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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 38 31 11
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -20
Contract jobs citing Retail 25 35 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.36% 5.19% 8.59%
As % of the General category 10.68% 16.67% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 44
Average daily rate
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£388 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £315 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.20 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.96 £30.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +71.83%
Retail
West Midlands

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
234 210 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.49% 31.11% 41.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 139 153
Average daily rate £338 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.20 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -14.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.01 £11.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £34.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 10 (26.32%) Banking
2 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (18.42%) E-Commerce
4 6 (15.79%) Retail Banking
5 4 (10.53%) CRM
5 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.89%) EPoS
6 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
6 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.89%) ERP
6 3 (7.89%) Oracle
6 3 (7.89%) SAP
6 3 (7.89%) Marketing
6 3 (7.89%) QA
7 2 (5.26%) Silverlight
7 2 (5.26%) Use Case
7 2 (5.26%) Degree
7 2 (5.26%) Resource Management
7 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (5.26%) iPad
7 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.26%) System Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Project Governance
7 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Analytics
7 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
7 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) SAS
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.26%) WebTrends
2 1 (2.63%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.63%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.63%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (26.32%) Banking
2 9 (23.68%) Finance
3 6 (15.79%) Retail Banking
4 3 (7.89%) Marketing
5 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.26%) Back Office
6 1 (2.63%) Billing
6 1 (2.63%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Project Manager
3 6 (15.79%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Programme Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (5.26%) PMO Assistant
6 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (5.26%) CRM Developer
6 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Data Modeller
6 2 (5.26%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (5.26%) Business Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Integration Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Silverlight
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) EPoS
2 2 (5.26%) iPad
2 2 (5.26%) EFT
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.63%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (18.42%) E-Commerce
3 4 (10.53%) CRM
3 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
4 3 (7.89%) ERP
5 2 (5.26%) Use Case
5 2 (5.26%) Resource Management
5 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.26%) System Testing
5 2 (5.26%) Project Governance
5 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.26%) Analytics
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.26%) Logistics
5 2 (5.26%) Change Management
5 2 (5.26%) UML
5 2 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
1 2 (5.26%) VBA
2 1 (2.63%) ABAP
2 1 (2.63%) C
2 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
1 2 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle
1 3 (7.89%) SAP
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) Avaya
3 1 (2.63%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.63%) BT
3 1 (2.63%) RedPrairie
3 1 (2.63%) Omniture
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