The first 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 1 August 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 Home Counties 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 5 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Retail 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 29.63% 3.70% 3.23%
As % of the General category 61.54% 7.14% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£650 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-49.49% +37.50%
General Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
13 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 48.15% 51.85% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 8
Average daily rate £425 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -16.66%
Retail
South East

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 1 (9.09%) Web Development
3 1 (9.09%) Spanish Language
3 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) PCI QSA
3 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SaaS
3 1 (9.09%) iPad
3 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
3 1 (9.09%) Master Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) Logistics
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (18.18%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (9.09%) Spanish Language
1 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Leader
3 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Architect
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Architect
4 1 (9.09%) EPoS Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Payments Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Database Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Server Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Database Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
1 1 (9.09%) iPad
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 1 (9.09%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Web Development
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
3 1 (9.09%) Master Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Logistics
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) PCI QSA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle