The first table below looks at the demand for E-Commerce skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited E-Commerce over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Watford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Commerce (eCommerce)
Rank 2 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing E-Commerce 53 28 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 38.69% 32.18% 35.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 49.07% 39.44% 43.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 4
Average daily rate £400 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +107.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
108 71 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 78.83% 81.61% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 32 42
Average daily rate £413 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.40% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £570 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £18.68 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.79% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.82 £11.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
E-Commerce
Hertfordshire

E-Commerce
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

E-Commerce Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

E-Commerce
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

E-Commerce Daily Rate Trend in Watford

E-Commerce
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing E-Commerce across the Watford region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

E-Commerce Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

E-Commerce
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

E-Commerce Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

E-Commerce
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 82 (92.13%) Retail
2 71 (79.78%) Finance
3 70 (78.65%) Manufacturing
4 43 (48.31%) Project Management
5 37 (41.57%) WebSphere
5 37 (41.57%) Java
5 37 (41.57%) IBM
6 33 (37.08%) HTML
7 32 (35.96%) J2EE
8 31 (34.83%) Time Management
9 30 (33.71%) JavaScript
10 27 (30.34%) CSS
11 26 (29.21%) Photoshop
12 25 (28.09%) JSP
12 25 (28.09%) XHTML
13 22 (24.72%) OO
14 21 (23.60%) HTML5
14 21 (23.60%) Analytics
15 19 (21.35%) W3C
15 19 (21.35%) SQL
16 18 (20.22%) CSS3
17 17 (19.10%) Responsive Web Design
17 17 (19.10%) Adobe
17 17 (19.10%) Web Design
18 16 (17.98%) DB2
18 16 (17.98%) UNIX
19 15 (16.85%) Linux
19 15 (16.85%) Change Control
19 15 (16.85%) Waterfall
20 14 (15.73%) Continuous Improvement

E-Commerce
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 37 (41.57%) WebSphere
2 13 (14.61%) MQSeries
2 13 (14.61%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (7.87%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.74%) IIS
4 6 (6.74%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.12%) CMS
5 1 (1.12%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 26 (29.21%) Photoshop
2 10 (11.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (6.74%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Tridion
2 1 (1.12%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) Internet
2 8 (8.99%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.98%) DB2
2 7 (7.87%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.74%) RDBMS
3 6 (6.74%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.25%) MySQL
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.12%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Ant
2 6 (6.74%) Eclipse
2 6 (6.74%) JUnit
2 6 (6.74%) Log4j
2 6 (6.74%) Subversion
2 6 (6.74%) Axure RP
3 5 (5.62%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (2.25%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (1.12%) Maven
5 1 (1.12%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.12%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 82 (92.13%) Retail
2 71 (79.78%) Finance
3 70 (78.65%) Manufacturing
4 9 (10.11%) Marketing
5 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.12%) Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (32.58%) Developer
2 28 (31.46%) Project Manager
3 21 (23.60%) Front-End Developer
4 12 (13.48%) Business Analyst
4 12 (13.48%) Analyst
5 10 (11.24%) Designer
6 8 (8.99%) Agile Project Manager
7 7 (7.87%) Java Developer
8 6 (6.74%) Service Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Services Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Technical Project Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Delivery Project Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Technical Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Technical Services Manager
8 6 (6.74%) User Experience Designer
8 6 (6.74%) Technical Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.74%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (37.08%) HTML
2 32 (35.96%) J2EE
3 27 (30.34%) CSS
4 25 (28.09%) JSP
4 25 (28.09%) XHTML
5 21 (23.60%) HTML5
6 18 (20.22%) CSS3
7 8 (8.99%) XML
7 8 (8.99%) JSTL
8 7 (7.87%) Ajax
9 6 (6.74%) JMS
9 6 (6.74%) XSLT
9 6 (6.74%) Servlets
9 6 (6.74%) Struts
9 6 (6.74%) XMLBeans
10 5 (5.62%) JDBC
10 5 (5.62%) EJB
11 3 (3.37%) jQuery
12 2 (2.25%) Semantic HTML
12 2 (2.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) W3C
2 6 (6.74%) Web 2.0
2 6 (6.74%) FMCG
2 6 (6.74%) Social Media
3 1 (1.12%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.12%) Blog
3 1 (1.12%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.98%) UNIX
2 15 (16.85%) Linux
3 7 (7.87%) Windows
4 6 (6.74%) AIX
4 6 (6.74%) HPUX
4 6 (6.74%) Solaris
4 6 (6.74%) SUSE
4 6 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (48.31%) Project Management
2 31 (34.83%) Time Management
3 22 (24.72%) OO
4 21 (23.60%) Analytics
5 17 (19.10%) Responsive Web Design
5 17 (19.10%) Web Design
6 15 (16.85%) Change Control
6 15 (16.85%) Waterfall
7 14 (15.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (13.48%) B2B
8 12 (13.48%) B2C
8 12 (13.48%) Change Management
9 10 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (8.99%) UML
11 7 (7.87%) Web Development
11 7 (7.87%) ITIL
12 6 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
12 6 (6.74%) Content Management
12 6 (6.74%) Competitor Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (41.57%) Java
2 30 (33.71%) JavaScript
3 19 (21.35%) SQL
4 6 (6.74%) XPath
5 5 (5.62%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.62%) Perl
6 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.12%) C#
6 1 (1.12%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 4 (4.49%) Degree
2 3 (3.37%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (41.57%) IBM
2 17 (19.10%) Adobe
3 13 (14.61%) Oracle
4 9 (10.11%) Sun
5 7 (7.87%) HP
6 6 (6.74%) Dell
6 6 (6.74%) Interwoven
6 6 (6.74%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.74%) ATG
7 5 (5.62%) Elastic Path
7 5 (5.62%) Blue Martini
8 1 (1.12%) Google
8 1 (1.12%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.12%) Demandware
8 1 (1.12%) Facebook
8 1 (1.12%) Twitter
8 1 (1.12%) hybris