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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 131 96 88
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -8
Contract jobs citing Ajax 935 1064 1260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 2.02% 2.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.00% 6.98% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 711 772
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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 £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 37
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.75 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.08% +45.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.23 £18.50 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +48.97%

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
15578 15242 15706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.84% 28.87% 27.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10165 9888 9399
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 254 394
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 £17.35 £17.50 £15.50
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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -35 858 £375 +3.44% 448
London -36 377 £400 - 140
South East +8 182 £360 +7.46% 97
City of London -31 79 £425 - 40
East of England -24 69 £396 -1.09% 27
East Midlands +23 46 £305 +10.90% 21
Hampshire +5 45 £350 +12.00% 26
South West -22 40 £360 +12.06% 25
West Midlands -23 39 £320 +16.36% 35
North West -43 39 £313 -3.10% 49
Scotland -20 35 £350 +3.70% 9
North East -6 34 £373 +14.61% 16
Tyne and Wear -10 34 £373 +14.61% 16
Oxfordshire +5 32 £488 +25.80% 8
Yorkshire -8 30 £278 -20.71% 37
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 30 £375 +15.38% 15
Berkshire -27 30 £344 -1.78% 23
Manchester -18 29 £313 -3.84% 23
Surrey +13 25 £350 +84.21% 19
West Yorkshire -3 23 £289 -17.50% 15
Hertfordshire -16 22 £391 +20.38% 14
Wales -10 21 £308 +30.85% 8
Brighton +6 19 - - 4
Cardiff +6 19 £308 +33.69% 4
East Sussex +4 19 - - 5
Essex 0 19 £425 +13.33%
South Wales 0 19 £308 +30.85% 6
Oxford 0 17 £475 +11.76% 3
Northamptonshire - 16 £442 - 3
Leeds +3 15 £650 +85.71% 10

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 1434 (79.67%) JavaScript
2 1404 (78.00%) HTML
3 1338 (74.33%) CSS
4 1040 (57.78%) jQuery
5 840 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
6 744 (41.33%) MVC
7 660 (36.67%) HTML5
8 608 (33.78%) .NET
9 597 (33.17%) Java
10 576 (32.00%) C#
11 547 (30.39%) XML
12 497 (27.61%) ASP.NET
12 497 (27.61%) CSS3
13 482 (26.78%) SQL
14 460 (25.56%) TDD
15 435 (24.17%) JSON
16 419 (23.28%) OO
17 415 (23.06%) Web Services
18 414 (23.00%) SQL Server
19 343 (19.06%) Spring
20 298 (16.56%) MySQL
21 295 (16.39%) Subversion
22 293 (16.28%) JSP
23 292 (16.22%) Scrum
24 274 (15.22%) PHP
25 262 (14.56%) ASP.NET MVC
26 261 (14.50%) REST
27 248 (13.78%) Web Development
28 247 (13.72%) Oracle
29 227 (12.61%) J2EE

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 148 (8.22%) Apache
2 133 (7.39%) Tomcat
3 130 (7.22%) CMS
4 102 (5.67%) WebSphere
5 92 (5.11%) SharePoint
6 67 (3.72%) WebLogic
6 67 (3.72%) IIS
7 45 (2.50%) Node.js
8 38 (2.11%) WordPress
9 34 (1.89%) Drupal
9 34 (1.89%) Confluence
10 33 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
11 32 (1.78%) Adobe CQ
12 30 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
12 30 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
13 29 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
14 24 (1.33%) Umbraco
15 23 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
16 17 (0.94%) MQSeries
16 17 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 99 (5.50%) Photoshop
2 74 (4.11%) MS Excel
3 42 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (0.67%) Fireworks
4 12 (0.67%) MS Office
5 9 (0.50%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
7 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.17%) MS Project
8 2 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.11%) InDesign
8 2 (0.11%) GIMP
9 1 (0.056%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.056%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.056%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 18 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
2 17 (0.94%) Google Analytics
