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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 2 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 105 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.87% 3.03% 7.81%
As % of the General category 55.85% 9.20% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 6 16
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£450 £213 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.76% -45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £175 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.42 £29.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-57.17% +54.66%
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
188 87 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 37.38% 32.95% 35.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 42 67
Average daily rate £440 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £610 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £12.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% -62.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.01 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 +11 51 £450 -25.00% 3
Dunstable - 2 £500 -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 47 (27.17%) Stakeholder Management
2 46 (26.59%) E-Commerce
3 28 (16.18%) Finance
4 27 (15.61%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (15.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (13.87%) Project Management
7 22 (12.72%) PRINCE2
8 20 (11.56%) EPoS
8 20 (11.56%) Mobile App
9 16 (9.25%) Logistics
9 16 (9.25%) Supplier Management
10 15 (8.67%) Change Management
11 13 (7.51%) Oracle
12 12 (6.94%) Microsoft
12 12 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (6.94%) Data Management
12 12 (6.94%) Waterfall
13 11 (6.36%) SaaS
13 11 (6.36%) Master Data Management
14 10 (5.78%) Analytics
14 10 (5.78%) Performance Management
14 10 (5.78%) WFM
15 9 (5.20%) Use Case
15 9 (5.20%) Demand Forecasting
16 8 (4.62%) Apple iOS
16 8 (4.62%) Business Analysis
16 8 (4.62%) JIRA
16 8 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 8 (4.62%) Android
16 8 (4.62%) CRM

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (2.89%) CMS
2 4 (2.31%) Adobe CQ
2 4 (2.31%) IIS
3 3 (1.73%) Confluence
4 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (4.05%) MS Office
2 6 (3.47%) MS Project
3 3 (1.73%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.89%) Google Analytics
1 5 (2.89%) SiteCatalyst
2 3 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.16%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.16%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.16%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.16%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.16%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.36%) SaaS
2 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.58%) PaaS
3 1 (0.58%) IaaS
3 1 (0.58%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.73%) Internet
2 2 (1.16%) DNS
2 2 (1.16%) DHCP
3 1 (0.58%) FTP
3 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.58%) LAN
3 1 (0.58%) WAN
3 1 (0.58%) SAN
3 1 (0.58%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (4.62%) JIRA
2 2 (1.16%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.16%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.16%) FinalBuilder
2 2 (1.16%) Log4Net
General
1 28 (16.18%) Finance
2 7 (4.05%) Banking
3 6 (3.47%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.47%) Marketing
4 3 (1.73%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Back Office
5 2 (1.16%) Law
5 2 (1.16%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.16%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.58%) Publishing
6 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (39.88%) Analyst
2 64 (36.99%) Business Analyst
3 38 (21.97%) Project Manager
4 10 (5.78%) Procurement Manager
5 9 (5.20%) IT Project Manager
6 8 (4.62%) Integration Manager
7 7 (4.05%) Senior Manager
7 7 (4.05%) Architect
8 6 (3.47%) Developer
8 6 (3.47%) Digital Project Manager
9 5 (2.89%) Technical Leader
9 5 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (2.89%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (2.89%) Senior Digital Project Manager
10 4 (2.31%) Service Manager
10 4 (2.31%) Supply Chain Analyst
10 4 (2.31%) Agile Business Analyst
10 4 (2.31%) PMO Analyst
11 3 (1.73%) Delivery Manager
11 3 (1.73%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.73%) Web Services
2 2 (1.16%) MSMQ
2 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.16%) .NET
2 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.58%) J2EE
3 1 (0.58%) Java EE
3 1 (0.58%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.58%) Mason
3 1 (0.58%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.58%) Middleware
3 1 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.56%) EPoS
1 20 (11.56%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.89%) FMCG
3 4 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.16%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.58%) Open Source
5 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.58%) APACS
5 1 (0.58%) Clustering
5 1 (0.58%) Tandem
5 1 (0.58%) Economics
5 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.58%) EMV
5 1 (0.58%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.58%) EFT
5 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.62%) Android
1 8 (4.62%) Apple iOS
2 7 (4.05%) Windows
3 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.16%) UNIX
4 2 (1.16%) Linux
4 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.17%) Stakeholder Management
2 46 (26.59%) E-Commerce
3 27 (15.61%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (15.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (13.87%) Project Management
6 22 (12.72%) PRINCE2
7 16 (9.25%) Logistics
7 16 (9.25%) Supplier Management
8 15 (8.67%) Change Management
9 12 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (6.94%) Data Management
9 12 (6.94%) Waterfall
10 11 (6.36%) Master Data Management
11 10 (5.78%) Performance Management
11 10 (5.78%) WFM
11 10 (5.78%) Analytics
12 9 (5.20%) Demand Forecasting
12 9 (5.20%) Use Case
13 8 (4.62%) Business Analysis
13 8 (4.62%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.73%) Java
1 3 (1.73%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.16%) VB
2 2 (1.16%) C#
2 2 (1.16%) COBOL
3 1 (0.58%) C++
3 1 (0.58%) SQL
3 1 (0.58%) VBScript
3 1 (0.58%) Ruby
3 1 (0.58%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 8 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (2.89%) ISEB
3 4 (2.31%) Degree
3 4 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.58%) CCSA
4 1 (0.58%) CCSE
4 1 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.58%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.58%) MCITP
4 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.58%) PCI QSA
4 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.58%) MCSE
4 1 (0.58%) CCNP
4 1 (0.58%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.31%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.16%) P3O
2 2 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.16%) Puppet
1 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (0.58%) SCCM
2 1 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (7.51%) Oracle
2 12 (6.94%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.05%) JDA
3 7 (4.05%) RedPrairie
4 6 (3.47%) SAP
5 5 (2.89%) Google
5 5 (2.89%) Adobe
6 3 (1.73%) Cisco
7 2 (1.16%) Mercator
7 2 (1.16%) Micro Focus
7 2 (1.16%) Ceridian
7 2 (1.16%) hybris
7 2 (1.16%) Endeca
8 1 (0.58%) Akamai
8 1 (0.58%) VMware
8 1 (0.58%) HP
8 1 (0.58%) Intel
8 1 (0.58%) Citrix
8 1 (0.58%) Juniper
8 1 (0.58%) Veritas
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Posted: Yesterday
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