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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 4 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 18.18% 18.18% 7.14%
As % of the General category 50.00% 40.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £463 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £26.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-46.15% +77.05%
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
4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 36.36% 45.45% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate £1,250 £413 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+203.03% -13.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% +16.27%

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 4 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Head of Test
1 1 (50.00%) Head of Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Programme Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Technical Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle