The 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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 18 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 24 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 6.61% 8.68% 6.52%
As % of the General category 13.41% 16.98% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 21
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£438 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-23.79% +1.25%
Retail
East Midlands

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

General Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
179 159 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 49.31% 51.13% 48.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 92 120
Average daily rate £448 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £298 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.85% +118.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -27.19%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -1 14 £450 -5.36% 6
Retail
East Midlands

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 33 (46.48%) Finance
1 33 (46.48%) Banking
2 29 (40.85%) Retail Banking
3 22 (30.99%) E-Commerce
4 21 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (26.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (22.54%) Business Analysis
7 13 (18.31%) Scrum
8 12 (16.90%) Project Management
9 8 (11.27%) Windows
9 8 (11.27%) BDD
10 7 (9.86%) Open Source
10 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (9.86%) Selenium
11 6 (8.45%) Logistics
11 6 (8.45%) TDD
11 6 (8.45%) Change Management
11 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2
11 6 (8.45%) SQL
11 6 (8.45%) VBA
11 6 (8.45%) Cucumber
11 6 (8.45%) Test Management
11 6 (8.45%) Test Automation
12 5 (7.04%) Customer Engagement
12 5 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (7.04%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 5 (7.04%) Oracle
12 5 (7.04%) UNIX
12 5 (7.04%) Identity Management
12 5 (7.04%) Management Information System

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (2.82%) Apache
1 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (1.41%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.41%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) WAN
1 3 (4.23%) Firewall
1 3 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (4.23%) Network Security
2 2 (2.82%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Selenium
2 6 (8.45%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.23%) JIRA
4 1 (1.41%) RequisitePro
4 1 (1.41%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 33 (46.48%) Finance
1 33 (46.48%) Banking
2 29 (40.85%) Retail Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.23%) Legal
4 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.41%) Automotive
6 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.41%) Back Office
6 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (56.34%) Analyst
2 31 (43.66%) Business Analyst
3 8 (11.27%) Test Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.45%) Senior Business Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Financial Business Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Agile Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Risk Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Information Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Support Team Leader
8 3 (4.23%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.23%) Information Risk Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Desktop Team Leader
8 3 (4.23%) Payments Business Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) OLE
2 1 (1.41%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Open Source
1 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.23%) Chip and PIN
3 3 (4.23%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.23%) User Experience
4 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.82%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.41%) iPhone
5 1 (1.41%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Windows
2 5 (7.04%) UNIX
3 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.82%) Linux
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.82%) Android
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.82%) CentOS
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.99%) E-Commerce
2 21 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (22.54%) Business Analysis
5 13 (18.31%) Scrum
6 12 (16.90%) Project Management
7 8 (11.27%) BDD
8 6 (8.45%) Logistics
8 6 (8.45%) Test Management
8 6 (8.45%) Test Automation
8 6 (8.45%) Change Management
8 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2
8 6 (8.45%) TDD
9 5 (7.04%) Identity Management
9 5 (7.04%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (7.04%) Use Case
10 4 (5.63%) Risk Management
10 4 (5.63%) Information Management
11 3 (4.23%) Data Analysis
11 3 (4.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) SQL
1 6 (8.45%) VBA
2 1 (1.41%) Ruby
2 1 (1.41%) VB
2 1 (1.41%) C
2 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) ISEB
2 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.41%) PMP
3 1 (1.41%) IIBA
3 1 (1.41%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (4.23%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle
2 4 (5.63%) hybris
3 3 (4.23%) ATG
3 3 (4.23%) Cisco
4 2 (2.82%) IBM
4 2 (2.82%) Citrix
4 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.82%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.41%) TSYS
5 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.41%) Computacenter
5 1 (1.41%) Google
5 1 (1.41%) Remedy
5 1 (1.41%) SAP
5 1 (1.41%) JDA
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