The table below looks at the statistics for E-Commerce skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited E-Commerce over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Commerce (eCommerce)
Rank 31 27 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing E-Commerce 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.42% 1.87% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 2.94% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£650 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.87 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+10.57% +38.16%
E-Commerce
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
203 136 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 70.24% 63.55% 68.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 88 80
Average daily rate £305 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.62% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

E-Commerce
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing E-Commerce across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

E-Commerce Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

E-Commerce
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

E-Commerce Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

E-Commerce
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing E-Commerce across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

E-Commerce Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

E-Commerce
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing E-Commerce across the Merseyside region.

E-Commerce Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

E-Commerce
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing E-Commerce within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Liverpool +1 7 £650 +79.31% 9
Southport - - - -
Wirral - - - -
E-Commerce
North West

E-Commerce
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing E-Commerce 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 E-Commerce.

1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) Retail
3 7 (41.18%) jQuery
4 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
4 6 (35.29%) Web Services
5 5 (29.41%) Swing
5 5 (29.41%) RDBMS
5 5 (29.41%) Oracle
5 5 (29.41%) EJB
5 5 (29.41%) ATG
5 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
5 5 (29.41%) TIBCO
5 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
5 5 (29.41%) EJB 3.0
5 5 (29.41%) Spring
5 5 (29.41%) JSF
5 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 5 (29.41%) Multimedia
5 5 (29.41%) Degree
6 3 (17.65%) Java EE
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) CSS
7 2 (11.76%) MySQL
7 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 2 (11.76%) PHP
7 2 (11.76%) JIRA
7 2 (11.76%) Magento

E-Commerce
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing E-Commerce 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 E-Commerce. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
2 5 (29.41%) RDBMS
3 2 (11.76%) MySQL
4 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 7 (41.18%) Retail
2 5 (29.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Java Developer
1 5 (29.41%) Software Developer
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
1 5 (29.41%) Java Software Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Java Software Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) HTML
1 7 (41.18%) jQuery
2 6 (35.29%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) Swing
3 5 (29.41%) EJB
3 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
3 5 (29.41%) EJB 3.0
3 5 (29.41%) Spring
3 5 (29.41%) JSF
4 3 (17.65%) Java EE
5 2 (11.76%) CSS
6 1 (5.88%) CSS3
6 1 (5.88%) HTML5
6 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
2 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) ERP
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
1 5 (29.41%) ATG
1 5 (29.41%) TIBCO
2 2 (11.76%) hybris