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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 14 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 62 90 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.86% 11.41% 16.63%
As % of the General category 22.55% 24.79% 41.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 43 45
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£425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £396
% change year-on-year
-3.08% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £12.96 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+27.31% -55.31%
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
275 363 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 34.85% 46.01% 40.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 188 103
Average daily rate £450 £391 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.01% -2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £211 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 17
Average hourly rate £20.94 £16.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.84% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £30.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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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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 22 £269 -32.38% 9
Welwyn Garden City -4 10 £450 +26.31% 6
Hemel Hempstead +4 2 £175 -56.25% 4
Cheshunt - 2 - -
Borehamwood +4 1 £150 -38.77%
Stevenage -7 1 - - 2
St Albans - 1 £150 -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 39 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (26.36%) SQL
2 34 (26.36%) E-Commerce
3 30 (23.26%) HTML
4 26 (20.16%) JavaScript
5 24 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (17.83%) Project Management
7 22 (17.05%) Java
7 22 (17.05%) UNIX
7 22 (17.05%) System Testing
8 21 (16.28%) XML
8 21 (16.28%) DB2
9 20 (15.50%) Flash
10 19 (14.73%) Automated Testing
10 19 (14.73%) DbVisualizer
11 18 (13.95%) Finance
12 16 (12.40%) WebSphere
13 15 (11.63%) Oracle
13 15 (11.63%) J2EE
14 14 (10.85%) Change Management
14 14 (10.85%) QA
14 14 (10.85%) Selenium
14 14 (10.85%) Test Automation
14 14 (10.85%) WebDriver
14 14 (10.85%) TDD
14 14 (10.85%) Subversion
14 14 (10.85%) Document Management
14 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (10.08%) RESTful
15 13 (10.08%) Test Scripting

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 16 (12.40%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.65%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.78%) SAS
3 1 (0.78%) Commerce Server
3 1 (0.78%) CMS
3 1 (0.78%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) Lync
3 1 (0.78%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.65%) MS Project
3 5 (3.88%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Magento
2 3 (2.33%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.78%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) SaaS
1 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.33%) LAN
1 3 (2.33%) SAN
1 3 (2.33%) Internet
2 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.55%) WAN
2 2 (1.55%) Firewall
3 1 (0.78%) SSH
3 1 (0.78%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.78%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.78%) LDAP
3 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.78%) FTP
3 1 (0.78%) DNS
3 1 (0.78%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.28%) DB2
2 19 (14.73%) DbVisualizer
3 5 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.10%) MySQL
4 4 (3.10%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (10.85%) Subversion
1 14 (10.85%) Selenium
1 14 (10.85%) WebDriver
2 7 (5.43%) PHPUnit
3 6 (4.65%) Cucumber
3 6 (4.65%) HP UFT
3 6 (4.65%) LoadRunner
4 4 (3.10%) Axure RP
5 3 (2.33%) JIRA
6 1 (0.78%) TestNG
6 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.78%) Toad
6 1 (0.78%) Hudson
6 1 (0.78%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.78%) Calabash
6 1 (0.78%) Appium
General
1 18 (13.95%) Finance
2 13 (10.08%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.98%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.10%) Banking
4 4 (3.10%) Marketing
5 2 (1.55%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Electronics
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Advertising
6 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (33.33%) Analyst
2 31 (24.03%) Business Analyst
3 20 (15.50%) Project Manager
4 13 (10.08%) Tester
4 13 (10.08%) Automation Tester
5 11 (8.53%) Architect
6 10 (7.75%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (7.75%) Designer
7 9 (6.98%) Selenium Tester
8 8 (6.20%) UX Designer
8 8 (6.20%) Test Analyst
9 7 (5.43%) Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Consultant
10 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (3.88%) E-Commerce Manager
10 5 (3.88%) E-Commerce Project Manager
11 4 (3.10%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
12 3 (2.33%) C# .NET Developer
12 3 (2.33%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.26%) HTML
2 21 (16.28%) XML
3 20 (15.50%) Flash
4 15 (11.63%) J2EE
5 13 (10.08%) RESTful
6 11 (8.53%) CSS
7 6 (4.65%) Gherkin
8 5 (3.88%) .NET
9 4 (3.10%) Ajax
9 4 (3.10%) jQuery
10 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.55%) HTML5
11 2 (1.55%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.55%) CSS3
11 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (1.55%) Kendo UI
11 2 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.75%) User Experience
3 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.33%) PMI
4 3 (2.33%) FMCG
5 2 (1.55%) RIA
5 2 (1.55%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.55%) EPoS
6 1 (0.78%) DTV
6 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.78%) AS400
6 1 (0.78%) Replication
6 1 (0.78%) Clustering
6 1 (0.78%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.78%) Animation
6 1 (0.78%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.78%) LPAR
6 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.05%) UNIX
2 10 (7.75%) Windows
3 4 (3.10%) Linux
4 1 (0.78%) OS/400
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.78%) SUSE
4 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) HPUX
4 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (26.36%) E-Commerce
3 23 (17.83%) Project Management
4 22 (17.05%) System Testing
5 19 (14.73%) Automated Testing
6 14 (10.85%) Document Management
6 14 (10.85%) Test Automation
6 14 (10.85%) TDD
6 14 (10.85%) Change Management
6 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (10.08%) Test Scripting
7 13 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (10.08%) Coaching
8 11 (8.53%) Time Management
9 10 (7.75%) PRINCE2
10 9 (6.98%) Waterfall
11 6 (4.65%) Regression Testing
12 5 (3.88%) CRM
12 5 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.36%) SQL
2 26 (20.16%) JavaScript
3 22 (17.05%) Java
4 8 (6.20%) PHP
5 3 (2.33%) C#
5 3 (2.33%) Python
6 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.55%) Perl
7 1 (0.78%) C
7 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.78%) VBScript
7 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.78%) R
7 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.78%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (3.88%) Degree
2 3 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (2.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.78%) ACCA
3 1 (0.78%) CISA
3 1 (0.78%) QiCA
3 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.78%) ISEB
3 1 (0.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.85%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.55%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (0.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.78%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.78%) Novell Identity Manager
2 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (11.63%) Oracle
2 11 (8.53%) IBM
3 10 (7.75%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.98%) HP
5 5 (3.88%) JDA
6 4 (3.10%) Cognos
7 3 (2.33%) SAP
8 2 (1.55%) Adobe
8 2 (1.55%) Sun
8 2 (1.55%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.55%) VMware
8 2 (1.55%) Google
8 2 (1.55%) hybris
9 1 (0.78%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (0.78%) Brocade
9 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.78%) KANA
9 1 (0.78%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.78%) ATG
Hertfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £500 - £1000 per day + Depends on level
Posted: 20 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Welwyn
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 days ago