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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 38 23 14
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Contract jobs citing Retail 23 35 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.25% 5.84% 7.97%
As % of the General category 9.87% 17.33% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 39
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £314 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.20 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-38.26% +12.50%
General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
233 202 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.91% 33.72% 40.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 117 152
Average daily rate £325 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £283 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 10
Average hourly rate £33.50 £16.20 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.79% -37.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £11.00 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £34.20 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
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 29 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 29 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 10 (31.25%) Banking
2 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 6 (18.75%) Retail Banking
4 4 (12.50%) CRM
4 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.38%) ERP
5 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle
5 3 (9.38%) EPoS
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.38%) QA
6 2 (6.25%) Use Case
6 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.25%) System Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Resource Management
6 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
6 2 (6.25%) Logistics
6 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (6.25%) iPad
6 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.25%) Silverlight
6 2 (6.25%) Project Governance
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
6 2 (6.25%) Back Office

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) SAN
1 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (31.25%) Banking
2 8 (25.00%) Finance
3 6 (18.75%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.25%) Back Office
4 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Business Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Programme Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Business Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Coordinator
6 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.13%) RedPrairie Programme Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Computer Technician
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
1 2 (6.25%) Silverlight
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (3.13%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.13%) WPF
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) EPoS
2 2 (6.25%) EFT
2 2 (6.25%) iPad
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.13%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.50%) CRM
4 3 (9.38%) ERP
5 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.25%) UML
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) Logistics
5 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) Use Case
5 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.25%) System Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Resource Management
5 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.25%) Project Governance
6 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Legato
1 1 (3.13%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) SAP
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Avaya
3 1 (3.13%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.13%) BT
3 1 (3.13%) RedPrairie
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