The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 56 41 38
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 15 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.07% 2.07% 2.03%
As % of the General category 7.58% 10.42% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 10
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£220 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £332 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £493 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -38.26%
Retail
South East

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

General Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
198 96 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 27.39% 19.83% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 68 122
Average daily rate £413 £375 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Average hourly rate £16.83 £24.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.32% +22.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
Oxford -12 10 £220 -53.68% 3
Banbury -4 2 £438 +21.52%
Thame - 1 - -
Retail
South East

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 5 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (15.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Games
3 3 (15.00%) Marketing
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Moodle
4 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (10.00%) Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Statistics
4 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.00%) XML
4 2 (10.00%) XSLT
4 2 (10.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (10.00%) Moodle
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Games
1 3 (15.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Norwegian Language
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Team Leader
4 3 (15.00%) Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Navision Support
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Games Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Navision Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Video Game Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Lead Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Lead Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Games Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) XSLT
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) Statistics
1 2 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Time Management
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (5.00%) Data Mapping
5 1 (5.00%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) B2B
5 1 (5.00%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) MCSA
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco