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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 12 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 69 70 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.52% 11.42% 20.63%
As % of the General category 30.26% 25.83% 46.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 69
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-48.38% +12.72%
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
228 271 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.15% 44.21% 44.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 127 131
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £163 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 15
Average hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -3 26 £370 -4.51% 6
Welwyn Garden City +5 19 £400 -5.88% 5
Hemel Hempstead -7 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 36 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.81%) HTML
3 29 (23.02%) Oracle
4 27 (21.43%) E-Commerce
5 23 (18.25%) SQL
6 22 (17.46%) Java
7 20 (15.87%) JavaScript
8 19 (15.08%) Windows
8 19 (15.08%) Project Management
9 17 (13.49%) XML
9 17 (13.49%) UNIX
9 17 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (12.70%) DB2
10 16 (12.70%) Finance
10 16 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (12.70%) System Testing
11 15 (11.90%) SQL Server
12 14 (11.11%) J2EE
13 13 (10.32%) .NET
13 13 (10.32%) Flash
13 13 (10.32%) Change Management
13 13 (10.32%) Test Automation
13 13 (10.32%) WebDriver
13 13 (10.32%) WebSphere
13 13 (10.32%) Selenium
13 13 (10.32%) Automated Testing
13 13 (10.32%) DbVisualizer
14 12 (9.52%) Subversion
14 12 (9.52%) QA
14 12 (9.52%) Telecoms

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (10.32%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.38%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.79%) Apache
4 1 (0.79%) CMS
4 1 (0.79%) Confluence
4 1 (0.79%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.17%) Photoshop
2 4 (3.17%) MS Project
3 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (3.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (3.17%) Magento
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) Internet
2 3 (2.38%) MPLS
2 3 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.38%) VPN
3 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.59%) LAN
3 2 (1.59%) SAN
3 2 (1.59%) Firewall
4 1 (0.79%) Telnet
4 1 (0.79%) SSH
4 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.79%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.79%) WAN
4 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.79%) FTP
4 1 (0.79%) LDAP
4 1 (0.79%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.70%) DB2
2 15 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 13 (10.32%) DbVisualizer
4 6 (4.76%) MySQL
5 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.59%) 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 13 (10.32%) Selenium
1 13 (10.32%) WebDriver
2 12 (9.52%) Subversion
3 6 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.17%) PHPUnit
4 4 (3.17%) Axure RP
5 3 (2.38%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.38%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.38%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.59%) JIRA
7 1 (0.79%) TestNG
7 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.79%) Toad
7 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.79%) Hudson
7 1 (0.79%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.79%) Calabash
7 1 (0.79%) Appium
General
1 16 (12.70%) Finance
2 12 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.35%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.38%) Marketing
5 2 (1.59%) Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 39 (30.95%) Analyst
2 31 (24.60%) Business Analyst
3 21 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 15 (11.90%) Architect
5 13 (10.32%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (9.52%) Tester
7 11 (8.73%) Developer
7 11 (8.73%) Automation Tester
8 7 (5.56%) Consultant
9 6 (4.76%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.76%) Programme Manager
9 6 (4.76%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
10 5 (3.97%) UX Designer
10 5 (3.97%) Senior Manager
10 5 (3.97%) Designer
11 4 (3.17%) Firmware Engineer
11 4 (3.17%) Business Data Analyst
11 4 (3.17%) E-Commerce Manager
11 4 (3.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.81%) HTML
2 17 (13.49%) XML
3 14 (11.11%) J2EE
4 13 (10.32%) .NET
4 13 (10.32%) Flash
5 10 (7.94%) CSS
5 10 (7.94%) RESTful
6 9 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 7 (5.56%) WPF
7 7 (5.56%) HTML5
8 6 (4.76%) Gherkin
9 5 (3.97%) jQuery
9 5 (3.97%) WCF
9 5 (3.97%) ADO.NET
10 4 (3.17%) SOAP
10 4 (3.17%) Ajax
10 4 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (2.38%) Entity Framework
11 3 (2.38%) REST
11 3 (2.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.35%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.56%) User Experience
4 4 (3.17%) Kindle
4 4 (3.17%) PMI
4 4 (3.17%) FMCG
5 3 (2.38%) EPoS
6 2 (1.59%) RIA
6 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.79%) BYOD
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.79%) LPAR
7 1 (0.79%) Social Media
7 1 (0.79%) AS400
7 1 (0.79%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.08%) Windows
2 17 (13.49%) UNIX
3 10 (7.94%) Linux
4 2 (1.59%) Solaris
4 2 (1.59%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.79%) HPUX
5 1 (0.79%) OS/400
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.79%) SUSE
5 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 19 (15.08%) Project Management
4 16 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (12.70%) System Testing
5 13 (10.32%) Test Automation
5 13 (10.32%) Automated Testing
5 13 (10.32%) Change Management
6 11 (8.73%) Document Management
6 11 (8.73%) TDD
6 11 (8.73%) Waterfall
6 11 (8.73%) Test Scripting
6 11 (8.73%) Coaching
7 10 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (7.94%) Time Management
7 10 (7.94%) Business Analysis
7 10 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (7.94%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.76%) ETL
8 6 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.25%) SQL
2 22 (17.46%) Java
3 20 (15.87%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.73%) C#
5 5 (3.97%) PHP
6 2 (1.59%) XPath
6 2 (1.59%) Perl
6 2 (1.59%) Python
7 1 (0.79%) Korn
7 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.79%) VBScript
7 1 (0.79%) C
7 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (5.56%) Degree
2 5 (3.97%) PMI Certification
3 4 (3.17%) ISEB
4 3 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.79%) PMP
5 1 (0.79%) CISSP
5 1 (0.79%) CISA
5 1 (0.79%) QiCA
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.52%) QA
2 4 (3.17%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.56%) Firmware
2 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) NFS
3 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.79%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (0.79%) Novell Identity Manager
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (23.02%) Oracle
2 10 (7.94%) JDA
3 8 (6.35%) IBM
3 8 (6.35%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.17%) HP
5 2 (1.59%) SAP
5 2 (1.59%) Cognos
5 2 (1.59%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.59%) VMware
5 2 (1.59%) Sun
6 1 (0.79%) KANA
6 1 (0.79%) Google
6 1 (0.79%) Brocade
6 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.79%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (0.79%) ESRI
6 1 (0.79%) NetApp
6 1 (0.79%) Novell
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco
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