Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 295 219 242
Rank change year-on-year -76 +23 -30
Contract jobs citing Ajax 882 1,159 1,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 1.22% 1.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.51% 3.79% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 776 798
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £294 £294 £281
90th Percentile £588 £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 4 13 18
UK median hourly rate £34.25 £40.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.38% +18.52% -3.57%
10th Percentile £22.40 £30.80 £18.22
90th Percentile £41.35 £44.90 £60.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £40.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year -14.38% +18.52% -10.60%

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 35,181 30,573 31,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.92% 32.21% 28.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,745 21,091 22,089
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £305 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 386 404
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.08 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.88 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +1.35%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -72 824 £438 +9.38% 367
UK excluding London -87 537 £400 +6.67% 293
London -51 335 £475 +5.56% 99
South East -60 206 £400 +10.34% 77
North of England -60 127 £419 -1.47% 84
Midlands -4 113 £400 +18.52% 49
North West +9 100 £425 +9.68% 57
West Midlands +4 63 £438 +2.94% 17
East Midlands -6 50 £380 +21.60% 32
Scotland -47 32 £450 +18.03% 14
East of England -31 25 £438 +35.66% 34
South West -48 21 £438 +12.90% 24
Yorkshire -65 17 £406 -1.52% 25
North East -41 10 £323 -27.21% 2
Wales -36 8 £293 -13.33% 9
Northern Ireland +14 7 £350 -17.65% 2

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 705 (79.93%) JavaScript
2 653 (74.04%) HTML
3 646 (73.24%) CSS
4 497 (56.35%) jQuery
5 404 (45.80%) Agile Software Development
6 350 (39.68%) HTML5
7 325 (36.85%) AngularJS
8 290 (32.88%) Java
9 273 (30.95%) JSON
10 267 (30.27%) CSS3
11 257 (29.14%) XML
12 245 (27.78%) Web Services
12 245 (27.78%) .NET
13 244 (27.66%) C#
14 231 (26.19%) MVC
15 230 (26.08%) Git (software)
16 220 (24.94%) TDD
17 214 (24.26%) SQL
18 206 (23.36%) Scrum
19 197 (22.34%) REST
20 171 (19.39%) SQL Server
21 165 (18.71%) ASP.NET
22 159 (18.03%) RESTful
23 156 (17.69%) User Experience
24 150 (17.01%) Finance
25 145 (16.44%) Front End Development
26 138 (15.65%) React
27 130 (14.74%) Sass
28 129 (14.63%) Test Automation
29 128 (14.51%) OO

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 83 (9.41%) CMS
2 51 (5.78%) Tomcat
3 46 (5.22%) Apache
4 44 (4.99%) JBoss
5 41 (4.65%) IIS
6 34 (3.85%) Confluence
7 25 (2.83%) WebSphere
8 19 (2.15%) SharePoint
9 18 (2.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 18 (2.04%) Umbraco
10 14 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
12 12 (1.36%) EPiServer
12 12 (1.36%) WebLogic
12 12 (1.36%) WordPress
13 10 (1.13%) Drupal
13 10 (1.13%) GemFire
14 9 (1.02%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.79%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 36 (4.08%) Photoshop
2 24 (2.72%) GIMP
3 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.57%) InVision
6 4 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.23%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.11%) Maya
Business Applications
1 13 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (1.47%) Magento
2 4 (0.45%) Endur
3 2 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 89 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (4.88%) npm
4 24 (2.72%) GitHub
5 15 (1.70%) Trello
6 14 (1.59%) OpenShift
7 13 (1.47%) PaaS
8 10 (1.13%) BrowserStack
9 9 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
9 9 (1.02%) SaaS
10 7 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.79%) NuGet
11 6 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (0.57%) Office 365
12 5 (0.57%) Sauce Labs
13 4 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 4 (0.45%) IaaS
14 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 82 (9.30%) HTTP
2 12 (1.36%) Internet
3 11 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.91%) DNS
4 8 (0.91%) HTTPS
5 7 (0.79%) SSL
6 6 (0.68%) FTP
7 5 (0.57%) Bluetooth
7 5 (0.57%) Firewall
8 4 (0.45%) SMS
9 3 (0.34%) Broadband
9 3 (0.34%) SMTP
10 2 (0.23%) IMAP
10 2 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.23%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.23%) Skype
11 1 (0.11%) DHCP
11 1 (0.11%) DLNA
11 1 (0.11%) SSH
11 1 (0.11%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (19.39%) SQL Server
2 100 (11.34%) MySQL
3 92 (10.43%) Relational Database
4 62 (7.03%) MongoDB
5 56 (6.35%) NoSQL
6 42 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (3.74%) RDBMS
8 30 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (3.29%) Oracle Database
10 24 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.59%) Power BI
13 12 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (1.13%) Big Data
15 9 (1.02%) SQLite
16 8 (0.91%) Neo4j
16 8 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
17 6 (0.68%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 230 (26.08%) Git (software)
2 106 (12.02%) JIRA
3 95 (10.77%) Jenkins
4 85 (9.64%) JUnit
5 73 (8.28%) Subversion
6 72 (8.16%) gulp
7 69 (7.82%) Grunt
7 69 (7.82%) Maven
8 64 (7.26%) Visual Studio
9 54 (6.12%) Selenium
10 52 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 44 (4.99%) Bitbucket
12 41 (4.65%) Cucumber
13 39 (4.42%) Eclipse
14 34 (3.85%) Gradle
15 26 (2.95%) NUnit
16 24 (2.72%) SoapUI
17 20 (2.27%) Jasmine
17 20 (2.27%) JProfiler
17 20 (2.27%) SonarQube
General
1 150 (17.01%) Finance
2 94 (10.66%) Banking
3 30 (3.40%) Investment Banking
4 28 (3.17%) Retail
5 16 (1.81%) Marketing
6 7 (0.79%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.45%) Front Office
9 3 (0.34%) Advertising
9 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.23%) Back Office
10 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.23%) Legal
10 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.23%) Publishing
11 1 (0.11%) Automotive
11 1 (0.11%) Electronics
11 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 726 (82.31%) Developer
2 140 (15.87%) .NET Developer
3 121 (13.72%) Java Developer
4 109 (12.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 98 (11.11%) UI Developer
6 95 (10.77%) C# Developer
7 86 (9.75%) JavaScript Developer
8 67 (7.60%) C# .NET Developer
9 54 (6.12%) HTML Developer
10 51 (5.78%) Angular Developer
10 51 (5.78%) Architect
11 50 (5.67%) Web Developer
12 49 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
12 49 (5.56%) HTML CSS Developer
13 46 (5.22%) Senior Developer
14 45 (5.10%) Full Stack Developer
15 40 (4.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 39 (4.42%) ServiceNow Developer
17 29 (3.29%) Technical Architect
18 28 (3.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 653 (74.04%) HTML
2 646 (73.24%) CSS
3 497 (56.35%) jQuery
4 350 (39.68%) HTML5
5 325 (36.85%) AngularJS
6 273 (30.95%) JSON
7 267 (30.27%) CSS3
8 257 (29.14%) XML
9 245 (27.78%) .NET
9 245 (27.78%) Web Services
10 197 (22.34%) REST
11 165 (18.71%) ASP.NET
12 159 (18.03%) RESTful
13 138 (15.65%) React
14 130 (14.74%) Sass
15 127 (14.40%) Node.js
16 117 (13.27%) Spring
17 107 (12.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 101 (11.45%) SOAP
19 86 (9.75%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 156 (17.69%) User Experience
2 63 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 49 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
5 25 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (2.61%) Fintech
7 22 (2.49%) W3C
8 21 (2.38%) Fixed Income
9 20 (2.27%) Computer Science
9 20 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (2.04%) Algorithms
11 15 (1.70%) Wiki
12 14 (1.59%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.25%) CMDB
14 10 (1.13%) Client/Server
14 10 (1.13%) Social Media
15 8 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 8 (0.91%) NHS
16 7 (0.79%) Blog
17 5 (0.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 101 (11.45%) Linux
2 60 (6.80%) Windows
3 56 (6.35%) Unix
4 41 (4.65%) Apple iOS
5 33 (3.74%) Android
6 17 (1.93%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.68%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.57%) Solaris
10 2 (0.23%) CentOS
10 2 (0.23%) Debian
10 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.11%) HPUX
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (45.80%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (26.19%) MVC
3 220 (24.94%) TDD
4 206 (23.36%) Scrum
5 145 (16.44%) Front End Development
6 129 (14.63%) Test Automation
7 128 (14.51%) OO
8 126 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 123 (13.95%) Web Development
10 116 (13.15%) Unit Testing
11 82 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
12 78 (8.84%) BDD
12 78 (8.84%) OOP
13 70 (7.94%) Open Source
14 69 (7.82%) E-Commerce
15 68 (7.71%) Kanban
16 66 (7.48%) DevOps
17 65 (7.37%) SDLC
18 63 (7.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
19 62 (7.03%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 705 (79.93%) JavaScript
2 290 (32.88%) Java
3 244 (27.66%) C#
4 214 (24.26%) SQL
5 80 (9.07%) Python
6 69 (7.82%) T-SQL
7 65 (7.37%) PHP
8 57 (6.46%) Ruby
9 34 (3.85%) Perl
9 34 (3.85%) Scala
10 30 (3.40%) TypeScript
11 24 (2.72%) Java 8
11 24 (2.72%) VB.NET
12 23 (2.61%) C++
13 21 (2.38%) Shell Script
14 20 (2.27%) ES6
15 17 (1.93%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.36%) VB
17 10 (1.13%) PowerShell
17 10 (1.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 52 (5.90%) Security Cleared
2 45 (5.10%) Degree
3 43 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.23%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.54%) QA
2 7 (0.79%) Data Quality
2 7 (0.79%) PMO
3 5 (0.57%) WAI
4 4 (0.45%) WCAG
5 1 (0.11%) GDPR
5 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (6.80%) Docker
2 11 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.79%) LXC
4 5 (0.57%) Varnish
5 4 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.23%) NFS
6 2 (0.23%) Samba
6 2 (0.23%) Squid
6 2 (0.23%) Xen
7 1 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 36 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (2.49%) Kubernetes
3 21 (2.38%) Puppet
4 9 (1.02%) Terraform
5 5 (0.57%) Mesos
5 5 (0.57%) Nagios
6 4 (0.45%) Ansible
7 3 (0.34%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.34%) Rancher
7 3 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.23%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.23%) Opsview
8 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 2 (0.23%) WMI
9 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 126 (14.29%) Oracle
2 66 (7.48%) Microsoft
3 44 (4.99%) ServiceNow
4 39 (4.42%) Adobe
4 39 (4.42%) Perforce
5 31 (3.51%) Google
6 22 (2.49%) Atlassian
7 17 (1.93%) Sitecore
8 14 (1.59%) IBM
9 12 (1.36%) Capita
9 12 (1.36%) Red Hat
9 12 (1.36%) SOASTA, Inc
10 10 (1.13%) CA Agile Central
11 9 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.91%) AppDynamics
13 7 (0.79%) Apple
14 6 (0.68%) Snow
15 5 (0.57%) Cypress Semiconductor
15 5 (0.57%) Dynatrace
15 5 (0.57%) SAP