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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 48 45 76
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +31
Contract jobs citing Retail 23 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.59% 3.38% 1.56%
As % of the General category 8.39% 8.22% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 13
Average daily rate
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£483 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £230 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £400 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £385 £385
% change year-on-year
+8.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +13.04%
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
274 438 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.89% 41.13% 50.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 219 144
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £168 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 10
Average hourly rate £27.83 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.02% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £139.00 £50.00 £24.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.46%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 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 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Finance
3 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) Marketing
4 4 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (12.50%) Banking
4 4 (12.50%) Project Management
4 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.50%) CRM
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) Windows
5 3 (9.38%) Back Office
5 3 (9.38%) Business Development
5 3 (9.38%) QA
6 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) Logistics
6 2 (6.25%) Billing
6 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
6 2 (6.25%) Games
6 2 (6.25%) Information Security
6 2 (6.25%) Data Mapping
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.25%) High Availability
6 2 (6.25%) SIEM

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) WAN
1 2 (6.25%) Network Security
1 2 (6.25%) Broadband
1 2 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) VoIP
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.13%) FWSM
2 1 (3.13%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.13%) SMTP
2 1 (3.13%) DHCP
2 1 (3.13%) SNMP
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) 3G
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) BIG-IP
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) DB2
1 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
2 4 (12.50%) Marketing
3 3 (9.38%) Back Office
4 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.25%) Billing
4 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.25%) Games
5 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Architect
1 7 (21.88%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Coordinator
3 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Development Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Test Coordinator
4 2 (6.25%) Principal Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) IP Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Principal Security Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
1 1 (3.13%) JDBC
1 1 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Handset
1 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
1 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.13%) AIX
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 4 (12.50%) CRM
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
3 3 (9.38%) Business Development
4 2 (6.25%) Data Mapping
4 2 (6.25%) Information Security
4 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.25%) High Availability
4 2 (6.25%) SIEM
4 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 2 (6.25%) Business Transformation
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.25%) Logistics
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) B2B
4 2 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) CRISC
2 2 (6.25%) AAT
2 2 (6.25%) CISSP
2 2 (6.25%) ACCA
2 2 (6.25%) CISA
2 2 (6.25%) CISM
2 2 (6.25%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) ProxySG
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Juniper
4 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.13%) F5
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