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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 6 4 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Contract jobs citing Retail 57 54 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.00% 15.79% 4.66%
As % of the General category 45.97% 43.90% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 38 8
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£475 £434 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.51% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £240 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £615 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.54 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+64.75% -11.42%
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
124 123 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 32.63% 35.96% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 81 43
Average daily rate £450 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £215 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £562 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £28.15 £40.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.62% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.67 £20.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.63 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.43 £24.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-3.40% -10.18%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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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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
Dunstable 0 17 £493 +5.34%
Luton -12 15 £550 +29.41% 3
Bedford - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 47 (40.52%) E-Commerce
2 32 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (13.79%) Project Management
4 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 14 (12.07%) Finance
6 13 (11.21%) Scrum
6 13 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (11.21%) EPoS
7 11 (9.48%) CMS
7 11 (9.48%) Oracle
7 11 (9.48%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (9.48%) Sitecore
8 10 (8.62%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (8.62%) PCI DSS
8 10 (8.62%) C#
8 10 (8.62%) Java
8 10 (8.62%) .NET
9 9 (7.76%) SOA
10 8 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (6.03%) Supplier Management
11 7 (6.03%) MS Excel
11 7 (6.03%) CRM
12 6 (5.17%) Windows
12 6 (5.17%) SQL
12 6 (5.17%) Active Directory
12 6 (5.17%) Risk Management
12 6 (5.17%) Change Management
12 6 (5.17%) FMCG
12 6 (5.17%) hybris

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 11 (9.48%) CMS
1 11 (9.48%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (3.45%) IIS
3 1 (0.86%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Agresso
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.86%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) DHCP
1 4 (3.45%) FTP
1 4 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (0.86%) Firewall
2 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.86%) InterSystems Cache
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (0.86%) Data Mart
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) JIRA
General
1 14 (12.07%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Marketing
3 4 (3.45%) Banking
4 2 (1.72%) Automotive
5 1 (0.86%) Legal
5 1 (0.86%) Billing
5 1 (0.86%) German Language
5 1 (0.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (25.00%) Analyst
2 25 (21.55%) Architect
3 23 (19.83%) Project Manager
3 23 (19.83%) Business Analyst
4 12 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (6.03%) Programme Manager
6 6 (5.17%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (5.17%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (4.31%) Web Architect
7 5 (4.31%) Consultant
7 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Development Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (3.45%) Coordinator
8 4 (3.45%) Supply Chain Analyst
8 4 (3.45%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.62%) .NET
2 4 (3.45%) Middleware
3 2 (1.72%) J2EE
3 2 (1.72%) Web Services
3 2 (1.72%) HTML
4 1 (0.86%) XML
4 1 (0.86%) CSS
4 1 (0.86%) SOAP
4 1 (0.86%) Spring
4 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.21%) EPoS
2 8 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.17%) FMCG
4 3 (2.59%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.86%) EMV
6 1 (0.86%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.17%) Windows
2 4 (3.45%) Linux
3 2 (1.72%) UNIX
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (40.52%) E-Commerce
2 32 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (15.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (13.79%) Project Management
5 13 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (11.21%) Scrum
6 10 (8.62%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (7.76%) SOA
8 7 (6.03%) CRM
8 7 (6.03%) Supplier Management
9 6 (5.17%) Waterfall
9 6 (5.17%) Change Management
9 6 (5.17%) Risk Management
10 5 (4.31%) Business Analysis
10 5 (4.31%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (4.31%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (4.31%) Functional Testing
11 4 (3.45%) Analytics
11 4 (3.45%) ERP
12 3 (2.59%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.62%) C#
1 10 (8.62%) Java
2 6 (5.17%) SQL
3 1 (0.86%) MUMPS
3 1 (0.86%) C
3 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (4.31%) CISSP
2 3 (2.59%) ISSAP
2 3 (2.59%) PCI QSA
2 3 (2.59%) CRISC
3 2 (1.72%) Degree
4 1 (0.86%) VCP4
4 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.86%) PMP
4 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.45%) SLA
3 3 (2.59%) COBIT
4 2 (1.72%) QA
5 1 (0.86%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (5.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) SCCM
1 5 (4.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.48%) Oracle
2 11 (9.48%) Sitecore
3 6 (5.17%) hybris
4 3 (2.59%) SAP
4 3 (2.59%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.72%) VeriFone
5 2 (1.72%) Tableau
6 1 (0.86%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.86%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (0.86%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.86%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.86%) Symantec
6 1 (0.86%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.86%) VMware
6 1 (0.86%) Cognos
6 1 (0.86%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.86%) PeopleSoft
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