Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 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
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 241 218
Rank change year-on-year +6 -23 -70
Contract jobs citing Ajax 1080 1149 1293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.09% 1.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.39% 3.62% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 810 904
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £304 £300 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 26
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £37.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +25.42% -19.78%
10th Percentile £25.12 £24.61 £10.88
90th Percentile £45.00 £41.71 £45.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £37.00 £33.55
% change year-on-year +4.05% +10.28% -

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 31841 31700 31907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.05% 30.07% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 22355 22058 21760
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £299 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 369 529
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.15 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.10 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% +10.29%

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017. 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 -3 971 £425 +6.25% 143
UK excluding London +33 598 £388 +3.33% 106
London -35 466 £463 +8.82% 39
South East +9 220 £395 +8.22% 44
North of England +37 115 £400 +8.47% 25
Midlands +2 69 £313 -21.88% 16
Yorkshire -2 59 £375 +3.45% 5
East of England -6 52 £388 -3.13% 9
Scotland +38 46 £388 -3.13% 1
South West +13 46 £375 +11.11% 10
West Midlands +37 45 £400 +14.29% 4
North West +22 40 £381 +1.67% 18
Northern Ireland -17 33 £420 -
East Midlands -41 23 £304 -27.68% 12
Wales +22 18 £450 +12.50% 1
North East +62 14 £475 +26.67% 2

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 with a requirement for Ajax.

1 861 (79.72%) HTML
2 836 (77.41%) CSS
3 823 (76.20%) JavaScript
4 521 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
5 507 (46.94%) jQuery
6 446 (41.30%) HTML5
7 428 (39.63%) AngularJS
8 359 (33.24%) CSS3
9 351 (32.50%) JSON
10 350 (32.41%) MVC
11 343 (31.76%) Java
12 339 (31.39%) XML
13 334 (30.93%) C#
14 331 (30.65%) .NET
15 322 (29.81%) Web Services
16 316 (29.26%) SQL
17 304 (28.15%) REST
18 283 (26.20%) Git (software)
19 253 (23.43%) SQL Server
20 250 (23.15%) Front End Development
21 238 (22.04%) Finance
22 226 (20.93%) Scrum
23 222 (20.56%) Spring
24 213 (19.72%) TDD
25 211 (19.54%) Web Development
26 204 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
27 203 (18.80%) ASP.NET
28 197 (18.24%) RESTful
29 196 (18.15%) Test Automation
30 165 (15.28%) Jenkins

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
1 101 (9.35%) CMS
2 91 (8.43%) Apache
3 81 (7.50%) Confluence
4 73 (6.76%) WebSphere
5 52 (4.81%) IIS
6 49 (4.54%) WebLogic
7 41 (3.80%) SharePoint
8 38 (3.52%) Tomcat
9 30 (2.78%) JBoss
10 29 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
11 28 (2.59%) Drupal
12 27 (2.50%) Apache Solr
13 21 (1.94%) WordPress
14 19 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
15 18 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 18 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
16 14 (1.30%) SAS
17 13 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 13 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
18 12 (1.11%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (1.76%) Photoshop
2 10 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.65%) GIMP
4 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.093%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.093%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.11%) Magento
2 7 (0.65%) KANA IQ
3 4 (0.37%) OpenText Process Suite
3 4 (0.37%) RMDS
3 4 (0.37%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.28%) Endur
4 3 (0.28%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.19%) Shopify
6 1 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.093%) Maximo
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 67 (6.20%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (3.80%) GitHub
2 41 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (3.80%) npm
3 28 (2.59%) SaaS
4 25 (2.31%) PaaS
5 20 (1.85%) IaaS
6 15 (1.39%) Force.com
7 12 (1.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 12 (1.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 11 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (1.02%) Serverless
9 10 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.93%) Trello
10 9 (0.83%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.83%) Office 365
11 7 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.46%) Google Checkout
12 5 (0.46%) Slack
12 5 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 104 (9.63%) HTTP
2 30 (2.78%) Internet
3 29 (2.69%) TCP/IP
4 20 (1.85%) Firewall
5 16 (1.48%) LDAP
6 15 (1.39%) Intranet
7 13 (1.20%) DNS
8 11 (1.02%) SSL
9 10 (0.93%) SMS
10 7 (0.65%) FTP
11 6 (0.56%) BIG-IP
11 6 (0.56%) NetScaler
11 6 (0.56%) Skype
12 5 (0.46%) VPN
12 5 (0.46%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.37%) LAN
14 3 (0.28%) IMAP
14 3 (0.28%) SMTP
14 3 (0.28%) tcpdump
15 2 (0.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (23.43%) SQL Server
2 146 (13.52%) Relational Database
3 97 (8.98%) MySQL
4 87 (8.06%) MongoDB
5 61 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 55 (5.09%) NoSQL
6 55 (5.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 39 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 38 (3.52%) RDBMS
9 35 (3.24%) SQL Server 2005
10 34 (3.15%) DB2
11 33 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
12 29 (2.69%) Oracle Database
13 26 (2.41%) Big Data
14 21 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (1.57%) DB2 UDB
17 16 (1.48%) Hadoop
17 16 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
18 14 (1.30%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 283 (26.20%) Git (software)
2 165 (15.28%) Jenkins
3 151 (13.98%) Subversion
4 136 (12.59%) JIRA
5 127 (11.76%) JUnit
6 91 (8.43%) Maven
7 76 (7.04%) Visual Studio
8 75 (6.94%) Grunt
9 67 (6.20%) Jasmine
10 58 (5.37%) Eclipse
11 55 (5.09%) gulp
11 55 (5.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 52 (4.81%) NUnit
13 48 (4.44%) Ant
14 46 (4.26%) Selenium
15 41 (3.80%) MSTest
16 39 (3.61%) Moq
17 33 (3.06%) IntelliJ
17 33 (3.06%) SoapUI
18 32 (2.96%) Gradle
General
1 238 (22.04%) Finance
2 121 (11.20%) Banking
3 39 (3.61%) Marketing
4 34 (3.15%) Retail
5 23 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.39%) Automotive
6 15 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.11%) Advertising
7 12 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.83%) Publishing
9 8 (0.74%) Electronics
9 8 (0.74%) Games
10 7 (0.65%) Front Office
11 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.46%) Law
11 5 (0.46%) Legal
11 5 (0.46%) Wholesale Banking
12 4 (0.37%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 890 (82.41%) Developer
2 179 (16.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 168 (15.56%) .NET Developer
4 146 (13.52%) Java Developer
5 111 (10.28%) C# Developer
6 99 (9.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 94 (8.70%) Full Stack Developer
8 89 (8.24%) C# .NET Developer
9 85 (7.87%) Architect
10 83 (7.69%) Senior Developer
11 82 (7.59%) Angular Developer
12 70 (6.48%) UI Developer
13 66 (6.11%) Scala Developer
14 60 (5.56%) Web Developer
15 58 (5.37%) HTML Developer
16 52 (4.81%) ServiceNow Developer
17 45 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
17 45 (4.17%) HTML CSS Developer
18 44 (4.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 41 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 861 (79.72%) HTML
2 836 (77.41%) CSS
3 507 (46.94%) jQuery
4 446 (41.30%) HTML5
5 428 (39.63%) AngularJS
6 359 (33.24%) CSS3
7 351 (32.50%) JSON
8 339 (31.39%) XML
9 331 (30.65%) .NET
10 322 (29.81%) Web Services
11 304 (28.15%) REST
12 222 (20.56%) Spring
13 203 (18.80%) ASP.NET
14 197 (18.24%) RESTful
15 165 (15.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 148 (13.70%) SOAP
17 123 (11.39%) React
18 117 (10.83%) Node.js
19 108 (10.00%) Django
20 102 (9.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 163 (15.09%) User Experience
2 55 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (3.52%) W3C
4 32 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 31 (2.87%) Mobile App
6 28 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (2.22%) Web 2.0
8 21 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
9 17 (1.57%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.39%) Fintech
11 14 (1.30%) CMDB
12 13 (1.20%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.11%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (0.93%) Animation
15 10 (0.93%) DataPower
15 10 (0.93%) Online Banking
16 9 (0.83%) Fixed Income
16 9 (0.83%) Virtual Team
17 8 (0.74%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 158 (14.63%) Linux
2 130 (12.04%) Windows
3 73 (6.76%) Unix
4 23 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 20 (1.85%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.57%) Android
7 16 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.65%) Windows 2000
8 7 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.093%) HPUX
11 1 (0.093%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 521 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (32.41%) MVC
3 250 (23.15%) Front End Development
4 226 (20.93%) Scrum
5 213 (19.72%) TDD
6 211 (19.54%) Web Development
7 204 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
8 196 (18.15%) Test Automation
9 143 (13.24%) OO
10 132 (12.22%) Responsive Web Design
11 113 (10.46%) Open Source
12 102 (9.44%) Web Design
13 90 (8.33%) SDLC
14 86 (7.96%) OOP
15 81 (7.50%) Configuration Management
16 76 (7.04%) Unit Testing
17 71 (6.57%) Mentoring
18 68 (6.30%) E-Commerce
19 66 (6.11%) OWASP
20 62 (5.74%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 823 (76.20%) JavaScript
2 343 (31.76%) Java
3 334 (30.93%) C#
4 316 (29.26%) SQL
5 124 (11.48%) Python
6 115 (10.65%) Scala
7 107 (9.91%) Ruby
8 100 (9.26%) PHP
9 89 (8.24%) T-SQL
10 60 (5.56%) VB.NET
11 45 (4.17%) TypeScript
12 39 (3.61%) Perl
13 23 (2.13%) PowerShell
13 23 (2.13%) Shell Script
14 21 (1.94%) ES6
15 16 (1.48%) Apex Code
15 16 (1.48%) C++
15 16 (1.48%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.20%) Bash Shell
17 12 (1.11%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 67 (6.20%) Degree
2 17 (1.57%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.46%) Master's Degree
5 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.28%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (0.28%) PMP
7 2 (0.19%) CISA
7 2 (0.19%) CISM
7 2 (0.19%) CISSP
8 1 (0.093%) MCP
8 1 (0.093%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.093%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.43%) QA
2 5 (0.46%) COBIT
2 5 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.28%) HL7
5 2 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.19%) CDISC
5 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.19%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.19%) GxP
5 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.19%) SLA
6 1 (0.093%) WAI
6 1 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 53 (4.91%) Docker
2 10 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.56%) LXC
4 5 (0.46%) UAG
5 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.19%) HDFS
6 1 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (3.06%) Puppet
2 22 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.67%) Ansible
4 10 (0.93%) Graphite
4 10 (0.93%) Nagios
4 10 (0.93%) ZABBIX
5 7 (0.65%) Grafana
5 7 (0.65%) HP SiteScope
6 6 (0.56%) Rancher
7 4 (0.37%) Kibana
7 4 (0.37%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.37%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 3 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.28%) Icinga
8 3 (0.28%) Mesos
8 3 (0.28%) Salt
8 3 (0.28%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.19%) logstash
10 1 (0.093%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.093%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 162 (15.00%) Oracle
2 120 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 97 (8.98%) Google
4 67 (6.20%) ServiceNow
5 45 (4.17%) Sitecore
6 27 (2.50%) IBM
7 21 (1.94%) Adobe
8 19 (1.76%) CA Agile Central
9 18 (1.67%) Perforce
10 17 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (1.48%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.30%) ATG
13 12 (1.11%) F5
13 12 (1.11%) MicroStrategy
14 11 (1.02%) Demandware
15 10 (0.93%) HP
15 10 (0.93%) hybris
15 10 (0.93%) SAP
15 10 (0.93%) Tableau
15 10 (0.93%) Telerik