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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 58 20 72
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +52
Contract jobs citing Retail 71 170 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.89% 6.67% 2.34%
As % of the General category 7.05% 13.43% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 90 41
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£363 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £268 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 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 £12.35 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-23.79% +1.25%
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
1007 1266 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 41.04% 49.65% 50.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 504 433
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £382 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.59% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 22
Average hourly rate £19.00 £29.00 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.48% +12.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £58.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.82 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -24.77%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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
Reading -27 14 £500 +53.84% 11
Bracknell -8 12 £195 -44.28% 10
Maidenhead -1 7 - - 4
Slough -2 3 £294 -38.15% 4
Newbury -2 2 £375 -42.30%
Wokingham - - - - 1
Retail
South East

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 34 (22.22%) E-Commerce
2 30 (19.61%) Finance
3 27 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 27 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (13.73%) ITIL
5 18 (11.76%) Project Management
5 18 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 17 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 17 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (9.80%) Marketing
7 15 (9.80%) Oracle
8 14 (9.15%) MS Excel
8 14 (9.15%) WebSphere
8 14 (9.15%) Migration
9 12 (7.84%) Java
9 12 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (7.19%) QA
10 11 (7.19%) Scrum
10 11 (7.19%) Billing
11 10 (6.54%) UNIX
12 9 (5.88%) Cisco
12 9 (5.88%) MS Office
12 9 (5.88%) HTML
12 9 (5.88%) DB2
12 9 (5.88%) CRM
12 9 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (5.88%) Business Analysis
12 9 (5.88%) Business Transformation
13 8 (5.23%) Mobile App
13 8 (5.23%) User Experience

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 14 (9.15%) WebSphere
2 8 (5.23%) IBM Notes
3 6 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (3.27%) CICS
5 4 (2.61%) CMS
6 3 (1.96%) Commerce Server
7 2 (1.31%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.31%) Apache
7 2 (1.31%) Confluence
7 2 (1.31%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.65%) IIS
8 1 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 14 (9.15%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.88%) MS Office
3 6 (3.92%) MS Project
4 5 (3.27%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.96%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.31%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.31%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (2.61%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.61%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (1.96%) Magento
4 2 (1.31%) CA Clarity
4 2 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.65%) BusinessWare
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.61%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.27%) LTE
2 4 (2.61%) 4G
2 4 (2.61%) Broadband
3 3 (1.96%) LAN
3 3 (1.96%) WAN
3 3 (1.96%) HTTP
3 3 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.96%) DNS
4 2 (1.31%) Network Security
4 2 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.31%) Firewall
4 2 (1.31%) FWSM
4 2 (1.31%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.31%) FTP
4 2 (1.31%) SMTP
4 2 (1.31%) SAN
4 2 (1.31%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) 3G
5 1 (0.65%) MPLS
5 1 (0.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.88%) DB2
2 3 (1.96%) MySQL
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.61%) TestDirector
1 4 (2.61%) JIRA
1 4 (2.61%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.31%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 2 (1.31%) Subversion
2 2 (1.31%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.65%) Introscope
3 1 (0.65%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.65%) Ant
3 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.65%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.65%) Behat
3 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (19.61%) Finance
2 27 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 15 (9.80%) Marketing
4 11 (7.19%) Billing
5 8 (5.23%) Banking
6 6 (3.92%) Legal
6 6 (3.92%) Back Office
7 4 (2.61%) Automotive
7 4 (2.61%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.96%) Electronics
8 3 (1.96%) German Language
9 2 (1.31%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (16.34%) Analyst
2 23 (15.03%) Project Manager
3 15 (9.80%) Business Analyst
3 15 (9.80%) Architect
4 13 (8.50%) Consultant
5 10 (6.54%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (6.54%) Developer
6 9 (5.88%) Coordinator
6 9 (5.88%) Designer
7 6 (3.92%) Project Coordinator
8 5 (3.27%) Transition Manager
8 5 (3.27%) Service Manager
8 5 (3.27%) Service Transition Manager
9 4 (2.61%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (2.61%) Programme Manager
9 4 (2.61%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (2.61%) Oracle Consultant
9 4 (2.61%) E-Commerce Manager
9 4 (2.61%) Systems Developer
9 4 (2.61%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.88%) HTML
2 6 (3.92%) CSS
3 5 (3.27%) J2EE
4 4 (2.61%) Middleware
5 3 (1.96%) HTML5
5 3 (1.96%) CSS3
6 2 (1.31%) RESTful
6 2 (1.31%) Symfony
6 2 (1.31%) .NET
6 2 (1.31%) Web Services
6 2 (1.31%) Flash
6 2 (1.31%) Spring
7 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.65%) JSON
7 1 (0.65%) WCF
7 1 (0.65%) WPF
7 1 (0.65%) XHTML
7 1 (0.65%) JMS
7 1 (0.65%) XML
7 1 (0.65%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.23%) User Experience
2 8 (5.23%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.61%) FMCG
3 4 (2.61%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.61%) EPoS
4 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.31%) DTV
5 2 (1.31%) Social Media
6 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.65%) NHS
6 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.65%) Clustering
6 1 (0.65%) IPTV
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.54%) UNIX
2 8 (5.23%) Linux
3 5 (3.27%) Windows
3 5 (3.27%) Android
3 5 (3.27%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.96%) AIX
5 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.22%) E-Commerce
2 27 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (13.73%) ITIL
4 18 (11.76%) Project Management
5 17 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 17 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (9.15%) Migration
7 11 (7.19%) Scrum
8 9 (5.88%) CRM
8 9 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (5.88%) Business Analysis
8 9 (5.88%) Business Transformation
9 8 (5.23%) SOA
10 7 (4.58%) Change Management
10 7 (4.58%) Programme Management
11 6 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (3.92%) ERP
11 6 (3.92%) Waterfall
12 5 (3.27%) UML
12 5 (3.27%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.84%) Java
2 6 (3.92%) COBOL
3 5 (3.27%) JCL
4 4 (2.61%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.96%) C
5 3 (1.96%) SQL
5 3 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.31%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.31%) PHP
6 2 (1.31%) C#
7 1 (0.65%) Perl
7 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.65%) Python
7 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.65%) Korn
7 1 (0.65%) PHP5
7 1 (0.65%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (3.92%) Degree
2 4 (2.61%) ISEB
2 4 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.96%) CISSP
3 3 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.31%) ACCA
4 2 (1.31%) CISA
4 2 (1.31%) CISM
4 2 (1.31%) CIMA
4 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.31%) PMP
4 2 (1.31%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.31%) CRISC
4 2 (1.31%) AAT
4 2 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.65%) Dell Certification
5 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.65%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.19%) QA
2 3 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) COBIT
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.31%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.31%) vSphere
4 1 (0.65%) KVM
4 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.31%) SCCM
3 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.65%) Puppet
3 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.65%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.80%) Oracle
3 9 (5.88%) Cisco
4 8 (5.23%) IBM
4 8 (5.23%) HP
4 8 (5.23%) Lotus
5 7 (4.58%) VMware
6 6 (3.92%) Google
6 6 (3.92%) RedPrairie
7 5 (3.27%) webMethods
7 5 (3.27%) SAP
8 4 (2.61%) Adobe
8 4 (2.61%) ATG
8 4 (2.61%) hybris
9 3 (1.96%) JDA
9 3 (1.96%) Dell
9 3 (1.96%) Juniper
10 2 (1.31%) CA
10 2 (1.31%) Software AG
10 2 (1.31%) CheckPoint
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Posted: 12 hours ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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