The first 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Reading region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 61 21 74
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +53
Contract jobs citing Retail 8 61 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.90% 6.57% 0.98%
As % of the General category 2.90% 14.99% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 25 5
Average daily rate
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£538 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £280 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 0
Average hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-49.49% +37.50%
General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
276 407 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.19% 43.81% 43.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 163 152
Average daily rate £400 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £523 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +103.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
Retail
Berkshire

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
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 30 July 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 12 (32.43%) Marketing
2 10 (27.03%) Back Office
3 7 (18.92%) Cisco
4 6 (16.22%) CRM
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle
4 6 (16.22%) Broadband
4 6 (16.22%) Finance
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (13.51%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (13.51%) Degree
5 5 (13.51%) Billing
5 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
5 5 (13.51%) Juniper
6 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (10.81%) SQL
6 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis
6 4 (10.81%) Validation
6 4 (10.81%) Business Transformation
7 3 (8.11%) Customer Insight
7 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
7 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.11%) Games
7 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.11%) Logistics
7 3 (8.11%) Java
7 3 (8.11%) Linux
7 3 (8.11%) DNS
7 3 (8.11%) Project Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Broadband
2 5 (13.51%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (8.11%) DNS
4 2 (5.41%) Intranet
4 2 (5.41%) LAN
4 2 (5.41%) WAN
4 2 (5.41%) SMTP
4 2 (5.41%) Firewall
4 2 (5.41%) FWSM
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (2.70%) Network Security
5 1 (2.70%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (2.70%) IPsec
5 1 (2.70%) VLAN
5 1 (2.70%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.70%) FTP
5 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.41%) DB2
1 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
1 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.70%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (32.43%) Marketing
2 10 (27.03%) Back Office
3 6 (16.22%) Finance
4 5 (13.51%) Billing
5 3 (8.11%) Games
6 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.70%) Law
6 1 (2.70%) Legal
6 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (13.51%) IP Engineer
1 5 (13.51%) Architect
1 5 (13.51%) Programme Manager
2 4 (10.81%) Consultant
2 4 (10.81%) Analyst
2 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Sales Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Business Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.70%) Build and Release Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Build Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing Executive
5 1 (2.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) HTML
1 2 (5.41%) XML
1 2 (5.41%) Spring
2 1 (2.70%) WebCenter
2 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.70%) XSL
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) JDBC
2 1 (2.70%) JSP
2 1 (2.70%) Struts
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) J2EE
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Xbox
2 1 (2.70%) iSeries
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) CRM
2 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
3 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis
3 4 (10.81%) Validation
3 4 (10.81%) Business Transformation
4 3 (8.11%) Customer Insight
4 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
4 3 (8.11%) Logistics
4 3 (8.11%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Supply Chain Management
5 2 (5.41%) Release Management
5 2 (5.41%) Analytics
6 1 (2.70%) DevOps
6 1 (2.70%) SABSA
6 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Load Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.70%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) Perl
3 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Salt
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Cisco
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle
3 5 (13.51%) Juniper
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.41%) IBM
5 2 (5.41%) Endeca
5 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 2 (5.41%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) F5
6 1 (2.70%) ATG
6 1 (2.70%) Google
6 1 (2.70%) Coremetrics
6 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat