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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 34 36 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Contract jobs citing Retail 8 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.87% 1.66% 4.97%
As % of the General category 11.11% 5.83% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 7
Average daily rate £350 £488 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £468 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £26.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-46.15% +77.05%
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
72 103 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 25.81% 28.45% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 76 19
Average daily rate £400 £466 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.20% +26.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £305 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Average hourly rate £26.25 £20.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.50% -44.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £18.15 £17.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.35 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% +16.27%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 February 2016, 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 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) OOD
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (25.00%) Android
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (25.00%) Signal Processing
3 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (25.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Hidden Markov Model
4 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
4 1 (12.50%) Apple Swift
4 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Tableau
4 1 (12.50%) Big Data
4 1 (12.50%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 7
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Android Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Android Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior iOS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Tableau Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Development Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Android SDK
1 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) OOD
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (25.00%) Signal Processing
3 2 (25.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) Android Development
4 1 (12.50%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Hidden Markov Model
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Apple Swift
3 1 (12.50%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Google
1 1 (12.50%) Tableau