The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 53 53 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs citing Retail 14 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.80% 0.69% 1.50%
As % of the General category 8.48% 3.08% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
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£400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-41.26% +40.00%
Retail
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

General Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
165 130 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.18% 22.38% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 82 35
Average daily rate £325 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £174 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £469 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £34.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.58% +215.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the North East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Retail
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the North East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Retail Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -4 9 £500 +17.64% 4
Durham - 4 £180 - 3
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Banking
2 6 (27.27%) Retail Banking
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle
4 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 4 (18.18%) MS Office
4 4 (18.18%) ERP
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) SAP
5 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (9.09%) MVVM
6 2 (9.09%) SAP HANA
6 2 (9.09%) Backbone.js
6 2 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
6 2 (9.09%) LESS
6 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
6 2 (9.09%) .NET
6 2 (9.09%) C#
6 2 (9.09%) HTML
6 2 (9.09%) CSS
6 2 (9.09%) MCP
6 2 (9.09%) Windows
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP ERP
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (4.55%) SAP MM
2 1 (4.55%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Intranet
2 1 (4.55%) VLAN
2 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) ATM
2 1 (4.55%) LAN
2 1 (4.55%) VoIP
2 1 (4.55%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SAP HANA
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
1 6 (27.27%) Banking
1 6 (27.27%) Retail Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Programme Director
4 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Database Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Excel Developer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SAP MM Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
1 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 2 (9.09%) Backbone.js
1 2 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (9.09%) LESS
1 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
1 2 (9.09%) CSS
1 2 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.55%) Online Banking
2 1 (4.55%) EPoS
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ERP
2 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.09%) MVVM
3 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
3 2 (9.09%) Project Management
3 2 (9.09%) Scrum
3 2 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.55%) Test Management
4 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
4 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) MCP
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Dell
4 1 (4.55%) Apple
4 1 (4.55%) TSYS