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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 45 41 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing Retail 90 97 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.54% 3.66% 3.47%
As % of the General category 9.16% 8.44% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 49 68
Average daily rate £411 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.23% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £641 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £398
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £39.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.55% +125.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +56.62%
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
982 1149 1158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 38.65% 43.41% 44.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 513 550
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 39
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £39.50 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Reading -11 26 £400 -5.88% 18
Slough +11 12 £425 +3.03% 6
Bracknell -12 12 £413 -13.15% 6
Newbury +10 4 - -
Maidenhead +1 3 £356 -40.62% 4
Hungerford - 2 £325 - 1
Wokingham - 1 £525 - 3
Retail
South East

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 45 (24.19%) E-Commerce
2 32 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 30 (16.13%) Finance
5 24 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (11.29%) Oracle
6 21 (11.29%) CSS
7 20 (10.75%) HTML
7 20 (10.75%) JavaScript
8 19 (10.22%) Migration
8 19 (10.22%) hybris
9 17 (9.14%) HTML5
9 17 (9.14%) JSON
9 17 (9.14%) Java
10 16 (8.60%) SQL
10 16 (8.60%) ETL
10 16 (8.60%) Business Analysis
10 16 (8.60%) CSS3
11 15 (8.06%) jQuery
12 14 (7.53%) Banking
12 14 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (7.53%) ITIL
13 13 (6.99%) Project Management
13 13 (6.99%) Windows
13 13 (6.99%) Microsoft
13 13 (6.99%) SOA
13 13 (6.99%) Ajax
13 13 (6.99%) CMS
13 13 (6.99%) Degree
13 13 (6.99%) Technical Analysis

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (6.99%) CMS
2 11 (5.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.15%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.61%) Apache
6 2 (1.08%) Commerce Server
6 2 (1.08%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.08%) SAS
6 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.54%) JBoss
7 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.54%) Node.js
7 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.61%) Acrobat
2 3 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.61%) InDesign
2 3 (1.61%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.08%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.30%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.08%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.54%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.54%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.23%) SaaS
2 2 (1.08%) Office 365
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.61%) MPLS
1 3 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (1.61%) SMS
1 3 (1.61%) VoIP
2 1 (0.54%) Intranet
2 1 (0.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.30%) DB2
4 5 (2.69%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.61%) Big Data
5 3 (1.61%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.08%) MySQL
6 2 (1.08%) OLAP
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.08%) Power BI
6 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.08%) SAS EBI
6 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.08%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.54%) QlikView
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) eggPlant
1 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.08%) TestComplete
1 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.54%) FishEye
2 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.54%) Maven
2 1 (0.54%) Selenium
General
1 31 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 30 (16.13%) Finance
3 14 (7.53%) Banking
4 9 (4.84%) Retail Banking
5 8 (4.30%) Marketing
6 3 (1.61%) French Language
6 3 (1.61%) German Language
6 3 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.08%) Billing
7 2 (1.08%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.08%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.54%) Games
8 1 (0.54%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 51 (27.42%) Architect
2 46 (24.73%) Analyst
3 27 (14.52%) Business Analyst
4 25 (13.44%) Solutions Architect
5 22 (11.83%) Developer
6 14 (7.53%) Project Manager
7 12 (6.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 11 (5.91%) Consultant
9 10 (5.38%) JavaScript Developer
10 9 (4.84%) Enterprise Architect
10 9 (4.84%) HTML Developer
10 9 (4.84%) Hybris Architect
10 9 (4.84%) Technical Architect
11 8 (4.30%) Integration Architect
11 8 (4.30%) UI Developer
12 7 (3.76%) HTML CSS Developer
12 7 (3.76%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (3.76%) JSP Developer
12 7 (3.76%) Technical Solutions Architect
13 5 (2.69%) E-Commerce Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.29%) CSS
2 20 (10.75%) HTML
3 17 (9.14%) HTML5
3 17 (9.14%) JSON
4 16 (8.60%) CSS3
5 15 (8.06%) jQuery
6 13 (6.99%) Ajax
7 12 (6.45%) J2EE
7 12 (6.45%) LESS
7 12 (6.45%) Sass
7 12 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (3.23%) Middleware
8 6 (3.23%) XML
9 4 (2.15%) .NET
9 4 (2.15%) SAP PI
10 3 (1.61%) Hibernate
10 3 (1.61%) Spring
11 2 (1.08%) Modernizr
11 2 (1.08%) Worklight
12 1 (0.54%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.38%) FMCG
2 8 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.76%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.69%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.69%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.69%) EPoS
5 4 (2.15%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.15%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.15%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.15%) SCADA
5 4 (2.15%) Social Media
6 3 (1.61%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.61%) Fintech
6 3 (1.61%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.61%) User Experience
6 3 (1.61%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.08%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.99%) Windows
2 11 (5.91%) Unix
3 5 (2.69%) Linux
4 3 (1.61%) AIX
4 3 (1.61%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.61%) zOS
5 2 (1.08%) Android
5 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.54%) CentOS
6 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.54%) SUSE
6 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.19%) E-Commerce
2 32 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (10.22%) Migration
5 16 (8.60%) Business Analysis
5 16 (8.60%) ETL
6 14 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (7.53%) ITIL
7 13 (6.99%) Front End Development
7 13 (6.99%) Project Management
7 13 (6.99%) SOA
7 13 (6.99%) Technical Analysis
8 11 (5.91%) OO
9 9 (4.84%) Analytics
9 9 (4.84%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (4.30%) Change Management
10 8 (4.30%) Data Analytics
10 8 (4.30%) Data Modelling
10 8 (4.30%) Mentoring
10 8 (4.30%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.75%) JavaScript
2 17 (9.14%) Java
3 16 (8.60%) SQL
4 5 (2.69%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.61%) COBOL
5 3 (1.61%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.61%) VB
5 3 (1.61%) VB6
6 1 (0.54%) C#
6 1 (0.54%) Ruby
6 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (6.99%) Degree
2 6 (3.23%) ISEB
3 5 (2.69%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.61%) ACMT
4 3 (1.61%) PMP
4 3 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.54%) APMP
5 1 (0.54%) CISM
5 1 (0.54%) CISSP
5 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.54%) MBA
5 1 (0.54%) PgMP
5 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) QA
2 4 (2.15%) Solvency II
3 3 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.61%) TickIT
4 2 (1.08%) FATCA
4 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.08%) MiFID
4 2 (1.08%) SLA
5 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (5.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) Packer
1 1 (0.54%) SCCM
1 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (11.29%) Oracle
2 19 (10.22%) hybris
3 13 (6.99%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.30%) Adobe
4 8 (4.30%) SAP
4 8 (4.30%) webMethods
5 7 (3.76%) Ab Initio
6 5 (2.69%) ATG
6 5 (2.69%) IBM
6 5 (2.69%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.15%) FatWire
7 4 (2.15%) Guidewire
7 4 (2.15%) MuleSoft
7 4 (2.15%) Pega
7 4 (2.15%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.15%) Teradata
8 3 (1.61%) Apple
8 3 (1.61%) Software AG
8 3 (1.61%) VMware
9 2 (1.08%) Epicor
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