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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 17 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 22 67 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.69% 17.22% 15.81%
As % of the General category 25.88% 50.38% 43.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 60 32
Average daily rate £450 £475 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +6.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £363 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £618 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £26.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-46.15% +77.05%
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
85 133 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 25.84% 34.19% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 115 69
Average daily rate £475 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £365 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £584 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £13.80 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+226.08% -49.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £13.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.55 £13.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% +16.27%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 18 £450 -10.00% 11
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 28 (57.14%) E-Commerce
2 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.33%) Scrum
3 8 (16.33%) Business Analysis
3 8 (16.33%) Project Planning
3 8 (16.33%) Waterfall
3 8 (16.33%) Data Modelling
4 7 (14.29%) Information Security
4 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (14.29%) Use Case
5 6 (12.24%) Confluence
5 6 (12.24%) Marketing
5 6 (12.24%) JIRA
5 6 (12.24%) Change Management
6 5 (10.20%) Project Management
6 5 (10.20%) Security Management
6 5 (10.20%) User Stories
6 5 (10.20%) Microservices
6 5 (10.20%) Software Delivery
7 4 (8.16%) Security Operations
7 4 (8.16%) Data Transformation
7 4 (8.16%) COBIT
7 4 (8.16%) SOA
7 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.16%) CRM
7 4 (8.16%) CISSP
7 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.12%) PMP
8 3 (6.12%) PRINCE

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (12.24%) Confluence
2 2 (4.08%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.08%) MS Office
1 2 (4.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Firewall
1 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) JIRA
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.04%) ProC
General
1 6 (12.24%) Marketing
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Games
2 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Analyst
2 16 (32.65%) Business Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Project Manager
4 6 (12.24%) Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Developer
6 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Information Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Information Security Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Security Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Administrator
7 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
7 3 (6.12%) PMO Administrator
8 2 (4.08%) CRM Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) CRM Business Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Incident Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Mason
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.04%) EPoS
2 1 (2.04%) FMCG
2 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Android
2 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.04%) Unix
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) E-Commerce
2 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (16.33%) Business Analysis
3 8 (16.33%) Data Modelling
3 8 (16.33%) Project Planning
3 8 (16.33%) Scrum
3 8 (16.33%) Waterfall
4 7 (14.29%) Information Security
4 7 (14.29%) Use Case
4 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Change Management
6 5 (10.20%) Microservices
6 5 (10.20%) Project Management
6 5 (10.20%) Security Management
6 5 (10.20%) Software Delivery
6 5 (10.20%) User Stories
7 4 (8.16%) CRM
7 4 (8.16%) Data Transformation
7 4 (8.16%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) C
1 1 (2.04%) C#
1 1 (2.04%) C++
1 1 (2.04%) COBOL
1 1 (2.04%) PHP
1 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.04%) Python
1 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) CISSP
2 3 (6.12%) PMP
3 2 (4.08%) ISEB
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.04%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) COBIT
2 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) SCCM
1 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) hybris
2 2 (4.08%) Lotus
2 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.08%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.04%) Adobe
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) SAP
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