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 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 24 19 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Retail 4 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.04% 3.70% 1.71%
As % of the General category 9.09% 9.64% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Average daily rate
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£298 £525 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £525 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £525 £473
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 Middlesex region.

General Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
44 83 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 22.45% 38.43% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 50 32
Average daily rate £413 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £329 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £588 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Average hourly rate £45.50 £34.50 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.88% +78.75%
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 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 24 December 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 10 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (40.00%) VeriFone
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Insight
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) EPoS
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Junior
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) Use Case
1 1 (20.00%) Test Management
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (20.00%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VeriFone