The table below looks at the statistics for Magento skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Magento 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
Magento
Rank 473 462 438
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -24
Contract jobs citing Magento 122 120 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.52% 2.57% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 96 87
Average daily rate
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£313 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £489 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £255 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £156.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4846 4674 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.78% 9.06% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2841 2508 2312
Average daily rate £440 £443 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 68 87
Average hourly rate £19.00 £32.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £60.03 £56.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -2.77%

Magento
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Magento within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Magento Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Magento
Daily Rate Trend

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

Magento Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Magento
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Magento within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Magento Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Magento
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Magento Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Magento
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 Magento within the UK 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
England -26 116 £325 +4.83% 72
London +12 65 £325 - 28
South East -3 22 £288 -10.15% 8
North West -3 13 £325 +44.44% 19
City of London +8 9 £275 +3.77% 7
Hampshire -13 8 £325 +1.56% 2
Manchester -4 7 £325 +3.17% 13
East Midlands +2 5 £213 -10.52% 4
Nottinghamshire - 5 £225 - 2
Chester +15 4 - -
Cheshire +11 4 - -
Berkshire +5 4 £450 +176.92% 2
Yorkshire -15 4 £289 +28.33% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £275 - 1
Nottingham - 4 £218 - 2
West Midlands -15 3 £175 -46.15% 1
Wales - 3 £263 - 2
South Wales - 3 £263 - 2
Southampton - 3 £413 - 1
Staffordshire +3 2 £175 -
Essex -8 2 - - 1
Leeds -12 2 £320 +42.22%
West Yorkshire -17 2 £320 +42.22%
South West -21 2 £325 +44.44% 7
East of England -23 2 - - 3
Merseyside - 2 £375 - 2
Liverpool - 2 £375 - 2
Reading +18 1 £275 +69.23%
Stoke-on-Trent +2 1 £175 -
South Yorkshire +2 1 £313 +42.04%

Magento
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Magento 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 Magento.

1 175 (68.09%) E-Commerce
2 169 (65.76%) PHP
3 155 (60.31%) HTML
4 153 (59.53%) CSS
5 120 (46.69%) JavaScript
6 91 (35.41%) MySQL
7 85 (33.07%) HTML5
8 83 (32.30%) jQuery
9 59 (22.96%) CSS3
10 48 (18.68%) Git (software)
11 45 (17.51%) CMS
12 38 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (14.40%) OO
14 34 (13.23%) Web Development
15 33 (12.84%) XML
16 30 (11.67%) Retail
16 30 (11.67%) Zend
17 29 (11.28%) WordPress
18 27 (10.51%) Linux
19 26 (10.12%) OOP
20 24 (9.34%) Subversion
21 19 (7.39%) LAMP
21 19 (7.39%) Scrum
21 19 (7.39%) LESS
22 18 (7.00%) Sass
22 18 (7.00%) MVC
23 17 (6.61%) Apache
24 16 (6.23%) TDD
24 16 (6.23%) Unit Testing
24 16 (6.23%) Drupal

Magento
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Magento 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 Magento. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 45 (17.51%) CMS
2 29 (11.28%) WordPress
3 17 (6.61%) Apache
4 16 (6.23%) Drupal
5 6 (2.33%) Umbraco
5 6 (2.33%) Liferay
6 5 (1.95%) Node.js
6 5 (1.95%) ExpressionEngine
7 4 (1.56%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.17%) Joomla!
8 3 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.78%) nginx
10 1 (0.39%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.39%) OpenCms
Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Photoshop
1 5 (1.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.17%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.39%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Shopify
2 4 (1.56%) Tridion
3 3 (1.17%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.39%) Zen Cart
4 1 (0.39%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.33%) GitHub
2 4 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.33%) Internet
2 2 (0.78%) SSH
2 2 (0.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (35.41%) MySQL
2 9 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.72%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.78%) Redis
5 1 (0.39%) Big Data
5 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.39%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 48 (18.68%) Git (software)
2 24 (9.34%) Subversion
3 8 (3.11%) JIRA
4 7 (2.72%) PHPUnit
5 4 (1.56%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.56%) Behat
6 3 (1.17%) XMLUnit
7 2 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.78%) Selenium
8 1 (0.39%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.39%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.39%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.39%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.39%) TestNG
8 1 (0.39%) JUnit
8 1 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.39%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.39%) TestLink
General
1 30 (11.67%) Retail
2 12 (4.67%) Marketing
3 5 (1.95%) Advertising
4 2 (0.78%) Games
4 2 (0.78%) Finance
4 2 (0.78%) Automotive
5 1 (0.39%) German Language
5 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 211 (82.10%) Developer
2 147 (57.20%) Magento Developer
3 63 (24.51%) PHP Developer
4 39 (15.18%) Front-End Developer
5 30 (11.67%) Web Developer
6 26 (10.12%) PHP Magento Developer
7 22 (8.56%) Senior Developer
8 14 (5.45%) Senior Magento Developer
9 11 (4.28%) Consultant
9 11 (4.28%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 7 (2.72%) Front-End Web Developer
11 7 (2.72%) PHP Web Developer
12 6 (2.33%) Senior PHP Developer
13 5 (1.95%) Architect
13 5 (1.95%) C# Developer
14 4 (1.56%) E-Commerce Manager
14 4 (1.56%) E-Commerce Project Manager
14 4 (1.56%) Analyst
14 4 (1.56%) CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (60.31%) HTML
2 153 (59.53%) CSS
3 85 (33.07%) HTML5
4 83 (32.30%) jQuery
5 59 (22.96%) CSS3
6 33 (12.84%) XML
7 19 (7.39%) LAMP
7 19 (7.39%) LESS
8 18 (7.00%) Sass
9 15 (5.84%) Web Services
10 14 (5.45%) Ajax
11 13 (5.06%) Zend Framework
11 13 (5.06%) SOAP
12 10 (3.89%) JSON
13 9 (3.50%) Symfony
14 8 (3.11%) XHTML
14 8 (3.11%) REST
15 7 (2.72%) RESTful
15 7 (2.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 6 (2.33%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.23%) User Experience
2 11 (4.28%) Open Source
3 6 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.33%) Social Media
4 5 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.56%) Replication
5 4 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.78%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (0.78%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.78%) FMCG
6 2 (0.78%) Animation
6 2 (0.78%) Kindle
6 2 (0.78%) iPad
7 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.51%) Linux
2 3 (1.17%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.17%) Android
2 3 (1.17%) CentOS
3 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (68.09%) E-Commerce
2 38 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (14.40%) OO
4 34 (13.23%) Web Development
5 26 (10.12%) OOP
6 19 (7.39%) Scrum
7 18 (7.00%) MVC
8 16 (6.23%) TDD
8 16 (6.23%) Unit Testing
9 14 (5.45%) Responsive Web Design
10 13 (5.06%) BDD
11 11 (4.28%) Content Management
11 11 (4.28%) Project Management
11 11 (4.28%) OO PHP
12 9 (3.50%) Migration
13 8 (3.11%) Web Design
13 8 (3.11%) ERP
14 6 (2.33%) Automated Testing
14 6 (2.33%) Time Management
15 5 (1.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 169 (65.76%) PHP
2 120 (46.69%) JavaScript
3 12 (4.67%) SQL
4 11 (4.28%) PHP5
5 8 (3.11%) Java
6 6 (2.33%) C#
6 6 (2.33%) Ruby
7 4 (1.56%) Python
8 3 (1.17%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.39%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.39%) PHP4
9 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (3.50%) Degree
2 3 (1.17%) MySQL Certification
3 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.39%) ISEB
3 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.39%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) cPanel
2 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (11.67%) Zend
2 7 (2.72%) hybris
2 7 (2.72%) Adobe
3 5 (1.95%) Demandware
3 5 (1.95%) Epicor
3 5 (1.95%) ATG
4 4 (1.56%) Google
4 4 (1.56%) Facebook
5 3 (1.17%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.78%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.78%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.78%) Twitter
7 1 (0.39%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.39%) SAP
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle
7 1 (0.39%) IBM
7 1 (0.39%) HP
7 1 (0.39%) Omniture
7 1 (0.39%) CyberSource
7 1 (0.39%) DataCash
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