The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 128 93
Rank change year-on-year +33 -35  
Contract jobs citing Ajax 21 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.05% 0.46% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.29% 1.83% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 20
Median daily rate £325 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.16% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £318 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £460 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year - +14.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £34.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +9.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.55 £36.70 £29.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.35 £37.50 £38.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £39.78
% change year-on-year +16.92% -18.29%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 490 766 549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.41% 25.37% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 490 353
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Ajax
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Ajax
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ajax in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ajax in the West Midlands

Ajax
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ajax in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ajax in the West Midlands

Ajax
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ajax in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ajax in the West Midlands

Ajax
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ajax within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Warwickshire +13 5 £325 - 2
Shropshire +20 4 - -
Birmingham +9 2 £275 -38.88% 2
Coventry +14 1 - -
Ajax
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Ajax.

1 40 (100.00%) HTML
2 38 (95.00%) CSS
3 30 (75.00%) HTML5
4 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (62.50%) CSS3
6 24 (60.00%) JSON
7 23 (57.50%) REST
8 22 (55.00%) C#
9 19 (47.50%) MVC
9 19 (47.50%) Scala
9 19 (47.50%) Ruby
10 18 (45.00%) JavaScript
11 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
11 17 (42.50%) Ruby on Rails
11 17 (42.50%) Django
11 17 (42.50%) Play Framework
12 16 (40.00%) Web Services
13 15 (37.50%) jQuery
14 14 (35.00%) MySQL
15 12 (30.00%) .NET
16 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET
16 11 (27.50%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (27.50%) MongoDB
16 11 (27.50%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (27.50%) NoSQL
17 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
17 10 (25.00%) Scrum
17 10 (25.00%) Java
18 9 (22.50%) Web Design
18 9 (22.50%) Git (software)

Ajax
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (15.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.50%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) HTTP
2 6 (15.00%) Internet
3 5 (12.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) MySQL
2 11 (27.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (27.50%) MongoDB
2 11 (27.50%) NoSQL
2 11 (27.50%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Git (software)
2 7 (17.50%) Subversion
3 6 (15.00%) JIRA
4 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 5 (12.50%) JUnit
5 2 (5.00%) PHPUnit
5 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.50%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (10.00%) Automotive
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (72.50%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Architect
2 10 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 6 (15.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Scala Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Digital Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Digital Technical Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (7.50%) Java Scala Developer
6 3 (7.50%) PHP Developer
7 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.00%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 2 (5.00%) VB.NET Developer
8 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (100.00%) HTML
2 38 (95.00%) CSS
3 30 (75.00%) HTML5
4 25 (62.50%) CSS3
5 24 (60.00%) JSON
6 23 (57.50%) REST
7 17 (42.50%) Django
7 17 (42.50%) Play Framework
7 17 (42.50%) Ruby on Rails
8 16 (40.00%) Web Services
9 15 (37.50%) jQuery
10 12 (30.00%) .NET
11 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET
12 9 (22.50%) RESTful
13 8 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
14 7 (17.50%) Classic ASP
14 7 (17.50%) Guice
14 7 (17.50%) Spring
14 7 (17.50%) Spring MVC
15 6 (15.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) MVC
3 10 (25.00%) Scrum
3 10 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (22.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 9 (22.50%) Web Design
5 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (20.00%) Open Source
6 7 (17.50%) Web Development
7 6 (15.00%) OWASP
8 5 (12.50%) TDD
8 5 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (10.00%) Kanban
10 3 (7.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 3 (7.50%) Front End Development
10 3 (7.50%) OO
10 3 (7.50%) OOP
10 3 (7.50%) User Stories
11 2 (5.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) C#
2 19 (47.50%) Ruby
2 19 (47.50%) Scala
3 18 (45.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (25.00%) Java
5 6 (15.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (12.50%) Python
7 4 (10.00%) PHP
7 4 (10.00%) SQL
8 2 (5.00%) PHP 4
8 2 (5.00%) PHP 5
8 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Google
3 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow