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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 11 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 72 71 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.14% 10.68% 19.93%
As % of the General category 28.80% 23.36% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 63
Average daily rate
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£421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £325 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -38.26%
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
250 304 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 31.73% 45.71% 41.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 147 126
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -25.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.45 £30.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -4 23 £205 -48.42% 13
Welwyn Garden City +5 17 £425 +13.33% 2
Hemel Hempstead -1 2 £175 -56.25% 4
Cheshunt - 2 - -
Borehamwood - 1 £150 -
St Albans - 1 £150 -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 38 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.05%) E-Commerce
3 27 (21.26%) SQL
4 25 (19.69%) HTML
5 24 (18.90%) Java
6 22 (17.32%) Project Management
7 20 (15.75%) JavaScript
7 20 (15.75%) Oracle
7 20 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (14.96%) UNIX
9 18 (14.17%) XML
10 17 (13.39%) DB2
10 17 (13.39%) Finance
10 17 (13.39%) System Testing
11 15 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (11.81%) Flash
12 14 (11.02%) J2EE
12 14 (11.02%) Test Automation
12 14 (11.02%) WebDriver
12 14 (11.02%) Selenium
12 14 (11.02%) Subversion
12 14 (11.02%) Automated Testing
12 14 (11.02%) DbVisualizer
13 13 (10.24%) WebSphere
13 13 (10.24%) Change Management
14 12 (9.45%) QA
14 12 (9.45%) Test Scripting
14 12 (9.45%) Document Management
14 12 (9.45%) TDD
15 11 (8.66%) Coaching

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (10.24%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.36%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.79%) Apache
4 1 (0.79%) SAS
4 1 (0.79%) CMS
4 1 (0.79%) Confluence
4 1 (0.79%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (6.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.94%) Photoshop
3 4 (3.15%) MS Project
4 3 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Magento
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
1 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) SAN
1 3 (2.36%) Internet
2 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.57%) LAN
2 2 (1.57%) Firewall
3 1 (0.79%) SSH
3 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.79%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.79%) LDAP
3 1 (0.79%) WAN
3 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.79%) FTP
3 1 (0.79%) DNS
3 1 (0.79%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.39%) DB2
2 14 (11.02%) DbVisualizer
3 6 (4.72%) MySQL
4 5 (3.94%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.57%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (11.02%) Subversion
1 14 (11.02%) Selenium
1 14 (11.02%) WebDriver
2 6 (4.72%) Cucumber
3 5 (3.94%) PHPUnit
4 4 (3.15%) Axure RP
5 3 (2.36%) JIRA
5 3 (2.36%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.36%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.36%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.79%) Toad
6 1 (0.79%) TestNG
6 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.79%) Hudson
6 1 (0.79%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.79%) Calabash
6 1 (0.79%) Appium
General
1 17 (13.39%) Finance
2 11 (8.66%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.51%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.15%) Marketing
5 3 (2.36%) Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) Automotive
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (30.71%) Analyst
2 31 (24.41%) Business Analyst
3 21 (16.54%) Project Manager
4 13 (10.24%) Architect
4 13 (10.24%) Tester
5 12 (9.45%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (9.45%) Automation Tester
6 10 (7.87%) Designer
7 8 (6.30%) UX Designer
7 8 (6.30%) Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Selenium Tester
9 6 (4.72%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 6 (4.72%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (3.94%) Consultant
10 5 (3.94%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) E-Commerce Project Manager
10 5 (3.94%) E-Commerce Manager
11 3 (2.36%) Technical Manager
11 3 (2.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (2.36%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.69%) HTML
2 18 (14.17%) XML
3 15 (11.81%) Flash
4 14 (11.02%) J2EE
5 11 (8.66%) RESTful
6 10 (7.87%) CSS
7 6 (4.72%) .NET
7 6 (4.72%) Gherkin
8 4 (3.15%) SOAP
8 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.15%) jQuery
8 4 (3.15%) Ajax
9 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.57%) HTML5
10 2 (1.57%) Entity Framework
10 2 (1.57%) REST
10 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (1.57%) Kendo UI
10 2 (1.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.87%) User Experience
3 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.15%) PMI
4 3 (2.36%) EPoS
4 3 (2.36%) FMCG
5 2 (1.57%) RIA
5 2 (1.57%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.79%) BYOD
6 1 (0.79%) LPAR
6 1 (0.79%) Social Media
6 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.79%) AS400
6 1 (0.79%) Replication
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.79%) Animation
6 1 (0.79%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.96%) UNIX
2 11 (8.66%) Windows
3 6 (4.72%) Linux
4 1 (0.79%) OS/400
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.79%) SUSE
4 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) HPUX
4 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.05%) E-Commerce
3 22 (17.32%) Project Management
4 17 (13.39%) System Testing
5 15 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (11.02%) Automated Testing
6 14 (11.02%) Test Automation
7 13 (10.24%) Change Management
8 12 (9.45%) TDD
8 12 (9.45%) Test Scripting
8 12 (9.45%) Document Management
9 11 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (8.66%) PRINCE2
9 11 (8.66%) Coaching
10 10 (7.87%) Time Management
11 8 (6.30%) Waterfall
12 7 (5.51%) Logistics
13 6 (4.72%) Business Analysis
13 6 (4.72%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (4.72%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.26%) SQL
2 24 (18.90%) Java
3 20 (15.75%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.72%) PHP
5 4 (3.15%) C#
6 3 (2.36%) Python
7 2 (1.57%) Perl
7 2 (1.57%) XPath
7 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.79%) R
8 1 (0.79%) C
8 1 (0.79%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.79%) Korn
8 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.72%) Degree
2 5 (3.94%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.57%) ISEB
3 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.79%) PMP
4 1 (0.79%) CISSP
4 1 (0.79%) ACCA
4 1 (0.79%) CISA
4 1 (0.79%) QiCA
4 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.45%) QA
2 3 (2.36%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.57%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (2.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.79%) Firmware
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.79%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.79%) Novell Identity Manager
2 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (15.75%) Oracle
2 10 (7.87%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.30%) IBM
4 7 (5.51%) JDA
5 6 (4.72%) HP
6 4 (3.15%) Cognos
7 3 (2.36%) Google
8 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.57%) Adobe
8 2 (1.57%) Sun
8 2 (1.57%) VMware
9 1 (0.79%) KANA
9 1 (0.79%) CA
9 1 (0.79%) Cisco
9 1 (0.79%) SAP
9 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.79%) NetApp
9 1 (0.79%) Novell
9 1 (0.79%) Brocade
9 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
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