +81.90% 8
Edinburgh -14 15 £358 +21.18% 8
Wales -2 14 £313 +32.97% 8
Essex -10 14 £375 +27.11% 4
Northamptonshire +8 13 £461 +2.44% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 13 £375 - 12
Coventry -13 13 £320 +21.90% 2

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1388 (80.28%) HTML
2 1383 (79.99%) JavaScript
3 1292 (74.73%) CSS
4 1009 (58.36%) jQuery
5 702 (40.60%) MVC
6 648 (37.48%) HTML5
7 598 (34.59%) .NET
8 565 (32.68%) C#
9 561 (32.45%) XML
10 533 (30.83%) Java
11 499 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
12 498 (28.80%) CSS3
13 496 (28.69%) ASP.NET
14 439 (25.39%) TDD
15 427 (24.70%) SQL
16 420 (24.29%) SQL Server
17 419 (24.23%) Web Services
18 410 (23.71%) JSON
19 383 (22.15%) OO
20 323 (18.68%) MySQL
21 306 (17.70%) Spring
22 288 (16.66%) PHP
23 286 (16.54%) Subversion
24 269 (15.56%) Web Development
25 259 (14.98%) Scrum
26 253 (14.63%) E-Commerce
27 252 (14.57%) JSP
28 244 (14.11%) ASP.NET MVC
29 237 (13.71%) REST
30 231 (13.36%) Microsoft

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 140 (8.10%) CMS
2 120 (6.94%) Apache
3 106 (6.13%) Tomcat
4 96 (5.55%) WebSphere
5 82 (4.74%) SharePoint
6 58 (3.35%) IIS
7 50 (2.89%) Node.js
8 48 (2.78%) WebLogic
9 39 (2.26%) WordPress
10 38 (2.20%) Drupal
11 35 (2.02%) Adobe CQ
12 33 (1.91%) Sitecore CMS
13 30 (1.74%) Confluence
13 30 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
14 29 (1.68%) Umbraco
15 28 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
16 23 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
16 23 (1.33%) MQSeries
17 21 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
18 15 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 81 (4.68%) Photoshop
2 78 (4.51%) MS Excel
3 24 (1.39%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (0.69%) Fireworks
4 12 (0.69%) MS Office
5 8 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.46%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.29%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.17%) MS Project
7 3 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.12%) GIMP
8 2 (0.12%) InDesign
9 1 (0.058%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (0.75%) Tridion
1 13 (0.75%) Magento
2 8 (0.46%) WebTrends
3 6 (0.35%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.058%) Summit
8 1 (0.058%) e-Work
8 1 (0.058%) HFM
8 1 (0.058%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.058%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.04%) SaaS
3 14 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.58%) Rackspace Cloud
5 9 (0.52%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.46%) GitHub
7 7 (0.40%) Force.com
8 3 (0.17%) PaaS
9 1 (0.058%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.058%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.93%) HTTP
2 59 (3.41%) Internet
3 21 (1.21%) SSL
4 13 (0.75%) DNS
5 11 (0.64%) Intranet
6 10 (0.58%) SSH
7 9 (0.52%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.46%) FTP
8 8 (0.46%) LDAP
9 5 (0.29%) VPN
9 5 (0.29%) SNMP
9 5 (0.29%) Bluetooth
10 4 (0.23%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.23%) Firewall
11 3 (0.17%) SAN
11 3 (0.17%) VoIP
11 3 (0.17%) NAS
11 3 (0.17%) SPDY
12 2 (0.12%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (24.29%) SQL Server
2 323 (18.68%) MySQL
3 153 (8.85%) Relational Database
4 151 (8.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 68 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 60 (3.47%) MongoDB
6 60 (3.47%) NoSQL
7 49 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
8 46 (2.66%) Oracle Database
8 46 (2.66%) RDBMS
8 46 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 42 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 36 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 29 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
12 21 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
13 20 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (1.10%) DB2
15 18 (1.04%) InterSystems Cache
16 16 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
17 15 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 286 (16.54%) Subversion
2 190 (10.99%) Git (software)
3 167 (9.66%) Visual Studio
4 123 (7.11%) JUnit
5 95 (5.49%) Maven
6 91 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 87 (5.03%) Eclipse
8 70 (4.05%) Jasmine
9 68 (3.93%) Selenium
10 66 (3.82%) JIRA
11 65 (3.76%) Jenkins
12 63 (3.64%) NUnit
13 62 (3.59%) Cucumber
14 61 (3.53%) Ant
15 30 (1.74%) Mockito
16 29 (1.68%) Hudson
17 26 (1.50%) CruiseControl
18 25 (1.45%) QUnit
19 22 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
19 22 (1.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 214 (12.38%) Finance
2 88 (5.09%) Banking
3 76 (4.40%) Retail
4 49 (2.83%) Marketing
5 26 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.45%) Publishing
6 25 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 25 (1.45%) Games
7 23 (1.33%) Investment Banking
8 21 (1.21%) Advertising
9 19 (1.10%) Legal
10 9 (0.52%) Front Office
11 8 (0.46%) Law
12 6 (0.35%) Billing
13 4 (0.23%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.23%) Automotive
13 4 (0.23%) Electronics
14 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.17%) Back Office
14 3 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1478 (85.48%) Developer
2 321 (18.57%) .NET Developer
3 224 (12.96%) Web Developer
4 212 (12.26%) Java Developer
5 185 (10.70%) Front-End Developer
6 155 (8.96%) Senior Developer
7 143 (8.27%) C# Developer
8 126 (7.29%) ASP.NET Developer
9 116 (6.71%) PHP Developer
10 105 (6.07%) C# .NET Developer
11 94 (5.44%) JavaScript Developer
12 74 (4.28%) UI Developer
13 72 (4.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 69 (3.99%) Architect
15 63 (3.64%) UI Programmer
16 54 (3.12%) Senior .NET Developer
17 47 (2.72%) Hybris Developer
18 42 (2.43%) Designer
18 42 (2.43%) .NET Web Developer
19 41 (2.37%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1388 (80.28%) HTML
2 1292 (74.73%) CSS
3 1009 (58.36%) jQuery
4 648 (37.48%) HTML5
5 598 (34.59%) .NET
6 561 (32.45%) XML
7 498 (28.80%) CSS3
8 496 (28.69%) ASP.NET
9 419 (24.23%) Web Services
10 410 (23.71%) JSON
11 306 (17.70%) Spring
12 252 (14.57%) JSP
13 244 (14.11%) ASP.NET MVC
14 237 (13.71%) REST
15 204 (11.80%) XHTML
16 191 (11.05%) .NET Framework
17 188 (10.87%) J2EE
18 179 (10.35%) WCF
19 161 (9.31%) Spring MVC
20 158 (9.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (4.68%) Open Source
2 57 (3.30%) Computer Science
3 51 (2.95%) Mobile App
4 49 (2.83%) W3C
5 43 (2.49%) Web 2.0
6 34 (1.97%) Inversion of Control
7 28 (1.62%) N-Tier
8 23 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.27%) GIS
10 21 (1.21%) Client/Server
11 18 (1.04%) Graphic Design
12 16 (0.93%) Smartphone
13 15 (0.87%) Social Media
14 14 (0.81%) Digital Media
15 13 (0.75%) Blackberry
15 13 (0.75%) Data Integration
16 12 (0.69%) Mathematics
17 11 (0.64%) iPhone
18 10 (0.58%) Visualisation
19 9 (0.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 186 (10.76%) Linux
2 172 (9.95%) UNIX
3 129 (7.46%) Windows
4 55 (3.18%) Apple iOS
4 55 (3.18%) Android
5 23 (1.33%) Solaris
5 23 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.87%) HPUX
9 14 (0.81%) CentOS
10 13 (0.75%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.46%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.35%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.29%) Debian
13 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.23%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.23%) Fedora
15 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 702 (40.60%) MVC
2 499 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
3 439 (25.39%) TDD
4 383 (22.15%) OO
5 269 (15.56%) Web Development
6 259 (14.98%) Scrum
7 253 (14.63%) E-Commerce
8 172 (9.95%) Unit Testing
9 170 (9.83%) BDD
10 151 (8.73%) Responsive Web Design
11 148 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
12 117 (6.77%) OOP
13 92 (5.32%) SOA
14 87 (5.03%) Content Management
15 80 (4.63%) Configuration Management
16 78 (4.51%) Software Engineering
17 76 (4.40%) SEO
18 72 (4.16%) UML
19 68 (3.93%) Project Management
20 66 (3.82%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1383 (79.99%) JavaScript
2 565 (32.68%) C#
3 533 (30.83%) Java
4 427 (24.70%) SQL
5 288 (16.66%) PHP
6 104 (6.02%) T-SQL
7 88 (5.09%) Ruby
8 81 (4.68%) PL/SQL
9 80 (4.63%) Scala
10 75 (4.34%) VB.NET
11 74 (4.28%) Python
12 59 (3.41%) Perl
13 49 (2.83%) PHP5
13 49 (2.83%) Shell Script
14 40 (2.31%) C++
15 31 (1.79%) XPath
15 31 (1.79%) VB
16 23 (1.33%) C
17 19 (1.10%) VBScript
18 15 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 110 (6.36%) Degree
2 36 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 21 (1.21%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.40%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.29%) MCSD
7 4 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 4 (0.23%) OCPJP
8 3 (0.17%) MBA
8 3 (0.17%) ISEB
8 3 (0.17%) MCP
9 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.12%) MCSE
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.12%) CCNA
10 1 (0.058%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.058%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.058%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.058%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.058%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.63%) QA
2 14 (0.81%) WCAG
3 8 (0.46%) WAI
3 8 (0.46%) COBIT
4 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.12%) SLA
5 1 (0.058%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.058%) HL7
5 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.46%) Shibboleth
2 8 (0.46%) VirtualBox
3 6 (0.35%) Varnish
4 5 (0.29%) Docker
4 5 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.23%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.17%) vCloud
7 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.058%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 17 (0.98%) Puppet
2 8 (0.46%) Vagrant
3 7 (0.40%) Control-M
4 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.17%) HP UCMDB
5 3 (0.17%) Ansible
6 2 (0.12%) OpenSSO
6 2 (0.12%) Nagios
6 2 (0.12%) CA SiteMinder
6 2 (0.12%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.058%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.058%) logstash
7 1 (0.058%) Netcool
7 1 (0.058%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.058%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.058%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 231 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 203 (11.74%) Oracle
3 70 (4.05%) hybris
4 60 (3.47%) Adobe
5 52 (3.01%) Zend
6 49 (2.83%) IBM
7 38 (2.20%) Sitecore
8 37 (2.14%) JBoss
9 35 (2.02%) Twitter
10 22 (1.27%) EPiServer
11 20 (1.16%) Google
12 15 (0.87%) Interwoven
12 15 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (0.87%) Rackspace
13 12 (0.69%) Facebook
13 12 (0.69%) FatWire
13 12 (0.69%) ATG
14 11 (0.64%) ServiceNow
15 10 (0.58%) Sencha
15 10 (0.58%) Sun
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £190 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago