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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 31 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing Retail 123 142 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.16% 5.56% 7.23%
As % of the General category 16.99% 18.54% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 110 90
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £396
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +56.62%
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
724 766 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.38% 29.98% 31.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 465 378
Average daily rate £425 £415 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 68
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.93 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -32.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.27 £13.68 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.86 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.21% +15.55%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hertfordshire +14 72 £450 +23.28% 26
Bedfordshire -13 22 £450 -5.26% 8
Cambridgeshire +1 15 £425 +3.03% 10
Essex +4 9 £425 -10.52% 1
Suffolk +3 3 £475 - 1
Norfolk - 2 £550 - 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 72 (30.64%) E-Commerce
2 45 (19.15%) Finance
3 44 (18.72%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (16.17%) SQL
5 36 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (13.19%) JavaScript
7 29 (12.34%) HTML
8 26 (11.06%) Project Management
9 24 (10.21%) Banking
10 22 (9.36%) Microsoft
11 20 (8.51%) Change Management
12 18 (7.66%) JDA
12 18 (7.66%) Retail Banking
13 17 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (6.81%) DB2
14 16 (6.81%) User Stories
15 15 (6.38%) Waterfall
15 15 (6.38%) Selenium
15 15 (6.38%) XML
15 15 (6.38%) Unix
15 15 (6.38%) Automated Testing
16 14 (5.96%) Business Analysis
16 14 (5.96%) TDD
16 14 (5.96%) SAP
16 14 (5.96%) Test Scripting
17 13 (5.53%) Use Case
17 13 (5.53%) QA
17 13 (5.53%) Test Automation
17 13 (5.53%) RESTful

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (3.40%) WebSphere
2 7 (2.98%) CMS
3 6 (2.55%) Confluence
4 5 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.70%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.85%) Node.js
8 1 (0.43%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.43%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (0.43%) IIS
8 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.40%) MS Project
3 6 (2.55%) MS Office
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (5.11%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (4.68%) Magento
3 2 (0.85%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.85%) Office 365
1 2 (0.85%) SaaS
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.43%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.13%) LAN
1 5 (2.13%) WAN
2 4 (1.70%) VoIP
3 3 (1.28%) Firewall
3 3 (1.28%) Internet
3 3 (1.28%) VLAN
4 2 (0.85%) DNS
4 2 (0.85%) SAN
4 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.43%) DHCP
5 1 (0.43%) HTTP
5 1 (0.43%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.43%) NAS
5 1 (0.43%) Network Security
5 1 (0.43%) PABX
5 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.81%) DB2
2 13 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.26%) DbVisualizer
3 10 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.55%) QlikView
6 3 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.28%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.85%) DataStage
7 2 (0.85%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.43%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.43%) MySQL
8 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.43%) OLTP
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (6.38%) Selenium
2 13 (5.53%) WebDriver
3 11 (4.68%) Subversion
4 10 (4.26%) JIRA
5 9 (3.83%) PHPUnit
6 5 (2.13%) Appium
6 5 (2.13%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.13%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.70%) HP UFT
7 4 (1.70%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.28%) Protractor
9 2 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.43%) Bower
10 1 (0.43%) Grunt
10 1 (0.43%) gulp
10 1 (0.43%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.43%) Maven
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.43%) ProC
General
1 45 (19.15%) Finance
2 24 (10.21%) Banking
3 18 (7.66%) Retail Banking
4 11 (4.68%) Marketing
5 6 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.85%) Advertising
7 2 (0.85%) Billing
7 2 (0.85%) Games
7 2 (0.85%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 78 (33.19%) Analyst
2 48 (20.43%) Business Analyst
3 40 (17.02%) Project Manager
4 25 (10.64%) Developer
5 18 (7.66%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 17 (7.23%) Architect
7 15 (6.38%) Tester
8 14 (5.96%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 13 (5.53%) Automation Tester
10 12 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (4.68%) Consultant
11 11 (4.68%) Retail Business Analyst
11 11 (4.68%) Selenium Tester
12 10 (4.26%) Web Tester
13 9 (3.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 9 (3.83%) IT Manager
13 9 (3.83%) Senior Manager
14 8 (3.40%) Data Analyst
14 8 (3.40%) Senior Project Manager
14 8 (3.40%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.34%) HTML
2 15 (6.38%) XML
3 13 (5.53%) CSS
3 13 (5.53%) RESTful
4 11 (4.68%) .NET
5 10 (4.26%) Ajax
5 10 (4.26%) Flash
6 7 (2.98%) ASP.NET
6 7 (2.98%) CSS3
6 7 (2.98%) HTML5
6 7 (2.98%) J2EE
6 7 (2.98%) jQuery
6 7 (2.98%) JSON
6 7 (2.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (2.55%) Behat
7 6 (2.55%) LESS
7 6 (2.55%) Sass
8 5 (2.13%) Middleware
8 5 (2.13%) WCF
9 4 (1.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.68%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.55%) FMCG
4 5 (2.13%) User Experience
5 4 (1.70%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.70%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.28%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.28%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.28%) iPad
6 3 (1.28%) SCADA
6 3 (1.28%) Social Media
7 2 (0.85%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.85%) EPoS
7 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.43%) BYOD
8 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.38%) Unix
2 11 (4.68%) Windows
3 4 (1.70%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.28%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) AIX
6 1 (0.43%) Android
6 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (30.64%) E-Commerce
2 44 (18.72%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (11.06%) Project Management
5 20 (8.51%) Change Management
6 17 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (6.81%) User Stories
8 15 (6.38%) Automated Testing
8 15 (6.38%) Waterfall
9 14 (5.96%) Business Analysis
9 14 (5.96%) TDD
9 14 (5.96%) Test Scripting
10 13 (5.53%) CRM
10 13 (5.53%) Test Automation
10 13 (5.53%) Use Case
11 12 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (5.11%) PRINCE2
11 12 (5.11%) SOA
12 11 (4.68%) BDD
12 11 (4.68%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.17%) SQL
2 31 (13.19%) JavaScript
3 11 (4.68%) C#
4 10 (4.26%) Java
4 10 (4.26%) PHP
5 4 (1.70%) MATLAB
6 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.43%) C
7 1 (0.43%) C++
7 1 (0.43%) COBOL
7 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.43%) Python
7 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (2.13%) CISSP
2 4 (1.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.28%) Degree
3 3 (1.28%) ISEB
3 3 (1.28%) MCSE
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.28%) PMP
4 2 (0.85%) CCNP
5 1 (0.43%) CISA
5 1 (0.43%) CISM
5 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.43%) PCI QSA
5 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.53%) QA
2 4 (1.70%) COBIT
2 4 (1.70%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.28%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) SDET
4 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) Firmware
2 1 (0.43%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.43%) SCCM
1 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (9.36%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.66%) JDA
3 14 (5.96%) SAP
4 10 (4.26%) IBM
5 9 (3.83%) Oracle
6 7 (2.98%) hybris
6 7 (2.98%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.70%) Adobe
7 4 (1.70%) Apple
7 4 (1.70%) HP
8 3 (1.28%) Cisco
8 3 (1.28%) FatWire
8 3 (1.28%) Guidewire
8 3 (1.28%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.28%) Pega
8 3 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.85%) ATG
9 2 (0.85%) F5
9 2 (0.85%) Netezza
9 2 (0.85%) Teradata
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