The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 18 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Retail 8 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.90% 2.99% 1.38%
As % of the General category 15.38% 11.11% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £438 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £386
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
52 54 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 25.37% 26.87% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 32
Average daily rate £425 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £276 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +68.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Retail
England

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 8 (57.14%) E-Commerce
2 7 (50.00%) UML
2 7 (50.00%) ATG
3 6 (42.86%) Workflow
4 3 (21.43%) SAP
4 3 (21.43%) Billing
5 2 (14.29%) Back Office
5 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) QA
6 1 (7.14%) SAP ERP
6 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Management
6 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) Xcelsius
6 1 (7.14%) hybris
6 1 (7.14%) SAP HANA
6 1 (7.14%) User Stories
6 1 (7.14%) Finance
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) ERP
6 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (7.14%) B2C
6 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (7.14%) SAP BW
6 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (7.14%) SAP BI

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP ERP
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Xcelsius
1 1 (7.14%) SAP HANA
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (7.14%) SAP BW
1 1 (7.14%) SAP BI
1 1 (7.14%) OLAP
1 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (21.43%) Billing
2 2 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Business Analyst
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) CRM Manager
2 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Developer
2 1 (7.14%) Architect
2 1 (7.14%) Business Objects Developer
2 1 (7.14%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (7.14%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) SAP XI
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) E-Commerce
2 7 (50.00%) UML
3 6 (42.86%) Workflow
4 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Stories
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) B2C
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) ATG
2 3 (21.43%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) hybris
3 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.14%) Business Objects