The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 12 1 12
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing Retail 17 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 10.43% 25.71% 8.33%
As % of the General category 39.53% 60.00% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 7
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£438 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £233 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £650 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +19.23%
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 Luton region.

General Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
43 45 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 26.38% 42.86% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 38 17
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £233 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+24.70% -15.00%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Luton region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 32 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (29.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
5 10 (15.63%) Finance
6 9 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (12.50%) C#
7 8 (12.50%) .NET
7 8 (12.50%) Change Management
7 8 (12.50%) CMS
7 8 (12.50%) Scrum
7 8 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (12.50%) Sitecore
8 7 (10.94%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
8 7 (10.94%) Java
8 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
8 7 (10.94%) SOA
9 6 (9.38%) IIS
9 6 (9.38%) Project Management
9 6 (9.38%) FMCG
9 6 (9.38%) SCCM
9 6 (9.38%) SCOM
10 5 (7.81%) Business Analysis
10 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
10 5 (7.81%) Windows
10 5 (7.81%) Oracle
10 5 (7.81%) DHCP
10 5 (7.81%) FTP

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 8 (12.50%) CMS
1 8 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (9.38%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Agresso
2 1 (1.56%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) DHCP
1 5 (7.81%) FTP
1 5 (7.81%) DNS
2 3 (4.69%) Internet
3 1 (1.56%) Firewall
3 1 (1.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.56%) Data Mart
1 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) JIRA
2 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.56%) FinalBuilder
2 1 (1.56%) Log4Net
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Online Betting
3 1 (1.56%) Publishing
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Business Analyst
1 18 (28.13%) Analyst
2 13 (20.31%) Project Manager
3 11 (17.19%) Architect
4 7 (10.94%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Development Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Senior Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Web Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Digital Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Senior Digital Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Digital Architect
7 2 (3.13%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 2 (3.13%) Supply Chain Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (4.69%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.56%) HTML
4 1 (1.56%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.56%) Middleware
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) FMCG
2 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Tandem
4 1 (1.56%) EPoS
4 1 (1.56%) EMV
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Solaris
2 1 (1.56%) Linux
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (29.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (12.50%) Change Management
5 8 (12.50%) Scrum
5 8 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (10.94%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (10.94%) SOA
7 6 (9.38%) Project Management
8 5 (7.81%) Business Analysis
8 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
9 4 (6.25%) Waterfall
10 3 (4.69%) Security Architecture
10 3 (4.69%) Network Architecture
10 3 (4.69%) Database Security
10 3 (4.69%) SABSA
10 3 (4.69%) DevOps
10 3 (4.69%) Demand Forecasting
10 3 (4.69%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) C#
2 7 (10.94%) Java
3 4 (6.25%) SQL
4 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.56%) C
5 1 (1.56%) C++
5 1 (1.56%) VBScript
5 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) ISSAP
2 2 (3.13%) CISSP
3 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.69%) SLA
2 3 (4.69%) COBIT
3 2 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) SCCM
1 6 (9.38%) SCOM
2 1 (1.56%) Puppet
2 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) Sitecore
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle
4 4 (6.25%) hybris
5 2 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.56%) Akamai