Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Ajax skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ajax over the 6 months to 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Ajax
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 72 83
Rank change year-on-year +11 +11 -1
Contract jobs citing Ajax 28 12 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.15% 1.00% 1.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.16% 3.80% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 19
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.63% +54.16%
10th Percentile £233 £293 £287
90th Percentile £470 £428 £500
North West median daily rate £418 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +19.29% -3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £30.00
North West median hourly rate - - £30.00

Ajax is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 391 316 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.01% 26.22% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 252 364
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £258 £300 £271
90th Percentile £550 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 16
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +54.76% -45.32%
10th Percentile £32.13 £20.00 £15.63
90th Percentile £38.75 £45.50 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% +44.44%

Ajax
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Ajax as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Ajax in Cheshire

Ajax
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ajax in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ajax in Cheshire

Ajax
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ajax in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ajax in Cheshire

Ajax
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ajax in Cheshire

Ajax
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ajax within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -4 11 £450 +33.33% 1
Macclesfield +7 5 £235 -41.25% 1
Chester - 2 £400 - 4
Ajax
North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Ajax also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Ajax.

1 28 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 22 (78.57%) Test Automation
3 20 (71.43%) JSON
3 20 (71.43%) HTML
4 19 (67.86%) jQuery
5 18 (64.29%) CSS
6 16 (57.14%) HTML5
6 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (53.57%) CSS3
8 13 (46.43%) Unit Testing
9 12 (42.86%) TDD
9 12 (42.86%) Perforce
9 12 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
11 10 (35.71%) Java
12 9 (32.14%) SQL
12 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
12 9 (32.14%) XML
12 9 (32.14%) Node.js
13 8 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (28.57%) Grunt
13 8 (28.57%) SonarQube
13 8 (28.57%) gulp
13 8 (28.57%) Performance Optimisation
13 8 (28.57%) npm
13 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (25.00%) BDD
14 7 (25.00%) Web 2.0
14 7 (25.00%) Oracle
14 7 (25.00%) J2EE

Ajax
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (21.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 6 (21.43%) CMS
2 3 (10.71%) Apache
2 3 (10.71%) JBoss
2 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (3.57%) SAS
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
4 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) npm
2 3 (10.71%) OpenShift
2 3 (10.71%) PaaS
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) RDBMS
2 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
2 8 (28.57%) Grunt
2 8 (28.57%) gulp
2 8 (28.57%) SonarQube
3 6 (21.43%) Gradle
3 6 (21.43%) JUnit
4 5 (17.86%) JProfiler
5 4 (14.29%) JIRA
6 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
6 3 (10.71%) Subversion
7 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
7 2 (7.14%) Maven
7 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.57%) Bower
8 1 (3.57%) Broccoli
8 1 (3.57%) IntelliJ
8 1 (3.57%) JSHint
8 1 (3.57%) Mocha
8 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.57%) Yeoman
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) UI Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 4 (14.29%) J2EE Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Middleware Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Content Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Web Content Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Web Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Web Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Content Editor
7 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Lead .NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Web Author
7 1 (3.57%) Web Content Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) HTML
1 20 (71.43%) JSON
2 19 (67.86%) jQuery
3 18 (64.29%) CSS
4 16 (57.14%) HTML5
5 15 (53.57%) CSS3
6 12 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (32.14%) Node.js
7 9 (32.14%) XML
8 7 (25.00%) J2EE
8 7 (25.00%) XHTML
9 6 (21.43%) DOM
9 6 (21.43%) React
9 6 (21.43%) Redux
9 6 (21.43%) Sass
9 6 (21.43%) Spring
10 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
10 4 (14.29%) Hibernate
10 4 (14.29%) JPA
10 4 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Web 2.0
2 6 (21.43%) User Experience
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (46.43%) Unit Testing
4 12 (42.86%) TDD
5 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (28.57%) Performance Optimisation
5 8 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (25.00%) BDD
7 6 (21.43%) Content Management
7 6 (21.43%) Scrum
7 6 (21.43%) Wireframes
8 5 (17.86%) SDLC
8 5 (17.86%) SEO
8 5 (17.86%) User Stories
8 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
9 4 (14.29%) OO
10 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
10 3 (10.71%) MVC
10 3 (10.71%) Project Management
10 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (35.71%) Java
3 9 (32.14%) SQL
4 6 (21.43%) ES6
5 4 (14.29%) C#
5 4 (14.29%) Perl
5 4 (14.29%) Ruby
6 2 (7.14%) Go
6 2 (7.14%) Python
6 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.57%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.57%) VBA
7 1 (3.57%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Perforce
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle
3 6 (21.43%) Adobe
4 3 (10.71%) IBM
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.14%) Capita
6 1 (3.57%) Twitter