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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Commerce (eCommerce)
Rank 58 53 42
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing E-Commerce 84 83 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.62% 2.93% 3.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 4.01% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 46 76
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £458 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.20% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £29.50 £25.39
% change year-on-year
-19.06% +16.17%
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
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
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 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 24 December 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 24 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
Manchester -4 43 £325 -13.33% 40
Cheshire +4 22 £400 +14.28% 18
Merseyside -4 6 £650 +79.31% 9
Lancashire -20 5 £236 -19.91% 14
Cumbria - - - -
E-Commerce
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 79 (36.24%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (26.15%) HTML
3 52 (23.85%) Retail
4 47 (21.56%) CSS
5 46 (21.10%) JavaScript
6 41 (18.81%) PHP
7 35 (16.06%) Java
7 35 (16.06%) jQuery
8 32 (14.68%) SQL
9 29 (13.30%) MySQL
10 27 (12.39%) Web Services
11 24 (11.01%) Project Management
11 24 (11.01%) Linux
12 23 (10.55%) Scrum
13 22 (10.09%) OO
14 21 (9.63%) .NET
14 21 (9.63%) Subversion
15 20 (9.17%) Oracle
16 19 (8.72%) XML
16 19 (8.72%) TDD
17 18 (8.26%) Git (software)
18 17 (7.80%) Open Source
18 17 (7.80%) MVC
19 15 (6.88%) CMS
19 15 (6.88%) Spring
19 15 (6.88%) Marketing
19 15 (6.88%) Magento
19 15 (6.88%) User Experience
20 14 (6.42%) HTML5
20 14 (6.42%) SEO

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (6.88%) CMS
2 9 (4.13%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.21%) Drupal
4 4 (1.83%) JBoss
4 4 (1.83%) Apache
4 4 (1.83%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (1.38%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.38%) WordPress
5 3 (1.38%) nginx
5 3 (1.38%) Confluence
6 2 (0.92%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.92%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.46%) IIS
7 1 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.46%) Node.js
7 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.46%) Joomla!
Applications
1 7 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.29%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.46%) MS Project
5 1 (0.46%) MS Office
5 1 (0.46%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 15 (6.88%) Magento
2 4 (1.83%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.46%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.92%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.46%) PaaS
3 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.83%) Internet
2 3 (1.38%) Wireless
2 3 (1.38%) SAN
3 2 (0.92%) AMQP
3 2 (0.92%) MQTT
4 1 (0.46%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.46%) Firewall
4 1 (0.46%) LAN
4 1 (0.46%) WAN
4 1 (0.46%) FTP
4 1 (0.46%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.30%) MySQL
2 13 (5.96%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.50%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.13%) RDBMS
4 9 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.75%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.29%) QlikView
7 5 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.83%) OLTP
8 4 (1.83%) OLAP
9 3 (1.38%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.38%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.38%) Redis
9 3 (1.38%) Big Data
10 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.46%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (9.63%) Subversion
2 18 (8.26%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.67%) JIRA
4 7 (3.21%) Selenium
5 5 (2.29%) Behat
5 5 (2.29%) JUnit
6 4 (1.83%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.92%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.92%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.92%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.46%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.46%) Ant
8 1 (0.46%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.46%) XMLUnit
8 1 (0.46%) Mockito
8 1 (0.46%) Introscope
General
1 52 (23.85%) Retail
2 15 (6.88%) Marketing
3 10 (4.59%) Finance
4 6 (2.75%) Banking
5 5 (2.29%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.38%) German Language
7 1 (0.46%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 102 (46.79%) Developer
2 36 (16.51%) Analyst
3 26 (11.93%) Business Analyst
4 21 (9.63%) PHP Developer
5 20 (9.17%) Project Manager
6 15 (6.88%) Architect
6 15 (6.88%) Java Developer
7 13 (5.96%) Magento Developer
8 12 (5.50%) Front-End Developer
9 11 (5.05%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.67%) DBA
10 8 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.67%) Senior Developer
10 8 (3.67%) Web Developer
10 8 (3.67%) SQL Developer
11 7 (3.21%) SQL DBA
11 7 (3.21%) Agile Business Analyst
12 6 (2.75%) Consultant
12 6 (2.75%) Tester
13 5 (2.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (26.15%) HTML
2 47 (21.56%) CSS
3 35 (16.06%) jQuery
4 27 (12.39%) Web Services
5 21 (9.63%) .NET
6 19 (8.72%) XML
7 15 (6.88%) Spring
8 14 (6.42%) HTML5
9 13 (5.96%) CSS3
10 12 (5.50%) Ajax
11 11 (5.05%) LAMP
11 11 (5.05%) Hibernate
11 11 (5.05%) XSD
11 11 (5.05%) J2EE
12 10 (4.59%) XSLT
13 8 (3.67%) ASP.NET
13 8 (3.67%) EJB
14 7 (3.21%) JSP
14 7 (3.21%) XHTML
15 6 (2.75%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.80%) Open Source
2 15 (6.88%) User Experience
3 9 (4.13%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.21%) Copywriting
5 6 (2.75%) Derivative
5 6 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.29%) Replication
6 5 (2.29%) W3C
6 5 (2.29%) Social Media
7 4 (1.83%) iPad
7 4 (1.83%) Blog
8 3 (1.38%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.92%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.92%) Economics
10 1 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.46%) Clustering
10 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.46%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.01%) Linux
2 9 (4.13%) UNIX
2 9 (4.13%) Windows
3 6 (2.75%) Android
3 6 (2.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (36.24%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (11.01%) Project Management
3 23 (10.55%) Scrum
4 22 (10.09%) OO
5 19 (8.72%) TDD
6 17 (7.80%) MVC
7 14 (6.42%) SEO
8 13 (5.96%) Analytics
9 12 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (4.59%) Business Analysis
11 9 (4.13%) OOP
11 9 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.13%) B2C
12 8 (3.67%) SOA
12 8 (3.67%) Integration Testing
12 8 (3.67%) Test Scripting
13 7 (3.21%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (3.21%) ETL
13 7 (3.21%) Data Modelling
13 7 (3.21%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.10%) JavaScript
2 41 (18.81%) PHP
3 35 (16.06%) Java
4 32 (14.68%) SQL
5 13 (5.96%) C#
6 11 (5.05%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.83%) Python
7 4 (1.83%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.38%) C
8 3 (1.38%) VB
8 3 (1.38%) PHP5
9 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.92%) Scala
9 2 (0.92%) Ruby
10 1 (0.46%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 8 (3.67%) Degree
2 3 (1.38%) ISEB
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.92%) MCSE
4 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.46%) PMP
4 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.46%) Nagios
1 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (9.17%) Oracle
2 11 (5.05%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.67%) Facebook
3 8 (3.67%) Twitter
4 7 (3.21%) VMware
4 7 (3.21%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.75%) ATG
5 6 (2.75%) hybris
6 5 (2.29%) TIBCO
6 5 (2.29%) IBM
6 5 (2.29%) Adobe
7 4 (1.83%) Google
7 4 (1.83%) Coremetrics
7 4 (1.83%) Sencha
8 3 (1.38%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.38%) Cisco
9 2 (0.92%) Citrix
9 2 (0.92%) Zend
10 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.46%) RightScale
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