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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 12 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 123 66 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.43% 5.56% 6.84%
As % of the General category 15.15% 11.79% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 44 39
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £13.87 £6.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +113.38%
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
812 560 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 55.65% 47.14% 49.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 267 196
Average daily rate £400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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.

1 201 (84.10%) Banking
2 163 (68.20%) Retail Banking
3 134 (56.07%) Finance
4 59 (24.69%) Migration
5 49 (20.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (12.55%) SQL
7 28 (11.72%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (11.72%) Data Migration
8 26 (10.88%) Credit Risk
9 22 (9.21%) Project Management
10 21 (8.79%) SAS
11 19 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (5.44%) Marketing
13 13 (5.44%) IBM
14 12 (5.02%) Business Analysis
14 12 (5.02%) Zachman Framework
14 12 (5.02%) TOGAF
14 12 (5.02%) Campaign Management
15 11 (4.60%) Data Quality
15 11 (4.60%) Data Cleansing
15 11 (4.60%) MS Project
16 10 (4.18%) MS Excel
17 9 (3.77%) Validation
17 9 (3.77%) Data Mapping
18 8 (3.35%) Digital Marketing
18 8 (3.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 8 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
18 8 (3.35%) Unica
18 8 (3.35%) Change Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (8.79%) SAS
2 7 (2.93%) CMS
3 5 (2.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.84%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.42%) IIS
5 1 (0.42%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (4.60%) MS Project
2 10 (4.18%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.93%) MS Office
5 4 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.42%) ATM
1 1 (0.42%) VPN
1 1 (0.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.72%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 4 (1.67%) QlikView
4 3 (1.26%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.42%) Informix
5 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.42%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.42%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.51%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.51%) Grunt
2 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 201 (84.10%) Banking
2 163 (68.20%) Retail Banking
3 134 (56.07%) Finance
4 13 (5.44%) Marketing
5 2 (0.84%) Legal
5 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.84%) Advertising
5 2 (0.84%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (33.89%) Analyst
2 53 (22.18%) Project Manager
3 38 (15.90%) Business Analyst
4 30 (12.55%) Architect
5 21 (8.79%) Solutions Architect
5 21 (8.79%) Developer
6 18 (7.53%) Senior Manager
7 15 (6.28%) Data Analyst
7 15 (6.28%) Senior Project Manager
8 14 (5.86%) Banking Business Analyst
9 11 (4.60%) Programme Manager
10 8 (3.35%) Test Manager
10 8 (3.35%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (3.35%) SAS Developer
11 7 (2.93%) SAS Analyst
11 7 (2.93%) Web Developer
11 7 (2.93%) Consultant
11 7 (2.93%) Data Manager
11 7 (2.93%) PMO Analyst
12 6 (2.51%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.51%) HTML
1 6 (2.51%) CSS
1 6 (2.51%) jQuery
1 6 (2.51%) OOCSS
2 1 (0.42%) Middleware
2 1 (0.42%) Apache Flex
2 1 (0.42%) .NET
2 1 (0.42%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.88%) Credit Risk
2 18 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.35%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.09%) Data Extraction
4 5 (2.09%) Digital Media
5 4 (1.67%) Online Banking
5 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.26%) User Experience
6 3 (1.26%) Animation
7 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.84%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Open Source
8 1 (0.42%) Social Media
8 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.42%) DataPower
8 1 (0.42%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.42%) Clustering
8 1 (0.42%) IVR
8 1 (0.42%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.26%) Windows
1 3 (1.26%) Linux
2 2 (0.84%) Android
2 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.42%) UNIX
3 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.42%) zOS
3 1 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (24.69%) Migration
2 49 (20.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (11.72%) Data Migration
4 22 (9.21%) Project Management
5 19 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (5.02%) Zachman Framework
6 12 (5.02%) TOGAF
6 12 (5.02%) Business Analysis
6 12 (5.02%) Campaign Management
7 11 (4.60%) Data Cleansing
8 9 (3.77%) Data Mapping
8 9 (3.77%) Validation
9 8 (3.35%) Change Management
9 8 (3.35%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (3.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (2.93%) PRINCE2
10 7 (2.93%) TDD
11 6 (2.51%) Project Planning
11 6 (2.51%) ETL
11 6 (2.51%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.55%) SQL
2 6 (2.51%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.09%) Java
4 2 (0.84%) C
5 1 (0.42%) MUMPS
5 1 (0.42%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 3 (1.26%) PMP
1 3 (1.26%) PMI Certification
2 2 (0.84%) ISEB
3 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.42%) ACCA
3 1 (0.42%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.60%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.51%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.42%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 13 (5.44%) IBM
2 8 (3.35%) Unica
2 8 (3.35%) Teradata
3 7 (2.93%) Oracle
4 4 (1.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.67%) Chordiant
5 3 (1.26%) Informatica
5 3 (1.26%) Progress
6 2 (0.84%) SAP
6 2 (0.84%) HP
6 2 (0.84%) Dell
6 2 (0.84%) CA
7 1 (0.42%) Hitachi
7 1 (0.42%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.42%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.42%) VMware
7 1 (0.42%) Trillium
7 1 (0.42%) F5
7 1 (0.42%) Facebook
7 1 (0.42%) Cloudera