3 11 (0.61%) Magento
4 9 (0.50%) Tridion
5 8 (0.44%) WebTrends
5 8 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.056%) Summit
8 1 (0.056%) HFM
8 1 (0.056%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.056%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
2 21 (1.17%) SaaS
3 13 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.67%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.39%) GitHub
6 6 (0.33%) Basecamp
6 6 (0.33%) Rackspace Cloud
6 6 (0.33%) Force.com
7 1 (0.056%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 71 (3.94%) HTTP
2 53 (2.94%) Internet
3 14 (0.78%) DNS
4 12 (0.67%) SNMP
5 10 (0.56%) SSL
6 7 (0.39%) Intranet
6 7 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.33%) SSH
7 6 (0.33%) SPDY
8 5 (0.28%) FTP
8 5 (0.28%) VoIP
9 4 (0.22%) LDAP
9 4 (0.22%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.22%) SAN
9 4 (0.22%) NAS
9 4 (0.22%) Firewall
10 2 (0.11%) Wireless
10 2 (0.11%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.11%) IPv4
10 2 (0.11%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (23.00%) SQL Server
2 298 (16.56%) MySQL
3 179 (9.94%) Relational Database
4 151 (8.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 70 (3.89%) Oracle Database
6 61 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 58 (3.22%) NoSQL
8 52 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 52 (2.89%) RDBMS
9 51 (2.83%) MongoDB
10 48 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
11 39 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 38 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 28 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
14 24 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
15 22 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
16 18 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
17 17 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
17 17 (0.94%) DB2
18 16 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 295 (16.39%) Subversion
2 211 (11.72%) Git (software)
3 155 (8.61%) Visual Studio
4 139 (7.72%) JUnit
5 121 (6.72%) Maven
6 109 (6.06%) Eclipse
7 92 (5.11%) Ant
7 92 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 82 (4.56%) JIRA
9 79 (4.39%) Selenium
10 76 (4.22%) Jasmine
11 75 (4.17%) Jenkins
12 63 (3.50%) NUnit
13 62 (3.44%) Cucumber
14 45 (2.50%) Mockito
15 35 (1.94%) Hudson
16 33 (1.83%) IntelliJ
16 33 (1.83%) QUnit
17 31 (1.72%) CruiseControl
18 30 (1.67%) Grunt
General
1 208 (11.56%) Finance
2 97 (5.39%) Banking
3 76 (4.22%) Retail
4 68 (3.78%) Marketing
5 31 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.17%) Legal
8 21 (1.17%) Publishing
9 20 (1.11%) Games
10 17 (0.94%) Advertising
11 13 (0.72%) Front Office
12 8 (0.44%) Electronics
12 8 (0.44%) Law
13 6 (0.33%) Billing
14 4 (0.22%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.22%) Automotive
15 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.17%) Back Office
15 3 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1550 (86.11%) Developer
2 322 (17.89%) .NET Developer
3 240 (13.33%) Web Developer
4 239 (13.28%) Java Developer
5 206 (11.44%) Front-End Developer
6 175 (9.72%) Senior Developer
7 143 (7.94%) C# Developer
8 123 (6.83%) ASP.NET Developer
9 114 (6.33%) PHP Developer
10 102 (5.67%) C# .NET Developer
11 95 (5.28%) JavaScript Developer
12 66 (3.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 65 (3.61%) UI Developer
14 60 (3.33%) Architect
15 57 (3.17%) UI Programmer
16 55 (3.06%) .NET Web Developer
17 52 (2.89%) Senior .NET Developer
18 45 (2.50%) Software Engineer
19 42 (2.33%) Designer
20 40 (2.22%) Hybris Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1404 (78.00%) HTML
2 1338 (74.33%) CSS
3 1040 (57.78%) jQuery
4 660 (36.67%) HTML5
5 608 (33.78%) .NET
6 547 (30.39%) XML
7 497 (27.61%) ASP.NET
7 497 (27.61%) CSS3
8 435 (24.17%) JSON
9 415 (23.06%) Web Services
10 343 (19.06%) Spring
11 293 (16.28%) JSP
12 262 (14.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 261 (14.50%) REST
14 227 (12.61%) J2EE
15 187 (10.39%) .NET Framework
16 183 (10.17%) Hibernate
17 178 (9.89%) XHTML
18 168 (9.33%) SOAP
18 168 (9.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 175 (9.72%) User Experience
2 72 (4.00%) Open Source
3 63 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (3.50%) Computer Science
4 57 (3.17%) Mobile App
5 49 (2.72%) W3C
6 44 (2.44%) Web 2.0
7 39 (2.17%) Inversion of Control
8 28 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (1.50%) N-Tier
10 20 (1.11%) Visualisation
11 19 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 16 (0.89%) Social Media
13 15 (0.83%) Digital Media
13 15 (0.83%) Mathematics
14 14 (0.78%) GIS
14 14 (0.78%) Data Integration
15 13 (0.72%) Graphic Design
16 12 (0.67%) Blackberry
17 11 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 222 (12.33%) Linux
2 174 (9.67%) UNIX
3 131 (7.28%) Windows
4 46 (2.56%) Android
5 44 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (1.33%) Solaris
8 18 (1.00%) Mac OS X
9 16 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.61%) HPUX
12 10 (0.56%) CentOS
13 7 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.28%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.28%) Debian
15 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.17%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 840 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 744 (41.33%) MVC
3 460 (25.56%) TDD
4 419 (23.28%) OO
5 292 (16.22%) Scrum
6 248 (13.78%) Web Development
7 227 (12.61%) E-Commerce
8 192 (10.67%) Unit Testing
9 188 (10.44%) BDD
10 167 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
11 164 (9.11%) Responsive Web Design
12 124 (6.89%) OOP
13 113 (6.28%) SOA
14 83 (4.61%) Software Engineering
15 81 (4.50%) Web Design
16 77 (4.28%) SEO
17 76 (4.22%) Content Management
18 71 (3.94%) UML
19 65 (3.61%) Configuration Management
20 64 (3.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1434 (79.67%) JavaScript
2 597 (33.17%) Java
3 576 (32.00%) C#
4 482 (26.78%) SQL
5 274 (15.22%) PHP
6 95 (5.28%) Ruby
7 94 (5.22%) T-SQL
8 87 (4.83%) PL/SQL
9 86 (4.78%) Scala
10 80 (4.44%) Python
11 75 (4.17%) VB.NET
12 63 (3.50%) Perl
13 51 (2.83%) Shell Script
14 44 (2.44%) C++
15 40 (2.22%) XPath
16 35 (1.94%) PHP5
17 24 (1.33%) VB
18 22 (1.22%) C
19 17 (0.94%) XQuery
20 16 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 108 (6.00%) Degree
2 49 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 36 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.44%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.28%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.22%) OCPJP
7 4 (0.22%) MCP
8 3 (0.17%) MCSD
8 3 (0.17%) ISEB
9 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.11%) MCSE
9 2 (0.11%) CCNA
10 1 (0.056%) MCTS
10 1 (0.056%) MCITP
10 1 (0.056%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.056%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.56%) QA
2 10 (0.56%) WCAG
3 8 (0.44%) WAI
3 8 (0.44%) COBIT
4 2 (0.11%) SLA
4 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.056%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.056%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 17 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.56%) VirtualBox
3 9 (0.50%) Shibboleth
4 7 (0.39%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.39%) Docker
5 6 (0.33%) Varnish
6 5 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.17%) vCloud
8 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.11%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.056%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 16 (0.89%) Oracle Identity Management
2 15 (0.83%) Puppet
3 14 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (0.56%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.17%) Ansible
6 2 (0.11%) OpenSSO
6 2 (0.11%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.056%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.056%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.056%) Netcool
7 1 (0.056%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.056%) logstash
7 1 (0.056%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 247 (13.72%) Oracle
2 225 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 60 (3.33%) hybris
4 56 (3.11%) IBM
5 48 (2.67%) Adobe
6 46 (2.56%) JBoss
7 42 (2.33%) Zend
8 39 (2.17%) Twitter
9 36 (2.00%) Google
10 34 (1.89%) Sitecore
11 24 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
12 18 (1.00%) EPiServer
13 16 (0.89%) ServiceNow
14 14 (0.78%) VMware
15 13 (0.72%) SAP
15 13 (0.72%) Interwoven
16 12 (0.67%) FatWire
16 12 (0.67%) Telerik
16 12 (0.67%) Facebook
17 11 (0.61%) ATG
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