Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 317 230 237
Rank change year-on-year -87 +7 -14
Contract jobs citing Ajax 826 1,115 1,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.14% 1.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.33% 3.52% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 727 833
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £292
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 11
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £39.13 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.63% +7.19% +23.73%
10th Percentile £31.53 £28.38 £12.25
90th Percentile £44.50 £45.00 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.13 £36.50
% change year-on-year +8.63% +7.19% +8.79%

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 35,410 31,713 32,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.02% 32.37% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,991 22,024 22,448
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £294
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 387 384
UK median hourly rate £41.77 £40.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.41% +10.34% -2.08%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.40 £13.50
90th Percentile £59.75 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -3.87%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -66 771 £450 +5.88% 318
UK excluding London -68 480 £420 +8.39% 252
London -71 340 £488 +8.21% 89
South East -29 181 £410 +9.33% 62
Midlands +22 118 £423 +32.19% 39
North of England -54 91 £432 +7.94% 78
West Midlands -3 70 £475 +22.58% 13
North West +9 65 £439 +16.93% 49
East Midlands +21 48 £380 +21.60% 26
Scotland -23 32 £450 +16.13% 12
East of England -35 25 £450 +28.57% 31
South West -52 17 £350 -6.67% 19
Yorkshire -60 17 £495 +27.74% 28
Wales -24 10 £411 -8.61% 6
North East -22 9 £324 -31.79% 1
Northern Ireland +11 7 £428 +1.79% 5

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 660 (79.90%) JavaScript
2 623 (75.42%) HTML
2 623 (75.42%) CSS
3 469 (56.78%) jQuery
4 367 (44.43%) Agile Software Development
5 341 (41.28%) HTML5
6 310 (37.53%) AngularJS
7 259 (31.36%) CSS3
7 259 (31.36%) Java
8 243 (29.42%) .NET
9 240 (29.06%) MVC
10 235 (28.45%) JSON
11 234 (28.33%) C#
12 233 (28.21%) XML
13 231 (27.97%) Git (software)
14 209 (25.30%) SQL
15 205 (24.82%) Web Services
16 203 (24.58%) TDD
17 199 (24.09%) REST
18 180 (21.79%) Scrum
19 161 (19.49%) ASP.NET
20 158 (19.13%) RESTful
21 157 (19.01%) Finance
22 153 (18.52%) SQL Server
23 151 (18.28%) Front End Development
24 146 (17.68%) React
25 139 (16.83%) User Experience
26 130 (15.74%) Node.js
27 129 (15.62%) OO
28 125 (15.13%) Sass

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 75 (9.08%) CMS
2 60 (7.26%) IIS
3 31 (3.75%) Confluence
4 29 (3.51%) Apache
5 28 (3.39%) JBoss
6 24 (2.91%) Tomcat
7 23 (2.78%) WebSphere
8 21 (2.54%) SharePoint
9 17 (2.06%) Umbraco
10 15 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 14 (1.69%) Drupal
11 14 (1.69%) WordPress
12 13 (1.57%) EPiServer
13 11 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
14 10 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (1.09%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.85%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (0.73%) GlassFish
18 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (4.48%) Photoshop
2 20 (2.42%) GIMP
3 6 (0.73%) InVision
3 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.48%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.48%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.12%) Maya
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.09%) Magento
2 6 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.48%) Endur
4 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.12%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.12%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 86 (10.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (6.66%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (5.45%) npm
4 25 (3.03%) GitHub
5 17 (2.06%) BrowserStack
6 14 (1.69%) Trello
7 13 (1.57%) IaaS
7 13 (1.57%) PaaS
7 13 (1.57%) SaaS
8 9 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (1.09%) OpenShift
9 8 (0.97%) NuGet
10 7 (0.85%) Sauce Labs
11 5 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 4 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (0.48%) Office 365
12 4 (0.48%) Yarn
13 2 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 91 (11.02%) HTTP
2 28 (3.39%) Internet
3 14 (1.69%) DNS
4 11 (1.33%) HTTPS
5 10 (1.21%) FTP
6 9 (1.09%) Firewall
6 9 (1.09%) WAN
7 8 (0.97%) Broadband
8 7 (0.85%) DHCP
8 7 (0.85%) DLNA
8 7 (0.85%) DSL
8 7 (0.85%) IPv4
8 7 (0.85%) IPv6
8 7 (0.85%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.85%) UPnP
8 7 (0.85%) VoIP
8 7 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.61%) Bluetooth
9 5 (0.61%) Intranet
9 5 (0.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 94 (11.38%) MySQL
3 83 (10.05%) Relational Database
4 61 (7.38%) MongoDB
5 53 (6.42%) NoSQL
6 38 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (2.66%) RDBMS
8 22 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (2.18%) Oracle Database
10 15 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (1.09%) Power BI
14 8 (0.97%) DB2
14 8 (0.97%) Neo4j
15 7 (0.85%) Big Data
15 7 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.85%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 231 (27.97%) Git (software)
2 81 (9.81%) JIRA
3 73 (8.84%) Jenkins
4 72 (8.72%) gulp
5 71 (8.60%) Subversion
6 67 (8.11%) JUnit
7 65 (7.87%) Grunt
8 62 (7.51%) Maven
9 59 (7.14%) Visual Studio
10 58 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 48 (5.81%) Selenium
12 43 (5.21%) Bitbucket
13 37 (4.48%) Eclipse
14 34 (4.12%) Cucumber
15 22 (2.66%) Jasmine
15 22 (2.66%) Karma Test Runner
15 22 (2.66%) Mocha
16 21 (2.54%) webpack
17 20 (2.42%) NUnit
17 20 (2.42%) SoapUI
General
1 157 (19.01%) Finance
2 86 (10.41%) Banking
3 35 (4.24%) Investment Banking
4 19 (2.30%) Retail
5 11 (1.33%) Marketing
6 5 (0.61%) Advertising
6 5 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.61%) Publishing
6 5 (0.61%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.24%) Electronics
7 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.24%) Front Office
7 2 (0.24%) Legal
7 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.12%) Games
8 1 (0.12%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 691 (83.66%) Developer
2 135 (16.34%) .NET Developer
3 116 (14.04%) Java Developer
4 105 (12.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 102 (12.35%) UI Developer
6 82 (9.93%) JavaScript Developer
7 77 (9.32%) C# Developer
8 61 (7.38%) Full Stack Developer
9 58 (7.02%) C# .NET Developer
10 50 (6.05%) Angular Developer
10 50 (6.05%) ASP.NET Developer
11 46 (5.57%) Senior Developer
12 41 (4.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 40 (4.84%) ServiceNow Developer
13 40 (4.84%) Web Developer
14 38 (4.60%) HTML Developer
15 37 (4.48%) Architect
16 36 (4.36%) React Developer
17 35 (4.24%) HTML CSS Developer
18 25 (3.03%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 623 (75.42%) CSS
1 623 (75.42%) HTML
2 469 (56.78%) jQuery
3 341 (41.28%) HTML5
4 310 (37.53%) AngularJS
5 259 (31.36%) CSS3
6 243 (29.42%) .NET
7 235 (28.45%) JSON
8 233 (28.21%) XML
9 205 (24.82%) Web Services
10 199 (24.09%) REST
11 161 (19.49%) ASP.NET
12 158 (19.13%) RESTful
13 146 (17.68%) React
14 130 (15.74%) Node.js
15 125 (15.13%) Sass
16 104 (12.59%) Spring
17 101 (12.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 91 (11.02%) ASP.NET MVC
19 88 (10.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 139 (16.83%) User Experience
2 41 (4.96%) Mobile App
3 38 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.75%) Fintech
5 28 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
5 28 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (3.15%) W3C
7 23 (2.78%) Algorithms
8 20 (2.42%) CMDB
9 19 (2.30%) Data Structures
9 19 (2.30%) Fixed Income
10 17 (2.06%) Computer Science
11 16 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.21%) Social Media
12 10 (1.21%) Wiki
13 8 (0.97%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.97%) iPad
14 7 (0.85%) Media Streaming
15 5 (0.61%) iPhone
15 5 (0.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 92 (11.14%) Linux
2 76 (9.20%) Windows
3 46 (5.57%) Unix
4 33 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 24 (2.91%) Windows Server
6 17 (2.06%) Android
7 8 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
8 7 (0.85%) Solaris
8 7 (0.85%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.36%) Debian
11 2 (0.24%) CentOS
11 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.12%) VMS
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (44.43%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (29.06%) MVC
3 203 (24.58%) TDD
4 180 (21.79%) Scrum
5 151 (18.28%) Front End Development
6 129 (15.62%) OO
7 115 (13.92%) Test Automation
8 105 (12.71%) Web Development
9 99 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
10 98 (11.86%) BDD
11 83 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
12 80 (9.69%) Unit Testing
13 76 (9.20%) OOP
14 69 (8.35%) Software Engineering
15 66 (7.99%) Open Source
15 66 (7.99%) Responsive Web Design
16 65 (7.87%) Kanban
17 60 (7.26%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
18 59 (7.14%) SDLC
19 54 (6.54%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 660 (79.90%) JavaScript
2 259 (31.36%) Java
3 234 (28.33%) C#
4 209 (25.30%) SQL
5 74 (8.96%) PHP
6 70 (8.47%) Python
7 58 (7.02%) T-SQL
8 45 (5.45%) Ruby
9 43 (5.21%) Scala
10 32 (3.87%) TypeScript
11 30 (3.63%) Perl
12 27 (3.27%) C++
13 24 (2.91%) ES6
13 24 (2.91%) Java 8
14 17 (2.06%) VB.NET
15 12 (1.45%) PowerShell
16 11 (1.33%) Shell Script
17 10 (1.21%) VB
18 9 (1.09%) C
19 8 (0.97%) VB6
Qualifications
1 49 (5.93%) Degree
2 45 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 40 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.24%) CCNA
8 2 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.63%) QA
2 12 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.85%) WCAG
4 5 (0.61%) WAI
5 4 (0.48%) PMO
6 3 (0.36%) PSD2
7 2 (0.24%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (5.69%) Docker
2 11 (1.33%) LXC
3 7 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.61%) KVM
5 4 (0.48%) Varnish
5 4 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.24%) NFS
6 2 (0.24%) Samba
6 2 (0.24%) Squid
6 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (2.78%) Puppet
3 14 (1.69%) Kubernetes
4 12 (1.45%) Ansible
5 8 (0.97%) Terraform
6 7 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.61%) Mesos
8 4 (0.48%) Nagios
9 3 (0.36%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.24%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 2 (0.24%) WMI
11 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.12%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.12%) Kibana
11 1 (0.12%) Rancher
11 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 94 (11.38%) Oracle
2 72 (8.72%) Microsoft
3 50 (6.05%) ServiceNow
4 31 (3.75%) Google
5 27 (3.27%) Adobe
6 20 (2.42%) Perforce
7 14 (1.69%) Atlassian
7 14 (1.69%) IBM
8 13 (1.57%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 13 (1.57%) Sitecore
9 9 (1.09%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.09%) Snow
10 8 (0.97%) Apple
11 7 (0.85%) AppDynamics
11 7 (0.85%) Perfecto Mobile
12 6 (0.73%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.73%) SOASTA, Inc
13 5 (0.61%) Dynatrace
13 5 (0.61%) Splunk
13 5 (0.61%) WSO2