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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 5 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Retail 47 84 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.69% 24.63% 12.16%
As % of the General category 44.76% 52.50% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 67 37
Median daily rate £500 £468 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £16.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+134.37% -48.38%
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
105 160 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 32.81% 46.92% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 118 89
Median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £204 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 4
Median hourly rate £9.00 £51.30 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.45% +294.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £44.26 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £51.30 £22.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.76%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -4 25 £513 +7.89% 3
Dunstable -5 2 £500 +11.11%
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Retail.

1 32 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (29.17%) E-Commerce
3 14 (19.44%) Scrum
4 12 (16.67%) User Stories
5 10 (13.89%) CRM
5 10 (13.89%) Change Management
6 9 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 9 (12.50%) SAP
6 9 (12.50%) User Experience
6 9 (12.50%) Microservices
7 8 (11.11%) Use Case
7 8 (11.11%) Sitecore
7 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 8 (11.11%) JIRA
7 8 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 7 (9.72%) CMS
8 7 (9.72%) Firewall
8 7 (9.72%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (9.72%) Project Planning
9 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.33%) Wireframes
9 6 (8.33%) SOA
10 5 (6.94%) SAP CRM
10 5 (6.94%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (6.94%) Logistics
10 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (6.94%) LogRhythm
10 5 (6.94%) Drupal
10 5 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.72%) CMS
1 7 (9.72%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (6.94%) Drupal
3 4 (5.56%) Confluence
4 2 (2.78%) JBoss
5 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Project
2 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) Firewall
2 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.39%) 5G
3 1 (1.39%) ADSL
3 1 (1.39%) BGP
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.39%) ICMP
3 1 (1.39%) IPsec
3 1 (1.39%) LAN
3 1 (1.39%) MPLS
3 1 (1.39%) Network Security
3 1 (1.39%) OSPF
3 1 (1.39%) RIP
3 1 (1.39%) SNMP
3 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.39%) VLAN
3 1 (1.39%) VoIP
3 1 (1.39%) VPN
3 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.78%) OLAP
1 2 (2.78%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) JIRA
2 3 (4.17%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.39%) TestRail
General
1 4 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (1.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (33.33%) Analyst
2 17 (23.61%) Business Analyst
3 14 (19.44%) Project Manager
4 12 (16.67%) Architect
5 5 (6.94%) Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Digital Architect
6 4 (5.56%) Firewall Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) IT Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) IT Risk Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) IT Security Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) Risk Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) Risk Management Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) Security Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) Security Management Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) Security Technical Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) Technical Security Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) .NET
1 4 (5.56%) Middleware
2 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (2.78%) REST
2 2 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (1.39%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.39%) Mason
3 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) User Experience
2 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) EPoS
3 2 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.39%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Android
1 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (29.17%) E-Commerce
3 14 (19.44%) Scrum
4 12 (16.67%) User Stories
5 10 (13.89%) Change Management
5 10 (13.89%) CRM
6 9 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 9 (12.50%) Microservices
6 9 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 8 (11.11%) Use Case
8 7 (9.72%) Project Planning
9 6 (8.33%) SOA
9 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.33%) Wireframes
10 5 (6.94%) Logistics
10 5 (6.94%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (5.56%) Data Management
11 4 (5.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.78%) C#
1 2 (2.78%) COBOL
2 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (1.39%) CCENT
1 1 (1.39%) CCNA
1 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.39%) CISSP
1 1 (1.39%) ISEB
1 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.39%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (1.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) SAP
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.11%) Sitecore
3 5 (6.94%) LogRhythm
3 5 (6.94%) Proofpoint
4 4 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (4.17%) hybris
5 3 (4.17%) Oracle
6 2 (2.78%) Micro Focus
6 2 (2.78%) Qualys
6 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco
7 1 (1.39%) IBM
7 1 (1.39%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.39%) Progress
7 1 (1.39%) TIBCO
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