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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 6 18 3
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs citing Retail 68 52 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.81% 8.19% 16.09%
As % of the General category 27.98% 21.40% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 35 40
Average daily rate £450 £375 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £256 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £398
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +56.62%
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
243 243 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 42.19% 38.27% 40.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 120 123
Average daily rate £425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £258 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 14
Average hourly rate £29.00 £17.22 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.45% -44.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £36.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 37 £450 +50.00% 8
Welwyn Garden City +3 11 £350 +7.69% 2
Hemel Hempstead +5 3 £625 +60.25% 2
St Albans +2 3 £638 +183.33%
Cheshunt - 3 - -
Letchworth -1 2 £381 +17.30% 2
Stevenage - 1 - -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 30 (27.27%) JavaScript
1 30 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 28 (25.45%) HTML
3 26 (23.64%) SQL
4 23 (20.91%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (16.36%) JDA
6 17 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (14.55%) DB2
7 16 (14.55%) XML
7 16 (14.55%) Project Management
8 15 (13.64%) Unix
8 15 (13.64%) Automated Testing
8 15 (13.64%) Selenium
9 14 (12.73%) TDD
9 14 (12.73%) Change Management
9 14 (12.73%) Finance
10 13 (11.82%) QA
10 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (11.82%) Test Automation
10 13 (11.82%) RESTful
10 13 (11.82%) WebDriver
11 12 (10.91%) Magento
11 12 (10.91%) Subversion
11 12 (10.91%) CSS
11 12 (10.91%) Coaching
12 11 (10.00%) BDD
12 11 (10.00%) Flash
12 11 (10.00%) Document Management
12 11 (10.00%) Test Scripting

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (4.55%) CMS
1 5 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.64%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.82%) Node.js
4 1 (0.91%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.82%) MS Project
3 1 (0.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (10.91%) Magento
2 1 (0.91%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.91%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.91%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.82%) SaaS
2 1 (0.91%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) LAN
1 4 (3.64%) WAN
2 3 (2.73%) VLAN
3 2 (1.82%) DNS
3 2 (1.82%) Firewall
3 2 (1.82%) Internet
3 2 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.91%) DHCP
4 1 (0.91%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.91%) Network Security
4 1 (0.91%) SAN
4 1 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.55%) DB2
2 11 (10.00%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.91%) MySQL
4 1 (0.91%) QlikView
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (13.64%) Selenium
2 13 (11.82%) WebDriver
3 12 (10.91%) Subversion
4 10 (9.09%) PHPUnit
5 5 (4.55%) Appium
5 5 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.55%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.64%) HP UFT
6 4 (3.64%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.73%) JIRA
7 3 (2.73%) Protractor
8 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.91%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.91%) Maven
General
1 14 (12.73%) Finance
2 6 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.55%) Marketing
4 3 (2.73%) Banking
4 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.82%) Billing
6 1 (0.91%) Automotive
6 1 (0.91%) Back Office
6 1 (0.91%) Electronics
6 1 (0.91%) Front Office
6 1 (0.91%) Games
6 1 (0.91%) Legal
6 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (21.82%) Analyst
2 18 (16.36%) Project Manager
3 15 (13.64%) Business Analyst
3 15 (13.64%) Developer
4 13 (11.82%) Automation Tester
4 13 (11.82%) Tester
5 12 (10.91%) Selenium Tester
6 11 (10.00%) Web Tester
7 9 (8.18%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 9 (8.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 9 (8.18%) Retail Business Analyst
8 8 (7.27%) Senior Manager
9 7 (6.36%) HTML CSS Developer
9 7 (6.36%) HTML Developer
9 7 (6.36%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (6.36%) Senior Project Manager
10 6 (5.45%) Architect
10 6 (5.45%) JSP Developer
11 5 (4.55%) Technical Leader
11 5 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.45%) HTML
2 16 (14.55%) XML
3 13 (11.82%) RESTful
4 12 (10.91%) CSS
5 11 (10.00%) Flash
6 10 (9.09%) Ajax
7 7 (6.36%) .NET
7 7 (6.36%) CSS3
7 7 (6.36%) HTML5
7 7 (6.36%) J2EE
7 7 (6.36%) jQuery
7 7 (6.36%) JSON
7 7 (6.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (5.45%) Behat
8 6 (5.45%) LESS
8 6 (5.45%) Sass
9 5 (4.55%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.64%) WCF
11 3 (2.73%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.73%) FMCG
3 2 (1.82%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.82%) User Experience
3 2 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.91%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.91%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.91%) EPoS
4 1 (0.91%) iPad
4 1 (0.91%) iPhone
4 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.91%) RIA
4 1 (0.91%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.64%) Unix
2 5 (4.55%) Windows
3 2 (1.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.91%) AIX
4 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.91%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 23 (20.91%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (14.55%) Project Management
5 15 (13.64%) Automated Testing
6 14 (12.73%) Change Management
6 14 (12.73%) TDD
7 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (11.82%) Test Automation
8 12 (10.91%) Coaching
9 11 (10.00%) BDD
9 11 (10.00%) Document Management
9 11 (10.00%) System Testing
9 11 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 9 (8.18%) Front End Development
11 7 (6.36%) Risk Management
12 6 (5.45%) OO
12 6 (5.45%) Re-Platforming
13 5 (4.55%) API Design
13 5 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 30 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 26 (23.64%) SQL
3 10 (9.09%) PHP
4 9 (8.18%) Java
5 6 (5.45%) C#
6 2 (1.82%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.82%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (1.82%) CCNP
1 2 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.91%) DBS Check
2 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.82%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.91%) Firmware
1 1 (0.91%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 18 (16.36%) JDA
2 7 (6.36%) SAP
3 6 (5.45%) IBM
4 5 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.64%) HP
6 2 (1.82%) Cisco
6 2 (1.82%) F5
6 2 (1.82%) Oracle
6 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.82%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.91%) Apple
7 1 (0.91%) ATG
7 1 (0.91%) Brocade
7 1 (0.91%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.91%) Cognos
7 1 (0.91%) hybris
7 1 (0.91%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.91%) Remedy
7 1 (0.91%) Teradata
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, start 8 Feb
Posted: 2 days ago
Letchworth Garden City
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago