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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 144 100 76
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -24
Contract jobs citing Ajax 815 1018 1326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.49% 1.99% 2.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.40% 7.12% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 675 810
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 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £314
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 31
Average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.97 £23.25 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £38.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £28.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+7.01% -8.06%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15090 14302 15031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 27.98% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9690 9078 9190
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 285 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
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 31 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
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 31 July 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 31 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 -42 755 £375 +7.14% 443
London -31 387 £414 +3.43% 155
South East +11 129 £325 -3.84% 89
City of London +2 90 £436 +11.08% 61
East of England -23 62 £300 -7.69% 31
West Midlands -19 49 £320 +16.36% 32
Hampshire +6 42 £350 +13.82% 25
Scotland -13 38 £375 +21.95% 13
North West -49 36 £373 +24.16% 40
Yorkshire +11 31 £305 +10.90% 28
East Midlands -10 25 £300 +9.09% 37
Berkshire -13 25 £325 -18.75% 17
Bedfordshire -1 23 £301 - 7
South West -24 23 £325 - 18
West Yorkshire +5 21 £305 +10.90% 15
Manchester -29 21 £350 +22.80% 23
Luton - 20 £278 -
Hertfordshire +7 19 £300 -17.24% 9
Brighton +12 15 - - 3
East Sussex +10 15 - - 3
Surrey +2 15 £320 -4.47% 14
Edinburgh -17 14 £365 +25.86% 8
Glasgow 0 12 - - 5
Coventry -9 12 £320 +16.36% 3
Reading +10 11 £356 -10.93% 8
Northamptonshire +4 11 £480 +6.66% 7
North East -10 11 £373 -0.66% 17
Tyne and Wear -12 11 £373 -0.66% 16
Southampton +1 10 £365 +20.66% 4
Wales -5 10 £300 +23.71% 8

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 1433 (81.28%) JavaScript
2 1430 (81.11%) HTML
3 1318 (74.76%) CSS
4 1046 (59.33%) jQuery
5 700 (39.71%) MVC
6 643 (36.47%) HTML5
7 624 (35.39%) .NET
8 593 (33.64%) XML
9 582 (33.01%) C#
10 521 (29.55%) Java
11 508 (28.81%) ASP.NET
12 492 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
13 482 (27.34%) CSS3
14 442 (25.07%) TDD
15 435 (24.67%) SQL Server
16 433 (24.56%) SQL
17 422 (23.94%) Web Services
18 409 (23.20%) JSON
19 385 (21.84%) OO
20 312 (17.70%) MySQL
21 296 (16.79%) PHP
22 293 (16.62%) Subversion
23 286 (16.22%) Spring
24 280 (15.88%) Web Development
25 271 (15.37%) Scrum
26 260 (14.75%) E-Commerce
27 251 (14.24%) ASP.NET MVC
28 249 (14.12%) JSP
29 241 (13.67%) XHTML
30 238 (13.50%) Microsoft

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 143 (8.11%) CMS
2 120 (6.81%) Apache
3 92 (5.22%) Tomcat
4 89 (5.05%) WebSphere
5 86 (4.88%) SharePoint
6 56 (3.18%) IIS
7 49 (2.78%) WebLogic
8 44 (2.50%) Node.js
9 42 (2.38%) WordPress
10 41 (2.33%) Drupal
11 40 (2.27%) Adobe CQ
12 33 (1.87%) Umbraco
13 29 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
14 26 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
15 25 (1.42%) Confluence
15 25 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
15 25 (1.42%) MQSeries
16 19 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
17 16 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
18 15 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 86 (4.88%) Photoshop
2 85 (4.82%) MS Excel
3 33 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 14 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.74%) Fireworks
5 13 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.62%) MS Office
7 9 (0.51%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.17%) MS Project
10 2 (0.11%) GIMP
11 1 (0.057%) InDesign
11 1 (0.057%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.057%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (0.057%) SPSS
11 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 14 (0.79%) Tridion
2 13 (0.74%) Magento
3 10 (0.57%) Google Analytics
4 8 (0.45%) WebTrends
4 8 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.11%) e-Work
8 2 (0.11%) RiskWrite
8 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.057%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.057%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.057%) SiteCatalyst
9 1 (0.057%) Summit
9 1 (0.057%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.30%) SaaS
3 12 (0.68%) Rackspace Cloud
4 9 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.45%) Force.com
6 7 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.34%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.34%) GitHub
8 3 (0.17%) PaaS
8 3 (0.17%) Heroku
9 1 (0.057%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.057%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.63%) Internet
2 63 (3.57%) HTTP
3 24 (1.36%) SSL
4 15 (0.85%) Intranet
4 15 (0.85%) LDAP
5 12 (0.68%) DNS
6 11 (0.62%) SSH
7 9 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.51%) VPN
8 7 (0.40%) Kerberos
9 6 (0.34%) FTP
10 5 (0.28%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.28%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.17%) VoIP
11 3 (0.17%) SNMP
11 3 (0.17%) Firewall
12 2 (0.11%) NAS
12 2 (0.11%) SAN
13 1 (0.057%) RFID
13 1 (0.057%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (24.67%) SQL Server
2 312 (17.70%) MySQL
3 163 (9.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 143 (8.11%) Relational Database
5 80 (4.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 58 (3.29%) MongoDB
7 56 (3.18%) NoSQL
8 49 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 49 (2.78%) RDBMS
9 45 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
9 45 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 41 (2.33%) Oracle Database
11 37 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
12 28 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
13 26 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
14 25 (1.42%) DB2
15 20 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (1.02%) InterSystems Cache
17 17 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
17 17 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 293 (16.62%) Subversion
2 183 (10.38%) Git (software)
3 173 (9.81%) Visual Studio
4 111 (6.30%) JUnit
5 94 (5.33%) Maven
6 87 (4.93%) Eclipse
7 78 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 70 (3.97%) Jasmine
9 69 (3.91%) NUnit
10 61 (3.46%) Ant
11 58 (3.29%) Jenkins
12 57 (3.23%) Selenium
13 49 (2.78%) Cucumber
14 46 (2.61%) JIRA
15 31 (1.76%) MSTest
16 25 (1.42%) PHPUnit
17 24 (1.36%) Mockito
18 23 (1.30%) Hudson
18 23 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
18 23 (1.30%) Toad
General
1 211 (11.97%) Finance
2 86 (4.88%) Banking
3 74 (4.20%) Retail
4 45 (2.55%) Marketing
5 30 (1.70%) Games
6 27 (1.53%) Legal
6 27 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.30%) Advertising
9 21 (1.19%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.13%) Publishing
11 8 (0.45%) Front Office
12 6 (0.34%) Automotive
13 4 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.23%) Electronics
13 4 (0.23%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.23%) Billing
14 3 (0.17%) Back Office
14 3 (0.17%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 1517 (86.05%) Developer
2 338 (19.17%) .NET Developer
3 238 (13.50%) Web Developer
4 207 (11.74%) Java Developer
5 197 (11.17%) Front-End Developer
6 161 (9.13%) Senior Developer
7 155 (8.79%) C# Developer
8 140 (7.94%) ASP.NET Developer
9 116 (6.58%) C# .NET Developer
10 112 (6.35%) PHP Developer
11 88 (4.99%) JavaScript Developer
12 79 (4.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 69 (3.91%) Architect
14 68 (3.86%) UI Developer
15 62 (3.52%) Senior .NET Developer
16 57 (3.23%) UI Programmer
17 56 (3.18%) Designer
18 40 (2.27%) .NET Web Developer
19 39 (2.21%) Software Engineer
20 37 (2.10%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1430 (81.11%) HTML
2 1318 (74.76%) CSS
3 1046 (59.33%) jQuery
4 643 (36.47%) HTML5
5 624 (35.39%) .NET
6 593 (33.64%) XML
7 508 (28.81%) ASP.NET
8 482 (27.34%) CSS3
9 422 (23.94%) Web Services
10 409 (23.20%) JSON
11 286 (16.22%) Spring
12 251 (14.24%) ASP.NET MVC
13 249 (14.12%) JSP
14 241 (13.67%) XHTML
15 215 (12.20%) REST
16 203 (11.51%) .NET Framework
17 191 (10.83%) J2EE
18 189 (10.72%) WCF
19 157 (8.91%) Spring MVC
20 155 (8.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (4.99%) Open Source
2 58 (3.29%) W3C
3 54 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 52 (2.95%) Mobile App
5 49 (2.78%) Web 2.0
6 28 (1.59%) N-Tier
6 28 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
7 27 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (1.53%) Graphic Design
8 23 (1.30%) Client/Server
9 17 (0.96%) GIS
10 16 (0.91%) Smartphone
11 13 (0.74%) Blackberry
11 13 (0.74%) Digital Media
12 12 (0.68%) Social Media
13 11 (0.62%) iPhone
14 10 (0.57%) Data Integration
14 10 (0.57%) Visualisation
14 10 (0.57%) CMDB
15 9 (0.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 199 (11.29%) Linux
2 165 (9.36%) UNIX
3 126 (7.15%) Windows
4 62 (3.52%) Apple iOS
5 59 (3.35%) Android
6 27 (1.53%) Solaris
7 23 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (0.96%) HPUX
9 16 (0.91%) CentOS
10 15 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 14 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.74%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.51%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.23%) Fedora
16 3 (0.17%) BlackBerry OS
16 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.17%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 700 (39.71%) MVC
2 492 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 442 (25.07%) TDD
4 385 (21.84%) OO
5 280 (15.88%) Web Development
6 271 (15.37%) Scrum
7 260 (14.75%) E-Commerce
8 175 (9.93%) Unit Testing
9 174 (9.87%) BDD
10 159 (9.02%) Responsive Web Design
11 141 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
12 121 (6.86%) OOP
13 97 (5.50%) Content Management
14 89 (5.05%) Configuration Management
15 81 (4.59%) SOA
16 78 (4.42%) SEO
16 78 (4.42%) Software Engineering
17 77 (4.37%) UML
18 73 (4.14%) Project Management
19 67 (3.80%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1433 (81.28%) JavaScript
2 582 (33.01%) C#
3 521 (29.55%) Java
4 433 (24.56%) SQL
5 296 (16.79%) PHP
6 101 (5.73%) T-SQL
7 83 (4.71%) Ruby
8 80 (4.54%) PL/SQL
9 71 (4.03%) Scala
10 69 (3.91%) VB.NET
11 60 (3.40%) Python
11 60 (3.40%) PHP5
12 56 (3.18%) Perl
13 43 (2.44%) XPath
14 38 (2.16%) Shell Script
15 35 (1.99%) C++
16 30 (1.70%) VB
17 19 (1.08%) C
18 18 (1.02%) VBScript
19 16 (0.91%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 100 (5.67%) Degree
2 40 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.42%) SC Cleared
4 12 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.34%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.28%) MCSD
6 5 (0.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 4 (0.23%) OCPJP
8 3 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.17%) MBA
9 2 (0.11%) MCP
9 2 (0.11%) ISEB
9 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.057%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.057%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.057%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.057%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.057%) MCSE
10 1 (0.057%) CCNA
10 1 (0.057%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.20%) QA
2 12 (0.68%) WCAG
3 9 (0.51%) 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 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.057%) TickIT
5 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.057%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.34%) Varnish
3 5 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.28%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.23%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.17%) vCloud
6 2 (0.11%) Docker
7 1 (0.057%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.057%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.057%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.057%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.057%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 16 (0.91%) Puppet
2 11 (0.62%) Nagios
3 9 (0.51%) Control-M
4 8 (0.45%) Vagrant
5 7 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.34%) HP UCMDB
7 3 (0.17%) Ansible
8 2 (0.11%) OpenSSO
8 2 (0.11%) CA SiteMinder
9 1 (0.057%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.057%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.057%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.057%) Netcool
9 1 (0.057%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.057%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 238 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 190 (10.78%) Oracle
3 64 (3.63%) hybris
4 62 (3.52%) Adobe
5 48 (2.72%) Zend
6 46 (2.61%) IBM
7 38 (2.16%) JBoss
7 38 (2.16%) Twitter
8 31 (1.76%) Sitecore
9 27 (1.53%) Google
10 19 (1.08%) EPiServer
10 19 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (1.08%) Sencha
11 18 (1.02%) ServiceNow
11 18 (1.02%) Interwoven
11 18 (1.02%) ATG
12 17 (0.96%) Rackspace
13 14 (0.79%) Serena
13 14 (0.79%) SAP
14 12 (0.68%) FatWire
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