The first table below looks at the demand for Ajax skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. 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 for the Watford region.

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 18 22 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing Ajax 6 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.61% 1.11% 18.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.67% 3.13% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£275 - £290
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 - £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £314
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
36 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 33.64% 35.56% 48.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 12
Average daily rate £375 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £351 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £456 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +177.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Ajax
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Ajax
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Ajax Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Ajax
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Ajax Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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 14 (93.33%) HTML
2 12 (80.00%) Internet
2 12 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (80.00%) XML
3 11 (73.33%) jQuery
4 10 (66.67%) XPath
4 10 (66.67%) Retail
4 10 (66.67%) Subversion
4 10 (66.67%) XMLBeans
4 10 (66.67%) Web 2.0
4 10 (66.67%) XSLT
4 10 (66.67%) UNIX
4 10 (66.67%) OO
4 10 (66.67%) CSS
4 10 (66.67%) Servlets
4 10 (66.67%) Struts
4 10 (66.67%) Java
4 10 (66.67%) SQL
4 10 (66.67%) J2EE
4 10 (66.67%) Ant
4 10 (66.67%) JUnit
4 10 (66.67%) Log4j
4 10 (66.67%) Solaris
4 10 (66.67%) Linux
4 10 (66.67%) E-Commerce
4 10 (66.67%) Eclipse
5 9 (60.00%) RDBMS
5 9 (60.00%) Relational Database
6 8 (53.33%) Content Management
6 8 (53.33%) IBM

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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 8 (53.33%) MQSeries
2 6 (40.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (26.67%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (13.33%) Alfresco
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (13.33%) Apache
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Tridion
2 2 (13.33%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) Internet
2 4 (26.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) RDBMS
1 9 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (40.00%) MySQL
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) DB2
3 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Eclipse
1 10 (66.67%) Log4j
1 10 (66.67%) Subversion
1 10 (66.67%) Ant
1 10 (66.67%) JUnit
2 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Maven
3 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (66.67%) Retail
2 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (13.33%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) HTML
2 12 (80.00%) XML
3 11 (73.33%) jQuery
4 10 (66.67%) XMLBeans
4 10 (66.67%) XSLT
4 10 (66.67%) Struts
4 10 (66.67%) J2EE
4 10 (66.67%) CSS
4 10 (66.67%) Servlets
5 8 (53.33%) JMS
6 7 (46.67%) JSON
7 6 (40.00%) JSP
7 6 (40.00%) Hibernate
7 6 (40.00%) Spring
7 6 (40.00%) SOAP
8 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 5 (33.33%) .NET
8 5 (33.33%) Web Services
9 4 (26.67%) XHTML
9 4 (26.67%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Web 2.0
2 2 (13.33%) RIA
2 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) UNIX
1 10 (66.67%) Solaris
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 10 (66.67%) OO
2 8 (53.33%) Content Management
3 4 (26.67%) RAD
3 4 (26.67%) Web Development
3 4 (26.67%) UML
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) Logistics
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) B2B
4 2 (13.33%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (66.67%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 10 (66.67%) XPath
3 5 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (26.67%) Perl
4 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Sun Certification
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Interwoven
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
1 8 (53.33%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) Sun
2 4 (26.67%) ATG
2 4 (26.67%) Blue Martini
2 4 (26.67%) Elastic Path
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft