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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Retail 49 44 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 28.82% 24.31% 33.65%
As % of the General category 36.84% 34.65% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 41 60
Average daily rate
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£396 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £505 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-49.49% +37.50%
General Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
133 127 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 78.24% 70.17% 84.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 92 151
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 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 92 (81.42%) Banking
2 65 (57.52%) Retail Banking
3 56 (49.56%) Finance
4 44 (38.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (12.39%) Change Management
6 11 (9.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (9.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (8.85%) Test Scripting
8 9 (7.96%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (7.96%) Copywriting
8 9 (7.96%) SEO
8 9 (7.96%) Legal
8 9 (7.96%) Content Management
8 9 (7.96%) Data Analysis
8 9 (7.96%) Project Management
8 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
9 7 (6.19%) Benchmarking
9 7 (6.19%) Validation
9 7 (6.19%) Customer Insight
9 7 (6.19%) Business Transformation
10 6 (5.31%) Business Analysis
10 6 (5.31%) ISEB
11 5 (4.42%) Microsoft
11 5 (4.42%) SQL
11 5 (4.42%) Resource Management
11 5 (4.42%) QA
11 5 (4.42%) Credit Risk
12 4 (3.54%) ISTQB
12 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
12 4 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (2.65%) SAS
2 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (9.73%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.54%) MS Project
4 3 (2.65%) MS Office
5 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) ATM
2 1 (0.88%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.77%) MS Access
1 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (1.77%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.77%) Xcelsius
1 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (0.88%) Base SAS
2 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.88%) Rational Rose
General
1 92 (81.42%) Banking
2 65 (57.52%) Retail Banking
3 56 (49.56%) Finance
4 9 (7.96%) Legal
5 2 (1.77%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) German Language
6 1 (0.88%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 41 (36.28%) Analyst
2 28 (24.78%) Project Manager
3 23 (20.35%) Business Analyst
4 13 (11.50%) Test Analyst
5 10 (8.85%) Test Leader
6 7 (6.19%) Designer
6 7 (6.19%) Lead Business Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) User Experience Designer
8 4 (3.54%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.54%) PMO Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) PMO Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Payments Business Analyst
9 3 (2.65%) Defect Manager
10 2 (1.77%) Developer
10 2 (1.77%) Content Manager
10 2 (1.77%) Assistant Project Manager
10 2 (1.77%) Programme Director
10 2 (1.77%) SAS Developer
10 2 (1.77%) Communications Manager
11 1 (0.88%) Risk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Copywriting
2 5 (4.42%) Credit Risk
3 4 (3.54%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.77%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (38.94%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (12.39%) Change Management
3 11 (9.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (8.85%) Test Scripting
5 9 (7.96%) SEO
5 9 (7.96%) Content Management
5 9 (7.96%) Data Analysis
5 9 (7.96%) Project Management
6 7 (6.19%) Benchmarking
6 7 (6.19%) Validation
6 7 (6.19%) Customer Insight
6 7 (6.19%) Business Transformation
7 6 (5.31%) Business Analysis
8 5 (4.42%) Resource Management
9 4 (3.54%) Migration
9 4 (3.54%) Software Testing
10 3 (2.65%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.65%) Data Validation
10 3 (2.65%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.65%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.42%) SQL
2 2 (1.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (5.31%) ISEB
2 4 (3.54%) ISTQB
2 4 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.88%) Degree
3 1 (0.88%) APMP
3 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 9 (7.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.42%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.65%) Business Objects
3 2 (1.77%) Pega
4 1 (0.88%) HP
4 1 (0.88%) BMC
4 1 (0.88%) Remedy
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £505 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £365 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £396.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago