Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 243 227
Rank change year-on-year -7 -16 -78
Contract jobs citing Ajax 1064 1106 1289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.05% 1.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.23% 3.46% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 786 914
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.18% +0.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 21
UK median hourly rate £39.13 £37.50 £33.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.33% +11.77% -8.77%
10th Percentile £23.14 £33.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.12 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £37.50 £33.55
% change year-on-year +4.33% +11.77% +0.07%

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 32931 31938 32467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.95% 30.42% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23241 22116 22267
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £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 375 372 557
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.60 £14.44 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -18 958 £425 +5.59% 192
UK excluding London +32 586 £398 +6.00% 139
London -40 468 £475 +8.57% 56
South East +19 215 £400 +8.11% 49
North of England +11 109 £388 +7.64% 34
Midlands -1 76 £325 -21.21% 19
East of England +23 56 £388 -3.13% 19
Scotland +31 49 £388 -3.13% 3
Yorkshire -7 49 £375 +7.14% 11
West Midlands +21 48 £363 +0.69% 6
North West +15 44 £381 +3.74% 23
South West -10 39 £375 +11.11% 15
Northern Ireland -11 33 £420 -
East Midlands -33 27 £313 -25.60% 11
Wales +17 15 £450 +16.13%
North East +56 14 £479 +12.65%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 821 (77.16%) JavaScript
2 816 (76.69%) HTML
3 792 (74.44%) CSS
4 516 (48.50%) Agile Software Development
5 486 (45.68%) jQuery
6 408 (38.35%) AngularJS
7 399 (37.50%) HTML5
8 349 (32.80%) XML
9 343 (32.24%) Java
10 327 (30.73%) SQL
10 327 (30.73%) Web Services
11 325 (30.55%) .NET
12 324 (30.45%) JSON
13 323 (30.36%) MVC
14 319 (29.98%) C#
15 306 (28.76%) CSS3
16 291 (27.35%) REST
17 269 (25.28%) Git (software)
18 243 (22.84%) Finance
19 242 (22.74%) SQL Server
20 222 (20.86%) Scrum
21 219 (20.58%) TDD
22 215 (20.21%) Front End Development
23 204 (19.17%) Spring
23 204 (19.17%) ASP.NET
24 199 (18.70%) Test Automation
25 189 (17.76%) Web Development
26 184 (17.29%) RESTful
27 182 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
28 170 (15.98%) Oracle

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
1 104 (9.77%) CMS
2 74 (6.95%) WebSphere
3 72 (6.77%) Apache
4 61 (5.73%) Confluence
5 58 (5.45%) IIS
6 52 (4.89%) WebLogic
7 41 (3.85%) SharePoint
8 36 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
9 34 (3.20%) Tomcat
10 33 (3.10%) Apache Solr
11 29 (2.73%) JBoss
12 28 (2.63%) Drupal
13 23 (2.16%) WordPress
14 21 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
15 20 (1.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 16 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
17 14 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 14 (1.32%) SAS
18 12 (1.13%) nginx
18 12 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (1.79%) Photoshop
2 11 (1.03%) GIMP
3 10 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.28%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.094%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.094%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (1.32%) Magento
2 7 (0.66%) KANA IQ
3 5 (0.47%) RMDS
4 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.38%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.38%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.28%) Endur
5 3 (0.28%) OpenText Process Suite
6 2 (0.19%) Maximo
6 2 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.19%) Shopify
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 68 (6.39%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (4.32%) GitHub
3 43 (4.04%) npm
4 40 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (2.44%) SaaS
6 24 (2.26%) PaaS
7 19 (1.79%) IaaS
8 15 (1.41%) Force.com
9 12 (1.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 12 (1.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 10 (0.94%) Trello
11 9 (0.85%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.75%) Office 365
13 7 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.66%) Serverless
14 5 (0.47%) Google Checkout
14 5 (0.47%) Slack
15 4 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 71 (6.67%) HTTP
2 30 (2.82%) Internet
3 29 (2.73%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.69%) Firewall
5 14 (1.32%) Intranet
6 13 (1.22%) LDAP
7 11 (1.03%) SSL
8 10 (0.94%) SMS
9 8 (0.75%) FTP
10 7 (0.66%) DNS
10 7 (0.66%) LAN
11 6 (0.56%) BIG-IP
11 6 (0.56%) NetScaler
11 6 (0.56%) Skype
12 4 (0.38%) IMAP
12 4 (0.38%) SMTP
13 2 (0.19%) VPN
13 2 (0.19%) Wireshark
14 1 (0.094%) Extranet
14 1 (0.094%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (22.74%) SQL Server
2 139 (13.06%) Relational Database
3 85 (7.99%) MySQL
4 83 (7.80%) MongoDB
5 63 (5.92%) NoSQL
6 58 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 51 (4.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 45 (4.23%) RDBMS
9 35 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 34 (3.20%) DB2
10 34 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
11 33 (3.10%) SQL Server 2005
12 25 (2.35%) Big Data
13 23 (2.16%) Oracle Database
14 19 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (1.60%) DB2 UDB
16 16 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 14 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
18 12 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
19 11 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 269 (25.28%) Git (software)
2 153 (14.38%) Jenkins
3 124 (11.65%) JIRA
4 120 (11.28%) JUnit
5 118 (11.09%) Subversion
6 94 (8.83%) Maven
7 81 (7.61%) Grunt
8 78 (7.33%) Visual Studio
9 68 (6.39%) Eclipse
10 62 (5.83%) Jasmine
10 62 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 59 (5.55%) gulp
12 54 (5.08%) Selenium
13 53 (4.98%) Ant
14 42 (3.95%) NUnit
15 39 (3.67%) Gradle
16 38 (3.57%) MSTest
17 36 (3.38%) Cucumber
18 35 (3.29%) Moq
18 35 (3.29%) SoapUI
General
1 243 (22.84%) Finance
2 127 (11.94%) Banking
3 41 (3.85%) Marketing
4 30 (2.82%) Retail
5 24 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.41%) Automotive
8 13 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.22%) Publishing
9 9 (0.85%) Games
10 8 (0.75%) Advertising
10 8 (0.75%) Electronics
11 6 (0.56%) Front Office
11 6 (0.56%) Law
11 6 (0.56%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.47%) Wholesale Banking
13 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 860 (80.83%) Developer
2 175 (16.45%) .NET Developer
3 154 (14.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 138 (12.97%) Java Developer
5 113 (10.62%) C# Developer
6 90 (8.46%) C# .NET Developer
7 86 (8.08%) Architect
7 86 (8.08%) JavaScript Developer
8 84 (7.89%) Full Stack Developer
9 80 (7.52%) Senior Developer
10 72 (6.77%) Angular Developer
11 63 (5.92%) UI Developer
12 62 (5.83%) ServiceNow Developer
13 49 (4.61%) ASP.NET Developer
14 48 (4.51%) HTML Developer
15 47 (4.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 46 (4.32%) Scala Developer
17 45 (4.23%) Web Developer
18 41 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 39 (3.67%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 816 (76.69%) HTML
2 792 (74.44%) CSS
3 486 (45.68%) jQuery
4 408 (38.35%) AngularJS
5 399 (37.50%) HTML5
6 349 (32.80%) XML
7 327 (30.73%) Web Services
8 325 (30.55%) .NET
9 324 (30.45%) JSON
10 306 (28.76%) CSS3
11 291 (27.35%) REST
12 204 (19.17%) ASP.NET
12 204 (19.17%) Spring
13 184 (17.29%) RESTful
14 165 (15.51%) SOAP
15 162 (15.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 115 (10.81%) React
17 113 (10.62%) Node.js
18 108 (10.15%) ASP.NET MVC
19 96 (9.02%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 158 (14.85%) User Experience
2 55 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.10%) W3C
4 31 (2.91%) Mobile App
5 27 (2.54%) Computer Science
6 25 (2.35%) Web 2.0
7 24 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
8 22 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.88%) CMDB
10 17 (1.60%) Fixed Income
