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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 6 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 94 59 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.38% 7.85% 10.53%
As % of the General category 32.98% 21.38% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 24 40
Median daily rate £438 £418 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £150 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.13 £17.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-23.91% +43.75%
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
285 276 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 37.55% 36.70% 45.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 112 199
Median daily rate £378 £445 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.16% +12.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £36.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Welwyn Garden City +4 32 £450 - 4
Watford -2 27 £425 +36.00% 3
Stevenage +8 3 £500 - 1
Hertford - 2 - - 2
Rickmansworth - 2 £285 -
Harpenden - 1 £675 -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 59 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (28.19%) SQL
3 38 (20.21%) Java
4 32 (17.02%) Finance
5 26 (13.83%) JIRA
6 25 (13.30%) Git (software)
6 25 (13.30%) E-Commerce
7 24 (12.77%) JavaScript
8 23 (12.23%) Oracle
8 23 (12.23%) QA
9 22 (11.70%) HTML
10 20 (10.64%) SQL Server
11 19 (10.11%) SDLC
12 18 (9.57%) MATLAB
12 18 (9.57%) Teradata
12 18 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (8.51%) PHP
14 16 (8.51%) .NET
14 16 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (7.98%) Confluence
15 15 (7.98%) RESTful
15 15 (7.98%) Algorithms
16 14 (7.45%) C#
16 14 (7.45%) Software Engineering
17 13 (6.91%) Scrum
17 13 (6.91%) CSS
17 13 (6.91%) Web Services
17 13 (6.91%) XML

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 15 (7.98%) Confluence
2 8 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.66%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.13%) Apache
4 4 (2.13%) CMS
4 4 (2.13%) NServiceBus
4 4 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.60%) IIS
5 3 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.06%) JBoss
6 2 (1.06%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.53%) Drupal
7 1 (0.53%) SAS
7 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.19%) MS Office
3 5 (2.66%) MS Project
4 2 (1.06%) 3ds Max
4 2 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.06%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.26%) Magento
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.06%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.53%) HFM
4 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.60%) Office 365
4 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.06%) IaaS
4 2 (1.06%) PaaS
4 2 (1.06%) SaaS
5 1 (0.53%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.53%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.66%) Network Security
2 4 (2.13%) DNS
2 4 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (2.13%) Firewall
2 4 (2.13%) WAN
3 3 (1.60%) ATM
3 3 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (1.60%) Internet
3 3 (1.60%) LAN
3 3 (1.60%) MPLS
3 3 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.06%) BGP
4 2 (1.06%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.06%) EIGRP
4 2 (1.06%) FCoE
4 2 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (1.06%) OSPF
4 2 (1.06%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.85%) DB2
3 9 (4.79%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.72%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.19%) MySQL
5 6 (3.19%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.66%) DbVisualizer
7 4 (2.13%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.60%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.53%) Big Data
10 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.53%) DataStage
10 1 (0.53%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.53%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 26 (13.83%) JIRA
2 25 (13.30%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.91%) Selenium
4 12 (6.38%) WebDriver
5 11 (5.85%) Jenkins
6 10 (5.32%) Cucumber
7 9 (4.79%) Zephyr
8 8 (4.26%) JMeter
8 8 (4.26%) Maven
8 8 (4.26%) SoapUI
9 7 (3.72%) Appium
9 7 (3.72%) Subversion
10 5 (2.66%) Ant
10 5 (2.66%) NUnit
11 4 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (2.13%) Gradle
11 4 (2.13%) JBehave
11 4 (2.13%) JUnit
11 4 (2.13%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (17.02%) Finance
2 6 (3.19%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.60%) Banking
3 3 (1.60%) Billing
3 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.06%) Legal
4 2 (1.06%) Marketing
4 2 (1.06%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (25.53%) Analyst
2 31 (16.49%) Developer
3 25 (13.30%) Project Manager
4 19 (10.11%) Business Analyst
5 14 (7.45%) Java Developer
6 12 (6.38%) Automation Tester
6 12 (6.38%) Tester
7 11 (5.85%) Data Analyst
8 9 (4.79%) Architect
8 9 (4.79%) Consultant
8 9 (4.79%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.26%) Retail Business Analyst
9 8 (4.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 8 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
10 7 (3.72%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.72%) Software Engineer
11 6 (3.19%) MATLAB Engineer
11 6 (3.19%) SQL Analyst
12 5 (2.66%) Java Automation Tester
12 5 (2.66%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.70%) HTML
2 16 (8.51%) .NET
3 15 (7.98%) RESTful
4 13 (6.91%) CSS
4 13 (6.91%) Web Services
4 13 (6.91%) XML
5 11 (5.85%) Spring
6 10 (5.32%) J2EE
7 9 (4.79%) Gherkin
8 8 (4.26%) jQuery
9 7 (3.72%) .NET Framework
9 7 (3.72%) AngularJS
10 6 (3.19%) ASP.NET
10 6 (3.19%) Entity Framework
10 6 (3.19%) React
11 5 (2.66%) Hibernate
11 5 (2.66%) Node.js
12 4 (2.13%) LESS
12 4 (2.13%) Sass
12 4 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.98%) Algorithms
3 10 (5.32%) EPoS
4 8 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.26%) User Experience
5 7 (3.72%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.66%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.66%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.13%) FMCG
8 3 (1.60%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.60%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.60%) RIA
8 3 (1.60%) Statistics
8 3 (1.60%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.06%) Copywriting
9 2 (1.06%) Graphic Design
9 2 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.53%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.26%) Unix
2 7 (3.72%) Windows
3 3 (1.60%) Linux
4 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.06%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (13.30%) E-Commerce
3 19 (10.11%) SDLC
4 17 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (7.45%) Software Engineering
7 13 (6.91%) BDD
7 13 (6.91%) Scrum
7 13 (6.91%) Test Scripting
8 12 (6.38%) TDD
9 11 (5.85%) Automated Testing
9 11 (5.85%) Project Management
10 10 (5.32%) CRM
10 10 (5.32%) DevOps
11 9 (4.79%) Analytics
11 9 (4.79%) ATDD
11 9 (4.79%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (4.79%) Supplier Management
11 9 (4.79%) Test Automation
11 9 (4.79%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 53 (28.19%) SQL
2 38 (20.21%) Java
3 24 (12.77%) JavaScript
4 18 (9.57%) MATLAB
5 16 (8.51%) PHP
6 14 (7.45%) C#
7 13 (6.91%) Python
8 8 (4.26%) Ruby
9 6 (3.19%) VBA
10 5 (2.66%) Clojure
10 5 (2.66%) R
11 4 (2.13%) Go
11 4 (2.13%) Rust
12 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.53%) C
13 1 (0.53%) C++
13 1 (0.53%) Groovy
13 1 (0.53%) Perl
13 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (2.13%) Degree
3 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.06%) ISEB
3 2 (1.06%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.53%) ACCA
4 1 (0.53%) CCIE
4 1 (0.53%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.23%) QA
2 5 (2.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.53%) Docker
3 1 (0.53%) RACF
3 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.19%) Puppet
2 5 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.13%) Ansible
3 4 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.13%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (1.06%) SCCM
4 2 (1.06%) SCOM
5 1 (0.53%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (12.23%) Oracle
2 18 (9.57%) Teradata
3 12 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.79%) IBM
4 9 (4.79%) JDA
5 8 (4.26%) hybris
6 7 (3.72%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.66%) Atlassian
7 5 (2.66%) Cisco
7 5 (2.66%) Citrix
7 5 (2.66%) F5
7 5 (2.66%) HP
7 5 (2.66%) VMware
8 4 (2.13%) Blue Coat
9 3 (1.60%) NGA Human Resources
9 3 (1.60%) RedPrairie
9 3 (1.60%) Splunk
10 2 (1.06%) Adobe
10 2 (1.06%) Cyber-Ark
10 2 (1.06%) Red Hat