The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 54 38 79
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +41
Contract jobs citing Retail 14 41 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.65% 4.01% 1.37%
As % of the General category 5.65% 9.01% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 10
Average daily rate
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£500 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £230 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +1.25%
Retail
Berkshire

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

General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
248 455 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.14% 44.52% 47.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 208 144
Average daily rate £400 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +159.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £20.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.17% -29.31%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Reading region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (19.23%) Back Office
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
1 5 (19.23%) CRM
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Broadband
2 4 (15.38%) Project Management
2 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (15.38%) Marketing
2 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Billing
3 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
3 3 (11.54%) QA
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (11.54%) Business Transformation
3 3 (11.54%) Business Development
3 3 (11.54%) Juniper
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.69%) ERP
4 2 (7.69%) C
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) SMTP
4 2 (7.69%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) CISSP
4 2 (7.69%) DNS

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Broadband
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (7.69%) FWSM
3 2 (7.69%) Firewall
3 2 (7.69%) LAN
3 2 (7.69%) WAN
3 2 (7.69%) SMTP
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.85%) SAN
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) 3G
4 1 (3.85%) MPLS
4 1 (3.85%) OSPF
4 1 (3.85%) BGP
4 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
4 1 (3.85%) IGRP
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) DB2
1 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
1 5 (19.23%) Back Office
2 4 (15.38%) Marketing
3 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Billing
4 2 (7.69%) Legal
4 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.69%) Games
5 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Coordinator
4 3 (11.54%) IP Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Principal Security Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Programme Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Test Coordinator
5 2 (7.69%) Principal Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Marketing Executive
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) JDBC
1 1 (3.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) AIX
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) CRM
2 4 (15.38%) Project Management
2 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
3 3 (11.54%) Business Development
3 3 (11.54%) Business Transformation
4 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
4 2 (7.69%) Data Mapping
4 2 (7.69%) SIEM
4 2 (7.69%) Logistics
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) B2B
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Information Security
4 2 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.85%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) CRISC
2 2 (7.69%) AAT
2 2 (7.69%) CISSP
2 2 (7.69%) ACCA
2 2 (7.69%) CISA
2 2 (7.69%) CISM
2 2 (7.69%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.85%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Juniper
3 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) F5
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
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