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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 4 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 43 30 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 34.68% 18.29% 43.27%
As % of the General category 45.74% 24.79% 48.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 84
Average daily rate
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£413 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £314 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £383 £385
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +13.04%
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
94 121 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 75.81% 73.78% 88.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 100 160
Average daily rate £425 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.53% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £310 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.60 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 69 (71.13%) Banking
2 49 (50.52%) Finance
3 43 (44.33%) Retail Banking
4 32 (32.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (13.40%) Project Management
5 13 (13.40%) Credit Risk
6 12 (12.37%) SAS
7 11 (11.34%) Legal
7 11 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (10.31%) Data Analysis
9 9 (9.28%) Content Management
9 9 (9.28%) SEO
9 9 (9.28%) Change Management
9 9 (9.28%) Copywriting
9 9 (9.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 8 (8.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.25%) SQL
10 8 (8.25%) MS Excel
11 7 (7.22%) Benchmarking
11 7 (7.22%) Customer Insight
11 7 (7.22%) User Experience
12 6 (6.19%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (6.19%) Resource Management
12 6 (6.19%) Business Analysis
12 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
12 6 (6.19%) MS Office
13 5 (5.15%) MS Project
13 5 (5.15%) Mainframe
13 5 (5.15%) Validation
13 5 (5.15%) Migration

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 12 (12.37%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (8.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.19%) MS Office
3 5 (5.15%) MS Project
4 4 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (3.09%) OLAP
2 3 (3.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.06%) Xcelsius
3 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.06%) MS Access
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.06%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.03%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
General
1 69 (71.13%) Banking
2 49 (50.52%) Finance
3 43 (44.33%) Retail Banking
4 11 (11.34%) Legal
5 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (35.05%) Analyst
2 26 (26.80%) Business Analyst
3 21 (21.65%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.22%) Designer
4 7 (7.22%) Lead Business Analyst
4 7 (7.22%) PMO Manager
4 7 (7.22%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Developer
6 5 (5.15%) SAS Developer
6 5 (5.15%) UX Designer
7 3 (3.09%) Payments Business Analyst
7 3 (3.09%) Test Manager
7 3 (3.09%) DBA
7 3 (3.09%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.06%) Programme Director
8 2 (2.06%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
8 2 (2.06%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.06%) Content Manager
8 2 (2.06%) Lead Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Credit Risk
2 11 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.28%) Copywriting
4 7 (7.22%) User Experience
5 5 (5.15%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.06%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.03%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.03%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.99%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (13.40%) Project Management
3 10 (10.31%) Data Analysis
4 9 (9.28%) Change Management
4 9 (9.28%) SEO
4 9 (9.28%) Content Management
5 8 (8.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (7.22%) Benchmarking
6 7 (7.22%) Customer Insight
7 6 (6.19%) Resource Management
7 6 (6.19%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.15%) Validation
8 5 (5.15%) Migration
8 5 (5.15%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.12%) ETL
9 4 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (3.09%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.09%) Business Transformation
11 2 (2.06%) Coaching
11 2 (2.06%) Stakeholder Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.25%) SQL
2 2 (2.06%) VBA
3 1 (1.03%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 3 (3.09%) ISEB
1 3 (3.09%) SAS Certification
2 2 (2.06%) APMP
3 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.12%) Pega
3 3 (3.09%) Business Objects
3 3 (3.09%) HP
4 2 (2.06%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.03%) Teradata
5 1 (1.03%) SAP
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