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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 32 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing Retail 11 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.98% 4.09% 2.37%
As % of the General category 9.48% 18.42% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £590 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +19.23%
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
116 38 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 31.44% 22.22% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 19 30
Average daily rate £480 £365 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.50% -24.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £231 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £473 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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
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 January 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 13 (59.09%) Business Analysis
2 12 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 9 (40.91%) Finance
4 7 (31.82%) Migration
4 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (27.27%) Data Integration
6 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (22.73%) ISEB
6 5 (22.73%) Project Management
7 4 (18.18%) Marketing
7 4 (18.18%) Web Analytics
7 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 4 (18.18%) CRM
7 4 (18.18%) Games
7 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 4 (18.18%) Product Management
7 4 (18.18%) Analytics
7 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
8 3 (13.64%) Business Process Mapping
8 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (13.64%) Change Management
8 3 (13.64%) C
8 3 (13.64%) Web Development
9 2 (9.09%) B2C
9 2 (9.09%) Banking
10 1 (4.55%) Coaching

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Marketing
2 4 (18.18%) Games
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) French Language
4 1 (4.55%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
4 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Business Analyst
1 16 (72.73%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Lead Business Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Product Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Banking Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (27.27%) Data Integration
3 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Business Analysis
2 12 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 7 (31.82%) Migration
3 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Web Analytics
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) CRM
5 4 (18.18%) Product Management
5 4 (18.18%) Analytics
5 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
6 3 (13.64%) Business Process Mapping
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (13.64%) Change Management
6 3 (13.64%) Web Development
7 2 (9.09%) B2C
8 1 (4.55%) Coaching
8 1 (4.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft