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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 39 45 57
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +12
Contract jobs citing Retail 103 100 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.89% 3.88% 2.85%
As % of the General category 8.86% 9.13% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 65 37
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £39.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.71% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £14.13 £6.50
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +117.30%
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
1163 1095 1253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 43.90% 42.49% 51.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 518 412
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £252 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 44
Average hourly rate £20.13 £18.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +3.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.98 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £43.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Retail Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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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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
Reading +11 25 £425 +10.38% 8
Bracknell -5 18 £378 -11.17% 5
Slough -2 12 £375 -21.05% 8
Maidenhead 0 4 £600 +29.72% 1
Newbury -6 2 £548 +37.73% 1
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Retail
South East

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 37 (20.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 35 (19.02%) Microsoft
3 27 (14.67%) Finance
4 26 (14.13%) ITIL
5 25 (13.59%) E-Commerce
6 21 (11.41%) Marketing
7 20 (10.87%) Cisco
7 20 (10.87%) Telecoms
8 19 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (10.33%) CRM
9 18 (9.78%) MS Excel
9 18 (9.78%) Project Management
9 18 (9.78%) Migration
10 16 (8.70%) SOA
10 16 (8.70%) User Experience
11 15 (8.15%) Degree
11 15 (8.15%) Windows
12 14 (7.61%) MS Office
13 13 (7.07%) PRINCE2
13 13 (7.07%) HTML
13 13 (7.07%) TOGAF
14 12 (6.52%) Java
14 12 (6.52%) Oracle
14 12 (6.52%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (5.98%) IBM
15 11 (5.98%) SQL
15 11 (5.98%) LAN
15 11 (5.98%) WAN
15 11 (5.98%) Linux
15 11 (5.98%) Billing

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.26%) CMS
2 6 (3.26%) IBM Notes
3 4 (2.17%) Node.js
4 3 (1.63%) Confluence
4 3 (1.63%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.09%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (1.09%) Commerce Server
5 2 (1.09%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (1.09%) Lync
6 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.54%) Magnolia
6 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.54%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (9.78%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.61%) MS Office
3 6 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.17%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.63%) MS Project
6 2 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.09%) Magento
5 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.35%) SaaS
2 5 (2.72%) Force.com
2 5 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.17%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.98%) LAN
1 11 (5.98%) WAN
2 7 (3.80%) Broadband
3 6 (3.26%) SNMP
3 6 (3.26%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.26%) HTTP
3 6 (3.26%) OSPF
3 6 (3.26%) BGP
3 6 (3.26%) 3G
3 6 (3.26%) 4G
4 5 (2.72%) SAN
4 5 (2.72%) Wireless
4 5 (2.72%) Firewall
5 4 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.17%) ADSL
5 4 (2.17%) WLAN
5 4 (2.17%) FTP
5 4 (2.17%) DNS
5 4 (2.17%) Internet
5 4 (2.17%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.17%) DB2
2 4 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.54%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.54%) MySQL
4 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.54%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 4 (2.17%) JIRA
1 4 (2.17%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.63%) MSI
3 2 (1.09%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (1.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
General
1 27 (14.67%) Finance
2 21 (11.41%) Marketing
3 20 (10.87%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.98%) Billing
5 10 (5.43%) Manufacturing
6 8 (4.35%) Legal
7 6 (3.26%) Banking
8 5 (2.72%) Automotive
9 4 (2.17%) Back Office
10 3 (1.63%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.63%) German Language
