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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 21 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 196 190 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.94% 6.50% 8.09%
As % of the General category 22.74% 19.75% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 105 88
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £287 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-56.00% +122.22%
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
862 962 746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.52% 32.92% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 510 340
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £208 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 70 87
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.43 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.97% -27.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £14.30 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £45.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.96%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +4 97 £475 +11.76% 4
Hertfordshire -6 66 £400 - 27
Cambridgeshire -6 25 £350 -3.44% 8
Suffolk +12 5 £450 +28.57% 1
Essex -4 2 £419 +17.13% 6
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 81 (24.85%) E-Commerce
2 76 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (17.48%) Project Management
4 56 (17.18%) Oracle
5 54 (16.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 49 (15.03%) Finance
7 36 (11.04%) HTML
8 34 (10.43%) .NET
9 33 (10.12%) Java
10 32 (9.82%) SQL
11 31 (9.51%) Microsoft
12 29 (8.90%) SQL Server
13 27 (8.28%) Windows
14 25 (7.67%) PRINCE2
14 25 (7.67%) JavaScript
15 24 (7.36%) CRM
15 24 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (7.06%) C#
16 23 (7.06%) Telecoms
16 23 (7.06%) Selenium
17 22 (6.75%) FMCG
18 21 (6.44%) Business Analysis
18 21 (6.44%) Scrum
19 20 (6.13%) CSS
19 20 (6.13%) Waterfall
20 19 (5.83%) J2EE
21 18 (5.52%) Change Management
21 18 (5.52%) QA
22 17 (5.21%) EPoS
22 17 (5.21%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 9 (2.76%) WebSphere
2 7 (2.15%) CMS
3 5 (1.53%) Node.js
3 5 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (0.92%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.61%) Lync
5 2 (0.61%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.31%) SAS
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.31%) Confluence
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 12 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.84%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.53%) MS Project
3 5 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.92%) MS Office
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.31%) SPSS
6 1 (0.31%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.31%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (2.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (2.45%) Oracle Retail
3 5 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.23%) Magento
5 3 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.31%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.31%) SAP FI-AP
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.84%) SaaS
2 2 (0.61%) PaaS
2 2 (0.61%) Office 365
2 2 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.53%) LAN
1 5 (1.53%) TCP/IP
1 5 (1.53%) Internet
2 4 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (1.23%) WAN
3 3 (0.92%) VPN
3 3 (0.92%) MPLS
4 2 (0.61%) HTTP
4 2 (0.61%) Firewall
5 1 (0.31%) Telnet
5 1 (0.31%) Wireless
5 1 (0.31%) SSH
5 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.31%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.31%) DNS
5 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.31%) SAN
5 1 (0.31%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.31%) LDAP
5 1 (0.31%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.91%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.68%) DB2
4 9 (2.76%) DbVisualizer
5 7 (2.15%) MySQL
6 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.92%) Couchbase
8 3 (0.92%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.31%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.31%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (7.06%) Selenium
2 15 (4.60%) WebDriver
3 10 (3.07%) Subversion
4 8 (2.45%) JIRA
4 8 (2.45%) JUnit
5 6 (1.84%) SpecFlow
6 5 (1.53%) Grunt
7 4 (1.23%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.23%) PHPUnit
7 4 (1.23%) Axure RP
7 4 (1.23%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.92%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.61%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.31%) Calabash
10 1 (0.31%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.31%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.31%) Appium
General
1 49 (15.03%) Finance
2 23 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.29%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.37%) Banking
5 10 (3.07%) Marketing
6 5 (1.53%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.53%) Games
7 2 (0.61%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Automotive
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) Back Office
8 1 (0.31%) German Language
8 1 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 94 (28.83%) Analyst
2 66 (20.25%) Business Analyst
3 64 (19.63%) Project Manager
4 35 (10.74%) Developer
5 29 (8.90%) Architect
6 23 (7.06%) Programme Manager
7 21 (6.44%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (3.37%) Senior Manager
8 11 (3.37%) Consultant
8 11 (3.37%) Senior Project Manager
9 10 (3.07%) Data Analyst
9 10 (3.07%) Infrastructure Manager
10 9 (2.76%) .NET Developer
10 9 (2.76%) Tester
10 9 (2.76%) E-Commerce Manager
11 8 (2.45%) Test Analyst
11 8 (2.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 8 (2.45%) Payments Business Analyst
11 8 (2.45%) Product Owner
11 8 (2.45%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.04%) HTML
2 34 (10.43%) .NET
3 20 (6.13%) CSS
4 19 (5.83%) J2EE
5 16 (4.91%) XML
6 13 (3.99%) HTML5
7 12 (3.68%) ASP.NET
8 10 (3.07%) Spring
9 9 (2.76%) RESTful
9 9 (2.76%) Flash
10 8 (2.45%) jQuery
10 8 (2.45%) .NET Framework
11 7 (2.15%) WPF
11 7 (2.15%) Middleware
12 6 (1.84%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.84%) CSS3
13 5 (1.53%) WCF
13 5 (1.53%) SOAP
13 5 (1.53%) ADO.NET
13 5 (1.53%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.75%) FMCG
2 17 (5.21%) EPoS
2 17 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.68%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.37%) User Experience
5 6 (1.84%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.84%) Kindle
6 5 (1.53%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.53%) PMI
7 3 (0.92%) Taxonomies
7 3 (0.92%) Social Media
8 2 (0.61%) RIA
9 1 (0.31%) Video Editing
9 1 (0.31%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.31%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.31%) LPAR
9 1 (0.31%) AS400
9 1 (0.31%) Replication
9 1 (0.31%) Clustering
9 1 (0.31%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.28%) Windows
2 16 (4.91%) Linux
3 15 (4.60%) UNIX
4 5 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.92%) Solaris
6 2 (0.61%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.31%) HPUX
7 1 (0.31%) OS/400
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.31%) SUSE
7 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (24.85%) E-Commerce
2 76 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (17.48%) Project Management
4 54 (16.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (7.67%) PRINCE2
6 24 (7.36%) CRM
6 24 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (6.44%) Scrum
7 21 (6.44%) Business Analysis
8 20 (6.13%) Waterfall
9 18 (5.52%) Change Management
10 16 (4.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 15 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (4.29%) SOA
12 14 (4.29%) Supplier Management
13 13 (3.99%) Migration
13 13 (3.99%) Analytics
14 12 (3.68%) System Testing
14 12 (3.68%) ITIL
15 11 (3.37%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.12%) Java
2 32 (9.82%) SQL
3 25 (7.67%) JavaScript
4 23 (7.06%) C#
5 5 (1.53%) PHP
5 5 (1.53%) Ruby
6 3 (0.92%) C
7 2 (0.61%) CoffeeScript
7 2 (0.61%) XPath
7 2 (0.61%) Python
7 2 (0.61%) C++
7 2 (0.61%) Perl
7 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.31%) VBScript
8 1 (0.31%) ABAP
8 1 (0.31%) COBOL
8 1 (0.31%) MUMPS
8 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (3.99%) Degree
2 9 (2.76%) PMI Certification
3 8 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.45%) MCPD
4 5 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.23%) PMP
5 4 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.23%) ISEB
5 4 (1.23%) CISSP
6 3 (0.92%) CRISC
6 3 (0.92%) PCI QSA
7 2 (0.61%) VCP4
7 2 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.61%) VCP5
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.31%) CISA
8 1 (0.31%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.52%) QA
2 15 (4.60%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (2.15%) Firmware
2 6 (1.84%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.31%) Novell Identity Manager
1 1 (0.31%) Puppet
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 56 (17.18%) Oracle
2 31 (9.51%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.37%) JDA
4 10 (3.07%) hybris
5 8 (2.45%) SAP
6 7 (2.15%) IBM
7 6 (1.84%) VMware
8 5 (1.53%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.23%) Adobe
9 4 (1.23%) HP
10 3 (0.92%) Cognos
10 3 (0.92%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.92%) Lotus
10 3 (0.92%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.92%) Tableau
11 2 (0.61%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.61%) Retek
11 2 (0.61%) Citrix
11 2 (0.61%) Sun
12 1 (0.31%) CA
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