The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail 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 over the 3 months to 28 July 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 England 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 32 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 2481 2389 2680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.02% 5.13% 5.06%
As % of the General category 12.99% 11.89% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1647 1609 1777
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.53% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 55 23
Average hourly rate £16.18 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.08% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.90 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-38.26% +12.50%
General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19095 20091 23566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.67% 43.12% 44.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12101 12645 14376
Average daily rate £438 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 576 679
Average hourly rate £20.59 £23.21 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.28% -7.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.01 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Retail
UK

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in England

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in England

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in England

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in England

Retail
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Retail Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Retail
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 within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
London +5 1308 £438 +1.74% 428
South East -10 348 £390 -2.50% 103
Yorkshire 0 169 £378 - 78
East of England -10 163 £425 +6.25% 44
South West -20 130 £400 +3.22% 52
North West -6 125 £425 +13.33% 66
East Midlands +1 123 £407 -4.35% 63
West Midlands -3 80 £330 -12.00% 43
Midlands +20 23 £338 +12.50% 1
North East -25 7 £513 -26.78% 6
South Coast 0 1 - -
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1301 (26.92%) Finance
2 1174 (24.30%) E-Commerce
3 1013 (20.96%) Banking
4 750 (15.52%) Retail Banking
5 691 (14.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 593 (12.27%) Project Management
7 495 (10.24%) Oracle
8 469 (9.71%) SQL
9 454 (9.40%) HTML
10 435 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
11 371 (7.68%) Java
12 349 (7.22%) Business Analysis
13 328 (6.79%) JavaScript
14 315 (6.52%) PRINCE2
15 313 (6.48%) CSS
16 312 (6.46%) Microsoft
17 289 (5.98%) Marketing
18 282 (5.84%) SAP
19 280 (5.79%) Scrum
20 275 (5.69%) Change Management
21 270 (5.59%) SQL Server
22 252 (5.22%) Windows
23 228 (4.72%) .NET
24 227 (4.70%) Migration
25 226 (4.68%) Degree
26 219 (4.53%) MS Excel
27 215 (4.45%) Business Intelligence
27 215 (4.45%) User Acceptance Testing
28 214 (4.43%) IBM
29 208 (4.30%) ITIL

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 197 (4.08%) WebSphere
2 94 (1.95%) SAS
3 71 (1.47%) CMS
4 56 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 54 (1.12%) WebLogic
6 49 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
7 44 (0.91%) MQSeries
8 33 (0.68%) Apache
8 33 (0.68%) MS Exchange
9 32 (0.66%) IIS
10 31 (0.64%) Adobe CQ
11 25 (0.52%) IBM Notes
12 21 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 21 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
13 15 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (0.31%) Node.js
14 14 (0.29%) CICS
15 13 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (0.27%) Confluence
16 10 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 219 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 140 (2.90%) MS Office
3 123 (2.55%) MS Project
4 87 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 83 (1.72%) MS Visio
6 67 (1.39%) Photoshop
7 45 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
8 27 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.25%) SPSS
10 6 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.083%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.062%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.062%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.041%) Vectorworks
13 2 (0.041%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.021%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.021%) InDesign
14 1 (0.021%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 128 (2.65%) Oracle Retail
2 59 (1.22%) SAP Retail
3 35 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
4 31 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 27 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
6 24 (0.50%) Google Analytics
7 22 (0.46%) SAP SD
8 21 (0.43%) Magento
9 16 (0.33%) SAP FI
9 16 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 15 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
11 13 (0.27%) SAP CO
11 13 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
12 11 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
12 11 (0.23%) Tridion
13 10 (0.21%) SAP MM
13 10 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
13 10 (0.21%) SiteCatalyst
13 10 (0.21%) SAP ERP
14 9 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (0.87%) SaaS
2 18 (0.37%) Office 365
3 12 (0.25%) GitHub
4 10 (0.21%) Force.com
5 9 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.17%) Google Apps
7 7 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (0.10%) Taleo
10 3 (0.062%) PaaS
10 3 (0.062%) IaaS
11 2 (0.041%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.041%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.041%) CheetahMail
12 1 (0.021%) Pure360
12 1 (0.021%) Heroku
12 1 (0.021%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.021%) Responsys
12 1 (0.021%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 106 (2.19%) Internet
2 41 (0.85%) Firewall
3 38 (0.79%) HTTP
4 35 (0.72%) WAN
5 29 (0.60%) LAN
6 27 (0.56%) TCP/IP
6 27 (0.56%) DNS
7 23 (0.48%) Network Security
8 22 (0.46%) Wireless
9 21 (0.43%) Intranet
10 18 (0.37%) SAN
10 18 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (0.33%) SSL
12 12 (0.25%) BGP
13 11 (0.23%) EIGRP
13 11 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (0.23%) LDAP
13 11 (0.23%) DHCP
14 9 (0.19%) ATM
14 9 (0.19%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 137 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
3 112 (2.32%) DB2
4 86 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 82 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 80 (1.66%) Relational Database
7 68 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 59 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 45 (0.93%) RDBMS
10 44 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 42 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
11 42 (0.87%) MySQL
12 33 (0.68%) Data Mining
13 31 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
14 28 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
15 25 (0.52%) SAP BW
16 22 (0.46%) Big Data
17 21 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
18 19 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
18 19 (0.39%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 86 (1.78%) Subversion
2 80 (1.66%) Ant
3 69 (1.43%) JIRA
4 65 (1.35%) Selenium
5 59 (1.22%) Maven
6 50 (1.03%) Git (software)
7 46 (0.95%) Visual Studio
8 40 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 38 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
10 33 (0.68%) Eclipse
11 28 (0.58%) Cucumber
12 26 (0.54%) Axure RP
13 24 (0.50%) WebDriver
14 23 (0.48%) JUnit
15 20 (0.41%) LoadRunner
15 20 (0.41%) Xcode
15 20 (0.41%) Jenkins
16 16 (0.33%) ERwin
16 16 (0.33%) Log4j
17 15 (0.31%) SoapUI
General
1 1301 (26.92%) Finance
2 1013 (20.96%) Banking
3 750 (15.52%) Retail Banking
4 289 (5.98%) Marketing
5 203 (4.20%) Manufacturing
6 185 (3.83%) Telecoms
7 100 (2.07%) Back Office
8 69 (1.43%) Legal
9 62 (1.28%) Investment Banking
10 44 (0.91%) Games
11 42 (0.87%) German Language
12 36 (0.75%) Publishing
12 36 (0.75%) Front Office
13 35 (0.72%) Billing
14 34 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 34 (0.70%) Automotive
15 32 (0.66%) Advertising
16 23 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.39%) Electronics
18 18 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1310 (27.11%) Analyst
2 863 (17.86%) Business Analyst
3 758 (15.69%) Project Manager
4 693 (14.34%) Developer
5 400 (8.28%) Architect
6 310 (6.42%) Consultant
7 177 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
8 155 (3.21%) Designer
9 124 (2.57%) Programme Manager
10 116 (2.40%) Test Analyst
11 101 (2.09%) .NET Developer
12 83 (1.72%) Senior Manager
13 80 (1.66%) Front-End Developer
14 71 (1.47%) Agile Business Analyst
15 69 (1.43%) Business Manager
16 63 (1.30%) Oracle Consultant
17 59 (1.22%) Test Manager
17 59 (1.22%) Data Analyst
18 58 (1.20%) Test Leader
19 57 (1.18%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (9.40%) HTML
2 313 (6.48%) CSS
3 228 (4.72%) .NET
4 166 (3.44%) XML
4 166 (3.44%) HTML5
5 161 (3.33%) J2EE
6 148 (3.06%) Web Services
7 142 (2.94%) jQuery
8 126 (2.61%) CSS3
9 113 (2.34%) ASP.NET
10 79 (1.63%) SOAP
11 72 (1.49%) JSP
11 72 (1.49%) Ajax
12 63 (1.30%) XHTML
13 61 (1.26%) RESTful
14 59 (1.22%) REST
15 56 (1.16%) WCF
16 53 (1.10%) Middleware
17 46 (0.95%) .NET Framework
17 46 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 159 (3.29%) Mobile App
2 155 (3.21%) EPoS
3 110 (2.28%) FMCG
4 86 (1.78%) Management Information System
5 83 (1.72%) iPad
6 63 (1.30%) Social Media
7 50 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 46 (0.95%) Mainframe
9 39 (0.81%) PMI
9 39 (0.81%) Mathematics
10 35 (0.72%) W3C
10 35 (0.72%) iPhone
11 33 (0.68%) Credit Risk
12 31 (0.64%) Copywriting
12 31 (0.64%) Online Banking
13 28 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
14 27 (0.56%) Visualisation
15 24 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
15 24 (0.50%) Equities
16 23 (0.48%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 252 (5.22%) Windows
2 192 (3.97%) Linux
3 153 (3.17%) UNIX
4 89 (1.84%) Android
5 88 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 82 (1.70%) Windows 7
7 52 (1.08%) Windows XP
8 48 (0.99%) AIX
9 46 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 37 (0.77%) Solaris
12 30 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (0.37%) HPUX
15 16 (0.33%) SUSE
16 14 (0.29%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.14%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.10%) Windows 8
19 4 (0.083%) Windows 2000 Server
19 4 (0.083%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1174 (24.30%) E-Commerce
2 691 (14.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 593 (12.27%) Project Management
4 435 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
5 349 (7.22%) Business Analysis
6 315 (6.52%) PRINCE2
7 280 (5.79%) Scrum
8 275 (5.69%) Change Management
9 227 (4.70%) Migration
10 215 (4.45%) Business Intelligence
10 215 (4.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 208 (4.30%) ITIL
12 176 (3.64%) CRM
13 170 (3.52%) Analytics
14 155 (3.21%) ERP
15 152 (3.15%) Waterfall
16 143 (2.96%) TDD
17 135 (2.79%) Data Modelling
18 128 (2.65%) Logistics
19 126 (2.61%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 469 (9.71%) SQL
2 371 (7.68%) Java
3 328 (6.79%) JavaScript
4 168 (3.48%) C#
5 56 (1.16%) T-SQL
6 53 (1.10%) C
7 51 (1.06%) C++
8 45 (0.93%) PHP
8 45 (0.93%) VBA
9 40 (0.83%) PL/SQL
10 38 (0.79%) Objective-C
11 37 (0.77%) Perl
11 37 (0.77%) Groovy
12 33 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 32 (0.66%) PowerShell
14 31 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 31 (0.64%) Ruby
15 25 (0.52%) VBScript
15 25 (0.52%) VB
16 19 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 226 (4.68%) Degree
2 142 (2.94%) ISEB
3 77 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 62 (1.28%) PMI Certification
5 48 (0.99%) ISTQB
6 46 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 38 (0.79%) PMP
8 36 (0.75%) Security Cleared
9 27 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (0.52%) CISSP
11 22 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 19 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.29%) MCP
14 12 (0.25%) CCNP
14 12 (0.25%) CCNA
15 11 (0.23%) A+ Certification
15 11 (0.23%) DV Cleared
16 10 (0.21%) SC Cleared
17 8 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (3.06%) QA
2 44 (0.91%) SLA
3 30 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.19%) WAI
8 7 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.12%) WCAG
10 5 (0.10%) COBIT
11 4 (0.083%) Basel III
11 4 (0.083%) FATCA
11 4 (0.083%) EMIR
12 3 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.062%) P3O
12 3 (0.062%) ISO 8583
13 2 (0.041%) GAAP
13 2 (0.041%) COREP
14 1 (0.021%) AIFMD
14 1 (0.021%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 101 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 42 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (0.37%) vSphere
5 10 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (0.14%) Terminal Services
7 6 (0.12%) XenApp
8 5 (0.10%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.083%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.062%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.062%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.041%) NFS
11 2 (0.041%) RACF
11 2 (0.041%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.041%) Xen
12 1 (0.021%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.021%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.021%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.021%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 72 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (0.52%) SCCM
3 15 (0.31%) Puppet
4 12 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.19%) Data Guard
6 7 (0.14%) MOM
7 6 (0.12%) OpenView
7 6 (0.12%) SCOM
8 5 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 5 (0.10%) HP SIM
8 5 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (0.10%) OPNET
8 5 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.083%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.083%) OpenIDM
9 4 (0.083%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.062%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.062%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.062%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 495 (10.24%) Oracle
2 312 (6.46%) Microsoft
3 282 (5.84%) SAP
4 214 (4.43%) IBM
5 191 (3.95%) ATG
6 96 (1.99%) HP
7 85 (1.76%) hybris
8 72 (1.49%) Cisco
9 68 (1.41%) Adobe
10 67 (1.39%) Endeca
11 63 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
12 62 (1.28%) VMware
13 53 (1.10%) Citrix
14 44 (0.91%) JBoss
14 44 (0.91%) JDA
15 43 (0.89%) Business Objects
16 42 (0.87%) Google
17 36 (0.75%) Perforce
18 35 (0.72%) Red Hat
19 32 (0.66%) Remedy
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £396.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £470 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent daily rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day £500-£600 day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day to £600 day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £450 day / to £70K
Posted: 2 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Online Media Experts - New Look
Posted: 2 days ago