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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 56 20 56
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +36
Contract jobs citing Retail 68 177 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.76% 6.98% 2.76%
As % of the General category 6.60% 13.97% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 88 47
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £483 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £30.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.65% +52.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.42 £30.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-59.27% +74.28%
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
1031 1267 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 41.88% 49.98% 50.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 501 448
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 20
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% -8.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £85.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 August 2014.

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 August 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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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
Bracknell -5 13 £238 -33.09% 4
Reading -31 9 £575 +75.57% 9
Maidenhead -4 6 - - 3
Newbury +4 3 £388 -40.38% 2
Slough -1 2 £325 -31.57% 3
Wokingham - - - -
Ascot - - - -
Retail
South East

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 36 (21.82%) E-Commerce
2 35 (21.21%) Finance
3 32 (19.39%) Telecoms
4 23 (13.94%) Marketing
5 21 (12.73%) Project Management
6 20 (12.12%) ITIL
7 19 (11.52%) PRINCE2
8 17 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (9.70%) Oracle
9 16 (9.70%) Microsoft
9 16 (9.70%) WebSphere
10 15 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (8.48%) Billing
11 14 (8.48%) Migration
11 14 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (8.48%) Java
12 13 (7.88%) HTML
12 13 (7.88%) MS Excel
13 12 (7.27%) CRM
14 11 (6.67%) UNIX
14 11 (6.67%) DB2
15 10 (6.06%) Scrum
15 10 (6.06%) QA
15 10 (6.06%) Business Analysis
16 9 (5.45%) Business Transformation
16 9 (5.45%) Banking
16 9 (5.45%) MS Office
16 9 (5.45%) CSS
16 9 (5.45%) Linux
16 9 (5.45%) Cisco

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (9.70%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.85%) IBM Notes
3 6 (3.64%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (3.64%) CMS
4 5 (3.03%) CICS
5 4 (2.42%) Magnolia
6 3 (1.82%) Commerce Server
7 2 (1.21%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.21%) Apache
7 2 (1.21%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.61%) IIS
8 1 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 13 (7.88%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.45%) MS Office
3 6 (3.64%) MS Project
4 5 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.82%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.82%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.21%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (2.42%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (1.82%) Magento
4 2 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.21%) CA Clarity
5 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.61%) BusinessWare
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.42%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.03%) LTE
2 4 (2.42%) 4G
2 4 (2.42%) Broadband
3 3 (1.82%) LAN
3 3 (1.82%) WAN
3 3 (1.82%) HTTP
3 3 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.82%) DNS
4 2 (1.21%) Network Security
4 2 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.21%) Firewall
4 2 (1.21%) FWSM
4 2 (1.21%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.21%) FTP
4 2 (1.21%) SMTP
4 2 (1.21%) SAN
4 2 (1.21%) Intranet
4 2 (1.21%) Internet
5 1 (0.61%) 3G
5 1 (0.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.67%) DB2
2 3 (1.82%) MySQL
3 2 (1.21%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.42%) TestDirector
1 4 (2.42%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.82%) JIRA
3 2 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.21%) Subversion
3 2 (1.21%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.21%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (0.61%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.61%) Behat
4 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.61%) Introscope
4 1 (0.61%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.61%) Ant
4 1 (0.61%) JUnit
4 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (21.21%) Finance
2 32 (19.39%) Telecoms
3 23 (13.94%) Marketing
4 14 (8.48%) Billing
5 9 (5.45%) Banking
6 6 (3.64%) Back Office
6 6 (3.64%) Automotive
7 5 (3.03%) Legal
8 4 (2.42%) Games
9 3 (1.82%) Electronics
9 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.82%) German Language
10 2 (1.21%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (15.76%) Project Manager
2 25 (15.15%) Analyst
3 15 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 14 (8.48%) Consultant
5 13 (7.88%) Architect
5 13 (7.88%) Developer
6 10 (6.06%) Designer
7 7 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.64%) Programme Manager
9 5 (3.03%) Coordinator
10 4 (2.42%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (2.42%) Solutions Designer
10 4 (2.42%) Service Manager
10 4 (2.42%) Project Coordinator
10 4 (2.42%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (2.42%) Systems Developer
10 4 (2.42%) Oracle Consultant
10 4 (2.42%) Test Consultant
10 4 (2.42%) Agile Business Analyst
10 4 (2.42%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.88%) HTML
2 9 (5.45%) CSS
3 6 (3.64%) J2EE
4 5 (3.03%) Middleware
4 5 (3.03%) HTML5
4 5 (3.03%) CSS3
5 3 (1.82%) XML
6 2 (1.21%) Flash
6 2 (1.21%) JMS
6 2 (1.21%) .NET
6 2 (1.21%) JSP
6 2 (1.21%) Spring
6 2 (1.21%) Symfony
6 2 (1.21%) Web Services
6 2 (1.21%) RESTful
7 1 (0.61%) jQuery
7 1 (0.61%) Ajax
7 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.61%) JSON
7 1 (0.61%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.85%) FMCG
2 7 (4.24%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.42%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.42%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.42%) EPoS
3 4 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.82%) IPTV
4 3 (1.82%) NHS
4 3 (1.82%) Social Media
5 2 (1.21%) DTV
6 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.61%) Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) iSeries
6 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.61%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.67%) UNIX
2 9 (5.45%) Linux
3 5 (3.03%) Windows
4 4 (2.42%) Android
4 4 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.82%) AIX
6 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.82%) E-Commerce
2 21 (12.73%) Project Management
3 20 (12.12%) ITIL
4 19 (11.52%) PRINCE2
5 17 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (8.48%) Migration
7 14 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (7.27%) CRM
9 10 (6.06%) Scrum
9 10 (6.06%) Business Analysis
10 9 (5.45%) Business Transformation
11 8 (4.85%) Analytics
11 8 (4.85%) Change Management
11 8 (4.85%) SOA
12 7 (4.24%) SEO
12 7 (4.24%) Programme Management
12 7 (4.24%) Digital Marketing
13 6 (3.64%) Software Testing
13 6 (3.64%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.48%) Java
2 7 (4.24%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.64%) COBOL
4 5 (3.03%) SQL
4 5 (3.03%) JCL
5 3 (1.82%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.21%) PHP
6 2 (1.21%) C#
7 1 (0.61%) C
7 1 (0.61%) Perl
7 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.61%) Python
7 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.61%) Korn
7 1 (0.61%) PHP5
7 1 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (2.42%) ISEB
1 4 (2.42%) Degree
1 4 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 4 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (1.21%) AAT
2 2 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (1.21%) ACCA
2 2 (1.21%) CIMA
2 2 (1.21%) CISSP
2 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.21%) PMP
2 2 (1.21%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.61%) Dell Certification
3 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.61%) CCNA
3 1 (0.61%) CCDP
3 1 (0.61%) CIPD
3 1 (0.61%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.06%) QA
2 2 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) COBIT
3 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.21%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.21%) vSphere
4 1 (0.61%) KVM
4 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.21%) SCCM
3 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.61%) Puppet
3 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (9.70%) Oracle
1 16 (9.70%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.45%) Cisco
2 9 (5.45%) IBM
3 8 (4.85%) HP
3 8 (4.85%) Lotus
4 7 (4.24%) VMware
4 7 (4.24%) Google
5 6 (3.64%) RedPrairie
5 6 (3.64%) Adobe
6 5 (3.03%) SAP
6 5 (3.03%) ATG
6 5 (3.03%) webMethods
7 4 (2.42%) hybris
8 3 (1.82%) JDA
8 3 (1.82%) Dell
8 3 (1.82%) Juniper
9 2 (1.21%) CA
9 2 (1.21%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.21%) Business Objects
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