The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Kent region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 28 36 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.17% 1.46% 1.01%
As % of the General category 9.21% 3.88% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £538 £175 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+207.14% -36.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £175 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £175 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
76 129 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 34.39% 37.72% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 61 72
Average daily rate £388 £308 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.01% +46.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 12
Average hourly rate £17.00 £33.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.25% +91.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Retail
South East

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dover - 1 £550 -
Tonbridge - 1 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Retail
South East

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Investment Management
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) iSeries
4 1 (12.50%) RPG IV
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) AS400
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Sun
4 1 (12.50%) BPR
4 1 (12.50%) RPG
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) Sybase

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (12.50%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) AS400
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Investment Management
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) RPG
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Sybase
1 1 (12.50%) Sun
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