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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 5 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs citing Retail 44 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 20.85% 4.49% 5.56%
As % of the General category 50.00% 16.67% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 3 7
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£450 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £435 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-23.79% +1.25%
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
88 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 41.71% 26.97% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 14 22
Average daily rate £433 £488 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.28% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £265 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £700 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 £19.38 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.77% -54.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -27.19%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014, 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 24 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 23 (27.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (21.43%) Finance
4 13 (15.48%) Mobile App
5 12 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (14.29%) EPoS
6 10 (11.90%) Project Management
6 10 (11.90%) Oracle
6 10 (11.90%) Change Management
6 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (9.52%) Logistics
8 8 (9.52%) Business Analysis
9 7 (8.33%) JIRA
10 6 (7.14%) FMCG
10 6 (7.14%) Waterfall
10 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
11 5 (5.95%) Windows
11 5 (5.95%) IIS
11 5 (5.95%) SAP
11 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
11 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
11 5 (5.95%) CMS
11 5 (5.95%) Banking
11 5 (5.95%) Demand Forecasting
11 5 (5.95%) Analytics
11 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
11 5 (5.95%) Android
11 5 (5.95%) WFM

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 5 (5.95%) IIS
1 5 (5.95%) CMS
2 4 (4.76%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (3.57%) Confluence
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Office
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.19%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.19%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.19%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.19%) Retail-J
2 1 (1.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (1.19%) PaaS
2 1 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) DHCP
1 3 (3.57%) DNS
1 3 (3.57%) Internet
2 2 (2.38%) FTP
3 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.19%) SAN
3 1 (1.19%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) JIRA
2 2 (2.38%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.38%) FinalBuilder
2 2 (2.38%) Log4Net
General
1 18 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.38%) Back Office
4 2 (2.38%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Marketing
5 1 (1.19%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (38.10%) Analyst
2 30 (35.71%) Business Analyst
3 15 (17.86%) Project Manager
4 8 (9.52%) Procurement Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Integration Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Digital Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Digital Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Business Project Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Business Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Configuration Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) Web Services
2 2 (2.38%) MSMQ
2 2 (2.38%) .NET
2 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.19%) Java EE
3 1 (1.19%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.19%) J2EE
3 1 (1.19%) Middleware
3 1 (1.19%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Mobile App
2 12 (14.29%) EPoS
3 6 (7.14%) FMCG
3 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) Clustering
5 1 (1.19%) Tandem
5 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.19%) Open Source
5 1 (1.19%) EMV
5 1 (1.19%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Windows
1 5 (5.95%) Android
1 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.19%) Linux
3 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 23 (27.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.90%) Change Management
4 10 (11.90%) Project Management
5 9 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (9.52%) Logistics
6 8 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 5 (5.95%) WFM
8 5 (5.95%) Use Case
8 5 (5.95%) Analytics
8 5 (5.95%) Demand Forecasting
9 4 (4.76%) DevOps
9 4 (4.76%) Mobile Application Development
9 4 (4.76%) Android Development
9 4 (4.76%) iOS Development
9 4 (4.76%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.38%) VB
2 2 (2.38%) C#
2 2 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (1.19%) SQL
3 1 (1.19%) VBScript
3 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (3.57%) ISEB
2 2 (2.38%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.19%) MCSE
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.19%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.19%) MCITP
3 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
1 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.19%) P3O
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) SCCM
1 2 (2.38%) SCOM
1 2 (2.38%) Puppet
1 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 10 (11.90%) Oracle
2 5 (5.95%) SAP
2 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.38%) JDA
3 2 (2.38%) RedPrairie
4 1 (1.19%) Akamai
4 1 (1.19%) Veritas
4 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.19%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.19%) VMware
4 1 (1.19%) Endeca
4 1 (1.19%) hybris
4 1 (1.19%) HP
4 1 (1.19%) Juniper
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco
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