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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank - 1 7
Contract jobs citing Retail 0 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties - 38.89% 9.09%
As % of the General category - 87.50% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £650 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +160.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-46.77% +12.72%
Retail
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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
8 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 40.00% 44.44% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Average daily rate £700 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
- -3.05%

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
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 11 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft