Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 101 148 85
Rank change year-on-year +47 -63 -15
Contract jobs citing E-Commerce 2,109 598 2,326
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.47% 1.85% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.12% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,540 420 1,728
10th Percentile £363 £274 £313
25th Percentile £425 £363 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +15.56% -5.26% -
75th Percentile £600 £550 £550
90th Percentile £688 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £423 £438
% change year-on-year +12.43% -3.43% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
10th Percentile £22.00 £20.95 £19.20
25th Percentile £25.00 £23.02 £20.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.85 £27.25
Median % change year-on-year -2.76% +13.21% +39.74%
75th Percentile £35.00 £37.50 £53.75
90th Percentile £60.60 £47.20 £62.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.41 £28.83 £27.25
% change year-on-year -1.45% +5.79% +31.33%

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 75,931 28,184 73,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.07% 87.06% 87.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,858 19,135 49,289
10th Percentile £320 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £440 £438
% change year-on-year +5.11% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,703 820 2,172
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.64 £11.80
25th Percentile £14.68 £15.48 £14.90
Median hourly rate £24.79 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.84% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £57.17 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -8.89% +4.65% +10.91%

E-Commerce
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for E-Commerce in the UK

E-Commerce
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing E-Commerce.

Daily rate trend for E-Commerce in the UK

E-Commerce
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing E-Commerce over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for E-Commerce in the UK

E-Commerce
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing E-Commerce.

Hourly rate trend for E-Commerce in the UK

E-Commerce
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing E-Commerce over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for E-Commerce in the UK

E-Commerce
Top 17 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 27 October 2021. 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 +45 1,785 £525 +16.67% 674
London +11 1,019 £538 +18.13% 271
Work from Home +9 753 £500 +17.65% 152
UK excluding London +67 687 £475 +12.43% 429
South East +24 189 £488 +5.41% 81
North of England +23 158 £473 +18.13% 140
Midlands 0 112 £425 -5.56% 88
East of England +23 109 £550 +57.14% 49
South West +23 100 £475 +31.03% 46
North West +20 99 £454 +21.17% 89
West Midlands -29 54 £450 +2.86% 46
East Midlands +9 53 £403 -12.97% 41
Yorkshire -20 53 £500 +19.05% 46
Scotland -77 14 £500 +66.67% 14
North East -7 6 £513 -8.48% 5
Wales -28 3 £375 +15.38% 8
Northern Ireland - 1 £500 - 4

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 791 (37.51%) Agile Software Development
2 538 (25.51%) Retail
3 441 (20.91%) Social Skills
4 426 (20.20%) JavaScript
5 364 (17.26%) DevOps
6 337 (15.98%) Java
7 327 (15.50%) React
8 287 (13.61%) Azure
9 278 (13.18%) AWS
10 267 (12.66%) Microservices
11 257 (12.19%) Scrum
12 254 (12.04%) Node.js
13 233 (11.05%) HTML
14 232 (11.00%) Finance
15 229 (10.86%) CSS
16 214 (10.15%) TDD
17 212 (10.05%) Marketing
18 210 (9.96%) SQL
19 200 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
20 197 (9.34%) User Experience
21 183 (8.68%) Kubernetes
22 177 (8.39%) Docker
23 172 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
24 169 (8.01%) Python
25 168 (7.97%) Full Stack Development
26 159 (7.54%) JIRA
27 156 (7.40%) TypeScript
28 153 (7.25%) Mobile App
29 152 (7.21%) Git (software)
30 151 (7.16%) Front End Development

