The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 30 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.

Ajax
England / South West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 127 111
Rank change year-on-year +28 -16  
Contract jobs citing Ajax 39 13 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.50% 0.45% 1.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.14% 1.83% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 29
Median daily rate £413 £320 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.90% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £455 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +22.85% -6.66%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 759 709 767
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 29.19% 24.36% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 472 504
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 52 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Ajax
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Ajax
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ajax in the South West

Ajax
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ajax in the South West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ajax in the South West

Ajax
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ajax in the South West

Ajax
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ajax within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Wiltshire +11 12 £413 -2.94% 2
Bristol +11 10 £360 +12.50% 4
Somerset +8 8 £450 +22.86% 2
Gloucestershire - 3 £375 - 3
Devon - 2 £370 - 3
Ajax
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 South West region with a requirement for Ajax.

1 71 (97.26%) JavaScript
2 67 (91.78%) HTML
2 67 (91.78%) CSS
3 42 (57.53%) jQuery
4 41 (56.16%) .NET
5 39 (53.42%) C#
6 32 (43.84%) ASP.NET
7 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (35.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (35.62%) SQL
9 25 (34.25%) Finance
10 24 (32.88%) Oracle
10 24 (32.88%) User Experience
11 23 (31.51%) Windows
12 22 (30.14%) Web Services
12 22 (30.14%) MVC
13 21 (28.77%) Internet
13 21 (28.77%) XML
13 21 (28.77%) Visual Studio
13 21 (28.77%) Web Development
14 20 (27.40%) Content Management
14 20 (27.40%) Sitecore
14 20 (27.40%) Sass
15 19 (26.03%) Scrum
15 19 (26.03%) CMS
15 19 (26.03%) W3C
15 19 (26.03%) IIS
15 19 (26.03%) SQL Server
15 19 (26.03%) Java
15 19 (26.03%) Flash

Ajax
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 19 (26.03%) CMS
1 19 (26.03%) IIS
1 19 (26.03%) Sitecore CMS
2 14 (19.18%) WebLogic
3 7 (9.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (6.85%) JBoss
4 5 (6.85%) Tomcat
5 4 (5.48%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.74%) Apache
6 2 (2.74%) GeoServer
6 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.37%) Fredhopper
2 1 (1.37%) Magento
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.37%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.77%) Internet
2 3 (4.11%) HTTP
3 2 (2.74%) Intranet
4 1 (1.37%) Firewall
4 1 (1.37%) LDAP
4 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.07%) Oracle Database
3 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.85%) MySQL
4 5 (6.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.74%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.37%) DB2
7 1 (1.37%) Informix
7 1 (1.37%) MS Access
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (35.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (28.77%) Visual Studio
3 18 (24.66%) Git (software)
4 9 (12.33%) JUnit
4 9 (12.33%) Subversion
5 7 (9.59%) Ant
5 7 (9.59%) Apache Buildr
5 7 (9.59%) Eclipse
5 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
5 7 (9.59%) jMock
5 7 (9.59%) Maven
5 7 (9.59%) Mercurial
6 6 (8.22%) Gradle
6 6 (8.22%) IntelliJ
7 5 (6.85%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (6.85%) TeamCity
8 3 (4.11%) Selenium
8 3 (4.11%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.74%) Grunt
9 2 (2.74%) Jasmine
General
1 25 (34.25%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.85%) Electronics
3 5 (6.85%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.85%) Marketing
4 3 (4.11%) Retail
5 2 (2.74%) Advertising
6 1 (1.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (84.93%) Developer
2 20 (27.40%) .NET Developer
3 17 (23.29%) Sitecore Developer
4 14 (19.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 10 (13.70%) Oracle Developer
6 9 (12.33%) Architect
6 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (12.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (12.33%) C# Developer
7 8 (10.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (9.59%) UI Developer
9 6 (8.22%) Angular Developer
9 6 (8.22%) Technical Architect
10 5 (6.85%) HTML Developer
10 5 (6.85%) Java Developer
11 4 (5.48%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (5.48%) Web Developer
12 3 (4.11%) Agile Developer
13 2 (2.74%) HTML CSS Developer
13 2 (2.74%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (91.78%) CSS
1 67 (91.78%) HTML
2 42 (57.53%) jQuery
3 41 (56.16%) .NET
4 32 (43.84%) ASP.NET
5 22 (30.14%) Web Services
6 21 (28.77%) XML
7 20 (27.40%) Sass
8 19 (26.03%) Flash
9 18 (24.66%) XSLT
10 17 (23.29%) JSON
11 16 (21.92%) RESTful
12 15 (20.55%) HTML5
13 14 (19.18%) SOAP
13 14 (19.18%) Spring
14 12 (16.44%) Struts
15 11 (15.07%) CSS3
15 11 (15.07%) JSP
16 9 (12.33%) AngularJS
16 9 (12.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.88%) User Experience
2 19 (26.03%) W3C
3 8 (10.96%) RIA
4 6 (8.22%) Web 2.0
5 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) Clustering
6 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.51%) Windows
2 6 (8.22%) Linux
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle Linux
3 5 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.74%) Unix
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.14%) MVC
3 21 (28.77%) Web Development
4 20 (27.40%) Content Management
5 19 (26.03%) Scrum
6 17 (23.29%) Front End Development
6 17 (23.29%) TDD
7 10 (13.70%) Unit Testing
8 9 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (10.96%) Pair Programming
10 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.59%) Refactoring
10 7 (9.59%) SOA
10 7 (9.59%) XML Parsing
11 6 (8.22%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (6.85%) Digital Marketing
12 5 (6.85%) Programme Management
13 4 (5.48%) ITIL
13 4 (5.48%) OOP
13 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (97.26%) JavaScript
2 39 (53.42%) C#
3 26 (35.62%) SQL
4 19 (26.03%) Java
5 15 (20.55%) ActionScript
6 11 (15.07%) PL/SQL
7 5 (6.85%) PHP
8 4 (5.48%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.74%) Perl
9 2 (2.74%) Python
9 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.37%) C
10 1 (1.37%) Delphi
10 1 (1.37%) ECMAScript
10 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.37%) Scala
10 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.37%) VB
10 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (16.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.37%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) Docker
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) Ansible
2 2 (2.74%) vRealize
Vendors
1 24 (32.88%) Oracle
2 20 (27.40%) Sitecore
3 17 (23.29%) Apple
4 10 (13.70%) ATG
5 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.85%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.85%) SAP
7 3 (4.11%) BEA
8 2 (2.74%) Sencha
8 2 (2.74%) VMware
9 1 (1.37%) Dell
9 1 (1.37%) DevExpress
9 1 (1.37%) Facebook
9 1 (1.37%) Google
9 1 (1.37%) hybris
9 1 (1.37%) IBM
9 1 (1.37%) OpenText
9 1 (1.37%) Talend
9 1 (1.37%) Telerik
9 1 (1.37%) VeriFone