The first 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Bedfordshire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 3 24 20
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail 86 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.86% 2.52% 7.59%
As % of the General category 49.14% 7.69% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 4 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £318 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.85% -20.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £175 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £558 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-49.49% +37.50%
General Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
175 78 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 34.31% 32.77% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 37 66
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £175 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £625 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.01 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.24% -65.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.01 £30.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £42.50 £116.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Retail
East of England

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 2014.

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 2014. 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 +13 44 £425 - 1
Dunstable - 4 £455 - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 45 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 39 (25.49%) E-Commerce
3 25 (16.34%) Finance
3 25 (16.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (13.73%) Supplier Management
5 20 (13.07%) Logistics
5 20 (13.07%) Project Management
5 20 (13.07%) Mobile App
6 18 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (11.76%) EPoS
7 16 (10.46%) Change Management
7 16 (10.46%) SaaS
8 14 (9.15%) PRINCE2
9 13 (8.50%) Oracle
9 13 (8.50%) Data Management
10 12 (7.84%) Master Data Management
10 12 (7.84%) Demand Forecasting
11 10 (6.54%) Analytics
11 10 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (6.54%) Waterfall
11 10 (6.54%) CRM
11 10 (6.54%) Service Delivery
12 9 (5.88%) Market Research
12 9 (5.88%) Use Case
12 9 (5.88%) WFM
13 8 (5.23%) Android
13 8 (5.23%) Apple iOS
14 7 (4.58%) RedPrairie
14 7 (4.58%) JIRA
14 7 (4.58%) Management Information System

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 5 (3.27%) CMS
2 4 (2.61%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (1.31%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.31%) Confluence
3 2 (1.31%) IIS
3 2 (1.31%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.58%) MS Office
2 2 (1.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.31%) MS Project
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Google Analytics
1 5 (3.27%) SiteCatalyst
2 2 (1.31%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.31%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.31%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.31%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.65%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.46%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) PaaS
2 1 (0.65%) IaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Force.com
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.65%) LAN
1 1 (0.65%) WAN
1 1 (0.65%) DHCP
1 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.65%) DNS
1 1 (0.65%) SAN
1 1 (0.65%) Internet
1 1 (0.65%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (4.58%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.65%) FinalBuilder
2 1 (0.65%) Log4Net
General
1 25 (16.34%) Finance
2 6 (3.92%) Banking
2 6 (3.92%) Marketing
3 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.31%) Back Office
4 2 (1.31%) Law
4 2 (1.31%) Legal
4 2 (1.31%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.31%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 64 (41.83%) Analyst
2 59 (38.56%) Business Analyst
3 29 (18.95%) Project Manager
4 10 (6.54%) Integration Manager
4 10 (6.54%) Procurement Manager
5 7 (4.58%) IT Project Manager
6 6 (3.92%) Senior Manager
7 5 (3.27%) Architect
7 5 (3.27%) Developer
7 5 (3.27%) Digital Project Manager
8 4 (2.61%) Supply Chain Analyst
8 4 (2.61%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (2.61%) PMO Analyst
8 4 (2.61%) Service Manager
8 4 (2.61%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (1.96%) Systems Manager
9 3 (1.96%) Process Analyst
9 3 (1.96%) Systems Integration Manager
9 3 (1.96%) Consultant
9 3 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.65%) .NET
1 1 (0.65%) J2EE
1 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.65%) Web Services
1 1 (0.65%) MSMQ
1 1 (0.65%) Middleware
1 1 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
1 1 (0.65%) Java EE
1 1 (0.65%) Software Packaging
1 1 (0.65%) Mason
1 1 (0.65%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.07%) Mobile App
2 18 (11.76%) EPoS
3 7 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.61%) FMCG
5 2 (1.31%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.31%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.31%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.65%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.65%) EFT
6 1 (0.65%) APACS
6 1 (0.65%) Clustering
6 1 (0.65%) Tandem
6 1 (0.65%) Economics
6 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.23%) Android
1 8 (5.23%) Apple iOS
2 6 (3.92%) Windows
3 2 (1.31%) UNIX
3 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.31%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.31%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 39 (25.49%) E-Commerce
3 25 (16.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (13.73%) Supplier Management
5 20 (13.07%) Logistics
5 20 (13.07%) Project Management
6 18 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (10.46%) Change Management
8 14 (9.15%) PRINCE2
9 13 (8.50%) Data Management
10 12 (7.84%) Master Data Management
10 12 (7.84%) Demand Forecasting
11 10 (6.54%) Analytics
11 10 (6.54%) Waterfall
11 10 (6.54%) CRM
11 10 (6.54%) Service Delivery
11 10 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (5.88%) Market Research
12 9 (5.88%) Use Case
12 9 (5.88%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.31%) COBOL
1 2 (1.31%) Java
2 1 (0.65%) SQL
2 1 (0.65%) VB
2 1 (0.65%) Ruby
2 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.65%) Apex Code
2 1 (0.65%) C#
2 1 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (3.92%) ISEB
2 5 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (2.61%) Degree
4 2 (1.31%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.65%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.65%) MCITP
5 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.65%) CCSA
5 1 (0.65%) CCSE
5 1 (0.65%) PCI QSA
5 1 (0.65%) MCSE
5 1 (0.65%) CCNP
5 1 (0.65%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.31%) QA
1 2 (1.31%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.31%) P3O
2 1 (0.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (0.65%) Puppet
1 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (8.50%) Oracle
2 7 (4.58%) JDA
2 7 (4.58%) RedPrairie
3 6 (3.92%) SAP
4 5 (3.27%) Adobe
4 5 (3.27%) Google
5 4 (2.61%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.96%) Cisco
7 2 (1.31%) Citrix
7 2 (1.31%) Endeca
7 2 (1.31%) Mercator
7 2 (1.31%) Micro Focus
7 2 (1.31%) Lotus
7 2 (1.31%) Ceridian
7 2 (1.31%) hybris
8 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.65%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.65%) VMware
Bedfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Venturi
Rate: £425 - £460 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago