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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 44 49 56
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing Retail 7 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.36% 0.67% 0.82%
As % of the General category 3.50% 1.94% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Average daily rate £550 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £396
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £26.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-46.15% +77.05%
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
200 155 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 38.99% 34.52% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 85 79
Average daily rate £375 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £188 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -34.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Essex region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) Banking
2 12 (52.17%) Retail Banking
3 9 (39.13%) SQL
4 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
6 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (21.74%) QlikView
6 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
6 5 (21.74%) Use Case
6 5 (21.74%) DevOps
6 5 (21.74%) User Stories
7 4 (17.39%) Credit Risk
8 3 (13.04%) Data Management
8 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 2 (8.70%) C#
9 2 (8.70%) .NET
9 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
9 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (8.70%) Wealth Management
9 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
9 2 (8.70%) Analytics
10 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
10 1 (4.35%) Infor
10 1 (4.35%) Information Assurance
10 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
1 1 (4.35%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
3 5 (21.74%) QlikView
4 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) Banking
2 12 (52.17%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Business Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Business Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Data Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Report Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Credit Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) COM
2 1 (4.35%) WCF
2 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) DevOps
2 5 (21.74%) Use Case
2 5 (21.74%) User Stories
2 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
3 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Data Management
4 2 (8.70%) Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Wealth Management
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) Case Management
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.35%) Document Management
5 1 (4.35%) Information Assurance
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (4.35%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CISA
1 1 (4.35%) CISM
1 1 (4.35%) CISSP
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Infor
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.35%) SAP