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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 43 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Retail 24 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.88% 2.90% 3.00%
As % of the General category 9.06% 6.81% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 7
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£425 £488 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £342 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £635
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £10.75
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +44.18%
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
265 426 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.81% 42.56% 49.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 194 139
Average daily rate £411 £390 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.44% +18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £213 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 18
Average hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015, 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 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Degree
3 7 (15.22%) TOGAF
4 6 (13.04%) Windows
5 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.70%) CRM
6 4 (8.70%) ERP
6 4 (8.70%) Project Management
6 4 (8.70%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (8.70%) Marketing
6 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.70%) Banking
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.52%) Legal
7 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
7 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
7 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
7 3 (6.52%) LAN
7 3 (6.52%) VoIP
7 3 (6.52%) WAN
7 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco
7 3 (6.52%) ITIL
7 3 (6.52%) SAP
7 3 (6.52%) C
7 3 (6.52%) SQL
8 2 (4.35%) .NET
8 2 (4.35%) SQL Server

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (2.17%) Lync
1 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) LAN
1 3 (6.52%) VoIP
1 3 (6.52%) WAN
2 1 (2.17%) Network Security
2 1 (2.17%) Wireless
2 1 (2.17%) OSPF
2 1 (2.17%) BGP
2 1 (2.17%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.17%) ADSL
2 1 (2.17%) DHCP
2 1 (2.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Marketing
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Legal
3 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.35%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Games
4 2 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Architect
2 9 (19.57%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (15.22%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Lead Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Development Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Business Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Test Coordinator
6 2 (4.35%) Principal Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Principal Security Consultant
7 1 (2.17%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.17%) Backbone.js
2 1 (2.17%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (2.17%) Sass
2 1 (2.17%) LESS
2 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.17%) CSS3
2 1 (2.17%) HTML5
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) CSS
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.17%) GIS
2 1 (2.17%) Handset
2 1 (2.17%) FMCG
2 1 (2.17%) iPhone
2 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.17%) EPoS
2 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.17%) Android
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) TOGAF
2 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.70%) CRM
3 4 (8.70%) ERP
3 4 (8.70%) Project Management
3 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (6.52%) ITIL
5 2 (4.35%) B2B
5 2 (4.35%) SOA
5 2 (4.35%) Data Mapping
5 2 (4.35%) Migration
5 2 (4.35%) Information Security
5 2 (4.35%) TDD
5 2 (4.35%) High Availability
5 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.35%) SIEM
5 2 (4.35%) Business Development
6 1 (2.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) C
1 3 (6.52%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.17%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) ACCA
2 2 (4.35%) CISSP
2 2 (4.35%) CISA
2 2 (4.35%) CISM
2 2 (4.35%) CIMA
2 2 (4.35%) CRISC
2 2 (4.35%) AAT
3 1 (2.17%) PCI QSA
3 1 (2.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
1 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco
2 3 (6.52%) SAP
3 2 (4.35%) EMC
4 1 (2.17%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) ESRI
4 1 (2.17%) Apple
4 1 (2.17%) Citrix
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