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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 50 44 42
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 27 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.77% 2.86% 3.18%
As % of the General category 8.60% 9.36% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 22
Average daily rate £400 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £245 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £643
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £396
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +56.62%
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
314 267 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.27% 30.58% 42.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 123 196
Average daily rate £400 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 10
Average hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.47% +183.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £24.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £132.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.86 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.21% +15.55%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 13 (26.53%) E-Commerce
2 11 (22.45%) Finance
3 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.33%) Windows
3 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
4 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 7 (14.29%) hybris
5 6 (12.24%) Degree
5 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.24%) ISEB
6 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
6 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.20%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
6 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
6 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (10.20%) Marketing
7 4 (8.16%) Migration
7 4 (8.16%) Java
7 4 (8.16%) SAP
7 4 (8.16%) CSS
7 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (8.16%) CRM
7 4 (8.16%) Oracle
7 4 (8.16%) ERP
7 4 (8.16%) Project Management
7 4 (8.16%) Adobe
7 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.12%) User Stories

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (10.20%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.04%) Node.js
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Infor LN
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) MPLS
1 3 (6.12%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (6.12%) VoIP
2 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.04%) DB2
3 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) QlikView
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) eggPlant
1 2 (4.08%) TestComplete
2 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.04%) Maven
2 1 (2.04%) Selenium
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.20%) Marketing
4 3 (6.12%) Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Advertising
5 1 (2.04%) Billing
5 1 (2.04%) French Language
5 1 (2.04%) German Language
5 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.04%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Architect
2 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Business Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (10.20%) Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Mac Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 3 (6.12%) Deskside Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Deskside Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Deskside Technician
6 3 (6.12%) Dynamics AX Architect
6 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Mac Technician
6 3 (6.12%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) CSS
2 3 (6.12%) HTML
2 3 (6.12%) Middleware
2 3 (6.12%) SAP PI
3 2 (4.08%) CSS3
3 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.08%) HTML5
3 2 (4.08%) Spring
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Commons
4 1 (2.04%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.04%) Grails
4 1 (2.04%) JSON
4 1 (2.04%) REST
4 1 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.04%) SOAP
4 1 (2.04%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
1 3 (6.12%) Digital Media
1 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (6.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.12%) SCADA
1 3 (6.12%) Social Media
1 3 (6.12%) User Experience
2 2 (4.08%) EPoS
2 2 (4.08%) FMCG
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) E-Commerce
2 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (8.16%) CRM
5 4 (8.16%) ERP
5 4 (8.16%) Migration
5 4 (8.16%) Project Management
5 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.12%) Business Process Mapping
6 3 (6.12%) Content Management
6 3 (6.12%) MVC
6 3 (6.12%) Resource Management
6 3 (6.12%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (6.12%) SOA
6 3 (6.12%) User Stories
7 2 (4.08%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) Java
2 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.08%) SQL
4 1 (2.04%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) Ruby
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
1 6 (12.24%) ISEB
2 3 (6.12%) ACMT
3 1 (2.04%) APMP
3 1 (2.04%) CISM
3 1 (2.04%) CISSP
3 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) MBA
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.04%) FATCA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.04%) MiFID
2 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.04%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) hybris
3 4 (8.16%) Adobe
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) SAP
4 3 (6.12%) Apple
4 3 (6.12%) FatWire
4 3 (6.12%) Guidewire
4 3 (6.12%) MuleSoft
4 3 (6.12%) Pega
4 3 (6.12%) Sitecore
5 2 (4.08%) RedPrairie
6 1 (2.04%) ATG
6 1 (2.04%) Epicor
6 1 (2.04%) Infor
6 1 (2.04%) ION Trading
6 1 (2.04%) Remedy
6 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.04%) Tableau
6 1 (2.04%) VMware
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