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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 55 27 73
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +46
Contract jobs citing Retail 8 59 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.91% 5.90% 1.27%
As % of the General category 2.89% 12.69% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 26 7
Average daily rate
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£538 £328 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.12% -18.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £513 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 0
Average hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.96 £30.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +71.83%
Retail
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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
277 465 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.55% 46.50% 46.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 196 150
Average daily rate £400 £350 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +107.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £27.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £47.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 22 August 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 10 (34.48%) Marketing
2 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) CRM
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco
3 6 (20.69%) Back Office
4 5 (17.24%) Project Management
4 5 (17.24%) Broadband
5 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.79%) Juniper
5 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (13.79%) Billing
5 4 (13.79%) Business Analysis
5 4 (13.79%) Degree
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (10.34%) Business Transformation
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (10.34%) Customer Insight
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Games
6 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (10.34%) DNS
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle
6 3 (10.34%) Linux
7 2 (6.90%) LAN
7 2 (6.90%) WAN
7 2 (6.90%) SMTP
7 2 (6.90%) HTML

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Broadband
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (10.34%) DNS
4 2 (6.90%) LAN
4 2 (6.90%) WAN
4 2 (6.90%) SMTP
4 2 (6.90%) Intranet
4 2 (6.90%) Firewall
4 2 (6.90%) FWSM
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (3.45%) Network Security
5 1 (3.45%) VLAN
5 1 (3.45%) BIG-IP
5 1 (3.45%) IPsec
5 1 (3.45%) Internet
5 1 (3.45%) 3G
5 1 (3.45%) MPLS
5 1 (3.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) DB2
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
1 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) MSBuild
2 1 (3.45%) Subversion
2 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (34.48%) Marketing
2 7 (24.14%) Finance
3 6 (20.69%) Back Office
4 4 (13.79%) Billing
5 3 (10.34%) Games
6 1 (3.45%) Banking
6 1 (3.45%) Legal
6 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Programme Manager
2 4 (13.79%) IP Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Sales Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Business Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Build Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Build and Release Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Marketing Executive
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Release Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) Spring
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.45%) JDBC
2 1 (3.45%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) XSL
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) iSeries
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) CRM
2 5 (17.24%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
3 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (13.79%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Business Transformation
4 3 (10.34%) Customer Insight
4 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) B2B
5 2 (6.90%) Validation
5 2 (6.90%) Logistics
5 2 (6.90%) Supply Chain Management
5 2 (6.90%) Release Management
5 2 (6.90%) Analytics
5 2 (6.90%) Data Mapping
6 1 (3.45%) DevOps
6 1 (3.45%) SABSA
6 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Java
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.45%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ACCA
2 2 (6.90%) CIMA
2 2 (6.90%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) Salt
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Cisco
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Juniper
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 2 (6.90%) F5
5 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.45%) Endeca
5 1 (3.45%) Google
5 1 (3.45%) Coremetrics