The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 3 4 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Retail 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 20.00% 13.33% -
As % of the General category 27.27% 28.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£379 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £13.87 £6.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +113.38%
Retail
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Home Counties region.

General Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
11 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 73.33% 46.67% 63.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 12
Average daily rate £413 £380 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Home Counties region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Home Counties region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in the Home Counties

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Home Counties region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in the Home Counties

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Home Counties region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 2 (22.22%) Project Management
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
1 2 (22.22%) Spanish Language
1 2 (22.22%) Data Architecture
1 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) PCI QSA
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (22.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Leader
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Database Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Server Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Database Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) iPad
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) AIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
1 2 (22.22%) Data Architecture
1 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PCI QSA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft