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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 5 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Retail 45 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 21.63% 8.86% 9.74%
As % of the General category 50.00% 30.43% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 6 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £388 £381
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £11.75
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +14.89%
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
90 23 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 43.27% 29.11% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 16 33
Average daily rate £450 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £264 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £508 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £17.50 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.43 £36.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 29 (34.52%) E-Commerce
2 25 (29.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (22.62%) Finance
4 17 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (15.48%) Mobile App
6 13 (15.48%) Oracle
7 12 (14.29%) EPoS
8 11 (13.10%) Project Management
8 11 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (11.90%) Change Management
10 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
11 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2
11 8 (9.52%) JIRA
12 7 (8.33%) C#
12 7 (8.33%) .NET
12 7 (8.33%) CMS
13 6 (7.14%) Logistics
13 6 (7.14%) Business Analysis
13 6 (7.14%) SOA
13 6 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
13 6 (7.14%) FMCG
13 6 (7.14%) Waterfall
14 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
14 5 (5.95%) Analytics
14 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (5.95%) PCI DSS
14 5 (5.95%) Android
14 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
14 5 (5.95%) Active Directory

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 7 (8.33%) CMS
2 5 (5.95%) IIS
3 4 (4.76%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (3.57%) Confluence
5 1 (1.19%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS Office
3 2 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Agresso
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.19%) Retail-J
2 1 (1.19%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.76%) SaaS
3 1 (1.19%) PaaS
3 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%) VPN
3 1 (1.19%) Firewall
3 1 (1.19%) NAS
3 1 (1.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) 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 19 (22.62%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Back Office
4 1 (1.19%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Publishing
4 1 (1.19%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
4 1 (1.19%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 33 (39.29%) Analyst
2 31 (36.90%) Business Analyst
3 16 (19.05%) Project Manager
4 10 (11.90%) Architect
5 6 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (7.14%) Procurement Manager
6 5 (5.95%) Integration Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Digital Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Digital Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) .NET
2 4 (4.76%) Web Services
3 3 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.38%) MSMQ
4 2 (2.38%) Middleware
4 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.19%) HTML
5 1 (1.19%) J2EE
5 1 (1.19%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.19%) Java EE
5 1 (1.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Mobile App
2 12 (14.29%) EPoS
3 6 (7.14%) FMCG
4 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) Clustering
6 1 (1.19%) Tandem
6 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.19%) Open Source
6 1 (1.19%) EMV
6 1 (1.19%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 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 29 (34.52%) E-Commerce
2 25 (29.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (13.10%) Project Management
5 11 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (11.90%) Change Management
7 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2
8 6 (7.14%) SOA
8 6 (7.14%) Logistics
8 6 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 6 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (7.14%) Waterfall
9 5 (5.95%) Analytics
9 5 (5.95%) Scrum
10 4 (4.76%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.76%) ERP
10 4 (4.76%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (4.76%) Android Development
10 4 (4.76%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.33%) C#
2 5 (5.95%) SQL
3 3 (3.57%) Java
3 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (1.19%) Ruby
5 1 (1.19%) VBScript
5 1 (1.19%) C
5 1 (1.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (3.57%) ISSAP
2 2 (2.38%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (2.38%) ISEB
2 2 (2.38%) CISSP
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
3 1 (1.19%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.57%) COBIT
3 2 (2.38%) QA
4 1 (1.19%) P3O
4 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 13 (15.48%) Oracle
2 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.76%) SAP
4 3 (3.57%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.19%) Akamai
5 1 (1.19%) Cisco
5 1 (1.19%) HP
5 1 (1.19%) Juniper
5 1 (1.19%) Veritas
5 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.19%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.19%) VMware
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