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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 5 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Retail 50 82 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.24% 20.92% 15.37%
As % of the General category 46.30% 45.56% 40.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 66 45
Median daily rate £525 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.13 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-34.37% -33.33%
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
108 180 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 32.93% 45.92% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 133 98
Median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £329 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 2
Median hourly rate £39.29 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £32.50 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £42.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £24.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.00%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +2 33 £525 +10.52% 4
Dunstable -1 4 £475 +1.60%
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Retail.

1 31 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 13 (18.06%) Scrum
4 12 (16.67%) User Stories
5 11 (15.28%) Change Management
5 11 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (13.89%) Business Analysis
6 10 (13.89%) Microsoft
6 10 (13.89%) CRM
6 10 (13.89%) Sitecore
7 9 (12.50%) Microservices
7 9 (12.50%) SOA
7 9 (12.50%) SAP
8 8 (11.11%) Firewall
8 8 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 8 (11.11%) JIRA
8 8 (11.11%) Use Case
9 7 (9.72%) Project Planning
9 7 (9.72%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (9.72%) CMS
10 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 6 (8.33%) User Experience
11 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (6.94%) LogRhythm
11 5 (6.94%) Security Operations
11 5 (6.94%) Proofpoint
11 5 (6.94%) High Availability
11 5 (6.94%) Drupal
11 5 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (6.94%) Salesforce.com

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.72%) CMS
1 7 (9.72%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (6.94%) Drupal
3 4 (5.56%) Confluence
4 2 (2.78%) JBoss
5 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Project
2 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) ADSL
2 1 (1.39%) BGP
2 1 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.39%) ICMP
2 1 (1.39%) IPsec
2 1 (1.39%) LAN
2 1 (1.39%) MPLS
2 1 (1.39%) Network Security
2 1 (1.39%) OSPF
2 1 (1.39%) RIP
2 1 (1.39%) SNMP
2 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.39%) VLAN
2 1 (1.39%) VoIP
2 1 (1.39%) VPN
2 1 (1.39%) WAN
2 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.78%) OLAP
1 2 (2.78%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) JIRA
2 3 (4.17%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.39%) ProC
General
1 4 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (1.39%) Banking
2 1 (1.39%) Games
2 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (37.50%) Analyst
2 19 (26.39%) Business Analyst
3 13 (18.06%) Project Manager
4 12 (16.67%) Architect
5 7 (9.72%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.33%) Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) Digital Architect
7 5 (6.94%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Firewall Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) Information Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Information Security Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) IT Risk Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) IT Security Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) Risk Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) Security Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) Security Management Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) Security Technical Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) .NET
1 4 (5.56%) Middleware
2 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (2.78%) Mason
2 2 (2.78%) REST
2 2 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (1.39%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.39%) HTML
3 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) User Experience
2 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (2.78%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Android
1 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.39%) Unix
2 1 (1.39%) Windows
2 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 13 (18.06%) Scrum
4 12 (16.67%) User Stories
5 11 (15.28%) Change Management
5 11 (15.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (13.89%) Business Analysis
6 10 (13.89%) CRM
7 9 (12.50%) Microservices
7 9 (12.50%) SOA
8 8 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 8 (11.11%) Use Case
9 7 (9.72%) Project Planning
10 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
11 5 (6.94%) High Availability
11 5 (6.94%) Information Security
11 5 (6.94%) Logistics
11 5 (6.94%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (6.94%) Security Operations
11 5 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (1.39%) C
2 1 (1.39%) C++
2 1 (1.39%) COBOL
2 1 (1.39%) PHP
2 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.39%) Python
2 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) CISSP
2 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.78%) ISEB
3 1 (1.39%) CCENT
3 1 (1.39%) CCNA
3 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) COBIT
2 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.39%) SCCM
1 1 (1.39%) SCOM
1 1 (1.39%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (1.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (13.89%) Microsoft
1 10 (13.89%) Sitecore
2 9 (12.50%) SAP
3 5 (6.94%) LogRhythm
3 5 (6.94%) Proofpoint
3 5 (6.94%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.17%) hybris
5 2 (2.78%) Cisco
5 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.39%) IBM
6 1 (1.39%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle
6 1 (1.39%) Progress
6 1 (1.39%) Qualys
6 1 (1.39%) TIBCO