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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 9 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Retail 92 67 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.82% 13.70% 13.89%
As % of the General category 23.59% 35.08% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 72
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£403 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £245 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.57%
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
390 191 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 45.88% 39.06% 48.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 87 208
Average daily rate £391 £358 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.44% -10.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £233 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £50.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 +1 35 £388 -3.12% 11
Welwyn Garden City +1 11 £388 -13.88% 1
Hemel Hempstead -13 6 £375 -25.00% 6
Stevenage - 1 - - 1
Cheshunt - - - - 1
Hertford - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 85 (53.80%) E-Commerce
2 56 (35.44%) Finance
3 40 (25.32%) HTML
4 38 (24.05%) Manufacturing
4 38 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (20.25%) JavaScript
6 29 (18.35%) Java
6 29 (18.35%) CSS
7 27 (17.09%) SQL
7 27 (17.09%) Project Management
8 22 (13.92%) Marketing
8 22 (13.92%) User Experience
9 21 (13.29%) Degree
10 20 (12.66%) IBM
10 20 (12.66%) Oracle
11 18 (11.39%) XML
12 17 (10.76%) Photoshop
12 17 (10.76%) J2EE
13 16 (10.13%) UNIX
13 16 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (9.49%) HTML5
14 15 (9.49%) WebSphere
15 14 (8.86%) Change Management
16 13 (8.23%) Scrum
17 12 (7.59%) jQuery
17 12 (7.59%) Time Management
17 12 (7.59%) Internet
17 12 (7.59%) MQSeries
18 11 (6.96%) Ajax
19 10 (6.33%) Adobe Illustrator

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 15 (9.49%) WebSphere
2 12 (7.59%) MQSeries
3 7 (4.43%) Adobe CQ
4 6 (3.80%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.53%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.27%) CMS
6 2 (1.27%) Apache
7 1 (0.63%) Node.js
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.63%) SAS
7 1 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 17 (10.76%) Photoshop
2 10 (6.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (3.80%) MS Project
3 6 (3.80%) MS Office
3 6 (3.80%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (3.16%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (1.27%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.63%) Tridion
2 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.27%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.59%) Internet
2 6 (3.80%) HTTP
3 4 (2.53%) SMS
3 4 (2.53%) Intranet
3 4 (2.53%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.33%) MySQL
2 9 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.70%) DB2
3 6 (3.80%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (3.16%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.16%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.90%) QlikView
6 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.27%) OLTP
6 2 (1.27%) OLAP
7 1 (0.63%) WhereScape RED
7 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (5.70%) Ant
2 8 (5.06%) Subversion
2 8 (5.06%) Eclipse
2 8 (5.06%) JUnit
2 8 (5.06%) Axure RP
3 7 (4.43%) Maven
4 6 (3.80%) Log4j
4 6 (3.80%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (3.80%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.27%) Selenium
5 2 (1.27%) ERwin
5 2 (1.27%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.63%) Jtest
6 1 (0.63%) Mockito
6 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.63%) Grunt
6 1 (0.63%) Yeoman
6 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.63%) JDeveloper
General
1 56 (35.44%) Finance
2 38 (24.05%) Manufacturing
3 22 (13.92%) Marketing
4 9 (5.70%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.53%) Legal
6 3 (1.90%) Publishing
7 2 (1.27%) Games
7 2 (1.27%) Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (22.15%) Analyst
2 34 (21.52%) Developer
3 33 (20.89%) Business Analyst
4 24 (15.19%) Project Manager
5 15 (9.49%) Consultant
6 10 (6.33%) Architect
7 8 (5.06%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (5.06%) Front-End Developer
8 7 (4.43%) Designer
8 7 (4.43%) Web Developer
9 6 (3.80%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.80%) Tester
9 6 (3.80%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.80%) User Experience Consultant
10 5 (3.16%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 4 (2.53%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.53%) C# Developer
11 4 (2.53%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (2.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (2.53%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (25.32%) HTML
2 29 (18.35%) CSS
3 18 (11.39%) XML
4 17 (10.76%) J2EE
5 15 (9.49%) HTML5
6 12 (7.59%) jQuery
7 11 (6.96%) Ajax
8 10 (6.33%) Spring
8 10 (6.33%) REST
8 10 (6.33%) CSS3
9 9 (5.70%) XHTML
9 9 (5.70%) Web Services
9 9 (5.70%) SOAP
10 8 (5.06%) JSP
11 7 (4.43%) .NET
11 7 (4.43%) JSON
12 6 (3.80%) JSTL
12 6 (3.80%) XMLBeans
12 6 (3.80%) JMS
12 6 (3.80%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.92%) User Experience
2 16 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.70%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.80%) Web 2.0
4 6 (3.80%) EPoS
4 6 (3.80%) W3C
5 4 (2.53%) IVR
5 4 (2.53%) FMCG
5 4 (2.53%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.63%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.63%) Open Source
8 1 (0.63%) Social Media
8 1 (0.63%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.63%) RIA
8 1 (0.63%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.13%) UNIX
2 8 (5.06%) Linux
3 6 (3.80%) HPUX
3 6 (3.80%) Solaris
4 1 (0.63%) Android
4 1 (0.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (53.80%) E-Commerce
2 38 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (17.09%) Project Management
4 14 (8.86%) Change Management
5 13 (8.23%) Scrum
6 12 (7.59%) Time Management
7 9 (5.70%) SEO
7 9 (5.70%) OO
7 9 (5.70%) Content Management
8 8 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.06%) System Testing
8 8 (5.06%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.43%) Waterfall
9 7 (4.43%) Analytics
9 7 (4.43%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (4.43%) B2B
9 7 (4.43%) B2C
9 7 (4.43%) SOA
9 7 (4.43%) Business Analysis
10 6 (3.80%) Competitor Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.25%) JavaScript
2 29 (18.35%) Java
3 27 (17.09%) SQL
4 6 (3.80%) XPath
5 5 (3.16%) C#
6 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.63%) R
6 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.63%) Perl
6 1 (0.63%) PHP
6 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (13.29%) Degree
2 8 (5.06%) ISEB
2 8 (5.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.16%) Sun Certification
4 3 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.27%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.63%) CISA
6 1 (0.63%) CISM
6 1 (0.63%) CISSP
6 1 (0.63%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.63%) GAAP
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 20 (12.66%) IBM
1 20 (12.66%) Oracle
2 8 (5.06%) ATG
3 7 (4.43%) HP
4 6 (3.80%) Interwoven
5 5 (3.16%) Sun
5 5 (3.16%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.90%) Adobe
6 3 (1.90%) Cognos
6 3 (1.90%) Endeca
7 2 (1.27%) SAP
7 2 (1.27%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.27%) Remedy
7 2 (1.27%) VeriFone
8 1 (0.63%) Elastic Path
8 1 (0.63%) hybris
8 1 (0.63%) Venda
8 1 (0.63%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.63%) Retek
8 1 (0.63%) Business Objects
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