The first 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Luton region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 3 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 43 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 21.39% 2.41% 3.90%
As % of the General category 55.84% 7.69% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 0 1
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-38.26% +12.50%
General Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
77 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 38.31% 31.33% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 12 10
Average daily rate £425 £488 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £740 £682
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
Retail
Bedfordshire

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 18 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (20.24%) Mobile App
3 16 (19.05%) E-Commerce
4 14 (16.67%) Logistics
5 13 (15.48%) Finance
6 12 (14.29%) EPoS
7 11 (13.10%) Supplier Management
8 10 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (11.90%) SaaS
9 9 (10.71%) Analytics
9 9 (10.71%) Demand Forecasting
9 9 (10.71%) Oracle
10 8 (9.52%) Project Management
10 8 (9.52%) Change Management
11 7 (8.33%) WFM
11 7 (8.33%) Data Management
11 7 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (7.14%) CRM
12 6 (7.14%) JIRA
12 6 (7.14%) Marketing
12 6 (7.14%) Master Data Management
12 6 (7.14%) Market Research
13 5 (5.95%) Android
13 5 (5.95%) Google Analytics
13 5 (5.95%) RedPrairie
13 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
13 5 (5.95%) SiteCatalyst
13 5 (5.95%) Business Analysis
13 5 (5.95%) Google
13 5 (5.95%) CMS

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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%) CMS
2 4 (4.76%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (2.38%) Confluence
3 2 (2.38%) IIS
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Office
2 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Google Analytics
1 5 (5.95%) SiteCatalyst
2 2 (2.38%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.19%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.19%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.19%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.90%) SaaS
2 1 (1.19%) PaaS
2 1 (1.19%) IaaS
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) DHCP
1 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.19%) DNS
1 1 (1.19%) SAN
1 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 6 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.19%) FinalBuilder
2 1 (1.19%) Log4Net
General
1 13 (15.48%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Marketing
3 4 (4.76%) 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%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (42.86%) Analyst
2 34 (40.48%) Business Analyst
3 11 (13.10%) Project Manager
4 8 (9.52%) Procurement Manager
5 5 (5.95%) Integration Manager
5 5 (5.95%) Architect
6 3 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.38%) PMO Analyst
8 1 (1.19%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 1 (1.19%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 1 (1.19%) Pricing Analyst
8 1 (1.19%) Digital Project Manager
8 1 (1.19%) Configuration Engineer
8 1 (1.19%) Senior Architect
8 1 (1.19%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (1.19%) Senior Enterprise Architect
8 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.19%) Payments Business Analyst
8 1 (1.19%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
8 1 (1.19%) Software Configuration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.19%) .NET
1 1 (1.19%) J2EE
1 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.19%) Web Services
1 1 (1.19%) MSMQ
1 1 (1.19%) Middleware
1 1 (1.19%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.19%) Java EE
1 1 (1.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.24%) Mobile App
2 12 (14.29%) EPoS
3 2 (2.38%) FMCG
3 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.19%) Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) Tandem
4 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.19%) Open Source
4 1 (1.19%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Android
1 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.57%) Windows
3 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (19.05%) E-Commerce
3 14 (16.67%) Logistics
4 11 (13.10%) Supplier Management
5 10 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (10.71%) Analytics
6 9 (10.71%) Demand Forecasting
7 8 (9.52%) Change Management
7 8 (9.52%) Project Management
8 7 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.33%) Data Management
8 7 (8.33%) WFM
9 6 (7.14%) Market Research
9 6 (7.14%) Master Data Management
9 6 (7.14%) CRM
10 5 (5.95%) PRINCE2
10 5 (5.95%) Business Analysis
11 4 (4.76%) Integration Testing
11 4 (4.76%) Waterfall
11 4 (4.76%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.19%) C#
1 1 (1.19%) Java
1 1 (1.19%) SQL
1 1 (1.19%) VB
1 1 (1.19%) Ruby
1 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (3.57%) ISEB
1 3 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.19%) MCSE
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.19%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.19%) MCITP
2 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) SLA
1 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.19%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) 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 1 (1.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (1.19%) Puppet
1 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (10.71%) Oracle
2 5 (5.95%) SAP
2 5 (5.95%) Adobe
2 5 (5.95%) JDA
2 5 (5.95%) Google
2 5 (5.95%) RedPrairie
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.19%) hybris
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%) HP
4 1 (1.19%) Juniper
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco
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