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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 44 56 25
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -31
Contract jobs citing Retail 98 74 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.95% 2.96% 5.96%
As % of the General category 8.93% 7.26% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 37 77
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £174 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 16
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £31.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-48.80% +13.63%
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
1098 1019 1011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 44.29% 40.78% 42.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 448 383
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 29
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.15 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £21.55 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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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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 £475 +38.68% 3
Reading +7 12 £475 -11.62% 5
Slough +6 7 £350 -9.67% 4
Newbury -4 3 £275 -37.14%
Maidenhead -2 2 - - 3
Retail
South East

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 47 (22.60%) E-Commerce
2 33 (15.87%) HTML
2 33 (15.87%) Java
2 33 (15.87%) Telecoms
3 32 (15.38%) Marketing
4 31 (14.90%) JavaScript
5 27 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 24 (11.54%) Finance
7 23 (11.06%) CSS
8 21 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (8.65%) CRM
10 17 (8.17%) ITIL
11 16 (7.69%) XML
11 16 (7.69%) J2EE
11 16 (7.69%) DB2
11 16 (7.69%) WebSphere
11 16 (7.69%) Release Management
12 15 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (6.73%) User Experience
13 14 (6.73%) Degree
13 14 (6.73%) PRINCE2
13 14 (6.73%) UNIX
13 14 (6.73%) Photoshop
14 13 (6.25%) SQL
14 13 (6.25%) Project Management
15 12 (5.77%) Legal
15 12 (5.77%) TOGAF
16 11 (5.29%) .NET
16 11 (5.29%) MS Office

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 16 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.40%) MQSeries
4 4 (1.92%) IIS
4 4 (1.92%) CMS
4 4 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.44%) Node.js
5 3 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.96%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.48%) Apache
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.48%) CICS
7 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.48%) Drupal
7 1 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (6.73%) Photoshop
2 11 (5.29%) MS Office
2 11 (5.29%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (2.40%) InDesign
5 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.48%) MS Project
6 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) CODA-Financials
1 3 (1.44%) Retail-J
2 2 (0.96%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.48%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.48%) Magento
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.40%) Office 365
2 4 (1.92%) SaaS
3 2 (0.96%) Force.com
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.48%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.85%) Network Security
2 5 (2.40%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (2.40%) HTTP
2 5 (2.40%) CTI
3 4 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.92%) DNS
4 3 (1.44%) Broadband
4 3 (1.44%) VoIP
4 3 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.44%) 4G
5 2 (0.96%) FWSM
5 2 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.96%) MVNO
5 2 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (0.96%) BIG-IP
5 2 (0.96%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.96%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (0.96%) RIP
5 2 (0.96%) SNMP
5 2 (0.96%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.69%) DB2
2 8 (3.85%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (2.88%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.40%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.92%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.92%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.44%) MySQL
7 2 (0.96%) Big Data
8 1 (0.48%) SSDT
8 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.48%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 7 (3.37%) Dreamweaver
1 7 (3.37%) Selenium
1 7 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.88%) LoadRunner
3 5 (2.40%) HP UFT
3 5 (2.40%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.92%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.44%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.44%) JBehave
5 3 (1.44%) XMLSpy
5 3 (1.44%) Subversion
5 3 (1.44%) JUnit
6 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.96%) TestComplete
6 2 (0.96%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.96%) JIRA
6 2 (0.96%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.96%) NuGet
6 2 (0.96%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.48%) Grunt
General
1 33 (15.87%) Telecoms
2 32 (15.38%) Marketing
3 24 (11.54%) Finance
4 12 (5.77%) Legal
5 10 (4.81%) Billing
6 7 (3.37%) Multimedia
7 5 (2.40%) Advertising
8 3 (1.44%) Banking
8 3 (1.44%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.96%) Law
10 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.48%) Automotive
10 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.48%) Back Office
10 1 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 40 (19.23%) Analyst
2 39 (18.75%) Architect
3 26 (12.50%) Developer
4 23 (11.06%) Designer
5 19 (9.13%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (6.25%) Consultant
7 12 (5.77%) Project Manager
7 12 (5.77%) Business Analyst
7 12 (5.77%) Front-End Developer
8 11 (5.29%) Security Architect
9 9 (4.33%) Junior
10 8 (3.85%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.37%) Technical Architect
11 7 (3.37%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.37%) Service Manager
11 7 (3.37%) Web Designer
11 7 (3.37%) Technical Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.37%) Transition Manager
11 7 (3.37%) Service Transition Manager
12 6 (2.88%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.87%) HTML
2 23 (11.06%) CSS
3 16 (7.69%) XML
3 16 (7.69%) J2EE
4 11 (5.29%) .NET
4 11 (5.29%) SOAP
5 10 (4.81%) HTML5
5 10 (4.81%) CSS3
6 9 (4.33%) Web Services
7 8 (3.85%) Flash
8 7 (3.37%) RESTful
8 7 (3.37%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.92%) Sass
9 4 (1.92%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.92%) Java EE
10 3 (1.44%) WSDL
10 3 (1.44%) XSD
10 3 (1.44%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.44%) jQuery
10 3 (1.44%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.73%) User Experience
3 9 (4.33%) Graphic Design
4 7 (3.37%) Photography
5 5 (2.40%) Social Network
6 4 (1.92%) FMCG
6 4 (1.92%) Social Media
6 4 (1.92%) EPoS
6 4 (1.92%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.44%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (1.44%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.44%) RIA
7 3 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.96%) Copywriting
8 2 (0.96%) iPad
8 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.96%) PMI
8 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.73%) UNIX
2 10 (4.81%) Windows
3 7 (3.37%) Linux
4 3 (1.44%) AIX
4 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.96%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.96%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.96%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.48%) Android
6 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (22.60%) E-Commerce
2 27 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (8.65%) CRM
5 17 (8.17%) ITIL
6 16 (7.69%) Release Management
7 14 (6.73%) PRINCE2
8 13 (6.25%) Project Management
9 12 (5.77%) TOGAF
10 10 (4.81%) TDD
11 9 (4.33%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (4.33%) SOA
12 8 (3.85%) OO
12 8 (3.85%) ERP
12 8 (3.85%) Data Management
12 8 (3.85%) Automated Testing
12 8 (3.85%) System Testing
13 7 (3.37%) Security Architecture
13 7 (3.37%) Analytics
13 7 (3.37%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.87%) Java
2 31 (14.90%) JavaScript
3 13 (6.25%) SQL
4 8 (3.85%) C#
5 4 (1.92%) C
6 2 (0.96%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.96%) Perl
7 1 (0.48%) PHP
7 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.48%) VBA
7 1 (0.48%) Python
7 1 (0.48%) MUMPS
7 1 (0.48%) JCL
7 1 (0.48%) Jython
7 1 (0.48%) Ruby
7 1 (0.48%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.48%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 14 (6.73%) Degree
2 6 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (2.88%) ISEB
3 4 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.44%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.44%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.96%) CCNP
5 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.96%) CCSA
5 2 (0.96%) CCSE
5 2 (0.96%) CISSP
5 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.33%) QA
2 4 (1.92%) SLA
3 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.96%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (2.40%) SCCM
1 5 (2.40%) SCOM
1 5 (2.40%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (0.96%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.96%) Puppet
3 1 (0.48%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 24 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.81%) Oracle
3 9 (4.33%) IBM
3 9 (4.33%) Adobe
3 9 (4.33%) PayPal
4 8 (3.85%) Cisco
5 7 (3.37%) HP
5 7 (3.37%) RedPrairie
6 6 (2.88%) VMware
6 6 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.40%) Facebook
7 5 (2.40%) Twitter
8 4 (1.92%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.44%) webMethods
9 3 (1.44%) Citrix
9 3 (1.44%) Software AG
9 3 (1.44%) JDA
9 3 (1.44%) CODA
9 3 (1.44%) Google
9 3 (1.44%) Fujitsu
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