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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 50 47 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing Retail 22 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.21% 2.99% 4.35%
As % of the General category 7.94% 8.05% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £401 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.91% +33.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £181 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £568 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 14
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
277 385 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.84% 37.09% 41.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 160 119
Average daily rate £410 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 24
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.66%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) TOGAF
3 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 6 (13.33%) Degree
4 6 (13.33%) Legal
5 5 (11.11%) Marketing
5 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 5 (11.11%) Windows
5 5 (11.11%) Java
5 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.11%) .NET
5 5 (11.11%) SAP
6 4 (8.89%) HTML
6 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.89%) TDD
6 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.89%) RedPrairie
7 3 (6.67%) BDD
7 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
7 3 (6.67%) SQL
7 3 (6.67%) C#
7 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
7 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (6.67%) CSS
7 3 (6.67%) SOAP
7 3 (6.67%) ITIL
7 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.44%) InDesign
2 2 (4.44%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.22%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) VoIP
2 2 (4.44%) WAN
2 2 (4.44%) LAN
2 2 (4.44%) Wireless
3 1 (2.22%) ADSL
3 1 (2.22%) DHCP
3 1 (2.22%) HTTP
3 1 (2.22%) DNS
3 1 (2.22%) OSPF
3 1 (2.22%) BGP
3 1 (2.22%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) DB2
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.44%) Selenium
2 2 (4.44%) TestComplete
3 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.22%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.22%) NuGet
3 1 (2.22%) Artifactory
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Legal
3 5 (11.11%) Marketing
4 2 (4.44%) Billing
4 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.44%) Advertising
5 1 (2.22%) Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Architect
2 6 (13.33%) Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Systems Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Business Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Domain Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.44%) Junior
6 2 (4.44%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) HTML
3 3 (6.67%) CSS
3 3 (6.67%) SOAP
4 2 (4.44%) Web Services
4 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.44%) HTML5
4 2 (4.44%) CSS3
4 2 (4.44%) Backbone.js
4 2 (4.44%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (4.44%) Sass
4 2 (4.44%) LESS
4 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (2.22%) jQuery
5 1 (2.22%) RESTful
5 1 (2.22%) XSL
5 1 (2.22%) JMS
5 1 (2.22%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Social Network
3 2 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.44%) FMCG
4 1 (2.22%) iPhone
4 1 (2.22%) iSeries
4 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) EPoS
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.22%) GIS
4 1 (2.22%) AS400
4 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.22%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) UNIX
2 2 (4.44%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) TOGAF
2 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (8.89%) TDD
4 3 (6.67%) ITIL
4 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.67%) BDD
5 2 (4.44%) High Availability
5 2 (4.44%) Analytics
5 2 (4.44%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (4.44%) OO
5 2 (4.44%) CRM
5 2 (4.44%) ERP
5 2 (4.44%) Project Management
5 2 (4.44%) Change Management
5 2 (4.44%) MVC
5 2 (4.44%) Scrum
5 2 (4.44%) Release Management
5 2 (4.44%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) Java
1 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.67%) C#
2 3 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) C
3 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) PCI QSA
2 1 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
1 2 (4.44%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) SAP
3 4 (8.89%) RedPrairie
4 3 (6.67%) Adobe
5 2 (4.44%) EMC
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco
5 2 (4.44%) VMware
5 2 (4.44%) Facebook
5 2 (4.44%) Twitter
5 2 (4.44%) Google
6 1 (2.22%) Coremetrics
6 1 (2.22%) Endeca
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix
6 1 (2.22%) Apple
6 1 (2.22%) ESRI
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