The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 15 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing Retail 14 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 6.83% 3.98% 4.18%
As % of the General category 15.91% 11.54% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
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£375 £393 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% -21.50%
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 £17.25 £13.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -38.26%
Retail
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

General Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
88 78 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 42.93% 34.51% 47.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 64
Average daily rate £368 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 2
Average hourly rate £42.73 £11.50 £11.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+271.56% +0.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Weymouth -1 5 £375 +74.41%
Poole 0 1 £350 -17.64%
Bournemouth -5 1 - - 3
Retail
South West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.03%) Windows
3 9 (24.32%) MCSE
3 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
3 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (24.32%) VMware
4 8 (21.62%) MCSA
5 7 (18.92%) Banking
6 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
6 6 (16.22%) Linux
6 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (16.22%) Finance
7 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
7 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
7 5 (13.51%) Citrix
7 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
7 5 (13.51%) Lync
7 5 (13.51%) Clustering
7 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (13.51%) SCCM
8 4 (10.81%) Retail Banking
8 4 (10.81%) Degree
8 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (10.81%) CCNA
8 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (10.81%) Data Modelling
8 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (10.81%) UNIX

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
1 5 (13.51%) Lync
2 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) PSTN
1 1 (2.70%) VoIP
1 1 (2.70%) DHCP
1 1 (2.70%) DNS
1 1 (2.70%) SAN
1 1 (2.70%) Firewall
1 1 (2.70%) Wireless
1 1 (2.70%) Network Security
1 1 (2.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Ant
General
1 7 (18.92%) Banking
2 6 (16.22%) Finance
3 4 (10.81%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Network Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Wintel Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Project Implementation Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Services Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Designer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Clustering
3 3 (8.11%) Visualisation
4 2 (5.41%) PDA
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Linux
3 4 (10.81%) UNIX
4 3 (8.11%) AIX
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
2 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
2 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL
3 4 (10.81%) Data Modelling
3 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
4 3 (8.11%) Change Management
4 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.41%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (5.41%) SDLC
5 2 (5.41%) Business Transformation
5 2 (5.41%) Electronic Design Automation
5 2 (5.41%) Use Case
5 2 (5.41%) Release Management
5 2 (5.41%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) MCSE
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (21.62%) MCSA
3 4 (10.81%) CCNA
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.81%) Degree
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) VMware
3 5 (13.51%) Citrix
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) Twitter