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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 35 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing Retail 22 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.31% 4.71% 6.19%
As % of the General category 10.38% 11.57% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 28
Average daily rate £378 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £457 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £398
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +56.62%
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
212 242 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.88% 40.67% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 134 127
Average daily rate £375 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +5.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £182 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £6.84 £9.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £26.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 24 (32.43%) Finance
2 16 (21.62%) Banking
3 13 (17.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (16.22%) Project Management
4 12 (16.22%) Retail Banking
5 11 (14.86%) Change Management
6 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
7 9 (12.16%) PRINCE2
7 9 (12.16%) Manufacturing
8 8 (10.81%) SAP
8 8 (10.81%) CRM
8 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
8 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (9.46%) Logistics
9 7 (9.46%) RedPrairie
10 6 (8.11%) Publishing
10 6 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (6.76%) Risk Management
11 5 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (6.76%) JDA
11 5 (6.76%) ITIL
11 5 (6.76%) Windows
11 5 (6.76%) ABAP
12 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
12 4 (5.41%) Workflow
12 4 (5.41%) Software Engineering
12 4 (5.41%) Business Analysis
12 4 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
12 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.35%) CMS
2 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
2 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.35%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) Infor LN
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.35%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.35%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.35%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Firewall
1 1 (1.35%) Internet
1 1 (1.35%) Intranet
1 1 (1.35%) LAN
1 1 (1.35%) SAN
1 1 (1.35%) VoIP
1 1 (1.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.35%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.35%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.35%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) LSMW
General
1 24 (32.43%) Finance
2 16 (21.62%) Banking
3 12 (16.22%) Retail Banking
4 9 (12.16%) Manufacturing
5 6 (8.11%) Publishing
6 3 (4.05%) Advertising
6 3 (4.05%) Front Office
6 3 (4.05%) Marketing
6 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.70%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.35%) Cantonese Language
8 1 (1.35%) Law
8 1 (1.35%) Legal
8 1 (1.35%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (1.35%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Project Manager
2 13 (17.57%) Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Consultant
4 7 (9.46%) Architect
4 7 (9.46%) Business Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) Developer
5 6 (8.11%) SAP Consultant
6 5 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (5.41%) CRM Manager
7 4 (5.41%) CRM Project Manager
7 4 (5.41%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (4.05%) ABAP Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Change Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Designer
8 3 (4.05%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Tableau Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) BAPI
1 3 (4.05%) HTML
1 3 (4.05%) SAP ALE
1 3 (4.05%) SAP Smart Forms
1 3 (4.05%) Web Dynpro
2 2 (2.70%) EDI
3 1 (1.35%) .NET
3 1 (1.35%) CSS
3 1 (1.35%) MDX
3 1 (1.35%) SAP PI
3 1 (1.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.70%) IVR
3 1 (1.35%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (1.35%) Copywriting
3 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.35%) EPoS
3 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Statistics
3 1 (1.35%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.76%) Windows
2 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (16.22%) Project Management
3 11 (14.86%) Change Management
4 9 (12.16%) PRINCE2
5 8 (10.81%) CRM
5 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
6 7 (9.46%) Logistics
7 6 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (6.76%) ITIL
8 5 (6.76%) Risk Management
9 4 (5.41%) Analytics
9 4 (5.41%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.41%) SDLC
9 4 (5.41%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.41%) Workflow
10 3 (4.05%) Case Management
10 3 (4.05%) ERP
10 3 (4.05%) Performance Management
10 3 (4.05%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.76%) ABAP
2 3 (4.05%) SAPscript
2 3 (4.05%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) C
3 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.35%) CISA
3 1 (1.35%) CISSP
3 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.35%) MCSE
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.81%) SAP
3 7 (9.46%) RedPrairie
4 5 (6.76%) JDA
5 4 (5.41%) Tableau
6 2 (2.70%) IBM
6 2 (2.70%) Kronos
6 2 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.35%) Apple
7 1 (1.35%) Avaya
7 1 (1.35%) Citrix
7 1 (1.35%) Dell
7 1 (1.35%) Endeca
7 1 (1.35%) Infor
7 1 (1.35%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.35%) Lotus
7 1 (1.35%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle
7 1 (1.35%) SEEBURGER
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