The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 17 36 34
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 215 127 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.55% 4.64% 3.84%
As % of the General category 11.77% 11.23% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 75 59
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£400 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £700 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £396
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £12.96 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.31% -57.50%
Retail
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1826 1131 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 55.67% 41.29% 43.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 509 474
Average daily rate £388 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 13 33
Average hourly rate £30.50 £16.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.62% +52.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.50 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £88.13 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Scotland region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Scotland region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +3 185 £400 -11.11% 41
Glasgow +10 21 £400 -38.46% 14
West Lothian -9 2 £325 - 2
Fife -7 1 £230 -47.84%
Stirling - 1 £401 -
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 332 (81.17%) Banking
2 250 (61.12%) Retail Banking
3 210 (51.34%) Finance
4 95 (23.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 83 (20.29%) Migration
6 61 (14.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 45 (11.00%) Project Management
8 41 (10.02%) Data Warehouse
9 38 (9.29%) SQL
10 34 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
11 33 (8.07%) Analytics
12 31 (7.58%) SAS
13 27 (6.60%) ISEB
13 27 (6.60%) Non-Functional Testing
14 26 (6.36%) Test Scripting
14 26 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (6.36%) QA
14 26 (6.36%) Business Analysis
15 25 (6.11%) Data Migration
16 23 (5.62%) HP Quality Center
17 22 (5.38%) ETL
18 21 (5.13%) Change Management
18 21 (5.13%) Credit Risk
19 18 (4.40%) Target Operating Model
20 17 (4.16%) Test Management
21 16 (3.91%) Software Testing
21 16 (3.91%) ITIL
22 15 (3.67%) MS Excel
23 14 (3.42%) Teradata
23 14 (3.42%) ISTQB

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 31 (7.58%) SAS
2 7 (1.71%) Node.js
3 3 (0.73%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.73%) JBoss
3 3 (0.73%) Apache
3 3 (0.73%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.49%) FileNet
4 2 (0.49%) CMS
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.24%) Mule
5 1 (0.24%) Lync
5 1 (0.24%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 15 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.47%) MS Office
4 5 (1.22%) MS Project
5 3 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.49%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.49%) IaaS
2 1 (0.24%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) PaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Taleo
2 1 (0.24%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.22%) ATM
2 3 (0.73%) Intranet
3 2 (0.49%) Internet
3 2 (0.49%) CTI
4 1 (0.24%) Firewall
4 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.02%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.71%) Data Mining
3 4 (0.98%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.24%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Maven
1 4 (0.98%) Toad
2 3 (0.73%) HP UFT
2 3 (0.73%) Ant
3 2 (0.49%) WebStorm
3 2 (0.49%) Grunt
3 2 (0.49%) gulp
3 2 (0.49%) JIRA
3 2 (0.49%) Selenium
4 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.24%) JBehave
4 1 (0.24%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.24%) Gradle
4 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
General
1 332 (81.17%) Banking
2 250 (61.12%) Retail Banking
3 210 (51.34%) Finance
4 12 (2.93%) Back Office
4 12 (2.93%) Marketing
5 4 (0.98%) General Ledger
5 4 (0.98%) Legal
6 3 (0.73%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.24%) Front Office
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.24%) Advertising
8 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 184 (44.99%) Analyst
2 88 (21.52%) Business Analyst
3 46 (11.25%) Test Manager
4 43 (10.51%) Test Analyst
5 39 (9.54%) Project Manager
6 21 (5.13%) Architect
6 21 (5.13%) Test Leader
7 19 (4.65%) Senior Manager
8 18 (4.40%) Developer
8 18 (4.40%) Banking Business Analyst
9 17 (4.16%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (3.67%) Senior Test Analyst
10 15 (3.67%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 14 (3.42%) Senior Test Manager
12 11 (2.69%) PMO Analyst
13 9 (2.20%) Designer
13 9 (2.20%) SAS Analyst
13 9 (2.20%) Data Analyst
13 9 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.20%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.42%) HTML
2 13 (3.18%) CSS
3 8 (1.96%) SOAP
4 7 (1.71%) Web Services
5 6 (1.47%) .NET
6 5 (1.22%) Spring
6 5 (1.22%) Middleware
6 5 (1.22%) Hibernate
6 5 (1.22%) HTML5
6 5 (1.22%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.98%) REST
7 4 (0.98%) CSS3
7 4 (0.98%) JPA
7 4 (0.98%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.73%) EJB
8 3 (0.73%) JMS
8 3 (0.73%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (0.73%) Apache Camel
8 3 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.13%) Credit Risk
3 11 (2.69%) Data Integration
4 6 (1.47%) User Experience
4 6 (1.47%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.22%) Online Banking
6 4 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.98%) IVR
7 3 (0.73%) EPoS
7 3 (0.73%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.49%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.49%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.49%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.24%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.24%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.24%) PKI
9 1 (0.24%) FMCG
9 1 (0.24%) DataPower
9 1 (0.24%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (0.98%) Windows
2 3 (0.73%) AIX
2 3 (0.73%) UNIX
3 2 (0.49%) Linux
3 2 (0.49%) zOS
4 1 (0.24%) Android
4 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (23.23%) Stakeholder Management
2 83 (20.29%) Migration
3 61 (14.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 45 (11.00%) Project Management
5 33 (8.07%) Analytics
6 27 (6.60%) Non-Functional Testing
7 26 (6.36%) Test Scripting
7 26 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (6.36%) Business Analysis
8 25 (6.11%) Data Migration
9 22 (5.38%) ETL
10 21 (5.13%) Change Management
11 18 (4.40%) Target Operating Model
12 17 (4.16%) Test Management
13 16 (3.91%) Software Testing
13 16 (3.91%) ITIL
14 14 (3.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 13 (3.18%) Risk Management
15 13 (3.18%) Validation
15 13 (3.18%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.29%) SQL
2 14 (3.42%) JavaScript
3 9 (2.20%) VBA
4 8 (1.96%) Java
5 4 (0.98%) C#
6 3 (0.73%) C
7 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.24%) ABAP
8 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (6.60%) ISEB
2 14 (3.42%) ISTQB
3 8 (1.96%) Degree
4 7 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.73%) PMP
5 3 (0.73%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.24%) CISA
7 1 (0.24%) QiCA
7 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.24%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.36%) QA
2 5 (1.22%) FATCA
3 3 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) GAAP
5 1 (0.24%) MiFID
5 1 (0.24%) EMIR
5 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) Xen
1 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 23 (5.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.49%) SCCM
2 2 (0.49%) SCOM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 14 (3.42%) Teradata
2 10 (2.44%) Informatica
2 10 (2.44%) Oracle
3 8 (1.96%) HP
4 7 (1.71%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.22%) IBM
5 5 (1.22%) Pega
6 2 (0.49%) Twitter
6 2 (0.49%) Verint
6 2 (0.49%) NetApp
6 2 (0.49%) SAP
6 2 (0.49%) Genesys
6 2 (0.49%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.24%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe
7 1 (0.24%) Sybase
7 1 (0.24%) VMware
7 1 (0.24%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.24%) Zend
7 1 (0.24%) Xamarin
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