Recruiters Add E-Commerce Skills to Their Candidate Shopping List

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Recruiters posted more than 25,000 online job ads for e-commerce skilled professionals, growing 31% year-over-year, according to WANTED Analytics™.

During July, more than 25,000 job ads were available that called for professionals with e-commerce skills and experience in the United States, according to WANTED Analytics™ (, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. As companies are building out their websites, offering online marketplaces, and creating customized retail platforms, hiring demand for e-commerce professionals has increased. Demand in July grew 31% year-over-year compared to July of 2011 and more than 50% from 2 years ago.

E-commerce skills are most commonly required in technical, marketing, and analyst occupations. Among the most commonly advertised job titles requiring an e-commerce background are Java Developer, Web Developer, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Software Engineer, .NET Developer, Web Designer, and Marketing Director.

Specialists with e-commerce experience are required to have knowledge of particular tools and technologies, especially for positions that will be developing websites and software. Some of these most commonly required skills include:

1. Customer relationship management (CRM)
2. System Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
3. Management consulting
4. Application management
5. Oracle E-Business Suite
6. Project management
7. Adobe LifeCycle ES
8. Microsoft PowerPoint
9. Oracle Java
10. Business development

E-commerce professionals are most frequently recruited for jobs located in New York City. During July, more than 2,700 job ads in the New York metro area required this talent, a 36% increase compared to 2011. Other metro areas with high demand for these skills were Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle. While employers in New York placed the highest number of job ads for this talent pool, one of the highest year-over-year growth areas was actually seen in Los Angeles where demand grew more than 52% since July of 2011.

As hiring demand continues, the limited talent supply of potential candidates with e-commerce experience will create challenges for employers. According to the Hiring Scale™, Recruiters across the United States spend an average of 6 weeks advertising jobs and sourcing candidates for these positions. Each location will, however, experience a varying degree of difficulty when sourcing. Recruiters in Boulder, CO and Albany, NY are currently experiencing some of the most challenging overall recruiting conditions. Fierce competition has emerged as more employers are looking to fill jobs in these areas than the local talent supply can support. In Boulder and Albany, the average posting period is 8 weeks, meaning it is likely to take 2 weeks longer to fill e-commerce positions than on average across the United States.

In comparison, the Hiring Scale also shows that the best markets for recruiting these skills are Charleston (WV), Scranton (PA), and De Moines (IA). Lower hiring demand in these areas, coupled with larger talent supply, means that Recruiters are likely to fill jobs requiring e-commerce skills faster than average.

The Hiring Scale measures conditions in local job markets by comparing hiring demand and labor supply. The Hiring Scale is part of the WANTED Analytics platform that offers business intelligence for the talent marketplace.

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About WANTED Analytics™

WANTED Analytics™ helps recruiting organizations make better decisions faster with real-time business intelligence on jobs, employers, and talent. Analytics brings together, for the first time, years of hiring demand and talent supply data to create a true talent intelligence platform for hard-to-fill positions.

Clients in the staffing, HR, RPO, media, and government sectors use WANTED Analytics™ to find sales leads, analyze employment trends, gather competitive intelligence, forecast economic conditions, and source hard-to-fill positions.

About WANTED Technologies Corporation

WANTED Technologies (TSX-V:WAN) provides real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Founded in 1999, the company’s headquarters are in Quebec City, Canada, and it maintains a US-based subsidiary with primary offices in New York City. WANTED began collecting detailed Hiring Demand data in June 2005, and currently maintains a database of more than 700 million unique job listings. For more information or to sample WANTED’s services, visit

WANTED is also the exclusive data provider for The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series®, the monthly economic indicator of Hiring Demand in the United States.

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