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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 6 23 14
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing Retail 87 12 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.67% 4.26% 10.38%
As % of the General category 48.60% 14.12% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 9 26
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£450 £425 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £213 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £504 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £381
% change year-on-year
+6.58% +1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £6.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +17.39%
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
179 85 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 38.41% 30.14% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 46 87
Average daily rate £450 £330 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £244 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Average hourly rate £34.00 £14.13 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.62% -45.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.01 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.43 £40.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.22 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.28% -14.55%

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 October 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 October 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 +5 45 £450 - 5
Bedford - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 56 (35.44%) E-Commerce
2 45 (28.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (18.35%) Finance
4 28 (17.72%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (17.09%) Project Management
5 27 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (14.56%) PRINCE2
7 22 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (13.29%) EPoS
9 17 (10.76%) Oracle
10 16 (10.13%) Microsoft
10 16 (10.13%) Mobile App
11 11 (6.96%) Change Management
11 11 (6.96%) FMCG
12 10 (6.33%) Performance Management
13 9 (5.70%) Service Delivery
14 8 (5.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (5.06%) Android
14 8 (5.06%) Use Case
14 8 (5.06%) Waterfall
14 8 (5.06%) JIRA
14 8 (5.06%) Apple iOS
15 7 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (4.43%) Requirements Analysis
15 7 (4.43%) Business Analysis
15 7 (4.43%) Banking
15 7 (4.43%) Data Management
15 7 (4.43%) Logistics
15 7 (4.43%) PCI DSS
15 7 (4.43%) CMS

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (4.43%) CMS
2 5 (3.16%) IIS
3 4 (2.53%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (1.90%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.90%) Confluence
5 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (4.43%) MS Project
2 6 (3.80%) MS Office
3 5 (3.16%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Agresso
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.63%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.53%) SaaS
3 1 (0.63%) PaaS
3 1 (0.63%) IaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.90%) DHCP
1 3 (1.90%) DNS
1 3 (1.90%) Internet
2 2 (1.27%) FTP
3 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.63%) VPN
3 1 (0.63%) SAN
3 1 (0.63%) LAN
3 1 (0.63%) WAN
3 1 (0.63%) Firewall
3 1 (0.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.06%) JIRA
2 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.27%) FinalBuilder
2 2 (1.27%) Log4Net
General
1 29 (18.35%) Finance
2 7 (4.43%) Banking
3 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.90%) Legal
5 2 (1.27%) Automotive
5 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.63%) Back Office
6 1 (0.63%) Publishing
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 59 (37.34%) Analyst
2 53 (33.54%) Business Analyst
3 43 (27.22%) Project Manager
4 13 (8.23%) Architect
5 11 (6.96%) IT Project Manager
6 9 (5.70%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.06%) Integration Manager
7 8 (5.06%) Procurement Manager
8 7 (4.43%) Senior Manager
9 6 (3.80%) Supply Chain Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) Digital Project Manager
10 5 (3.16%) Technical Leader
10 5 (3.16%) Senior Project Manager
10 5 (3.16%) Senior Digital Project Manager
11 4 (2.53%) Systems Manager
11 4 (2.53%) Service Manager
11 4 (2.53%) Junior
11 4 (2.53%) Developer
11 4 (2.53%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.53%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.43%) .NET
2 4 (2.53%) Web Services
3 3 (1.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.27%) MSMQ
4 2 (1.27%) Middleware
4 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.63%) HTML
5 1 (0.63%) J2EE
5 1 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.63%) Java EE
5 1 (0.63%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.63%) Mason
5 1 (0.63%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.29%) EPoS
2 16 (10.13%) Mobile App
3 11 (6.96%) FMCG
4 7 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.16%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.27%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.27%) User Experience
8 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.63%) Open Source
8 1 (0.63%) Clustering
8 1 (0.63%) Tandem
8 1 (0.63%) Economics
8 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.63%) EMV
8 1 (0.63%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.06%) Android
1 8 (5.06%) Apple iOS
2 7 (4.43%) Windows
3 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.27%) Linux
4 2 (1.27%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (35.44%) E-Commerce
2 45 (28.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (17.72%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (17.09%) Project Management
4 27 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (14.56%) PRINCE2
6 22 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (6.96%) Change Management
8 10 (6.33%) Performance Management
9 9 (5.70%) Service Delivery
10 8 (5.06%) Waterfall
10 8 (5.06%) Use Case
11 7 (4.43%) Business Analysis
11 7 (4.43%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (4.43%) Scrum
11 7 (4.43%) Data Management
11 7 (4.43%) Logistics
11 7 (4.43%) ITIL
11 7 (4.43%) SOA
11 7 (4.43%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.43%) C#
2 5 (3.16%) SQL
3 3 (1.90%) Java
3 3 (1.90%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.27%) VB
5 1 (0.63%) Ruby
5 1 (0.63%) VBScript
5 1 (0.63%) C
5 1 (0.63%) C++
5 1 (0.63%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 8 (5.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (2.53%) ISEB
2 4 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.90%) Degree
3 3 (1.90%) ISSAP
4 2 (1.27%) CISSP
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.63%) CCSA
5 1 (0.63%) CCSE
5 1 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.63%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.63%) MCITP
5 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.63%) MCSE
5 1 (0.63%) CCNP
5 1 (0.63%) CCDP
5 1 (0.63%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.43%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.90%) COBIT
3 2 (1.27%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) P3O
4 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) SCCM
1 2 (1.27%) SCOM
1 2 (1.27%) Puppet
1 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 17 (10.76%) Oracle
2 16 (10.13%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.53%) SAP
4 3 (1.90%) Cisco
4 3 (1.90%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.27%) VeriFone
6 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.63%) hybris
6 1 (0.63%) Akamai
6 1 (0.63%) HP
6 1 (0.63%) Intel
6 1 (0.63%) Citrix
6 1 (0.63%) Juniper
6 1 (0.63%) Veritas
6 1 (0.63%) Lotus
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.63%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.63%) VMware
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