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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 22 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 49 140 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.70% 18.42% 23.27%
As % of the General category 23.33% 43.08% 47.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 65 76
Average daily rate
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£390 £413 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £360 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £389
% change year-on-year
- +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-17.77% -
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
210 325 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 33.02% 42.76% 48.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 158 144
Average daily rate £380 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £240 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 12
Average hourly rate £34.00 £21.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% +25.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £21.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 22 £358 -10.62% 6
Welwyn Garden City -1 7 £275 -37.14% 2
Hemel Hempstead +3 1 £425 - 3
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 30 (28.85%) Oracle
2 22 (21.15%) HTML
2 22 (21.15%) E-Commerce
3 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (17.31%) Windows
4 18 (17.31%) Project Management
5 17 (16.35%) SQL Server
6 14 (13.46%) SQL
7 13 (12.50%) Finance
7 13 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (11.54%) Telecoms
8 12 (11.54%) .NET
9 11 (10.58%) CSS
9 11 (10.58%) C#
9 11 (10.58%) JDA
10 10 (9.62%) Linux
10 10 (9.62%) Business Analysis
11 9 (8.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (8.65%) HTML5
11 9 (8.65%) Java
11 9 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (8.65%) Change Management
11 9 (8.65%) Management Information System
12 8 (7.69%) JavaScript
12 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET
12 8 (7.69%) QA
12 8 (7.69%) Selenium
12 8 (7.69%) Oracle Retail
12 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (6.73%) WPF

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.96%) Node.js
3 1 (0.96%) Confluence
3 1 (0.96%) Lync
3 1 (0.96%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Photoshop
1 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.96%) MS Project
3 1 (0.96%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (7.69%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (5.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (3.85%) Magento
4 2 (1.92%) SAP Retail
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) OpenShift
1 1 (0.96%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) MPLS
1 6 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (5.77%) VPN
2 2 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (0.96%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.96%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.96%) LAN
3 1 (0.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) DB2
3 4 (3.85%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.88%) Couchbase
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.88%) MySQL
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.96%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (7.69%) Selenium
2 7 (6.73%) WebDriver
3 6 (5.77%) Subversion
4 4 (3.85%) Axure RP
4 4 (3.85%) PHPUnit
5 3 (2.88%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.92%) JIRA
7 1 (0.96%) Calabash
7 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.96%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.96%) Appium
7 1 (0.96%) NUnit
7 1 (0.96%) TestNG
7 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.96%) Hudson
7 1 (0.96%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.96%) JUnit
General
1 13 (12.50%) Finance
2 12 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.81%) Marketing
4 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Banking
5 1 (0.96%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.96%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 31 (29.81%) Analyst
2 23 (22.12%) Business Analyst
3 15 (14.42%) Project Manager
4 12 (11.54%) Architect
5 11 (10.58%) Developer
6 8 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.73%) Programme Manager
8 6 (5.77%) Tester
8 6 (5.77%) Data Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (4.81%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Manager
9 5 (4.81%) Consultant
10 4 (3.85%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (3.85%) Firmware Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Designer
10 4 (3.85%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.15%) HTML
2 12 (11.54%) .NET
3 11 (10.58%) CSS
4 9 (8.65%) HTML5
5 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 7 (6.73%) WPF
6 7 (6.73%) XML
7 5 (4.81%) WCF
7 5 (4.81%) ADO.NET
8 4 (3.85%) Flash
8 4 (3.85%) RESTful
9 3 (2.88%) Ajax
9 3 (2.88%) jQuery
9 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.88%) REST
9 3 (2.88%) CSS3
9 3 (2.88%) J2EE
9 3 (2.88%) SOAP
10 2 (1.92%) JSON
10 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.81%) User Experience
4 4 (3.85%) Kindle
4 4 (3.85%) FMCG
5 2 (1.92%) EPoS
5 2 (1.92%) PMI
6 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.96%) BYOD
6 1 (0.96%) RIA
6 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.96%) Social Media
6 1 (0.96%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.31%) Windows
2 10 (9.62%) Linux
3 7 (6.73%) UNIX
4 2 (1.92%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.96%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.96%) HPUX
5 1 (0.96%) Solaris
5 1 (0.96%) SUSE
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.15%) E-Commerce
2 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (17.31%) Project Management
4 13 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (9.62%) Business Analysis
6 9 (8.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (8.65%) Change Management
7 7 (6.73%) Waterfall
7 7 (6.73%) Test Automation
7 7 (6.73%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.77%) Data Modelling
8 6 (5.77%) Time Management
8 6 (5.77%) Analytics
9 5 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.81%) Coaching
9 5 (4.81%) Document Management
9 5 (4.81%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.81%) Logistics
9 5 (4.81%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.46%) SQL
2 11 (10.58%) C#
3 9 (8.65%) Java
4 8 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.85%) PHP
6 2 (1.92%) XPath
7 1 (0.96%) Korn
7 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.96%) Python
7 1 (0.96%) Perl
7 1 (0.96%) C
7 1 (0.96%) VBScript
7 1 (0.96%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (3.85%) Degree
2 3 (2.88%) ISEB
2 3 (2.88%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.96%) PMP
3 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.69%) QA
2 4 (3.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (6.73%) Firmware
2 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.96%) NFS
2 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.96%) Puppet
1 1 (0.96%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 30 (28.85%) Oracle
2 11 (10.58%) JDA
3 6 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.85%) SAP
5 2 (1.92%) Retek
5 2 (1.92%) Teradata
5 2 (1.92%) Cognos
5 2 (1.92%) Adobe
5 2 (1.92%) IBM
6 1 (0.96%) Google
6 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.96%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.96%) Tableau
6 1 (0.96%) Cisco
6 1 (0.96%) Sun
6 1 (0.96%) HP
6 1 (0.96%) Citrix
6 1 (0.96%) VMware
6 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.96%) NetApp
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