Period
to 18 August 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 441 309 213
Rank change year-on-year -132 -96 +34
Contract jobs citing Ajax 458 878 1,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.85% 1.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.60% 2.47% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 596 798
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £310 £294 £300
90th Percentile £575 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £375
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 15
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £39.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.03% +1.30% +14.07%
10th Percentile £30.03 £32.63 £27.95
90th Percentile £60.00 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £39.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +41.03% +1.30% +14.07%

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 28,543 35,488 31,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.60% 34.44% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,889 25,056 21,581
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £335 £320 £306
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 346 386
UK median hourly rate £43.96 £41.52 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.79% +11.11%
10th Percentile £19.56 £15.24 £16.00
90th Percentile £60.23 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +11.11%

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 2019.

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 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ajax in the UK

Ajax
Top 15 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 2019. 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 -122 433 £463 +2.78% 199
London -32 243 £475 -3.80% 31
UK excluding London -161 200 £413 - 180
South East -94 69 £400 - 57
North of England -49 43 £425 - 44
Midlands -53 32 £300 -26.15% 18
Yorkshire +30 26 £400 -20.00% 13
South West -14 26 £485 +33.79% 30
West Midlands -25 22 £331 -26.39% 5
East of England +24 21 £388 -8.82% 19
North West -62 15 £425 - 27
East Midlands -19 10 £288 -28.13% 12
Scotland +10 8 £588 +30.56% 5
Wales +7 4 £500 +21.95% 3
North East +14 2 £513 +58.18% 4

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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.

1 361 (78.82%) JavaScript
2 359 (78.38%) HTML
3 331 (72.27%) CSS
4 203 (44.32%) jQuery
5 202 (44.10%) Agile Software Development
6 174 (37.99%) AngularJS
7 151 (32.97%) HTML5
8 150 (32.75%) .NET
9 149 (32.53%) XML
10 145 (31.66%) MVC
11 135 (29.48%) C#
12 134 (29.26%) JSON
13 119 (25.98%) Java
14 114 (24.89%) SQL Server
15 113 (24.67%) CSS3
16 107 (23.36%) ASP.NET
17 104 (22.71%) Git (software)
18 98 (21.40%) REST
19 97 (21.18%) TDD
20 95 (20.74%) SQL
21 93 (20.31%) Web Services
22 84 (18.34%) Web Development
23 81 (17.69%) RESTful
24 76 (16.59%) Microsoft
25 74 (16.16%) Finance
26 73 (15.94%) SOAP
26 73 (15.94%) Front End Development
27 67 (14.63%) React
28 63 (13.76%) .NET Framework
29 59 (12.88%) MySQL

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 49 (10.70%) CMS
2 30 (6.55%) SharePoint
3 20 (4.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 15 (3.28%) Apache
4 15 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (3.06%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (2.84%) Drupal
6 13 (2.84%) IIS
6 13 (2.84%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.62%) JBoss
8 11 (2.40%) Confluence
9 7 (1.53%) WordPress
10 6 (1.31%) Apache Solr
10 6 (1.31%) Appian
11 4 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.87%) ColdFusion
11 4 (0.87%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.87%) GeoServer
11 4 (0.87%) Kentico
12 3 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 32 (6.99%) Photoshop
2 14 (3.06%) GIMP
3 10 (2.18%) Sketch
4 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (1.31%) Zeplin
6 3 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.66%) FreeHand
6 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.22%) InVision
Business Applications
1 12 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.53%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.66%) Revive Adserver
4 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.44%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.80%) SaaS
4 20 (4.37%) Office 365
5 15 (3.28%) GitHub
6 13 (2.84%) npm
6 13 (2.84%) PaaS
7 9 (1.97%) IaaS
8 8 (1.75%) Adobe Analytics
8 8 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 7 (1.53%) Force.com
9 7 (1.53%) Serverless
10 6 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.09%) Akamai
11 5 (1.09%) Yammer
12 4 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.87%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.62%) HTTP
2 8 (1.75%) Internet
3 5 (1.09%) DSL
4 3 (0.66%) Intranet
4 3 (0.66%) SSH
5 2 (0.44%) MPLS
6 1 (0.22%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.22%) Firewall
6 1 (0.22%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.22%) POP3
6 1 (0.22%) Skype
6 1 (0.22%) SMTP
6 1 (0.22%) SNMP
6 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (24.89%) SQL Server
2 59 (12.88%) MySQL
3 38 (8.30%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (2.84%) MongoDB
7 12 (2.62%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.62%) RDBMS
8 10 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.75%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (1.31%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.09%) Big Data
13 4 (0.87%) GIS
13 4 (0.87%) Infinispan
14 3 (0.66%) Couchbase
14 3 (0.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 3 (0.66%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 104 (22.71%) Git (software)
2 49 (10.70%) Jenkins
3 42 (9.17%) Visual Studio
4 37 (8.08%) JIRA
5 32 (6.99%) JUnit
5 32 (6.99%) Subversion
6 30 (6.55%) Maven
7 28 (6.11%) Grunt
8 26 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (5.24%) gulp
10 23 (5.02%) Jasmine
11 21 (4.59%) Selenium
12 19 (4.15%) Bitbucket
13 18 (3.93%) jMock
14 17 (3.71%) Karma Test Runner
15 15 (3.28%) Cucumber
16 14 (3.06%) IntelliJ
17 13 (2.84%) SonarQube
18 12 (2.62%) Eclipse
18 12 (2.62%) webpack
General
1 74 (16.16%) Finance
2 25 (5.46%) Marketing
3 21 (4.59%) Banking
3 21 (4.59%) Retail
4 12 (2.62%) Public Sector
5 8 (1.75%) Games
5 8 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.53%) Law
7 6 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.87%) Automotive
9 4 (0.87%) Electronics
10 3 (0.66%) Advertising
11 2 (0.44%) Back Office
11 2 (0.44%) French Language
12 1 (0.22%) Avionics
12 1 (0.22%) Front Office
12 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 386 (84.28%) Developer
2 70 (15.28%) .NET Developer
3 65 (14.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 45 (9.83%) C# Developer
4 45 (9.83%) Java Developer
5 44 (9.61%) ServiceNow Developer
6 37 (8.08%) Full Stack Developer
7 29 (6.33%) Angular Developer
8 25 (5.46%) C# .NET Developer
9 22 (4.80%) JavaScript Developer
10 20 (4.37%) Architect
10 20 (4.37%) PHP Developer
11 19 (4.15%) React Developer
11 19 (4.15%) Senior Developer
12 17 (3.71%) UI Developer
13 15 (3.28%) SharePoint Developer
14 14 (3.06%) CRM Developer
14 14 (3.06%) Designer
14 14 (3.06%) Technical Architect
15 12 (2.62%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (78.38%) HTML
2 331 (72.27%) CSS
3 203 (44.32%) jQuery
4 174 (37.99%) AngularJS
5 151 (32.97%) HTML5
6 150 (32.75%) .NET
7 149 (32.53%) XML
8 134 (29.26%) JSON
9 113 (24.67%) CSS3
10 107 (23.36%) ASP.NET
11 98 (21.40%) REST
12 93 (20.31%) Web Services
13 81 (17.69%) RESTful
14 73 (15.94%) SOAP
15 67 (14.63%) React
16 63 (13.76%) .NET Framework
17 59 (12.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 57 (12.45%) Node.js
19 55 (12.01%) Spring
20 49 (10.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.73%) User Experience
2 22 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.15%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (2.84%) W3C
7 9 (1.97%) CMDB
8 8 (1.75%) Digital Media
8 8 (1.75%) Social Media
8 8 (1.75%) Video\Live Streaming
9 6 (1.31%) Animation
10 5 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.87%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.87%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.87%) Web 2.0
12 3 (0.66%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.66%) Blog
12 3 (0.66%) Graphic Design
12 3 (0.66%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.73%) Windows
2 27 (5.90%) Linux
3 14 (3.06%) Android
3 14 (3.06%) Apple iOS
3 14 (3.06%) Unix
4 9 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.75%) VMS
5 8 (1.75%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.09%) Solaris
7 1 (0.22%) Debian
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (44.10%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (31.66%) MVC
3 97 (21.18%) TDD
4 84 (18.34%) Web Development
5 73 (15.94%) Front End Development
6 56 (12.23%) Scrum
6 56 (12.23%) Test Automation
7 46 (10.04%) ITSM
7 46 (10.04%) OO
8 42 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (8.73%) Unit Testing
10 39 (8.52%) Service Management
11 37 (8.08%) SDLC
12 36 (7.86%) Analytics
13 34 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (7.42%) Microservices
14 30 (6.55%) Open Source
15 29 (6.33%) CRM
15 29 (6.33%) Responsive Web Design
16 28 (6.11%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 361 (78.82%) JavaScript
2 135 (29.48%) C#
3 119 (25.98%) Java
4 95 (20.74%) SQL
5 46 (10.04%) PHP
6 31 (6.77%) TypeScript
7 24 (5.24%) Python
7 24 (5.24%) T-SQL
8 18 (3.93%) Ruby
9 13 (2.84%) Scala
10 10 (2.18%) Perl
11 9 (1.97%) Apex Code
12 8 (1.75%) C
13 7 (1.53%) Java 8
13 7 (1.53%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.31%) C++
15 5 (1.09%) Groovy
15 5 (1.09%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.09%) SOQL
16 4 (0.87%) ES6
Qualifications
1 31 (6.77%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.80%) Degree
3 20 (4.37%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.66%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.66%) SANS
8 2 (0.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.02%) QA
2 7 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.44%) WCAG
4 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 43 (9.39%) Docker
2 8 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) KVM
3 1 (0.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (2.62%) Ansible
2 8 (1.75%) Kibana
3 7 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.31%) Puppet
5 5 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.87%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.66%) Rancher
7 3 (0.66%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.44%) logstash
8 2 (0.44%) MIIS
8 2 (0.44%) Terraform
9 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 76 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 49 (10.70%) ServiceNow
3 47 (10.26%) Oracle
4 41 (8.95%) Adobe
5 17 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (3.06%) Google
6 14 (3.06%) MuleSoft
7 9 (1.97%) Telerik
8 7 (1.53%) Micro Focus
8 7 (1.53%) Perforce
9 5 (1.09%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.09%) DevExpress
9 5 (1.09%) SAP
9 5 (1.09%) Sony
9 5 (1.09%) Splunk
10 4 (0.87%) Apttus
10 4 (0.87%) Citrix
10 4 (0.87%) Zend
11 3 (0.66%) IBM
11 3 (0.66%) Snow