The table below looks at the statistics for Retail-J skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail-J over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
MICROS Retail-J
Rank 581 552 573
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +21
Contract jobs citing Retail-J 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.010% 0.004%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.044% 0.12% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £388 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £360 £475
% change year-on-year
- -24.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Retail-J
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4568 4159 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.96% 8.55% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2480 2305 2402
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 76 58
Average hourly rate £30.82 £17.60 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.16% -29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £18.03 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+74.73% -14.15%

Retail-J
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Retail-J Jobs Demand Trend in England

Retail-J
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Retail-J Daily Rate Trend in England

Retail-J
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Retail-J Hourly Rate Trend in England

Retail-J
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail-J within the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 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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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
South East 0 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
North West - - - -
Retail-J
UK

Retail-J
Top 28 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Retail-J 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-J.

1 6 (100.00%) Retail
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) EPoS
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) CRM
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) VBScript
5 1 (16.67%) VB
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) EMV
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) Selenium
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared

Retail-J
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Retail-J 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-J. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 6 (100.00%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) EPoS
2 1 (16.67%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) CRM
1 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
1 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
1 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
1 1 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) HP