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 22 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 220 194
Rank change year-on-year +11 -26  
Contract jobs citing Ajax 559 624 696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.16% 1.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.71% 4.08% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 428 463
Median daily rate £400 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +11.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
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 15082 15298 15416
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.18% 28.37% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10422 10796 10312
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 179 206
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +4 514 £400 -4.76% 204
London -54 199 £475 +11.76% 63
South East -19 101 £365 -8.80% 49
City of London -5 48 £475 +11.76% 19
South West +39 42 £375 +25.00% 19
Yorkshire +33 38 £388 -3.12% 9
West Yorkshire +45 35 £400 - 7
North West +37 35 £406 +20.37% 24
East of England -1 34 £340 -15.00% 23
Scotland +56 28 £388 -8.82% 2
Hampshire +1 25 £325 -23.52% 18
East Midlands -2 23 £313 -10.71% 7
West Midlands +32 20 £325 -12.16% 6
Leeds +20 20 £375 -6.25% 3
Cheshire +40 19 £450 - 1
Surrey +15 19 £340 -15.10% 5
Tyne and Wear +81 18 £475 +35.71% 3
North East +73 18 £475 +35.71% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +82 17 £475 +26.66% 3
Manchester +12 16 £375 +11.11% 15
West Sussex -33 16 £510 +20.00% 4
Oxfordshire +5 15 £400 +15.52% 5
Buckinghamshire -3 15 £391 +20.38% 4
Glasgow +22 14 £369 - 1
Wiltshire +16 14 £400 +25.49% 3
Edinburgh +24 12 £388 -8.82% 1
Bristol +3 12 £290 -5.30% 3
Oxford - 11 £400 - 2
Swindon +14 10 £406 +27.45% 3
Portsmouth +7 10 £325 - 6

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 968 (87.36%) HTML
2 933 (84.21%) CSS
3 856 (77.26%) JavaScript
4 614 (55.42%) jQuery
5 567 (51.17%) HTML5
6 557 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
7 495 (44.68%) CSS3
8 421 (38.00%) JSON
9 400 (36.10%) MVC
10 387 (34.93%) C#
11 345 (31.14%) Git (software)
12 340 (30.69%) Java
13 333 (30.05%) AngularJS
14 314 (28.34%) XML
15 311 (28.07%) .NET
16 301 (27.17%) Web Development
17 286 (25.81%) REST
18 282 (25.45%) SQL
19 253 (22.83%) Front End Development
20 250 (22.56%) Web Services
21 238 (21.48%) SQL Server
21 238 (21.48%) Spring
22 228 (20.58%) ASP.NET
23 227 (20.49%) Scrum
24 226 (20.40%) TDD
25 198 (17.87%) Test Automation
26 195 (17.60%) Subversion
27 193 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
28 192 (17.33%) Jenkins
29 191 (17.24%) User Experience

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
1 151 (13.63%) CMS
2 104 (9.39%) Confluence
3 93 (8.39%) Apache
4 58 (5.23%) IIS
5 52 (4.69%) WebSphere
6 47 (4.24%) JBoss
7 43 (3.88%) SharePoint
7 43 (3.88%) Tomcat
8 38 (3.43%) EPiServer
9 30 (2.71%) Sitecore CMS
10 23 (2.08%) WebLogic
11 21 (1.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 21 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
12 18 (1.62%) Drupal
13 15 (1.35%) Apache Solr
14 14 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (1.26%) Umbraco
14 14 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
15 13 (1.17%) SAS
16 11 (0.99%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (4.15%) 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 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.34%) 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
1 165 (14.89%) HTTP
2 38 (3.43%) Internet
3 21 (1.90%) DNS
4 17 (1.53%) Intranet
5 15 (1.35%) SSL
5 15 (1.35%) 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 2 (0.18%) NetScaler
13 1 (0.090%) LAN
13 1 (0.090%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (21.48%) SQL Server
2 160 (14.44%) Relational Database
3 119 (10.74%) MySQL
4 100 (9.03%) MongoDB
5 78 (7.04%) NoSQL
6 77 (6.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 68 (6.14%) Oracle Database
8 52 (4.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 49 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 41 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
11 30 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
12 24 (2.17%) RDBMS
13 20 (1.81%) Hadoop
13 20 (1.81%) 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
1 345 (31.14%) Git (software)
2 195 (17.60%) Subversion
3 192 (17.33%) Jenkins
4 170 (15.34%) JIRA
5 134 (12.09%) JUnit
6 77 (6.95%) Visual Studio
7 61 (5.51%) Maven
7 61 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 50 (4.51%) Selenium
9 48 (4.33%) Ant
10 43 (3.88%) IntelliJ
11 40 (3.61%) Gradle
12 36 (3.25%) gulp
12 36 (3.25%) NUnit
13 35 (3.16%) Eclipse
13 35 (3.16%) Jasmine
14 31 (2.80%) Grunt
15 26 (2.35%) Cucumber
15 26 (2.35%) MSTest
16 25 (2.26%) Moq
General
1 143 (12.91%) Finance
2 74 (6.68%) Banking
3 27 (2.44%) Marketing
4 25 (2.26%) Retail
5 23 (2.08%) Advertising
6 15 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.08%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.81%) Automotive
8 9 (0.81%) Legal
9 6 (0.54%) Publishing
10 4 (0.36%) Law
10 4 (0.36%) Local Government
11 3 (0.27%) Electronics
11 3 (0.27%) Front Office
11 3 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.18%) Billing
12 2 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
12 2 (0.18%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.090%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.090%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 972 (87.73%) Developer
2 250 (22.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 174 (15.70%) .NET Developer
4 166 (14.98%) Java Developer
5 134 (12.09%) JavaScript Developer
6 122 (11.01%) Web Developer
7 114 (10.29%) C# Developer
8 113 (10.20%) HTML Developer
9 100 (9.03%) HTML CSS Developer
10 98 (8.84%) C# .NET Developer
11 90 (8.12%) Scala Developer
12 73 (6.59%) Architect
13 71 (6.41%) ASP.NET Developer
14 68 (6.14%) UI Developer
15 66 (5.96%) Angular Developer
15 66 (5.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 65 (5.87%) Senior Developer
17 59 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 54 (4.87%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 47 (4.24%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 968 (87.36%) HTML
2 933 (84.21%) CSS
3 614 (55.42%) jQuery
4 567 (51.17%) HTML5
5 495 (44.68%) CSS3
6 421 (38.00%) JSON
7 333 (30.05%) AngularJS
8 314 (28.34%) XML
9 311 (28.07%) .NET
10 286 (25.81%) REST
11 250 (22.56%) Web Services
12 238 (21.48%) Spring
13 228 (20.58%) ASP.NET
14 184 (16.61%) RESTful
15 169 (15.25%) Django
16 160 (14.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 152 (13.72%) Sass
18 139 (12.55%) React
19 133 (12.00%) Ruby on Rails
20 132 (11.91%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 191 (17.24%) User Experience
2 81 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.79%) W3C
4 24 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 22 (1.99%) Computer Science
5 22 (1.99%) Web 2.0
6 20 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 16 (1.44%) Virtual Team
9 11 (0.99%) Animation
9 11 (0.99%) Data Structures
10 10 (0.90%) CMDB
11 9 (0.81%) RIA
12 8 (0.72%) iPad
12 8 (0.72%) N-Tier
13 7 (0.63%) Fintech
13 7 (0.63%) Social Media
14 6 (0.54%) Interactive TV
14 6 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 163 (14.71%) Linux
2 100 (9.03%) Windows
3 63 (5.69%) Unix
4 16 (1.44%) Android
5 13 (1.17%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.81%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (0.45%) Solaris
9 3 (0.27%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.090%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.090%) webOS
11 1 (0.090%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.090%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.090%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.090%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (36.10%) MVC
3 301 (27.17%) Web Development
4 253 (22.83%) Front End Development
5 227 (20.49%) Scrum
6 226 (20.40%) TDD
7 198 (17.87%) Test Automation
8 193 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
9 151 (13.63%) Responsive Web Design
10 138 (12.45%) Open Source
11 132 (11.91%) Web Design
12 114 (10.29%) OO
13 107 (9.66%) Configuration Management
13 107 (9.66%) OWASP
14 91 (8.21%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 90 (8.12%) Unit Testing
16 75 (6.77%) Wireframes
17 73 (6.59%) OOP
18 66 (5.96%) SDLC
19 62 (5.60%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 856 (77.26%) JavaScript
2 387 (34.93%) C#
3 340 (30.69%) Java
4 282 (25.45%) SQL
5 173 (15.61%) Ruby
6 168 (15.16%) Python
7 164 (14.80%) Scala
8 76 (6.86%) PHP
9 75 (6.77%) T-SQL
10 54 (4.87%) VB.NET
11 33 (2.98%) TypeScript
12 32 (2.89%) PL/SQL
13 26 (2.35%) Perl
14 25 (2.26%) VB
15 18 (1.62%) ES6
16 14 (1.26%) PowerShell
17 13 (1.17%) ActionScript
18 12 (1.08%) Bash Shell
18 12 (1.08%) Groovy
19 11 (0.99%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 57 (5.14%) Degree
2 38 (3.43%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.53%) 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 (2.08%) 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 (3.52%) Docker
2 12 (1.08%) 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 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
1 24 (2.17%) 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
1 135 (12.18%) Oracle
2 117 (10.56%) Google
3 111 (10.02%) Microsoft
4 46 (4.15%) ServiceNow
5 41 (3.70%) Sitecore
6 22 (1.99%) 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%) Omniture
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