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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Ajax
Rank 93 88 82
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Ajax 29 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 1.00% 1.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.65% 4.63% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 10
Average daily rate £300 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £363 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £31.10 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.99% -4.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+56.71% +1.51%
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
624 475 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.45% 21.50% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 295 310
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -11.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.35 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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
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 12 February 2016. 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
Birmingham +7 12 £288 -4.16% 7
Coventry -3 10 £350 +7.69% 1
Warwickshire -2 3 - - 3
Staffordshire -4 2 - - 2
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 52 (83.87%) JavaScript
2 47 (75.81%) HTML
3 39 (62.90%) CSS
4 35 (56.45%) jQuery
5 32 (51.61%) .NET
6 29 (46.77%) C#
7 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (40.32%) MVC
9 23 (37.10%) ASP.NET
10 20 (32.26%) SQL Server
11 19 (30.65%) AngularJS
12 18 (29.03%) TDD
13 15 (24.19%) Scrum
13 15 (24.19%) SQL
13 15 (24.19%) XML
14 14 (22.58%) Java
14 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
15 13 (20.97%) .NET Framework
15 13 (20.97%) CSS3
16 12 (19.35%) Responsive Web Design
16 12 (19.35%) HTML5
17 11 (17.74%) Front End Development
18 10 (16.13%) Web Development
18 10 (16.13%) Finance
19 9 (14.52%) Oracle
19 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
19 9 (14.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 8 (12.90%) Oracle Database
20 8 (12.90%) User Experience
20 8 (12.90%) Git (software)

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (6.45%) CMS
2 3 (4.84%) Node.js
2 3 (4.84%) Umbraco
3 2 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.61%) IIS
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.45%) MS Office
1 4 (6.45%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Adobe Analytics
1 2 (3.23%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) HTTP
2 2 (3.23%) Intranet
3 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.90%) Oracle Database
3 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.84%) MySQL
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.84%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.06%) Subversion
3 2 (3.23%) JIRA
3 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.61%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.61%) JUnit
4 1 (1.61%) Maven
4 1 (1.61%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Automotive
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (85.48%) Developer
2 17 (27.42%) C# Developer
3 14 (22.58%) .NET Developer
4 10 (16.13%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (16.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (12.90%) Java Developer
6 7 (11.29%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (9.68%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (9.68%) Web Developer
8 4 (6.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Graduate Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Graduate IT Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Junior
8 4 (6.45%) Junior IT Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Software Developer
8 4 (6.45%) UI Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Web Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (75.81%) HTML
2 39 (62.90%) CSS
3 35 (56.45%) jQuery
4 32 (51.61%) .NET
5 23 (37.10%) ASP.NET
6 19 (30.65%) AngularJS
7 15 (24.19%) XML
8 13 (20.97%) .NET Framework
8 13 (20.97%) CSS3
9 12 (19.35%) HTML5
10 9 (14.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (12.90%) JSON
11 8 (12.90%) Spring
12 7 (11.29%) WCF
12 7 (11.29%) XHTML
13 6 (9.68%) Hibernate
13 6 (9.68%) Web Services
14 5 (8.06%) XSLT
15 4 (6.45%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) N-Tier
1 8 (12.90%) User Experience
2 5 (8.06%) Blog
3 4 (6.45%) Psychology
4 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.61%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.61%) Social Media
4 1 (1.61%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Mac OS X
3 2 (3.23%) Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.32%) MVC
3 18 (29.03%) TDD
4 15 (24.19%) Scrum
5 12 (19.35%) Responsive Web Design
6 11 (17.74%) Front End Development
7 10 (16.13%) Web Development
8 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.45%) DevOps
10 4 (6.45%) OO
10 4 (6.45%) OOD
10 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.45%) Time Management
10 4 (6.45%) Web Accessibility
11 3 (4.84%) Content Management
11 3 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (4.84%) SOLID
11 3 (4.84%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 52 (83.87%) JavaScript
2 29 (46.77%) C#
3 15 (24.19%) SQL
4 14 (22.58%) Java
5 6 (9.68%) T-SQL
5 6 (9.68%) VB.NET
6 5 (8.06%) PHP
6 5 (8.06%) Ruby
7 1 (1.61%) Clojure
7 1 (1.61%) Scala
7 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) WCAG
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle
3 5 (8.06%) Adobe
4 3 (4.84%) Google
5 2 (3.23%) DevExpress
5 2 (3.23%) hybris
5 2 (3.23%) Sitecore