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 23 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 225 185
Rank change year-on-year +33 -40  
Contract jobs citing Ajax 575 594 710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.11% 1.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.00% 3.97% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 389 468
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 11
Median hourly rate £38.00 £25.02 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.87% -12.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.02 £38.00
% change year-on-year +51.87% -34.15%  

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 14390 14975 14859
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.10% 28.01% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9880 10569 9745
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 179 206
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  

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 23 May 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
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 23 May 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 +20 524 £400 -2.73% 239
London -49 168 £451 +6.00% 76
South East +12 131 £350 -13.09% 60
East of England +18 43 £320 -20.00% 22
South West +44 41 £381 +19.14% 22
North West +34 38 £375 - 26
Yorkshire +25 34 £375 -6.25% 10
East Midlands +6 34 £363 +1.75% 3
West Yorkshire +42 31 £425 - 8
City of London -20 31 £475 +7.04% 20
Hampshire +27 27 £388 -8.82% 18
Surrey +23 26 £330 -18.81% 6
Buckinghamshire +10 25 £408 +48.18% 4
West Sussex -24 23 £400 -5.88% 4
Tyne and Wear +62 22 £475 +35.71% 5
North East +58 22 £475 +35.71% 6
Manchester +27 22 £375 +7.14% 15
Wales +18 22 £304 -24.06% 6
Northamptonshire +9 21 £400 -15.78% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +64 20 £475 +18.75% 5
Leeds +23 20 £375 -11.76% 5
South Wales +18 19 £270 -32.50% 3
Oxfordshire +14 19 £350 +19.14% 5
Oxford - 16 £350 - 3
Scotland +53 15 £338 +107.69% 7
Aylesbury - 15 £408 -
Cheshire +41 14 £440 - 3
Cardiff +19 14 £356 +1.78% 2
Wiltshire +13 13 £400 +18.51% 3
Bristol +12 12 £375 +17.18% 7

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 935 (87.63%) HTML
2 897 (84.07%) CSS
3 836 (78.35%) JavaScript
4 594 (55.67%) jQuery
5 547 (51.27%) HTML5
6 543 (50.89%) Agile Software Development
7 466 (43.67%) CSS3
8 411 (38.52%) JSON
9 377 (35.33%) MVC
10 363 (34.02%) C#
11 328 (30.74%) Java
12 318 (29.80%) XML
13 316 (29.62%) Git (software)
14 312 (29.24%) AngularJS
15 283 (26.52%) .NET
16 277 (25.96%) Web Development
17 275 (25.77%) SQL
18 262 (24.55%) REST
19 256 (23.99%) Web Services
20 250 (23.43%) Front End Development
21 218 (20.43%) ASP.NET
21 218 (20.43%) Spring
22 216 (20.24%) SQL Server
23 206 (19.31%) TDD
24 205 (19.21%) Scrum
25 193 (18.09%) RESTful
26 186 (17.43%) User Experience
27 181 (16.96%) Subversion
28 179 (16.78%) Test Automation
29 178 (16.68%) Continuous Integration

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
1 159 (14.90%) CMS
2 98 (9.18%) Apache
3 93 (8.72%) Confluence
4 59 (5.53%) IIS
5 55 (5.15%) WebSphere
6 48 (4.50%) JBoss
7 44 (4.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 38 (3.56%) EPiServer
9 37 (3.47%) SharePoint
10 31 (2.91%) Sitecore CMS
11 30 (2.81%) WebLogic
12 29 (2.72%) Tomcat
13 28 (2.62%) Apache Solr
14 20 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
15 18 (1.69%) Umbraco
16 16 (1.50%) Drupal
17 14 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 14 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
18 11 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
19 10 (0.94%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (4.22%) Photoshop
2 9 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.37%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.37%) GIMP
5 3 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.19%) InVision
6 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.56%) Magento
2 5 (0.47%) Workday HCM
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.28%) OpenText Process Suite
4 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
5 2 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.094%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.094%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.094%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 60 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.56%) GitHub
4 15 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.03%) PaaS
5 11 (1.03%) SaaS
6 9 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (0.75%) Google Analytics
7 8 (0.75%) IaaS
8 5 (0.47%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.37%) Route 53
10 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.19%) Google Checkout
10 2 (0.19%) Office 365
10 2 (0.19%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 159 (14.90%) HTTP
2 35 (3.28%) Internet
3 20 (1.87%) DNS
4 18 (1.69%) SSL
5 17 (1.59%) Intranet
6 14 (1.31%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.66%) Firewall
7 7 (0.66%) SMTP
8 6 (0.56%) Extranet
8 6 (0.56%) LDAP
8 6 (0.56%) RTP
8 6 (0.56%) RTSP
9 5 (0.47%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.47%) SSH
9 5 (0.47%) VPN
10 4 (0.37%) tcpdump
10 4 (0.37%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.28%) Network Security
12 2 (0.19%) IMAP
12 2 (0.19%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 154 (14.43%) Relational Database
3 116 (10.87%) MySQL
4 87 (8.15%) MongoDB
5 76 (7.12%) NoSQL
6 73 (6.84%) Oracle Database
7 62 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 43 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
8 43 (4.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 38 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (2.62%) RDBMS
11 22 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (1.87%) Hadoop
13 17 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
13 17 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (1.31%) Big Data
14 14 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 11 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 316 (29.62%) Git (software)
2 181 (16.96%) Subversion
3 168 (15.75%) Jenkins
4 142 (13.31%) JIRA
5 122 (11.43%) JUnit
6 74 (6.94%) Visual Studio
7 58 (5.44%) Maven
8 55 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 52 (4.87%) Selenium
10 48 (4.50%) Ant
11 35 (3.28%) Eclipse
12 33 (3.09%) gulp
13 32 (3.00%) IntelliJ
14 31 (2.91%) Gradle
15 30 (2.81%) Cucumber
15 30 (2.81%) Jasmine
16 29 (2.72%) Grunt
17 25 (2.34%) NUnit
18 18 (1.69%) Bower
18 18 (1.69%) Moq
General
1 132 (12.37%) Finance
2 64 (6.00%) Banking
3 29 (2.72%) Marketing
4 27 (2.53%) Retail
5 24 (2.25%) Advertising
6 17 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.03%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.84%) Legal
9 7 (0.66%) Automotive
10 5 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.47%) Publishing
11 4 (0.37%) Electronics
11 4 (0.37%) Games
12 2 (0.19%) Billing
12 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.19%) Front Office
12 2 (0.19%) Law
12 2 (0.19%) Local Government
12 2 (0.19%) Military
12 2 (0.19%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 942 (88.28%) Developer
2 250 (23.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 165 (15.46%) Java Developer
4 157 (14.71%) .NET Developer
5 134 (12.56%) JavaScript Developer
6 118 (11.06%) Web Developer
7 116 (10.87%) HTML Developer
8 111 (10.40%) C# Developer
9 100 (9.37%) HTML CSS Developer
10 91 (8.53%) C# .NET Developer
11 75 (7.03%) Scala Developer
12 71 (6.65%) ASP.NET Developer
13 66 (6.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 64 (6.00%) Angular Developer
15 61 (5.72%) Architect
15 61 (5.72%) Senior Developer
15 61 (5.72%) UI Developer
16 55 (5.15%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 49 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 43 (4.03%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 935 (87.63%) HTML
2 897 (84.07%) CSS
3 594 (55.67%) jQuery
4 547 (51.27%) HTML5
5 466 (43.67%) CSS3
6 411 (38.52%) JSON
7 318 (29.80%) XML
8 312 (29.24%) AngularJS
9 283 (26.52%) .NET
10 262 (24.55%) REST
11 256 (23.99%) Web Services
12 218 (20.43%) ASP.NET
12 218 (20.43%) Spring
13 193 (18.09%) RESTful
14 155 (14.53%) Django
15 149 (13.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 145 (13.59%) Sass
17 131 (12.28%) SOAP
18 123 (11.53%) React
19 121 (11.34%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 186 (17.43%) User Experience
2 68 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (3.47%) W3C
4 24 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (2.25%) Mobile App
5 22 (2.06%) Web 2.0
6 20 (1.87%) Client/Server
7 19 (1.78%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.41%) Virtual Team
9 10 (0.94%) Animation
9 10 (0.94%) CMDB
9 10 (0.94%) RIA
10 8 (0.75%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.75%) Fintech
10 8 (0.75%) iPad
11 7 (0.66%) Graphic Design
11 7 (0.66%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.66%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.56%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 150 (14.06%) Linux
2 84 (7.87%) Windows
3 66 (6.19%) Unix
4 22 (2.06%) Android
5 18 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.84%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.66%) Solaris
9 6 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.19%) webOS
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone 7
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.094%) CentOS
11 1 (0.094%) Debian
11 1 (0.094%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.094%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (50.89%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (35.33%) MVC
3 277 (25.96%) Web Development
4 250 (23.43%) Front End Development
5 206 (19.31%) TDD
6 205 (19.21%) Scrum
7 179 (16.78%) Test Automation
8 178 (16.68%) Continuous Integration
9 145 (13.59%) Responsive Web Design
10 129 (12.09%) Web Design
11 127 (11.90%) OO
12 122 (11.43%) Open Source
13 97 (9.09%) Configuration Management
13 97 (9.09%) OWASP
14 88 (8.25%) Unit Testing
15 85 (7.97%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 77 (7.22%) Wireframes
17 71 (6.65%) OOP
18 67 (6.28%) E-Commerce
19 62 (5.81%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 836 (78.35%) JavaScript
2 363 (34.02%) C#
3 328 (30.74%) Java
4 275 (25.77%) SQL
5 163 (15.28%) Ruby
6 162 (15.18%) Python
7 152 (14.25%) Scala
8 80 (7.50%) PHP
9 66 (6.19%) T-SQL
10 39 (3.66%) VB.NET
11 32 (3.00%) PL/SQL
12 27 (2.53%) Perl
12 27 (2.53%) TypeScript
13 19 (1.78%) VB
14 17 (1.59%) ES6
15 16 (1.50%) ActionScript
16 14 (1.31%) Shell Script
17 11 (1.03%) PowerShell
18 10 (0.94%) Groovy
19 8 (0.75%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 52 (4.87%) Degree
2 38 (3.56%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.37%) CISA
5 4 (0.37%) CISM
5 4 (0.37%) CISSP
5 4 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.37%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.28%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.094%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.094%) MCP
8 1 (0.094%) PhD
8 1 (0.094%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.87%) QA
2 6 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.37%) FedRAMP
3 4 (0.37%) SLA
3 4 (0.37%) WAI
4 2 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.094%) WCAG
System Software
1 36 (3.37%) Docker
2 10 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.75%) LXC
4 4 (0.37%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.28%) HDFS
6 2 (0.19%) UAG
7 1 (0.094%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.094%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (1.69%) Ansible
1 18 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (1.59%) Puppet
3 14 (1.31%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.66%) Graphite
4 7 (0.66%) Nagios
4 7 (0.66%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (0.37%) Icinga
5 4 (0.37%) Kibana
5 4 (0.37%) logstash
5 4 (0.37%) Mesos
5 4 (0.37%) Salt
6 3 (0.28%) Grafana
6 3 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.28%) TeamSite
7 2 (0.19%) vRealize
8 1 (0.094%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.094%) Piwik
8 1 (0.094%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 143 (13.40%) Oracle
2 109 (10.22%) Google
3 101 (9.47%) Microsoft
4 50 (4.69%) ServiceNow
5 39 (3.66%) Adobe
5 39 (3.66%) Sitecore
6 23 (2.16%) IBM
7 16 (1.50%) Apple
8 15 (1.41%) Perforce
9 14 (1.31%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.12%) Telerik
11 11 (1.03%) ATG
12 10 (0.94%) Zend
13 9 (0.84%) Sencha
14 7 (0.66%) BEA
14 7 (0.66%) Dynatrace
15 6 (0.56%) Brightcove
15 6 (0.56%) SOASTA, Inc
15 6 (0.56%) Sybase
16 5 (0.47%) VMware
London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £430 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £399 - £501 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Clarius Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + car, pension, negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Clarius Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Talent International
Posted: 6 days ago
Canterbury
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £32958 - £38183 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
Aquent
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago