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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 24 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 35 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.49% 3.43% 4.27%
As % of the General category 21.08% 9.91% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 14
Median daily rate £425 £378 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% +2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £245 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £444 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £415
% change year-on-year
+5.91% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £25.54
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -45.17%

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
166 222 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.02% 34.63% 39.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 148 132
Median daily rate £390 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +207.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.80 £6.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £32.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.61% +45.55%

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 February 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 February 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 15 (23.08%) Banking
2 14 (21.54%) Finance
2 14 (21.54%) E-Commerce
3 12 (18.46%) Windows
3 12 (18.46%) Retail Banking
4 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 9 (13.85%) Scrum
7 8 (12.31%) HTML
7 8 (12.31%) SQL
7 8 (12.31%) CSS
7 8 (12.31%) Business Analysis
7 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (10.77%) Windows Server
8 7 (10.77%) JavaScript
8 7 (10.77%) HP
8 7 (10.77%) VMware
8 7 (10.77%) Migration
8 7 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (9.23%) ITIL
9 6 (9.23%) CSS3
9 6 (9.23%) HTML5
10 5 (7.69%) Content Management
10 5 (7.69%) Information Management
10 5 (7.69%) jQuery
10 5 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (7.69%) C#
10 5 (7.69%) ETL
10 5 (7.69%) IBM
10 5 (7.69%) Active Directory

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 (4.62%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.08%) Apache
3 1 (1.54%) CMS
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Office
2 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.54%) MS Project
3 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.54%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) FastStats
1 1 (1.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (1.54%) Magento
1 1 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Network Security
1 4 (6.15%) SAN
2 2 (3.08%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) DHCP
3 1 (1.54%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
2 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.54%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Grunt
1 2 (3.08%) gulp
2 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.54%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.54%) PhpStorm
2 1 (1.54%) Selenium
2 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (23.08%) Banking
2 14 (21.54%) Finance
3 12 (18.46%) Retail Banking
4 5 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.08%) Electronics
5 2 (3.08%) Marketing
5 2 (3.08%) Private Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Publishing
6 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (29.23%) Analyst
2 12 (18.46%) Architect
3 9 (13.85%) Business Analyst
4 8 (12.31%) Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Project Manager
6 6 (9.23%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (9.23%) Test Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (6.15%) Server Support
8 4 (6.15%) Test Manager
8 4 (6.15%) Windows Server Support
9 3 (4.62%) HTML CSS Developer
9 3 (4.62%) HTML Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) UI Developer
10 2 (3.08%) Banking Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) E-Commerce Manager
10 2 (3.08%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (3.08%) Lead Test Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) CSS
1 8 (12.31%) HTML
2 6 (9.23%) CSS3
2 6 (9.23%) HTML5
3 5 (7.69%) jQuery
4 4 (6.15%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (4.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.08%) .NET
6 2 (3.08%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.08%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (3.08%) LESS
6 2 (3.08%) Sass
7 1 (1.54%) LAMP
7 1 (1.54%) Node.js
7 1 (1.54%) RESTful
7 1 (1.54%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (1.54%) SOAP
7 1 (1.54%) Web Services
7 1 (1.54%) XML
7 1 (1.54%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.62%) FMCG
2 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.54%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.54%) EPoS
4 1 (1.54%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.54%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.54%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.46%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.62%) Linux
5 2 (3.08%) Android
5 2 (3.08%) Unix
5 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.54%) HPUX
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.54%) E-Commerce
2 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.85%) Scrum
4 8 (12.31%) Business Analysis
5 7 (10.77%) Migration
5 7 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (9.23%) ITIL
7 5 (7.69%) Content Management
7 5 (7.69%) ETL
7 5 (7.69%) Information Management
7 5 (7.69%) Project Management
7 5 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.15%) Change Management
8 4 (6.15%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.15%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.62%) Information Security
9 3 (4.62%) Logistics
9 3 (4.62%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (4.62%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.31%) SQL
2 7 (10.77%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.69%) C#
4 3 (4.62%) PHP
5 2 (3.08%) Java
6 1 (1.54%) C
6 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (4.62%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.54%) PMP
2 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
2 3 (4.62%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.54%) Basel II
4 1 (1.54%) IFRS
4 1 (1.54%) IFRS 9
4 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (4.62%) VMware ESX
2 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.77%) HP
2 7 (10.77%) VMware
3 5 (7.69%) IBM
4 4 (6.15%) Dell
5 3 (4.62%) SAP
6 2 (3.08%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.08%) Citrix
6 2 (3.08%) EMC
6 2 (3.08%) FireEye
6 2 (3.08%) Imperva
6 2 (3.08%) Symantec
7 1 (1.54%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.54%) Brocade
7 1 (1.54%) hybris
7 1 (1.54%) NetApp
7 1 (1.54%) Pega
7 1 (1.54%) Remedy
7 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.54%) Zend