The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 44 12 27
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +15
Contract jobs citing Retail 1 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.27% 8.37% 2.43%
As % of the General category 1.25% 44.74% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 6
Average daily rate
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£463 £388 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% -15.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-14.44% -
Retail
Oxfordshire

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

General Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
80 38 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.92% 18.72% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 17 33
Average daily rate £415 £375 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -17.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £173 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £28.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 12 (85.71%) E-Commerce
2 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Product Management
4 4 (28.57%) Web Analytics
4 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (28.57%) Marketing
4 4 (28.57%) Games
4 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 4 (28.57%) CRM
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) ISEB
4 4 (28.57%) Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) B2C
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Web Development
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (7.14%) Banking
6 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Alfresco
6 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
6 1 (7.14%) CMS
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (7.14%) Back Office
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Alfresco
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 4 (28.57%) Games
1 4 (28.57%) Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Business Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Lead Business Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Product Manager
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) E-Commerce
2 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Web Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) Product Management
3 4 (28.57%) Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) B2C
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft