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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 47 46 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing Retail 26 33 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.55% 3.23% 5.57%
As % of the General category 9.12% 7.76% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £206 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £558 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 15
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-14.44% -
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
285 425 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.91% 41.63% 47.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 182 120
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £169 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 25
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% +7.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 (18.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) TOGAF
3 7 (14.00%) Degree
3 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.00%) Windows
4 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.00%) SAP
4 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.00%) Legal
5 4 (8.00%) Marketing
5 4 (8.00%) VoIP
5 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (8.00%) Java
5 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.00%) RedPrairie
6 3 (6.00%) High Availability
6 3 (6.00%) SCCM
6 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (6.00%) ITIL
6 3 (6.00%) CSS
6 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (6.00%) HTML
6 3 (6.00%) SQL
6 3 (6.00%) .NET
6 3 (6.00%) WAN
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco
6 3 (6.00%) Project Management
6 3 (6.00%) LAN

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) Lync
2 1 (2.00%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.00%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) VoIP
2 3 (6.00%) WAN
2 3 (6.00%) LAN
3 2 (4.00%) Wireless
4 1 (2.00%) Network Security
4 1 (2.00%) ADSL
4 1 (2.00%) DHCP
4 1 (2.00%) HTTP
4 1 (2.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) OSPF
4 1 (2.00%) BGP
4 1 (2.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (2.00%) NuGet
1 1 (2.00%) Artifactory
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Legal
2 4 (8.00%) Marketing
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Billing
3 2 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Architect
2 7 (14.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.00%) Consultant
3 5 (10.00%) Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Systems Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Business Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Lead Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Domain Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.00%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) CSS
1 3 (6.00%) HTML
1 3 (6.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) SOAP
2 2 (4.00%) Web Services
2 2 (4.00%) HTML5
2 2 (4.00%) CSS3
2 2 (4.00%) Backbone.js
2 2 (4.00%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (4.00%) Sass
2 2 (4.00%) LESS
2 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.00%) XSL
3 1 (2.00%) JMS
3 1 (2.00%) JavaBeans
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.00%) jQuery
3 1 (2.00%) RESTful
3 1 (2.00%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.00%) FMCG
4 1 (2.00%) iPhone
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.00%) EPoS
4 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.00%) GIS
4 1 (2.00%) Handset
4 1 (2.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) TOGAF
2 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.00%) Project Management
4 3 (6.00%) TDD
4 3 (6.00%) ITIL
4 3 (6.00%) High Availability
5 2 (4.00%) BDD
5 2 (4.00%) Analytics
5 2 (4.00%) Scrum
5 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.00%) Change Management
5 2 (4.00%) MVC
5 2 (4.00%) OO
5 2 (4.00%) CRM
5 2 (4.00%) ERP
5 2 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (2.00%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.00%) Java
3 3 (6.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.00%) C
4 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) PCI QSA
2 1 (2.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) SAP
3 4 (8.00%) RedPrairie
4 3 (6.00%) Cisco
5 2 (4.00%) EMC
5 2 (4.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Google
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix
6 1 (2.00%) Apple
6 1 (2.00%) ESRI
6 1 (2.00%) Adobe