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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ajax
Rank 68 55 66
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs citing Ajax 51 52 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.97% 2.46% 2.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.85% 8.72% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 24
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£320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £175 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £317 £322
% change year-on-year
+7.29% -1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £33.55 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
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
650 596 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.08% 28.19% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 369 324
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £24.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 1 September 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 1 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
Coventry -11 13 £320 +21.90% 2
Birmingham -13 10 £300 - 9
Warwickshire -5 7 £325 +22.64% 5
Herefordshire +2 5 £325 +8.33%
Staffordshire +1 5 £300 - 4
Solihull - 5 - -
Shropshire -3 1 - - 3
Worcestershire -8 1 £350 - 2
Wolverhampton - - - -
Ajax
England

Ajax
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 68 (88.31%) JavaScript
2 63 (81.82%) HTML
3 52 (67.53%) CSS
4 48 (62.34%) jQuery
5 43 (55.84%) .NET
6 41 (53.25%) ASP.NET
7 40 (51.95%) C#
8 34 (44.16%) MVC
9 30 (38.96%) SQL Server
10 25 (32.47%) HTML5
10 25 (32.47%) CSS3
11 24 (31.17%) TDD
12 19 (24.68%) Web Development
12 19 (24.68%) Responsive Web Design
13 18 (23.38%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (23.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 18 (23.38%) XML
13 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
14 17 (22.08%) AngularJS
15 16 (20.78%) PHP
16 14 (18.18%) Git (software)
17 11 (14.29%) Java
18 10 (12.99%) E-Commerce
18 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
18 10 (12.99%) SQL Server 2012
19 9 (11.69%) Semantic HTML
19 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET Web API
19 9 (11.69%) MySQL
19 9 (11.69%) SQL

Ajax
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.90%) Node.js
2 2 (2.60%) CMS
3 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.30%) WordPress
3 1 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.30%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.30%) IIS
3 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.30%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) HTTP
2 6 (7.79%) Internet
3 1 (1.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (38.96%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (11.69%) MySQL
4 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.90%) InterSystems Cache
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.60%) Informix
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.30%) SQLite
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 14 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 7 (9.09%) JIRA
4 6 (7.79%) Grunt
5 5 (6.49%) Subversion
6 4 (5.19%) NUnit
6 4 (5.19%) Ant
6 4 (5.19%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.30%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.30%) Yeoman
7 1 (1.30%) Bower
7 1 (1.30%) JUnit
7 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
General
1 6 (7.79%) Retail
2 5 (6.49%) Finance
3 4 (5.19%) Games
4 1 (1.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Automotive
4 1 (1.30%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Local Government
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (96.10%) Developer
2 19 (24.68%) .NET Developer
3 16 (20.78%) C# Developer
4 15 (19.48%) Web Developer
5 9 (11.69%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (6.49%) PHP Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.49%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (6.49%) UI Programmer
6 5 (6.49%) UI Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Hybris Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (3.90%) .NET Web Developer
7 3 (3.90%) C# Web Developer
7 3 (3.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.60%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (81.82%) HTML
2 52 (67.53%) CSS
3 48 (62.34%) jQuery
4 43 (55.84%) .NET
5 41 (53.25%) ASP.NET
6 25 (32.47%) HTML5
6 25 (32.47%) CSS3
7 18 (23.38%) XML
7 18 (23.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 17 (22.08%) AngularJS
9 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (11.69%) Semantic HTML
10 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 8 (10.39%) Razor View Engine
11 8 (10.39%) RESTful
11 8 (10.39%) Web Services
12 7 (9.09%) .NET Framework
12 7 (9.09%) JSON
13 6 (7.79%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) N-Tier
2 4 (5.19%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.90%) WURFL
3 3 (3.90%) Web 2.0
3 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.30%) GIS
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.39%) Apple iOS
2 7 (9.09%) Android
3 4 (5.19%) UNIX
3 4 (5.19%) Windows
4 3 (3.90%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (3.90%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (1.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.16%) MVC
2 24 (31.17%) TDD
3 19 (24.68%) Web Development
3 19 (24.68%) Responsive Web Design
4 18 (23.38%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.99%) E-Commerce
6 8 (10.39%) OOP
6 8 (10.39%) Functional Programming
7 7 (9.09%) SOA
7 7 (9.09%) Time Management
8 6 (7.79%) Waterfall
8 6 (7.79%) Scrum
9 5 (6.49%) Web Design
9 5 (6.49%) iOS Development
10 4 (5.19%) BDD
10 4 (5.19%) Web Application Development
10 4 (5.19%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.19%) Migration
10 4 (5.19%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 68 (88.31%) JavaScript
2 40 (51.95%) C#
3 16 (20.78%) PHP
4 11 (14.29%) Java
5 9 (11.69%) SQL
5 9 (11.69%) T-SQL
6 8 (10.39%) VB.NET
7 5 (6.49%) PHP5
7 5 (6.49%) PHP4
8 4 (5.19%) ActionScript
9 3 (3.90%) VB
10 2 (2.60%) Perl
11 1 (1.30%) VBScript
11 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.30%) Scala
11 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Control-M
Vendors
1 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle
3 3 (3.90%) AccuRev
3 3 (3.90%) hybris
3 3 (3.90%) Sencha
4 2 (2.60%) Sybase
5 1 (1.30%) JBoss
5 1 (1.30%) Twitter
5 1 (1.30%) Macromedia
5 1 (1.30%) BMC
5 1 (1.30%) Google
5 1 (1.30%) Sitecore
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