The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 29 35 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Retail 9 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.14% 0.75% 5.07%
As % of the General category 11.11% 2.74% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 12
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£400 - £413
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £6.19
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 Kent region.

General Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
81 73 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 28.22% 27.44% 42.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 44 64
Average daily rate £338 £406 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £324 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £525 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 35
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.63 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.50% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.33 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £15.93 £34.60
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 Kent

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

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

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dover - 2 £488 -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Dartford - - - - 1
Retail
South East

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 9 (56.25%) E-Commerce
2 4 (25.00%) CRM
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Games
2 4 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) ERP
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) DTV
4 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (12.50%) Electronics
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (12.50%) Marketing
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) SCOM
5 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
1 4 (25.00%) Games
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 8 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Business Manager
5 1 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Manager
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) DTV
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) E-Commerce
2 4 (25.00%) CRM
2 4 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) ERP
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Dependency Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) VMware