The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Birmingham region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 41 26 15
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs citing Retail 20 32 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.93% 5.58% 7.64%
As % of the General category 9.05% 16.16% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 40
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £315 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.20 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.55% +25.00%
General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
221 198 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.36% 34.55% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 110 149
Average daily rate £350 £400 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 12
Average hourly rate £34.50 £23.10 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.35% +15.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Retail
West Midlands

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 11 (31.43%) Banking
2 8 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (20.00%) Finance
3 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 6 (17.14%) Oracle
5 5 (14.29%) C#
5 5 (14.29%) Windows
5 5 (14.29%) CRM
6 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
6 4 (11.43%) WPF
6 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
7 3 (8.57%) QA
7 3 (8.57%) SaaS
7 3 (8.57%) ERP
7 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.57%) Project Management
7 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.57%) Billing
8 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
8 2 (5.71%) Migration
8 2 (5.71%) Change Management
8 2 (5.71%) Back Office
8 2 (5.71%) Cisco
8 2 (5.71%) ISEB
8 2 (5.71%) EPoS
8 2 (5.71%) EFT
8 2 (5.71%) SAP
8 2 (5.71%) Web Services

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) SAN
1 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (31.43%) Banking
2 7 (20.00%) Retail Banking
2 7 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Billing
4 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.71%) Back Office
5 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Developer
1 8 (22.86%) Analyst
1 8 (22.86%) Project Manager
2 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Programme Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Software Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Software Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (5.71%) CRM Developer
5 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) RedPrairie Programme Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Technician
6 1 (2.86%) Designer
6 1 (2.86%) HP Storage Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) WPF
2 2 (5.71%) Silverlight
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (2.86%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) EPoS
1 2 (5.71%) EFT
1 2 (5.71%) iPad
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.86%) FMCG
2 1 (2.86%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (14.29%) CRM
4 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.57%) ERP
5 3 (8.57%) Project Management
6 2 (5.71%) Change Management
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.71%) UML
6 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Logistics
6 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Use Case
6 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.71%) System Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Resource Management
6 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.71%) Project Governance
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.71%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) ISEB
2 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Legato
1 1 (2.86%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco
3 2 (5.71%) RedPrairie
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) Avaya
4 1 (2.86%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.86%) BT