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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 634 618
Rank change year-on-year +57 -16  
Contract jobs citing Commerce Server 6 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.011% 0.024%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.077% 0.066% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Median daily rate £375 £550 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.81% +12.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £480 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £585 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 - £476
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7799 9160 9338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.36% 17.21% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5106 5825 5538
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 226 346
Median hourly rate £18.68 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.60% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

Commerce Server
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Commerce Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Commerce Server over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Commerce Server in the UK

Commerce Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Commerce Server in the UK

Commerce Server
Top 4 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 6 £375 -31.81% 1
London +34 5 £375 -31.81%
Manchester - 1 £550 -
North West - 1 £550 -

Commerce Server
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Commerce Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Commerce Server.

1 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 14 (77.78%) WebSphere
4 13 (72.22%) IBM
5 12 (66.67%) MVC
5 12 (66.67%) Oracle
6 11 (61.11%) Java
6 11 (61.11%) JSP
7 10 (55.56%) Spring
7 10 (55.56%) ATG
7 10 (55.56%) J2EE
7 10 (55.56%) MySQL
7 10 (55.56%) Web Services
7 10 (55.56%) JSTL
7 10 (55.56%) Spring MVC
7 10 (55.56%) hybris
7 10 (55.56%) Relational Database
8 9 (50.00%) E-Commerce
9 8 (44.44%) XML
10 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
11 6 (33.33%) jQuery
12 5 (27.78%) RESTful
12 5 (27.78%) Mockito
12 5 (27.78%) Java EE
12 5 (27.78%) REST
12 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (27.78%) Aerospace
12 5 (27.78%) SOAP
12 5 (27.78%) Linux

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 14 (77.78%) WebSphere
2 3 (16.67%) Apache
2 3 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (16.67%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (5.56%) CICS
3 1 (5.56%) Commerce Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) EPiServer
3 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Fredhopper
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) MySQL
1 10 (55.56%) Relational Database
2 5 (27.78%) DB2
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Ant
1 5 (27.78%) JUnit
1 5 (27.78%) Maven
1 5 (27.78%) Mockito
2 1 (5.56%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (27.78%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) Hybris Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Hybris Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Java Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Java Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Test Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) JSP
2 10 (55.56%) J2EE
2 10 (55.56%) JSTL
2 10 (55.56%) Spring
2 10 (55.56%) Spring MVC
2 10 (55.56%) Web Services
3 8 (44.44%) XML
4 6 (33.33%) jQuery
5 5 (27.78%) CSS
5 5 (27.78%) HTML
5 5 (27.78%) Java EE
5 5 (27.78%) REST
5 5 (27.78%) RESTful
5 5 (27.78%) SOAP
6 3 (16.67%) .NET
6 3 (16.67%) Ajax
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 3 (16.67%) JSON
6 3 (16.67%) Worklight
7 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) AIX
2 3 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) MVS
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) MVC
3 9 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) Mobile First
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) Prototyping
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 11 (61.11%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) C#
4 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.56%) COBOL
5 1 (5.56%) JCL
5 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.56%) Time Sharing Option
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) IBM
2 12 (66.67%) Oracle
3 10 (55.56%) ATG
3 10 (55.56%) hybris
4 3 (16.67%) AppDynamics
4 3 (16.67%) Splunk
5 1 (5.56%) Adobe
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) VMware