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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 10 1 11
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing Retail 26 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 14.77% 23.38% 10.64%
As % of the General category 46.43% 58.06% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £250 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £645 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £13.87 £6.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +113.38%
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
56 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 31.82% 40.26% 36.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 25 24
Average daily rate £450 £419 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 34 (47.22%) E-Commerce
2 20 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
5 12 (16.67%) Finance
6 10 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (12.50%) C#
7 9 (12.50%) .NET
7 9 (12.50%) Change Management
8 8 (11.11%) Project Management
8 8 (11.11%) Active Directory
8 8 (11.11%) Scrum
9 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
9 7 (9.72%) SOA
9 7 (9.72%) IIS
9 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
10 6 (8.33%) Windows
10 6 (8.33%) CMS
10 6 (8.33%) SCCM
10 6 (8.33%) SCOM
10 6 (8.33%) FMCG
10 6 (8.33%) Business Analysis
10 6 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (6.94%) JIRA
11 5 (6.94%) Java
11 5 (6.94%) SQL
11 5 (6.94%) DHCP
11 5 (6.94%) FTP
11 5 (6.94%) DNS

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (9.72%) IIS
2 6 (8.33%) CMS
3 5 (6.94%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (4.17%) Confluence
5 1 (1.39%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.39%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Agresso
2 1 (1.39%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) DHCP
1 5 (6.94%) FTP
1 5 (6.94%) DNS
2 3 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (1.39%) Firewall
3 1 (1.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) JIRA
2 2 (2.78%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.78%) FinalBuilder
2 2 (2.78%) Log4Net
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Online Betting
3 1 (1.39%) Publishing
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (31.94%) Analyst
2 22 (30.56%) Business Analyst
3 14 (19.44%) Project Manager
4 10 (13.89%) Architect
5 7 (9.72%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Senior Digital Project Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Web Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Digital Project Manager
8 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Security Architect
8 2 (2.78%) Supply Chain Analyst
8 2 (2.78%) Lead Business Analyst
8 2 (2.78%) Software Configuration Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (5.56%) Web Services
3 3 (4.17%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.78%) MSMQ
4 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.39%) Middleware
5 1 (1.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) FMCG
2 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) EPoS
4 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.39%) User Experience
6 1 (1.39%) Tandem
6 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.39%) EMV
6 1 (1.39%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.78%) Android
2 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.22%) E-Commerce
2 20 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (12.50%) Change Management
6 8 (11.11%) Project Management
6 8 (11.11%) Scrum
7 7 (9.72%) SOA
7 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
8 6 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 6 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (6.94%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.56%) Use Case
10 4 (5.56%) DevOps
11 3 (4.17%) Demand Forecasting
11 3 (4.17%) People Management
11 3 (4.17%) Kimball Methodology
11 3 (4.17%) Database Security
11 3 (4.17%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.50%) C#
2 5 (6.94%) Java
2 5 (6.94%) SQL
3 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (1.39%) C
5 1 (1.39%) VBScript
5 1 (1.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) ISSAP
2 2 (2.78%) CISSP
2 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.39%) ISEB
3 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.56%) SLA
3 3 (4.17%) COBIT
4 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) SCCM
1 6 (8.33%) SCOM
2 2 (2.78%) Puppet
2 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.94%) Sitecore
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle
4 3 (4.17%) hybris
5 2 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (1.39%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.39%) Akamai