The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 18 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 50 132 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.96% 18.72% 23.81%
As % of the General category 21.19% 46.98% 47.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 55 90
Average daily rate
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£386 £420 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.03% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.18% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £15.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+65.28% -2.41%
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 Hertfordshire region.

General Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
236 281 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 37.58% 39.86% 49.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 147 162
Average daily rate £383 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 10
Average hourly rate £26.97 £33.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.90% +146.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £15.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £40.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -9.00%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 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
Watford -5 18 £300 -25.00% 6
Welwyn Garden City -2 6 - -
Hemel Hempstead +2 4 £390 -
Letchworth - 4 £325 -
St Albans -3 1 £225 -57.14% 1
Stevenage - - - - 3
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Hertford - - - - 2
Hitchin - - - - 1
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 29 (23.97%) Oracle
2 24 (19.83%) E-Commerce
3 19 (15.70%) Finance
4 17 (14.05%) Project Management
5 16 (13.22%) SQL Server
5 16 (13.22%) HTML
5 16 (13.22%) Windows
5 16 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (10.74%) .NET
8 12 (9.92%) Telecoms
8 12 (9.92%) Oracle Retail
9 11 (9.09%) C#
9 11 (9.09%) HTML5
10 10 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (8.26%) Business Analysis
10 10 (8.26%) PRINCE2
10 10 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (8.26%) Analytics
11 9 (7.44%) CSS
11 9 (7.44%) Linux
11 9 (7.44%) Scrum
11 9 (7.44%) Marketing
12 8 (6.61%) Data Analysis
12 8 (6.61%) Migration
12 8 (6.61%) Management Information System
12 8 (6.61%) Java
12 8 (6.61%) SQL
12 8 (6.61%) JDA

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.83%) SAS
2 1 (0.83%) CMS
2 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.83%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.31%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.65%) MS Project
3 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.83%) SPSS
4 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (9.92%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (4.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.65%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.83%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.83%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.96%) VPN
1 6 (4.96%) MPLS
1 6 (4.96%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (4.13%) SMS
3 2 (1.65%) Internet
4 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) Couchbase
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.65%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) DB2
4 1 (0.83%) OLAP
4 1 (0.83%) OLTP
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.83%) QlikView
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.83%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Selenium
2 2 (1.65%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.65%) Subversion
2 2 (1.65%) WebDriver
2 2 (1.65%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.83%) JUnit
3 1 (0.83%) ERwin
3 1 (0.83%) NUnit
3 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (15.70%) Finance
2 12 (9.92%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.44%) Marketing
4 4 (3.31%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Banking
5 1 (0.83%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.83%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 31 (25.62%) Analyst
2 26 (21.49%) Project Manager
3 25 (20.66%) Business Analyst
4 14 (11.57%) Developer
5 13 (10.74%) Architect
6 8 (6.61%) Consultant
7 6 (4.96%) Programme Manager
7 6 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.96%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.13%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (4.13%) Senior Manager
8 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (3.31%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) Business Data Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Firmware Engineer
10 3 (2.48%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (2.48%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
10 3 (2.48%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.22%) HTML
2 13 (10.74%) .NET
3 11 (9.09%) HTML5
4 9 (7.44%) CSS
5 7 (5.79%) ASP.NET
5 7 (5.79%) WPF
6 5 (4.13%) REST
6 5 (4.13%) CSS3
6 5 (4.13%) ADO.NET
6 5 (4.13%) WCF
7 4 (3.31%) XML
8 3 (2.48%) Web Services
8 3 (2.48%) jQuery
9 2 (1.65%) RESTful
9 2 (1.65%) SOAP
9 2 (1.65%) Ajax
9 2 (1.65%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.65%) J2EE
10 1 (0.83%) ActiveX
10 1 (0.83%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.61%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.96%) EPoS
4 5 (4.13%) IVR
5 4 (3.31%) Kindle
5 4 (3.31%) User Experience
6 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.48%) FMCG
7 1 (0.83%) iSeries
7 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.83%) W3C
7 1 (0.83%) AS400
7 1 (0.83%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.83%) PMI
7 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.22%) Windows
2 9 (7.44%) Linux
3 2 (1.65%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.65%) UNIX
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.83%) E-Commerce
2 17 (14.05%) Project Management
3 16 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (8.26%) PRINCE2
5 10 (8.26%) Business Analysis
5 10 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (8.26%) Analytics
6 9 (7.44%) Scrum
7 8 (6.61%) Migration
7 8 (6.61%) Data Analysis
8 7 (5.79%) SOA
9 6 (4.96%) Data Modelling
9 6 (4.96%) Change Management
9 6 (4.96%) Web Development
9 6 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (4.13%) Test Scripting
10 5 (4.13%) Waterfall
10 5 (4.13%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.09%) C#
2 8 (6.61%) Java
2 8 (6.61%) SQL
3 4 (3.31%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.65%) XPath
5 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.83%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (2.48%) ISEB
1 3 (2.48%) Degree
2 2 (1.65%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.83%) CISA
3 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.83%) PMP
3 1 (0.83%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) QA
2 4 (3.31%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (23.97%) Oracle
2 8 (6.61%) JDA
3 7 (5.79%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.31%) SAP
5 3 (2.48%) Cognos
5 3 (2.48%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.65%) VeriFone
6 2 (1.65%) Adobe
6 2 (1.65%) Teradata
6 2 (1.65%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.65%) Retek
7 1 (0.83%) ESRI
7 1 (0.83%) ATG
7 1 (0.83%) IBM
7 1 (0.83%) Google
7 1 (0.83%) Citrix
7 1 (0.83%) Venda
7 1 (0.83%) Tableau
7 1 (0.83%) Demandware
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