Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 317 219 233
Rank change year-on-year -98 +14 -37
Contract jobs citing Ajax 794 1,064 1,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 1.18% 1.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.38% 3.68% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 744 807
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £294 £284 £281
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 18
UK median hourly rate £27.25 £43.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.63% +20.28% +24.61%
10th Percentile £20.18 £38.90 £18.22
90th Percentile £34.13 £45.10 £60.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £43.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year -36.63% +20.28% +2.14%

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 33,307 28,917 30,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.81% 31.99% 28.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,462 20,011 21,035
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 339 353 436
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £40.26 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +5.95% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.19 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.45 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +1.88% +5.96% +7.86%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -94 737 £425 +6.25% 366
UK excluding London -69 492 £400 +6.67% 291
London -93 286 £475 +5.56% 96
South East -60 169 £420 +20.00% 83
North of England -53 120 £400 +3.90% 69
Midlands +18 109 £375 - 57
North West +12 88 £400 +6.67% 50
West Midlands +6 58 £350 -17.65% 30
East Midlands 0 51 £380 +12.59% 26
South West -41 31 £413 +3.13% 38
Scotland -24 30 £425 +41.67% 13
East of England -32 26 £421 +35.34% 23
Yorkshire -52 21 £400 -5.88% 18
North East -33 12 £324 -19.70% 1
Northern Ireland +12 6 £350 - 2
Wales -34 4 £175 -53.33% 6

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 599 (75.44%) JavaScript
2 589 (74.18%) HTML
3 585 (73.68%) CSS
4 411 (51.76%) jQuery
5 390 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
6 293 (36.90%) AngularJS
7 290 (36.52%) Java
8 279 (35.14%) HTML5
9 253 (31.86%) JSON
10 241 (30.35%) XML
11 234 (29.47%) Web Services
11 234 (29.47%) C#
12 220 (27.71%) CSS3
13 214 (26.95%) SQL
14 212 (26.70%) .NET
15 209 (26.32%) MVC
16 200 (25.19%) Git (software)
17 198 (24.94%) REST
18 191 (24.06%) Scrum
19 189 (23.80%) TDD
20 176 (22.17%) SQL Server
21 158 (19.90%) ASP.NET
22 144 (18.14%) RESTful
23 138 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
24 133 (16.75%) User Experience
25 132 (16.62%) Test Automation
26 126 (15.87%) Finance
27 125 (15.74%) Front End Development
28 124 (15.62%) Unit Testing
29 120 (15.11%) 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 74 (9.32%) CMS
2 53 (6.68%) Apache
3 50 (6.30%) Tomcat
4 44 (5.54%) JBoss
5 37 (4.66%) IIS
6 26 (3.27%) Confluence
7 25 (3.15%) WebSphere
8 20 (2.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 13 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (1.51%) WebLogic
11 11 (1.39%) SharePoint
11 11 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
11 11 (1.39%) Umbraco
12 10 (1.26%) GemFire
13 8 (1.01%) Drupal
13 8 (1.01%) WordPress
14 7 (0.88%) EPiServer
15 6 (0.76%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.76%) nginx
16 5 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (2.39%) Photoshop
2 18 (2.27%) GIMP
3 9 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.13%) InVision
8 1 (0.13%) Maya
Business Applications
1 13 (1.64%) Magento
2 11 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.38%) Endur
5 2 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 75 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (6.17%) npm
4 18 (2.27%) GitHub
5 13 (1.64%) OpenShift
6 12 (1.51%) PaaS
6 12 (1.51%) Trello
7 8 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
8 7 (0.88%) NuGet
8 7 (0.88%) SaaS
8 7 (0.88%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 6 (0.76%) Office 365
10 5 (0.63%) Bluemix
10 5 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.63%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 4 (0.50%) BrowserStack
11 4 (0.50%) Force.com
12 3 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 79 (9.95%) HTTP
2 16 (2.02%) Internet
3 11 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.01%) DNS
4 8 (1.01%) SSL
5 5 (0.63%) Firewall
6 4 (0.50%) FTP
6 4 (0.50%) SMS
6 4 (0.50%) SMTP
7 3 (0.38%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.38%) IMAP
7 3 (0.38%) Skype
8 2 (0.25%) Broadband
8 2 (0.25%) Intranet
8 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.25%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (22.17%) SQL Server
2 113 (14.23%) MySQL
3 87 (10.96%) Relational Database
4 56 (7.05%) NoSQL
5 55 (6.93%) MongoDB
6 42 (5.29%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 27 (3.40%) RDBMS
8 27 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (3.15%) Oracle Database
11 14 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (1.51%) Power BI
13 10 (1.26%) CouchDB
13 10 (1.26%) Neo4j
13 10 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (1.13%) Big Data
14 9 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 200 (25.19%) Git (software)
2 100 (12.59%) Jenkins
3 91 (11.46%) JIRA
4 89 (11.21%) JUnit
5 73 (9.19%) Subversion
6 68 (8.56%) Maven
7 62 (7.81%) gulp
8 61 (7.68%) Visual Studio
9 55 (6.93%) Grunt
10 48 (6.05%) Selenium
11 47 (5.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 39 (4.91%) Eclipse
13 36 (4.53%) Cucumber
14 34 (4.28%) Gradle
15 27 (3.40%) NUnit
16 26 (3.27%) Ant
16 26 (3.27%) SoapUI
17 24 (3.02%) webpack
18 23 (2.90%) SonarQube
19 22 (2.77%) MSTest
General
1 126 (15.87%) Finance
2 78 (9.82%) Banking
3 28 (3.53%) Marketing
4 22 (2.77%) Investment Banking
4 22 (2.77%) Retail
5 12 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.50%) Front Office
8 3 (0.38%) Electronics
8 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.25%) Advertising
9 2 (0.25%) Back Office
9 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.25%) Games
9 2 (0.25%) Legal
9 2 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.13%) Automotive
10 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 640 (80.60%) Developer
2 128 (16.12%) .NET Developer
2 128 (16.12%) Java Developer
3 93 (11.71%) C# Developer
4 83 (10.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 66 (8.31%) C# .NET Developer
6 64 (8.06%) Architect
7 59 (7.43%) UI Developer
8 52 (6.55%) JavaScript Developer
9 50 (6.30%) Angular Developer
10 48 (6.05%) Senior Developer
11 44 (5.54%) ASP.NET Developer
12 40 (5.04%) Full Stack Developer
13 39 (4.91%) HTML Developer
14 37 (4.66%) Web Developer
15 35 (4.41%) HTML CSS Developer
16 34 (4.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 34 (4.28%) ServiceNow Developer
16 34 (4.28%) Technical Architect
17 33 (4.16%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 589 (74.18%) HTML
2 585 (73.68%) CSS
3 411 (51.76%) jQuery
4 293 (36.90%) AngularJS
5 279 (35.14%) HTML5
6 253 (31.86%) JSON
7 241 (30.35%) XML
8 234 (29.47%) Web Services
9 220 (27.71%) CSS3
10 212 (26.70%) .NET
11 198 (24.94%) REST
12 158 (19.90%) ASP.NET
13 144 (18.14%) RESTful
14 120 (15.11%) Spring
15 114 (14.36%) Sass
16 111 (13.98%) Node.js
17 104 (13.10%) React
18 100 (12.59%) SOAP
19 90 (11.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 87 (10.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 133 (16.75%) User Experience
2 54 (6.80%) Mobile App
3 50 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
4 26 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.27%) Algorithms
7 17 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 17 (2.14%) Fintech
8 16 (2.02%) Fixed Income
9 15 (1.89%) Wiki
10 13 (1.64%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.39%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.01%) W3C
13 7 (0.88%) CMDB
13 7 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.76%) Blog
14 6 (0.76%) Web 2.0
15 5 (0.63%) Smartphone
15 5 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 99 (12.47%) Linux
2 53 (6.68%) Windows
3 48 (6.05%) Unix
4 31 (3.90%) Apple iOS
5 30 (3.78%) Android
6 17 (2.14%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.63%) Solaris
9 3 (0.38%) VMS
10 2 (0.25%) CentOS
10 2 (0.25%) Debian
10 2 (0.25%) HPUX
10 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (26.32%) MVC
3 191 (24.06%) Scrum
4 189 (23.80%) TDD
5 138 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
6 132 (16.62%) Test Automation
7 125 (15.74%) Front End Development
8 124 (15.62%) Unit Testing
9 112 (14.11%) Web Development
10 102 (12.85%) OO
11 78 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
12 72 (9.07%) SDLC
13 67 (8.44%) BDD
14 66 (8.31%) DevOps
15 65 (8.19%) Kanban
16 64 (8.06%) E-Commerce
17 59 (7.43%) Open Source
18 57 (7.18%) OOP
19 43 (5.42%) Responsive Web Design
20 42 (5.29%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 599 (75.44%) JavaScript
2 290 (36.52%) Java
3 234 (29.47%) C#
4 214 (26.95%) SQL
5 95 (11.96%) Python
6 76 (9.57%) Ruby
7 68 (8.56%) PHP
8 63 (7.93%) T-SQL
9 49 (6.17%) Scala
10 35 (4.41%) TypeScript
11 34 (4.28%) Perl
11 34 (4.28%) VB.NET
12 22 (2.77%) Java 8
13 20 (2.52%) Shell Script
14 19 (2.39%) C++
15 17 (2.14%) PL/SQL
16 16 (2.02%) ES6
16 16 (2.02%) VB
17 13 (1.64%) VB6
18 12 (1.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.41%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.16%) Degree
4 16 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.25%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.25%) MCP
7 2 (0.25%) MCPD
8 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.78%) QA
2 5 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.63%) WAI
3 4 (0.50%) PMO
4 1 (0.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 53 (6.68%) Docker
2 10 (1.26%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.63%) Varnish
4 4 (0.50%) LXC
4 4 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.25%) NFS
5 2 (0.25%) Samba
5 2 (0.25%) Squid
5 2 (0.25%) Xen
6 1 (0.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 33 (4.16%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (2.14%) Puppet
3 15 (1.89%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.76%) Terraform
5 5 (0.63%) Ansible
6 4 (0.50%) Nagios
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.38%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.38%) Mesos
7 3 (0.38%) Rancher
7 3 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.25%) Opsview
8 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 2 (0.25%) WMI
9 1 (0.13%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.13%) Grafana
9 1 (0.13%) Kibana
9 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 115 (14.48%) Oracle
2 56 (7.05%) Microsoft
3 37 (4.66%) Google
3 37 (4.66%) Perforce
4 35 (4.41%) Adobe
4 35 (4.41%) ServiceNow
5 18 (2.27%) IBM
6 15 (1.89%) Atlassian
6 15 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (1.64%) Red Hat
8 12 (1.51%) Sitecore
9 10 (1.26%) SAP
9 10 (1.26%) SOASTA, Inc
10 9 (1.13%) CA Agile Central
10 9 (1.13%) Capita
11 7 (0.88%) Zend
12 6 (0.76%) Apple
12 6 (0.76%) Snow
13 5 (0.63%) AppDynamics
13 5 (0.63%) MuleSoft