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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 9 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail 67 52 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.62% 7.99% 10.08%
As % of the General category 31.02% 20.39% 24.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 32 45
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £313 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £545 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £409
% change year-on-year
+5.59% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.00%
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
216 255 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 34.23% 39.17% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 128 155
Median daily rate £437 £425 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.88% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £219 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 16
Median hourly rate £22.50 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.68 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.13 £39.30 £37.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +12.24%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -5 19 £425 -5.55% 3
Welwyn Garden City -2 18 £550 - 4
St Albans +4 3 £525 - 1
Hemel Hempstead 0 2 £393 - 2
Rickmansworth - 2 £285 -
Stevenage +2 1 £500 - 1
Letchworth -3 1 £300 -27.27%
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Retail.

1 48 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (22.02%) Java
2 37 (22.02%) SQL
3 32 (19.05%) E-Commerce
3 32 (19.05%) Finance
4 26 (15.48%) Git (software)
5 25 (14.88%) JIRA
6 23 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (10.71%) BDD
8 17 (10.12%) QA
8 17 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (10.12%) Algorithms
8 17 (10.12%) Web Services
8 17 (10.12%) Software Engineering
9 16 (9.52%) Teradata
9 16 (9.52%) DevOps
10 15 (8.93%) Jenkins
10 15 (8.93%) Scrum
10 15 (8.93%) MATLAB
10 15 (8.93%) Project Management
11 14 (8.33%) Python
11 14 (8.33%) TDD
11 14 (8.33%) RESTful
12 13 (7.74%) ATDD
12 13 (7.74%) Data Analytics
12 13 (7.74%) Analytics
12 13 (7.74%) SDLC
12 13 (7.74%) C#
12 13 (7.74%) HTML
12 13 (7.74%) .NET

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.95%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.36%) Confluence
3 6 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.98%) NServiceBus
5 4 (2.38%) Apache
5 4 (2.38%) IIS
5 4 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.79%) CMS
6 3 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.19%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.60%) JBoss
8 1 (0.60%) SAS
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (4.17%) MS Office
2 6 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.57%) MS Project
3 3 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.19%) 3ds Max
4 2 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Magento
2 2 (1.19%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.60%) HFM
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.38%) Office 365
4 3 (1.79%) PaaS
5 2 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.19%) GitHub
5 2 (1.19%) IaaS
5 2 (1.19%) SaaS
5 2 (1.19%) Trello
6 1 (0.60%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.60%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.98%) Internet
2 4 (2.38%) DNS
2 4 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (2.38%) Firewall
2 4 (2.38%) WAN
2 4 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (1.79%) LAN
3 3 (1.79%) MPLS
3 3 (1.79%) Network Security
3 3 (1.79%) SMS
4 2 (1.19%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.60%) BGP
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.60%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.60%) FCoE
5 1 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.60%) OSPF
5 1 (0.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.98%) DB2
3 5 (2.98%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (2.38%) Big Data
4 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.79%) MySQL
5 3 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.19%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (15.48%) Git (software)
2 25 (14.88%) JIRA
3 15 (8.93%) Jenkins
4 12 (7.14%) Maven
5 10 (5.95%) Cucumber
5 10 (5.95%) Selenium
6 9 (5.36%) Ant
6 9 (5.36%) SoapUI
6 9 (5.36%) WebDriver
7 8 (4.76%) Gradle
8 5 (2.98%) Appium
8 5 (2.98%) JMeter
8 5 (2.98%) NUnit
9 4 (2.38%) JBehave
9 4 (2.38%) JUnit
9 4 (2.38%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.79%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.79%) Robot Framework
10 3 (1.79%) Zephyr
General
1 32 (19.05%) Finance
2 5 (2.98%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.79%) Banking
3 3 (1.79%) Marketing
4 2 (1.19%) Front Office
4 2 (1.19%) Legal
4 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.19%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (25.00%) Analyst
2 34 (20.24%) Developer
3 20 (11.90%) Business Analyst
4 17 (10.12%) Project Manager
5 16 (9.52%) Java Developer
6 10 (5.95%) Data Analyst
7 9 (5.36%) Automation Tester
7 9 (5.36%) Designer
7 9 (5.36%) Retail Business Analyst
7 9 (5.36%) Tester
8 8 (4.76%) Programme Manager
9 7 (4.17%) Consultant
9 7 (4.17%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.57%) Architect
10 6 (3.57%) E-Commerce Manager
10 6 (3.57%) E-Commerce Programme Manager
10 6 (3.57%) Lead Developer
10 6 (3.57%) MATLAB Engineer
10 6 (3.57%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.57%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.12%) Web Services
2 14 (8.33%) RESTful
3 13 (7.74%) .NET
3 13 (7.74%) HTML
4 10 (5.95%) Spring
5 9 (5.36%) Gherkin
6 8 (4.76%) CSS
7 7 (4.17%) J2EE
7 7 (4.17%) XML
8 6 (3.57%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.98%) Entity Framework
9 5 (2.98%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.98%) MSMQ
10 4 (2.38%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.79%) Django
11 3 (1.79%) jQuery
12 2 (1.19%) Ajax
12 2 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (1.19%) JSON
12 2 (1.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.12%) Algorithms
1 17 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.14%) User Experience
3 9 (5.36%) Data Structures
4 7 (4.17%) EPoS
5 6 (3.57%) FMCG
6 5 (2.98%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.38%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.79%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.79%) RIA
8 3 (1.79%) Statistics
8 3 (1.79%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.19%) Copywriting
9 2 (1.19%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.19%) Graphic Design
9 2 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.60%) Social Media
10 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.98%) Unix
2 4 (2.38%) Windows
3 1 (0.60%) Android
3 1 (0.60%) Linux
3 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.05%) E-Commerce
3 18 (10.71%) BDD
4 17 (10.12%) Software Engineering
5 16 (9.52%) DevOps
6 15 (8.93%) Project Management
6 15 (8.93%) Scrum
7 14 (8.33%) TDD
8 13 (7.74%) Analytics
8 13 (7.74%) ATDD
8 13 (7.74%) Data Analytics
8 13 (7.74%) SDLC
9 11 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (6.55%) CRM
10 10 (5.95%) Kanban
10 10 (5.95%) OO
10 10 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (5.36%) Open Source
11 9 (5.36%) Risk Management
11 9 (5.36%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.02%) Java
1 37 (22.02%) SQL
2 15 (8.93%) MATLAB
3 14 (8.33%) Python
4 13 (7.74%) C#
5 12 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.36%) PHP
7 7 (4.17%) Clojure
7 7 (4.17%) Ruby
8 6 (3.57%) Go
8 6 (3.57%) Rust
9 5 (2.98%) R
9 5 (2.98%) VBA
10 4 (2.38%) Scala
11 1 (0.60%) C
11 1 (0.60%) Groovy
11 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (2.38%) Degree
3 2 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.19%) ISEB
4 1 (0.60%) ACCA
4 1 (0.60%) APMG
4 1 (0.60%) CCIE
4 1 (0.60%) CCNP
4 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.12%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.60%) SDET
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.79%) Docker
3 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (7.14%) Puppet
2 10 (5.95%) Ansible
2 10 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.38%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (1.19%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.19%) SCOM
4 2 (1.19%) Terraform
5 1 (0.60%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (9.52%) Teradata
2 13 (7.74%) Oracle
3 8 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 6 (3.57%) Splunk
6 5 (2.98%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.98%) hybris
6 5 (2.98%) IBM
6 5 (2.98%) JDA
6 5 (2.98%) Omniture
7 4 (2.38%) Cisco
7 4 (2.38%) F5
7 4 (2.38%) HP
7 4 (2.38%) NGA Human Resources
7 4 (2.38%) Optimizely
8 3 (1.79%) Blue Coat
8 3 (1.79%) RedPrairie
8 3 (1.79%) VMware
9 2 (1.19%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (1.19%) New Relic