The first 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Scotland region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 40 35 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing Retail 102 99 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.89% 3.96% 5.56%
As % of the General category 9.60% 8.88% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 69 77
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £264 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £500 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.20 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.55% +25.00%
General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1063 1115 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.59% 44.58% 52.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 548 644
Average daily rate £400 £396 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 22
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Retail
UK

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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 -6 89 £431 -1.42% 12
Glasgow -7 7 £613 +61.18% 2
Aberdeen - 1 £500 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 139 (72.77%) Banking
2 122 (63.87%) Retail Banking
2 122 (63.87%) Finance
3 64 (33.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (22.51%) Project Management
5 26 (13.61%) Migration
6 17 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (7.33%) Linux
7 14 (7.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (7.33%) FMCG
8 13 (6.81%) Waterfall
9 12 (6.28%) Business Analysis
10 11 (5.76%) System Testing
10 11 (5.76%) Windows
11 10 (5.24%) Oracle
11 10 (5.24%) XML
12 9 (4.71%) SOAP
12 9 (4.71%) Web Services
12 9 (4.71%) Mainframe
13 8 (4.19%) SAS
13 8 (4.19%) HTTP
13 8 (4.19%) ISEB
13 8 (4.19%) Credit Risk
13 8 (4.19%) Release Management
13 8 (4.19%) Project Planning
13 8 (4.19%) Business Transformation
14 7 (3.66%) JSON
14 7 (3.66%) Matrix Management
14 7 (3.66%) RESTful
14 7 (3.66%) Mac OS X

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 8 (4.19%) SAS
2 3 (1.57%) CICS
3 2 (1.05%) CMS
4 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.52%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.09%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.52%) MS Project
3 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.52%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.52%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.19%) HTTP
2 2 (1.05%) ATM
2 2 (1.05%) Intranet
2 2 (1.05%) SMS
3 1 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.52%) LAN
3 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.52%) DNS
3 1 (0.52%) SSL
3 1 (0.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.52%) DB2
3 1 (0.52%) MS Access
3 1 (0.52%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (2.62%) Subversion
1 5 (2.62%) Git (software)
General
1 139 (72.77%) Banking
2 122 (63.87%) Finance
2 122 (63.87%) Retail Banking
3 3 (1.57%) Legal
3 3 (1.57%) Publishing
4 2 (1.05%) Marketing
5 1 (0.52%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 56 (29.32%) Analyst
2 43 (22.51%) Project Manager
3 30 (15.71%) Business Analyst
4 20 (10.47%) Architect
5 19 (9.95%) Senior Manager
6 15 (7.85%) Senior Project Manager
7 14 (7.33%) Developer
8 11 (5.76%) Programme Manager
8 11 (5.76%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.14%) Tester
9 6 (3.14%) Test Manager
9 6 (3.14%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.14%) SAS Developer
9 6 (3.14%) Banking Business Analyst
10 5 (2.62%) Lead Business Analyst
10 5 (2.62%) Test Leader
10 5 (2.62%) UAT Tester
10 5 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.09%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.24%) XML
2 9 (4.71%) SOAP
2 9 (4.71%) Web Services
3 7 (3.66%) JSON
3 7 (3.66%) RESTful
4 4 (2.09%) Middleware
5 3 (1.57%) CSS3
5 3 (1.57%) HTML5
5 3 (1.57%) HTML
5 3 (1.57%) CSS
6 2 (1.05%) REST
7 1 (0.52%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.33%) FMCG
2 9 (4.71%) Mainframe
3 8 (4.19%) Credit Risk
4 5 (2.62%) Open Source
5 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.09%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.57%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.57%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.57%) Equities
7 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.05%) PMI
7 2 (1.05%) Social Media
8 1 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.52%) EPoS
8 1 (0.52%) IVR
8 1 (0.52%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.52%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.52%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.33%) Linux
2 11 (5.76%) Windows
3 7 (3.66%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.05%) UNIX
5 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (33.51%) Stakeholder Management
2 43 (22.51%) Project Management
3 26 (13.61%) Migration
4 17 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (7.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (6.81%) Waterfall
7 12 (6.28%) Business Analysis
8 11 (5.76%) System Testing
9 8 (4.19%) Release Management
9 8 (4.19%) Project Planning
9 8 (4.19%) Business Transformation
10 7 (3.66%) Matrix Management
10 7 (3.66%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.66%) E-Commerce
11 6 (3.14%) Scrum
11 6 (3.14%) Unit Testing
11 6 (3.14%) Data Migration
12 5 (2.62%) Software Engineering
12 5 (2.62%) Test Management
12 5 (2.62%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.66%) SQL
2 6 (3.14%) Java
3 3 (1.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.05%) VBA
5 1 (0.52%) REXX
5 1 (0.52%) JCL
5 1 (0.52%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (4.19%) ISEB
2 6 (3.14%) Degree
3 4 (2.09%) HNC
3 4 (2.09%) HND
4 3 (1.57%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.14%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.05%) SLA
2 2 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.52%) CRD IV
3 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.52%) Basel III
3 1 (0.52%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.57%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (5.24%) Oracle
2 4 (2.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.09%) VMware
3 3 (1.57%) CA
4 2 (1.05%) Hyperion
4 2 (1.05%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.05%) HP
4 2 (1.05%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.52%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.52%) SAP
5 1 (0.52%) IBM
5 1 (0.52%) Teradata
5 1 (0.52%) Northgate
5 1 (0.52%) Sitecore
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