Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 September 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.

E-Commerce (Electronic Commerce)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 77 103
Rank change year-on-year -10 +26 -37
Contract jobs citing E-Commerce 127 109 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.50% 2.43% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 2.89% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 87 93
West Midlands median daily rate £395 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £208 £275
90th Percentile £538 £494 £559
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 - -
England median hourly rate £19.50 £26.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year -27.10% -0.93% -19.40%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,274 3,770 5,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.15% 84.00% 83.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,546 2,374 3,144
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 143 124
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +24.05% -17.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.30 £40.21
England median hourly rate £20.90 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.70% +1.31% +3.82%

E-Commerce
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing E-Commerce as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for E-Commerce in the West Midlands

E-Commerce
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for E-Commerce in the West Midlands

E-Commerce
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing E-Commerce in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for E-Commerce in the West Midlands

E-Commerce
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for E-Commerce 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing E-Commerce within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
Birmingham -12 39 £450 +5.88% 18
Warwickshire +19 25 £438 +118.75% 8
Staffordshire +11 20 £375 +10.29% 16
Coventry -17 18 £325 -13.33% 3
Herefordshire -4 10 £240 +11.63%
Solihull -5 3 £353 - 1
Wolverhampton 0 1 £500 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 4
E-Commerce
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for E-Commerce.

1 53 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (38.58%) Retail
3 27 (21.26%) HTML
4 23 (18.11%) JavaScript
5 22 (17.32%) User Experience
6 21 (16.54%) CSS
6 21 (16.54%) Scrum
7 20 (15.75%) TDD
8 19 (14.96%) MVC
8 19 (14.96%) Java
9 18 (14.17%) JIRA
9 18 (14.17%) Git (software)
10 17 (13.39%) .NET
11 16 (12.60%) PHP
11 16 (12.60%) Web Services
11 16 (12.60%) Test Automation
12 15 (11.81%) QA
12 15 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (11.02%) SQL
13 14 (11.02%) BDD
14 13 (10.24%) RESTful
14 13 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
15 12 (9.45%) Magento
15 12 (9.45%) Spring
15 12 (9.45%) Maven
15 12 (9.45%) SOAP
15 12 (9.45%) Jenkins
15 12 (9.45%) Wireframes
16 11 (8.66%) C#
16 11 (8.66%) SQL Server

E-Commerce
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (2.36%) WebSphere
1 3 (2.36%) WordPress
2 2 (1.57%) Apache
2 2 (1.57%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.79%) Confluence
3 1 (0.79%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (9.45%) Magento
2 4 (3.15%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.57%) Shopify
4 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.79%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.24%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.87%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (4.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.15%) npm
6 3 (2.36%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (2.36%) Google Analytics
6 3 (2.36%) Heroku
7 2 (1.57%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.57%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.57%) Route 53
7 2 (1.57%) Yarn
8 1 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.79%) Firebase
8 1 (0.79%) GitHub
8 1 (0.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) SMS
2 1 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.87%) NoSQL
3 8 (6.30%) MySQL
4 7 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.57%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.79%) Cloud Spanner
7 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.79%) Endeca
7 1 (0.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (14.17%) Git (software)
1 18 (14.17%) JIRA
2 12 (9.45%) Jenkins
2 12 (9.45%) Maven
3 10 (7.87%) Hudson
4 8 (6.30%) DbUnit
4 8 (6.30%) jMock
4 8 (6.30%) JUnit
4 8 (6.30%) Mockito
4 8 (6.30%) SonarQube
5 6 (4.72%) AccuRev
5 6 (4.72%) JIRA Agile
5 6 (4.72%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.15%) gulp
6 4 (3.15%) Subversion
7 3 (2.36%) Ant
7 3 (2.36%) Apache Continuum
7 3 (2.36%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.36%) Selenium
7 3 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (38.58%) Retail
2 9 (7.09%) Automotive
2 9 (7.09%) Marketing
3 4 (3.15%) Finance
4 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.57%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (30.71%) Developer
2 27 (21.26%) Analyst
3 20 (15.75%) Architect
4 14 (11.02%) Business Analyst
4 14 (11.02%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.87%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 9 (7.09%) Full Stack Developer
6 9 (7.09%) Java Developer
7 8 (6.30%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.30%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 7 (5.51%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.72%) Enterprise Architect
9 6 (4.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (4.72%) QA Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) Digital Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) Digital Architect
10 5 (3.94%) Digital Project Manager
10 5 (3.94%) E-Commerce Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.26%) HTML
2 21 (16.54%) CSS
3 17 (13.39%) .NET
4 16 (12.60%) Web Services
5 13 (10.24%) RESTful
6 12 (9.45%) SOAP
6 12 (9.45%) Spring
7 9 (7.09%) HTML5
7 9 (7.09%) J2EE
7 9 (7.09%) jQuery
7 9 (7.09%) KnockoutJS
7 9 (7.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (6.30%) Apache Camel
8 8 (6.30%) PowerMock
8 8 (6.30%) React
8 8 (6.30%) Spring Boot
9 7 (5.51%) ASP.NET
9 7 (5.51%) Node.js
9 7 (5.51%) Sass
10 6 (4.72%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.32%) User Experience
2 10 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.51%) NHS
4 6 (4.72%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.94%) FMCG
6 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.57%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.57%) iPad
7 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.57%) Social Media
7 2 (1.57%) W3C
8 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.72%) Linux
2 4 (3.15%) Unix
2 4 (3.15%) Windows
3 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (16.54%) Scrum
3 20 (15.75%) TDD
4 19 (14.96%) MVC
5 16 (12.60%) Test Automation
6 15 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (11.02%) BDD
8 12 (9.45%) Wireframes
9 11 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (8.66%) Kanban
10 10 (7.87%) SDLC
10 10 (7.87%) Waterfall
11 9 (7.09%) A/B Testing
11 9 (7.09%) Front End Development
11 9 (7.09%) Project Management
11 9 (7.09%) User Stories
12 8 (6.30%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 7 (5.51%) Acceptance Criteria
13 7 (5.51%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.11%) JavaScript
2 19 (14.96%) Java
3 16 (12.60%) PHP
4 14 (11.02%) SQL
5 11 (8.66%) C#
6 6 (4.72%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.15%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.57%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.57%) ES6
8 2 (1.57%) ES7
8 2 (1.57%) ES8
8 2 (1.57%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.57%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.79%) Java 8
9 1 (0.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.94%) Degree
4 2 (1.57%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.79%) CBAP
5 1 (0.79%) CISSP
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB
5 1 (0.79%) MBA
5 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.81%) QA
2 8 (6.30%) PMO
3 5 (3.94%) GDPR
4 2 (1.57%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (6.30%) vSphere
2 6 (4.72%) Docker
3 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) Puppet
1 2 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (1.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (7.87%) Google
2 8 (6.30%) VMware
3 4 (3.15%) Twitter
3 4 (3.15%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.36%) Adobe
4 3 (2.36%) hybris
4 3 (2.36%) IBM
4 3 (2.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.36%) Omniture
4 3 (2.36%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.57%) ATG
5 2 (1.57%) Oracle
5 2 (1.57%) SAP
5 2 (1.57%) Zend
6 1 (0.79%) Demandware
6 1 (0.79%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.79%) Remedy
6 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com