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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 43 26 70
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +44
Contract jobs citing Retail 86 160 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.57% 6.10% 2.61%
As % of the General category 8.76% 12.43% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 92 50
Average daily rate
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£378 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.65% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £495 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £24.75 £16.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.68% -24.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £14.00 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £31.20 £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.57%
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 1287 1621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 40.73% 49.10% 52.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 520 433
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 22
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Bracknell 0 21 £378 +7.85% 23
Reading -3 16 £500 +53.84% 25
Maidenhead -3 7 - - 3
Slough -10 6 £375 - 4
Newbury -3 2 £375 -17.80% 5
Wokingham - - - - 1
Retail
South East

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 30 (18.87%) E-Commerce
2 28 (17.61%) Telecoms
2 28 (17.61%) Finance
3 26 (16.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (15.72%) Microsoft
5 24 (15.09%) ITIL
6 23 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (11.32%) Project Management
7 18 (11.32%) PRINCE2
8 17 (10.69%) MS Excel
8 17 (10.69%) Marketing
9 15 (9.43%) Billing
9 15 (9.43%) Migration
9 15 (9.43%) Cisco
10 14 (8.81%) CRM
11 12 (7.55%) HP
11 12 (7.55%) QA
11 12 (7.55%) User Experience
12 11 (6.92%) IBM
12 11 (6.92%) SOA
12 11 (6.92%) MS Office
13 10 (6.29%) Oracle
13 10 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (6.29%) Mobile App
14 9 (5.66%) HTML
14 9 (5.66%) TOGAF
14 9 (5.66%) WebSphere
15 8 (5.03%) Degree
15 8 (5.03%) Back Office
15 8 (5.03%) VMware

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 9 (5.66%) WebSphere
2 8 (5.03%) IBM Notes
3 6 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (3.14%) CMS
5 4 (2.52%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.89%) Confluence
6 3 (1.89%) Commerce Server
7 2 (1.26%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.26%) Apache
7 2 (1.26%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.63%) Lync
8 1 (0.63%) Node.js
8 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 17 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.92%) MS Office
3 5 (3.14%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (3.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.14%) MS Project
3 5 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.89%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.26%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.52%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.26%) CA Clarity
5 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.52%) Google Apps
2 2 (1.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.77%) Broadband
1 6 (3.77%) 4G
2 5 (3.14%) LTE
2 5 (3.14%) HTTP
3 4 (2.52%) Firewall
3 4 (2.52%) SAN
3 4 (2.52%) LAN
3 4 (2.52%) WAN
3 4 (2.52%) SMTP
3 4 (2.52%) DNS
3 4 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (2.52%) Network Security
3 4 (2.52%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (2.52%) FWSM
4 3 (1.89%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (1.89%) MVNO
4 3 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (1.89%) SNMP
4 3 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.89%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.14%) DB2
2 2 (1.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.63%) MySQL
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.52%) TestDirector
1 4 (2.52%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.89%) JIRA
3 2 (1.26%) MSI
3 2 (1.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.63%) Ant
4 1 (0.63%) Introscope
General
1 28 (17.61%) Telecoms
1 28 (17.61%) Finance
2 17 (10.69%) Marketing
3 15 (9.43%) Billing
4 8 (5.03%) Back Office
5 7 (4.40%) Legal
5 7 (4.40%) Banking
6 6 (3.77%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.52%) Automotive
7 4 (2.52%) German Language
8 3 (1.89%) Games
8 3 (1.89%) Electronics
8 3 (1.89%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (15.72%) Architect
1 25 (15.72%) Analyst
2 22 (13.84%) Project Manager
3 17 (10.69%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (9.43%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.92%) Designer
5 11 (6.92%) Consultant
6 10 (6.29%) Coordinator
7 8 (5.03%) Technical Architect
7 8 (5.03%) Developer
8 7 (4.40%) Project Coordinator
8 7 (4.40%) Service Manager
9 5 (3.14%) IP Engineer
9 5 (3.14%) Service Transition Manager
9 5 (3.14%) Solutions Designer
9 5 (3.14%) Transition Manager
9 5 (3.14%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.52%) Test Consultant
10 4 (2.52%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (2.52%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.66%) HTML
2 6 (3.77%) CSS
3 4 (2.52%) Middleware
3 4 (2.52%) J2EE
4 3 (1.89%) CSS3
4 3 (1.89%) HTML5
5 2 (1.26%) Spring
5 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.26%) .NET
5 2 (1.26%) Web Services
5 2 (1.26%) Flash
6 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.63%) ExpressJS
6 1 (0.63%) Symfony
6 1 (0.63%) WCF
6 1 (0.63%) WPF
6 1 (0.63%) jQuery
6 1 (0.63%) RESTful
6 1 (0.63%) JMS
6 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.55%) User Experience
2 10 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.29%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.14%) FMCG
4 4 (2.52%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.89%) Social Media
6 2 (1.26%) EPoS
6 2 (1.26%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.26%) DTV
6 2 (1.26%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.26%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.63%) Handset
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.63%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.40%) Linux
1 7 (4.40%) UNIX
1 7 (4.40%) Windows
2 5 (3.14%) Windows 7
2 5 (3.14%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.14%) Android
3 3 (1.89%) AIX
4 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.87%) E-Commerce
2 26 (16.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (15.09%) ITIL
4 23 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (11.32%) Project Management
5 18 (11.32%) PRINCE2
6 15 (9.43%) Migration
7 14 (8.81%) CRM
8 11 (6.92%) SOA
9 9 (5.66%) TOGAF
10 8 (5.03%) Waterfall
11 7 (4.40%) Business Transformation
11 7 (4.40%) Scrum
12 6 (3.77%) Business Analysis
12 6 (3.77%) Change Management
12 6 (3.77%) Programme Management
12 6 (3.77%) ERP
12 6 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.77%) Digital Marketing
13 5 (3.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.40%) Java
2 4 (2.52%) JavaScript
2 4 (2.52%) SQL
3 3 (1.89%) C
4 2 (1.26%) C#
4 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.63%) Groovy
5 1 (0.63%) Python
5 1 (0.63%) COBOL
5 1 (0.63%) VB
5 1 (0.63%) PHP
5 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (5.03%) Degree
2 5 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (2.52%) ISEB
3 4 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (1.89%) CISSP
5 2 (1.26%) CISA
5 2 (1.26%) CISM
5 2 (1.26%) CIMA
5 2 (1.26%) PMP
5 2 (1.26%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.26%) ACCA
5 2 (1.26%) AAT
5 2 (1.26%) CRISC
6 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.63%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.55%) QA
2 3 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.52%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.52%) vSphere
3 3 (1.89%) KVM
3 3 (1.89%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.52%) SCCM
3 2 (1.26%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.26%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (15.72%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.43%) Cisco
3 12 (7.55%) HP
4 11 (6.92%) IBM
5 10 (6.29%) Oracle
6 8 (5.03%) VMware
6 8 (5.03%) Lotus
7 7 (4.40%) Google
8 5 (3.14%) SAP
8 5 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.52%) Dell
9 4 (2.52%) Adobe
9 4 (2.52%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.52%) hybris
9 4 (2.52%) F5
10 3 (1.89%) Demandware
10 3 (1.89%) Juniper
10 3 (1.89%) webMethods
10 3 (1.89%) ATG
10 3 (1.89%) Blue Coat
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