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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 58 53 36
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs citing Retail 14 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.63% 2.02% 4.01%
As % of the General category 4.58% 6.39% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £469 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £339 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £663 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-65.50% +122.22%
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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 Reading region.

General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
306 313 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 35.62% 31.68% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 117 116
Average daily rate £405 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £213 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 15
Average hourly rate £10.75 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.56% +36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 9 (23.08%) TOGAF
2 7 (17.95%) Finance
3 6 (15.38%) Legal
3 6 (15.38%) Degree
3 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.82%) SAP
4 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
4 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
4 5 (12.82%) Marketing
5 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.26%) .NET
5 4 (10.26%) HTML
5 4 (10.26%) Java
5 4 (10.26%) RedPrairie
6 3 (7.69%) BDD
6 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (7.69%) Adobe
6 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
6 3 (7.69%) Project Management
6 3 (7.69%) C#
6 3 (7.69%) CSS
6 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.69%) TDD
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.13%) QA
7 2 (5.13%) Social Network
7 2 (5.13%) WebSphere

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
1 2 (5.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (5.13%) InDesign
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 2 (5.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Fredhopper
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
1 1 (2.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Wireless
1 2 (5.13%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) DB2
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) Selenium
2 2 (5.13%) TestComplete
2 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.56%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.56%) NuGet
3 1 (2.56%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Legal
3 5 (12.82%) Marketing
4 2 (5.13%) Billing
4 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.13%) Advertising
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Architect
2 5 (12.82%) Consultant
2 5 (12.82%) Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Systems Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Business Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Lead Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Junior
5 2 (5.13%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Domain Architect
6 1 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) DevOps Specialist
6 1 (2.56%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
1 4 (10.26%) HTML
2 3 (7.69%) CSS
3 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.13%) SOAP
3 2 (5.13%) Backbone.js
3 2 (5.13%) Sass
3 2 (5.13%) LESS
3 2 (5.13%) HTML5
3 2 (5.13%) CSS3
3 2 (5.13%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.56%) RESTful
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.56%) JavaBeans
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.56%) EJB
4 1 (2.56%) JMS
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Social Network
3 2 (5.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.13%) FMCG
4 1 (2.56%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.56%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.56%) EPoS
4 1 (2.56%) GIS
4 1 (2.56%) AS400
4 1 (2.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.56%) UNIX
2 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) TOGAF
2 5 (12.82%) E-Commerce
3 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.69%) BDD
4 3 (7.69%) Project Management
4 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.69%) TDD
5 2 (5.13%) Migration
5 2 (5.13%) Release Management
5 2 (5.13%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.13%) MVC
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL
5 2 (5.13%) OO
5 2 (5.13%) Change Management
5 2 (5.13%) CRM
5 2 (5.13%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (5.13%) High Availability
5 2 (5.13%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.26%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (5.13%) SQL
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.56%) Puppet
1 1 (2.56%) SCCM
1 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) SAP
3 4 (10.26%) RedPrairie
4 3 (7.69%) Adobe
5 2 (5.13%) Google
5 2 (5.13%) EMC
5 2 (5.13%) Facebook
5 2 (5.13%) Twitter
6 1 (2.56%) IBM
6 1 (2.56%) ESRI
6 1 (2.56%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) Endeca
6 1 (2.56%) Coremetrics
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