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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 79 68
Rank change year-on-year +40 -11  
Contract jobs citing Ajax 19 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.99% 0.22% 0.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.72% 0.76% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 6
Median daily rate £450 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.78 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £39.78
% change year-on-year +16.92% -18.29%  

Ajax is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 218 263 269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.28% 28.59% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 205 183
Median daily rate £425 £450 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.78 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

Ajax
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Ajax as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +7 4 £374 -
Macclesfield - 2 £440 -
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Ajax
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ajax also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Ajax.

1 25 (92.59%) JavaScript
2 21 (77.78%) jQuery
3 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (62.96%) JSON
5 14 (51.85%) Java
5 14 (51.85%) J2EE
6 13 (48.15%) Finance
6 13 (48.15%) Spring
6 13 (48.15%) Banking
7 12 (44.44%) Scrum
7 12 (44.44%) HTML
7 12 (44.44%) EJB
7 12 (44.44%) CSS
7 12 (44.44%) JSP
7 12 (44.44%) Servlets
7 12 (44.44%) Struts
7 12 (44.44%) Data Protection
7 12 (44.44%) Git (software)
8 11 (40.74%) Waterfall
9 10 (37.04%) HTML5
9 10 (37.04%) MongoDB
9 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (37.04%) XML
9 10 (37.04%) SOAP
10 9 (33.33%) IntelliJ
10 9 (33.33%) JIRA
10 9 (33.33%) Gradle
11 8 (29.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (29.63%) CSS3
11 8 (29.63%) C#

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 4 (14.81%) IIS
2 3 (11.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (7.41%) JBoss
3 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
3 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Apache
4 1 (3.70%) CMS
4 1 (3.70%) GlassFish
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
1 3 (11.11%) OneDrive
1 3 (11.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) DNS
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) MongoDB
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
5 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (7.41%) DB2
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.70%) MySQL
7 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 9 (33.33%) Gradle
2 9 (33.33%) IntelliJ
2 9 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.41%) Grunt
3 2 (7.41%) gulp
3 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) JProfiler
3 2 (7.41%) JUnit
3 2 (7.41%) SonarQube
4 1 (3.70%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.70%) Moq
4 1 (3.70%) NUnit
4 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.70%) Subversion
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (48.15%) Banking
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.70%) Prime Brokerage
2 1 (3.70%) Publishing
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) Developer
2 14 (51.85%) Java Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (11.11%) SharePoint Architect
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (3.70%) HTML Developer
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) UI Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Web Designer
5 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) jQuery
2 17 (62.96%) JSON
3 14 (51.85%) J2EE
4 13 (48.15%) Spring
5 12 (44.44%) CSS
5 12 (44.44%) EJB
5 12 (44.44%) HTML
5 12 (44.44%) JSP
5 12 (44.44%) Servlets
5 12 (44.44%) Struts
6 10 (37.04%) HTML5
6 10 (37.04%) SOAP
6 10 (37.04%) XML
7 8 (29.63%) .NET
7 8 (29.63%) CSS3
7 8 (29.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
8 7 (25.93%) Web Services
9 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
9 4 (14.81%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) User Experience
2 3 (11.11%) Web 2.0
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) DataPower
4 1 (3.70%) Derivative
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Data Protection
2 12 (44.44%) Scrum
3 11 (40.74%) Waterfall
4 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
5 6 (22.22%) OO
5 6 (22.22%) TDD
6 5 (18.52%) MVC
6 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
7 3 (11.11%) BDD
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.11%) Front End Development
7 3 (11.11%) High Availability
7 3 (11.11%) ITIL
7 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
7 3 (11.11%) SEO
7 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
8 2 (7.41%) Content Management
8 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
8 2 (7.41%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 25 (92.59%) JavaScript
2 14 (51.85%) Java
3 8 (29.63%) C#
4 7 (25.93%) SQL
5 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 2 (7.41%) Perl
6 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.70%) C++
7 1 (3.70%) Groovy
7 1 (3.70%) PHP
7 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.70%) Python
7 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) PhD
1 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.11%) UAG
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Perforce
3 3 (11.11%) Adobe
4 1 (3.70%) Chordiant
4 1 (3.70%) Google
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Kony
4 1 (3.70%) Sybase
4 1 (3.70%) Telerik
4 1 (3.70%) Twitter
4 1 (3.70%) Yahoo!