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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 89 75 67
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing Ajax 30 27 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.18% 1.31% 2.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.50% 5.14% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 30
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £180 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £321 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.94% -1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £36.50 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+30.13% +63.09%
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
666 525 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.19% 25.46% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 319 325
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £416 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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
Birmingham -5 8 £400 +14.28% 5
Staffordshire -5 6 £375 +25.00% 4
Coventry -8 6 £320 +60.00% 6
Warwickshire -9 5 £325 +35.41% 9
Solihull +6 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £350 - 2
Herefordshire - 1 £300 -
Shropshire - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 70 (93.33%) JavaScript
2 61 (81.33%) HTML
3 58 (77.33%) CSS
4 55 (73.33%) jQuery
5 40 (53.33%) MVC
6 38 (50.67%) .NET
7 36 (48.00%) C#
7 36 (48.00%) ASP.NET
8 31 (41.33%) SQL Server
9 25 (33.33%) CSS3
10 23 (30.67%) Microsoft
11 22 (29.33%) HTML5
12 21 (28.00%) Responsive Web Design
12 21 (28.00%) TDD
13 20 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (25.33%) PHP
14 19 (25.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (22.67%) SQL
16 17 (22.67%) XML
16 17 (22.67%) AngularJS
17 15 (20.00%) Git (software)
17 15 (20.00%) MySQL
18 14 (18.67%) Time Management
18 14 (18.67%) ASP.NET MVC
19 13 (17.33%) SQL Server 2012
19 13 (17.33%) User Experience
19 13 (17.33%) PHP5
19 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
20 12 (16.00%) Web Services

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 8 (10.67%) IIS
2 7 (9.33%) Apache
2 7 (9.33%) Drupal
3 3 (4.00%) Node.js
3 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.67%) CMS
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.33%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.33%) JBoss
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.33%) WordPress
5 1 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (17.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.33%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.33%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.67%) SaaS
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.33%) HTTP
2 6 (8.00%) Internet
3 1 (1.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (41.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.00%) MySQL
3 13 (17.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.33%) SQLite
7 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.33%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.00%) Subversion
3 6 (8.00%) JIRA
4 5 (6.67%) Grunt
5 4 (5.33%) NUnit
5 4 (5.33%) Ant
5 4 (5.33%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.33%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.33%) JUnit
6 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.33%) Yeoman
6 1 (1.33%) Bower
General
1 6 (8.00%) Retail
2 4 (5.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.67%) Games
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Automotive
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 66 (88.00%) Developer
2 17 (22.67%) .NET Developer
3 15 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 11 (14.67%) Web Developer
5 8 (10.67%) Architect
6 7 (9.33%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (8.00%) PHP Developer
8 5 (6.67%) UI Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.67%) UI Programmer
9 4 (5.33%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (4.00%) Mobile Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Mobile Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.67%) Applications Developer
11 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (2.67%) SQL Developer
11 2 (2.67%) .NET Web Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (81.33%) HTML
2 58 (77.33%) CSS
3 55 (73.33%) jQuery
4 38 (50.67%) .NET
5 36 (48.00%) ASP.NET
6 25 (33.33%) CSS3
7 22 (29.33%) HTML5
8 19 (25.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 17 (22.67%) AngularJS
9 17 (22.67%) XML
10 14 (18.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (16.00%) Web Services
12 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 11 (14.67%) Semantic HTML
12 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (14.67%) Razor View Engine
13 9 (12.00%) JSON
14 8 (10.67%) RESTful
15 7 (9.33%) .NET Framework
15 7 (9.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) User Experience
2 12 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.67%) Social Media
4 7 (9.33%) Taxonomies
4 7 (9.33%) N-Tier
4 7 (9.33%) Blog
5 5 (6.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.67%) WURFL
7 1 (1.33%) Human Factors
7 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.33%) GIS
7 1 (1.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Apple iOS
2 6 (8.00%) Android
3 2 (2.67%) Windows
3 2 (2.67%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (2.67%) BlackBerry OS
4 1 (1.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (53.33%) MVC
2 21 (28.00%) TDD
2 21 (28.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 20 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (18.67%) Time Management
6 12 (16.00%) Web Development
7 10 (13.33%) Functional Programming
7 10 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (12.00%) OOP
8 9 (12.00%) Web Application Development
9 6 (8.00%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.00%) SOA
10 5 (6.67%) Scrum
10 5 (6.67%) Web Design
10 5 (6.67%) iOS Development
11 4 (5.33%) Mentoring
11 4 (5.33%) Android Development
11 4 (5.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 70 (93.33%) JavaScript
2 36 (48.00%) C#
3 19 (25.33%) PHP
4 17 (22.67%) SQL
5 13 (17.33%) PHP5
6 11 (14.67%) T-SQL
7 8 (10.67%) Java
8 6 (8.00%) PHP4
9 5 (6.67%) VB.NET
9 5 (6.67%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.33%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) WCAG
1 1 (1.33%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (30.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle
3 3 (4.00%) Sencha
4 2 (2.67%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.33%) Twitter
5 1 (1.33%) Google
5 1 (1.33%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.33%) Adobe
5 1 (1.33%) Macromedia