11 15 (1.41%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.13%) Data Structures
12 12 (1.13%) Fintech
12 12 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (1.13%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.94%) DataPower
13 10 (0.94%) Online Banking
14 8 (0.75%) Clustering
14 8 (0.75%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.66%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 154 (14.47%) Linux
2 125 (11.75%) Windows
3 62 (5.83%) Unix
4 29 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 22 (2.07%) Windows Server
6 20 (1.88%) Android
7 19 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.66%) Windows 2000
8 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.094%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (48.50%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (30.36%) MVC
3 222 (20.86%) Scrum
4 219 (20.58%) TDD
5 215 (20.21%) Front End Development
6 199 (18.70%) Test Automation
7 189 (17.76%) Web Development
8 182 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
9 155 (14.57%) OO
10 115 (10.81%) Responsive Web Design
11 94 (8.83%) Open Source
12 92 (8.65%) SDLC
13 88 (8.27%) E-Commerce
14 83 (7.80%) OOP
14 83 (7.80%) Web Design
15 76 (7.14%) Unit Testing
16 71 (6.67%) Mentoring
17 69 (6.48%) Configuration Management
18 67 (6.30%) Analytics
19 65 (6.11%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 821 (77.16%) JavaScript
2 343 (32.24%) Java
3 327 (30.73%) SQL
4 319 (29.98%) C#
5 106 (9.96%) PHP
6 101 (9.49%) Python
7 85 (7.99%) Scala
8 81 (7.61%) Ruby
8 81 (7.61%) T-SQL
9 59 (5.55%) VB.NET
10 42 (3.95%) Perl
11 40 (3.76%) TypeScript
12 27 (2.54%) Shell Script
13 23 (2.16%) ES6
14 22 (2.07%) PowerShell
15 21 (1.97%) PL/SQL
16 19 (1.79%) C++
17 16 (1.50%) Apex Code
18 12 (1.13%) SOQL
19 10 (0.94%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 63 (5.92%) Degree
2 19 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (0.94%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.38%) PMP
6 3 (0.28%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.19%) MCP
8 1 (0.094%) CISA
8 1 (0.094%) CISM
8 1 (0.094%) CISSP
8 1 (0.094%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.094%) MCPD
8 1 (0.094%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.094%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.32%) QA
2 4 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.28%) COBIT
3 3 (0.28%) HL7
3 3 (0.28%) SLA
4 2 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.19%) CDISC
4 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.19%) GxP
5 1 (0.094%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.094%) MiFID
5 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.094%) WCAG
System Software
1 52 (4.89%) Docker
2 11 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.66%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.56%) LXC
5 3 (0.28%) UAG
6 1 (0.094%) HDFS
6 1 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (3.20%) Puppet
2 20 (1.88%) Ansible
3 18 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.85%) Kibana
5 7 (0.66%) logstash
6 6 (0.56%) Rancher
7 5 (0.47%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (0.47%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 4 (0.38%) Grafana
8 4 (0.38%) Graphite
8 4 (0.38%) Nagios
8 4 (0.38%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.28%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.094%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.094%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.094%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.094%) OpenView
10 1 (0.094%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 170 (15.98%) Oracle
2 124 (11.65%) Microsoft
3 79 (7.42%) Google
4 77 (7.24%) ServiceNow
5 41 (3.85%) Sitecore
6 28 (2.63%) IBM
6 28 (2.63%) Perforce
7 21 (1.97%) Adobe
8 20 (1.88%) CA Agile Central
9 19 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 17 (1.60%) ATG
10 17 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.13%) Demandware
11 12 (1.13%) F5
11 12 (1.13%) MicroStrategy
12 11 (1.03%) hybris
12 11 (1.03%) SAP
13 10 (0.94%) Sybase
13 10 (0.94%) Tableau
14 9 (0.85%) HP