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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 30 42 25
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs citing Retail 36 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.96% 2.84% 5.32%
As % of the General category 13.69% 8.64% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 14
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£375 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £580 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-46.77% +12.72%
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
263 220 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 36.23% 32.88% 35.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 135 104
Average daily rate £375 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £33.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.73% +3.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £31.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £35.90 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 (35.29%) Finance
2 23 (33.82%) Banking
3 16 (23.53%) Project Management
4 12 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (16.18%) SQL
6 10 (14.71%) Retail Banking
7 9 (13.24%) PRINCE2
8 8 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 8 (11.76%) C#
8 8 (11.76%) .NET
8 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (10.29%) ISTQB
9 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET
9 7 (10.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (8.82%) SAP
11 5 (7.35%) C++
11 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
12 4 (5.88%) FATCA
12 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
12 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
12 4 (5.88%) CRM
12 4 (5.88%) Windows
12 4 (5.88%) Business Analysis
13 3 (4.41%) TDD
13 3 (4.41%) Software Testing
13 3 (4.41%) Endeca
13 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
13 3 (4.41%) Migration
13 3 (4.41%) Games

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (4.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.47%) Lync
2 1 (1.47%) SAS
2 1 (1.47%) FileNet
2 1 (1.47%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.94%) MS Project
2 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.47%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.47%) Magento
2 1 (1.47%) Eikon
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) LDAP
1 1 (1.47%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) LSMW
1 1 (1.47%) Subversion
1 1 (1.47%) JIRA
1 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.47%) XMLUnit
General
1 24 (35.29%) Finance
2 23 (33.82%) Banking
3 10 (14.71%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.41%) Games
5 2 (2.94%) Billing
5 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.47%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
6 1 (1.47%) Front Office
6 1 (1.47%) Back Office
6 1 (1.47%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Project Manager
2 17 (25.00%) Analyst
3 12 (17.65%) Developer
4 9 (13.24%) Business Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Architect
5 7 (10.29%) IT Project Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.94%) SAP Consultant
9 2 (2.94%) PMO Analyst
10 1 (1.47%) SAP HCM Consultant
10 1 (1.47%) Supply Chain Manager
10 1 (1.47%) Oracle Architect
10 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) .NET
2 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.94%) Web Services
4 2 (2.94%) WCF
4 2 (2.94%) Entity Framework
4 2 (2.94%) HTML
5 1 (1.47%) WebGL
5 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.47%) jQuery
5 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.47%) HTML5
5 1 (1.47%) XML
5 1 (1.47%) DOM
5 1 (1.47%) Flash
5 1 (1.47%) EDI
5 1 (1.47%) Ajax
5 1 (1.47%) XMPP
5 1 (1.47%) JSON
5 1 (1.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) EPoS
1 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.47%) User Experience
2 1 (1.47%) Learning Management System
2 1 (1.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Project Management
2 12 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (13.24%) PRINCE2
4 8 (11.76%) E-Commerce
4 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 4 (5.88%) CRM
6 3 (4.41%) ERP
6 3 (4.41%) TDD
6 3 (4.41%) Software Testing
6 3 (4.41%) Security Testing
6 3 (4.41%) Migration
6 3 (4.41%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.41%) Information Assurance
6 3 (4.41%) SDLC
7 2 (2.94%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.94%) Waterfall
7 2 (2.94%) BDD
7 2 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.94%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 8 (11.76%) C#
3 5 (7.35%) C++
4 3 (4.41%) Java
4 3 (4.41%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.47%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) ISTQB
1 7 (10.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.47%) PMP
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) FATCA
2 2 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) EdgeSight
2 1 (1.47%) TeamSite
2 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (8.82%) SAP
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.41%) Citrix
3 3 (4.41%) JD Edwards
3 3 (4.41%) Endeca
4 2 (2.94%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle
4 2 (2.94%) AppSense
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco
5 1 (1.47%) IBM
5 1 (1.47%) Reuters
5 1 (1.47%) hybris
5 1 (1.47%) Demandware
5 1 (1.47%) Yahoo!
5 1 (1.47%) Sitecore
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