The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 23 29 33
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing Retail 39 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.60% 4.40% 3.84%
As % of the General category 23.21% 14.21% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 13
Median daily rate £450 £396 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.56% +2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £285 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £473 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
168 197 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.43% 30.97% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 120 125
Median daily rate £381 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +207.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.39 £14.70 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.08 £42.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Birmingham region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Birmingham region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Retail.

1 21 (27.27%) Finance
2 20 (25.97%) Banking
3 16 (20.78%) Retail Banking
3 16 (20.78%) E-Commerce
4 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (16.88%) Windows
5 13 (16.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (12.99%) Scrum
7 10 (12.99%) SQL
7 10 (12.99%) IBM
7 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
8 9 (11.69%) Project Management
9 8 (10.39%) Change Management
9 8 (10.39%) Business Analysis
10 7 (9.09%) VMware
10 7 (9.09%) HP
10 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
10 7 (9.09%) HTML
10 7 (9.09%) CSS
10 7 (9.09%) Windows Server
11 6 (7.79%) ITIL
11 6 (7.79%) C#
11 6 (7.79%) SAP
11 6 (7.79%) Migration
12 5 (6.49%) TOGAF
12 5 (6.49%) Content Management
12 5 (6.49%) Information Management
12 5 (6.49%) jQuery
12 5 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.90%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.60%) Apache
3 1 (1.30%) CMS
3 1 (1.30%) SAS
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Office
2 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.60%) SPSS
4 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.30%) MS Project
4 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) FastStats
1 2 (2.60%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.30%) Magento
2 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Network Security
1 4 (5.19%) SAN
2 2 (2.60%) Internet
3 1 (1.30%) DHCP
3 1 (1.30%) DNS
3 1 (1.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.30%) Big Data
3 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.30%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Grunt
1 2 (2.60%) gulp
1 2 (2.60%) Selenium
2 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.30%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.30%) PhpStorm
2 1 (1.30%) Ranorex
2 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (27.27%) Finance
2 20 (25.97%) Banking
3 16 (20.78%) Retail Banking
4 5 (6.49%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.60%) Electronics
5 2 (2.60%) Marketing
5 2 (2.60%) Private Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Publishing
6 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (33.77%) Analyst
2 14 (18.18%) Architect
3 12 (15.58%) Business Analyst
4 11 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 8 (10.39%) Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Test Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.49%) Consultant
9 4 (5.19%) Business Change Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Business Change Business Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) E-Commerce Manager
9 4 (5.19%) E-Commerce Project Manager
9 4 (5.19%) Server Support
9 4 (5.19%) Windows Server Support
10 3 (3.90%) Automation Architect
10 3 (3.90%) Automation Consultant
10 3 (3.90%) Data Business Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (3.90%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) CSS
1 7 (9.09%) HTML
2 5 (6.49%) CSS3
2 5 (6.49%) HTML5
2 5 (6.49%) jQuery
3 4 (5.19%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (3.90%) .NET
5 2 (2.60%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (2.60%) LESS
5 2 (2.60%) Sass
5 2 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.30%) Ember.js
6 1 (1.30%) LAMP
6 1 (1.30%) React
6 1 (1.30%) Semantic HTML
6 1 (1.30%) SOAP
6 1 (1.30%) Web Services
6 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.90%) FMCG
2 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.30%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.30%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.30%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.30%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Windows
2 7 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.90%) Linux
5 2 (2.60%) Android
5 2 (2.60%) Unix
5 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.30%) HPUX
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) E-Commerce
2 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (16.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (12.99%) Scrum
5 9 (11.69%) Project Management
6 8 (10.39%) Business Analysis
6 8 (10.39%) Change Management
7 6 (7.79%) ITIL
7 6 (7.79%) Migration
8 5 (6.49%) Content Management
8 5 (6.49%) ETL
8 5 (6.49%) Information Management
8 5 (6.49%) TOGAF
8 5 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.19%) ERP
9 4 (5.19%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.19%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.90%) CRM
10 3 (3.90%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) SQL
2 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 6 (7.79%) C#
4 3 (3.90%) C
4 3 (3.90%) PHP
5 2 (2.60%) Java
6 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.30%) PMP
2 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.60%) Basel II
3 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.90%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.30%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.99%) IBM
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) HP
2 7 (9.09%) VMware
3 6 (7.79%) SAP
4 4 (5.19%) Dell
5 3 (3.90%) hybris
6 2 (2.60%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.60%) Blue Prism
6 2 (2.60%) Citrix
6 2 (2.60%) EMC
6 2 (2.60%) FireEye
6 2 (2.60%) Imperva
6 2 (2.60%) Pega
6 2 (2.60%) Symantec
7 1 (1.30%) Adobe
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco
7 1 (1.30%) NetApp
7 1 (1.30%) Remedy
7 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow