The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 24 July 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 Northamptonshire 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 9 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 44 28 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 12.02% 10.33% 8.08%
As % of the General category 22.80% 19.18% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 27
Average daily rate
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£450 £476 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £435 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £521 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £9.56 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.45 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-35.80% +12.50%
General Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
193 146 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 52.73% 53.87% 63.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 97 193
Average daily rate £450 £458 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.65 £30.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.49% +93.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 £30.00 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £30.00 £15.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Retail
East Midlands

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
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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
Northampton +6 26 £425 -11.73% 8
Corby - - - - 1
Retail
East Midlands

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 50 (56.82%) Banking
2 45 (51.14%) Retail Banking
3 44 (50.00%) Finance
4 25 (28.41%) E-Commerce
5 23 (26.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (26.14%) Business Analysis
6 18 (20.45%) Scrum
6 18 (20.45%) Project Management
7 10 (11.36%) Change Management
8 9 (10.23%) Windows
8 9 (10.23%) BDD
9 8 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
9 8 (9.09%) Open Source
9 8 (9.09%) Selenium
9 8 (9.09%) Use Case
10 7 (7.95%) Management Information System
10 7 (7.95%) TDD
10 7 (7.95%) SQL
10 7 (7.95%) Test Management
10 7 (7.95%) Test Automation
10 7 (7.95%) hybris
10 7 (7.95%) Cucumber
11 6 (6.82%) Project Planning
11 6 (6.82%) Business Process Mapping
11 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2
11 6 (6.82%) CRM
11 6 (6.82%) B2C
11 6 (6.82%) Degree
11 6 (6.82%) JIRA
11 6 (6.82%) ATG

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (2.27%) SAS
1 2 (2.27%) Apache
1 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (1.14%) SAP SD
1 1 (1.14%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (3.41%) Firewall
1 3 (3.41%) WAN
1 3 (3.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.27%) MySQL
2 1 (1.14%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Selenium
2 7 (7.95%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.82%) JIRA
4 2 (2.27%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.27%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.14%) RequisitePro
General
1 50 (56.82%) Banking
2 45 (51.14%) Retail Banking
3 44 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (5.68%) Legal
4 5 (5.68%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.41%) Back Office
5 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.14%) Automotive
6 1 (1.14%) Marketing
6 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (53.41%) Analyst
2 37 (42.05%) Business Analyst
3 13 (14.77%) Project Manager
4 9 (10.23%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (10.23%) Senior Business Analyst
5 8 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
5 8 (9.09%) Change Manager
6 7 (7.95%) Test Analyst
7 6 (6.82%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Financial Business Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Senior Manager
8 5 (5.68%) Payments Business Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.41%) Data Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) Senior Project Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Support Team Leader
10 3 (3.41%) Risk Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Information Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) .NET
2 2 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) Open Source
2 7 (7.95%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.55%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (3.41%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.27%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.27%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.27%) APACS
6 1 (1.14%) PMI
6 1 (1.14%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.23%) Windows
2 5 (5.68%) UNIX
3 3 (3.41%) Android
3 3 (3.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.27%) CentOS
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.27%) Linux
4 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.41%) E-Commerce
2 23 (26.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 23 (26.14%) Business Analysis
3 18 (20.45%) Scrum
3 18 (20.45%) Project Management
4 10 (11.36%) Change Management
5 9 (10.23%) BDD
6 8 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
6 8 (9.09%) Use Case
7 7 (7.95%) TDD
7 7 (7.95%) Test Management
7 7 (7.95%) Test Automation
8 6 (6.82%) Project Planning
8 6 (6.82%) Business Process Mapping
8 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2
8 6 (6.82%) CRM
8 6 (6.82%) B2C
8 6 (6.82%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.68%) Identity Management
9 5 (5.68%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.95%) SQL
2 5 (5.68%) VBA
3 2 (2.27%) Ruby
4 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (6.82%) Degree
2 2 (2.27%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.27%) ISEB
2 2 (2.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.14%) PMP
3 1 (1.14%) IIBA
3 1 (1.14%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 5 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.55%) SCCM
3 3 (3.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (7.95%) hybris
2 6 (6.82%) ATG
3 5 (5.68%) Oracle
4 3 (3.41%) Cisco
5 2 (2.27%) IBM
5 2 (2.27%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.27%) Citrix
5 2 (2.27%) Teradata
6 1 (1.14%) Google
6 1 (1.14%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.14%) Remedy
6 1 (1.14%) SAP
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.14%) TSYS
6 1 (1.14%) RedPrairie