The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 59 35 37
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 41 53 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.02% 4.35% 4.52%
As % of the General category 11.58% 15.92% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 44 21
Average daily rate
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£407 £378 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.68% +4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £465 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-41.26% +40.00%
Retail
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

General Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
354 333 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 26.09% 27.36% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 234 108
Average daily rate £375 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £465 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 30 (37.50%) Finance
2 25 (31.25%) Project Management
2 25 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (26.25%) Banking
4 13 (16.25%) SQL
5 12 (15.00%) E-Commerce
6 11 (13.75%) Retail Banking
7 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (12.50%) SAS
8 9 (11.25%) IBM
8 9 (11.25%) PRINCE2
9 8 (10.00%) Oracle
9 8 (10.00%) MS Excel
10 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
10 7 (8.75%) Risk Management
11 6 (7.50%) SAP
11 6 (7.50%) Supplier Management
12 5 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (6.25%) TippingPoint
12 5 (6.25%) Business Analysis
12 5 (6.25%) Network Design
12 5 (6.25%) Logistics
12 5 (6.25%) F5
12 5 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (6.25%) DMVPN
12 5 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
12 5 (6.25%) CCNP

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 10 (12.50%) SAS
2 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.25%) JBoss
3 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Project
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.25%) Magento
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Retail
1 1 (1.25%) Unica
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (6.25%) DMVPN
1 5 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 5 (6.25%) DMZ
1 5 (6.25%) WLAN
1 5 (6.25%) BGP
1 5 (6.25%) EIGRP
2 1 (1.25%) Internet
2 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (3.75%) OLAP Cube
3 3 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.75%) OLAP
3 3 (3.75%) MySQL
4 2 (2.50%) DB2
4 2 (2.50%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.50%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.25%) MS Access
5 1 (1.25%) QualityStage
5 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) AccuRev
1 1 (1.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 30 (37.50%) Finance
2 21 (26.25%) Banking
3 11 (13.75%) Retail Banking
4 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.50%) Billing
6 1 (1.25%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) Legal
6 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Analyst
2 13 (16.25%) Developer
3 11 (13.75%) Project Manager
4 10 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Programme Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Portfolio Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Design Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Implementation Manager
7 4 (5.00%) SAS Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) SAS Data Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Software Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Software Asset Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (3.75%) SAS Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Data Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) Ruby on Rails
1 3 (3.75%) HTML
1 3 (3.75%) CSS
2 2 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) Ajax
3 1 (1.25%) WCF
3 1 (1.25%) MDX
3 1 (1.25%) CSS3
3 1 (1.25%) Sass
3 1 (1.25%) LESS
3 1 (1.25%) HTML5
3 1 (1.25%) .NET
3 1 (1.25%) Swing
3 1 (1.25%) XML
3 1 (1.25%) JDBC
3 1 (1.25%) JSP
3 1 (1.25%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.50%) EPoS
2 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.50%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.25%) Statistics
3 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.25%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.25%) IVR
3 1 (1.25%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.50%) Windows
1 2 (2.50%) Linux
2 1 (1.25%) AIX
2 1 (1.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.25%) Project Management
1 25 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (15.00%) E-Commerce
3 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.25%) PRINCE2
5 7 (8.75%) Risk Management
6 6 (7.50%) Supplier Management
7 5 (6.25%) Business Analysis
7 5 (6.25%) Network Design
7 5 (6.25%) Logistics
7 5 (6.25%) Asset Management
7 5 (6.25%) Programme Management
8 4 (5.00%) Validation
8 4 (5.00%) Migration
8 4 (5.00%) Change Management
8 4 (5.00%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.75%) Strategic Planning
9 3 (3.75%) ERD
9 3 (3.75%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) SQL
2 5 (6.25%) Lisp
3 3 (3.75%) Ruby
3 3 (3.75%) VBA
3 3 (3.75%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.50%) Java
4 2 (2.50%) C
5 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (1.25%) C++
5 1 (1.25%) Perl
5 1 (1.25%) PHP
5 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.25%) CCNP
1 5 (6.25%) CCDP
1 5 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.75%) ISEB
2 3 (3.75%) PMP
2 3 (3.75%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.25%) QA
1 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.25%) Basel II
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (6.25%) OPNET
2 3 (3.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) IBM
2 8 (10.00%) Oracle
3 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.50%) SAP
5 5 (6.25%) TippingPoint
5 5 (6.25%) F5
5 5 (6.25%) HP
5 5 (6.25%) Motorola
5 5 (6.25%) BMC
5 5 (6.25%) Cisco
5 5 (6.25%) Blue Coat
6 3 (3.75%) Teradata
6 3 (3.75%) VMware
7 1 (1.25%) NetSuite
7 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.25%) Business Objects