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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 1 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing Retail 91 66 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 24.20% 14.32% 11.50%
As % of the General category 50.28% 40.00% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 44 8
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£475 £425 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -6.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £375 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £502 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £40.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-57.66% +81.11%
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
181 165 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 48.14% 35.79% 39.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 96 43
Average daily rate £475 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £341 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £555 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £41.25 £26.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.65% -26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £15.60 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.20 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.16% -2.00%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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
Luton +1 37 £475 +11.76% 2
Dunstable +3 28 £459 +8.25%
Bedford -1 1 - -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 43 (27.74%) E-Commerce
2 29 (18.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (16.13%) Project Management
3 25 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (10.97%) FMCG
5 16 (10.32%) PCI DSS
5 16 (10.32%) Oracle
6 15 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (9.68%) Finance
6 15 (9.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 14 (9.03%) EPoS
8 13 (8.39%) CRM
8 13 (8.39%) Supplier Management
9 12 (7.74%) Scrum
9 12 (7.74%) Java
9 12 (7.74%) Microsoft
10 10 (6.45%) hybris
11 8 (5.16%) Spring
11 8 (5.16%) Analytics
11 8 (5.16%) Customer Analytics
11 8 (5.16%) SQL
11 8 (5.16%) Windows
12 7 (4.52%) JUnit
12 7 (4.52%) Change Management
12 7 (4.52%) Waterfall
12 7 (4.52%) Selenium
12 7 (4.52%) People Management
13 6 (3.87%) JIRA
13 6 (3.87%) Use Case
13 6 (3.87%) Product Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 6 (3.87%) CMS
2 5 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (1.94%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.65%) Lync
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 5 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.94%) MS Project
3 2 (1.29%) MS Office
3 2 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) SaaS
2 2 (1.29%) PaaS
2 2 (1.29%) Office 365
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.94%) LAN
1 3 (1.94%) WAN
2 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.58%) Oracle BI EE
1 4 (2.58%) Oracle ODI
1 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.94%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.65%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.65%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 7 (4.52%) JUnit
1 7 (4.52%) Selenium
2 6 (3.87%) JIRA
3 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (9.68%) Finance
2 5 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.23%) Games
2 5 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (0.65%) German Language
3 1 (0.65%) Billing
3 1 (0.65%) Back Office
3 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (27.10%) Analyst
2 40 (25.81%) Project Manager
3 31 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 13 (8.39%) Programme Manager
5 12 (7.74%) Developer
6 9 (5.81%) Infrastructure Manager
7 8 (5.16%) Payments Business Analyst
8 7 (4.52%) Hybris Developer
8 7 (4.52%) Senior Project Manager
8 7 (4.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 7 (4.52%) Senior Manager
9 6 (3.87%) Architect
10 5 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.23%) E-Commerce Manager
10 5 (3.23%) Product Owner
11 4 (2.58%) Data Modeller
11 4 (2.58%) Business Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.58%) Senior Consultant
11 4 (2.58%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.16%) Spring
2 4 (2.58%) Hibernate
3 3 (1.94%) HTML
3 3 (1.94%) .NET
3 3 (1.94%) CSS
4 2 (1.29%) J2EE
5 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.65%) JSP
5 1 (0.65%) SOAP
5 1 (0.65%) Web Services
5 1 (0.65%) XML
5 1 (0.65%) XHTML
5 1 (0.65%) JSON
5 1 (0.65%) jQuery
5 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.97%) FMCG
2 14 (9.03%) EPoS
3 4 (2.58%) User Experience
3 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.58%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.94%) Taxonomies
4 3 (1.94%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.29%) Social Media
6 1 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.65%) EMV
6 1 (0.65%) EFT
6 1 (0.65%) PMI
6 1 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.16%) Windows
2 5 (3.23%) Linux
3 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.29%) UNIX
5 1 (0.65%) Solaris
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.74%) E-Commerce
2 29 (18.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (16.13%) Project Management
4 15 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (9.68%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 13 (8.39%) Supplier Management
5 13 (8.39%) CRM
6 12 (7.74%) Scrum
7 8 (5.16%) Analytics
7 8 (5.16%) Customer Analytics
8 7 (4.52%) Waterfall
8 7 (4.52%) Change Management
8 7 (4.52%) People Management
9 6 (3.87%) Risk Management
9 6 (3.87%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.87%) Product Management
9 6 (3.87%) Use Case
10 5 (3.23%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.23%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.74%) Java
2 8 (5.16%) SQL
3 3 (1.94%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.94%) C#
4 1 (0.65%) COBOL
4 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.65%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 4 (2.58%) Degree
2 3 (1.94%) PCI QSA
2 3 (1.94%) PMI Certification
2 3 (1.94%) CISSP
2 3 (1.94%) CRISC
3 2 (1.29%) VCP5
3 2 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.29%) PMP
3 2 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.29%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.32%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.29%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (2.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (10.32%) Oracle
2 12 (7.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.45%) hybris
4 5 (3.23%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.94%) VMware
5 3 (1.94%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.94%) Cognos
5 3 (1.94%) Lotus
5 3 (1.94%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.29%) Retek
6 2 (1.29%) Tableau
7 1 (0.65%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.65%) Pega
7 1 (0.65%) InterSystems
7 1 (0.65%) Adobe
7 1 (0.65%) Citrix
7 1 (0.65%) JDA