The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 53 49 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing Retail 2 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.38% 1.45% 2.18%
As % of the General category 1.04% 4.17% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 6
Average daily rate
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£419 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £229 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £498 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-41.26% +40.00%
Retail
East of England

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

General Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
193 216 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 36.35% 34.84% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 111 46
Average daily rate £400 £384 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £140 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 45
Average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £45.00 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Retail
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Predictive Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) ATM
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Predictive Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft