The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 22 26 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing Retail 104 90 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 6.70% 6.25% 7.57%
As % of the General category 18.28% 19.69% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 58 58
Average daily rate
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£410 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £42.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+61.29% -
Retail
England

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

General Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
569 457 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 36.64% 31.74% 31.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 278 215
Average daily rate £423 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £70 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 24
Average hourly rate £16.00 £9.90 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.69% -50.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £8.63 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £16.25 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 March 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
Nottinghamshire +10 39 £375 +92.30% 16
Northamptonshire -7 31 £425 -15.00% 14
Leicestershire +7 22 £424 +21.07% 22
Derbyshire +15 7 £410 +7.54% 4
Lincolnshire - 1 £410 - 10
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 65 (33.16%) Finance
2 40 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (18.37%) E-Commerce
4 32 (16.33%) Banking
4 32 (16.33%) Retail Banking
5 30 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (14.80%) SAP
7 25 (12.76%) WebSphere
8 23 (11.73%) Marketing
8 23 (11.73%) SQL
9 20 (10.20%) .NET
9 20 (10.20%) Windows
9 20 (10.20%) Business Analysis
10 19 (9.69%) Java
10 19 (9.69%) Project Management
11 17 (8.67%) IBM
11 17 (8.67%) Oracle
11 17 (8.67%) Logistics
12 16 (8.16%) Change Management
12 16 (8.16%) SQL Server
13 15 (7.65%) UNIX
13 15 (7.65%) Scrum
14 14 (7.14%) PRINCE2
14 14 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (6.63%) Linux
16 12 (6.12%) DB2
16 12 (6.12%) HTML
17 11 (5.61%) Microsoft
17 11 (5.61%) Risk Management
17 11 (5.61%) Open Source

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 25 (12.76%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.08%) Apache
3 6 (3.06%) Apache Solr
3 6 (3.06%) NetWeaver
4 4 (2.04%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.53%) SAS
5 3 (1.53%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.53%) CICS
6 2 (1.02%) Magnolia
6 2 (1.02%) CMS
7 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.51%) JBoss
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.06%) MS Office
3 4 (2.04%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.53%) MS Project
4 3 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.10%) SAP Retail
2 4 (2.04%) VisionPLUS
3 3 (1.53%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.02%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.02%) Magento
4 2 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.02%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.51%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.51%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.51%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.51%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.04%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (1.53%) SaaS
3 1 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.59%) Firewall
2 8 (4.08%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.57%) HTTP
4 6 (3.06%) DMZ
4 6 (3.06%) HTTPS
5 5 (2.55%) LAN
5 5 (2.55%) WAN
5 5 (2.55%) Internet
6 4 (2.04%) ATM
7 2 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.02%) Wireless
7 2 (1.02%) DNS
7 2 (1.02%) DHCP
7 2 (1.02%) VoIP
8 1 (0.51%) SMTP
8 1 (0.51%) FTP
8 1 (0.51%) SNA
8 1 (0.51%) SAN
8 1 (0.51%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.12%) DB2
3 7 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.55%) SAP BW
5 4 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.02%) Cognos Query Studio
7 2 (1.02%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 2 (1.02%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (1.02%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (1.02%) Cognos Event Studio
7 2 (1.02%) Adabas
8 1 (0.51%) MySQL
8 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.51%) OLAP
8 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (3.06%) Subversion
2 4 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.02%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.02%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.02%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.02%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.51%) Ant
4 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.51%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.51%) NUnit
4 1 (0.51%) RSpec
4 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.51%) JIRA
General
1 65 (33.16%) Finance
2 32 (16.33%) Banking
2 32 (16.33%) Retail Banking
3 23 (11.73%) Marketing
4 4 (2.04%) German Language
4 4 (2.04%) Legal
4 4 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.02%) Front Office
6 2 (1.02%) Billing
7 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 58 (29.59%) Analyst
2 41 (20.92%) Business Analyst
3 25 (12.76%) Developer
4 23 (11.73%) Project Manager
5 17 (8.67%) Architect
5 17 (8.67%) Consultant
6 15 (7.65%) Programme Manager
7 9 (4.59%) .NET Developer
7 9 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (4.08%) SAP Retail Consultant
8 8 (4.08%) Senior Business Analyst
8 8 (4.08%) Test Analyst
8 8 (4.08%) SAP Consultant
9 6 (3.06%) Portfolio Manager
9 6 (3.06%) Integration Architect
10 5 (2.55%) Financial Business Analyst
10 5 (2.55%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (2.55%) Change Manager
10 5 (2.55%) Designer
10 5 (2.55%) SAP IS-Retail Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.20%) .NET
2 12 (6.12%) HTML
3 9 (4.59%) Web Services
4 7 (3.57%) XML
4 7 (3.57%) Middleware
4 7 (3.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 6 (3.06%) JSON
5 6 (3.06%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.06%) REST
5 6 (3.06%) ActiveMQ
5 6 (3.06%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (3.06%) WSDL
5 6 (3.06%) XSD
5 6 (3.06%) JMS
6 3 (1.53%) CSS
6 3 (1.53%) Spring
7 2 (1.02%) WCF
7 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.51%) APPC
8 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.61%) Open Source
2 9 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.06%) Clustering
4 5 (2.55%) EPoS
4 5 (2.55%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.53%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.53%) AS400
5 3 (1.53%) iSeries
5 3 (1.53%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.02%) FMCG
6 2 (1.02%) User Experience
6 2 (1.02%) VSAM
6 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.51%) EMV
7 1 (0.51%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.51%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.51%) iPad
7 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.20%) Windows
2 15 (7.65%) UNIX
3 13 (6.63%) Linux
4 6 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.06%) Windows 7
4 6 (3.06%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.51%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 36 (18.37%) E-Commerce
3 30 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (10.20%) Business Analysis
5 19 (9.69%) Project Management
6 17 (8.67%) Logistics
7 16 (8.16%) Change Management
8 15 (7.65%) Scrum
9 14 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 14 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (5.61%) Risk Management
11 10 (5.10%) Service Delivery
11 10 (5.10%) SOA
12 9 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (4.59%) Configuration Management
12 9 (4.59%) Waterfall
12 9 (4.59%) Requirements Analysis
13 8 (4.08%) Mentoring
13 8 (4.08%) Programme Management
13 8 (4.08%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.73%) SQL
2 19 (9.69%) Java
3 8 (4.08%) PL/SQL
4 6 (3.06%) AWK
5 4 (2.04%) COBOL
6 3 (1.53%) C#
6 3 (1.53%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.53%) JCL
6 3 (1.53%) R
7 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.02%) NATURAL
7 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.51%) ABAP
8 1 (0.51%) VB
8 1 (0.51%) RPG
8 1 (0.51%) Perl
8 1 (0.51%) PHP
8 1 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (1.53%) ISEB
2 3 (1.53%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.02%) VCP4
3 2 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.51%) CISSP
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.51%) PMP
4 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.51%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.51%) CEH
4 1 (0.51%) CISA
4 1 (0.51%) CISM
4 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.06%) QA
2 4 (2.04%) SLA
3 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.51%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.02%) Firmware
3 1 (0.51%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.02%) CA Endevor
1 2 (1.02%) SCCM
1 2 (1.02%) SCOM
1 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.51%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 29 (14.80%) SAP
2 17 (8.67%) IBM
2 17 (8.67%) Oracle
3 11 (5.61%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.10%) hybris
5 6 (3.06%) Endeca
5 6 (3.06%) Software AG
5 6 (3.06%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.55%) Intel
7 4 (2.04%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.04%) VMware
7 4 (2.04%) Cisco
8 3 (1.53%) Citrix
9 2 (1.02%) Cognos
10 1 (0.51%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.51%) JDA
10 1 (0.51%) Sage
10 1 (0.51%) NetIQ
10 1 (0.51%) Serena
10 1 (0.51%) RedPrairie
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