Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for E-Commerce skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited E-Commerce over the 6 months to 22 January 2019 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.

E-Commerce (Electronic Commerce)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 61 56
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing E-Commerce 3,368 3,564 3,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.38% 3.58% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 4.17% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,432 2,563 2,570
UK median daily rate £465 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £302
90th Percentile £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -4.65% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 21
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £33.00 £21.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.82% +56.92% -31.61%
10th Percentile £11.03 £25.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.10 £43.75 £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £34.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -27.54% +115.63% -40.19%

E-Commerce is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,684 85,539 81,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.99% 85.87% 85.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,252 57,186 53,627
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,197 2,029 2,360
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.00 £23.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.13% -0.41% -1.72%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.55 £48.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.37 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.81% +6.67% -10.00%

E-Commerce
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for E-Commerce in the UK

E-Commerce
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for E-Commerce in the UK

E-Commerce
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing E-Commerce over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for E-Commerce in the UK

E-Commerce
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for E-Commerce in the UK

E-Commerce
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing E-Commerce over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for E-Commerce in the UK

E-Commerce
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing E-Commerce within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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 -9 3,298 £465 -0.53% 1,139
London -6 1,936 £500 +1.52% 507
UK excluding London -17 1,385 £405 -4.65% 654
North of England +23 452 £375 - 254
South East +18 419 £438 +2.94% 117
Midlands -21 234 £413 -2.94% 113
North West +2 220 £385 +2.67% 152
Yorkshire +46 213 £375 -3.23% 96
East of England -43 160 £450 - 78
West Midlands -37 115 £395 -1.25% 58
East Midlands -2 112 £424 -5.83% 55
South West -41 98 £463 +8.82% 71
North East +6 19 £420 -35.38% 6
Scotland -30 19 £450 - 9
Wales -27 7 £500 -4.76% 8

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing E-Commerce 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 E-Commerce.

1 1,619 (48.07%) Agile Software Development
2 871 (25.86%) Retail
3 841 (24.97%) JavaScript
4 681 (20.22%) Java
5 595 (17.67%) HTML
6 544 (16.15%) CSS
7 537 (15.94%) Scrum
8 496 (14.73%) TDD
9 488 (14.49%) .NET
10 440 (13.06%) SQL
11 431 (12.80%) Amazon AWS
12 413 (12.26%) C#
13 403 (11.97%) Microservices
14 401 (11.91%) Git (software)
15 380 (11.28%) User Experience
16 335 (9.95%) React
17 325 (9.65%) DevOps
18 324 (9.62%) JIRA
19 322 (9.56%) Jenkins
20 319 (9.47%) BDD
21 315 (9.35%) MVC
22 314 (9.32%) Web Services
23 297 (8.82%) Finance
24 295 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
25 294 (8.73%) Node.js
26 289 (8.58%) SQL Server
27 259 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
28 256 (7.60%) Test Automation
29 255 (7.57%) AngularJS
30 251 (7.45%) Docker

