The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Poole region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 3 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Poole 21.88% 12.12% 2.56%
As % of the General category 43.75% 20.00% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-23.56% +1.25%
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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 Poole region.

General Category
Poole
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
16 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Poole 50.00% 60.61% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 18
Average daily rate £425 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.76 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+190.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -24.56%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Poole

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Poole

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Poole

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Poole

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Poole

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Poole

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Poole

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Poole 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 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 4 (57.14%) NFS
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) SSH
2 4 (57.14%) Korn
3 3 (42.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Change Control
3 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Clustering
3 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 3 (42.86%) HTTPS
3 3 (42.86%) RDBMS
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Ingres
3 3 (42.86%) VMS
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) Apache
3 3 (42.86%) Perl
3 3 (42.86%) PHP

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Poole by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Poole 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 3 (42.86%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SSH
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) HTTPS
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
1 3 (42.86%) RDBMS
1 3 (42.86%) Ingres
2 2 (28.57%) JasperReports
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) PHPUnit
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Applications Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Lead Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Applications Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Process Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) JDBC
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) CGI
1 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
1 2 (28.57%) DAO
1 2 (28.57%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) VMS
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Change Control
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Korn
3 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 3 (42.86%) Perl
3 3 (42.86%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) AWK
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) NFS
2 3 (42.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware