The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 7 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Retail 73 121 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.81% 19.93% 13.33%
As % of the General category 23.70% 48.40% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 61 73
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £238 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-49.49% +37.50%
General Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
308 250 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 45.63% 41.19% 44.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 123 185
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 18
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.65 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Retail
East of England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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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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 -1 34 £398 -0.62% 12
Welwyn Garden City -3 5 £375 -44.44% 3
Hemel Hempstead -1 4 £400 - 1
Letchworth - 1 £325 - 2
Stevenage - 1 - - 2
Cheshunt - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 111 (53.37%) E-Commerce
2 72 (34.62%) Finance
3 59 (28.37%) Manufacturing
4 51 (24.52%) Project Management
5 46 (22.12%) SQL
6 44 (21.15%) HTML
7 42 (20.19%) Java
7 42 (20.19%) JavaScript
8 37 (17.79%) IBM
9 35 (16.83%) Oracle
10 31 (14.90%) J2EE
10 31 (14.90%) CSS
10 31 (14.90%) WebSphere
11 27 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (12.50%) UNIX
13 23 (11.06%) OO
14 22 (10.58%) XML
15 21 (10.10%) DB2
15 21 (10.10%) MQSeries
15 21 (10.10%) Time Management
16 20 (9.62%) XHTML
16 20 (9.62%) JSP
17 19 (9.13%) ITIL
17 19 (9.13%) HP
17 19 (9.13%) Degree
18 18 (8.65%) Change Management
18 18 (8.65%) HTML5
19 17 (8.17%) Linux
20 16 (7.69%) Ajax
20 16 (7.69%) Analytics

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 31 (14.90%) WebSphere
2 21 (10.10%) MQSeries
3 11 (5.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (5.29%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.37%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (2.88%) Adobe CQ
5 6 (2.88%) IIS
6 3 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.44%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.96%) Apache
7 2 (0.96%) CMS
8 1 (0.48%) SAS
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.48%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (6.25%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.40%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (2.40%) OmniGraffle
3 4 (1.92%) MS Office
4 2 (0.96%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.96%) MS Project
5 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.92%) Tridion
2 3 (1.44%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.48%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.48%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.48%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.48%) Office 365
1 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.77%) HTTP
2 10 (4.81%) Internet
3 4 (1.92%) DHCP
3 4 (1.92%) DNS
4 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.44%) RFID
5 2 (0.96%) Extranet
5 2 (0.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.10%) DB2
2 10 (4.81%) MySQL
3 9 (4.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.33%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.37%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (3.37%) DbVisualizer
5 7 (3.37%) Oracle ODI
5 7 (3.37%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.96%) QlikView
9 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.96%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.48%) OLTP
10 1 (0.48%) DTS
10 1 (0.48%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (5.77%) Ant
2 11 (5.29%) Eclipse
3 10 (4.81%) JUnit
3 10 (4.81%) Subversion
4 8 (3.85%) Log4j
5 7 (3.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.88%) LoadRunner
6 6 (2.88%) Maven
7 4 (1.92%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 4 (1.92%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.96%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.96%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.48%) ERwin
9 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.48%) Grunt
9 1 (0.48%) Yeoman
9 1 (0.48%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.48%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.48%) JIRA
General
1 72 (34.62%) Finance
2 59 (28.37%) Manufacturing
3 11 (5.29%) Marketing
4 8 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.44%) Publishing
6 2 (0.96%) Games
6 2 (0.96%) Banking
6 2 (0.96%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Automotive
7 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 51 (24.52%) Analyst
2 44 (21.15%) Business Analyst
3 42 (20.19%) Developer
4 38 (18.27%) Project Manager
5 18 (8.65%) Architect
6 14 (6.73%) Consultant
6 14 (6.73%) Front-End Developer
7 9 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (3.85%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
9 7 (3.37%) Delivery Project Manager
9 7 (3.37%) Tester
9 7 (3.37%) Agile Project Manager
9 7 (3.37%) Agile Business Analyst
10 6 (2.88%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (2.88%) Designer
10 6 (2.88%) UI Developer
10 6 (2.88%) Technical Delivery Manager
10 6 (2.88%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (21.15%) HTML
2 31 (14.90%) J2EE
2 31 (14.90%) CSS
3 22 (10.58%) XML
4 20 (9.62%) XHTML
4 20 (9.62%) JSP
5 18 (8.65%) HTML5
6 16 (7.69%) Ajax
7 15 (7.21%) CSS3
8 13 (6.25%) jQuery
9 10 (4.81%) Flash
10 9 (4.33%) Servlets
10 9 (4.33%) SOAP
10 9 (4.33%) JSTL
10 9 (4.33%) JSON
11 8 (3.85%) XMLBeans
11 8 (3.85%) Struts
11 8 (3.85%) .NET
11 8 (3.85%) JMS
11 8 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.73%) EPoS
2 13 (6.25%) W3C
3 8 (3.85%) Web 2.0
4 7 (3.37%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.44%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.44%) FMCG
6 3 (1.44%) iPhone
7 2 (0.96%) Open Source
7 2 (0.96%) RIA
8 1 (0.48%) Social Media
8 1 (0.48%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.48%) Statistics
8 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.48%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.50%) UNIX
2 17 (8.17%) Linux
3 11 (5.29%) Windows
4 8 (3.85%) HPUX
4 8 (3.85%) Solaris
5 7 (3.37%) AIX
6 6 (2.88%) SUSE
6 6 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (53.37%) E-Commerce
2 51 (24.52%) Project Management
3 27 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (11.06%) OO
5 21 (10.10%) Time Management
6 19 (9.13%) ITIL
7 18 (8.65%) Change Management
8 16 (7.69%) Analytics
9 15 (7.21%) PRINCE2
10 12 (5.77%) Scrum
10 12 (5.77%) Web Development
10 12 (5.77%) Service Delivery
11 11 (5.29%) Content Management
11 11 (5.29%) CRM
12 10 (4.81%) SEO
13 9 (4.33%) Web Design
13 9 (4.33%) MVC
13 9 (4.33%) Change Control
13 9 (4.33%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (4.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (22.12%) SQL
2 42 (20.19%) Java
2 42 (20.19%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.85%) XPath
4 6 (2.88%) C#
5 4 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.92%) Perl
6 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.96%) PHP
8 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.48%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (9.13%) Degree
2 9 (4.33%) ISEB
2 9 (4.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.92%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.96%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.48%) PCI QSA
6 1 (0.48%) CISM
6 1 (0.48%) CISSP
6 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.37%) QA
2 5 (2.40%) SLA
3 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) GAAP
4 1 (0.48%) WAI
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.44%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 37 (17.79%) IBM
2 35 (16.83%) Oracle
3 19 (9.13%) HP
4 11 (5.29%) Adobe
4 11 (5.29%) ATG
5 10 (4.81%) Sun
6 8 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.85%) Interwoven
7 7 (3.37%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.88%) Dell
9 4 (1.92%) Retalix
9 4 (1.92%) Elastic Path
9 4 (1.92%) Blue Martini
10 3 (1.44%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.44%) Remedy
10 3 (1.44%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.44%) SAP
11 2 (0.96%) Apple
11 2 (0.96%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.96%) Twitter
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