E-Commerce
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
1 213 (6.32%) CMS
2 136 (4.04%) Confluence
3 97 (2.88%) WebSphere
4 67 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
5 61 (1.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 53 (1.57%) Apache
7 43 (1.28%) IIS
8 42 (1.25%) Mule
9 40 (1.19%) WordPress
10 36 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
11 34 (1.01%) Drupal
12 29 (0.86%) Tomcat
13 27 (0.80%) SharePoint
14 25 (0.74%) Umbraco
15 23 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 21 (0.62%) Apache Spark
17 20 (0.59%) CoreMedia CMS
18 19 (0.56%) Commerce Server
19 14 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
20 12 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 79 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (1.37%) InVision
2 46 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (1.31%) Photoshop
4 39 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 22 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
8 8 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.089%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.089%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (0.059%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.059%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.059%) EngageOne
10 2 (0.059%) Flinto
10 2 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.030%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.030%) SPSS
11 1 (0.030%) Stata
Business Applications
1 160 (4.75%) Magento
2 57 (1.69%) SAP Hybris
3 20 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
4 19 (0.56%) Shopify
5 14 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.36%) NetSuite
6 12 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
7 8 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
8 6 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.18%) Oracle CRM On Demand
9 5 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.12%) Fredhopper
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.089%) BASE24
11 3 (0.089%) OpenCart
11 3 (0.089%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 3 (0.089%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.089%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 431 (12.80%) Amazon AWS
2 245 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
4 90 (2.67%) Serverless
5 84 (2.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 81 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
7 75 (2.23%) Google Analytics
8 45 (1.34%) GitHub
9 43 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
10 37 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 34 (1.01%) Amazon S3
11 34 (1.01%) SaaS
12 30 (0.89%) Adobe Analytics
13 25 (0.74%) Apigee
14 23 (0.68%) Google Tag Manager
14 23 (0.68%) Office 365
15 22 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 21 (0.62%) PaaS
17 19 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
18 18 (0.53%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 50 (1.48%) HTTP
2 47 (1.40%) Firewall
3 43 (1.28%) Internet
4 24 (0.71%) DNS
5 21 (0.62%) LAN
6 19 (0.56%) TCP/IP
7 16 (0.48%) WAN
8 14 (0.42%) VPN
9 10 (0.30%) Network Security
10 7 (0.21%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.18%) ATM
12 5 (0.15%) BIG-IP
12 5 (0.15%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.15%) Intranet
12 5 (0.15%) SMS
13 4 (0.12%) DHCP
13 4 (0.12%) NetScaler
13 4 (0.12%) Skype
13 4 (0.12%) SSL
13 4 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (8.58%) SQL Server
2 182 (5.40%) MySQL
3 145 (4.31%) NoSQL
4 107 (3.18%) Relational Database
5 74 (2.20%) Big Data
6 67 (1.99%) MongoDB
7 60 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
8 53 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 52 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
10 43 (1.28%) BigQuery
11 36 (1.07%) Hadoop
12 32 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 30 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
14 29 (0.86%) Redis
15 27 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
16 26 (0.77%) Power BI
17 24 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
17 24 (0.71%) Oracle Database
18 20 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 18 (0.53%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 401 (11.91%) Git (software)
2 324 (9.62%) JIRA
3 322 (9.56%) Jenkins
4 166 (4.93%) Maven
5 127 (3.77%) Selenium
6 124 (3.68%) JUnit
7 82 (2.43%) Mockito
8 79 (2.35%) Cucumber
9 77 (2.29%) SonarQube
10 66 (1.96%) WebDriver
11 65 (1.93%) DbUnit
12 64 (1.90%) jMock
13 63 (1.87%) TeamCity
14 55 (1.63%) Gradle
15 46 (1.37%) Subversion
16 44 (1.31%) Bitbucket
17 39 (1.16%) webpack
18 38 (1.13%) AccuRev
18 38 (1.13%) gulp
19 36 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 871 (25.86%) Retail
2 297 (8.82%) Finance
3 215 (6.38%) Marketing
4 141 (4.19%) Banking
5 58 (1.72%) Law
6 37 (1.10%) Games
7 35 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 35 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 32 (0.95%) Legal
9 30 (0.89%) Automotive
10 26 (0.77%) Front Office
11 25 (0.74%) Advertising
12 24 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 21 (0.62%) Publishing
14 20 (0.59%) French Language
15 17 (0.50%) Back Office
16 12 (0.36%) Online Betting
17 11 (0.33%) German Language
18 10 (0.30%) Electronics
19 9 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,294 (38.42%) Developer
2 392 (11.64%) Analyst
3 248 (7.36%) .NET Developer
4 246 (7.30%) Java Developer
5 242 (7.19%) Architect
6 221 (6.56%) Senior Developer
7 204 (6.06%) Business Analyst
7 204 (6.06%) Project Manager
8 185 (5.49%) C# Developer
9 174 (5.17%) E-Commerce Developer
10 161 (4.78%) React Developer
11 143 (4.25%) E-Commerce Manager
12 142 (4.22%) Designer
12 142 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
13 137 (4.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 130 (3.86%) JavaScript Developer
15 129 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
16 117 (3.47%) E-Commerce Analyst
17 101 (3.00%) PHP Developer
17 101 (3.00%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 595 (17.67%) HTML
2 544 (16.15%) CSS
3 488 (14.49%) .NET
4 335 (9.95%) React
5 314 (9.32%) Web Services
6 294 (8.73%) Node.js
7 255 (7.57%) AngularJS
8 251 (7.45%) RESTful
9 242 (7.19%) Spring
10 203 (6.03%) HTML5
11 201 (5.97%) jQuery
12 172 (5.11%) CSS3
12 172 (5.11%) REST
13 168 (4.99%) J2EE
14 159 (4.72%) ASP.NET
15 129 (3.83%) Sass
16 128 (3.80%) SOAP
17 121 (3.59%) Spring Boot
18 114 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
19 113 (3.36%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 380 (11.28%) User Experience
2 194 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 191 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
4 166 (4.93%) Mobile App
5 128 (3.80%) iPad
6 34 (1.01%) Management Information System
7 33 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
8 32 (0.95%) Algorithms
8 32 (0.95%) Social Media
9 30 (0.89%) W3C
10 29 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (0.83%) Data Structures
11 28 (0.83%) Fintech
11 28 (0.83%) Virtual Team
12 22 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 21 (0.62%) FMCG
13 21 (0.62%) NHS
14 14 (0.42%) PKI
14 14 (0.42%) Public Cloud
15 13 (0.39%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 162 (4.81%) Linux
2 110 (3.27%) Unix
3 102 (3.03%) Windows
4 78 (2.32%) Android
5 65 (1.93%) Apple iOS
6 28 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.18%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.12%) Debian
10 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.089%) CentOS
12 1 (0.030%) AIX
12 1 (0.030%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.030%) SUSE
12 1 (0.030%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.030%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.030%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.030%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,619 (48.07%) Agile Software Development
2 537 (15.94%) Scrum
3 496 (14.73%) TDD
4 403 (11.97%) Microservices
5 325 (9.65%) DevOps
6 319 (9.47%) BDD
7 315 (9.35%) MVC
8 295 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
9 259 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 256 (7.60%) Test Automation
11 209 (6.21%) Analytics
12 208 (6.18%) Kanban
13 207 (6.15%) Front End Development
14 194 (5.76%) Project Management
15 193 (5.73%) OO
16 182 (5.40%) Software Engineering
17 177 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
18 170 (5.05%) Web Development
19 153 (4.54%) Business Intelligence
19 153 (4.54%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 841 (24.97%) JavaScript
2 681 (20.22%) Java
3 440 (13.06%) SQL
4 413 (12.26%) C#
5 242 (7.19%) PHP
6 167 (4.96%) Python
7 103 (3.06%) Java 8
8 81 (2.40%) Scala
9 60 (1.78%) ES6
9 60 (1.78%) VB.NET
10 57 (1.69%) Ruby
11 56 (1.66%) T-SQL
12 43 (1.28%) TypeScript
13 38 (1.13%) Groovy
14 35 (1.04%) Bash Shell
15 33 (0.98%) PowerShell
16 30 (0.89%) C++
17 26 (0.77%) PHP 7
18 23 (0.68%) Perl
19 17 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 148 (4.39%) Degree
2 27 (0.80%) Security Cleared
3 26 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (0.68%) PMP
5 21 (0.62%) SC Cleared
6 19 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 19 (0.56%) PMI Certification
7 16 (0.48%) ISEB
8 13 (0.39%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (0.33%) CISSP
10 11 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.24%) CISM
11 8 (0.24%) PCI QSA
12 6 (0.18%) CCNP
12 6 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.15%) CCNA
13 5 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (6.44%) QA
2 52 (1.54%) PMO
3 30 (0.89%) GDPR
4 26 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.33%) SLA
8 9 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
9 7 (0.21%) WCAG
10 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.12%) COBIT
11 4 (0.12%) PA-DSS
12 3 (0.089%) MiFID
13 2 (0.059%) PSD2
13 2 (0.059%) SEPA
14 1 (0.030%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.030%) Dodd-Frank
14 1 (0.030%) EMIR
14 1 (0.030%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.030%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 251 (7.45%) Docker
2 62 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (1.66%) vSphere
4 15 (0.45%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.18%) vCloud
7 5 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.12%) KVM
8 4 (0.12%) LXC
9 3 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.059%) HDFS
10 2 (0.059%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.030%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.030%) Xen
Systems Management
1 177 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 99 (2.94%) Terraform
3 90 (2.67%) Ansible
4 58 (1.72%) Puppet
5 26 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
6 24 (0.71%) ZABBIX
7 21 (0.62%) Kibana
7 21 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (0.56%) logstash
9 16 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.30%) Nagios
11 9 (0.27%) Grafana
11 9 (0.27%) HP Fortify
12 8 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
12 8 (0.24%) Uchiwa
13 7 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.21%) Pingdom
13 7 (0.21%) SCCM
13 7 (0.21%) SCOM
13 7 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 231 (6.86%) hybris
2 170 (5.05%) Google
3 165 (4.90%) Microsoft
3 165 (4.90%) Oracle
4 160 (4.75%) Adobe
5 118 (3.50%) SAP
6 81 (2.40%) VMware
7 58 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
8 52 (1.54%) IBM
8 52 (1.54%) Tableau
9 47 (1.40%) Sitecore
10 40 (1.19%) ATG
11 39 (1.16%) Demandware
12 33 (0.98%) Atlassian
13 30 (0.89%) New Relic
14 28 (0.83%) MuleSoft
15 27 (0.80%) Cisco
16 25 (0.74%) Xerox
17 24 (0.71%) Splunk
18 21 (0.62%) Red Hat