The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 43 61 22
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -39
Contract jobs citing Retail 93 71 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.63% 2.83% 6.79%
As % of the General category 8.47% 6.66% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 42 79
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£400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £171 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £570 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -38.26%
Retail
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1098 1066 1121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 42.82% 42.44% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 470 421
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 23
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.30 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £34.00 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Berkshire region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Berkshire region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Bracknell +10 26 £413 +33.06% 8
Reading +1 16 £450 -10.00% 12
Slough +1 5 £400 +3.22% 2
Maidenhead 0 5 - -
Newbury -5 1 - - 2
Hungerford - 1 £320 - 2
Retail
South East

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 51 (24.64%) E-Commerce
2 34 (16.43%) Java
3 33 (15.94%) Finance
3 33 (15.94%) Marketing
4 32 (15.46%) Telecoms
5 31 (14.98%) HTML
6 30 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (14.01%) JavaScript
8 22 (10.63%) Microsoft
9 21 (10.14%) CSS
10 20 (9.66%) Release Management
11 19 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (8.70%) CRM
13 17 (8.21%) DB2
14 16 (7.73%) XML
14 16 (7.73%) J2EE
14 16 (7.73%) ITIL
14 16 (7.73%) WebSphere
15 15 (7.25%) UNIX
15 15 (7.25%) SQL
15 15 (7.25%) Photoshop
16 14 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (6.28%) Degree
18 12 (5.80%) Legal
18 12 (5.80%) TOGAF
18 12 (5.80%) MS Office
18 12 (5.80%) Oracle
18 12 (5.80%) Windows
18 12 (5.80%) MS Excel
19 11 (5.31%) SOAP

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 16 (7.73%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.42%) MQSeries
2 5 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.93%) IIS
3 4 (1.93%) CMS
4 3 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.97%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.48%) Apache
6 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.48%) Drupal
6 1 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (7.25%) Photoshop
2 12 (5.80%) MS Office
2 12 (5.80%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (2.90%) InDesign
5 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.97%) MS Project
6 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.48%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.45%) CODA-Financials
1 3 (1.45%) Retail-J
2 2 (0.97%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.48%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.48%) Magento
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.42%) SaaS
1 5 (2.42%) Office 365
2 2 (0.97%) Force.com
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.48%) Yammer
3 1 (0.48%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.86%) Network Security
2 7 (3.38%) HTTP
3 6 (2.90%) DNS
4 5 (2.42%) CTI
4 5 (2.42%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (1.93%) SSL
5 4 (1.93%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.93%) VoIP
6 3 (1.45%) Broadband
6 3 (1.45%) Internet
6 3 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.45%) MPLS
7 2 (0.97%) OSPF
7 2 (0.97%) BGP
7 2 (0.97%) TACACS
7 2 (0.97%) VRRP
7 2 (0.97%) Firewall
7 2 (0.97%) 3G
7 2 (0.97%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.97%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.21%) DB2
2 8 (3.86%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.90%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.42%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.45%) MySQL
6 1 (0.48%) Big Data
6 1 (0.48%) SSDT
6 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.48%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (4.35%) Selenium
2 8 (3.86%) Dreamweaver
3 6 (2.90%) LoadRunner
4 5 (2.42%) HP UFT
5 4 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.93%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.45%) JBehave
6 3 (1.45%) XMLSpy
6 3 (1.45%) Subversion
6 3 (1.45%) Maven
6 3 (1.45%) JUnit
6 3 (1.45%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.45%) QUnit
6 3 (1.45%) Grunt
6 3 (1.45%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (1.45%) JSHint
6 3 (1.45%) Bower
6 3 (1.45%) webpack
6 3 (1.45%) gulp
7 2 (0.97%) NuGet
General
1 33 (15.94%) Finance
1 33 (15.94%) Marketing
2 32 (15.46%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.80%) Legal
4 9 (4.35%) Billing
5 8 (3.86%) Multimedia
6 6 (2.90%) Advertising
6 6 (2.90%) Banking
7 5 (2.42%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.45%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.97%) Law
10 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.48%) Automotive
10 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.48%) Back Office
10 1 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (18.84%) Architect
2 38 (18.36%) Analyst
3 25 (12.08%) Designer
4 22 (10.63%) Developer
5 18 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (7.25%) Consultant
7 11 (5.31%) Business Analyst
7 11 (5.31%) Security Architect
8 10 (4.83%) Front-End Developer
9 8 (3.86%) Transition Manager
9 8 (3.86%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.86%) Service Manager
9 8 (3.86%) Service Transition Manager
10 7 (3.38%) Web Designer
10 7 (3.38%) Junior
10 7 (3.38%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.38%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.38%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.90%) Tester
11 6 (2.90%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.98%) HTML
2 21 (10.14%) CSS
3 16 (7.73%) J2EE
3 16 (7.73%) XML
4 11 (5.31%) SOAP
4 11 (5.31%) HTML5
4 11 (5.31%) CSS3
5 10 (4.83%) .NET
6 9 (4.35%) Web Services
7 8 (3.86%) Flash
8 5 (2.42%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.93%) Sass
9 4 (1.93%) LESS
9 4 (1.93%) RESTful
9 4 (1.93%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.93%) Java EE
9 4 (1.93%) JSON
10 3 (1.45%) Ajax
10 3 (1.45%) jQuery
10 3 (1.45%) JSLint
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.31%) Graphic Design
3 10 (4.83%) User Experience
4 8 (3.86%) Photography
5 6 (2.90%) FMCG
6 5 (2.42%) Social Media
6 5 (2.42%) Social Network
7 4 (1.93%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.93%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.45%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.45%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.45%) EPoS
9 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.97%) Copywriting
9 2 (0.97%) iPad
10 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.48%) iSeries
10 1 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.25%) UNIX
2 12 (5.80%) Windows
3 7 (3.38%) Linux
4 4 (1.93%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.45%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.45%) AIX
6 2 (0.97%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.97%) Windows CE
6 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.97%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.48%) Android
7 1 (0.48%) zOS
7 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (24.64%) E-Commerce
2 30 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (9.66%) Release Management
4 19 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (8.70%) CRM
6 16 (7.73%) ITIL
7 12 (5.80%) TOGAF
8 11 (5.31%) Project Management
9 9 (4.35%) TDD
9 9 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (3.86%) Automated Testing
10 8 (3.86%) Data Management
10 8 (3.86%) SOA
10 8 (3.86%) PRINCE2
10 8 (3.86%) System Testing
11 7 (3.38%) Security Architecture
11 7 (3.38%) Analytics
11 7 (3.38%) OO
11 7 (3.38%) ERP
11 7 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.43%) Java
2 29 (14.01%) JavaScript
3 15 (7.25%) SQL
4 8 (3.86%) C
4 8 (3.86%) C#
5 3 (1.45%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.97%) VB
6 2 (0.97%) Perl
6 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.48%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.48%) PHP
7 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.48%) COBOL
7 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.48%) VBScript
7 1 (0.48%) VBA
7 1 (0.48%) Python
7 1 (0.48%) MUMPS
7 1 (0.48%) Jython
7 1 (0.48%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (6.28%) Degree
2 7 (3.38%) ISEB
3 6 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.93%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.97%) CCNP
5 2 (0.97%) CCSA
5 2 (0.97%) CCSE
5 2 (0.97%) CISSP
5 2 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.48%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.35%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.48%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (3.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.97%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (2.42%) SCCM
1 5 (2.42%) SCOM
1 5 (2.42%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (0.97%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.97%) Puppet
3 1 (0.48%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (10.63%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.80%) Oracle
3 10 (4.83%) Adobe
4 9 (4.35%) IBM
4 9 (4.35%) PayPal
5 8 (3.86%) Cisco
6 7 (3.38%) HP
6 7 (3.38%) VMware
6 7 (3.38%) RedPrairie
7 6 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.42%) Facebook
8 5 (2.42%) Twitter
9 4 (1.93%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.93%) Google
10 3 (1.45%) CODA
10 3 (1.45%) webMethods
10 3 (1.45%) Citrix
10 3 (1.45%) Software AG
11 2 (0.97%) JDA
11 2 (0.97%) MicroStrategy
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