The first 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 29 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 Essex 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 50 50 42
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Retail 5 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.03% 1.10% 2.04%
As % of the General category 2.78% 3.70% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 8
Average daily rate
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£463 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-38.26% +12.50%
General Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
180 135 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 37.11% 29.67% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 43 98
Average daily rate £431 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £538 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 27
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £39.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
Retail
East of England

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 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
Chelmsford +3 1 £450 +5.88% 1
Purfleet - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) MS Project
2 5 (31.25%) Project Planning
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
5 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) WebFOCUS
5 2 (12.50%) Time Management
5 2 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) Requirements Management
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) UML
5 2 (12.50%) .NET
5 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (12.50%) SAP
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) SAP BW
6 1 (6.25%) ACCA
6 1 (6.25%) CIMA
6 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Teradata
6 1 (6.25%) Legal
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) MS Office

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 5 (31.25%) MS Project
2 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SAP BW
2 2 (12.50%) WebFOCUS
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Project Manager
2 6 (37.50%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Project Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IT Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) FMCG
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Project Planning
2 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) UML
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Requirements Management
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Demand Management
5 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
5 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Use Case
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) RUP
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ACCA
1 1 (6.25%) CIMA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Teradata
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle