The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 5 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 69 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.65% 12.04% 8.79%
As % of the General category 41.07% 29.87% 22.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 8 17
Average daily rate £425 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £385 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £571 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
168 77 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 38.10% 40.31% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 45 52
Average daily rate £425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 19
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% -39.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £20.43 £31.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Retail
East of England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton +11 44 £425 -22.72% 2
Dunstable -1 11 £443 -1.66% 1
Bedford - 1 £250 -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 37 (34.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (17.76%) Finance
3 18 (16.82%) Supplier Management
4 17 (15.89%) E-Commerce
4 17 (15.89%) SaaS
5 14 (13.08%) Change Management
6 13 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (12.15%) Logistics
6 13 (12.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (8.41%) Data Management
7 9 (8.41%) Market Research
7 9 (8.41%) Waterfall
7 9 (8.41%) Master Data Management
8 8 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (7.48%) PRINCE2
9 7 (6.54%) CRM
9 7 (6.54%) JDA
9 7 (6.54%) Project Management
9 7 (6.54%) Scrum
9 7 (6.54%) WFM
9 7 (6.54%) hybris
9 7 (6.54%) RedPrairie
10 5 (4.67%) SiteCatalyst
10 5 (4.67%) CSS3
10 5 (4.67%) HTML5
10 5 (4.67%) Analytics
10 5 (4.67%) Mobile App
10 5 (4.67%) Google
10 5 (4.67%) Marketing
10 5 (4.67%) Google Analytics

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
1 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.93%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Office
1 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Google Analytics
1 5 (4.67%) SiteCatalyst
2 2 (1.87%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.87%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.87%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.87%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.89%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.87%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) JIRA
General
1 19 (17.76%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Marketing
3 2 (1.87%) Banking
3 2 (1.87%) Law
3 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 35 (32.71%) Analyst
2 33 (30.84%) Business Analyst
3 16 (14.95%) Developer
4 14 (13.08%) Project Manager
5 12 (11.21%) Programme Manager
6 5 (4.67%) Architect
6 5 (4.67%) COBOL Developer
6 5 (4.67%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (3.74%) Procurement Manager
8 3 (2.80%) Java Developer
8 3 (2.80%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (2.80%) Java Programmer
8 3 (2.80%) Technical Leader
8 3 (2.80%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) Programmer
8 3 (2.80%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (2.80%) Digital Project Manager
8 3 (2.80%) Supply Chain Analyst
9 2 (1.87%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.67%) HTML
1 5 (4.67%) CSS
1 5 (4.67%) HTML5
1 5 (4.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.67%) Management Information System
1 5 (4.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.80%) EPoS
3 2 (1.87%) FMCG
4 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.93%) EFT
4 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.93%) APACS
4 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.67%) UNIX
2 1 (0.93%) Windows
2 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (16.82%) Supplier Management
3 17 (15.89%) E-Commerce
4 14 (13.08%) Change Management
5 13 (12.15%) Logistics
5 13 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (12.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (8.41%) Market Research
6 9 (8.41%) Master Data Management
6 9 (8.41%) Waterfall
6 9 (8.41%) Data Management
7 8 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (7.48%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.54%) CRM
8 7 (6.54%) Project Management
8 7 (6.54%) WFM
8 7 (6.54%) Scrum
9 5 (4.67%) Analytics
10 4 (3.74%) Use Case
10 4 (3.74%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.67%) COBOL
2 4 (3.74%) Java
3 1 (0.93%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (3.74%) ACCA
2 2 (1.87%) ISEB
2 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (0.93%) Degree
3 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.93%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (6.54%) JDA
1 7 (6.54%) hybris
1 7 (6.54%) RedPrairie
2 5 (4.67%) Micro Focus
2 5 (4.67%) Google
2 5 (4.67%) Adobe
3 4 (3.74%) SAP
4 2 (1.87%) Informatica
4 2 (1.87%) Mercator
4 2 (1.87%) Ceridian
5 1 (0.93%) Endeca
5 1 (0.93%) Lotus
5 1 (0.93%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.93%) Citrix