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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 1 3 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing Retail 37 38 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 25.17% 20.54% 2.41%
As % of the General category 56.06% 54.29% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 0
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£475 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £31.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-47.20% +13.63%
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
66 70 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 44.90% 37.84% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 13
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £540 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £51.30 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+327.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -8.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 27 (46.55%) E-Commerce
2 14 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.41%) FMCG
4 8 (13.79%) CMS
4 8 (13.79%) CRM
4 8 (13.79%) Analytics
4 8 (13.79%) Customer Analytics
5 7 (12.07%) Java
5 7 (12.07%) Oracle
5 7 (12.07%) Scrum
6 6 (10.34%) JIRA
6 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
6 6 (10.34%) SQL
6 6 (10.34%) User Experience
7 5 (8.62%) hybris
7 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.62%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (8.62%) Sitecore
7 5 (8.62%) Product Management
7 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
7 5 (8.62%) Data Management
7 5 (8.62%) Marketing
8 4 (6.90%) Spring
8 4 (6.90%) Data Governance
8 4 (6.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (6.90%) Selenium
8 4 (6.90%) Database Marketing
8 4 (6.90%) Quality Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (13.79%) CMS
2 5 (8.62%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (6.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) SaaS
1 2 (3.45%) PaaS
2 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.72%) Data Mart
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) JIRA
2 4 (6.90%) Selenium
2 4 (6.90%) JUnit
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.72%) ProC
4 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
1 5 (8.62%) Marketing
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Games
4 1 (1.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Project Manager
2 8 (13.79%) Developer
3 7 (12.07%) Architect
3 7 (12.07%) Programme Manager
4 6 (10.34%) Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (8.62%) E-Commerce Manager
5 5 (8.62%) Product Owner
6 4 (6.90%) Hybris Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Data Modeller
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Product Manager
7 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce Project Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Business Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Business Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Head of IT
8 2 (3.45%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) Spring
2 3 (5.17%) HTML
2 3 (5.17%) .NET
3 2 (3.45%) CSS
3 2 (3.45%) JSP
4 1 (1.72%) XML
4 1 (1.72%) XHTML
4 1 (1.72%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.72%) jQuery
4 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) FMCG
2 6 (10.34%) User Experience
3 3 (5.17%) Taxonomies
3 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) UNIX
1 2 (3.45%) Windows
1 2 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (1.72%) AIX
2 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (46.55%) E-Commerce
2 14 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.79%) CRM
3 8 (13.79%) Analytics
3 8 (13.79%) Customer Analytics
4 7 (12.07%) Scrum
5 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (8.62%) Product Management
6 5 (8.62%) Data Management
6 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
7 4 (6.90%) Quality Management
7 4 (6.90%) Database Marketing
7 4 (6.90%) Data Governance
8 3 (5.17%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (5.17%) Use Case
8 3 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.17%) Supplier Management
8 3 (5.17%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.07%) Java
2 6 (10.34%) SQL
3 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.17%) C#
4 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.72%) COBOL
5 1 (1.72%) AWK
5 1 (1.72%) Korn
5 1 (1.72%) sed
5 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) PMP
2 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Oracle
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.62%) Sitecore
3 5 (8.62%) hybris
4 4 (6.90%) Adobe
5 2 (3.45%) Retek
6 1 (1.72%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) JDA
6 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.72%) Cognos