The first 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 16 April 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 Edinburgh 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 24 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 72 47 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.41% 6.22% 7.72%
As % of the General category 12.29% 13.62% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 26 76
Average daily rate £425 £388 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.53% +1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
586 345 834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 43.99% 45.63% 69.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 139 425
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 19
Average hourly rate £19.50 £9.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -51.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £10.50 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Retail
Scotland

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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 88 (66.17%) Banking
2 82 (61.65%) Finance
3 75 (56.39%) Retail Banking
4 38 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (23.31%) Project Management
6 20 (15.04%) Migration
7 15 (11.28%) Linux
8 14 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (9.77%) FMCG
9 13 (9.77%) Waterfall
9 13 (9.77%) Windows
10 12 (9.02%) Business Transformation
11 10 (7.52%) Change Management
12 9 (6.77%) System Testing
13 8 (6.02%) Release Management
13 8 (6.02%) MS Visio
13 8 (6.02%) XML
14 7 (5.26%) SOAP
14 7 (5.26%) Web Services
14 7 (5.26%) SAS
14 7 (5.26%) Mainframe
14 7 (5.26%) Microsoft
14 7 (5.26%) Financial Institution
14 7 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (4.51%) Management Information System
15 6 (4.51%) HTTP
15 6 (4.51%) Middleware
15 6 (4.51%) SQL
16 5 (3.76%) DSDM
16 5 (3.76%) CICS

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 7 (5.26%) SAS
2 5 (3.76%) CICS
3 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.50%) CMS
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (6.02%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.01%) MS Excel
4 3 (2.26%) MS Project
4 3 (2.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.51%) HTTP
2 3 (2.26%) DNS
3 2 (1.50%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (1.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.50%) SSL
3 2 (1.50%) ATM
4 1 (0.75%) LAN
4 1 (0.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.26%) DB2
1 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.75%) MS Access
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.75%) DataStage
2 1 (0.75%) Base SAS
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.50%) Subversion
2 1 (0.75%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.75%) Ant
2 1 (0.75%) ProC
2 1 (0.75%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.75%) Maven
2 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.75%) Hudson
2 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
General
1 88 (66.17%) Banking
2 82 (61.65%) Finance
3 75 (56.39%) Retail Banking
4 7 (5.26%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.50%) Legal
5 2 (1.50%) Publishing
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 40 (30.08%) Analyst
2 21 (15.79%) Architect
3 19 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 18 (13.53%) Business Analyst
5 9 (6.77%) PMO Manager
6 8 (6.02%) Developer
6 8 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (6.02%) Senior Manager
7 6 (4.51%) Test Manager
7 6 (4.51%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (3.76%) PMO Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.01%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) SAS Developer
9 4 (3.01%) Security Architect
10 3 (2.26%) SAS Analyst
10 3 (2.26%) Support Manager
10 3 (2.26%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (2.26%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.02%) XML
2 7 (5.26%) SOAP
2 7 (5.26%) Web Services
3 6 (4.51%) Middleware
4 5 (3.76%) JSON
5 4 (3.01%) REST
6 3 (2.26%) HTML
6 3 (2.26%) CSS
6 3 (2.26%) SAML
6 3 (2.26%) OAuth
6 3 (2.26%) RESTful
7 2 (1.50%) CSS3
7 2 (1.50%) HTML5
7 2 (1.50%) OpenID
8 1 (0.75%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.77%) FMCG
2 7 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 6 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.76%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.26%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.26%) Equities
5 3 (2.26%) Open Source
6 2 (1.50%) CESG
6 2 (1.50%) PKI
7 1 (0.75%) Copywriting
7 1 (0.75%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.75%) LPAR
7 1 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.28%) Linux
2 13 (9.77%) Windows
3 3 (2.26%) AIX
3 3 (2.26%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.50%) UNIX
5 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.75%) zOS
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 31 (23.31%) Project Management
3 20 (15.04%) Migration
4 14 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (9.77%) Waterfall
6 12 (9.02%) Business Transformation
7 10 (7.52%) Change Management
8 9 (6.77%) System Testing
9 8 (6.02%) Release Management
10 7 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (3.76%) DSDM
11 5 (3.76%) Scrum
11 5 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.76%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (3.76%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (3.01%) Security Architecture
12 4 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (3.01%) Test Management
12 4 (3.01%) Risk Management
12 4 (3.01%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.51%) SQL
2 4 (3.01%) Java
3 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.75%) COBOL
4 1 (0.75%) REXX
4 1 (0.75%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.01%) ISEB
2 3 (2.26%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.50%) Degree
3 2 (1.50%) CISM
3 2 (1.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) Basel III
2 1 (0.75%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.75%) CRD IV
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.75%) SCCM
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
2 1 (0.75%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.01%) Oracle
3 3 (2.26%) IBM
3 3 (2.26%) CA
3 3 (2.26%) VMware
4 2 (1.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.75%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.75%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.75%) HP
5 1 (0.75%) Teradata
5 1 (0.75%) Pega
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