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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 52 57 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -31
Contract jobs citing Retail 3 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.65% 1.00% 4.27%
As % of the General category 1.81% 2.90% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 11
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-14.44% -
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
166 241 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 36.09% 34.53% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 123 58
Average daily rate £420 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £249 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 31
Average hourly rate £16.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.65% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £39.25 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

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 27 March 2015.

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
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 27 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Chigwell - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Purfleet - - - -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 5 (71.43%) Retail Banking
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) VBA
4 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Replication
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Clustering
5 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) SOA
5 1 (14.29%) ATM
5 1 (14.29%) MS Visio

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 5 (71.43%) Retail Banking
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) TDD
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) BPMN
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Predictive Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
2 1 (14.29%) Use Case
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VBA
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware