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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 2 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 82 65 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.76% 15.08% 12.37%
As % of the General category 45.30% 39.39% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 44 8
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£475 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £351 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £389
% change year-on-year
- +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-17.77% -
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 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 45.82% 38.28% 38.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 96 43
Average daily rate £475 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.50 £20.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +4 29 £468 +5.64% 1
Luton -4 26 £488 +14.76% 5
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (29.66%) E-Commerce
2 32 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (18.62%) Project Management
4 25 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (11.72%) EPoS
5 17 (11.72%) FMCG
6 16 (11.03%) Java
7 15 (10.34%) Finance
8 14 (9.66%) Scrum
8 14 (9.66%) Oracle
9 13 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (8.97%) Microsoft
9 13 (8.97%) PCI DSS
9 13 (8.97%) hybris
10 12 (8.28%) CRM
11 9 (6.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 9 (6.21%) Supplier Management
12 8 (5.52%) Spring
13 7 (4.83%) CMS
13 7 (4.83%) JUnit
13 7 (4.83%) Selenium
13 7 (4.83%) Waterfall
13 7 (4.83%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (4.83%) Sitecore
14 6 (4.14%) People Management
14 6 (4.14%) Product Management
14 6 (4.14%) Use Case
14 6 (4.14%) JIRA
14 6 (4.14%) Marketing
14 6 (4.14%) PRINCE2

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (4.83%) CMS
1 7 (4.83%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.38%) IIS
2 2 (1.38%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.07%) MS Project
3 1 (0.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) SaaS
2 2 (1.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.07%) LAN
1 3 (2.07%) WAN
2 2 (1.38%) DHCP
2 2 (1.38%) FTP
2 2 (1.38%) DNS
3 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.69%) Wireless
3 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.76%) Oracle ODI
1 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.69%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.69%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.83%) JUnit
1 7 (4.83%) Selenium
2 6 (4.14%) JIRA
General
1 15 (10.34%) Finance
2 6 (4.14%) Marketing
3 5 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.76%) Games
5 2 (1.38%) Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) German Language
6 1 (0.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (27.59%) Analyst
2 34 (23.45%) Business Analyst
3 29 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 18 (12.41%) Architect
5 10 (6.90%) Programme Manager
5 10 (6.90%) Developer
6 8 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.52%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (4.83%) Payments Business Analyst
7 7 (4.83%) Hybris Developer
8 6 (4.14%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (4.14%) Consultant
8 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (3.45%) Business Systems Analyst
10 4 (2.76%) Product Owner
10 4 (2.76%) Supply Chain Analyst
10 4 (2.76%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (2.76%) Senior Project Manager
10 4 (2.76%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (2.76%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.52%) Spring
2 4 (2.76%) .NET
2 4 (2.76%) Hibernate
3 3 (2.07%) Middleware
4 2 (1.38%) CSS
4 2 (1.38%) HTML
4 2 (1.38%) J2EE
5 1 (0.69%) XHTML
5 1 (0.69%) JSP
5 1 (0.69%) SOAP
5 1 (0.69%) Web Services
5 1 (0.69%) XML
5 1 (0.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.72%) EPoS
1 17 (11.72%) FMCG
2 5 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.07%) Taxonomies
3 3 (2.07%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (2.07%) User Experience
4 2 (1.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.38%) Social Media
5 1 (0.69%) PMI
5 1 (0.69%) EMV
5 1 (0.69%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.14%) Windows
2 5 (3.45%) Linux
3 2 (1.38%) UNIX
4 1 (0.69%) Solaris
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.66%) E-Commerce
2 32 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (18.62%) Project Management
4 25 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (9.66%) Scrum
6 13 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (8.28%) CRM
8 9 (6.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 9 (6.21%) Supplier Management
9 7 (4.83%) Waterfall
10 6 (4.14%) People Management
10 6 (4.14%) Product Management
10 6 (4.14%) Use Case
10 6 (4.14%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.14%) SOA
10 6 (4.14%) Risk Management
11 5 (3.45%) Change Management
11 5 (3.45%) Migration
11 5 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (3.45%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.03%) Java
2 5 (3.45%) C#
3 4 (2.76%) SQL
4 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.69%) MUMPS
5 1 (0.69%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (2.07%) PMI Certification
1 3 (2.07%) CISSP
1 3 (2.07%) CRISC
1 3 (2.07%) PCI QSA
2 2 (1.38%) Degree
2 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.97%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.07%) SLA
3 2 (1.38%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (4.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) SCCM
1 3 (2.07%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (9.66%) Oracle
2 13 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.97%) hybris
3 7 (4.83%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.07%) CheckPoint
4 3 (2.07%) Cognos
4 3 (2.07%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.38%) Tableau
5 2 (1.38%) Lotus
6 1 (0.69%) VMware
6 1 (0.69%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.69%) JDA
6 1 (0.69%) Retek
6 1 (0.69%) Symantec
6 1 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.69%) SAP
6 1 (0.69%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.69%) Cyber-Ark
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