10 3 (1.63%) Games
10 3 (1.63%) Electronics
11 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.54%) Advertising
11 1 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (26.09%) Architect
2 32 (17.39%) Analyst
3 27 (14.67%) Solutions Architect
4 19 (10.33%) Business Analyst
5 15 (8.15%) Project Manager
6 14 (7.61%) Technical Architect
7 12 (6.52%) Designer
8 11 (5.98%) Developer
9 9 (4.89%) Coordinator
10 8 (4.35%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.80%) Service Manager
12 6 (3.26%) Consultant
12 6 (3.26%) Project Coordinator
12 6 (3.26%) Transition Manager
13 5 (2.72%) Front-End Developer
13 5 (2.72%) Service Transition Manager
13 5 (2.72%) Support Engineer
14 4 (2.17%) Solutions Designer
14 4 (2.17%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.07%) HTML
2 9 (4.89%) CSS
3 7 (3.80%) .NET
4 5 (2.72%) Visualforce
4 5 (2.72%) Mason
4 5 (2.72%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.72%) Web Services
5 4 (2.17%) ExpressJS
5 4 (2.17%) HTML5
6 3 (1.63%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.63%) CSS3
6 3 (1.63%) APPC
7 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.09%) J2EE
7 2 (1.09%) Flash
7 2 (1.09%) Apache Sling
7 2 (1.09%) JSR 170
7 2 (1.09%) WCF
7 2 (1.09%) WPF
7 2 (1.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.70%) User Experience
2 10 (5.43%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.17%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.63%) Social Media
5 3 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.63%) iSeries
5 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.63%) EPoS
5 3 (1.63%) AS400
6 2 (1.09%) DTV
6 2 (1.09%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.09%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.09%) FMCG
6 2 (1.09%) iPad
7 1 (0.54%) iPhone
7 1 (0.54%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.54%) Photography
7 1 (0.54%) IPTV
7 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.15%) Windows
2 11 (5.98%) Linux
3 9 (4.89%) Windows 7
4 8 (4.35%) UNIX
5 6 (3.26%) Android
6 5 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.72%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.63%) i5/OS
7 3 (1.63%) OS/400
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 26 (14.13%) ITIL
3 25 (13.59%) E-Commerce
4 19 (10.33%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (10.33%) CRM
5 18 (9.78%) Project Management
5 18 (9.78%) Migration
6 16 (8.70%) SOA
7 13 (7.07%) PRINCE2
7 13 (7.07%) TOGAF
8 11 (5.98%) Business Analysis
9 9 (4.89%) Scrum
10 8 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (3.80%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (3.80%) Analytics
11 7 (3.80%) Change Management
12 6 (3.26%) Data Management
12 6 (3.26%) ETL
12 6 (3.26%) ERP
12 6 (3.26%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.52%) Java
2 11 (5.98%) SQL
3 7 (3.80%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.26%) C
5 5 (2.72%) Apex Code
6 3 (1.63%) C#
6 3 (1.63%) COBOL
6 3 (1.63%) RPG
7 2 (1.09%) VB
7 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.54%) Python
8 1 (0.54%) ABAP
8 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (8.15%) Degree
2 5 (2.72%) CIPD
2 5 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (2.72%) CCNA
3 3 (1.63%) CISSP
3 3 (1.63%) CCNP
3 3 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.63%) IBM Certification
4 2 (1.09%) CISA
4 2 (1.09%) CISM
4 2 (1.09%) CIMA
4 2 (1.09%) ACCA
4 2 (1.09%) AAT
4 2 (1.09%) CRISC
4 2 (1.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.54%) PCI QSA
5 1 (0.54%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.80%) QA
2 4 (2.17%) SLA
3 3 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.26%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.72%) vSphere
4 4 (2.17%) KVM
5 3 (1.63%) PowerHA
5 3 (1.63%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (2.72%) SCCM
2 3 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.63%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (1.63%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (1.09%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (19.02%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.87%) Cisco
3 12 (6.52%) Oracle
3 12 (6.52%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (5.98%) IBM
5 10 (5.43%) SAP
5 10 (5.43%) HP
6 8 (4.35%) VMware
7 6 (3.26%) Adobe
7 6 (3.26%) Lotus
7 6 (3.26%) Google
8 5 (2.72%) hybris
8 5 (2.72%) F5
8 5 (2.72%) Dell
9 4 (2.17%) ATG
9 4 (2.17%) Demandware
10 3 (1.63%) NetIQ
10 3 (1.63%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.63%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.09%) Business Objects
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