The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 137 99 77
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -22
Contract jobs citing Ajax 809 1021 1325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.50% 2.00% 2.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.44% 7.17% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 674 816
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 28
Average hourly rate £31.00 £29.21 £34.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -14.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.75 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £42.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -10.93%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14863 14244 14823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.60% 27.94% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9592 9051 9048
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 297 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.20 £18.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £44.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -46 749 £375 +7.14% 423
London -29 394 £413 +3.12% 154
South East -1 122 £338 +3.84% 80
City of London +8 90 £436 +16.26% 52
East of England -12 66 £291 -3.16% 34
West Midlands -19 44 £320 +16.36% 29
Hampshire -1 39 £350 +13.82% 14
Scotland -10 37 £373 +17.32% 11
North West -53 37 £363 +16.93% 43
Yorkshire +15 36 £305 +10.90% 27
Bedfordshire +6 27 £278 - 9
West Yorkshire +2 23 £309 +12.27% 17
Berkshire -22 23 £388 -3.12% 20
Luton - 23 £278 -
East Midlands -13 22 £273 -0.90% 29
Manchester -21 22 £350 +25.00% 26
South West -31 21 £325 +1.56% 18
Hertfordshire +13 18 £300 -11.11% 10
Glasgow +1 13 - - 4
Brighton +10 12 - - 4
East Sussex +5 12 - - 6
Surrey +2 12 £325 +1.56% 16
Wales -8 12 £300 +23.71% 2
Edinburgh -16 12 £358 +25.43% 3
South Wales - 12 £300 - 2
Reading +6 11 £350 -9.67% 6
Leeds -3 11 £305 +16.74% 12
Oxfordshire +3 10 £350 +9.80% 7
Southampton 0 10 £365 +20.66% 4
Birmingham -3 10 £325 +22.64% 9

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1482 (81.65%) HTML
2 1475 (81.27%) JavaScript
3 1360 (74.93%) CSS
4 1074 (59.17%) jQuery
5 700 (38.57%) MVC
6 674 (37.13%) HTML5
7 634 (34.93%) .NET
8 630 (34.71%) XML
9 587 (32.34%) C#
10 531 (29.26%) Java
11 514 (28.32%) ASP.NET
12 497 (27.38%) CSS3
13 496 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
14 449 (24.74%) SQL
15 442 (24.35%) TDD
16 439 (24.19%) SQL Server
17 424 (23.36%) Web Services
18 421 (23.20%) JSON
19 389 (21.43%) OO
20 308 (16.97%) MySQL
20 308 (16.97%) PHP
21 305 (16.80%) Web Development
22 295 (16.25%) Subversion
23 288 (15.87%) Spring
24 276 (15.21%) Scrum
25 262 (14.44%) E-Commerce
26 255 (14.05%) JSP
27 253 (13.94%) ASP.NET MVC
28 249 (13.72%) XHTML
29 244 (13.44%) Microsoft

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 151 (8.32%) CMS
2 113 (6.23%) Apache
3 94 (5.18%) SharePoint
4 88 (4.85%) Tomcat
5 86 (4.74%) WebSphere
6 56 (3.09%) IIS
7 50 (2.75%) WebLogic
8 48 (2.64%) Node.js
9 45 (2.48%) WordPress
10 44 (2.42%) Drupal
11 39 (2.15%) Umbraco
11 39 (2.15%) Adobe CQ
12 30 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
13 29 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
14 24 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
14 24 (1.32%) MQSeries
14 24 (1.32%) Confluence
15 19 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
16 16 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 87 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 85 (4.68%) Photoshop
3 33 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 14 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.72%) Fireworks
5 13 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.61%) MS Office
7 9 (0.50%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.17%) MS Project
10 2 (0.11%) GIMP
11 1 (0.055%) InDesign
11 1 (0.055%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.055%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (0.055%) SPSS
11 1 (0.055%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 16 (0.88%) Magento
2 15 (0.83%) Tridion
3 12 (0.66%) Google Analytics
4 8 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.44%) WebTrends
4 8 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.22%) RiskWrite
6 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.11%) e-Work
7 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.055%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.055%) osCommerce
8 1 (0.055%) SiteCatalyst
8 1 (0.055%) Summit
8 1 (0.055%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (1.43%) SaaS
3 12 (0.66%) Rackspace Cloud
4 9 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.44%) Force.com
6 6 (0.33%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.33%) GitHub
7 3 (0.17%) Office 365
7 3 (0.17%) PaaS
7 3 (0.17%) Heroku
8 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.055%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.53%) Internet
2 61 (3.36%) HTTP
3 27 (1.49%) SSL
4 18 (0.99%) Intranet
4 18 (0.99%) LDAP
5 12 (0.66%) VPN
6 11 (0.61%) DNS
6 11 (0.61%) SSH
7 9 (0.50%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.44%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.33%) FTP
10 5 (0.28%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.28%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.17%) VoIP
12 2 (0.11%) SNMP
12 2 (0.11%) AMQP
13 1 (0.055%) SPDY
13 1 (0.055%) WAN
13 1 (0.055%) LAN
13 1 (0.055%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (24.19%) SQL Server
2 308 (16.97%) MySQL
3 168 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 151 (8.32%) Relational Database
5 81 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 60 (3.31%) NoSQL
7 57 (3.14%) MongoDB
8 52 (2.87%) RDBMS
9 50 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 46 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 46 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
11 42 (2.31%) Oracle Database
12 32 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
12 32 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
13 29 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
14 25 (1.38%) DB2
15 20 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
16 19 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
17 18 (0.99%) InterSystems Cache
18 17 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 295 (16.25%) Subversion
2 184 (10.14%) Git (software)
3 180 (9.92%) Visual Studio
4 103 (5.67%) JUnit
5 94 (5.18%) Maven
6 84 (4.63%) Eclipse
7 79 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 73 (4.02%) NUnit
9 68 (3.75%) Jasmine
10 59 (3.25%) Ant
11 58 (3.20%) Jenkins
12 57 (3.14%) Selenium
13 49 (2.70%) Cucumber
14 45 (2.48%) JIRA
15 34 (1.87%) MSTest
16 26 (1.43%) Hudson
17 25 (1.38%) PHPUnit
18 24 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
19 23 (1.27%) Toad
19 23 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 215 (11.85%) Finance
2 88 (4.85%) Banking
3 73 (4.02%) Retail
4 44 (2.42%) Marketing
5 32 (1.76%) Games
6 28 (1.54%) Legal
7 26 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.27%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.21%) Advertising
9 22 (1.21%) Publishing
10 21 (1.16%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.50%) Automotive
11 9 (0.50%) Front Office
12 4 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.22%) Electronics
12 4 (0.22%) Military
12 4 (0.22%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.22%) Billing
13 3 (0.17%) German Language
13 3 (0.17%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1554 (85.62%) Developer
2 345 (19.01%) .NET Developer
3 247 (13.61%) Web Developer
4 211 (11.63%) Java Developer
4 211 (11.63%) Front-End Developer
5 170 (9.37%) Senior Developer
6 148 (8.15%) C# Developer
7 139 (7.66%) ASP.NET Developer
8 113 (6.23%) PHP Developer
9 110 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
10 85 (4.68%) JavaScript Developer
11 74 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 72 (3.97%) Architect
13 71 (3.91%) UI Developer
14 66 (3.64%) Senior .NET Developer
15 60 (3.31%) UI Programmer
16 58 (3.20%) Designer
17 41 (2.26%) Software Engineer
17 41 (2.26%) Applications Developer
18 35 (1.93%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1482 (81.65%) HTML
2 1360 (74.93%) CSS
3 1074 (59.17%) jQuery
4 674 (37.13%) HTML5
5 634 (34.93%) .NET
6 630 (34.71%) XML
7 514 (28.32%) ASP.NET
8 497 (27.38%) CSS3
9 424 (23.36%) Web Services
10 421 (23.20%) JSON
11 288 (15.87%) Spring
12 255 (14.05%) JSP
13 253 (13.94%) ASP.NET MVC
14 249 (13.72%) XHTML
15 219 (12.07%) REST
16 213 (11.74%) .NET Framework
17 193 (10.63%) WCF
18 189 (10.41%) J2EE
19 158 (8.71%) SOAP
20 153 (8.43%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 90 (4.96%) Open Source
2 59 (3.25%) W3C
3 58 (3.20%) Computer Science
4 52 (2.87%) Mobile App
5 49 (2.70%) Web 2.0
6 30 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
7 27 (1.49%) N-Tier
8 26 (1.43%) Graphic Design
9 24 (1.32%) Client/Server
10 17 (0.94%) GIS
11 16 (0.88%) Smartphone
12 15 (0.83%) Digital Media
13 13 (0.72%) Social Media
13 13 (0.72%) Blackberry
13 13 (0.72%) CMDB
14 11 (0.61%) iPhone
15 10 (0.55%) Data Integration
15 10 (0.55%) Management Information System
16 9 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 200 (11.02%) Linux
2 164 (9.04%) UNIX
3 134 (7.38%) Windows
4 65 (3.58%) Apple iOS
5 60 (3.31%) Android
6 29 (1.60%) Solaris
7 26 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (0.88%) CentOS
9 16 (0.88%) HPUX
10 15 (0.83%) Mac OS X
11 14 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.77%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.50%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.28%) Windows CE
13 5 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.22%) Fedora
15 3 (0.17%) BlackBerry OS
15 3 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 700 (38.57%) MVC
2 496 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
3 442 (24.35%) TDD
4 389 (21.43%) OO
5 305 (16.80%) Web Development
6 276 (15.21%) Scrum
7 262 (14.44%) E-Commerce
8 180 (9.92%) Unit Testing
9 169 (9.31%) BDD
10 158 (8.71%) Responsive Web Design
11 145 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
12 128 (7.05%) OOP
13 98 (5.40%) Content Management
14 93 (5.12%) Configuration Management
15 81 (4.46%) Project Management
15 81 (4.46%) SOA
16 80 (4.41%) Software Engineering
16 80 (4.41%) SEO
17 77 (4.24%) UML
18 71 (3.91%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1475 (81.27%) JavaScript
2 587 (32.34%) C#
3 531 (29.26%) Java
4 449 (24.74%) SQL
5 308 (16.97%) PHP
6 102 (5.62%) T-SQL
7 88 (4.85%) PL/SQL
8 86 (4.74%) Ruby
9 71 (3.91%) VB.NET
10 67 (3.69%) Scala
11 60 (3.31%) PHP5
12 55 (3.03%) Perl
13 52 (2.87%) Python
14 49 (2.70%) XPath
15 36 (1.98%) Shell Script
16 34 (1.87%) C++
17 32 (1.76%) VB
18 20 (1.10%) VBScript
19 17 (0.94%) C
20 16 (0.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 104 (5.73%) Degree
2 42 (2.31%) Security Cleared
3 26 (1.43%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.28%) MCSD
5 5 (0.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 4 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (0.22%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.22%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.17%) MBA
7 3 (0.17%) ISEB
8 2 (0.11%) MCP
8 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.055%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.055%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.055%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.24%) QA
2 12 (0.66%) WCAG
3 9 (0.50%) WAI
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.11%) SLA
4 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.11%) Section 508
4 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.055%) TickIT
5 1 (0.055%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.055%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.33%) Varnish
3 5 (0.28%) VirtualBox
3 5 (0.28%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.17%) vCloud
6 2 (0.11%) Docker
7 1 (0.055%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (0.72%) Puppet
2 11 (0.61%) Nagios
3 9 (0.50%) Control-M
4 8 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
4 8 (0.44%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.17%) Ansible
7 2 (0.11%) OpenSSO
7 2 (0.11%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.055%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.055%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.055%) Netcool
8 1 (0.055%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.055%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 244 (13.44%) Microsoft
2 198 (10.91%) Oracle
3 63 (3.47%) hybris
4 62 (3.42%) Adobe
5 49 (2.70%) Zend
6 42 (2.31%) IBM
7 40 (2.20%) JBoss
8 39 (2.15%) Twitter
9 34 (1.87%) Sitecore
10 32 (1.76%) Google
11 22 (1.21%) ServiceNow
12 21 (1.16%) EPiServer
12 21 (1.16%) ATG
13 19 (1.05%) Sencha
13 19 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (1.05%) Rackspace
14 17 (0.94%) Interwoven
15 14 (0.77%) Serena
16 13 (0.72%) Facebook
17 12 (0.66%) FatWire
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 280-320
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent salary + training
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Salt
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago