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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 47 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
-19 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 15 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.19% 3.29% 3.52%
As % of the General category 8.20% 11.11% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Average daily rate £274 £450 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.16% -16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £434 £508
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.13 £20.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-34.37% -23.80%
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
183 72 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 38.94% 29.63% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 40 54
Average daily rate £413 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £300 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £170.00 £37.62 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+351.88% +121.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
Tunbridge Wells -7 3 £210 -51.16%
Stansted - 3 - -
Tonbridge - 2 £210 -
Retail
South East

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) C#
2 6 (31.58%) .NET
3 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
3 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) Banking
4 4 (21.05%) Investment Management
5 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.79%) SDLC
5 3 (15.79%) Fund Management
5 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
5 3 (15.79%) Vectorworks
5 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (15.79%) CINEMA 4D
5 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
5 3 (15.79%) WCF
5 3 (15.79%) Wealth Management
5 3 (15.79%) Adobe
5 3 (15.79%) CRM
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
5 3 (15.79%) PHP
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Legal
5 3 (15.79%) Service Management
5 3 (15.79%) MVC
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) Java
6 2 (10.53%) EPoS

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (15.79%) CINEMA 4D
1 3 (15.79%) Vectorworks
2 1 (5.26%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Magento
2 1 (5.26%) BigMachines
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) Axure RP
2 1 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle APEX
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Legal
3 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Designer
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) 3D Designer
3 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C# WCF Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Software Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Technology Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) WCF Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Field Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Magento Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) WCF
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.26%) LINQ
3 1 (5.26%) Mason
3 1 (5.26%) Visualforce
3 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) EPoS
2 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
1 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (21.05%) Investment Management
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) CRM
3 3 (15.79%) Fund Management
3 3 (15.79%) MVC
3 3 (15.79%) SDLC
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
3 3 (15.79%) Wealth Management
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Web Development
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) ERP
5 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
5 1 (5.26%) MODAF
5 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.26%) Usability Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) PHP
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) Apex Code
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Adobe
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.26%) Siebel