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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 9 2 11
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Retail 87 99 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.11% 18.68% 12.23%
As % of the General category 24.23% 46.92% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 51 67
Average daily rate
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£406 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £238 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.96 £30.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +71.83%
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
359 211 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 45.85% 39.81% 44.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 103 201
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £237 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 11
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% +11.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £34.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 0 41 £393 -1.87% 4
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £356 - 2
Hemel Hempstead -7 4 £400 -20.00% 9
Stevenage - 2 - - 4
Letchworth - 1 £325 -
St Albans - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Cheshunt - - - -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 107 (57.53%) E-Commerce
2 67 (36.02%) Finance
3 52 (27.96%) Manufacturing
4 44 (23.66%) HTML
5 41 (22.04%) Project Management
6 40 (21.51%) Java
6 40 (21.51%) SQL
7 39 (20.97%) JavaScript
8 33 (17.74%) IBM
9 30 (16.13%) Oracle
9 30 (16.13%) CSS
10 28 (15.05%) J2EE
11 27 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (14.52%) WebSphere
12 23 (12.37%) UNIX
13 21 (11.29%) XML
13 21 (11.29%) Degree
14 19 (10.22%) OO
14 19 (10.22%) MQSeries
15 18 (9.68%) Change Management
16 17 (9.14%) Marketing
16 17 (9.14%) JSP
16 17 (9.14%) Photoshop
16 17 (9.14%) HTML5
17 16 (8.60%) DB2
17 16 (8.60%) XHTML
18 15 (8.06%) Time Management
19 14 (7.53%) Linux
19 14 (7.53%) HP
19 14 (7.53%) Ajax

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 27 (14.52%) WebSphere
2 19 (10.22%) MQSeries
3 9 (4.84%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.30%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (3.76%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (2.15%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (1.61%) IIS
8 2 (1.08%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.08%) Apache
8 2 (1.08%) CMS
9 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.54%) SAS
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.54%) Node.js
Applications
1 17 (9.14%) Photoshop
2 9 (4.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (3.23%) MS Office
4 5 (2.69%) MS Project
4 5 (2.69%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (1.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Tridion
2 2 (1.08%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.54%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.08%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) GitHub
2 1 (0.54%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.99%) Internet
2 9 (4.84%) HTTP
3 5 (2.69%) Extranet
3 5 (2.69%) Intranet
4 3 (1.61%) DHCP
4 3 (1.61%) DNS
5 2 (1.08%) RFID
5 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.60%) DB2
2 10 (5.38%) MySQL
3 9 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.30%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.30%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.76%) DbVisualizer
6 5 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.69%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.08%) QlikView
8 2 (1.08%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.54%) OLAP
9 1 (0.54%) DTS
9 1 (0.54%) OLTP
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 13 (6.99%) Ant
2 12 (6.45%) Eclipse
3 11 (5.91%) Subversion
3 11 (5.91%) JUnit
4 9 (4.84%) Log4j
5 7 (3.76%) Maven
5 7 (3.76%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (3.23%) LoadRunner
7 5 (2.69%) Axure RP
8 4 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.15%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 2 (1.08%) Selenium
9 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.08%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.54%) JIRA
10 1 (0.54%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.54%) JDeveloper
10 1 (0.54%) ERwin
10 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.54%) Grunt
General
1 67 (36.02%) Finance
2 52 (27.96%) Manufacturing
3 17 (9.14%) Marketing
4 10 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.61%) Publishing
6 2 (1.08%) Games
6 2 (1.08%) Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 48 (25.81%) Analyst
2 42 (22.58%) Business Analyst
3 36 (19.35%) Developer
4 35 (18.82%) Project Manager
5 14 (7.53%) Architect
5 14 (7.53%) Consultant
6 12 (6.45%) Front-End Developer
7 9 (4.84%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.30%) Agile Business Analyst
9 7 (3.76%) Tester
9 7 (3.76%) Agile Project Manager
10 6 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (2.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 5 (2.69%) Web Developer
11 5 (2.69%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.69%) User Experience Consultant
11 5 (2.69%) Designer
12 4 (2.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (2.15%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.66%) HTML
2 30 (16.13%) CSS
3 28 (15.05%) J2EE
4 21 (11.29%) XML
5 17 (9.14%) JSP
5 17 (9.14%) HTML5
6 16 (8.60%) XHTML
7 14 (7.53%) Ajax
8 12 (6.45%) jQuery
8 12 (6.45%) CSS3
9 10 (5.38%) Servlets
10 9 (4.84%) JSTL
10 9 (4.84%) XMLBeans
10 9 (4.84%) Spring
10 9 (4.84%) SOAP
10 9 (4.84%) Struts
10 9 (4.84%) XSLT
10 9 (4.84%) JMS
10 9 (4.84%) Flash
11 8 (4.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.45%) EPoS
2 10 (5.38%) W3C
3 9 (4.84%) Web 2.0
4 7 (3.76%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.61%) FMCG
7 2 (1.08%) iPhone
7 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.08%) IVR
8 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.54%) Statistics
8 1 (0.54%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.54%) Social Media
8 1 (0.54%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.54%) Open Source
8 1 (0.54%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.54%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.37%) UNIX
2 14 (7.53%) Linux
3 9 (4.84%) HPUX
3 9 (4.84%) Solaris
4 6 (3.23%) Windows
5 4 (2.15%) AIX
6 3 (1.61%) SUSE
6 3 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (57.53%) E-Commerce
2 41 (22.04%) Project Management
3 27 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (10.22%) OO
5 18 (9.68%) Change Management
6 15 (8.06%) Time Management
7 13 (6.99%) ITIL
7 13 (6.99%) PRINCE2
8 12 (6.45%) Content Management
8 12 (6.45%) Scrum
8 12 (6.45%) Analytics
9 10 (5.38%) Web Development
10 9 (4.84%) CRM
10 9 (4.84%) System Testing
11 8 (4.30%) Waterfall
11 8 (4.30%) Business Analysis
12 7 (3.76%) SEO
12 7 (3.76%) Regression Testing
12 7 (3.76%) Service Delivery
12 7 (3.76%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 40 (21.51%) Java
1 40 (21.51%) SQL
2 39 (20.97%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.84%) XPath
4 4 (2.15%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.15%) C#
4 4 (2.15%) Perl
5 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.54%) PHP
5 1 (0.54%) R
5 1 (0.54%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (11.29%) Degree
2 9 (4.84%) ISEB
2 9 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (2.69%) Sun Certification
3 5 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.08%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.54%) CISM
6 1 (0.54%) CISSP
6 1 (0.54%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.69%) QA
2 3 (1.61%) SLA
3 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.54%) GAAP
System Software
1 3 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 33 (17.74%) IBM
2 30 (16.13%) Oracle
3 14 (7.53%) HP
4 11 (5.91%) ATG
5 9 (4.84%) Interwoven
6 8 (4.30%) Sun
7 7 (3.76%) Adobe
8 5 (2.69%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.15%) Elastic Path
9 4 (2.15%) Endeca
9 4 (2.15%) Blue Martini
10 3 (1.61%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.61%) Dell
10 3 (1.61%) Remedy
10 3 (1.61%) Retalix
11 2 (1.08%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.08%) SAP
11 2 (1.08%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.08%) Cognos
12 1 (0.54%) Google
Hertfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hertfordshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good Day Rate, Excellent Client, Friendly Environment
Posted: 15 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Salt
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago