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 3 months to 24 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 221 198
Rank change year-on-year +13 -23  
Contract jobs citing Ajax 545 614 671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.14% 1.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.68% 4.01% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 427 446
Median daily rate £400 £411 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year - +14.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 14
Median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £12.60 £19.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £38.90 £43.68
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14826 15294 15382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.05% 28.44% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10246 10766 10266
Median daily rate £426 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 181 209
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Ajax
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ajax in the UK

Ajax
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 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
England +4 501 £400 -4.19% 195
London -51 198 £475 +11.76% 60
South East -12 94 £360 -10.00% 45
City of London -13 47 £475 +11.76% 18
South West +32 42 £375 +30.43% 15
Yorkshire +24 39 £400 - 9
West Yorkshire +44 36 £425 +6.25% 6
North West +33 34 £425 +25.92% 24
East of England +3 32 £325 -18.75% 25
Scotland +67 28 £388 -8.82% 2
East Midlands 0 23 £313 -10.71% 7
Hampshire +2 22 £325 -23.52% 17
West Midlands +33 21 £325 -12.16% 6
Cheshire +42 19 £450 - 3
Leeds +25 19 £388 -3.12% 2
Surrey +13 18 £340 -17.62% 5
Manchester +12 15 £375 +11.11% 14
Buckinghamshire -4 15 £391 +20.38% 3
West Sussex -26 15 £500 +17.64% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +84 14 £475 +26.66% 4
Tyne and Wear +81 14 £475 +35.71% 4
North East +71 14 £475 +35.71% 4
Wiltshire +15 14 £400 +25.49% 2
Glasgow +14 14 £369 - 1
Oxfordshire +4 14 £400 +15.52% 3
Edinburgh +28 12 £388 -8.82% 1
Bristol +4 12 £290 -5.30% 4
Leicestershire -2 11 £300 +26.31% 1
Oxford - 11 £400 -
Portsmouth +9 10 £325 - 6

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Ajax.

1 972 (87.33%) HTML
2 937 (84.19%) CSS
3 860 (77.27%) JavaScript
4 619 (55.62%) jQuery
5 571 (51.30%) HTML5
6 561 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
7 499 (44.83%) CSS3
8 427 (38.36%) JSON
9 405 (36.39%) MVC
10 390 (35.04%) C#
11 346 (31.09%) Git (software)
12 338 (30.37%) AngularJS
12 338 (30.37%) Java
13 316 (28.39%) .NET
13 316 (28.39%) XML
14 302 (27.13%) Web Development
15 291 (26.15%) REST
16 284 (25.52%) SQL
17 256 (23.00%) Front End Development
18 252 (22.64%) Web Services
19 239 (21.47%) Spring
20 237 (21.29%) SQL Server
21 231 (20.75%) Scrum
22 230 (20.66%) ASP.NET
23 225 (20.22%) TDD
24 201 (18.06%) Test Automation
25 197 (17.70%) Subversion
26 195 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
27 194 (17.43%) User Experience
28 193 (17.34%) 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
1 153 (13.75%) CMS
2 106 (9.52%) Confluence
3 93 (8.36%) Apache
4 57 (5.12%) IIS
5 50 (4.49%) WebSphere
6 46 (4.13%) JBoss
7 43 (3.86%) SharePoint
8 42 (3.77%) Tomcat
9 38 (3.41%) EPiServer
10 30 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
11 23 (2.07%) WebLogic
12 22 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
13 21 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 18 (1.62%) Drupal
15 15 (1.35%) Apache Solr
16 14 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
16 14 (1.26%) Umbraco
17 13 (1.17%) SAS
17 13 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
18 11 (0.99%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (4.13%) Photoshop
2 12 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.45%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.27%) GIMP
6 3 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.090%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.090%) InVision
Business Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Magento
2 4 (0.36%) OpenText Process Suite
2 4 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.18%) Endur
4 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.18%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.18%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.090%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.090%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.090%) RMDS
5 1 (0.090%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 65 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.32%) GitHub
4 14 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.99%) PaaS
6 10 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (0.90%) SaaS
7 9 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.72%) IaaS
9 7 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.63%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.54%) Office 365
11 5 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.45%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.45%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.45%) Yammer
12 4 (0.36%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.36%) Route 53
13 2 (0.18%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 167 (15.00%) HTTP
2 39 (3.50%) Internet
3 20 (1.80%) DNS
4 17 (1.53%) Intranet
5 14 (1.26%) SSL
5 14 (1.26%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.81%) LDAP
7 8 (0.72%) SMTP
8 6 (0.54%) Extranet
8 6 (0.54%) Firewall
9 5 (0.45%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.45%) SSH
9 5 (0.45%) VPN
9 5 (0.45%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.36%) Network Security
10 4 (0.36%) tcpdump
11 3 (0.27%) IMAP
12 1 (0.090%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.090%) RTP
12 1 (0.090%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (21.29%) SQL Server
2 162 (14.56%) Relational Database
3 119 (10.69%) MySQL
4 101 (9.07%) MongoDB
5 78 (7.01%) NoSQL
6 77 (6.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 68 (6.11%) Oracle Database
8 52 (4.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 49 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
10 41 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
11 30 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
12 24 (2.16%) RDBMS
13 20 (1.80%) Hadoop
13 20 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
14 19 (1.71%) Big Data
14 19 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
17 12 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 346 (31.09%) Git (software)
2 197 (17.70%) Subversion
3 193 (17.34%) Jenkins
4 172 (15.45%) JIRA
5 135 (12.13%) JUnit
6 77 (6.92%) Visual Studio
7 62 (5.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 61 (5.48%) Maven
9 50 (4.49%) Selenium
10 47 (4.22%) Ant
11 43 (3.86%) IntelliJ
12 40 (3.59%) Gradle
13 39 (3.50%) gulp
14 38 (3.41%) Jasmine
14 38 (3.41%) NUnit
15 35 (3.14%) Eclipse
16 34 (3.05%) Grunt
17 27 (2.43%) MSTest
18 26 (2.34%) Cucumber
19 25 (2.25%) Moq
General
1 147 (13.21%) Finance
2 74 (6.65%) Banking
3 27 (2.43%) Marketing
4 26 (2.34%) Retail
5 23 (2.07%) Advertising
6 15 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.08%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.81%) Legal
9 8 (0.72%) Automotive
10 6 (0.54%) Publishing
11 4 (0.36%) Law
11 4 (0.36%) Local Government
12 3 (0.27%) Electronics
12 3 (0.27%) Front Office
12 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.18%) Billing
13 2 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.18%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.090%) Military
14 1 (0.090%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 978 (87.87%) Developer
2 250 (22.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 176 (15.81%) .NET Developer
4 165 (14.82%) Java Developer
5 136 (12.22%) JavaScript Developer
6 122 (10.96%) Web Developer
7 114 (10.24%) C# Developer
8 112 (10.06%) HTML Developer
9 99 (8.89%) HTML CSS Developer
10 98 (8.81%) C# .NET Developer
11 92 (8.27%) Scala Developer
12 73 (6.56%) Architect
13 71 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
14 69 (6.20%) Angular Developer
14 69 (6.20%) UI Developer
15 66 (5.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 66 (5.93%) Senior Developer
16 59 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 54 (4.85%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 47 (4.22%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 972 (87.33%) HTML
2 937 (84.19%) CSS
3 619 (55.62%) jQuery
4 571 (51.30%) HTML5
5 499 (44.83%) CSS3
6 427 (38.36%) JSON
7 338 (30.37%) AngularJS
8 316 (28.39%) .NET
8 316 (28.39%) XML
9 291 (26.15%) REST
10 252 (22.64%) Web Services
11 239 (21.47%) Spring
12 230 (20.66%) ASP.NET
13 185 (16.62%) RESTful
14 170 (15.27%) Django
15 163 (14.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 154 (13.84%) Sass
17 140 (12.58%) React
18 134 (12.04%) Ruby on Rails
19 133 (11.95%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 194 (17.43%) User Experience
2 80 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.04%) W3C
4 24 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (2.16%) Mobile App
5 23 (2.07%) Web 2.0
6 22 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.71%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.44%) Virtual Team
10 11 (0.99%) Animation
10 11 (0.99%) Data Structures
11 10 (0.90%) CMDB
12 9 (0.81%) RIA
13 8 (0.72%) iPad
13 8 (0.72%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.63%) Fintech
14 7 (0.63%) Social Media
15 6 (0.54%) Interactive TV
15 6 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 163 (14.65%) Linux
2 100 (8.98%) Windows
3 62 (5.57%) Unix
4 16 (1.44%) Android
5 13 (1.17%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.72%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (0.45%) Solaris
9 3 (0.27%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.090%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.090%) webOS
10 1 (0.090%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.090%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.090%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.090%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (36.39%) MVC
3 302 (27.13%) Web Development
4 256 (23.00%) Front End Development
5 231 (20.75%) Scrum
6 225 (20.22%) TDD
7 201 (18.06%) Test Automation
8 195 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
9 153 (13.75%) Responsive Web Design
10 139 (12.49%) Open Source
11 134 (12.04%) Web Design
12 115 (10.33%) OO
13 109 (9.79%) Configuration Management
13 109 (9.79%) OWASP
14 93 (8.36%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 90 (8.09%) Unit Testing
16 75 (6.74%) OOP
16 75 (6.74%) Wireframes
17 66 (5.93%) SDLC
18 62 (5.57%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 860 (77.27%) JavaScript
2 390 (35.04%) C#
3 338 (30.37%) Java
4 284 (25.52%) SQL
5 174 (15.63%) Ruby
6 169 (15.18%) Python
7 165 (14.82%) Scala
8 76 (6.83%) PHP
9 75 (6.74%) T-SQL
10 54 (4.85%) VB.NET
11 33 (2.96%) TypeScript
12 32 (2.88%) PL/SQL
13 26 (2.34%) Perl
14 24 (2.16%) VB
15 19 (1.71%) ES6
16 13 (1.17%) ActionScript
16 13 (1.17%) PowerShell
17 12 (1.08%) Bash Shell
17 12 (1.08%) ECMAScript
17 12 (1.08%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 57 (5.12%) Degree
2 38 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.63%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.45%) CISA
6 5 (0.45%) CISM
6 5 (0.45%) CISSP
6 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.36%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.18%) MCP
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.090%) PhD
10 1 (0.090%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.07%) QA
2 7 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.45%) COBIT
3 5 (0.45%) FedRAMP
4 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.36%) WAI
5 3 (0.27%) SLA
6 1 (0.090%) HL7
System Software
1 39 (3.50%) Docker
2 11 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.81%) LXC
4 5 (0.45%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.45%) UAG
5 4 (0.36%) HDFS
6 2 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.090%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.090%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
1 24 (2.16%) Puppet
2 15 (1.35%) Ansible
3 12 (1.08%) Kubernetes
4 11 (0.99%) Graphite
4 11 (0.99%) Nagios
4 11 (0.99%) ZABBIX
5 7 (0.63%) Grafana
5 7 (0.63%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (0.45%) Kibana
6 5 (0.45%) logstash
7 4 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.36%) Icinga
7 4 (0.36%) Mesos
7 4 (0.36%) Salt
8 3 (0.27%) TeamSite
9 2 (0.18%) vRealize
10 1 (0.090%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.090%) Piwik
10 1 (0.090%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 134 (12.04%) Oracle
2 118 (10.60%) Google
3 112 (10.06%) Microsoft
4 46 (4.13%) ServiceNow
5 41 (3.68%) Sitecore
6 21 (1.89%) IBM
7 17 (1.53%) Adobe
7 17 (1.53%) Apple
8 13 (1.17%) Perforce
8 13 (1.17%) Red Hat
8 13 (1.17%) Zend
9 12 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
10 11 (0.99%) Dynatrace
10 11 (0.99%) Telerik
11 9 (0.81%) ATG
12 8 (0.72%) Sencha
12 8 (0.72%) Sybase
13 7 (0.63%) HP
13 7 (0.63%) SOASTA, Inc
14 5 (0.45%) Cloudera
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
London Bridge
Digital Marmalade
Rate: £27,500 - £37,500 depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + Long term contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 7 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 11 days ago
Southampton
University Hospital Southampton
Rate: £26,565 - £35,577 pa
Posted: 24 days ago