The first 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 25 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 Hertfordshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 7 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Retail 69 127 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.25% 20.62% 13.42%
As % of the General category 22.70% 47.39% 30.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 66 73
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £265 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-38.26% +12.50%
General Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
304 268 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 45.17% 43.51% 43.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 132 187
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 23
Average hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.20 £20.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Retail
East of England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 -3 33 £398 +5.29% 13
Hemel Hempstead 0 4 £400 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -6 4 £425 -37.03% 4
Stevenage - 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 £325 - 1
St Albans - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Cheshunt - - - -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 113 (54.33%) E-Commerce
2 73 (35.10%) Finance
3 60 (28.85%) Manufacturing
4 53 (25.48%) Project Management
5 46 (22.12%) SQL
6 43 (20.67%) HTML
6 43 (20.67%) Java
7 41 (19.71%) JavaScript
8 38 (18.27%) IBM
9 34 (16.35%) Oracle
10 33 (15.87%) WebSphere
11 32 (15.38%) J2EE
12 30 (14.42%) CSS
13 27 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (12.02%) UNIX
15 23 (11.06%) OO
16 21 (10.10%) XHTML
16 21 (10.10%) XML
16 21 (10.10%) DB2
16 21 (10.10%) Time Management
17 20 (9.62%) ITIL
17 20 (9.62%) JSP
17 20 (9.62%) MQSeries
18 19 (9.13%) HP
19 18 (8.65%) Degree
19 18 (8.65%) Change Management
19 18 (8.65%) HTML5
20 17 (8.17%) Analytics
21 16 (7.69%) Linux
22 15 (7.21%) PRINCE2

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 33 (15.87%) WebSphere
2 20 (9.62%) MQSeries
3 11 (5.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (4.81%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.37%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (2.88%) IIS
7 5 (2.40%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (1.44%) CMS
8 3 (1.44%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.44%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.96%) Apache
10 1 (0.48%) SAS
10 1 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.48%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (6.73%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.40%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (2.40%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (1.44%) MS Office
4 2 (0.96%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.96%) MS Project
5 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Tridion
2 3 (1.44%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.48%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.48%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.48%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.48%) Office 365
1 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.29%) HTTP
2 9 (4.33%) Internet
3 4 (1.92%) DHCP
3 4 (1.92%) DNS
4 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.44%) RFID
5 2 (0.96%) Extranet
5 2 (0.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.10%) DB2
2 9 (4.33%) MySQL
2 9 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.33%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 8 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
4 7 (3.37%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.37%) DbVisualizer
5 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.96%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.48%) DTS
8 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 11 (5.29%) Ant
2 10 (4.81%) Eclipse
3 9 (4.33%) JUnit
3 9 (4.33%) Subversion
4 8 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (3.37%) Log4j
6 6 (2.88%) LoadRunner
7 5 (2.40%) Maven
8 4 (1.92%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 4 (1.92%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.96%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.96%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.48%) Grunt
10 1 (0.48%) Yeoman
10 1 (0.48%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.48%) JDeveloper
10 1 (0.48%) JIRA
10 1 (0.48%) Selenium
General
1 73 (35.10%) Finance
2 60 (28.85%) Manufacturing
3 10 (4.81%) Marketing
4 8 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.96%) Advertising
5 2 (0.96%) Publishing
5 2 (0.96%) Games
5 2 (0.96%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Automotive
6 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 51 (24.52%) Analyst
2 43 (20.67%) Business Analyst
3 41 (19.71%) Developer
4 40 (19.23%) Project Manager
5 16 (7.69%) Architect
6 15 (7.21%) Front-End Developer
7 13 (6.25%) Consultant
8 9 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (3.85%) Agile Project Manager
10 7 (3.37%) Designer
10 7 (3.37%) Agile Business Analyst
10 7 (3.37%) Java Developer
10 7 (3.37%) Delivery Project Manager
10 7 (3.37%) Tester
11 6 (2.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 6 (2.88%) Technical Project Manager
11 6 (2.88%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (2.88%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (20.67%) HTML
2 32 (15.38%) J2EE
3 30 (14.42%) CSS
4 21 (10.10%) XML
4 21 (10.10%) XHTML
5 20 (9.62%) JSP
6 18 (8.65%) HTML5
7 15 (7.21%) Ajax
7 15 (7.21%) CSS3
8 11 (5.29%) jQuery
9 10 (4.81%) Flash
10 9 (4.33%) JSTL
11 8 (3.85%) JSON
11 8 (3.85%) Servlets
11 8 (3.85%) SOAP
11 8 (3.85%) .NET
12 7 (3.37%) Struts
12 7 (3.37%) MSMQ
12 7 (3.37%) JMS
12 7 (3.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.73%) EPoS
1 14 (6.73%) W3C
2 7 (3.37%) Web 2.0
2 7 (3.37%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.44%) FMCG
3 3 (1.44%) iPhone
3 3 (1.44%) Blackberry
3 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.96%) Open Source
4 2 (0.96%) RIA
5 1 (0.48%) Social Media
5 1 (0.48%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.48%) Statistics
5 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.02%) UNIX
2 16 (7.69%) Linux
3 11 (5.29%) Windows
4 7 (3.37%) AIX
4 7 (3.37%) HPUX
4 7 (3.37%) Solaris
5 6 (2.88%) SUSE
5 6 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.92%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.48%) Android
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (54.33%) E-Commerce
2 53 (25.48%) Project Management
3 27 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (11.06%) OO
5 21 (10.10%) Time Management
6 20 (9.62%) ITIL
7 18 (8.65%) Change Management
8 17 (8.17%) Analytics
9 15 (7.21%) PRINCE2
10 12 (5.77%) CRM
10 12 (5.77%) Service Delivery
10 12 (5.77%) Scrum
10 12 (5.77%) Web Development
11 11 (5.29%) Content Management
12 10 (4.81%) Web Design
12 10 (4.81%) SEO
12 10 (4.81%) Waterfall
12 10 (4.81%) Change Control
12 10 (4.81%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (4.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (22.12%) SQL
2 43 (20.67%) Java
3 41 (19.71%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.37%) XPath
5 6 (2.88%) C#
6 4 (1.92%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.92%) Perl
7 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.96%) PHP
9 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.48%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (8.65%) Degree
2 9 (4.33%) ISEB
2 9 (4.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.44%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.96%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.48%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.48%) CISM
6 1 (0.48%) CISSP
6 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.37%) QA
2 5 (2.40%) SLA
3 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) GAAP
4 1 (0.48%) WAI
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.44%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 38 (18.27%) IBM
2 34 (16.35%) Oracle
3 19 (9.13%) HP
4 12 (5.77%) Adobe
5 10 (4.81%) ATG
6 9 (4.33%) Sun
7 7 (3.37%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.37%) Interwoven
7 7 (3.37%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.88%) Dell
9 5 (2.40%) Retalix
10 4 (1.92%) Elastic Path
10 4 (1.92%) Blue Martini
11 3 (1.44%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.44%) Remedy
11 3 (1.44%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.44%) SAP
12 2 (0.96%) Apple
12 2 (0.96%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (0.96%) Twitter
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