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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 8 3 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Retail 21 41 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 12.07% 23.84% 1.30%
As % of the General category 35.59% 61.19% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 1
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£488 £425 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-14.44% -
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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
59 67 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 33.91% 38.95% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 48 15
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £349 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 33 (70.21%) E-Commerce
2 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
4 10 (21.28%) CMS
4 10 (21.28%) Scrum
4 10 (21.28%) Sitecore CMS
4 10 (21.28%) Sitecore
5 8 (17.02%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (17.02%) C#
5 8 (17.02%) Java
5 8 (17.02%) .NET
6 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.89%) hybris
7 6 (12.77%) FMCG
7 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
8 5 (10.64%) CRM
8 5 (10.64%) SOA
8 5 (10.64%) Marketing
9 4 (8.51%) Database Marketing
9 4 (8.51%) JIRA
9 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.51%) SCCM
9 4 (8.51%) SCOM
9 4 (8.51%) Analytics
9 4 (8.51%) Customer Analytics
9 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
10 3 (6.38%) DNS
10 3 (6.38%) SLA
10 3 (6.38%) Mobile Commerce

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 10 (21.28%) CMS
1 10 (21.28%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (6.38%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) DHCP
1 3 (6.38%) FTP
1 3 (6.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.13%) Data Mart
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) JIRA
2 3 (6.38%) Selenium
2 3 (6.38%) JUnit
General
1 5 (10.64%) Marketing
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Games
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Architect
2 8 (17.02%) Business Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Web Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Programme Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Development Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Product Owner
6 3 (6.38%) Hybris Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Business Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Digital Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Business Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) Spring
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) CSS
4 1 (2.13%) JSP
4 1 (2.13%) XHTML
4 1 (2.13%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) FMCG
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.13%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Solaris
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (70.21%) E-Commerce
2 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) Scrum
4 8 (17.02%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (10.64%) CRM
7 5 (10.64%) SOA
8 4 (8.51%) Database Marketing
8 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Analytics
8 4 (8.51%) Customer Analytics
9 3 (6.38%) Database Security
9 3 (6.38%) SABSA
9 3 (6.38%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (6.38%) Dimensional Modelling
9 3 (6.38%) Product Management
9 3 (6.38%) Security Architecture
9 3 (6.38%) Network Architecture
9 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) C#
1 8 (17.02%) Java
2 3 (6.38%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) ISSAP
2 2 (4.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
1 3 (6.38%) COBIT
1 3 (6.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) SCCM
1 4 (8.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.28%) Sitecore
3 7 (14.89%) hybris
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle
5 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) Cognos