The first table below looks at the demand for Magento skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Magento over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Magento
Rank 59 57 62
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Magento 4 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.50% 1.30% 0.72%
As % of the Business Applications category 5.80% 17.24% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Average daily rate
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£288 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £500 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.00
Business Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
69 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.66% 7.56% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 19
Average daily rate £420 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £305 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £666
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £43.70 £45.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.90% -3.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -30.76%
Magento
North West

Magento
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Magento across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Magento Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Magento
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Magento across the Cheshire region.

Magento Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Magento
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Magento across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Magento Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Magento
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Magento within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +8 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - - 2
Crewe - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
Magento
North West

Magento
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Magento also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Magento.

1 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Zend
3 1 (25.00%) WordPress
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) SEO
3 1 (25.00%) EPoS
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) XHTML

Magento
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Magento also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Magento. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) WordPress
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Magento Developer
2 3 (75.00%) PHP Developer
2 3 (75.00%) PHP Magento Developer
3 1 (25.00%) WordPress Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL Certification
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Zend