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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Commerce (eCommerce)
Rank 41 68 46
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -22
Contract jobs citing E-Commerce 135 62 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.18% 2.17% 3.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.70% 3.00% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 48 68
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£325 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
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
2367 2069 2095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.37% 72.47% 65.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1013 1069
Average daily rate £375 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 124 89
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +20 77 £325 -15.03% 82
Cheshire +17 26 £325 - 30
Lancashire -10 14 £325 -21.21% 3
Merseyside +1 9 £375 +25.00% 9
E-Commerce
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 85 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (28.70%) HTML
3 52 (24.07%) JavaScript
4 51 (23.61%) CSS
5 49 (22.69%) Retail
6 47 (21.76%) PHP
7 38 (17.59%) SQL
8 31 (14.35%) jQuery
9 28 (12.96%) MySQL
10 26 (12.04%) Linux
11 25 (11.57%) OO
12 24 (11.11%) Java
13 22 (10.19%) Web Services
14 21 (9.72%) Oracle
15 19 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (8.80%) Scrum
16 18 (8.33%) Marketing
17 17 (7.87%) Project Management
17 17 (7.87%) Magento
17 17 (7.87%) Git (software)
17 17 (7.87%) HTML5
18 16 (7.41%) CSS3
18 16 (7.41%) .NET
18 16 (7.41%) Subversion
19 15 (6.94%) XML
19 15 (6.94%) User Experience
20 14 (6.48%) Open Source
20 14 (6.48%) SQL Server
20 14 (6.48%) T-SQL
20 14 (6.48%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 12 (5.56%) CMS
2 7 (3.24%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.78%) Drupal
3 6 (2.78%) Apache
4 5 (2.31%) Adobe CQ
5 4 (1.85%) WordPress
6 3 (1.39%) nginx
6 3 (1.39%) JBoss
7 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.93%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.46%) SAS
8 1 (0.46%) IIS
8 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.31%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.31%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
4 1 (0.46%) MS Office
4 1 (0.46%) SPSS
4 1 (0.46%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.46%) Weka
Business Applications
1 17 (7.87%) Magento
2 4 (1.85%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.39%) SAN
1 3 (1.39%) Internet
1 3 (1.39%) Wireless
2 1 (0.46%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.46%) AMQP
2 1 (0.46%) MQTT
2 1 (0.46%) Firewall
2 1 (0.46%) LAN
2 1 (0.46%) WAN
2 1 (0.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.96%) MySQL
2 14 (6.48%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.78%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.31%) QlikView
7 4 (1.85%) OLTP
7 4 (1.85%) OLAP
8 3 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.93%) Redis
10 1 (0.46%) Big Data
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (7.87%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.41%) Subversion
3 5 (2.31%) Behat
4 4 (1.85%) Selenium
4 4 (1.85%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.39%) JIRA
6 2 (0.93%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.93%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.46%) LLBLGen Pro
7 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.46%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.46%) XMLUnit
7 1 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.46%) HttpUnit
7 1 (0.46%) Ant
7 1 (0.46%) JUnit
7 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 49 (22.69%) Retail
2 18 (8.33%) Marketing
3 9 (4.17%) Finance
4 5 (2.31%) Multimedia
4 5 (2.31%) Banking
5 3 (1.39%) German Language
6 1 (0.46%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.46%) Legal
6 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (43.98%) Developer
2 44 (20.37%) Analyst
3 36 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 26 (12.04%) PHP Developer
5 17 (7.87%) Project Manager
6 15 (6.94%) Magento Developer
7 12 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
7 12 (5.56%) Java Developer
8 11 (5.09%) Architect
9 10 (4.63%) DBA
10 9 (4.17%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.17%) SQL DBA
10 9 (4.17%) SQL Developer
11 7 (3.24%) Web Developer
11 7 (3.24%) Agile Business Analyst
12 6 (2.78%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 6 (2.78%) Consultant
13 5 (2.31%) Software Developer
13 5 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (2.31%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (28.70%) HTML
2 51 (23.61%) CSS
3 31 (14.35%) jQuery
4 22 (10.19%) Web Services
5 17 (7.87%) HTML5
6 16 (7.41%) CSS3
6 16 (7.41%) .NET
7 15 (6.94%) XML
8 12 (5.56%) LAMP
9 11 (5.09%) XSLT
9 11 (5.09%) XHTML
10 9 (4.17%) Hibernate
10 9 (4.17%) Spring
11 8 (3.70%) EJB
11 8 (3.70%) J2EE
12 7 (3.24%) XSD
13 6 (2.78%) Ajax
14 5 (2.31%) JSF
14 5 (2.31%) Swing
14 5 (2.31%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.94%) User Experience
2 14 (6.48%) Open Source
3 7 (3.24%) Copywriting
4 6 (2.78%) Derivative
4 6 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.31%) Social Media
5 5 (2.31%) Replication
6 4 (1.85%) W3C
6 4 (1.85%) Blog
6 4 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.39%) Telematics
7 3 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.39%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.93%) EPoS
8 2 (0.93%) Economics
9 1 (0.46%) Clustering
9 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.46%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.04%) Linux
2 7 (3.24%) Windows
3 5 (2.31%) UNIX
3 5 (2.31%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.85%) Android
5 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (11.57%) OO
3 19 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (8.80%) Scrum
4 17 (7.87%) Project Management
5 14 (6.48%) Web Development
6 12 (5.56%) OOP
6 12 (5.56%) TDD
6 12 (5.56%) SEO
7 11 (5.09%) Business Analysis
8 9 (4.17%) Analytics
9 8 (3.70%) User Stories
9 8 (3.70%) ETL
10 7 (3.24%) Data Modelling
10 7 (3.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (2.78%) Automated Testing
11 6 (2.78%) Test Scripting
11 6 (2.78%) MVC
12 5 (2.31%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 52 (24.07%) JavaScript
2 47 (21.76%) PHP
3 38 (17.59%) SQL
4 24 (11.11%) Java
5 14 (6.48%) T-SQL
6 10 (4.63%) C#
7 4 (1.85%) C
8 3 (1.39%) Python
8 3 (1.39%) VB
8 3 (1.39%) PHP5
9 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.46%) Ruby
10 1 (0.46%) Scala
10 1 (0.46%) R
10 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.46%) PowerHouse
10 1 (0.46%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (3.70%) Degree
2 2 (0.93%) MCSE
2 2 (0.93%) ISEB
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.46%) PMP
3 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.46%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.93%) 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 21 (9.72%) Oracle
2 8 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.70%) Adobe
2 8 (3.70%) Facebook
2 8 (3.70%) Twitter
3 7 (3.24%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.78%) VMware
5 5 (2.31%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.85%) Google
6 4 (1.85%) Coremetrics
6 4 (1.85%) Sencha
6 4 (1.85%) IBM
7 3 (1.39%) Zend
7 3 (1.39%) SAP
7 3 (1.39%) Cisco
8 2 (0.93%) Citrix
8 2 (0.93%) ATG
8 2 (0.93%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.93%) Endeca
9 1 (0.46%) Demandware
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