The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 16 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Retail 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 1.45% 1.09% -
As % of the General category 3.45% 3.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £398
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +56.62%
Retail
Lancashire

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

General Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
29 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 42.03% 29.35% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 3
Average daily rate £263 £200 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £200 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +18.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Retail
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL