The first 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 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 North East 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 61 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 3 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.46% 3.96% 3.99%
As % of the General category 2.07% 16.90% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 12
Average daily rate £388 £425 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +29.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £390 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £618 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £386
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
145 71 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 22.17% 23.43% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 34 63
Average daily rate £263 £425 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.23% +28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £348 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.33%
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 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
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
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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -30 2 £388 -8.82% 1
Durham - - - - 2
Northumberland - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) C
1 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) FTP
2 3 (42.86%) HTTP
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) SNA
2 3 (42.86%) COBOL
2 3 (42.86%) RPG
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) DB2
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) IBM Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 3 (42.86%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (42.86%) NetIQ
2 3 (42.86%) APPC
2 3 (42.86%) APPN
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) AS400
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Retail Banking
2 3 (42.86%) i5/OS
2 3 (42.86%) iSeries
2 3 (42.86%) PowerHA

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) FTP
1 3 (42.86%) HTTP
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 3 (42.86%) SNA
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
1 3 (42.86%) APPN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (42.86%) DB2
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Retail Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Services Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) AS400
1 3 (42.86%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) i5/OS
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) OS/400
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) RDF
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C
2 3 (42.86%) COBOL
2 3 (42.86%) RPG
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) IBM Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) NetIQ
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft