The 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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 52 31 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 29.55% 17.03% 37.22%
As % of the General category 38.81% 26.72% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 29 72
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£420 £396 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £314 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £505 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.42 £30.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-59.27% +74.28%
Retail
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

General Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
134 116 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 76.14% 63.74% 88.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 86 166
Average daily rate £396 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £505 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 73 (76.84%) Banking
2 47 (49.47%) Retail Banking
3 45 (47.37%) Finance
4 33 (34.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (10.53%) Data Analysis
5 10 (10.53%) Credit Risk
6 9 (9.47%) Copywriting
6 9 (9.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (9.47%) Content Management
6 9 (9.47%) Legal
6 9 (9.47%) Change Management
6 9 (9.47%) SEO
6 9 (9.47%) SAS
7 8 (8.42%) MS Excel
7 8 (8.42%) Project Management
7 8 (8.42%) Test Scripting
7 8 (8.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (8.42%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (7.37%) Customer Insight
8 7 (7.37%) SQL
8 7 (7.37%) Benchmarking
9 6 (6.32%) ISEB
9 6 (6.32%) Validation
9 6 (6.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 5 (5.26%) QA
10 5 (5.26%) Business Analysis
10 5 (5.26%) Mainframe
10 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
11 4 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (4.21%) MS Project

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (9.47%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (8.42%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.21%) MS Project
4 2 (2.11%) MS Office
4 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) ATM
2 1 (1.05%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (3.16%) OLAP
3 2 (2.11%) MS Access
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.11%) Xcelsius
3 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.05%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.05%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.05%) Rational Rose
General
1 73 (76.84%) Banking
2 47 (49.47%) Retail Banking
3 45 (47.37%) Finance
4 9 (9.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.05%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (35.79%) Analyst
2 20 (21.05%) Project Manager
2 20 (21.05%) Business Analyst
3 10 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 7 (7.37%) Designer
5 6 (6.32%) Test Leader
5 6 (6.32%) Lead Business Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) Developer
6 5 (5.26%) User Experience Designer
6 5 (5.26%) SAS Developer
7 4 (4.21%) PMO Manager
8 3 (3.16%) Payments Business Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.11%) Programme Director
9 2 (2.11%) Defect Manager
9 2 (2.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
9 2 (2.11%) Content Manager
9 2 (2.11%) PMO Analyst
9 2 (2.11%) Communications Manager
10 1 (1.05%) Risk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Credit Risk
2 9 (9.47%) Copywriting
3 5 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.21%) Data Extraction
5 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.05%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.05%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.74%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (10.53%) Data Analysis
3 9 (9.47%) Content Management
3 9 (9.47%) SEO
3 9 (9.47%) Change Management
4 8 (8.42%) Project Management
4 8 (8.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (8.42%) Test Scripting
5 7 (7.37%) Benchmarking
5 7 (7.37%) Customer Insight
6 6 (6.32%) Validation
7 5 (5.26%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.21%) Software Testing
8 4 (4.21%) Migration
8 4 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.16%) ETL
9 3 (3.16%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.16%) Resource Management
9 3 (3.16%) Business Transformation
9 3 (3.16%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.37%) SQL
2 2 (2.11%) VBA
3 1 (1.05%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) ISEB
2 4 (4.21%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.16%) SAS Certification
4 1 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.05%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 8 (8.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.16%) Business Objects
3 2 (2.11%) Pega
4 1 (1.05%) HP
4 1 (1.05%) BMC
4 1 (1.05%) Remedy
4 1 (1.05%) Teradata
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