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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 105 99
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6  
Contract jobs citing Ajax 19 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.85% 0.87% 1.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.44% 3.47% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 24
Median daily rate £445 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £373 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £359 £350
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £41.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +22.85% -6.66%  

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 552 691 616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.66% 25.15% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 421 392
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -41.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Coventry +2 6 £525 +44.82% 1
Shropshire - 4 £440 - 2
Staffordshire +4 2 £263 -
Warwickshire +1 2 £325 - 1
Birmingham -10 1 £450 +56.52% 1
Ajax
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 36 (92.31%) HTML
2 34 (87.18%) CSS
3 25 (64.10%) HTML5
4 24 (61.54%) JSON
5 22 (56.41%) C#
6 21 (53.85%) CSS3
7 20 (51.28%) REST
7 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
8 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (43.59%) Web Services
9 17 (43.59%) Scala
10 16 (41.03%) jQuery
10 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
10 16 (41.03%) Ruby
11 15 (38.46%) MySQL
11 15 (38.46%) Play Framework
12 14 (35.90%) Ruby on Rails
12 14 (35.90%) Django
13 13 (33.33%) .NET
14 11 (28.21%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (28.21%) Amazon AWS
14 11 (28.21%) User Experience
14 11 (28.21%) MongoDB
14 11 (28.21%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (28.21%) NoSQL
15 9 (23.08%) MVC
15 9 (23.08%) Java
16 8 (20.51%) XML
17 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management

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 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.69%) Confluence
2 3 (7.69%) Umbraco
3 2 (5.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.56%) CMS
4 1 (2.56%) ColdFusion
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (38.46%) MySQL
2 11 (28.21%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (28.21%) MongoDB
2 11 (28.21%) NoSQL
2 11 (28.21%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.69%) JIRA
2 3 (7.69%) JUnit
2 3 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.13%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (71.79%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Architect
2 10 (25.64%) Technical Architect
3 7 (17.95%) Digital Architect
3 7 (17.95%) Digital Technical Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.26%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (10.26%) PHP Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Architect
6 3 (7.69%) ServiceNow Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Umbraco Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Angular Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.13%) UI Developer
8 1 (2.56%) HTML Developer
8 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (92.31%) HTML
2 34 (87.18%) CSS
3 25 (64.10%) HTML5
4 24 (61.54%) JSON
5 21 (53.85%) CSS3
6 20 (51.28%) REST
7 17 (43.59%) Web Services
8 16 (41.03%) jQuery
9 15 (38.46%) Play Framework
10 14 (35.90%) Django
10 14 (35.90%) Ruby on Rails
11 13 (33.33%) .NET
12 8 (20.51%) XML
13 6 (15.38%) AngularJS
13 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
14 5 (12.82%) RESTful
15 4 (10.26%) Razor View Engine
15 4 (10.26%) Spring
16 3 (7.69%) Guice
16 3 (7.69%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) User Experience
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.08%) MVC
3 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
3 7 (17.95%) Open Source
4 6 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Scrum
5 5 (12.82%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (12.82%) Web Design
5 5 (12.82%) Web Development
6 4 (10.26%) Front End Development
7 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.69%) OWASP
8 2 (5.13%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.13%) OO
8 2 (5.13%) OO PHP
8 2 (5.13%) Progressive Enhancement
9 1 (2.56%) Line Management
9 1 (2.56%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) C#
2 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
3 17 (43.59%) Scala
4 16 (41.03%) Ruby
5 9 (23.08%) Java
6 5 (12.82%) PHP
6 5 (12.82%) Python
7 3 (7.69%) SQL
8 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Google
2 3 (7.69%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.13%) Adobe
3 2 (5.13%) Ensighten