The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 13 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing Retail 125 59 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.08% 4.79% 6.33%
As % of the General category 16.71% 10.35% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 42 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.54 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+64.75% -
Retail
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

General Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
748 570 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 54.36% 46.27% 48.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 260 138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +61.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £19.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Edinburgh region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Edinburgh region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

1 218 (86.17%) Banking
2 165 (65.22%) Retail Banking
3 147 (58.10%) Finance
4 68 (26.88%) Migration
5 44 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (12.25%) Data Migration
7 29 (11.46%) SQL
8 28 (11.07%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (9.49%) Project Management
9 24 (9.49%) Credit Risk
10 23 (9.09%) Business Analysis
11 19 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (6.32%) SAS
14 15 (5.93%) MS Excel
15 13 (5.14%) Validation
16 12 (4.74%) MS Project
16 12 (4.74%) IBM
16 12 (4.74%) Zachman Framework
16 12 (4.74%) TOGAF
16 12 (4.74%) QA
17 11 (4.35%) Oracle
17 11 (4.35%) Campaign Management
18 10 (3.95%) Data Quality
18 10 (3.95%) MS Office
18 10 (3.95%) Data Cleansing
18 10 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
19 9 (3.56%) Marketing
19 9 (3.56%) Data Analysis
19 9 (3.56%) Data Mapping

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 16 (6.32%) SAS
2 7 (2.77%) CMS
3 5 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.40%) IIS
5 1 (0.40%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.74%) MS Project
3 10 (3.95%) MS Office
3 10 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.40%) ATM
1 1 (0.40%) VPN
1 1 (0.40%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.07%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.19%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (0.79%) QlikView
4 1 (0.40%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.40%) Big Data
4 1 (0.40%) DB2
4 1 (0.40%) Informix
4 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.37%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.37%) Grunt
2 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 218 (86.17%) Banking
2 165 (65.22%) Retail Banking
3 147 (58.10%) Finance
4 9 (3.56%) Marketing
5 4 (1.58%) Legal
6 2 (0.79%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.79%) Back Office
6 2 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 96 (37.94%) Analyst
2 51 (20.16%) Business Analyst
3 37 (14.62%) Project Manager
4 34 (13.44%) Architect
5 25 (9.88%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (6.72%) Developer
6 17 (6.72%) Banking Business Analyst
7 15 (5.93%) Data Analyst
8 12 (4.74%) Test Manager
8 12 (4.74%) Test Analyst
9 9 (3.56%) PMO Manager
10 8 (3.16%) PMO Analyst
10 8 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (2.77%) Data Manager
11 7 (2.77%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (2.77%) Programme Manager
11 7 (2.77%) Senior Manager
11 7 (2.77%) Test Leader
12 6 (2.37%) Web Developer
13 5 (1.98%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.37%) HTML
1 6 (2.37%) CSS
1 6 (2.37%) jQuery
1 6 (2.37%) OOCSS
2 1 (0.40%) Middleware
2 1 (0.40%) Apache Flex
2 1 (0.40%) .NET
2 1 (0.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.49%) Credit Risk
2 19 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.77%) Data Extraction
3 7 (2.77%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.19%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.19%) Animation
5 3 (1.19%) User Experience
6 2 (0.79%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.40%) Open Source
7 1 (0.40%) DataPower
7 1 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.40%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.40%) Clustering
7 1 (0.40%) EPoS
7 1 (0.40%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.19%) Linux
1 3 (1.19%) UNIX
2 2 (0.79%) Windows
3 1 (0.40%) AIX
3 1 (0.40%) zOS
3 1 (0.40%) Android
3 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (26.88%) Migration
2 44 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (12.25%) Data Migration
4 24 (9.49%) Project Management
5 23 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 18 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (5.14%) Validation
8 12 (4.74%) Zachman Framework
8 12 (4.74%) TOGAF
9 11 (4.35%) Campaign Management
10 10 (3.95%) Data Cleansing
11 9 (3.56%) Data Mapping
11 9 (3.56%) Data Analysis
11 9 (3.56%) Change Management
11 9 (3.56%) ETL
12 8 (3.16%) TDD
12 8 (3.16%) Project Planning
12 8 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (2.77%) Resource Management
13 7 (2.77%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.46%) SQL
2 6 (2.37%) JavaScript
3 5 (1.98%) Java
4 3 (1.19%) C
5 1 (0.40%) COBOL
5 1 (0.40%) MUMPS
5 1 (0.40%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 6 (2.37%) ISEB
2 3 (1.19%) PMP
2 3 (1.19%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.40%) ACCA
3 1 (0.40%) CIMA
3 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.40%) Degree
3 1 (0.40%) VCP4
3 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.74%) QA
2 10 (3.95%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) FATCA
3 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (4.74%) IBM
2 11 (4.35%) Oracle
3 6 (2.37%) Teradata
3 6 (2.37%) Unica
4 3 (1.19%) Progress
4 3 (1.19%) Chordiant
4 3 (1.19%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.79%) HP
5 2 (0.79%) Dell
5 2 (0.79%) Business Objects
5 2 (0.79%) SAP
5 2 (0.79%) Informatica
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.40%) VMware
6 1 (0.40%) Trillium
6 1 (0.40%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.40%) Planview
6 1 (0.40%) Cognos
6 1 (0.40%) CA
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