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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 11 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Retail 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 14.63% 8.70% -
As % of the General category 40.00% 14.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£700 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.17 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.86% +1.25%
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
15 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 36.59% 60.87% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 3
Average daily rate £413 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Spanish Language
2 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Master Data Management
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) PCI QSA
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
3 1 (7.69%) iPad
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (7.69%) Web Development
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (15.38%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (15.38%) Spanish Language
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Lead Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Leader
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Database Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Database Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Business Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Server Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) EPoS
2 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Data Management
3 1 (7.69%) Logistics
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
3 1 (7.69%) Master Data Management
3 1 (7.69%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (7.69%) Web Development
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) PCI QSA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft