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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 9 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 44 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 12.43% 10.82% 8.12%
As % of the General category 23.78% 20.42% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 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 £255 £435 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £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 £13.89 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-38.26% +12.50%
General Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
185 142 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 52.26% 52.99% 64.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 93 192
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 £334 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £9.56 £30.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.15% +93.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -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 28 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 28 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% 10
Corby - - - -
Retail
East Midlands

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 47 (54.65%) Banking
2 42 (48.84%) Retail Banking
3 41 (47.67%) Finance
4 25 (29.07%) E-Commerce
5 23 (26.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (24.42%) Business Analysis
7 18 (20.93%) Scrum
8 17 (19.77%) Project Management
9 9 (10.47%) Windows
9 9 (10.47%) Change Management
9 9 (10.47%) BDD
10 8 (9.30%) Customer Engagement
10 8 (9.30%) Open Source
10 8 (9.30%) Selenium
10 8 (9.30%) Use Case
11 7 (8.14%) SQL
11 7 (8.14%) Management Information System
11 7 (8.14%) TDD
11 7 (8.14%) Test Management
11 7 (8.14%) hybris
11 7 (8.14%) Cucumber
11 7 (8.14%) Test Automation
12 6 (6.98%) Project Planning
12 6 (6.98%) Business Process Mapping
12 6 (6.98%) Degree
12 6 (6.98%) JIRA
12 6 (6.98%) Risk Management
12 6 (6.98%) ATG
12 6 (6.98%) PRINCE2
12 6 (6.98%) CRM

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (2.33%) Apache
1 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.33%) SAS
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.16%) MS Office
2 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP SD
1 1 (1.16%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.16%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) WAN
1 3 (3.49%) Firewall
1 3 (3.49%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (3.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) MySQL
1 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Selenium
2 7 (8.14%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.98%) JIRA
4 2 (2.33%) FitNesse
4 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.16%) RequisitePro
General
1 47 (54.65%) Banking
2 42 (48.84%) Retail Banking
3 41 (47.67%) Finance
4 5 (5.81%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.65%) Legal
6 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.49%) Back Office
6 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.16%) Automotive
7 1 (1.16%) Marketing
7 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (52.33%) Analyst
2 35 (40.70%) Business Analyst
3 13 (15.12%) Project Manager
4 8 (9.30%) Test Analyst
4 8 (9.30%) Change Manager
4 8 (9.30%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Senior Business Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Payments Business Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Senior Manager
7 5 (5.81%) Financial Business Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.65%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Information Risk Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Desktop Team Leader
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Change Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Support Team Leader
9 3 (3.49%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) .NET
2 2 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Open Source
2 7 (8.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.65%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (3.49%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.33%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.33%) APACS
5 2 (2.33%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.16%) iPhone
6 1 (1.16%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.47%) Windows
2 5 (5.81%) UNIX
3 3 (3.49%) Android
3 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.33%) CentOS
4 2 (2.33%) Linux
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) E-Commerce
2 23 (26.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (24.42%) Business Analysis
4 18 (20.93%) Scrum
5 17 (19.77%) Project Management
6 9 (10.47%) Change Management
6 9 (10.47%) BDD
7 8 (9.30%) Customer Engagement
7 8 (9.30%) Use Case
8 7 (8.14%) Test Management
8 7 (8.14%) Test Automation
8 7 (8.14%) TDD
9 6 (6.98%) Risk Management
9 6 (6.98%) B2C
9 6 (6.98%) CRM
9 6 (6.98%) PRINCE2
9 6 (6.98%) Project Planning
9 6 (6.98%) Business Process Mapping
10 5 (5.81%) Data Analysis
10 5 (5.81%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.14%) SQL
2 5 (5.81%) VBA
3 2 (2.33%) Ruby
4 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (6.98%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) ISEB
2 2 (2.33%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.16%) PMP
3 1 (1.16%) IIBA
3 1 (1.16%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.49%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (5.81%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 4 (4.65%) SCCM
3 3 (3.49%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (8.14%) hybris
2 6 (6.98%) ATG
3 5 (5.81%) Oracle
4 3 (3.49%) Cisco
5 2 (2.33%) IBM
5 2 (2.33%) Citrix
5 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.33%) Teradata
5 2 (2.33%) RedPrairie
6 1 (1.16%) TSYS
6 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.16%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.16%) Google
6 1 (1.16%) Remedy
6 1 (1.16%) JDA
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.16%) SAP