The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 25 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 185 170 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.06% 5.62% 6.57%
As % of the General category 20.53% 18.38% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 101 88
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £350 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -38.26%
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 of England region.

General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
901 925 760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.50% 30.56% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 505 340
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 87 73
Average hourly rate £20.94 £30.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.21% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.73 £41.00
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 the East of England

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England 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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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
Bedfordshire +1 76 £475 +11.76% 4
Hertfordshire -4 72 £421 +5.31% 32
Cambridgeshire +10 19 £350 - 5
Essex +3 12 £450 - 6
Suffolk +9 5 £350 -17.64% 2
Norfolk - 1 £275 - 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 83 (23.25%) E-Commerce
2 81 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (17.09%) Project Management
4 56 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 53 (14.85%) Finance
6 47 (13.17%) Oracle
7 44 (12.32%) SQL
8 40 (11.20%) Java
9 37 (10.36%) JavaScript
9 37 (10.36%) HTML
10 36 (10.08%) Microsoft
11 33 (9.24%) PRINCE2
12 30 (8.40%) CRM
13 28 (7.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 25 (7.00%) .NET
14 25 (7.00%) Selenium
15 24 (6.72%) UNIX
15 24 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (6.16%) J2EE
16 22 (6.16%) XML
16 22 (6.16%) Business Analysis
17 21 (5.88%) Waterfall
17 21 (5.88%) Windows
17 21 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
18 20 (5.60%) CSS
18 20 (5.60%) FMCG
19 19 (5.32%) Change Management
19 19 (5.32%) User Experience
20 18 (5.04%) Telecoms
20 18 (5.04%) SQL Server

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 13 (3.64%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.96%) CMS
3 5 (1.40%) Node.js
3 5 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.12%) Apache Solr
5 3 (0.84%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.84%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.56%) Lync
7 1 (0.28%) Confluence
7 1 (0.28%) SAS
7 1 (0.28%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.24%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.96%) MS Project
4 6 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.84%) MS Office
6 3 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.28%) InDesign
8 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (2.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.40%) Magento
3 4 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.84%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.56%) Summit
5 2 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.28%) SAP FI-AP
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.12%) SaaS
2 3 (0.84%) Office 365
3 2 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.56%) PaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.40%) LAN
1 5 (1.40%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.12%) WAN
3 3 (0.84%) SAN
3 3 (0.84%) Internet
4 2 (0.56%) Firewall
4 2 (0.56%) HTTP
5 1 (0.28%) LDAP
5 1 (0.28%) DNS
5 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.28%) FTP
5 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.28%) Wireless
5 1 (0.28%) SSH
5 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.28%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.28%) Telnet
5 1 (0.28%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.76%) DB2
2 17 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.92%) DbVisualizer
4 8 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.68%) MySQL
6 4 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.84%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.84%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.84%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 25 (7.00%) Selenium
2 18 (5.04%) WebDriver
3 14 (3.92%) Subversion
4 10 (2.80%) JIRA
5 7 (1.96%) JUnit
6 6 (1.68%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.68%) Grunt
7 5 (1.40%) PHPUnit
7 5 (1.40%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.12%) Axure RP
8 4 (1.12%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.12%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.84%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.84%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.56%) ProC
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.28%) Toad
11 1 (0.28%) TestNG
General
1 53 (14.85%) Finance
2 18 (5.04%) Telecoms
2 18 (5.04%) Marketing
3 16 (4.48%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.80%) Banking
5 5 (1.40%) Games
6 4 (1.12%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.84%) Back Office
8 2 (0.56%) Advertising
8 2 (0.56%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 111 (31.09%) Analyst
2 84 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 68 (19.05%) Project Manager
4 35 (9.80%) Developer
5 27 (7.56%) Architect
6 22 (6.16%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (5.32%) Programme Manager
8 15 (4.20%) Consultant
9 13 (3.64%) Tester
9 13 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
9 13 (3.64%) Designer
10 12 (3.36%) Automation Tester
11 11 (3.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 10 (2.80%) E-Commerce Manager
13 9 (2.52%) Test Analyst
14 8 (2.24%) Senior Manager
14 8 (2.24%) E-Commerce Project Manager
14 8 (2.24%) UX Designer
14 8 (2.24%) Payments Business Analyst
14 8 (2.24%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.36%) HTML
2 25 (7.00%) .NET
3 22 (6.16%) J2EE
3 22 (6.16%) XML
4 20 (5.60%) CSS
5 16 (4.48%) Flash
6 15 (4.20%) RESTful
7 12 (3.36%) Spring
8 9 (2.52%) Hibernate
9 7 (1.96%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.96%) Middleware
9 7 (1.96%) HTML5
9 7 (1.96%) Backbone.js
10 6 (1.68%) Gherkin
10 6 (1.68%) jQuery
10 6 (1.68%) CSS3
10 6 (1.68%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.40%) Ajax
11 5 (1.40%) SOAP
11 5 (1.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.60%) FMCG
3 19 (5.32%) User Experience
4 11 (3.08%) EPoS
5 7 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.68%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.68%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.40%) PMI
8 3 (0.84%) Social Media
8 3 (0.84%) Kindle
8 3 (0.84%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.56%) Video Editing
9 2 (0.56%) RIA
9 2 (0.56%) EFT
9 2 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.28%) BYOD
10 1 (0.28%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.28%) EMV
10 1 (0.28%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.72%) UNIX
2 21 (5.88%) Windows
3 13 (3.64%) Linux
4 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.56%) AIX
6 1 (0.28%) HPUX
6 1 (0.28%) Solaris
6 1 (0.28%) OS/400
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.28%) SUSE
6 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (23.25%) E-Commerce
2 81 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (17.09%) Project Management
4 56 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (9.24%) PRINCE2
6 30 (8.40%) CRM
7 28 (7.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 22 (6.16%) Business Analysis
9 21 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (5.88%) Waterfall
10 19 (5.32%) Change Management
11 17 (4.76%) Use Case
11 17 (4.76%) System Testing
12 16 (4.48%) Supplier Management
12 16 (4.48%) Scrum
13 15 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (3.92%) Test Automation
14 14 (3.92%) Automated Testing
15 12 (3.36%) Logistics
15 12 (3.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (12.32%) SQL
2 40 (11.20%) Java
3 37 (10.36%) JavaScript
4 15 (4.20%) C#
5 6 (1.68%) PHP
6 5 (1.40%) C
7 4 (1.12%) Ruby
8 3 (0.84%) Korn
8 3 (0.84%) Python
8 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.56%) C++
9 2 (0.56%) Perl
9 2 (0.56%) AWK
9 2 (0.56%) XPath
9 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.56%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (0.56%) sed
10 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.28%) R
10 1 (0.28%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 12 (3.36%) Degree
2 9 (2.52%) PMI Certification
3 8 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.24%) MCPD
4 5 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.12%) PMP
6 2 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.56%) VCP4
6 2 (0.56%) VCP5
6 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.56%) ISEB
7 1 (0.28%) CISSP
7 1 (0.28%) ACCA
7 1 (0.28%) CISA
7 1 (0.28%) QiCA
7 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.04%) QA
2 15 (4.20%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.40%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.56%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.56%) NFS
4 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.28%) Firmware
4 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.28%) Novell Identity Manager
2 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (13.17%) Oracle
2 36 (10.08%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.08%) Adobe
4 9 (2.52%) Cognos
4 9 (2.52%) IBM
4 9 (2.52%) hybris
5 8 (2.24%) JDA
6 6 (1.68%) HP
6 6 (1.68%) VMware
7 5 (1.40%) SAP
8 3 (0.84%) Lotus
8 3 (0.84%) Google
9 2 (0.56%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.56%) Tableau
9 2 (0.56%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (0.56%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.56%) Retek
9 2 (0.56%) Sun
10 1 (0.28%) Citrix
10 1 (0.28%) CA
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