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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 51 44 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Contract jobs citing Retail 2 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.47% 1.87% 1.92%
As % of the General category 1.31% 6.85% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 2
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£381 £280 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.16% -2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £189 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £406 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +19.23%
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
153 146 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 35.58% 27.29% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 66 34
Average daily rate £425 £413 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +18.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 22
Average hourly rate £18.50 £28.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.92% +69.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+24.70% -15.00%

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
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 26 January 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
Brentwood - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Chigwell - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) VBA
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) Confluence
4 1 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (16.67%) BPMN
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Wealth Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Project Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
1 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) BPMN
2 1 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
2 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Wealth Management
2 1 (16.67%) Use Case
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VBA
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware