Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Commerce Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Commerce Server over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Commerce Server
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 883 886 861
Rank change year-on-year +3 -25 +27
Contract jobs citing Commerce Server 21 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.012% 0.028%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.12% 0.070% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 20
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £385 £335 £318
90th Percentile £475 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £500
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Commerce Server is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17,532 17,141 18,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.72% 16.59% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,276 11,373 12,049
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +0.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 423 439
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.14
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.76 £47.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +10.81%

Commerce Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Commerce Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Commerce Server in the UK

Commerce Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Commerce Server.

Contractor daily rate trend for Commerce Server in the UK

Commerce Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Commerce Server in the UK

Commerce Server
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Commerce Server within the UK over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 21 £450 -
London +43 20 £450 -
North West -9 1 - -
North of England -14 1 - -
UK excluding London -37 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Commerce Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Commerce Server.

1 21 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 20 (95.24%) Java
3 19 (90.48%) Unix
3 19 (90.48%) E-Commerce
3 19 (90.48%) Git (software)
4 18 (85.71%) Relational Database
4 18 (85.71%) Retail
4 18 (85.71%) Validation
4 18 (85.71%) MVC
4 18 (85.71%) CRM
4 18 (85.71%) B2B
4 18 (85.71%) B2C
4 18 (85.71%) OOP
4 18 (85.71%) OO
4 18 (85.71%) RAD
4 18 (85.71%) J2EE
5 16 (76.19%) CSS
5 16 (76.19%) HTML
5 16 (76.19%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (71.43%) HTML5
6 15 (71.43%) CSS3
6 15 (71.43%) HTTP
6 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
6 15 (71.43%) DOM
7 2 (9.52%) ITIL
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle
7 2 (9.52%) Linux
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) Web Development

Commerce Server
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (85.71%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (90.48%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (85.71%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Developer
2 1 (4.76%) Consultant
2 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce Manager
2 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce Project Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Manager
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Project Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
2 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Consultant
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (85.71%) J2EE
2 16 (76.19%) CSS
2 16 (76.19%) HTML
3 15 (71.43%) CSS3
3 15 (71.43%) DOM
3 15 (71.43%) HTML5
4 1 (4.76%) Dojo
4 1 (4.76%) EJB
4 1 (4.76%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (4.76%) JPA
4 1 (4.76%) JSP
4 1 (4.76%) Kafka
4 1 (4.76%) Spring
4 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (76.19%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Unix
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) AIX
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) SUSE
3 1 (4.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) E-Commerce
2 18 (85.71%) B2B
2 18 (85.71%) B2C
2 18 (85.71%) CRM
2 18 (85.71%) MVC
2 18 (85.71%) OO
2 18 (85.71%) OOP
2 18 (85.71%) RAD
2 18 (85.71%) Validation
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) TDD
3 2 (9.52%) Web Development
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) DNA
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) Java
2 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Java 8
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Dell
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.76%) Sun
2 1 (4.76%) Xerox