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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 11 7 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Retail 50 71 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.36% 12.16% 8.09%
As % of the General category 30.86% 28.74% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 34
Median daily rate £444 £406 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +15.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £350 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £25.54
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -45.17%

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
162 247 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 27.09% 42.29% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 119 109
Median daily rate £425 £425 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £305 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £601 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 10
Median hourly rate £11.33 £30.00 £22.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.23% +30.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.98 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £37.65 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +43.23%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -3 17 £475 +18.75% 6
Welwyn Garden City -1 16 £346 -1.07% 1
Stevenage - 2 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead +2 1 £90 -85.60% 1
Letchworth 0 1 £300 -21.31% 2
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 39 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.33%) E-Commerce
3 26 (21.67%) Java
3 26 (21.67%) Finance
4 20 (16.67%) Project Management
5 18 (15.00%) JIRA
6 15 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 15 (12.50%) BDD
7 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (10.83%) Scrum
9 12 (10.00%) SQL
9 12 (10.00%) Jenkins
9 12 (10.00%) DevOps
9 12 (10.00%) User Experience
10 11 (9.17%) ATDD
10 11 (9.17%) HTML
10 11 (9.17%) Change Management
10 11 (9.17%) TDD
10 11 (9.17%) Maven
10 11 (9.17%) QA
11 10 (8.33%) Supplier Management
11 10 (8.33%) Oracle
11 10 (8.33%) PRINCE2
11 10 (8.33%) Puppet
11 10 (8.33%) SDLC
12 9 (7.50%) Time Management
12 9 (7.50%) Kanban
12 9 (7.50%) Ansible
12 9 (7.50%) Opscode Chef

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 8 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.17%) Confluence
2 5 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.50%) CMS
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.83%) Apache
5 1 (0.83%) IIS
5 1 (0.83%) JBoss
5 1 (0.83%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (5.00%) MS Office
2 4 (3.33%) MS Project
3 3 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Magento
1 4 (3.33%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.83%) Endur
2 1 (0.83%) Findur
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.83%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.50%) Office 365
3 2 (1.67%) GitHub
3 2 (1.67%) PaaS
3 2 (1.67%) Trello
4 1 (0.83%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) Internet
1 4 (3.33%) LAN
1 4 (3.33%) WAN
2 3 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (2.50%) DNS
2 3 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (2.50%) MPLS
2 3 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.67%) BIG-IP
3 2 (1.67%) Firewall
3 2 (1.67%) SMS
4 1 (0.83%) DWDM
4 1 (0.83%) SSL
4 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.83%) Telepresence
4 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.83%) VoIP
4 1 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.33%) Big Data
1 4 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (3.33%) DB2
1 4 (3.33%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (1.67%) MySQL
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.83%) DataStage
3 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (15.00%) JIRA
2 15 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 12 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 11 (9.17%) Maven
5 8 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.67%) Selenium
5 8 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 8 (6.67%) WebDriver
6 7 (5.83%) Ant
6 7 (5.83%) Gradle
7 4 (3.33%) Appium
7 4 (3.33%) JBehave
7 4 (3.33%) JMeter
7 4 (3.33%) JUnit
7 4 (3.33%) NUnit
8 3 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.50%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.50%) Robot Framework
8 3 (2.50%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.83%) PROIV
General
1 26 (21.67%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.67%) Banking
3 2 (1.67%) Front Office
3 2 (1.67%) Legal
3 2 (1.67%) Marketing
3 2 (1.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (19.17%) Analyst
2 20 (16.67%) Developer
3 19 (15.83%) Project Manager
4 16 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 10 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 9 (7.50%) Consultant
6 9 (7.50%) Tester
7 8 (6.67%) Automation Tester
7 8 (6.67%) Designer
7 8 (6.67%) Programme Manager
8 7 (5.83%) UX Designer
9 6 (5.00%) E-Commerce Manager
9 6 (5.00%) E-Commerce Programme Manager
9 6 (5.00%) IT Manager
9 6 (5.00%) Retail Business Analyst
10 5 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
11 4 (3.33%) Business Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.33%) Oracle Consultant
11 4 (3.33%) Process Analyst
11 4 (3.33%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.17%) HTML
2 8 (6.67%) Gherkin
2 8 (6.67%) Web Services
3 7 (5.83%) .NET
3 7 (5.83%) CSS
3 7 (5.83%) RESTful
3 7 (5.83%) Spring
4 5 (4.17%) J2EE
4 5 (4.17%) XML
5 3 (2.50%) CSS3
5 3 (2.50%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.50%) HTML5
5 3 (2.50%) Middleware
6 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.67%) Django
6 2 (1.67%) jQuery
6 2 (1.67%) Node.js
7 1 (0.83%) JSP
7 1 (0.83%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.83%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.00%) User Experience
3 7 (5.83%) Algorithms
3 7 (5.83%) Data Structures
3 7 (5.83%) EPoS
4 6 (5.00%) FMCG
5 5 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.33%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.67%) iPad
8 2 (1.67%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) Blog
9 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.83%) Clustering
9 1 (0.83%) Pricing Data
9 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.83%) RIA
9 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.33%) Unix
2 2 (1.67%) Windows
3 1 (0.83%) Android
3 1 (0.83%) Linux
3 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.33%) E-Commerce
3 20 (16.67%) Project Management
4 15 (12.50%) BDD
5 13 (10.83%) Scrum
6 12 (10.00%) DevOps
7 11 (9.17%) ATDD
7 11 (9.17%) Change Management
7 11 (9.17%) TDD
8 10 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 10 (8.33%) SDLC
8 10 (8.33%) Supplier Management
9 9 (7.50%) Kanban
9 9 (7.50%) Test Scripting
9 9 (7.50%) Time Management
10 8 (6.67%) OO
10 8 (6.67%) Open Source
11 7 (5.83%) OOD
11 7 (5.83%) Risk Management
11 7 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.67%) Java
2 12 (10.00%) SQL
3 9 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.00%) C#
5 5 (4.17%) Clojure
5 5 (4.17%) Go
5 5 (4.17%) Python
5 5 (4.17%) Rust
6 3 (2.50%) Scala
7 2 (1.67%) F#
8 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.83%) C
8 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.83%) Perl
8 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (3.33%) Degree
1 4 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.67%) CEH
2 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.67%) CISSP
2 2 (1.67%) CREST Certified
2 2 (1.67%) OSCP
2 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.83%) APMG
3 1 (0.83%) CCIE
3 1 (0.83%) CCNP
3 1 (0.83%) ISEB
3 1 (0.83%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.17%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.67%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (8.33%) Puppet
2 9 (7.50%) Ansible
2 9 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.67%) Terraform
4 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.83%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (8.33%) Oracle
2 6 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.17%) Atlassian
3 5 (4.17%) IBM
3 5 (4.17%) Omniture
4 4 (3.33%) CheckPoint
4 4 (3.33%) hybris
4 4 (3.33%) Optimizely
5 3 (2.50%) Blue Coat
5 3 (2.50%) Cisco
5 3 (2.50%) F5
5 3 (2.50%) NGA Human Resources
5 3 (2.50%) SAP
5 3 (2.50%) Splunk
6 2 (1.67%) New Relic
7 1 (0.83%) Citrix
7 1 (0.83%) HP
7 1 (0.83%) JDA
7 1 (0.83%) Sun
7 1 (0.83%) Workday