Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 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
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 302 241 223
Rank change year-on-year -61 -18 -52
Contract jobs citing Ajax 818 1,026 1,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.07% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.55% 3.39% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 736 889
UK median daily rate £420 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £294 £294 £291
90th Percentile £575 £551 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 15
UK median hourly rate £25.83 £43.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.93% +6.17% +10.96%
10th Percentile £19.60 £41.00 £25.75
90th Percentile £44.50 £45.25 £64.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.83 £43.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -39.93% +6.17% +12.50%

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32,109 30,272 31,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.92% 31.55% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,873 20,941 21,627
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 338 550
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.13 £15.43 £16.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.00 £56.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.61 £38.75 £38.88
% change year-on-year +7.38% -0.32% +11.07%

Ajax
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Ajax in the UK

Ajax
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ajax in the UK

Ajax
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ajax over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ajax in the UK

Ajax
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ajax in the UK

Ajax
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ajax over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ajax in the UK

Ajax
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ajax within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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
England -70 756 £425 +3.03% 411
UK excluding London -16 485 £400 +6.67% 330
London -99 319 £450 - 105
South East +7 193 £400 +6.67% 94
North of England -12 105 £380 +1.33% 79
Midlands -28 69 £375 -3.23% 62
North West +21 61 £400 +14.29% 51
East of England -10 42 £388 +19.05% 36
West Midlands 0 41 £300 -20.00% 27
South West -15 36 £378 +0.67% 35
Yorkshire -22 33 £375 -12.79% 22
Scotland -9 28 £375 -6.25% 9
East Midlands -29 27 £413 +10.00% 35
Northern Ireland 0 15 £415 - 5
North East +15 10 £479 +26.82% 6
Wales -7 4 £375 -9.64% 10

For the 6 months to 17 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 with a requirement for Ajax.

1 618 (75.55%) JavaScript
2 609 (74.45%) HTML
3 593 (72.49%) CSS
4 397 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
5 387 (47.31%) jQuery
6 283 (34.60%) Java
6 283 (34.60%) AngularJS
7 261 (31.91%) SQL
8 260 (31.78%) HTML5
9 252 (30.81%) XML
10 249 (30.44%) Web Services
10 249 (30.44%) C#
11 233 (28.48%) MVC
12 226 (27.63%) .NET
13 220 (26.89%) JSON
14 204 (24.94%) CSS3
15 201 (24.57%) REST
16 195 (23.84%) Git (software)
17 180 (22.00%) SQL Server
18 173 (21.15%) TDD
19 172 (21.03%) ASP.NET
20 164 (20.05%) Scrum
21 153 (18.70%) Finance
22 139 (16.99%) Test Automation
23 135 (16.50%) Oracle
24 130 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
24 130 (15.89%) Front End Development
25 129 (15.77%) RESTful
26 121 (14.79%) SOAP
27 120 (14.67%) Spring

Ajax
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 94 (11.49%) CMS
2 54 (6.60%) Apache
3 49 (5.99%) WebSphere
4 40 (4.89%) IIS
5 35 (4.28%) JBoss
6 33 (4.03%) Confluence
7 28 (3.42%) Apache Solr
8 26 (3.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 26 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (2.81%) Drupal
9 23 (2.81%) WebLogic
10 22 (2.69%) Tomcat
11 20 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
12 19 (2.32%) WordPress
13 18 (2.20%) SharePoint
14 12 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (1.34%) nginx
16 9 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
17 6 (0.73%) Apache Spark
18 4 (0.49%) Liferay
Applications
1 17 (2.08%) Photoshop
2 16 (1.96%) GIMP
3 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.12%) InVision
Business Applications
1 13 (1.59%) Magento
2 7 (0.86%) KANA IQ
3 5 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.37%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.37%) RMDS
6 2 (0.24%) Maximo
6 2 (0.24%) Shopify
7 1 (0.12%) Endur
7 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 65 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.79%) GitHub
4 24 (2.93%) npm
5 19 (2.32%) PaaS
6 15 (1.83%) SaaS
7 12 (1.47%) OpenShift
8 10 (1.22%) Google Analytics
9 9 (1.10%) Force.com
9 9 (1.10%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 7 (0.86%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 6 (0.73%) IaaS
12 5 (0.61%) Google Checkout
12 5 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.49%) Serverless
14 3 (0.37%) Office 365
15 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
15 2 (0.24%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 50 (6.11%) HTTP
2 19 (2.32%) Internet
3 15 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.98%) SSL
5 7 (0.86%) Firewall
5 7 (0.86%) FTP
6 6 (0.73%) Skype
7 5 (0.61%) DNS
7 5 (0.61%) LAN
8 4 (0.49%) IMAP
8 4 (0.49%) SMTP
9 3 (0.37%) Intranet
10 2 (0.24%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.24%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.24%) SMS
11 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 106 (12.96%) Relational Database
3 88 (10.76%) MySQL
4 67 (8.19%) NoSQL
5 60 (7.33%) MongoDB
6 41 (5.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 34 (4.16%) RDBMS
8 29 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 28 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
10 25 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 23 (2.81%) Oracle Database
12 21 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (2.08%) DB2
14 13 (1.59%) OLTP
15 12 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (1.10%) DB2 UDB
18 8 (0.98%) Big Data
19 7 (0.86%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 195 (23.84%) Git (software)
2 111 (13.57%) Jenkins
3 96 (11.74%) JUnit
4 84 (10.27%) Subversion
5 79 (9.66%) JIRA
6 70 (8.56%) Maven
7 56 (6.85%) Selenium
8 54 (6.60%) Visual Studio
9 48 (5.87%) Eclipse
10 42 (5.13%) Ant
11 41 (5.01%) Grunt
12 39 (4.77%) Cucumber
13 38 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
14 36 (4.40%) gulp
15 29 (3.55%) SoapUI
16 26 (3.18%) MSTest
16 26 (3.18%) TeamCity
17 25 (3.06%) NUnit
18 23 (2.81%) Moq
19 22 (2.69%) Jasmine
General
1 153 (18.70%) Finance
2 86 (10.51%) Banking
3 40 (4.89%) Marketing
4 24 (2.93%) Retail
5 20 (2.44%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.98%) Publishing
8 6 (0.73%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.49%) Advertising
9 4 (0.49%) Automotive
9 4 (0.49%) Games
9 4 (0.49%) Wholesale Banking
10 3 (0.37%) Electronics
10 3 (0.37%) Front Office
10 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.24%) Back Office
11 2 (0.24%) Billing
11 2 (0.24%) Law
11 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 659 (80.56%) Developer
2 145 (17.73%) .NET Developer
3 109 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 97 (11.86%) C# Developer
4 97 (11.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 78 (9.54%) C# .NET Developer
6 66 (8.07%) Architect
7 58 (7.09%) ASP.NET Developer
8 57 (6.97%) Senior Developer
9 53 (6.48%) Full Stack Developer
10 51 (6.23%) ServiceNow Developer
11 50 (6.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 44 (5.38%) JavaScript Developer
12 44 (5.38%) PHP Developer
13 38 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 34 (4.16%) HTML Developer
14 34 (4.16%) SQL Developer
15 33 (4.03%) Web Developer
16 32 (3.91%) UI Developer
17 29 (3.55%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 609 (74.45%) HTML
2 593 (72.49%) CSS
3 387 (47.31%) jQuery
4 283 (34.60%) AngularJS
5 260 (31.78%) HTML5
6 252 (30.81%) XML
7 249 (30.44%) Web Services
8 226 (27.63%) .NET
9 220 (26.89%) JSON
10 204 (24.94%) CSS3
11 201 (24.57%) REST
12 172 (21.03%) ASP.NET
13 129 (15.77%) RESTful
14 121 (14.79%) SOAP
15 120 (14.67%) Spring
16 98 (11.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 87 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
18 80 (9.78%) React
19 79 (9.66%) Node.js
20 77 (9.41%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 113 (13.81%) User Experience
2 36 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (2.69%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.57%) Fixed Income
6 19 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.08%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.71%) Web 2.0
9 13 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.47%) Algorithms
10 12 (1.47%) Fintech
11 9 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.10%) CMDB
11 9 (1.10%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.10%) W3C
12 5 (0.61%) Clustering
12 5 (0.61%) DataPower
12 5 (0.61%) RIA
12 5 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 111 (13.57%) Linux
2 69 (8.44%) Windows
3 47 (5.75%) Unix
4 21 (2.57%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.32%) Android
6 16 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.59%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.86%) Windows 2000
8 7 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.37%) Solaris
9 3 (0.37%) VMS
10 2 (0.24%) HPUX
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (28.48%) MVC
3 173 (21.15%) TDD
4 164 (20.05%) Scrum
5 139 (16.99%) Test Automation
6 130 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
6 130 (15.89%) Front End Development
7 118 (14.43%) Web Development
8 117 (14.30%) OO
9 86 (10.51%) E-Commerce
10 80 (9.78%) SDLC
11 73 (8.92%) Unit Testing
12 69 (8.44%) Responsive Web Design
13 62 (7.58%) OOP
14 58 (7.09%) Kanban
15 56 (6.85%) Analytics
16 54 (6.60%) Open Source
17 52 (6.36%) ITSM
18 51 (6.23%) Mentoring
19 50 (6.11%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 618 (75.55%) JavaScript
2 283 (34.60%) Java
3 261 (31.91%) SQL
4 249 (30.44%) C#
5 95 (11.61%) PHP
5 95 (11.61%) Python
6 82 (10.02%) Ruby
7 65 (7.95%) Scala
8 52 (6.36%) T-SQL
9 51 (6.23%) VB.NET
10 41 (5.01%) Perl
11 27 (3.30%) C++
11 27 (3.30%) TypeScript
12 21 (2.57%) PL/SQL
13 18 (2.20%) Shell Script
14 17 (2.08%) ES6
15 16 (1.96%) Apex Code
16 15 (1.83%) C
17 11 (1.34%) Groovy
17 11 (1.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (5.13%) Degree
2 26 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.37%) MCP
6 3 (0.37%) MCPD
6 3 (0.37%) PMP
7 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.12%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.26%) QA
2 2 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (0.24%) CDISC
2 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.24%) GxP
2 2 (0.24%) HL7
3 1 (0.12%) MiFID
3 1 (0.12%) PMO
3 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (5.99%) Docker
2 13 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.73%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.49%) LXC
5 1 (0.12%) Varnish
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (2.08%) Puppet
3 15 (1.83%) Ansible
4 10 (1.22%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.86%) Kibana
5 7 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.73%) logstash
7 4 (0.49%) Terraform
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.37%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 3 (0.37%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.12%) Grafana
10 1 (0.12%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.12%) OpenView
Vendors
1 135 (16.50%) Oracle
2 86 (10.51%) Microsoft
3 58 (7.09%) ServiceNow
4 48 (5.87%) Google
5 37 (4.52%) Adobe
6 27 (3.30%) IBM
7 17 (2.08%) Red Hat
7 17 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.96%) Perforce
8 16 (1.96%) Sitecore
9 12 (1.47%) SAP
10 11 (1.34%) hybris
11 10 (1.22%) MuleSoft
12 8 (0.98%) ATG
13 7 (0.86%) Capita
13 7 (0.86%) KANA
13 7 (0.86%) Zend
14 6 (0.73%) Atlassian
14 6 (0.73%) Sybase
15 5 (0.61%) ION Trading