The table below looks at the statistics for E-Commerce skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited E-Commerce over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Commerce (eCommerce)
Rank 49 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing E-Commerce 2191 2274 2256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.89% 4.27% 3.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.24% 5.82% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1423 1594 1594
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £18.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +50.00%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

E-Commerce
Jobs Demand Trend

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

E-Commerce Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

E-Commerce
Daily Rate Trend

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

E-Commerce Daily Rate Trend in the UK

E-Commerce
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing E-Commerce within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

E-Commerce Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

E-Commerce
Hourly Rate Trend

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

E-Commerce Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

E-Commerce
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing E-Commerce within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

E-Commerce Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

E-Commerce
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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
England -7 2107 £400 -3.03% 1045
London -4 1225 £413 -6.77% 528
City of London -1 284 £450 - 128
South East -12 255 £378 -3.82% 117
East of England -10 229 £400 - 86
North West -4 109 £325 - 115
Bedfordshire +18 93 £425 +3.03% 27
West Midlands +18 83 £350 +6.06% 32
Hertfordshire -3 83 £375 -9.09% 25
Berkshire -2 76 £390 -2.50% 39
Yorkshire +6 68 £265 -24.28% 55
East Midlands -17 68 £344 -14.06% 57
West Yorkshire +25 59 £250 -19.92% 40
Luton +7 57 £425 +21.42% 20
Manchester 0 48 £338 +0.74% 74
Leeds +26 46 £229 -23.75% 31
South West -28 43 £375 -6.25% 44
Watford 0 42 £388 -6.06% 5
Cambridgeshire -22 39 £363 -14.70% 21
Buckinghamshire -7 38 £369 -55.30% 10
Surrey -22 37 £400 +6.66% 20
Midlands +24 31 £338 -48.07% 2
Cheshire -8 29 £325 - 25
Birmingham +22 28 £375 - 7
Kent +17 27 £325 +8.33% 8
Milton Keynes +14 27 £378 -24.50% 3
Bracknell +11 26 £405 +4.51% 2
Nottinghamshire -7 25 £375 +18.11% 6
Warwickshire +12 24 £425 +17.24% 7
Hampshire -48 24 £375 -9.09% 19

E-Commerce
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1225 (29.03%) Retail
2 1100 (26.07%) HTML
3 972 (23.03%) Java
4 912 (21.61%) Agile Software Development
5 879 (20.83%) JavaScript
6 842 (19.95%) CSS
7 602 (14.27%) Scrum
8 592 (14.03%) SQL
9 589 (13.96%) Finance
10 556 (13.18%) TDD
11 523 (12.39%) .NET
12 482 (11.42%) MVC
13 439 (10.40%) Oracle
14 423 (10.02%) C#
15 420 (9.95%) jQuery
16 418 (9.91%) HTML5
17 407 (9.64%) Linux
18 402 (9.53%) Project Management
19 376 (8.91%) Web Services
20 373 (8.84%) XML
21 364 (8.63%) PHP
22 361 (8.55%) SQL Server
23 351 (8.32%) Marketing
24 338 (8.01%) OO
25 335 (7.94%) ASP.NET
26 292 (6.92%) CSS3
27 287 (6.80%) Spring
28 284 (6.73%) J2EE
28 284 (6.73%) MySQL
28 284 (6.73%) BDD

E-Commerce
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 248 (5.88%) CMS
2 208 (4.93%) WebSphere
3 137 (3.25%) Apache
4 111 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 97 (2.30%) WebLogic
6 95 (2.25%) IIS
7 81 (1.92%) Node.js
8 63 (1.49%) Confluence
9 59 (1.40%) Umbraco
10 55 (1.30%) WordPress
11 54 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
12 53 (1.26%) Adobe CQ
13 52 (1.23%) Drupal
14 49 (1.16%) SharePoint
15 44 (1.04%) MQSeries
16 33 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
16 33 (0.78%) Apache Solr
17 23 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
18 19 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
19 16 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 111 (2.63%) Photoshop
2 91 (2.16%) MS Excel
3 68 (1.61%) MS Office
4 65 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
5 52 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 28 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
7 26 (0.62%) MS Project
8 17 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
9 15 (0.36%) Fireworks
10 12 (0.28%) InDesign
11 4 (0.095%) Mingle
12 2 (0.047%) RoboHelp
12 2 (0.047%) SPSS
13 1 (0.024%) Weka
13 1 (0.024%) Maya
13 1 (0.024%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.024%) Niku Workbench
13 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.024%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 172 (4.08%) Magento
2 43 (1.02%) Google Analytics
3 35 (0.83%) Oracle CRM
4 25 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 25 (0.59%) RMDS
5 22 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
6 15 (0.36%) SiteCatalyst
7 14 (0.33%) Tridion
8 13 (0.31%) Fredhopper
9 11 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
9 11 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
10 8 (0.19%) WebTrends
10 8 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 7 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
11 7 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
11 7 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
12 6 (0.14%) Agresso
12 6 (0.14%) ION MarketView
13 5 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
14 4 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 65 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (0.88%) SaaS
4 18 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (0.43%) GitHub
5 16 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.24%) PaaS
7 7 (0.17%) Force.com
8 5 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.12%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.12%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.071%) Responsys
9 3 (0.071%) Heroku
9 3 (0.071%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.047%) Route 53
10 2 (0.047%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.047%) IaaS
11 1 (0.024%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.024%) CheetahMail
11 1 (0.024%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 177 (4.19%) Internet
2 88 (2.09%) Firewall
3 68 (1.61%) DNS
4 62 (1.47%) HTTP
5 47 (1.11%) Network Security
6 39 (0.92%) DHCP
7 35 (0.83%) BGP
8 34 (0.81%) OSPF
9 32 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (0.76%) BIG-IP
10 29 (0.69%) Intranet
10 29 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
11 28 (0.66%) NetScreen
11 28 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 28 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 26 (0.62%) TCP/IP
13 24 (0.57%) DMVPN
14 21 (0.50%) WAN
14 21 (0.50%) LAN
14 21 (0.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 284 (6.73%) MySQL
3 97 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 96 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 78 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 73 (1.73%) DB2
7 64 (1.52%) MongoDB
8 63 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 62 (1.47%) NoSQL
10 52 (1.23%) Hadoop
11 47 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 44 (1.04%) Oracle Database
13 39 (0.92%) RDBMS
14 38 (0.90%) Big Data
15 36 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 33 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
17 30 (0.71%) RavenDB
18 29 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
19 28 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
19 28 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 228 (5.40%) Git (software)
2 201 (4.76%) Subversion
3 186 (4.41%) JIRA
4 171 (4.05%) Selenium
5 116 (2.75%) WebDriver
6 111 (2.63%) Cucumber
7 103 (2.44%) Maven
8 87 (2.06%) JUnit
9 85 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 85 (2.01%) Visual Studio
10 84 (1.99%) Ant
11 80 (1.90%) TeamCity
11 80 (1.90%) Jenkins
12 55 (1.30%) Eclipse
13 46 (1.09%) Jasmine
14 41 (0.97%) Axure RP
15 35 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
16 32 (0.76%) Mockito
17 31 (0.73%) Mercurial
18 28 (0.66%) SoapUI
General
1 1225 (29.03%) Retail
2 589 (13.96%) Finance
3 351 (8.32%) Marketing
4 172 (4.08%) Banking
5 153 (3.63%) Manufacturing
6 99 (2.35%) Telecoms
7 96 (2.27%) Front Office
8 71 (1.68%) Games
9 59 (1.40%) Publishing
10 56 (1.33%) Advertising
11 43 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 43 (1.02%) Back Office
12 39 (0.92%) Legal
13 34 (0.81%) Retail Banking
14 32 (0.76%) French Language
15 24 (0.57%) German Language
16 19 (0.45%) Electronics
17 16 (0.38%) Financial Institution
18 15 (0.36%) Billing
19 14 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1607 (38.08%) Developer
2 815 (19.31%) Analyst
3 575 (13.63%) Business Analyst
4 409 (9.69%) Project Manager
5 293 (6.94%) Architect
6 277 (6.56%) Java Developer
7 255 (6.04%) .NET Developer
8 207 (4.91%) Front-End Developer
9 166 (3.93%) Web Developer
10 147 (3.48%) Designer
11 142 (3.36%) Senior Developer
12 141 (3.34%) PHP Developer
13 138 (3.27%) Agile Business Analyst
14 116 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
15 111 (2.63%) Consultant
16 108 (2.56%) Test Analyst
17 97 (2.30%) Magento Developer
18 94 (2.23%) C# Developer
19 86 (2.04%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
20 83 (1.97%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1100 (26.07%) HTML
2 842 (19.95%) CSS
3 523 (12.39%) .NET
4 420 (9.95%) jQuery
5 418 (9.91%) HTML5
6 376 (8.91%) Web Services
7 373 (8.84%) XML
8 335 (7.94%) ASP.NET
9 292 (6.92%) CSS3
10 287 (6.80%) Spring
11 284 (6.73%) J2EE
12 253 (6.00%) Ajax
13 181 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
14 159 (3.77%) JSP
15 154 (3.65%) SOAP
16 152 (3.60%) JSON
17 147 (3.48%) RESTful
18 139 (3.29%) Hibernate
19 122 (2.89%) AngularJS
20 120 (2.84%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 172 (4.08%) Mobile App
2 162 (3.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 147 (3.48%) iPad
4 98 (2.32%) Open Source
5 80 (1.90%) Social Media
6 72 (1.71%) W3C
6 72 (1.71%) Computer Science
7 43 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 41 (0.97%) EPoS
9 38 (0.90%) N-Tier
10 36 (0.85%) Online Games
11 32 (0.76%) Management Information System
12 28 (0.66%) Fixed Income
12 28 (0.66%) Digital Media
13 24 (0.57%) Fat Client
13 24 (0.57%) Thin Client
14 23 (0.55%) FMCG
14 23 (0.55%) Client/Server
14 23 (0.55%) Graphic Design
15 22 (0.52%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 407 (9.64%) Linux
2 237 (5.62%) UNIX
3 215 (5.09%) Windows
4 186 (4.41%) Apple iOS
5 145 (3.44%) Android
6 73 (1.73%) Solaris
7 49 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (0.57%) AIX
9 24 (0.57%) CentOS
10 21 (0.50%) Windows 7
11 20 (0.47%) Windows XP
12 17 (0.40%) HPUX
12 17 (0.40%) Windows Vista
13 13 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.21%) zOS
16 7 (0.17%) Nucleus RTOS
17 6 (0.14%) Fedora
18 5 (0.12%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 912 (21.61%) Agile Software Development
2 602 (14.27%) Scrum
3 556 (13.18%) TDD
4 482 (11.42%) MVC
5 402 (9.53%) Project Management
6 338 (8.01%) OO
7 284 (6.73%) BDD
8 280 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 249 (5.90%) Web Development
10 223 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
10 223 (5.28%) Business Analysis
11 202 (4.79%) CRM
12 185 (4.38%) B2C
13 166 (3.93%) User Stories
14 165 (3.91%) Analytics
14 165 (3.91%) Content Management
15 157 (3.72%) User Acceptance Testing
16 154 (3.65%) DevOps
17 153 (3.63%) UML
17 153 (3.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 972 (23.03%) Java
2 879 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 592 (14.03%) SQL
4 423 (10.02%) C#
5 364 (8.63%) PHP
6 119 (2.82%) Ruby
7 100 (2.37%) Python
8 69 (1.64%) T-SQL
8 69 (1.64%) Groovy
9 68 (1.61%) Perl
10 56 (1.33%) PHP5
11 49 (1.16%) VB.NET
12 44 (1.04%) Scala
13 43 (1.02%) Shell Script
14 39 (0.92%) C
15 38 (0.90%) C++
16 33 (0.78%) Objective-C
17 32 (0.76%) PowerShell
18 30 (0.71%) Bash Shell
19 24 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 232 (5.50%) Degree
2 112 (2.65%) ISEB
3 54 (1.28%) ISTQB
4 40 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 36 (0.85%) CCNP
6 24 (0.57%) CCSE
6 24 (0.57%) PMI Certification
7 20 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (0.36%) Security Cleared
8 15 (0.36%) PMP
9 14 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (0.24%) Sun Certification
12 8 (0.19%) CISSP
13 6 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.14%) SC Cleared
14 5 (0.12%) IIBA
14 5 (0.12%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (5.45%) QA
2 37 (0.88%) SLA
3 25 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.14%) ISO 8583
6 5 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.024%) P3O
8 1 (0.024%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.024%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.024%) WAI
System Software
1 67 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 52 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (0.24%) KVM
5 8 (0.19%) Varnish
6 6 (0.14%) Xen
7 5 (0.12%) XenApp
8 4 (0.095%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.095%) vCloud
9 3 (0.071%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.071%) vSphere
10 2 (0.047%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.047%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.024%) XenServer
11 1 (0.024%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.024%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.024%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.024%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 72 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
2 45 (1.07%) Puppet
2 45 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (0.50%) Nagios
4 20 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
5 19 (0.45%) SCCM
6 17 (0.40%) SCOM
7 16 (0.38%) Vagrant
8 13 (0.31%) Oozie
9 12 (0.28%) Salt
10 9 (0.21%) HAProxy
10 9 (0.21%) Ansible
11 7 (0.17%) logstash
12 6 (0.14%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.12%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.12%) collectd
13 5 (0.12%) StatsD
13 5 (0.12%) OpenSSO
13 5 (0.12%) CA SiteMinder
13 5 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 439 (10.40%) Oracle
2 249 (5.90%) ATG
3 227 (5.38%) hybris
4 217 (5.14%) Microsoft
5 160 (3.79%) IBM
6 127 (3.01%) Adobe
7 120 (2.84%) Endeca
8 119 (2.82%) SAP
9 91 (2.16%) JBoss
10 77 (1.82%) HP
11 76 (1.80%) Zend
12 72 (1.71%) VMware
13 71 (1.68%) Google
14 70 (1.66%) Citrix
15 69 (1.64%) Cisco
16 59 (1.40%) Red Hat
17 51 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
18 47 (1.11%) Sitecore
19 41 (0.97%) EPiServer
19 41 (0.97%) 29West
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