The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax 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 Halifax 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 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 61 34 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 33.33% 29.06% 37.19%
As % of the General category 41.78% 37.78% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 30 98
Average daily rate £330 £365 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% -6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £463
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
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
146 90 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 79.78% 76.92% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 67 206
Average daily rate £355 £365 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £416 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Retail
West Yorkshire

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Halifax region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Halifax region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 93 (89.42%) Banking
2 81 (77.88%) Retail Banking
3 56 (53.85%) Finance
4 40 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (18.27%) Change Management
7 16 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 16 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (10.58%) ISEB
9 10 (9.62%) MS PowerPoint
10 7 (6.73%) Project Management
10 7 (6.73%) MS Excel
10 7 (6.73%) Software Testing
11 6 (5.77%) ISTQB
11 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
12 5 (4.81%) Microsoft
12 5 (4.81%) MS Office
12 5 (4.81%) Resource Management
12 5 (4.81%) Test Strategy
12 5 (4.81%) Business Transformation
13 4 (3.85%) Test Automation
13 4 (3.85%) QA
13 4 (3.85%) Business Analysis
13 4 (3.85%) PRINCE2
13 4 (3.85%) SQL
13 4 (3.85%) ATM
13 4 (3.85%) Validation
14 3 (2.88%) Data Analysis
14 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
14 3 (2.88%) QuickTest Pro

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.96%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (9.62%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (6.73%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.81%) MS Office
4 3 (2.88%) MS Project
4 3 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.96%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) ATM
2 1 (0.96%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.96%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.96%) Rational Rose
General
1 93 (89.42%) Banking
2 81 (77.88%) Retail Banking
3 56 (53.85%) Finance
4 2 (1.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
5 1 (0.96%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.96%) German Language
5 1 (0.96%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 49 (47.12%) Analyst
2 30 (28.85%) Test Analyst
3 20 (19.23%) Project Manager
4 13 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 11 (10.58%) Test Leader
6 8 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 6 (5.77%) PMO Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) PMO Manager
8 4 (3.85%) Consultant
8 4 (3.85%) Business Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Project Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Business Test Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Assistant Project Manager
10 2 (1.92%) Defect Manager
10 2 (1.92%) Teradata Consultant
10 2 (1.92%) Banking Business Analyst
10 2 (1.92%) Senior Manager
10 2 (1.92%) Support Analyst
10 2 (1.92%) Configuration Manager
10 2 (1.92%) Project Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
1 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.92%) Data Extraction
2 2 (1.92%) Credit Risk
3 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (18.27%) Change Management
4 16 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 7 (6.73%) Project Management
5 7 (6.73%) Software Testing
6 5 (4.81%) Resource Management
6 5 (4.81%) Test Strategy
6 5 (4.81%) Business Transformation
7 4 (3.85%) Test Automation
7 4 (3.85%) Business Analysis
7 4 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.85%) Validation
8 3 (2.88%) Data Analysis
8 3 (2.88%) Project Planning
8 3 (2.88%) Change Control
9 2 (1.92%) Analytics
9 2 (1.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (1.92%) Data Validation
9 2 (1.92%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (0.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) ISEB
2 6 (5.77%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.92%) SAP
2 2 (1.92%) BMC
2 2 (1.92%) Remedy
2 2 (1.92%) Teradata
3 1 (0.96%) HP
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle
3 1 (0.96%) Business Objects
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago