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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 10 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 57 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.80% 11.40% 12.54%
As % of the General category 43.18% 34.44% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 24 23
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£475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £240 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £557 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £6.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £14.13 £6.50
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +117.30%
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
132 90 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 31.96% 33.09% 40.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 57 70
Average daily rate £450 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £501 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Average hourly rate - £36.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -12 25 £475 +11.76% 1
Bedford +6 3 £550 +76.00%
Dunstable 0 2 £475 -1.04%
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 61 (39.10%) E-Commerce
2 38 (24.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (18.59%) Project Management
6 24 (15.38%) Finance
7 22 (14.10%) Microsoft
8 21 (13.46%) PRINCE2
9 17 (10.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (8.33%) EPoS
11 12 (7.69%) Scrum
12 11 (7.05%) FMCG
13 10 (6.41%) Performance Management
13 10 (6.41%) Change Management
13 10 (6.41%) C#
13 10 (6.41%) .NET
13 10 (6.41%) SOA
14 9 (5.77%) Active Directory
14 9 (5.77%) Waterfall
15 8 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (5.13%) Use Case
15 8 (5.13%) Supplier Management
15 8 (5.13%) MS Excel
15 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (4.49%) Windows
16 7 (4.49%) ITIL
16 7 (4.49%) IIS
16 7 (4.49%) MS Project
16 7 (4.49%) PRINCE
16 7 (4.49%) CMS

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (4.49%) IIS
1 7 (4.49%) CMS
2 6 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (1.92%) Confluence
4 1 (0.64%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.64%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 8 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.49%) MS Project
3 3 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.28%) Agresso
2 1 (0.64%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.64%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.21%) DHCP
1 5 (3.21%) FTP
1 5 (3.21%) DNS
2 3 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (0.64%) VPN
3 1 (0.64%) LAN
3 1 (0.64%) WAN
3 1 (0.64%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.21%) JIRA
2 2 (1.28%) FinalBuilder
2 2 (1.28%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.28%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.28%) Log4Net
General
1 24 (15.38%) Finance
2 7 (4.49%) Banking
3 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.28%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.28%) Automotive
4 2 (1.28%) Legal
5 1 (0.64%) Publishing
5 1 (0.64%) Back Office
5 1 (0.64%) Billing
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 47 (30.13%) Analyst
2 44 (28.21%) Business Analyst
3 42 (26.92%) Project Manager
4 25 (16.03%) Architect
5 14 (8.97%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (7.05%) IT Project Manager
7 8 (5.13%) Supply Chain Analyst
8 7 (4.49%) Senior Manager
8 7 (4.49%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.85%) Technical Leader
9 6 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.21%) Enterprise Architect
10 5 (3.21%) Senior Project Manager
10 5 (3.21%) Senior Digital Project Manager
10 5 (3.21%) Digital Project Manager
11 4 (2.56%) Service Manager
11 4 (2.56%) Procurement Manager
11 4 (2.56%) Security Architect
11 4 (2.56%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.41%) .NET
2 4 (2.56%) Middleware
2 4 (2.56%) Web Services
3 3 (1.92%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.28%) MSMQ
4 2 (1.28%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.33%) EPoS
2 11 (7.05%) FMCG
3 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.21%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.64%) EMV
8 1 (0.64%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.64%) Tandem
8 1 (0.64%) User Experience
8 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.64%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.49%) Windows
2 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.92%) Android
3 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.64%) UNIX
4 1 (0.64%) Linux
4 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (39.10%) E-Commerce
2 38 (24.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (18.59%) Project Management
6 21 (13.46%) PRINCE2
7 17 (10.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (7.69%) Scrum
9 10 (6.41%) Performance Management
9 10 (6.41%) Change Management
9 10 (6.41%) SOA
10 9 (5.77%) Waterfall
11 8 (5.13%) Use Case
11 8 (5.13%) Supplier Management
12 7 (4.49%) ITIL
12 7 (4.49%) PRINCE
12 7 (4.49%) Service Delivery
12 7 (4.49%) Business Analysis
12 7 (4.49%) Technical Architecture
13 6 (3.85%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.41%) C#
2 6 (3.85%) Java
3 5 (3.21%) SQL
4 3 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.28%) VB
6 1 (0.64%) C
6 1 (0.64%) VBScript
6 1 (0.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.92%) ISSAP
4 2 (1.28%) CISSP
5 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.64%) ISEB
5 1 (0.64%) CCNP
5 1 (0.64%) CCDP
5 1 (0.64%) CCSA
5 1 (0.64%) CCSE
5 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.64%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.49%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.56%) SLA
3 3 (1.92%) COBIT
4 2 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 9 (5.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.85%) SCCM
1 6 (3.85%) SCOM
2 2 (1.28%) Puppet
2 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.85%) Sitecore
3 5 (3.21%) Oracle
4 4 (2.56%) hybris
5 3 (1.92%) SAP
6 2 (1.28%) VeriFone
6 2 (1.28%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.28%) Cisco
7 1 (0.64%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.64%) Intel
7 1 (0.64%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.64%) Symantec
7 1 (0.64%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.64%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.64%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.64%) Akamai
Luton, Bedfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago