The 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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 14 11 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Retail 10 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.10% 8.11% 4.94%
As % of the General category 22.22% 27.91% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 2
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£750 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.75 £13.50 £11.25
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +20.00%
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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 Midlands region.

General Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
45 43 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 27.44% 29.05% 31.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 36
Average daily rate £417 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £746 £875 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 November 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 21 (63.64%) E-Commerce
2 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (39.39%) ATG
3 13 (39.39%) Workflow
3 13 (39.39%) UML
4 8 (24.24%) iPad
5 7 (21.21%) CRM
6 6 (18.18%) B2C
6 6 (18.18%) Scrum
6 6 (18.18%) Business Process Mapping
6 6 (18.18%) User Experience
6 6 (18.18%) hybris
6 6 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (18.18%) Business Analysis
6 6 (18.18%) Degree
6 6 (18.18%) JIRA
6 6 (18.18%) Use Case
7 4 (12.12%) SAP
8 3 (9.09%) SAP Retail
8 3 (9.09%) Logistics
8 3 (9.09%) Data Architecture
8 3 (9.09%) SaaS
9 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
9 2 (6.06%) Finance
10 1 (3.03%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (3.03%) Billing
10 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.03%) CAD
10 1 (3.03%) Windows XP

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) Analyst
2 21 (63.64%) Business Analyst
3 17 (51.52%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Architect
6 2 (6.06%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Data Architect
6 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Auditor
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Auditor
6 2 (6.06%) Data Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) SAP Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Data Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) SAP Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) ABAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) iPad
2 6 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.03%) FMCG
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) E-Commerce
2 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (39.39%) Workflow
3 13 (39.39%) UML
4 7 (21.21%) CRM
5 6 (18.18%) B2C
5 6 (18.18%) Scrum
5 6 (18.18%) Business Process Mapping
5 6 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 6 (18.18%) Use Case
6 3 (9.09%) Logistics
6 3 (9.09%) Data Architecture
7 1 (3.03%) CAD
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
1 1 (3.03%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) ATG
2 6 (18.18%) hybris
3 4 (12.12%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) RedPrairie