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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 55 25 38
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +13
Contract jobs citing Retail 11 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.45% 3.89% 1.40%
As % of the General category 4.07% 12.12% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 6
Average daily rate £450 £425 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £371 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £386
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
270 132 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 35.67% 32.12% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 59 57
Average daily rate £400 £375 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £243 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 15
Average hourly rate £37.75 £30.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Purfleet - 2 £340 - 3
Saffron Walden - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - - 1
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (45.00%) .NET
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
4 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (30.00%) Logistics
5 5 (25.00%) Project Planning
5 5 (25.00%) OO
5 5 (25.00%) ERP
5 5 (25.00%) MS Project
5 5 (25.00%) C#
6 4 (20.00%) HTML
6 4 (20.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (20.00%) PHP
6 4 (20.00%) CSS
6 4 (20.00%) Web Services
6 4 (20.00%) XML
6 4 (20.00%) OOD
6 4 (20.00%) DNS
6 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (20.00%) Python
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (20.00%) MVC
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) TDD
6 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) NUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) CSS
2 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) XML
2 4 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) WCF
3 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (10.00%) EPoS
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Logistics
2 5 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 5 (25.00%) OO
2 5 (25.00%) ERP
3 4 (20.00%) OOD
3 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (20.00%) MVC
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) TDD
3 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Product Management
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) UML
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) PHP
3 4 (20.00%) Python
3 4 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
Essex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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