The first 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the East of England region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 31 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 162 164 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.35% 6.86% 7.05%
As % of the General category 17.51% 21.38% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 95 131
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £243 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £34.75 £15.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.66% -57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.45 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-35.80% +12.50%
General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
925 767 1052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.57% 32.07% 34.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 340 543
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 78 93
Average hourly rate £28.83 £26.25 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.01 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Retail
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 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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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 +21 76 £425 +33.85% 3
Hertfordshire -5 71 £400 -3.03% 20
Cambridgeshire -7 10 £350 -12.50% 9
Essex -2 5 £463 +15.62% 2
Suffolk -27 1 £425 +13.33%
Norfolk - - - - 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 164 (40.49%) E-Commerce
2 115 (28.40%) Finance
3 75 (18.52%) Project Management
4 59 (14.57%) Manufacturing
5 51 (12.59%) HTML
6 50 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (12.10%) SQL
8 48 (11.85%) Oracle
9 45 (11.11%) Java
9 45 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (10.86%) JavaScript
11 38 (9.38%) IBM
12 34 (8.40%) CSS
13 33 (8.15%) J2EE
13 33 (8.15%) WebSphere
14 32 (7.90%) EPoS
14 32 (7.90%) Change Management
15 31 (7.65%) Mobile App
16 30 (7.41%) PRINCE2
17 29 (7.16%) User Acceptance Testing
18 28 (6.91%) Logistics
18 28 (6.91%) Analytics
19 27 (6.67%) UNIX
19 27 (6.67%) XML
20 26 (6.42%) ITIL
21 25 (6.17%) OO
22 24 (5.93%) XHTML
23 23 (5.68%) CRM
23 23 (5.68%) Time Management
24 22 (5.43%) Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 33 (8.15%) WebSphere
2 20 (4.94%) MQSeries
3 11 (2.72%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.47%) CMS
5 9 (2.22%) Adobe CQ
6 8 (1.98%) IIS
7 7 (1.73%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (1.23%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.99%) SAS
9 4 (0.99%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.49%) Apache
10 2 (0.49%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.49%) Confluence
11 1 (0.25%) Node.js
11 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 15 (3.70%) Photoshop
2 11 (2.72%) MS Office
3 8 (1.98%) MS Project
4 6 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.48%) MS Excel
4 6 (1.48%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (1.23%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.49%) RoboHelp
6 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.98%) SiteCatalyst
2 6 (1.48%) SAP Retail
2 6 (1.48%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.23%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.99%) Tridion
5 3 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.74%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.49%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.25%) Magento
7 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.25%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.25%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.44%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) GitHub
2 1 (0.25%) IaaS
2 1 (0.25%) Office 365
2 1 (0.25%) Force.com
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.25%) PaaS
2 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.95%) Internet
2 11 (2.72%) HTTP
3 6 (1.48%) RFID
4 5 (1.23%) DHCP
4 5 (1.23%) DNS
5 4 (0.99%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.99%) VPN
6 2 (0.49%) Intranet
6 2 (0.49%) Extranet
7 1 (0.25%) NAS
7 1 (0.25%) SAN
7 1 (0.25%) LAN
7 1 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.19%) DB2
2 14 (3.46%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (2.22%) MySQL
4 8 (1.98%) RDBMS
4 8 (1.98%) Oracle ODI
4 8 (1.98%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.73%) DbVisualizer
5 7 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.49%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.49%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.49%) WebFOCUS
10 1 (0.25%) Big Data
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (2.96%) JIRA
1 12 (2.96%) Subversion
2 11 (2.72%) Ant
3 10 (2.47%) Eclipse
4 9 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.22%) JUnit
5 7 (1.73%) Log4j
5 7 (1.73%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (1.48%) LoadRunner
7 5 (1.23%) Maven
8 4 (0.99%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 4 (0.99%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.74%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.74%) Firebug
9 3 (0.74%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.49%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.25%) Grunt
11 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.25%) Yeoman
General
1 115 (28.40%) Finance
2 59 (14.57%) Manufacturing
3 22 (5.43%) Marketing
4 12 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.22%) Banking
5 9 (2.22%) Back Office
6 7 (1.73%) Games
7 4 (0.99%) Advertising
8 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.74%) Publishing
8 3 (0.74%) Law
9 2 (0.49%) Legal
9 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 130 (32.10%) Analyst
2 110 (27.16%) Business Analyst
3 76 (18.77%) Project Manager
4 49 (12.10%) Developer
5 23 (5.68%) Consultant
6 20 (4.94%) Architect
7 15 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
8 12 (2.96%) Delivery Manager
8 12 (2.96%) Agile Business Analyst
9 11 (2.72%) Service Manager
9 11 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (2.47%) Procurement Manager
10 10 (2.47%) SAP Consultant
10 10 (2.47%) Integration Manager
11 9 (2.22%) Agile Project Manager
11 9 (2.22%) Services Delivery Manager
11 9 (2.22%) IT Project Manager
11 9 (2.22%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (1.98%) Tester
12 8 (1.98%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (12.59%) HTML
2 34 (8.40%) CSS
3 33 (8.15%) J2EE
4 27 (6.67%) XML
5 24 (5.93%) XHTML
6 20 (4.94%) JSP
7 19 (4.69%) HTML5
8 16 (3.95%) CSS3
9 15 (3.70%) Ajax
10 14 (3.46%) jQuery
11 13 (3.21%) .NET
12 10 (2.47%) Flash
13 9 (2.22%) JSTL
14 8 (1.98%) Servlets
14 8 (1.98%) SOAP
14 8 (1.98%) MSMQ
14 8 (1.98%) JSON
14 8 (1.98%) REST
14 8 (1.98%) Semantic HTML
15 7 (1.73%) XMLBeans
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.90%) EPoS
2 31 (7.65%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.70%) W3C
4 13 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.73%) FMCG
5 7 (1.73%) Web 2.0
6 4 (0.99%) Copywriting
7 3 (0.74%) Open Source
7 3 (0.74%) iPhone
7 3 (0.74%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.74%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.49%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.49%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.49%) RIA
9 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.25%) Social Media
9 1 (0.25%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.25%) Statistics
9 1 (0.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.67%) UNIX
2 18 (4.44%) Windows
2 18 (4.44%) Linux
3 9 (2.22%) Android
4 8 (1.98%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.73%) AIX
5 7 (1.73%) HPUX
5 7 (1.73%) Solaris
6 6 (1.48%) SUSE
6 6 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (40.49%) E-Commerce
2 75 (18.52%) Project Management
3 50 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (7.90%) Change Management
6 30 (7.41%) PRINCE2
7 29 (7.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 28 (6.91%) Logistics
8 28 (6.91%) Analytics
9 26 (6.42%) ITIL
10 25 (6.17%) OO
11 23 (5.68%) CRM
11 23 (5.68%) Time Management
12 22 (5.43%) Service Delivery
13 21 (5.19%) Supplier Management
14 19 (4.69%) Waterfall
15 18 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (4.20%) Scrum
17 14 (3.46%) SEO
18 13 (3.21%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (12.10%) SQL
2 45 (11.11%) Java
3 44 (10.86%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.22%) C#
5 7 (1.73%) XPath
6 4 (0.99%) Perl
6 4 (0.99%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.49%) PHP
8 2 (0.49%) COBOL
8 2 (0.49%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.49%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.25%) R
9 1 (0.25%) Ruby
9 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.25%) VB
9 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (5.43%) Degree
2 20 (4.94%) ISEB
3 12 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.74%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.25%) PCI QSA
7 1 (0.25%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) MCITP
7 1 (0.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.25%) CCSE
7 1 (0.25%) CCSA
7 1 (0.25%) ACCA
7 1 (0.25%) CISM
7 1 (0.25%) CIMA
7 1 (0.25%) MCSE
7 1 (0.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.98%) QA
2 6 (1.48%) SLA
3 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.49%) P3O
4 1 (0.25%) WAI
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.25%) GAAP
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.99%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (0.25%) Puppet
1 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 48 (11.85%) Oracle
2 38 (9.38%) IBM
3 20 (4.94%) HP
4 19 (4.69%) SAP
5 18 (4.44%) Adobe
6 14 (3.46%) Microsoft
7 10 (2.47%) ATG
8 9 (2.22%) Sun
9 8 (1.98%) JDA
9 8 (1.98%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.98%) RedPrairie
10 7 (1.73%) Interwoven
11 6 (1.48%) Dell
11 6 (1.48%) Google
12 5 (1.23%) Retalix
13 4 (0.99%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.99%) Blue Martini
13 4 (0.99%) Elastic Path
14 3 (0.74%) hybris
14 3 (0.74%) Endeca
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Salt
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Venturi
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rate
Posted: Yesterday
Watford
Creation Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago