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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 24 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 174 256 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.60% 8.16% 8.99%
As % of the General category 22.03% 24.36% 26.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 143 107
Average daily rate
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£471 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.20% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-14.44% -
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
790 1051 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.97% 33.50% 34.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 565 377
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £244 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 64 70
Average hourly rate £38.75 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.66%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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
Bedfordshire +3 89 £475 +11.76% 8
Hertfordshire -15 50 £383 -8.92% 27
Cambridgeshire +6 26 £375 +3.44% 8
Suffolk +5 6 £450 +28.57% 1
Essex +7 3 £475 +5.55% 3
Norfolk - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 80 (25.81%) E-Commerce
2 70 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (19.68%) Project Management
4 56 (18.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (16.77%) Oracle
6 45 (14.52%) Finance
7 33 (10.65%) Business Analysis
8 30 (9.68%) Microsoft
8 30 (9.68%) .NET
9 29 (9.35%) Java
10 28 (9.03%) HTML
11 25 (8.06%) PRINCE2
11 25 (8.06%) Windows
11 25 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (7.74%) SQL Server
12 24 (7.74%) Scrum
13 23 (7.42%) C#
14 22 (7.10%) CRM
15 21 (6.77%) EPoS
15 21 (6.77%) FMCG
16 20 (6.45%) Selenium
17 18 (5.81%) SQL
17 18 (5.81%) Telecoms
18 17 (5.48%) SOA
18 17 (5.48%) Linux
18 17 (5.48%) PCI DSS
19 16 (5.16%) CSS
19 16 (5.16%) Logistics
20 15 (4.84%) Migration
20 15 (4.84%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (2.90%) CMS
1 9 (2.90%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (0.97%) IIS
2 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.65%) Node.js
3 2 (0.65%) Confluence
3 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.32%) SAS
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (0.32%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.58%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.29%) MS Project
5 3 (0.97%) MS Office
5 3 (0.97%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.32%) SPSS
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.32%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 11 (3.55%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (2.90%) Oracle Retail
3 5 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.29%) Magento
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.65%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.32%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.32%) SAP FI-AP
6 1 (0.32%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.94%) SaaS
2 2 (0.65%) PaaS
2 2 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.26%) VPN
1 7 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (1.94%) MPLS
3 4 (1.29%) Internet
3 4 (1.29%) WAN
3 4 (1.29%) LAN
4 3 (0.97%) DHCP
4 3 (0.97%) FTP
4 3 (0.97%) DNS
4 3 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.65%) HTTP
5 2 (0.65%) SMS
6 1 (0.32%) ATM
6 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.32%) Wireless
6 1 (0.32%) Firewall
6 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.52%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.94%) DB2
4 5 (1.61%) MySQL
5 4 (1.29%) DbVisualizer
5 4 (1.29%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.97%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.32%) OLAP
8 1 (0.32%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.32%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (6.45%) Selenium
2 12 (3.87%) WebDriver
3 8 (2.58%) JIRA
3 8 (2.58%) JUnit
4 7 (2.26%) Subversion
5 6 (1.94%) SpecFlow
6 4 (1.29%) Axure RP
6 4 (1.29%) PHPUnit
7 3 (0.97%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.32%) NUnit
9 1 (0.32%) TestNG
9 1 (0.32%) Firebug
9 1 (0.32%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.32%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.32%) Calabash
9 1 (0.32%) Grunt
9 1 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 45 (14.52%) Finance
2 18 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.19%) Marketing
4 12 (3.87%) Banking
5 8 (2.58%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.61%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.29%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.32%) Billing
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 87 (28.06%) Analyst
2 65 (20.97%) Business Analyst
3 53 (17.10%) Project Manager
4 42 (13.55%) Architect
5 23 (7.42%) Solutions Architect
5 23 (7.42%) Developer
6 21 (6.77%) Programme Manager
7 13 (4.19%) Consultant
8 11 (3.55%) Infrastructure Manager
9 9 (2.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 9 (2.90%) Data Analyst
10 8 (2.58%) Designer
10 8 (2.58%) Senior Project Manager
10 8 (2.58%) Head of IT
10 8 (2.58%) Senior Manager
11 7 (2.26%) Hybris Developer
11 7 (2.26%) Payments Business Analyst
12 6 (1.94%) Business Data Analyst
12 6 (1.94%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (1.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.68%) .NET
2 28 (9.03%) HTML
3 16 (5.16%) CSS
4 11 (3.55%) J2EE
4 11 (3.55%) HTML5
5 9 (2.90%) XML
5 9 (2.90%) Middleware
5 9 (2.90%) Spring
6 8 (2.58%) ASP.NET
7 7 (2.26%) .NET Framework
7 7 (2.26%) WPF
8 5 (1.61%) ADO.NET
8 5 (1.61%) Hibernate
8 5 (1.61%) WCF
9 4 (1.29%) REST
9 4 (1.29%) RESTful
9 4 (1.29%) jQuery
9 4 (1.29%) Flash
9 4 (1.29%) SOAP
10 3 (0.97%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.77%) EPoS
1 21 (6.77%) FMCG
2 13 (4.19%) Management Information System
2 13 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.55%) User Experience
4 6 (1.94%) Kindle
5 4 (1.29%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.97%) PMI
6 3 (0.97%) Taxonomies
6 3 (0.97%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.65%) Social Media
7 2 (0.65%) IVR
8 1 (0.32%) EMV
8 1 (0.32%) EFT
8 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.32%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.32%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.32%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.32%) RIA
8 1 (0.32%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.06%) Windows
2 17 (5.48%) Linux
3 9 (2.90%) UNIX
4 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.65%) Solaris
5 1 (0.32%) HPUX
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.32%) SUSE
5 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (25.81%) E-Commerce
2 70 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (19.68%) Project Management
4 56 (18.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (10.65%) Business Analysis
6 25 (8.06%) PRINCE2
6 25 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (7.74%) Scrum
8 22 (7.10%) CRM
9 17 (5.48%) SOA
10 16 (5.16%) Logistics
11 15 (4.84%) Migration
11 15 (4.84%) Change Management
11 15 (4.84%) Waterfall
12 14 (4.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (3.55%) ITIL
13 11 (3.55%) TOGAF
13 11 (3.55%) Use Case
14 10 (3.23%) Analytics
14 10 (3.23%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.35%) Java
2 23 (7.42%) C#
3 18 (5.81%) SQL
4 14 (4.52%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.61%) PHP
5 5 (1.61%) Ruby
6 3 (0.97%) C
7 2 (0.65%) XPath
7 2 (0.65%) C++
8 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.32%) VBScript
8 1 (0.32%) ABAP
8 1 (0.32%) Perl
8 1 (0.32%) Python
8 1 (0.32%) MUMPS
8 1 (0.32%) Korn
8 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (2.58%) Degree
2 7 (2.26%) PMI Certification
3 6 (1.94%) MCPD
3 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.61%) CISSP
5 4 (1.29%) PMP
6 3 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.97%) ISEB
6 3 (0.97%) PCI QSA
6 3 (0.97%) CRISC
7 2 (0.65%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.48%) PCI DSS
2 15 (4.84%) QA
3 8 (2.58%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.29%) SLA
5 2 (0.65%) COBIT
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (2.58%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.26%) Firmware
3 1 (0.32%) NFS
3 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.29%) SCCM
1 4 (1.29%) SCOM
2 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.32%) Puppet
2 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 52 (16.77%) Oracle
2 30 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.19%) hybris
4 12 (3.87%) Sitecore
4 12 (3.87%) JDA
5 10 (3.23%) SAP
6 5 (1.61%) Cognos
7 3 (0.97%) Business Objects
7 3 (0.97%) CheckPoint
7 3 (0.97%) VMware
7 3 (0.97%) Tableau
8 2 (0.65%) Teradata
8 2 (0.65%) Retek
8 2 (0.65%) Lotus
8 2 (0.65%) IBM
8 2 (0.65%) HP
8 2 (0.65%) Adobe
9 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.32%) Sun
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco
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