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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 21 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Retail 14 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 5.51% 3.61% 6.12%
As % of the General category 13.46% 8.14% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
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£393 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -13.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.57%
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
104 86 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 40.94% 44.33% 45.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 56 75
Average daily rate £375 £400 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £175 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
Average hourly rate £41.23 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.26% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £17.80 £26.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Poole +4 8 £400 -20.00% 1
Bournemouth +6 4 £393 +42.72% 1
Weymouth - 1 £215 -
Retail
South West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 7 (43.75%) Migration
1 7 (43.75%) Business Analysis
2 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) NFS
3 5 (31.25%) UNIX
3 5 (31.25%) Change Management
3 5 (31.25%) Korn
3 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 5 (31.25%) SSH
4 4 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 4 (25.00%) Validation
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) Clustering
4 4 (25.00%) Ingres
4 4 (25.00%) VMS
4 4 (25.00%) HTTPS
4 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (25.00%) OO
4 4 (25.00%) Apache
4 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (25.00%) CSS
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) Perl
4 4 (25.00%) PHP

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 4 (25.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) SSH
2 4 (25.00%) HTTPS
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) PuTTY
3 3 (18.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Ingres
1 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (18.75%) JasperReports
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) PHPUnit
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (31.25%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Business Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Applications Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Applications Architect
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Lead Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
6 1 (6.25%) Process Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) CSS
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) Laravel
2 3 (18.75%) JDBC
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) CGI
2 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
2 3 (18.75%) DAO
3 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) Ajax
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
1 5 (31.25%) UNIX
2 4 (25.00%) VMS
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Migration
1 7 (43.75%) Business Analysis
2 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (31.25%) Change Management
4 4 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 4 (25.00%) Validation
4 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (25.00%) OO
4 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (25.00%) Change Control
5 3 (18.75%) MVC
5 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 1 (6.25%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Korn
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) Perl
3 4 (25.00%) PHP
3 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (18.75%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) NFS
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) VMware