Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 242 215
Rank change year-on-year +32 -27 -70
Contract jobs citing Ajax 1213 1163 1294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.07% 1.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.91% 3.72% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 785 902
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 24
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £33.75 £31.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.07% +7.06% +1.69%
10th Percentile £27.95 £16.52 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.88 £41.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +14.07% -3.57% +12.90%

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 31024 31293 30902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.18% 28.80% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21422 21878 20514
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 378 469
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £15.03
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +10.63%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +11 1094 £413 +3.13% 207
UK excluding London +77 750 £375 - 158
London -34 440 £450 +5.88% 63
South East +11 262 £375 +1.35% 49
North of England +65 158 £425 +21.43% 49
Midlands +46 89 £325 -16.13% 13
East of England +13 72 £320 -20.00% 19
South West +53 67 £375 +11.11% 14
Yorkshire +12 64 £400 +14.29% 14
North West +31 61 £381 +8.93% 35
East Midlands -1 50 £313 -27.33% 5
Scotland +56 41 £388 +21.09% 10
West Midlands +53 38 £375 +7.14% 8
Wales +25 37 £381 -4.69% 2
North East +73 33 £475 +35.71%
Northern Ireland - 23 £423 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 1010 (83.26%) HTML
2 981 (80.87%) CSS
3 952 (78.48%) JavaScript
4 631 (52.02%) jQuery
5 612 (50.45%) Agile Software Development
6 605 (49.88%) HTML5
7 508 (41.88%) CSS3
8 448 (36.93%) AngularJS
9 444 (36.60%) JSON
10 408 (33.64%) MVC
11 389 (32.07%) Java
12 380 (31.33%) XML
13 375 (30.92%) C#
14 363 (29.93%) Git (software)
15 343 (28.28%) .NET
16 320 (26.38%) REST
17 311 (25.64%) SQL
18 299 (24.65%) Front End Development
19 294 (24.24%) Web Development
20 286 (23.58%) Web Services
21 271 (22.34%) SQL Server
22 260 (21.43%) Spring
23 251 (20.69%) Scrum
24 239 (19.70%) TDD
25 235 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
26 223 (18.38%) Test Automation
27 222 (18.30%) ASP.NET
28 219 (18.05%) User Experience
29 216 (17.81%) Finance
30 206 (16.98%) RESTful

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
1 144 (11.87%) CMS
2 101 (8.33%) Confluence
3 95 (7.83%) Apache
4 77 (6.35%) WebSphere
5 54 (4.45%) IIS
6 47 (3.87%) JBoss
7 44 (3.63%) SharePoint
7 44 (3.63%) Tomcat
8 42 (3.46%) WebLogic
9 30 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
10 27 (2.23%) EPiServer
11 24 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
12 20 (1.65%) SAS
13 19 (1.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 19 (1.57%) Drupal
14 16 (1.32%) Apache Solr
15 15 (1.24%) WordPress
16 14 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
17 13 (1.07%) Umbraco
17 13 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 44 (3.63%) Photoshop
2 13 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.41%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.25%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.16%) GIMP
8 1 (0.082%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.82%) Magento
2 6 (0.49%) OpenText Process Suite
3 4 (0.33%) SDL Web 8
3 4 (0.33%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.16%) Endur
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.16%) RMDS
5 2 (0.16%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.082%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.082%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 64 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (3.71%) GitHub
4 22 (1.81%) SaaS
5 19 (1.57%) PaaS
6 17 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.32%) IaaS
8 10 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (0.82%) Force.com
8 10 (0.82%) Google Analytics
8 10 (0.82%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 10 (0.82%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 9 (0.74%) Office 365
9 9 (0.74%) Trello
10 7 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.41%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.41%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 152 (12.53%) HTTP
2 36 (2.97%) Internet
3 23 (1.90%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.48%) DNS
5 17 (1.40%) Firewall
5 17 (1.40%) Intranet
6 13 (1.07%) LDAP
6 13 (1.07%) SSL
7 9 (0.74%) SMS
7 9 (0.74%) SMTP
8 6 (0.49%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.41%) IMAP
9 5 (0.41%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.41%) VPN
10 4 (0.33%) BIG-IP
10 4 (0.33%) FTP
10 4 (0.33%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.33%) Network Security
10 4 (0.33%) SSH
10 4 (0.33%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (22.34%) SQL Server
2 168 (13.85%) Relational Database
3 101 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 97 (8.00%) MySQL
5 69 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 57 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 56 (4.62%) NoSQL
8 43 (3.54%) Oracle Database
9 39 (3.22%) RDBMS
9 39 (3.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 37 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
11 36 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
12 30 (2.47%) Big Data
13 25 (2.06%) DB2
14 22 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
16 19 (1.57%) Hadoop
17 16 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
18 14 (1.15%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 363 (29.93%) Git (software)
2 202 (16.65%) Jenkins
3 193 (15.91%) Subversion
4 171 (14.10%) JIRA
5 146 (12.04%) JUnit
6 88 (7.25%) Maven
7 82 (6.76%) Visual Studio
8 73 (6.02%) Grunt
9 65 (5.36%) gulp
9 65 (5.36%) Jasmine
10 64 (5.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 62 (5.11%) Eclipse
12 61 (5.03%) Ant
13 50 (4.12%) Gradle
14 48 (3.96%) NUnit
15 46 (3.79%) IntelliJ
16 43 (3.54%) Selenium
17 35 (2.89%) MSTest
18 33 (2.72%) Moq
19 30 (2.47%) Cucumber
General
1 216 (17.81%) Finance
2 111 (9.15%) Banking
3 38 (3.13%) Marketing
4 28 (2.31%) Retail
5 24 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.32%) Advertising
7 15 (1.24%) Automotive
8 10 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 10 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.74%) Legal
10 8 (0.66%) Electronics
10 8 (0.66%) Publishing
11 6 (0.49%) Games
12 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.41%) Front Office
13 4 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.33%) Law
14 3 (0.25%) Local Government
14 3 (0.25%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1040 (85.74%) Developer
2 260 (21.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 180 (14.84%) Java Developer
4 172 (14.18%) .NET Developer
5 147 (12.12%) JavaScript Developer
6 117 (9.65%) C# Developer
7 110 (9.07%) HTML Developer
8 104 (8.57%) Web Developer
9 103 (8.49%) Angular Developer
10 95 (7.83%) C# .NET Developer
11 94 (7.75%) HTML CSS Developer
12 86 (7.09%) Scala Developer
12 86 (7.09%) UI Developer
13 84 (6.92%) Full Stack Developer
14 82 (6.76%) Senior Developer
15 75 (6.18%) Architect
16 59 (4.86%) ASP.NET Developer
17 55 (4.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 54 (4.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
19 49 (4.04%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1010 (83.26%) HTML
2 981 (80.87%) CSS
3 631 (52.02%) jQuery
4 605 (49.88%) HTML5
5 508 (41.88%) CSS3
6 448 (36.93%) AngularJS
7 444 (36.60%) JSON
8 380 (31.33%) XML
9 343 (28.28%) .NET
10 320 (26.38%) REST
11 286 (23.58%) Web Services
12 260 (21.43%) Spring
13 222 (18.30%) ASP.NET
14 206 (16.98%) RESTful
15 199 (16.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 157 (12.94%) Sass
17 154 (12.70%) React
18 146 (12.04%) Django
19 145 (11.95%) SOAP
20 137 (11.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 219 (18.05%) User Experience
2 84 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (4.29%) W3C
4 34 (2.80%) Web 2.0
5 30 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 29 (2.39%) Computer Science
7 26 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.98%) Client/Server
10 21 (1.73%) CMDB
11 14 (1.15%) Virtual Team
12 12 (0.99%) Animation
12 12 (0.99%) Fintech
13 10 (0.82%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.82%) Online Banking
14 9 (0.74%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.58%) DataPower
15 7 (0.58%) iPad
15 7 (0.58%) Private Cloud
16 6 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 169 (13.93%) Linux
2 118 (9.73%) Windows
3 75 (6.18%) Unix
4 22 (1.81%) Apple iOS
5 19 (1.57%) Android
5 19 (1.57%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.41%) Solaris
8 3 (0.25%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.082%) webOS
10 1 (0.082%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.082%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.082%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.082%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (50.45%) Agile Software Development
2 408 (33.64%) MVC
3 299 (24.65%) Front End Development
4 294 (24.24%) Web Development
5 251 (20.69%) Scrum
6 239 (19.70%) TDD
7 235 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
8 223 (18.38%) Test Automation
9 157 (12.94%) Responsive Web Design
10 137 (11.29%) OO
11 132 (10.88%) Open Source
12 127 (10.47%) Web Design
13 100 (8.24%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 93 (7.67%) OWASP
14 93 (7.67%) Unit Testing
15 90 (7.42%) Configuration Management
16 88 (7.25%) OOP
17 86 (7.09%) SDLC
18 73 (6.02%) Wireframes
19 69 (5.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 952 (78.48%) JavaScript
2 389 (32.07%) Java
3 375 (30.92%) C#
4 311 (25.64%) SQL
5 163 (13.44%) Python
6 149 (12.28%) Ruby
7 145 (11.95%) Scala
8 92 (7.58%) T-SQL
9 80 (6.60%) PHP
10 54 (4.45%) VB.NET
11 47 (3.87%) TypeScript
12 37 (3.05%) Perl
13 20 (1.65%) ES6
14 19 (1.57%) PowerShell
15 17 (1.40%) PL/SQL
15 17 (1.40%) Shell Script
16 15 (1.24%) Prolog
17 14 (1.15%) VB
18 13 (1.07%) Groovy
19 12 (0.99%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 76 (6.27%) Degree
2 24 (1.98%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.40%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.58%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.41%) CISA
6 5 (0.41%) CISM
6 5 (0.41%) CISSP
6 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.25%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.082%) MCP
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.082%) PMP
10 1 (0.082%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.082%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.56%) QA
2 7 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.41%) COBIT
3 5 (0.41%) FedRAMP
3 5 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.33%) WAI
5 2 (0.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.082%) HL7
6 1 (0.082%) WCAG
System Software
1 56 (4.62%) Docker
2 10 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.49%) LXC
4 5 (0.41%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.41%) UAG
5 4 (0.33%) HDFS
6 1 (0.082%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.082%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.082%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (2.64%) Puppet
2 23 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (1.81%) Ansible
4 11 (0.91%) Graphite
4 11 (0.91%) Nagios
4 11 (0.91%) ZABBIX
5 9 (0.74%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.58%) Grafana
6 7 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
6 7 (0.58%) Kibana
7 6 (0.49%) Rancher
8 5 (0.41%) logstash
9 4 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.33%) Icinga
9 4 (0.33%) Mesos
9 4 (0.33%) Salt
10 3 (0.25%) TeamSite
11 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.16%) Thomson Reuters DACS
12 1 (0.082%) Piwik
Vendors
1 153 (12.61%) Oracle
2 124 (10.22%) Google
3 109 (8.99%) Microsoft
4 61 (5.03%) ServiceNow
5 48 (3.96%) Sitecore
6 25 (2.06%) IBM
7 23 (1.90%) Perforce
8 19 (1.57%) Red Hat
9 18 (1.48%) Adobe
9 18 (1.48%) CA Agile Central
10 16 (1.32%) ATG
11 12 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
11 12 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (0.91%) Dynatrace
12 11 (0.91%) Telerik
13 10 (0.82%) Apple
13 10 (0.82%) HP
13 10 (0.82%) Tableau
13 10 (0.82%) Zend
14 9 (0.74%) Demandware