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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 132 101 82
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -19
Contract jobs citing Ajax 886 1045 1310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 1.95% 2.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.67% 6.83% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 707 810
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
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 £339 £320 £322
% change year-on-year
+5.85% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.23 £17.20 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.49 £32.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.00%

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
15621 15299 15582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 28.62% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9921 9837 9564
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £258 £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 216 270 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.00 £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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 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
England -41 809 £375 +4.16% 456
London -32 386 £400 +2.56% 174
South East +21 154 £350 - 84
City of London -12 83 £413 +4.43% 50
East of England -28 66 £318 -15.33% 26
West Midlands -16 52 £320 +6.66% 30
Hampshire +12 49 £350 +10.06% 26
Scotland -2 42 £365 +21.66% 14
Berkshire -8 33 £375 - 18
South West -25 33 £340 +4.61% 20
Yorkshire +2 32 £300 +9.09% 33
East Midlands 0 32 £325 +18.18% 21
North West -57 31 £350 +12.90% 51
Manchester -18 25 £350 +25.00% 30
West Yorkshire -1 23 £303 +10.00% 15
Brighton +13 21 - - 4
East Sussex +8 21 - - 4
Bedfordshire -1 20 £325 +18.18% 3
North East -6 18 £375 - 19
Hertfordshire -8 18 £370 +13.84% 11
Luton -9 18 £325 +18.18%
Tyne and Wear -11 18 £375 - 16
Surrey +11 17 £320 +16.36% 13
Edinburgh -10 16 £350 +19.65% 6
Leeds 0 15 £478 +81.90% 10
Essex -11 14 £413 +37.50% 3
Northamptonshire - 14 £442 - 6
Oxfordshire -1 13 £375 - 5
Wales -6 13 £325 +38.29% 9
Coventry -11 13 £320 +21.90% 3

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1387 (79.94%) HTML
2 1385 (79.83%) JavaScript
3 1287 (74.18%) CSS
4 1007 (58.04%) jQuery
5 718 (41.38%) MVC
6 658 (37.93%) HTML5
7 613 (35.33%) .NET
8 576 (33.20%) C#
9 554 (31.93%) Java
9 554 (31.93%) XML
10 502 (28.93%) CSS3
11 501 (28.88%) ASP.NET
12 490 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
13 446 (25.71%) TDD
13 446 (25.71%) SQL
14 428 (24.67%) SQL Server
15 424 (24.44%) JSON
16 413 (23.80%) Web Services
17 383 (22.07%) OO
18 318 (18.33%) Spring
19 315 (18.16%) MySQL
20 286 (16.48%) Subversion
21 276 (15.91%) PHP
22 265 (15.27%) Web Development
23 262 (15.10%) JSP
24 261 (15.04%) Scrum
25 250 (14.41%) ASP.NET MVC
26 243 (14.01%) REST
26 243 (14.01%) E-Commerce
27 225 (12.97%) Microsoft

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 138 (7.95%) CMS
2 121 (6.97%) Apache
3 113 (6.51%) Tomcat
4 101 (5.82%) WebSphere
5 89 (5.13%) SharePoint
6 61 (3.52%) IIS
7 52 (3.00%) Node.js
8 49 (2.82%) WebLogic
9 36 (2.07%) WordPress
10 35 (2.02%) Drupal
10 35 (2.02%) Adobe CQ
11 32 (1.84%) Confluence
12 31 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
13 30 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
14 29 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
15 27 (1.56%) Umbraco
16 24 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
16 24 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
17 22 (1.27%) MQSeries
18 14 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 84 (4.84%) Photoshop
2 77 (4.44%) MS Excel
3 30 (1.73%) 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%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.058%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (0.75%) Magento
2 12 (0.69%) Tridion
3 8 (0.46%) WebTrends
4 7 (0.40%) Google Analytics
5 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.058%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.058%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.058%) Summit
9 1 (0.058%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (1.27%) SaaS
3 14 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 9 (0.52%) Rackspace Cloud
5 9 (0.52%) GitHub
6 7 (0.40%) Force.com
7 3 (0.17%) PaaS
8 1 (0.058%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 70 (4.03%) HTTP
2 55 (3.17%) Internet
3 19 (1.10%) SSL
4 14 (0.81%) DNS
5 10 (0.58%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.46%) Intranet
6 8 (0.46%) SSH
7 7 (0.40%) LDAP
8 6 (0.35%) FTP
9 5 (0.29%) Bluetooth
9 5 (0.29%) SNMP
10 4 (0.23%) VPN
10 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.23%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.23%) Firewall
10 4 (0.23%) SPDY
11 3 (0.17%) NAS
11 3 (0.17%) VoIP
11 3 (0.17%) SAN
12 2 (0.12%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 428 (24.67%) SQL Server
2 315 (18.16%) MySQL
3 158 (9.11%) Relational Database
4 153 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 67 (3.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 60 (3.46%) NoSQL
7 57 (3.29%) MongoDB
8 52 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
9 49 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 49 (2.82%) Oracle Database
10 47 (2.71%) RDBMS
11 43 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 35 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 29 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
14 21 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
15 18 (1.04%) DB2
15 18 (1.04%) InterSystems Cache
16 16 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
17 15 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 286 (16.48%) Subversion
2 196 (11.30%) Git (software)
3 173 (9.97%) Visual Studio
4 130 (7.49%) JUnit
5 100 (5.76%) Maven
6 95 (5.48%) Eclipse
7 89 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 73 (4.21%) Jasmine
9 69 (3.98%) JIRA
9 69 (3.98%) Selenium
10 68 (3.92%) Jenkins
11 66 (3.80%) Ant
12 63 (3.63%) Cucumber
13 60 (3.46%) NUnit
14 33 (1.90%) Mockito
15 31 (1.79%) Hudson
16 27 (1.56%) CruiseControl
17 25 (1.44%) QUnit
18 24 (1.38%) Grunt
19 22 (1.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 206 (11.87%) Finance
2 88 (5.07%) Banking
3 73 (4.21%) Retail
4 51 (2.94%) Marketing
5 29 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.50%) Publishing
7 25 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.21%) Games
10 20 (1.15%) Legal
11 19 (1.10%) Advertising
12 9 (0.52%) Front Office
13 8 (0.46%) Law
14 6 (0.35%) Billing
15 5 (0.29%) Electronics
16 4 (0.23%) Automotive
16 4 (0.23%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.17%) Back Office
17 3 (0.17%) German Language
18 2 (0.12%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1485 (85.59%) Developer
2 329 (18.96%) .NET Developer
3 229 (13.20%) Web Developer
4 218 (12.56%) Java Developer
5 184 (10.61%) Front-End Developer
6 148 (8.53%) C# Developer
6 148 (8.53%) Senior Developer
7 129 (7.44%) ASP.NET Developer
8 113 (6.51%) PHP Developer
9 109 (6.28%) C# .NET Developer
10 97 (5.59%) JavaScript Developer
11 73 (4.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 73 (4.21%) UI Developer
12 70 (4.03%) Architect
13 62 (3.57%) UI Programmer
14 52 (3.00%) Senior .NET Developer
15 49 (2.82%) Hybris Developer
16 47 (2.71%) .NET Web Developer
17 40 (2.31%) Designer
18 38 (2.19%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1387 (79.94%) HTML
2 1287 (74.18%) CSS
3 1007 (58.04%) jQuery
4 658 (37.93%) HTML5
5 613 (35.33%) .NET
6 554 (31.93%) XML
7 502 (28.93%) CSS3
8 501 (28.88%) ASP.NET
9 424 (24.44%) JSON
10 413 (23.80%) Web Services
11 318 (18.33%) Spring
12 262 (15.10%) JSP
13 250 (14.41%) ASP.NET MVC
14 243 (14.01%) REST
15 195 (11.24%) XHTML
16 194 (11.18%) J2EE
17 190 (10.95%) .NET Framework
18 177 (10.20%) WCF
19 166 (9.57%) Spring MVC
20 165 (9.51%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 79 (4.55%) Open Source
2 56 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 53 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 49 (2.82%) W3C
5 45 (2.59%) Web 2.0
6 34 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
7 27 (1.56%) N-Tier
8 22 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 22 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.21%) GIS
10 16 (0.92%) Smartphone
10 16 (0.92%) Digital Media
11 15 (0.86%) Social Media
11 15 (0.86%) Graphic Design
12 14 (0.81%) Blackberry
13 13 (0.75%) Mathematics
13 13 (0.75%) Data Integration
14 11 (0.63%) iPhone
15 10 (0.58%) Visualisation
16 8 (0.46%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 186 (10.72%) Linux
2 168 (9.68%) UNIX
3 133 (7.67%) Windows
4 50 (2.88%) Apple iOS
5 49 (2.82%) Android
6 24 (1.38%) Solaris
7 23 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (0.81%) HPUX
9 14 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.75%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.69%) CentOS
12 5 (0.29%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.29%) Debian
13 4 (0.23%) Fedora
13 4 (0.23%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.17%) BlackBerry OS
14 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 718 (41.38%) MVC
2 490 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
3 446 (25.71%) TDD
4 383 (22.07%) OO
5 265 (15.27%) Web Development
6 261 (15.04%) Scrum
7 243 (14.01%) E-Commerce
8 176 (10.14%) Unit Testing
9 171 (9.86%) BDD
10 155 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
10 155 (8.93%) Responsive Web Design
11 114 (6.57%) OOP
12 92 (5.30%) Content Management
13 90 (5.19%) SOA
14 81 (4.67%) Configuration Management
15 77 (4.44%) SEO
16 75 (4.32%) Software Engineering
17 73 (4.21%) UML
18 68 (3.92%) Project Management
19 66 (3.80%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1385 (79.83%) JavaScript
2 576 (33.20%) C#
3 554 (31.93%) Java
4 446 (25.71%) SQL
5 276 (15.91%) PHP
6 110 (6.34%) T-SQL
7 88 (5.07%) Ruby
8 82 (4.73%) PL/SQL
9 80 (4.61%) Scala
10 73 (4.21%) VB.NET
10 73 (4.21%) Python
11 56 (3.23%) Perl
12 44 (2.54%) Shell Script
13 41 (2.36%) PHP5
14 40 (2.31%) C++
15 29 (1.67%) VB
15 29 (1.67%) XPath
16 22 (1.27%) C
17 18 (1.04%) VBScript
18 14 (0.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 110 (6.34%) Degree
2 38 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.33%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.40%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.29%) MCSD
7 4 (0.23%) OCPJP
8 3 (0.17%) ISEB
8 3 (0.17%) MCP
8 3 (0.17%) MBA
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.12%) MCSE
9 2 (0.12%) CCNA
9 2 (0.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.058%) MCTS
10 1 (0.058%) MCITP
10 1 (0.058%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.058%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.058%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.50%) QA
2 14 (0.81%) WCAG
3 8 (0.46%) WAI
3 8 (0.46%) COBIT
4 3 (0.17%) SLA
5 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.058%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.058%) HL7
6 1 (0.058%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.52%) Shibboleth
3 8 (0.46%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.35%) Varnish
5 5 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.29%) Docker
6 4 (0.23%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.17%) vCloud
8 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.058%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 18 (1.04%) Puppet
2 8 (0.46%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.17%) Ansible
4 3 (0.17%) Control-M
5 2 (0.12%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (0.12%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.12%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (0.12%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.058%) logstash
6 1 (0.058%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.058%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.058%) Netcool
6 1 (0.058%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.058%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 225 (12.97%) Microsoft
2 211 (12.16%) Oracle
3 72 (4.15%) hybris
4 59 (3.40%) Adobe
5 52 (3.00%) IBM
6 45 (2.59%) Zend
7 41 (2.36%) JBoss
8 36 (2.07%) Sitecore
9 32 (1.84%) Twitter
10 21 (1.21%) Google
10 21 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (1.15%) EPiServer
12 14 (0.81%) Interwoven
13 13 (0.75%) Rackspace
14 12 (0.69%) FatWire
15 11 (0.63%) Facebook
16 10 (0.58%) Sencha
16 10 (0.58%) ATG
16 10 (0.58%) Sun
16 10 (0.58%) ServiceNow
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