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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 30 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 170 157 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.62% 6.60% 7.19%
As % of the General category 18.38% 20.63% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 87 135
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £237 £275
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 0 2
Average hourly rate £34.75 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-49.49% +37.50%
General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
925 761 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.56% 31.99% 35.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 335 561
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 72 86
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.01 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.73 £41.00 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
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 30 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 30 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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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 +21 86 £425 +33.85% 6
Hertfordshire -5 71 £400 - 28
Cambridgeshire -18 10 £350 -17.64% 6
Essex -3 3 £450 +12.50% 3
Suffolk -22 1 £425 +13.33% 1
Norfolk - - - - 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 167 (39.76%) E-Commerce
2 116 (27.62%) Finance
3 77 (18.33%) Project Management
4 58 (13.81%) Manufacturing
5 55 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 54 (12.86%) HTML
7 50 (11.90%) SQL
7 50 (11.90%) Oracle
8 46 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (10.71%) Java
9 45 (10.71%) JavaScript
10 38 (9.05%) IBM
11 37 (8.81%) CSS
12 34 (8.10%) Change Management
13 33 (7.86%) J2EE
13 33 (7.86%) PRINCE2
13 33 (7.86%) EPoS
14 32 (7.62%) WebSphere
15 31 (7.38%) User Acceptance Testing
15 31 (7.38%) Mobile App
16 28 (6.67%) Logistics
16 28 (6.67%) UNIX
16 28 (6.67%) XML
17 26 (6.19%) ITIL
17 26 (6.19%) Analytics
18 25 (5.95%) OO
18 25 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
19 24 (5.71%) Marketing
20 23 (5.48%) Degree
20 23 (5.48%) Time Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 32 (7.62%) WebSphere
2 21 (5.00%) MQSeries
3 11 (2.62%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (2.62%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.38%) Adobe CQ
4 10 (2.38%) CMS
5 8 (1.90%) IIS
6 7 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (1.19%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.95%) SAS
9 2 (0.48%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.48%) Apache
9 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.48%) Confluence
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.24%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (3.57%) Photoshop
2 12 (2.86%) MS Office
3 9 (2.14%) MS Project
4 7 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (1.67%) MS Excel
5 6 (1.43%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.48%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.90%) SiteCatalyst
2 6 (1.43%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.43%) SAP Retail
3 5 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.19%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.95%) Tridion
5 3 (0.71%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.48%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.24%) Retail-J
7 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.24%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.24%) Magento
7 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Taleo
2 1 (0.24%) Force.com
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.24%) PaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.24%) GitHub
2 1 (0.24%) Office 365
2 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.29%) Internet
2 12 (2.86%) HTTP
3 5 (1.19%) RFID
3 5 (1.19%) DHCP
3 5 (1.19%) DNS
4 4 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.95%) VPN
4 4 (0.95%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.48%) Intranet
5 2 (0.48%) Extranet
6 1 (0.24%) NAS
6 1 (0.24%) SAN
6 1 (0.24%) LAN
6 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.00%) DB2
2 15 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.38%) MySQL
4 9 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (2.14%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.90%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.90%) Oracle ODI
5 8 (1.90%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.67%) DbVisualizer
7 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.48%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.48%) QlikView
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.48%) WebFOCUS
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (3.10%) Subversion
2 12 (2.86%) Ant
2 12 (2.86%) JIRA
3 11 (2.62%) Eclipse
4 10 (2.38%) JUnit
5 9 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.90%) Log4j
7 7 (1.67%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (1.43%) LoadRunner
8 6 (1.43%) Maven
9 4 (0.95%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 3 (0.71%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.71%) Firebug
10 3 (0.71%) Fiddler
10 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.71%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.48%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.24%) Jtest
12 1 (0.24%) Mockito
General
1 116 (27.62%) Finance
2 58 (13.81%) Manufacturing
3 24 (5.71%) Marketing
4 13 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.38%) Banking
6 9 (2.14%) Back Office
7 6 (1.43%) Games
8 5 (1.19%) Publishing
9 4 (0.95%) Advertising
9 4 (0.95%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.71%) Law
10 3 (0.71%) Legal
11 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 134 (31.90%) Analyst
2 114 (27.14%) Business Analyst
3 79 (18.81%) Project Manager
4 51 (12.14%) Developer
5 24 (5.71%) Consultant
6 23 (5.48%) Architect
7 14 (3.33%) Front-End Developer
8 12 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
8 12 (2.86%) Agile Business Analyst
9 11 (2.62%) Service Manager
10 10 (2.38%) Procurement Manager
10 10 (2.38%) Integration Manager
10 10 (2.38%) SAP Consultant
10 10 (2.38%) IT Project Manager
11 9 (2.14%) Agile Project Manager
11 9 (2.14%) Services Delivery Manager
11 9 (2.14%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (1.90%) Technical Delivery Manager
12 8 (1.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (12.86%) HTML
2 37 (8.81%) CSS
3 33 (7.86%) J2EE
4 28 (6.67%) XML
5 23 (5.48%) XHTML
6 21 (5.00%) HTML5
7 20 (4.76%) JSP
8 17 (4.05%) CSS3
9 16 (3.81%) jQuery
9 16 (3.81%) Ajax
10 13 (3.10%) .NET
11 10 (2.38%) Flash
12 9 (2.14%) JSON
12 9 (2.14%) JSTL
12 9 (2.14%) Servlets
12 9 (2.14%) SOAP
12 9 (2.14%) REST
13 8 (1.90%) Semantic HTML
13 8 (1.90%) XSLT
13 8 (1.90%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.86%) EPoS
2 31 (7.38%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.57%) W3C
4 14 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.14%) FMCG
6 8 (1.90%) Web 2.0
7 5 (1.19%) Copywriting
8 3 (0.71%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.71%) Open Source
8 3 (0.71%) iPhone
8 3 (0.71%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.48%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.48%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.48%) RIA
9 2 (0.48%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.48%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.24%) Tandem
10 1 (0.24%) Economics
10 1 (0.24%) Statistics
10 1 (0.24%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.67%) UNIX
2 19 (4.52%) Linux
3 18 (4.29%) Windows
4 9 (2.14%) Android
5 8 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.90%) HPUX
5 8 (1.90%) Solaris
6 7 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.67%) AIX
7 6 (1.43%) SUSE
7 6 (1.43%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (39.76%) E-Commerce
2 77 (18.33%) Project Management
3 55 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (8.10%) Change Management
6 33 (7.86%) PRINCE2
7 31 (7.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 28 (6.67%) Logistics
9 26 (6.19%) ITIL
9 26 (6.19%) Analytics
10 25 (5.95%) OO
10 25 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (5.48%) Time Management
11 23 (5.48%) Service Delivery
11 23 (5.48%) CRM
12 22 (5.24%) Supplier Management
13 19 (4.52%) Waterfall
14 17 (4.05%) Scrum
15 15 (3.57%) Content Management
15 15 (3.57%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (11.90%) SQL
2 45 (10.71%) Java
2 45 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 9 (2.14%) C#
4 8 (1.90%) XPath
5 4 (0.95%) Perl
5 4 (0.95%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.48%) PHP
7 2 (0.48%) COBOL
7 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.48%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.24%) Ruby
8 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.24%) VB
8 1 (0.24%) C++
8 1 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (5.48%) Degree
2 20 (4.76%) ISEB
3 12 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.95%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.24%) CCSE
9 1 (0.24%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.24%) MCITP
9 1 (0.24%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.24%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.24%) CCSA
9 1 (0.24%) CISM
9 1 (0.24%) CIMA
9 1 (0.24%) ACCA
9 1 (0.24%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.14%) QA
2 6 (1.43%) SLA
3 3 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.48%) P3O
5 1 (0.24%) WAI
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.24%) GAAP
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.95%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.24%) Xen
3 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.24%) Puppet
1 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 50 (11.90%) Oracle
2 38 (9.05%) IBM
3 20 (4.76%) HP
4 19 (4.52%) SAP
5 17 (4.05%) Adobe
6 16 (3.81%) Microsoft
7 11 (2.62%) ATG
8 10 (2.38%) Sun
9 8 (1.90%) RedPrairie
9 8 (1.90%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.90%) Interwoven
9 8 (1.90%) JDA
10 6 (1.43%) Dell
10 6 (1.43%) Google
11 5 (1.19%) Retalix
12 4 (0.95%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.95%) Elastic Path
12 4 (0.95%) Blue Martini
13 3 (0.71%) Endeca
13 3 (0.71%) hybris
Bedfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salt
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Venturi
Rate: £425 - £460 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £500 day
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Salt
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bedfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago