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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 29 23 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing Retail 20 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.73% 3.31% 0.45%
As % of the General category 14.60% 17.14% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 1
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£350 £392 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.60% +20.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.75 £13.50 £11.25
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +20.00%
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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
137 35 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 32.39% 19.34% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 16 34
Average daily rate £450 £365 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -11.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £251 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £463 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% +124.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £28.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £36.50 £18.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014, 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 (54.55%) Business Analysis
2 11 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 10 (45.45%) Finance
4 8 (36.36%) Migration
5 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (27.27%) Project Management
6 6 (27.27%) Data Integration
7 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Marketing
8 4 (18.18%) Product Management
8 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) Web Analytics
8 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (18.18%) Change Management
8 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
8 4 (18.18%) Games
8 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
8 4 (18.18%) CRM
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) ISEB
8 4 (18.18%) Analytics
8 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
9 3 (13.64%) Business Process Mapping
9 3 (13.64%) C
9 3 (13.64%) Banking
9 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (13.64%) Web Development
10 2 (9.09%) Degree
10 2 (9.09%) B2C

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) Joomla!
1 1 (4.55%) Node.js
1 1 (4.55%) WordPress
1 1 (4.55%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) RFID
1 1 (4.55%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Marketing
2 4 (18.18%) Games
3 3 (13.64%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Back Office
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.55%) French Language
4 1 (4.55%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Business Analyst
1 14 (63.64%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Product Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Lead Business Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) Ajax
1 1 (4.55%) JSON
1 1 (4.55%) REST
1 1 (4.55%) OAuth
1 1 (4.55%) CodeIgniter
1 1 (4.55%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (27.27%) Data Integration
3 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.55%) Kinect
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Business Analysis
2 11 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 8 (36.36%) Migration
4 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (27.27%) Project Management
5 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Product Management
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) Web Analytics
6 4 (18.18%) Change Management
6 4 (18.18%) CRM
6 4 (18.18%) Analytics
6 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
7 3 (13.64%) Business Process Mapping
7 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (13.64%) Web Development
8 2 (9.09%) B2C
9 1 (4.55%) MVC
9 1 (4.55%) ITIL
9 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Zend
2 1 (4.55%) Facebook