The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 7 4 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing Retail 63 43 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.32% 15.30% 6.07%
As % of the General category 47.37% 42.57% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 32 12
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £240 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £645 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +19.23%
Retail
East of England

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

General Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
133 101 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 34.46% 35.94% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 69 46
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £240 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £598 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £13.80 £36.25 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.93% -0.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -10 17 £438 +2.94% 2
Dunstable 0 12 £493 +3.68% 3
Bedford +4 3 £550 +76.00%
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 58 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 40 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (22.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (17.93%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (16.55%) Project Management
6 23 (15.86%) Microsoft
7 22 (15.17%) Finance
8 14 (9.66%) Scrum
8 14 (9.66%) PRINCE2
8 14 (9.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (8.97%) EPoS
10 11 (7.59%) SOA
10 11 (7.59%) Change Management
10 11 (7.59%) PCI DSS
10 11 (7.59%) FMCG
11 10 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (6.90%) Java
12 9 (6.21%) C#
12 9 (6.21%) .NET
12 9 (6.21%) MS Excel
12 9 (6.21%) CMS
12 9 (6.21%) Sitecore CMS
12 9 (6.21%) Sitecore
12 9 (6.21%) Waterfall
12 9 (6.21%) Technical Architecture
13 8 (5.52%) Risk Management
13 8 (5.52%) Active Directory
14 7 (4.83%) MS Project
14 7 (4.83%) Performance Management
15 6 (4.14%) SCCM

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.21%) CMS
1 9 (6.21%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (4.14%) IIS
3 1 (0.69%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.83%) MS Project
3 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.38%) Agresso
2 1 (0.69%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.69%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.07%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.45%) DHCP
1 5 (3.45%) FTP
1 5 (3.45%) DNS
2 3 (2.07%) Internet
3 1 (0.69%) VPN
3 1 (0.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.69%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 2 (1.38%) JIRA
2 1 (0.69%) Log4Net
2 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.69%) FinalBuilder
General
1 22 (15.17%) Finance
2 6 (4.14%) Banking
3 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.38%) Marketing
4 2 (1.38%) Automotive
4 2 (1.38%) Legal
5 1 (0.69%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Back Office
5 1 (0.69%) Publishing
5 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 42 (28.97%) Analyst
2 39 (26.90%) Business Analyst
3 35 (24.14%) Project Manager
4 27 (18.62%) Architect
5 14 (9.66%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (4.83%) IT Project Manager
6 7 (4.83%) Supply Chain Analyst
7 6 (4.14%) Enterprise Architect
7 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (3.45%) Consultant
8 5 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Business Systems Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Development Manager
9 4 (2.76%) Security Architect
9 4 (2.76%) Project Coordinator
9 4 (2.76%) Coordinator
10 3 (2.07%) Integration Architect
10 3 (2.07%) Programme Manager
10 3 (2.07%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.21%) .NET
2 4 (2.76%) Middleware
3 3 (2.07%) Web Services
4 2 (1.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.69%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.69%) J2EE
5 1 (0.69%) HTML
5 1 (0.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.97%) EPoS
2 11 (7.59%) FMCG
3 10 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.07%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.38%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.69%) EMV
6 1 (0.69%) Tandem
6 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.14%) Windows
2 2 (1.38%) Linux
3 1 (0.69%) UNIX
3 1 (0.69%) Solaris
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 40 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (22.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (17.93%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (16.55%) Project Management
6 14 (9.66%) Scrum
6 14 (9.66%) PRINCE2
6 14 (9.66%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (7.59%) SOA
7 11 (7.59%) Change Management
8 9 (6.21%) Waterfall
8 9 (6.21%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (5.52%) Risk Management
10 7 (4.83%) Performance Management
11 6 (4.14%) Data Management
11 6 (4.14%) Master Data Management
11 6 (4.14%) CRM
11 6 (4.14%) PRINCE
12 5 (3.45%) Business Analysis
12 5 (3.45%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.90%) Java
2 9 (6.21%) C#
3 4 (2.76%) SQL
4 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.69%) C
5 1 (0.69%) VBScript
5 1 (0.69%) VB
5 1 (0.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (3.45%) CISSP
1 5 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (2.07%) CRISC
2 3 (2.07%) ISSAP
2 3 (2.07%) PCI QSA
3 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.59%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.76%) SLA
3 3 (2.07%) COBIT
4 2 (1.38%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) SCCM
1 6 (4.14%) SCOM
2 1 (0.69%) Puppet
2 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (15.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.21%) Sitecore
3 6 (4.14%) hybris
3 6 (4.14%) Oracle
4 3 (2.07%) SAP
4 3 (2.07%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.38%) Tableau
5 2 (1.38%) VeriFone
6 1 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.69%) Symantec
6 1 (0.69%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.69%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.69%) Akamai
6 1 (0.69%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.69%) Cyber-Ark
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