The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 27 25 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Retail 3 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.24% 2.55% 5.68%
As % of the General category 3.49% 8.75% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -34.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £303 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £503 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.57%
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 Middlesex region.

General Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
86 80 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 35.68% 29.09% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 32 44
Average daily rate £370 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 £33.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% -16.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.35 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -29.20%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Middlesex region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Middlesex region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Retail
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) VeriFone
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) User Stories
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Military
3 1 (10.00%) COM
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) EPoS
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Use Case
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Android

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (10.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Hardware Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Design Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) COM
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Use Case
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) VeriFone
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft