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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 36 60 22
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -38
Contract jobs citing Retail 110 71 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.25% 2.93% 6.84%
As % of the General category 10.15% 6.95% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 37 86
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £201 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £396
% change year-on-year
-3.14% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -60.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £12.96 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.31% -57.50%
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
1084 1021 1259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 41.90% 42.17% 49.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 437 504
Average daily rate £377 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 20
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £57.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 +10 29 £425 +106.06% 4
Reading +7 25 £450 -25.00% 13
Slough +10 10 £313 -3.84% 1
Maidenhead +1 5 - - 1
Hungerford - 1 £320 -
Windsor - 1 - -
Retail
South East

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 46 (23.00%) E-Commerce
2 35 (17.50%) Finance
3 34 (17.00%) JavaScript
4 33 (16.50%) HTML
5 32 (16.00%) Telecoms
6 31 (15.50%) Marketing
7 26 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (12.00%) Java
9 23 (11.50%) CSS
10 22 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (10.50%) SQL
12 20 (10.00%) DB2
12 20 (10.00%) CRM
12 20 (10.00%) Microsoft
13 18 (9.00%) ITIL
13 18 (9.00%) HTML5
13 18 (9.00%) CSS3
14 16 (8.00%) UNIX
15 15 (7.50%) SOA
16 14 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (7.00%) Oracle
16 14 (7.00%) WebSphere
16 14 (7.00%) Degree
17 12 (6.00%) Release Management
17 12 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (6.00%) SQL Server
17 12 (6.00%) XML
17 12 (6.00%) MS Excel
17 12 (6.00%) Adobe
18 11 (5.50%) MS Office

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 14 (7.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.50%) MQSeries
4 4 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.00%) Commerce Server
5 2 (1.00%) CMS
5 2 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.50%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.50%) MS Office
3 9 (4.50%) Photoshop
4 6 (3.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (3.00%) InDesign
5 2 (1.00%) MS Project
5 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.50%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) CODA-Financials
1 3 (1.50%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) Magento
3 1 (0.50%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.00%) SaaS
2 4 (2.00%) Office 365
3 2 (1.00%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.00%) Force.com
4 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.00%) Network Security
2 6 (3.00%) HTTP
3 5 (2.50%) DNS
3 5 (2.50%) CTI
3 5 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (2.00%) SSL
5 3 (1.50%) Internet
5 3 (1.50%) Broadband
5 3 (1.50%) VoIP
5 3 (1.50%) MPLS
5 3 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.00%) BIG-IP
6 2 (1.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.00%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (1.00%) OSPF
6 2 (1.00%) BGP
6 2 (1.00%) TACACS
6 2 (1.00%) VRRP
6 2 (1.00%) Firewall
6 2 (1.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.00%) DB2
2 12 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.00%) DbVisualizer
4 7 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.00%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.50%) Star Schema
7 3 (1.50%) OLAP
7 3 (1.50%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.50%) MySQL
9 1 (0.50%) Big Data
9 1 (0.50%) SSDT
9 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (4.00%) Selenium
2 6 (3.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (2.50%) HP UFT
4 4 (2.00%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.50%) JUnit
5 3 (1.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.50%) XMLSpy
5 3 (1.50%) Subversion
5 3 (1.50%) Maven
5 3 (1.50%) JBehave
5 3 (1.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.50%) QUnit
5 3 (1.50%) Grunt
5 3 (1.50%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (1.50%) JSHint
5 3 (1.50%) Bower
5 3 (1.50%) webpack
5 3 (1.50%) gulp
6 2 (1.00%) TestComplete
6 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
General
1 35 (17.50%) Finance
2 32 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 31 (15.50%) Marketing
4 11 (5.50%) Banking
5 10 (5.00%) Legal
6 8 (4.00%) Billing
7 7 (3.50%) Retail Banking
8 6 (3.00%) Advertising
9 4 (2.00%) Private Banking
9 4 (2.00%) Multimedia
10 2 (1.00%) Law
10 2 (1.00%) Electronics
11 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.50%) Back Office
11 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (21.50%) Architect
2 37 (18.50%) Analyst
3 30 (15.00%) Developer
4 24 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (9.00%) Consultant
6 15 (7.50%) Business Analyst
7 14 (7.00%) Front-End Developer
8 12 (6.00%) Designer
9 11 (5.50%) Security Architect
10 10 (5.00%) Junior
11 9 (4.50%) Technical Architect
12 8 (4.00%) Service Manager
12 8 (4.00%) Service Transition Manager
12 8 (4.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
12 8 (4.00%) Transition Manager
13 7 (3.50%) UI Developer
13 7 (3.50%) UI Programmer
13 7 (3.50%) Project Manager
13 7 (3.50%) Support Analyst
14 6 (3.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.50%) HTML
2 23 (11.50%) CSS
3 18 (9.00%) HTML5
3 18 (9.00%) CSS3
4 12 (6.00%) XML
5 11 (5.50%) JSON
5 11 (5.50%) jQuery
5 11 (5.50%) Sass
5 11 (5.50%) LESS
6 10 (5.00%) Ajax
7 9 (4.50%) J2EE
8 8 (4.00%) Flash
9 7 (3.50%) .NET
9 7 (3.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (3.00%) JSP
11 5 (2.50%) SOAP
11 5 (2.50%) AngularJS
12 4 (2.00%) React
12 4 (2.00%) Middleware
13 3 (1.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.50%) User Experience
3 8 (4.00%) Social Media
4 7 (3.50%) FMCG
5 6 (3.00%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.00%) Graphic Design
5 6 (3.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.50%) Social Network
7 4 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.00%) Photography
7 4 (2.00%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.50%) SCADA
8 3 (1.50%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.00%) Copywriting
9 2 (1.00%) Wiki
9 2 (1.00%) EPoS
9 2 (1.00%) iPad
9 2 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.00%) UNIX
2 5 (2.50%) Windows
3 4 (2.00%) Linux
4 3 (1.50%) AIX
4 3 (1.50%) zOS
4 3 (1.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.50%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.00%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.00%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.50%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.00%) E-Commerce
2 26 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (10.00%) CRM
5 18 (9.00%) ITIL
6 15 (7.50%) SOA
7 14 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (6.00%) Release Management
9 10 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (5.00%) TOGAF
10 9 (4.50%) Project Management
10 9 (4.50%) OO
10 9 (4.50%) Analytics
11 8 (4.00%) Change Management
11 8 (4.00%) ETL
11 8 (4.00%) TDD
11 8 (4.00%) Information Security
11 8 (4.00%) System Testing
11 8 (4.00%) Automated Testing
12 7 (3.50%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.00%) JavaScript
2 24 (12.00%) Java
3 21 (10.50%) SQL
4 8 (4.00%) C
5 5 (2.50%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.50%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.00%) VB
6 4 (2.00%) C#
7 3 (1.50%) COBOL
7 3 (1.50%) VB6
8 2 (1.00%) VBA
9 1 (0.50%) Python
9 1 (0.50%) VBScript
9 1 (0.50%) PHP
9 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.50%) Ruby
9 1 (0.50%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.50%) Jython
Qualifications
1 14 (7.00%) Degree
2 7 (3.50%) ISEB
3 6 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.00%) CCNP
5 2 (1.00%) CCSA
5 2 (1.00%) CCSE
5 2 (1.00%) CISSP
5 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.50%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.00%) QA
2 3 (1.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.50%) Solvency II
2 3 (1.50%) TickIT
3 2 (1.00%) SLA
3 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (2.00%) SCCM
2 4 (2.00%) SCOM
3 2 (1.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.50%) Ansible
4 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.50%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 20 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.00%) Oracle
3 12 (6.00%) Adobe
4 10 (5.00%) IBM
5 9 (4.50%) PayPal
6 8 (4.00%) Cisco
7 7 (3.50%) HP
7 7 (3.50%) webMethods
7 7 (3.50%) ServiceNow
8 6 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (3.00%) hybris
9 5 (2.50%) Facebook
9 5 (2.50%) Twitter
10 4 (2.00%) RedPrairie
10 4 (2.00%) Sitecore
10 4 (2.00%) Software AG
10 4 (2.00%) SAP
11 3 (1.50%) CODA
11 3 (1.50%) Pega
11 3 (1.50%) FatWire
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