The table below looks at the statistics for E-Commerce skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited E-Commerce over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
E-Commerce (Electronic Commerce)
Rank 82 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +6
Contract jobs citing E-Commerce 53 86 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.83% 3.21% 3.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 4.25% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 63 35
Average daily rate £333 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.20% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £570 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-21.81% -17.91%
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2342 2023 1745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.98% 75.40% 74.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1211 935
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 101 97
Average hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

E-Commerce
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

E-Commerce Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

E-Commerce
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

E-Commerce Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

E-Commerce
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing E-Commerce across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

E-Commerce Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

E-Commerce
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

E-Commerce Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

E-Commerce
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham -19 14 £320 -11.72% 19
Warwickshire +9 13 £275 -24.13% 7
Staffordshire +6 11 £333 -0.74% 7
Coventry -26 2 £410 -0.60% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £425 - 7
E-Commerce
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 31 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 29 (26.36%) HTML
3 29 (26.36%) Retail
4 25 (22.73%) CSS
5 23 (20.91%) .NET
5 23 (20.91%) Finance
6 20 (18.18%) SQL
7 16 (14.55%) C#
7 16 (14.55%) SQL Server
7 16 (14.55%) Web Development
8 14 (12.73%) Project Management
8 14 (12.73%) High Availability
9 13 (11.82%) CSS3
9 13 (11.82%) CMS
9 13 (11.82%) Java
10 12 (10.91%) VB.NET
10 12 (10.91%) WinForms
11 11 (10.00%) N-Tier
11 11 (10.00%) jQuery
11 11 (10.00%) HTML5
12 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
13 9 (8.18%) Windows
13 9 (8.18%) MVC
13 9 (8.18%) Business Analysis
14 8 (7.27%) Scrum
14 8 (7.27%) PHP
14 8 (7.27%) User Experience
15 7 (6.36%) TypeScript
15 7 (6.36%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 13 (11.82%) CMS
2 5 (4.55%) Liferay
2 5 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.73%) IIS
3 3 (2.73%) MS Project Server
4 2 (1.82%) JBoss
4 2 (1.82%) Mule
4 2 (1.82%) WordPress
5 1 (0.91%) Apache
5 1 (0.91%) Node.js
5 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.73%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.82%) 3ds Max
3 2 (1.82%) Maya
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Magento
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.91%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.91%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.45%) HTTP
2 4 (3.64%) DNS
2 4 (3.64%) Internet
3 3 (2.73%) SMTP
3 3 (2.73%) SSL
4 1 (0.91%) DHCP
4 1 (0.91%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.64%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.64%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.82%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.82%) MySQL
5 1 (0.91%) Power BI
5 1 (0.91%) QlikView
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.73%) Mercurial
1 3 (2.73%) Selenium
1 3 (2.73%) Subversion
1 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.91%) Ant
2 1 (0.91%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.91%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.91%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.91%) WinRunner
General
1 29 (26.36%) Retail
2 23 (20.91%) Finance
3 4 (3.64%) Games
3 4 (3.64%) Marketing
4 1 (0.91%) Automotive
4 1 (0.91%) Legal
4 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (40.00%) Developer
2 20 (18.18%) Analyst
3 15 (13.64%) Project Manager
4 13 (11.82%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 12 (10.91%) Business Analyst
6 11 (10.00%) Web Developer
7 10 (9.09%) .NET Developer
8 8 (7.27%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 8 (7.27%) Test Analyst
9 7 (6.36%) Architect
9 7 (6.36%) E-Commerce Architect
9 7 (6.36%) E-Commerce Manager
9 7 (6.36%) E-Commerce Project Manager
9 7 (6.36%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
9 7 (6.36%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.55%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
10 5 (4.55%) Flash Developer
10 5 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (3.64%) Digital Project Manager
11 4 (3.64%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (26.36%) HTML
2 25 (22.73%) CSS
3 23 (20.91%) .NET
4 13 (11.82%) CSS3
5 12 (10.91%) WinForms
6 11 (10.00%) HTML5
6 11 (10.00%) jQuery
7 7 (6.36%) XML
8 5 (4.55%) Ajax
8 5 (4.55%) Apache Flex
8 5 (4.55%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (4.55%) Flash
8 5 (4.55%) J2EE
8 5 (4.55%) Spring
9 4 (3.64%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (3.64%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (3.64%) REST
10 3 (2.73%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.00%) N-Tier
2 8 (7.27%) User Experience
3 7 (6.36%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.45%) EPoS
4 6 (5.45%) iPad
5 4 (3.64%) Online Games
6 3 (2.73%) Clustering
6 3 (2.73%) Replication
7 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.91%) FMCG
8 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.18%) Windows
2 3 (2.73%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.82%) Unix
4 1 (0.91%) Android
4 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.91%) CentOS
4 1 (0.91%) Linux
4 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.55%) Web Development
3 14 (12.73%) High Availability
3 14 (12.73%) Project Management
4 9 (8.18%) Business Analysis
4 9 (8.18%) MVC
5 8 (7.27%) Scrum
6 7 (6.36%) SOA
6 7 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.45%) Front End Development
7 6 (5.45%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.55%) Performance Testing
8 5 (4.55%) UML
9 4 (3.64%) CRM
9 4 (3.64%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (3.64%) Migration
9 4 (3.64%) Requirements Engineering
9 4 (3.64%) TDD
9 4 (3.64%) Test Scripting
9 4 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 20 (18.18%) SQL
3 16 (14.55%) C#
4 13 (11.82%) Java
5 12 (10.91%) VB.NET
6 8 (7.27%) PHP
7 7 (6.36%) T-SQL
7 7 (6.36%) TypeScript
8 5 (4.55%) ActionScript
8 5 (4.55%) ActionScript 3.0
8 5 (4.55%) VB
9 4 (3.64%) VB6
10 3 (2.73%) VBScript
11 2 (1.82%) Ruby
12 1 (0.91%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.91%) Go
12 1 (0.91%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (6.36%) Degree
1 7 (6.36%) ISEB
2 3 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.82%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.91%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.91%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.55%) Oracle
3 3 (2.73%) ATG
3 3 (2.73%) SAP
4 2 (1.82%) Cisco
4 2 (1.82%) hybris
4 2 (1.82%) IBM
4 2 (1.82%) webMethods
5 1 (0.91%) Avaya
5 1 (0.91%) Mitel
5 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.91%) VMware
5 1 (0.91%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.91%) Zend
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