The table below looks at the statistics for E-Commerce skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited E-Commerce over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Commerce (eCommerce)
Rank 44 75 54
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -21
Contract jobs citing E-Commerce 115 57 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.61% 2.06% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.94% 2.79% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 29 53
Average daily rate
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£350 £369 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £528 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £29.94 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-8.13% +66.30%
E-Commerce
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2327 2045 1990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.04% 74.04% 65.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 1004 997
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 119 84
Average hourly rate £28.00 £22.94 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.07% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.90 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £66.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

E-Commerce
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

E-Commerce Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

E-Commerce
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

E-Commerce Daily Rate Trend in the North West

E-Commerce
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing E-Commerce across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

E-Commerce Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

E-Commerce
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

E-Commerce Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

E-Commerce
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 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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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
Manchester +19 63 £338 -10.00% 61
Cheshire +26 27 £375 +3.44% 23
Lancashire -18 11 £325 +10.16% 13
Merseyside -3 5 £650 +108.00% 9
Cumbria - - - -
E-Commerce
England

E-Commerce
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 84 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (25.00%) HTML
3 51 (22.77%) Retail
4 47 (20.98%) JavaScript
5 46 (20.54%) CSS
6 43 (19.20%) PHP
7 33 (14.73%) SQL
8 32 (14.29%) jQuery
9 28 (12.50%) Java
9 28 (12.50%) MySQL
10 25 (11.16%) Web Services
10 25 (11.16%) Linux
11 24 (10.71%) OO
12 19 (8.48%) Oracle
12 19 (8.48%) Git (software)
13 18 (8.04%) Project Management
13 18 (8.04%) Subversion
14 17 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (7.59%) Scrum
14 17 (7.59%) Marketing
14 17 (7.59%) User Experience
15 16 (7.14%) Open Source
16 15 (6.70%) HTML5
16 15 (6.70%) CSS3
16 15 (6.70%) Magento
16 15 (6.70%) .NET
16 15 (6.70%) XML
17 14 (6.25%) CMS
17 14 (6.25%) TDD
18 13 (5.80%) T-SQL

E-Commerce
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.25%) CMS
2 8 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.57%) Adobe CQ
3 7 (3.13%) Drupal
4 5 (2.23%) Apache
5 4 (1.79%) JBoss
5 4 (1.79%) WordPress
6 3 (1.34%) nginx
7 2 (0.89%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.89%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.45%) IIS
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.45%) SAS
8 1 (0.45%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.45%) Node.js
8 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.68%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.23%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.45%) MS Project
5 1 (0.45%) MS Office
5 1 (0.45%) SPSS
5 1 (0.45%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.45%) Weka
Business Applications
1 15 (6.70%) Magento
2 4 (1.79%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.45%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.89%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.34%) SAN
1 3 (1.34%) Internet
1 3 (1.34%) Wireless
2 2 (0.89%) AMQP
2 2 (0.89%) MQTT
3 1 (0.45%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.45%) Firewall
3 1 (0.45%) LAN
3 1 (0.45%) WAN
3 1 (0.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.50%) MySQL
2 12 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.46%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.68%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.23%) QlikView
8 4 (1.79%) OLAP
8 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.79%) OLTP
8 4 (1.79%) Big Data
8 4 (1.79%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.34%) Redis
10 2 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.89%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (8.48%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.04%) Subversion
3 5 (2.23%) Selenium
3 5 (2.23%) Behat
4 4 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.34%) JIRA
6 2 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.89%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.45%) LLBLGen Pro
7 1 (0.45%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.45%) XMLUnit
7 1 (0.45%) HttpUnit
7 1 (0.45%) Ant
7 1 (0.45%) JUnit
7 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
General
1 51 (22.77%) Retail
2 17 (7.59%) Marketing
3 11 (4.91%) Finance
4 5 (2.23%) Multimedia
4 5 (2.23%) Banking
5 3 (1.34%) German Language
6 1 (0.45%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (43.75%) Developer
2 42 (18.75%) Analyst
3 32 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 24 (10.71%) PHP Developer
5 17 (7.59%) Architect
5 17 (7.59%) Project Manager
6 14 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 13 (5.80%) Magento Developer
8 12 (5.36%) Front-End Developer
9 10 (4.46%) DBA
10 9 (4.02%) SQL DBA
11 8 (3.57%) SQL Developer
11 8 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.57%) Senior Developer
12 7 (3.13%) .NET Developer
13 6 (2.68%) Web Developer
13 6 (2.68%) Consultant
13 6 (2.68%) Agile Business Analyst
13 6 (2.68%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 5 (2.23%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (25.00%) HTML
2 46 (20.54%) CSS
3 32 (14.29%) jQuery
4 25 (11.16%) Web Services
5 15 (6.70%) XML
5 15 (6.70%) .NET
5 15 (6.70%) HTML5
5 15 (6.70%) CSS3
6 11 (4.91%) XSLT
6 11 (4.91%) LAMP
7 10 (4.46%) Hibernate
7 10 (4.46%) Spring
8 9 (4.02%) J2EE
9 8 (3.57%) EJB
9 8 (3.57%) XHTML
10 7 (3.13%) XSD
11 6 (2.68%) Ajax
12 5 (2.23%) JSF
12 5 (2.23%) Swing
12 5 (2.23%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.59%) User Experience
2 16 (7.14%) Open Source
3 9 (4.02%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.13%) Copywriting
5 6 (2.68%) Derivative
6 5 (2.23%) Replication
6 5 (2.23%) W3C
6 5 (2.23%) Social Media
7 4 (1.79%) Blog
8 3 (1.34%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.89%) Economics
10 1 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.45%) EPoS
10 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.45%) Clustering
10 1 (0.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.16%) Linux
2 9 (4.02%) Windows
3 6 (2.68%) UNIX
4 5 (2.23%) Android
4 5 (2.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (10.71%) OO
3 18 (8.04%) Project Management
4 17 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (7.59%) Scrum
5 14 (6.25%) TDD
6 12 (5.36%) Web Development
6 12 (5.36%) Analytics
7 11 (4.91%) SEO
8 10 (4.46%) Business Analysis
8 10 (4.46%) OOP
9 9 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (4.02%) MVC
10 8 (3.57%) Test Scripting
10 8 (3.57%) User Stories
11 7 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (3.13%) B2C
11 7 (3.13%) Data Modelling
11 7 (3.13%) ETL
11 7 (3.13%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 47 (20.98%) JavaScript
2 43 (19.20%) PHP
3 33 (14.73%) SQL
4 28 (12.50%) Java
5 13 (5.80%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.57%) C#
7 4 (1.79%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.79%) PHP5
8 3 (1.34%) C
8 3 (1.34%) VB
8 3 (1.34%) Python
9 2 (0.89%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.89%) Scala
10 1 (0.45%) R
10 1 (0.45%) Erlang
10 1 (0.45%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (3.13%) Degree
2 3 (1.34%) ISEB
3 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.89%) MCSE
4 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.45%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.45%) PMP
4 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.34%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) Nagios
1 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (8.48%) Oracle
2 11 (4.91%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.57%) Adobe
3 8 (3.57%) Facebook
3 8 (3.57%) Twitter
4 7 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.13%) VMware
5 5 (2.23%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.79%) ATG
6 4 (1.79%) IBM
6 4 (1.79%) Sencha
6 4 (1.79%) Google
6 4 (1.79%) Coremetrics
7 3 (1.34%) Zend
7 3 (1.34%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.34%) Cisco
8 2 (0.89%) Citrix
9 1 (0.45%) NetApp
9 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.45%) Endeca
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