The table below looks at the statistics for Ajax skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ajax over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ajax
Rank 87 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing Ajax 26 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 1.95% 2.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.52% 7.75% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 28
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
Ajax
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
575 542 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.21% 25.17% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 299 262
Average daily rate £338 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 20
Average hourly rate £30.20 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.07% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £13.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

Ajax
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Ajax Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Ajax
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Ajax Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Ajax
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ajax across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Ajax Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Ajax
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ajax across the West Midlands region.

Ajax Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Ajax
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ajax within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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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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
Warwickshire -2 12 £338 +39.17% 10
Coventry +4 5 £325 +12.06% 4
Staffordshire -11 2 £285 -7.31% 6
Birmingham -20 2 - - 4
Solihull - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - - 3
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 38 (79.17%) HTML
2 37 (77.08%) JavaScript
3 35 (72.92%) jQuery
4 34 (70.83%) CSS
5 30 (62.50%) MVC
6 29 (60.42%) SQL Server
7 25 (52.08%) .NET
8 21 (43.75%) C#
8 21 (43.75%) ASP.NET
9 20 (41.67%) XML
9 20 (41.67%) SQL
10 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
11 16 (33.33%) PHP
11 16 (33.33%) MySQL
11 16 (33.33%) Web Services
12 12 (25.00%) Drupal
12 12 (25.00%) PHP5
13 11 (22.92%) IIS
14 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
15 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
16 8 (16.67%) LAMP
16 8 (16.67%) VB.NET
16 8 (16.67%) XSLT
16 8 (16.67%) Apache
16 8 (16.67%) Taxonomies
16 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
16 8 (16.67%) JSON
16 8 (16.67%) Blog
16 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 12 (25.00%) Drupal
2 11 (22.92%) IIS
3 8 (16.67%) Apache
4 3 (6.25%) CMS
5 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (2.08%) Umbraco
6 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Google Analytics
1 2 (4.17%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (2.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (60.42%) SQL Server
2 16 (33.33%) MySQL
3 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (10.42%) Oracle Database
5 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Automotive
3 2 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (70.83%) Developer
2 13 (27.08%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.58%) C# Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Architect
4 6 (12.50%) PHP Developer
5 4 (8.33%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 4 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.17%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.17%) .NET Team Leader
7 2 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Drupal Developer
8 1 (2.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Development Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Development Team Manager
8 1 (2.08%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Development Team Leader
8 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (79.17%) HTML
2 35 (72.92%) jQuery
3 34 (70.83%) CSS
4 25 (52.08%) .NET
5 21 (43.75%) ASP.NET
6 20 (41.67%) XML
7 16 (33.33%) Web Services
8 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
9 8 (16.67%) JSON
9 8 (16.67%) XSLT
9 8 (16.67%) LAMP
9 8 (16.67%) CSS3
9 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
10 6 (12.50%) HTML5
11 5 (10.42%) DHTML
12 4 (8.33%) J2EE
12 4 (8.33%) Spring MVC
12 4 (8.33%) Yii
12 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Taxonomies
1 8 (16.67%) Blog
1 8 (16.67%) Social Media
1 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.58%) User Experience
3 4 (8.33%) N-Tier
4 3 (6.25%) Graphic Design
4 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.17%) W3C
5 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.17%) Human Factors
6 1 (2.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) MVC
2 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
2 8 (16.67%) Web Application Development
2 8 (16.67%) Time Management
3 7 (14.58%) TDD
4 5 (10.42%) Scrum
4 5 (10.42%) OO
4 5 (10.42%) Web Development
5 4 (8.33%) OOP
5 4 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.17%) Analytics
7 2 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.17%) Web Design
7 2 (4.17%) Content Management
7 2 (4.17%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 37 (77.08%) JavaScript
2 21 (43.75%) C#
3 20 (41.67%) SQL
4 16 (33.33%) PHP
5 12 (25.00%) PHP5
6 8 (16.67%) VB.NET
7 7 (14.58%) T-SQL
8 4 (8.33%) Java
9 3 (6.25%) VBScript
10 2 (4.17%) XPath
11 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) WCAG
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (10.42%) Google
3 5 (10.42%) Oracle
4 3 (6.25%) Adobe
4 3 (6.25%) Apple
5 2 (4.17%) IBM
5 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
5 2 (4.17%) Omniture
6 1 (2.08%) Twitter
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