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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 19 7 24
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +17
Contract jobs citing Retail 5 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.94% 10.43% 1.99%
As % of the General category 7.94% 30.91% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£600 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.83% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £278 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £518 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-46.77% +12.72%
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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
63 55 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 37.06% 33.74% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 21
Average daily rate £550 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £187 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £760 £550 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £175.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +446.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.11
% change year-on-year
- -2.61%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015, 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 4 (40.00%) SAP
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Marketing
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Logistics
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
4 1 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) SLA
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) EPoS
4 1 (10.00%) SAP BW
4 1 (10.00%) SAP FI
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Security
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) SAP CO

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (10.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SAP BW
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Compliance Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) EPoS
1 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (20.00%) Logistics
1 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Security
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Information Security
2 1 (10.00%) Document Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft