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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 28 57 33
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -24
Contract jobs citing Retail 152 68 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.50% 2.80% 4.67%
As % of the General category 12.07% 7.14% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 46 65
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £320 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £6.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.54 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+64.75% -
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
1259 952 824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.55% 39.18% 40.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 450 433
Average daily rate £400 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £501 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 15
Average hourly rate £32.25 £15.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.80 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £19.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +15 125 £400 - 24
Glasgow +18 23 £363 -19.44% 13
Fife - - - - 1
Midlothian - - - - 1
Highlands - - - - 1
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 240 (79.47%) Banking
2 181 (59.93%) Retail Banking
3 174 (57.62%) Finance
4 68 (22.52%) Migration
5 52 (17.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (11.26%) SQL
7 32 (10.60%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (10.26%) Data Migration
9 28 (9.27%) Project Management
10 24 (7.95%) Business Analysis
10 24 (7.95%) Credit Risk
11 22 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (6.62%) MS Excel
14 19 (6.29%) SAS
15 15 (4.97%) Validation
16 14 (4.64%) TOGAF
17 13 (4.30%) Zachman Framework
17 13 (4.30%) IBM
17 13 (4.30%) Oracle
17 13 (4.30%) QA
18 12 (3.97%) MS Project
18 12 (3.97%) HTML
18 12 (3.97%) Java
19 11 (3.64%) Telecoms
19 11 (3.64%) JavaScript
19 11 (3.64%) MS Office
19 11 (3.64%) SQL Server
19 11 (3.64%) CSS
19 11 (3.64%) Marketing

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (6.29%) SAS
2 9 (2.98%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.65%) CMS
4 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.33%) IIS
5 1 (0.33%) JBoss
5 1 (0.33%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (6.62%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.97%) MS Project
3 11 (3.64%) MS Office
3 11 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.66%) SPSS
6 1 (0.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (0.66%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.33%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.33%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.33%) ATM
1 1 (0.33%) Bluetooth
1 1 (0.33%) VPN
1 1 (0.33%) SAN
1 1 (0.33%) Internet
1 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.33%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.60%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.99%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.66%) QlikView
5 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.33%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.33%) BODI
6 1 (0.33%) DB2
6 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.33%) Informix
6 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.33%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (1.99%) Git (software)
1 6 (1.99%) Grunt
2 2 (0.66%) Subversion
2 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.33%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.33%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.33%) Xcode
General
1 240 (79.47%) Banking
2 181 (59.93%) Retail Banking
3 174 (57.62%) Finance
4 11 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.64%) Marketing
5 8 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.32%) Legal
7 2 (0.66%) Back Office
7 2 (0.66%) Electronics
7 2 (0.66%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 104 (34.44%) Analyst
2 58 (19.21%) Business Analyst
3 43 (14.24%) Project Manager
4 38 (12.58%) Architect
5 28 (9.27%) Developer
6 27 (8.94%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (5.63%) Banking Business Analyst
8 15 (4.97%) Consultant
8 15 (4.97%) Data Analyst
9 13 (4.30%) Test Manager
10 12 (3.97%) Test Analyst
11 11 (3.64%) PMO Manager
12 9 (2.98%) Test Leader
13 8 (2.65%) PMO Analyst
13 8 (2.65%) Infrastructure Architect
14 7 (2.32%) Data Manager
14 7 (2.32%) Programme Manager
14 7 (2.32%) Senior Manager
14 7 (2.32%) Senior Analyst
15 6 (1.99%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.97%) HTML
2 11 (3.64%) CSS
3 9 (2.98%) jQuery
4 7 (2.32%) .NET
5 6 (1.99%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.99%) OOCSS
6 4 (1.32%) JSON
7 3 (0.99%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.66%) Web Services
8 2 (0.66%) XML
8 2 (0.66%) Middleware
9 1 (0.33%) Cocoa
9 1 (0.33%) J2ME
9 1 (0.33%) J2EE
9 1 (0.33%) SOAP
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.33%) RESTful
9 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.95%) Credit Risk
2 22 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.98%) Mainframe
4 7 (2.32%) Data Extraction
5 5 (1.66%) Smart Meter
5 5 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.99%) Animation
7 3 (0.99%) User Experience
7 3 (0.99%) Online Banking
7 3 (0.99%) Social Media
8 2 (0.66%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.33%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.33%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.33%) Open Source
9 1 (0.33%) iPad
9 1 (0.33%) iPhone
9 1 (0.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.65%) Android
2 5 (1.66%) UNIX
3 4 (1.32%) Windows
3 4 (1.32%) Linux
4 3 (0.99%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.33%) zOS
5 1 (0.33%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.33%) AIX
5 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (22.52%) Migration
2 52 (17.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 31 (10.26%) Data Migration
4 28 (9.27%) Project Management
5 24 (7.95%) Business Analysis
6 21 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (4.97%) Validation
8 14 (4.64%) TOGAF
9 13 (4.30%) Zachman Framework
10 11 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (3.64%) Campaign Management
11 10 (3.31%) Data Cleansing
11 10 (3.31%) Data Mapping
11 10 (3.31%) Change Management
12 9 (2.98%) ETL
12 9 (2.98%) Data Analysis
12 9 (2.98%) Analytics
13 8 (2.65%) TDD
13 8 (2.65%) Test Management
13 8 (2.65%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.26%) SQL
2 12 (3.97%) Java
3 11 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.99%) C#
5 3 (0.99%) C
6 1 (0.33%) COBOL
6 1 (0.33%) ABAP
6 1 (0.33%) MUMPS
6 1 (0.33%) JCL
6 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.33%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 8 (2.65%) ISEB
2 5 (1.66%) Degree
3 3 (0.99%) PMP
3 3 (0.99%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.33%) ACCA
5 1 (0.33%) CISA
5 1 (0.33%) CIMA
5 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) VCP4
5 1 (0.33%) CISSP
5 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.30%) QA
2 10 (3.31%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) FATCA
3 1 (0.33%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (4.30%) Oracle
1 13 (4.30%) IBM
2 10 (3.31%) SAP
3 6 (1.99%) Teradata
3 6 (1.99%) Unica
4 4 (1.32%) Business Objects
5 3 (0.99%) Microsoft
5 3 (0.99%) Progress
5 3 (0.99%) Chordiant
6 2 (0.66%) HP
6 2 (0.66%) Dell
6 2 (0.66%) Informatica
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.33%) Apple
7 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.33%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.33%) Remedy
7 1 (0.33%) Kofax
7 1 (0.33%) VMware
7 1 (0.33%) CA
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