The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Bristol 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 53 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail 17 51 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.81% 7.98% 9.91%
As % of the General category 5.50% 20.24% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 48 93
Average daily rate £392 £373 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% -4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £320 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £487 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £386
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
309 252 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 32.98% 39.44% 50.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 173 364
Average daily rate £385 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 25
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Retail
South West

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Bristol region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Bristol region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 32 (69.57%) Banking
2 29 (63.04%) Retail Banking
3 18 (39.13%) Finance
4 13 (28.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (19.57%) Change Management
6 8 (17.39%) Project Management
7 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
7 7 (15.22%) Performance Management
8 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Change Control
8 3 (6.52%) SQL
8 3 (6.52%) VBA
8 3 (6.52%) ISEB
8 3 (6.52%) Validation
8 3 (6.52%) Migration
8 3 (6.52%) Data Analysis
8 3 (6.52%) Matrix Management
9 2 (4.35%) Use Case
9 2 (4.35%) Degree
9 2 (4.35%) Logistics
9 2 (4.35%) Legal
9 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
9 2 (4.35%) Fixed Income
9 2 (4.35%) Equities
9 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.35%) Business Objects
9 2 (4.35%) UML
9 2 (4.35%) ATM
10 1 (2.17%) Test Scripting
10 1 (2.17%) Time Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Project
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Base SAS
1 1 (2.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (2.17%) SAS Enterprise Miner
1 1 (2.17%) MS Access
1 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
General
1 32 (69.57%) Banking
2 29 (63.04%) Retail Banking
3 18 (39.13%) Finance
4 2 (4.35%) Legal
4 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Analyst
2 16 (34.78%) Project Manager
3 10 (21.74%) Business Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) PMO Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Business Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Programme Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Developer
5 2 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) TM1 Specialist
6 1 (2.17%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.17%) Graduate
6 1 (2.17%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Junior
6 1 (2.17%) Data Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Cognos Specialist
6 1 (2.17%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Fixed Income
1 2 (4.35%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (19.57%) Change Management
3 8 (17.39%) Project Management
4 7 (15.22%) Performance Management
5 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (6.52%) Change Control
5 3 (6.52%) Validation
5 3 (6.52%) Migration
5 3 (6.52%) Data Analysis
5 3 (6.52%) Matrix Management
6 2 (4.35%) Use Case
6 2 (4.35%) Logistics
6 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.35%) UML
7 1 (2.17%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.17%) Time Management
7 1 (2.17%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.17%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) SQL
1 3 (6.52%) VBA
2 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) ISEB
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) APMP
3 1 (2.17%) PMP
3 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.17%) hybris
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) Cognos
2 1 (2.17%) Teradata
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