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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 41 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.66% 2.01% 1.40%
As % of the General category 2.70% 5.56% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£500 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £396
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £12.96 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.31% -57.50%
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
74 108 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 24.34% 36.24% 34.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 75 53
Average daily rate £350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £35.05 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.92% +16.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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
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 31 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Sittingbourne - 1 £500 -
Retail
South East

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (50.00%) Information Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (50.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (50.00%) Master Data Management
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Sybase
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) RUP
2 1 (50.00%) DSDM
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Rational Rose

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Rose
1 1 (50.00%) PowerDesigner
1 1 (50.00%) ERwin
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) RUP
1 1 (50.00%) DSDM
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
1 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (50.00%) Information Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Cleansing
1 1 (50.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (50.00%) Master Data Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Sybase
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Informatica