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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 1 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing Retail 51 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 24.88% 3.66% 4.72%
As % of the General category 58.62% 12.50% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 1 3
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£450 £600 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +71.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.42 £29.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-57.17% +54.66%
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
87 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 42.44% 29.27% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 11 12
Average daily rate £440 £525 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.19% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £425 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £750 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.38 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% -54.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (21.88%) E-Commerce
3 17 (17.71%) Finance
3 17 (17.71%) Mobile App
4 13 (13.54%) Change Management
4 13 (13.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (12.50%) Logistics
5 12 (12.50%) EPoS
6 11 (11.46%) Project Management
7 10 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (9.38%) Oracle
8 9 (9.38%) Supplier Management
8 9 (9.38%) Analytics
8 9 (9.38%) SaaS
9 8 (8.33%) Demand Forecasting
9 8 (8.33%) WFM
9 8 (8.33%) PRINCE2
10 7 (7.29%) JIRA
10 7 (7.29%) Business Analysis
11 6 (6.25%) Marketing
11 6 (6.25%) Waterfall
12 5 (5.21%) RedPrairie
12 5 (5.21%) Apple iOS
12 5 (5.21%) SiteCatalyst
12 5 (5.21%) Google
12 5 (5.21%) Use Case
12 5 (5.21%) Google Analytics
12 5 (5.21%) Android
12 5 (5.21%) Banking
12 5 (5.21%) Data Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (5.21%) CMS
2 4 (4.17%) IIS
2 4 (4.17%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (3.13%) Confluence
4 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Office
1 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Google Analytics
1 5 (5.21%) SiteCatalyst
2 2 (2.08%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.04%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.04%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.04%) Retail-J
3 1 (1.04%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.38%) SaaS
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.04%) PaaS
3 1 (1.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Internet
2 2 (2.08%) DHCP
2 2 (2.08%) DNS
3 1 (1.04%) SAN
3 1 (1.04%) FTP
3 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.04%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.29%) JIRA
2 2 (2.08%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.08%) FinalBuilder
2 2 (2.08%) Log4Net
General
1 17 (17.71%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Marketing
3 5 (5.21%) Banking
4 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.08%) Back Office
5 2 (2.08%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Online Betting
6 1 (1.04%) Legal
6 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (40.63%) Analyst
2 37 (38.54%) Business Analyst
3 16 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 8 (8.33%) Procurement Manager
5 5 (5.21%) Integration Manager
5 5 (5.21%) Architect
6 4 (4.17%) Digital Project Manager
7 3 (3.13%) Senior Digital Project Manager
7 3 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.13%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.13%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (2.08%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.08%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) Developer
8 2 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
8 2 (2.08%) Software Configuration Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) Configuration Engineer
8 2 (2.08%) Supply Chain Analyst
8 2 (2.08%) Lead Business Analyst
8 2 (2.08%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) Web Services
2 2 (2.08%) MSMQ
2 2 (2.08%) .NET
2 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.04%) Java EE
3 1 (1.04%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.04%) J2EE
3 1 (1.04%) Middleware
3 1 (1.04%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.71%) Mobile App
2 12 (12.50%) EPoS
3 3 (3.13%) FMCG
4 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.04%) Clustering
5 1 (1.04%) Tandem
5 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.04%) Open Source
5 1 (1.04%) EMV
5 1 (1.04%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.21%) Windows
1 5 (5.21%) Android
1 5 (5.21%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.04%) Linux
3 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (21.88%) E-Commerce
3 13 (13.54%) Change Management
3 13 (13.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (12.50%) Logistics
5 11 (11.46%) Project Management
6 10 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (9.38%) Supplier Management
7 9 (9.38%) Analytics
8 8 (8.33%) Demand Forecasting
8 8 (8.33%) WFM
8 8 (8.33%) PRINCE2
9 7 (7.29%) Business Analysis
10 6 (6.25%) Waterfall
11 5 (5.21%) Use Case
11 5 (5.21%) Data Management
12 4 (4.17%) CRM
12 4 (4.17%) Market Research
12 4 (4.17%) Master Data Management
12 4 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.08%) VB
2 2 (2.08%) C#
2 2 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (1.04%) SQL
3 1 (1.04%) VBScript
3 1 (1.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (3.13%) ISEB
1 3 (3.13%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.04%) MCSE
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.04%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.04%) MCITP
3 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) QA
1 2 (2.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.04%) P3O
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Puppet
1 2 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (1.04%) SCCM
2 1 (1.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (9.38%) Oracle
2 5 (5.21%) SAP
2 5 (5.21%) Adobe
2 5 (5.21%) JDA
2 5 (5.21%) Google
2 5 (5.21%) RedPrairie
3 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.04%) Akamai
4 1 (1.04%) hybris
4 1 (1.04%) Veritas
4 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.04%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.04%) VMware
4 1 (1.04%) Endeca
4 1 (1.04%) HP
4 1 (1.04%) Juniper
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco
Luton, Bedfordshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £625 per day + Competitive
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