The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 11 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Retail 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.17% 1.45% 3.45%
As % of the General category 17.65% 6.25% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
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£550 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £6.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £13.87 £6.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +113.38%
Retail
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

General Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
17 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 29.31% 23.19% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 6
Average daily rate £420 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.40% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £247 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £450 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Bedford region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Bedford region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Retail
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Retail.

1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mapping
1 1 (33.33%) V-Model
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) ArcSight
1 1 (33.33%) SIEM
1 1 (33.33%) User Stories
1 1 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Retail. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Security Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mapping
1 1 (33.33%) V-Model
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) SIEM
1 1 (33.33%) User Stories
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec
1 1 (33.33%) ArcSight
1 1 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark