Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 159 123
Rank change year-on-year +21 -36 -19
Contract jobs citing Ajax 46 47 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.95% 0.76% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.94% 2.99% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 41
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £300
90th Percentile £541 £507 £515
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.33% +0.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.25 £37.50 £33.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +11.77% +0.07%
10th Percentile £22.12 £36.25 £29.84
90th Percentile £37.28 £39.99 £39.85
England median hourly rate £39.13 £37.50 £35.84
% change year-on-year +4.33% +4.65% -13.13%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1168 1572 1119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.13% 25.50% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 965 684
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £268 £213
90th Percentile £571 £519 £498
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.96% -19.83% +4.33%
10th Percentile £18.38 £10.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.15 £39.82 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

Ajax
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Ajax as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ajax in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 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
Warwickshire +11 12 £306 +22.50% 1
Coventry +20 11 £250 -28.57%
Shropshire +22 9 £400 -3.03% 1
Birmingham -3 2 £300 -33.33% 2
Staffordshire +7 1 - - 1
Worcestershire +4 1 £250 +11.11%
Walsall - 1 - -
Ajax
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 44 (95.65%) HTML
2 40 (86.96%) CSS
3 30 (65.22%) HTML5
4 29 (63.04%) JavaScript
5 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (50.00%) REST
5 23 (50.00%) CSS3
6 20 (43.48%) JSON
6 20 (43.48%) jQuery
7 17 (36.96%) Web Development
7 17 (36.96%) MVC
8 15 (32.61%) C#
8 15 (32.61%) User Experience
9 14 (30.43%) Test Automation
9 14 (30.43%) .NET
10 13 (28.26%) Scrum
10 13 (28.26%) Scala
11 12 (26.09%) Play Framework
11 12 (26.09%) Ruby
11 12 (26.09%) Ruby on Rails
11 12 (26.09%) Django
12 11 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (23.91%) Java
12 11 (23.91%) Web Services
12 11 (23.91%) Open Source
12 11 (23.91%) Front End Development
13 10 (21.74%) SQL
13 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET
13 10 (21.74%) Degree
14 9 (19.57%) Google

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 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.70%) Confluence
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (4.35%) WordPress
4 1 (2.17%) CMS
4 1 (2.17%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.17%) Chatbot
2 1 (2.17%) GIMP
2 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) SaaS
2 2 (4.35%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) HTTP
2 5 (10.87%) Internet
2 5 (10.87%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) MongoDB
2 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
3 7 (15.22%) MySQL
3 7 (15.22%) NoSQL
4 6 (13.04%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Git (software)
1 8 (17.39%) Subversion
2 7 (15.22%) JUnit
3 5 (10.87%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.87%) JIRA
4 4 (8.70%) Selenium
5 2 (4.35%) Jasmine
5 2 (4.35%) JProfiler
5 2 (4.35%) Protractor
5 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.17%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (17.39%) Automotive
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Publishing
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (78.26%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 7 (15.22%) Software Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Scala Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Angular Developer
5 4 (8.70%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (6.52%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.52%) HTML Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Java Scala Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (6.52%) UI Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Cordova Developer
7 2 (4.35%) UI/UX Developer
7 2 (4.35%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (95.65%) HTML
2 40 (86.96%) CSS
3 30 (65.22%) HTML5
4 23 (50.00%) CSS3
4 23 (50.00%) REST
5 20 (43.48%) jQuery
5 20 (43.48%) JSON
6 14 (30.43%) .NET
7 12 (26.09%) Django
7 12 (26.09%) Play Framework
7 12 (26.09%) Ruby on Rails
8 11 (23.91%) Web Services
9 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET
10 9 (19.57%) RESTful
10 9 (19.57%) Spring
11 8 (17.39%) AngularJS
11 8 (17.39%) XML
12 7 (15.22%) Guice
13 6 (13.04%) Classic ASP
13 6 (13.04%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) User Experience
2 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.52%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.52%) Web 2.0
4 2 (4.35%) Animation
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Android
3 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.96%) MVC
2 17 (36.96%) Web Development
3 14 (30.43%) Test Automation
4 13 (28.26%) Scrum
5 11 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (23.91%) Front End Development
5 11 (23.91%) Open Source
6 9 (19.57%) Web Design
7 8 (17.39%) Configuration Management
7 8 (17.39%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (13.04%) OOP
8 6 (13.04%) TDD
9 5 (10.87%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 5 (10.87%) Kanban
9 5 (10.87%) User Stories
10 4 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
10 4 (8.70%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 4 (8.70%) Prototyping
10 4 (8.70%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (63.04%) JavaScript
2 15 (32.61%) C#
3 13 (28.26%) Scala
4 12 (26.09%) Ruby
5 11 (23.91%) Java
6 10 (21.74%) SQL
7 7 (15.22%) T-SQL
8 5 (10.87%) Python
9 4 (8.70%) PHP
10 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
11 2 (4.35%) Apple Swift
11 2 (4.35%) ES6
11 2 (4.35%) Objective-C
11 2 (4.35%) Perl
11 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
11 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
11 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
12 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Google
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Apple
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.17%) Telerik
3 1 (2.17%) Xamarin