The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for jQuery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited jQuery over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
jQuery
England / North West
Rank 39 42 52
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10  
Contract jobs citing jQuery 115 162 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.42% 4.24% 3.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.16% 15.90% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 94 73
Median daily rate £350 £363 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +14.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.66% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £38.00 £30.60
% change year-on-year -59.21% +24.20%  

jQuery 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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 812 1019 815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.23% 26.65% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 679 503
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £20.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

jQuery
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for jQuery in the North West

jQuery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing jQuery in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for jQuery in the North West

jQuery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing jQuery in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for jQuery in the North West

jQuery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing jQuery in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for jQuery in the North West

jQuery
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing jQuery within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Manchester +6 68 £375 +3.44% 69
Cheshire -2 21 £400 +1.58% 24
Merseyside +16 17 £325 +12.06% 7
Lancashire +15 6 £300 -20.00% 11
jQuery
England

jQuery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing jQuery 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 North West region with a requirement for jQuery.

1 147 (76.96%) HTML
2 144 (75.39%) JavaScript
3 138 (72.25%) CSS
4 89 (46.60%) .NET
5 88 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
6 87 (45.55%) C#
7 81 (42.41%) HTML5
8 78 (40.84%) MVC
9 72 (37.70%) ASP.NET
10 69 (36.13%) SQL Server
11 55 (28.80%) AngularJS
12 48 (25.13%) CSS3
12 48 (25.13%) Scrum
13 43 (22.51%) Java
14 41 (21.47%) Git (software)
15 38 (19.90%) Front End Development
16 35 (18.32%) SQL
17 33 (17.28%) CMS
17 33 (17.28%) Ajax
18 32 (16.75%) PHP
18 32 (16.75%) OO
19 29 (15.18%) TDD
19 29 (15.18%) Team Foundation Server
20 28 (14.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 27 (14.14%) ASP.NET MVC
22 26 (13.61%) Web Development
22 26 (13.61%) XML
23 23 (12.04%) Sass
23 23 (12.04%) MySQL
23 23 (12.04%) Umbraco

jQuery
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 33 (17.28%) CMS
2 23 (12.04%) Umbraco
3 12 (6.28%) WordPress
4 11 (5.76%) Drupal
4 11 (5.76%) EPiServer
4 11 (5.76%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.76%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (4.19%) Apache
6 5 (2.62%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.57%) JBoss
7 3 (1.57%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.05%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.05%) Confluence
8 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.05%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.52%) nginx
9 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 6 (3.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.62%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (2.62%) InfoPath
2 5 (2.62%) Photoshop
3 4 (2.09%) MS Office
4 2 (1.05%) InVision
5 1 (0.52%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (3.66%) Magento
2 3 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.19%) PaaS
2 5 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.09%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.57%) SaaS
5 2 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.52%) GitHub
6 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.14%) Internet
2 5 (2.62%) Kerberos
3 4 (2.09%) AMQP
3 4 (2.09%) Extranet
3 4 (2.09%) Intranet
4 3 (1.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (36.13%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.04%) MySQL
3 21 (10.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (8.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (3.14%) DB2
5 6 (3.14%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.62%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.57%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.57%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.57%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (21.47%) Git (software)
2 29 (15.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (8.90%) gulp
4 14 (7.33%) JIRA
4 14 (7.33%) Visual Studio
5 13 (6.81%) Subversion
6 12 (6.28%) Grunt
7 10 (5.24%) Selenium
8 9 (4.71%) Eclipse
9 6 (3.14%) JUnit
9 6 (3.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 5 (2.62%) IntelliJ
10 5 (2.62%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.09%) Gradle
11 4 (2.09%) Mercurial
11 4 (2.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (1.57%) Axure RP
12 3 (1.57%) Cucumber
13 2 (1.05%) Appium
13 2 (1.05%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (11.52%) Finance
2 9 (4.71%) Banking
3 6 (3.14%) Advertising
4 4 (2.09%) Marketing
5 2 (1.05%) Automotive
5 2 (1.05%) Games
5 2 (1.05%) Legal
5 2 (1.05%) Retail
6 1 (0.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.52%) Law
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 177 (92.67%) Developer
2 42 (21.99%) .NET Developer
3 31 (16.23%) Java Developer
4 24 (12.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 20 (10.47%) C# Developer
5 20 (10.47%) Senior Developer
6 19 (9.95%) Umbraco Developer
7 16 (8.38%) Angular Developer
8 15 (7.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 15 (7.85%) HTML Developer
9 14 (7.33%) JavaScript Developer
10 13 (6.81%) HTML CSS Developer
11 12 (6.28%) PHP Developer
12 10 (5.24%) Drupal Developer
12 10 (5.24%) Full Stack Developer
13 9 (4.71%) ASP.NET Developer
14 8 (4.19%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 7 (3.66%) EPiServer Developer
15 7 (3.66%) SharePoint Developer
16 6 (3.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (76.96%) HTML
2 138 (72.25%) CSS
3 89 (46.60%) .NET
4 81 (42.41%) HTML5
5 72 (37.70%) ASP.NET
6 55 (28.80%) AngularJS
7 48 (25.13%) CSS3
8 33 (17.28%) Ajax
9 28 (14.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 27 (14.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (13.61%) XML
12 23 (12.04%) Sass
13 22 (11.52%) ASP.NET Web API
13 22 (11.52%) Spring
14 20 (10.47%) JSON
15 15 (7.85%) SOAP
15 15 (7.85%) Web Services
16 14 (7.33%) J2EE
16 14 (7.33%) LESS
17 13 (6.81%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.42%) User Experience
2 13 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.62%) Fintech
4 4 (2.09%) Web 2.0
5 3 (1.57%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.57%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.57%) iPad
5 3 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.52%) Clustering
7 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.52%) DataPower
7 1 (0.52%) Derivative
7 1 (0.52%) Motion Graphics
7 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.52%) PMI
7 1 (0.52%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.28%) Linux
2 9 (4.71%) Windows
3 5 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.09%) Android
5 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.05%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (40.84%) MVC
3 48 (25.13%) Scrum
4 38 (19.90%) Front End Development
5 32 (16.75%) OO
6 29 (15.18%) TDD
7 26 (13.61%) Web Development
8 20 (10.47%) Data Modelling
9 17 (8.90%) Unit Testing
10 15 (7.85%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (7.85%) E-Commerce
11 14 (7.33%) Kanban
12 12 (6.28%) Responsive Web Design
12 12 (6.28%) SDLC
13 9 (4.71%) Automated Testing
13 9 (4.71%) Content Management
13 9 (4.71%) Data Protection
13 9 (4.71%) DevOps
13 9 (4.71%) OOD
14 8 (4.19%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 144 (75.39%) JavaScript
2 87 (45.55%) C#
3 43 (22.51%) Java
4 35 (18.32%) SQL
5 32 (16.75%) PHP
6 12 (6.28%) Python
7 9 (4.71%) Ruby
8 8 (4.19%) Perl
9 5 (2.62%) Go
9 5 (2.62%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.09%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.09%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.05%) Scala
11 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.52%) C++
12 1 (0.52%) ES6
12 1 (0.52%) VB
12 1 (0.52%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 5 (2.62%) Degree
2 2 (1.05%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.05%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.52%) PhD
3 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.62%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.57%) Docker
3 1 (0.52%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (2.62%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.52%) Plesk
Vendors
1 19 (9.95%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.28%) Oracle
3 8 (4.19%) Sitecore
4 6 (3.14%) Adobe
4 6 (3.14%) Zend
5 5 (2.62%) Google
5 5 (2.62%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.09%) Nintex
7 3 (1.57%) ATG
7 3 (1.57%) hybris
8 2 (1.05%) IBM
8 2 (1.05%) Perforce
9 1 (0.52%) Chordiant
9 1 (0.52%) Kony
9 1 (0.52%) Sencha
9 1 (0.52%) Sybase
9 1 (0.52%) Telerik
9 1 (0.52%) Twitter
9 1 (0.52%) Yahoo!
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