The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 27 17 33
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs citing Retail 4 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 2.16% 5.17% 3.90%
As % of the General category 3.01% 6.98% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
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£513 £391 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.99% +30.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £333 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £396
% change year-on-year
-3.14% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £12.96 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.31% -57.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

General Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
133 86 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 71.89% 74.14% 68.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 38 106
Average daily rate £500 £450 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +8.03%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 8 (72.73%) Banking
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Analytics
4 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (27.27%) Front Office
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Derivative
5 2 (18.18%) Web Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Quantitative Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 2 (18.18%) Content Management
5 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
5 2 (18.18%) WebTrends
5 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) Perl
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) Adobe
5 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
5 2 (18.18%) Market Risk
5 2 (18.18%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
5 2 (18.18%) Waterfall

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) ClearCase
1 1 (9.09%) Maven
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (72.73%) Banking
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Front Office
4 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Production Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Coach
4 1 (9.09%) FX Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Market Risk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) Swing
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Derivative
2 2 (18.18%) Market Risk
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (9.09%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (9.09%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (9.09%) Online Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
3 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Analytics
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Content Management
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Quantitative Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Web Analytics
3 2 (18.18%) Electronic Trading
3 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
3 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Build Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Korn
2 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe