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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 2 3 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +20
Contract jobs citing Retail 76 86 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.11% 16.83% 2.55%
As % of the General category 49.35% 49.14% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 60 4
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£475 £425 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +33.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £375 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -38.26%
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
154 175 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 40.74% 34.25% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 115 37
Average daily rate £414 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £345 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £544 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £12.01
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +1 30 £475 +11.76% 1
Dunstable +5 17 £475 +4.39%
Bedford - 1 - - 1
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 38 (24.05%) E-Commerce
2 33 (20.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (15.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 22 (13.92%) Project Management
5 18 (11.39%) Finance
5 18 (11.39%) CRM
5 18 (11.39%) Oracle
6 17 (10.76%) FMCG
7 15 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (9.49%) Supplier Management
7 15 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (8.23%) Marketing
9 12 (7.59%) PCI DSS
9 12 (7.59%) Microsoft
10 10 (6.33%) Java
10 10 (6.33%) SQL
10 10 (6.33%) Windows
11 8 (5.06%) PRINCE2
11 8 (5.06%) Adobe
11 8 (5.06%) EPoS
11 8 (5.06%) Scrum
11 8 (5.06%) Use Case
11 8 (5.06%) hybris
11 8 (5.06%) Analytics
11 8 (5.06%) Customer Analytics
11 8 (5.06%) User Experience
12 7 (4.43%) Spring
12 7 (4.43%) Selenium
12 7 (4.43%) JUnit
13 6 (3.80%) HTML

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (3.80%) CMS
2 5 (3.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.90%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.63%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) MS Project
2 2 (1.27%) MS Office
2 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.27%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.90%) SaaS
2 2 (1.27%) PaaS
2 2 (1.27%) Office 365
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.90%) LAN
1 3 (1.90%) WAN
2 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.63%) DMZ
2 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.80%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.90%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.27%) Big Data
4 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (4.43%) JUnit
1 7 (4.43%) Selenium
2 6 (3.80%) JIRA
3 3 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.27%) ProC
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (11.39%) Finance
2 13 (8.23%) Marketing
3 5 (3.16%) Games
3 5 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.63%) Back Office
4 1 (0.63%) German Language
Job Titles
1 49 (31.01%) Analyst
2 39 (24.68%) Project Manager
3 38 (24.05%) Business Analyst
4 15 (9.49%) Programme Manager
5 13 (8.23%) Developer
6 8 (5.06%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (4.43%) Senior Manager
7 7 (4.43%) Senior Project Manager
7 7 (4.43%) Payments Business Analyst
7 7 (4.43%) Hybris Developer
8 6 (3.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 6 (3.80%) Architect
9 5 (3.16%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.16%) E-Commerce Manager
9 5 (3.16%) CRM Analyst
9 5 (3.16%) Product Owner
9 5 (3.16%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
9 5 (3.16%) Business Intelligence Manager
10 4 (2.53%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.43%) Spring
2 6 (3.80%) HTML
3 4 (2.53%) CSS
3 4 (2.53%) Hibernate
4 3 (1.90%) XML
4 3 (1.90%) JSP
4 3 (1.90%) .NET
5 1 (0.63%) J2EE
5 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.63%) SOAP
5 1 (0.63%) Web Services
5 1 (0.63%) XHTML
5 1 (0.63%) Ajax
5 1 (0.63%) JSON
5 1 (0.63%) jQuery
5 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.76%) FMCG
2 8 (5.06%) EPoS
2 8 (5.06%) User Experience
3 6 (3.80%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.90%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.27%) Social Media
6 2 (1.27%) EFT
6 2 (1.27%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.63%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.63%) PMI
7 1 (0.63%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.33%) Windows
2 5 (3.16%) Linux
2 5 (3.16%) UNIX
3 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.27%) AIX
5 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.05%) E-Commerce
2 33 (20.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (15.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 22 (13.92%) Project Management
5 18 (11.39%) CRM
6 15 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (9.49%) Supplier Management
7 8 (5.06%) Scrum
7 8 (5.06%) PRINCE2
7 8 (5.06%) Analytics
7 8 (5.06%) Customer Analytics
7 8 (5.06%) Use Case
8 6 (3.80%) Migration
8 6 (3.80%) Business Analysis
8 6 (3.80%) Campaign Management
8 6 (3.80%) Demand Forecasting
8 6 (3.80%) People Management
9 5 (3.16%) Product Management
9 5 (3.16%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.33%) Java
1 10 (6.33%) SQL
2 5 (3.16%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.90%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.90%) C#
4 2 (1.27%) AWK
4 2 (1.27%) Korn
4 2 (1.27%) sed
4 2 (1.27%) C
5 1 (0.63%) MUMPS
5 1 (0.63%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (2.53%) Degree
2 3 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (1.90%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.27%) PMP
3 2 (1.27%) VCP4
3 2 (1.27%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.59%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.27%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 18 (11.39%) Oracle
2 12 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.06%) Adobe
3 8 (5.06%) hybris
4 5 (3.16%) Cognos
5 4 (2.53%) VMware
6 3 (1.90%) Lotus
7 2 (1.27%) Retek
7 2 (1.27%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.27%) Tableau
8 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.63%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.63%) Pega
8 1 (0.63%) Symantec
8 1 (0.63%) InterSystems
8 1 (0.63%) IBM
8 1 (0.63%) Citrix
8 1 (0.63%) JDA
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