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
1 107 (5.07%) CMS
2 58 (2.75%) Confluence
3 51 (2.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 27 (1.28%) IBM Domino
5 25 (1.19%) Apache
6 23 (1.09%) WebSphere
7 22 (1.04%) WordPress
8 21 (1.00%) Apache Spark
9 18 (0.85%) Jupyter
10 16 (0.76%) Headless CMS
10 16 (0.76%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.71%) SharePoint
12 12 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
13 11 (0.52%) Apache Solr
13 11 (0.52%) Drupal
13 11 (0.52%) nginx
14 10 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (0.43%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.38%) IIS
16 8 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 56 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (1.85%) Sketch
3 31 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (1.28%) InVision
5 18 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 18 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.81%) Zeplin
7 16 (0.76%) MS Visio
8 15 (0.71%) Figma
9 12 (0.57%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.38%) Adobe XD
11 7 (0.33%) Marvel
12 6 (0.28%) Chatbot
12 6 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
13 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
15 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
16 1 (0.047%) InDesign
16 1 (0.047%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 120 (5.69%) Magento
2 52 (2.47%) Shopify
3 43 (2.04%) SAP Hybris
4 24 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
5 13 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
7 6 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
8 5 (0.24%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.19%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.19%) Social Studio
9 4 (0.19%) Workfront
10 3 (0.14%) Sprinklr
11 2 (0.095%) BASE24
11 2 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
11 2 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.095%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.095%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
11 2 (0.095%) Workday HCM
12 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 287 (13.61%) Azure
2 278 (13.18%) AWS
3 140 (6.64%) GCP
4 130 (6.16%) Serverless
5 73 (3.46%) SaaS
6 65 (3.08%) AWS Lambda
7 51 (2.42%) Power Platform
8 45 (2.13%) GitHub
9 40 (1.90%) PaaS
10 35 (1.66%) Google Analytics
11 33 (1.56%) Azure Service Bus
12 32 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
13 25 (1.19%) IaaS
14 23 (1.09%) npm
15 20 (0.95%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 19 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
17 14 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
18 13 (0.62%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 12 (0.57%) Azure Functions
20 10 (0.47%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.13%) HTTP
2 39 (1.85%) Internet
3 19 (0.90%) Firewall
4 16 (0.76%) DNS
5 14 (0.66%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.43%) WAN
7 8 (0.38%) Intranet
7 8 (0.38%) SAN
7 8 (0.38%) SMS
8 7 (0.33%) FTP
8 7 (0.33%) SSL
9 5 (0.24%) Network Security
9 5 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.19%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.19%) LAN
10 4 (0.19%) MVNO
10 4 (0.19%) NAS
10 4 (0.19%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.095%) ATM
11 2 (0.095%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (3.37%) MySQL
2 65 (3.08%) NoSQL
3 54 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 52 (2.47%) SQL Server
5 50 (2.37%) Power BI
6 46 (2.18%) Big Data
7 40 (1.90%) MongoDB
8 38 (1.80%) Tableau
9 31 (1.47%) RDBMS
9 31 (1.47%) Redis
10 26 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (1.04%) BigQuery
12 21 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
14 15 (0.71%) Data Lake
15 13 (0.62%) Cloud Spanner
16 12 (0.57%) Hadoop
16 12 (0.57%) MariaDB
17 10 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 159 (7.54%) JIRA
2 152 (7.21%) Git (software)
3 135 (6.40%) Jenkins
4 45 (2.13%) Maven
5 43 (2.04%) Mockito
5 43 (2.04%) Selenium
6 38 (1.80%) JUnit
7 33 (1.56%) Cypress.io
7 33 (1.56%) webpack
8 28 (1.33%) Bitbucket
9 26 (1.23%) CircleCI
9 26 (1.23%) gulp
10 23 (1.09%) SonarQube
11 20 (0.95%) Cucumber
12 19 (0.90%) Grunt
12 19 (0.90%) Travis CI
12 19 (0.90%) WebDriver
13 17 (0.81%) Subversion
14 16 (0.76%) Postman
14 16 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 538 (25.51%) Retail
2 441 (20.91%) Social Skills
3 232 (11.00%) Finance
4 212 (10.05%) Marketing
5 109 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
6 79 (3.75%) Presentation Skills
7 42 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 36 (1.71%) Organisational Skills
9 35 (1.66%) Automotive
10 32 (1.52%) Influencing Skills
11 29 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 28 (1.33%) Manufacturing
13 26 (1.23%) Advertising
14 25 (1.19%) Public Sector
15 24 (1.14%) Banking
15 24 (1.14%) Front Office
16 23 (1.09%) Games
17 18 (0.85%) Billing
18 16 (0.76%) Publishing
19 15 (0.71%) Law
Job Titles
1 620 (29.40%) Developer
2 279 (13.23%) Architect
3 221 (10.48%) Analyst
4 157 (7.44%) Business Analyst
5 150 (7.11%) Solutions Architect
6 138 (6.54%) React Developer
7 136 (6.45%) Project Manager
8 109 (5.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 93 (4.41%) Senior Developer
10 77 (3.65%) E-Commerce Manager
11 75 (3.56%) Java Developer
12 72 (3.41%) Data Engineer
12 72 (3.41%) Full Stack Developer
13 69 (3.27%) E-Commerce Analyst
14 63 (2.99%) Designer
15 61 (2.89%) E-Commerce Architect
15 61 (2.89%) JavaScript Developer
16 60 (2.84%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
17 50 (2.37%) .NET Developer
18 49 (2.32%) E-Commerce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (15.50%) React
2 254 (12.04%) Node.js
3 233 (11.05%) HTML
4 229 (10.86%) CSS
5 149 (7.06%) .NET
6 136 (6.45%) GraphQL
7 120 (5.69%) REST
8 91 (4.31%) RESTful
9 90 (4.27%) Spring
10 77 (3.65%) Web Services
11 76 (3.60%) HTML5
12 71 (3.37%) Redux
13 66 (3.13%) .NET Core
14 65 (3.08%) CSS3
15 64 (3.03%) AngularJS
15 64 (3.03%) JSON
16 62 (2.94%) Sass
17 61 (2.89%) Kafka
18 60 (2.84%) jQuery
19 48 (2.28%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 197 (9.34%) User Experience
2 153 (7.25%) Mobile App
3 89 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
4 87 (4.13%) iPad
5 56 (2.66%) FMCG
6 53 (2.51%) Virtual Team
7 52 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
8 34 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
9 28 (1.33%) Management Information System
10 25 (1.19%) Public Cloud
11 24 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 24 (1.14%) Legacy Systems
12 23 (1.09%) Social Media
13 21 (1.00%) Cloud Native
14 20 (0.95%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.66%) Data Centre
16 14 (0.66%) Digital Media
17 13 (0.62%) Private Cloud
18 11 (0.52%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 81 (3.84%) Linux
2 39 (1.85%) Windows
3 36 (1.71%) Apple iOS
3 36 (1.71%) Unix
4 31 (1.47%) Android
5 10 (0.47%) Debian
6 9 (0.43%) VMS
7 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.24%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.19%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.047%) CentOS
11 1 (0.047%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 791 (37.51%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (17.26%) DevOps
3 267 (12.66%) Microservices
4 257 (12.19%) Scrum
5 214 (10.15%) TDD
6 200 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 168 (7.97%) Full Stack Development
8 151 (7.16%) Front End Development
9 143 (6.78%) Analytics
9 143 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
9 143 (6.78%) Test Automation
10 140 (6.64%) CRM
11 130 (6.16%) B2B
12 129 (6.12%) Project Management
13 122 (5.78%) B2C
14 120 (5.69%) Software Engineering
15 116 (5.50%) BDD
16 108 (5.12%) SDLC
17 107 (5.07%) Project Delivery
18 96 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 426 (20.20%) JavaScript
2 337 (15.98%) Java
3 210 (9.96%) SQL
4 169 (8.01%) Python
5 156 (7.40%) TypeScript
6 137 (6.50%) C#
7 88 (4.17%) PHP
8 70 (3.32%) ES6
9 65 (3.08%) Java 11
10 53 (2.51%) Scala
11 36 (1.71%) Go
12 33 (1.56%) Kotlin
12 33 (1.56%) Ruby
13 27 (1.28%) VBA
14 23 (1.09%) Java 8
15 21 (1.00%) ES7
16 19 (0.90%) Groovy
17 15 (0.71%) Apple Swift
18 13 (0.62%) C++
19 11 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 71 (3.37%) Degree
2 22 (1.04%) Security Cleared
3 19 (0.90%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (0.38%) Master's Degree
5 7 (0.33%) PMP
6 5 (0.24%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.19%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.19%) CISSP
7 4 (0.19%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.14%) ISEB
8 3 (0.14%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.095%) APMP
9 2 (0.095%) CCNP
9 2 (0.095%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.047%) CCNA
10 1 (0.047%) CISM
10 1 (0.047%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.46%) QA
2 56 (2.66%) Accessibility
3 14 (0.66%) SLA
4 13 (0.62%) GDPR
5 12 (0.57%) PMO
6 7 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.095%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.095%) NIST
8 2 (0.095%) PSD2
8 2 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.095%) WCAG
9 1 (0.047%) COBIT
9 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.047%) Section 508
9 1 (0.047%) WAI
System Software
1 177 (8.39%) Docker
2 15 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.19%) NFS
4 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.047%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.047%) Firmware
5 1 (0.047%) GlusterFS
5 1 (0.047%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.047%) iptables
5 1 (0.047%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.047%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.047%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.047%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 183 (8.68%) Kubernetes
2 147 (6.97%) Terraform
3 50 (2.37%) Ansible
4 25 (1.19%) Grafana
5 23 (1.09%) Puppet
6 18 (0.85%) Prometheus
7 8 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.33%) BladeLogic
9 6 (0.28%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.14%) Kibana
13 2 (0.095%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.095%) Istio
13 2 (0.095%) Oozie
14 1 (0.047%) logstash
14 1 (0.047%) Mesos
14 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Intune
14 1 (0.047%) SCOM
14 1 (0.047%) WMI
Vendors
1 172 (8.16%) Salesforce.com
2 130 (6.16%) hybris
3 122 (5.78%) Google
4 115 (5.45%) SAP
5 111 (5.26%) Adobe
6 75 (3.56%) Microsoft
7 50 (2.37%) Oracle
8 35 (1.66%) IBM
9 32 (1.52%) MuleSoft
10 27 (1.28%) Demandware
10 27 (1.28%) Xerox
11 25 (1.19%) Alteryx
12 24 (1.14%) Dataiku
13 23 (1.09%) VMware
14 20 (0.95%) New Relic
15 15 (0.71%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
16 14 (0.66%) Sitecore
17 12 (0.57%) Databricks
18 10 (0.47%) Cisco
18 10 (0.47%) Dynatrace