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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 28 28 49
Rank change year-on-year
0 +21
Contract jobs citing Retail 138 151 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.42% 5.71% 3.22%
As % of the General category 12.04% 12.48% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 105 54
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £293 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £398
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +56.62%
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
1146 1210 903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 44.98% 45.75% 39.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 632 434
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 112 £445 +11.25% 32
Glasgow +10 18 £325 -4.41% 11
West Lothian - 5 £325 -
Stirling +7 2 £375 - 1
Aberdeen +2 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 241 (79.28%) Banking
2 207 (68.09%) Retail Banking
3 189 (62.17%) Finance
4 89 (29.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 64 (21.05%) Migration
6 47 (15.46%) Project Management
7 31 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (6.58%) Software Testing
10 20 (6.58%) SQL
11 19 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (6.25%) Data Centre
12 17 (5.59%) Change Management
12 17 (5.59%) Business Analysis
13 15 (4.93%) Test Strategy
14 14 (4.61%) Credit Risk
14 14 (4.61%) Law
15 13 (4.28%) IBM
15 13 (4.28%) Analytics
15 13 (4.28%) Target Operating Model
16 11 (3.62%) SAS
16 11 (3.62%) Risk Management
16 11 (3.62%) ISEB
16 11 (3.62%) Data Migration
17 10 (3.29%) QA
17 10 (3.29%) MS Excel
17 10 (3.29%) Unix
18 9 (2.96%) SQL Server
18 9 (2.96%) .NET

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (3.62%) SAS
2 7 (2.30%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.99%) Node.js
4 1 (0.33%) CMS
4 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.97%) MS Project
3 4 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.99%) MS Office
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Summit
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.66%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.33%) IaaS
2 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.32%) SSL
2 3 (0.99%) Firewall
2 3 (0.99%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.66%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.66%) Internet
3 2 (0.66%) IntruShield
3 2 (0.66%) LDAP
3 2 (0.66%) Network Security
4 1 (0.33%) HTTP
4 1 (0.33%) MPLS
4 1 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.96%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.99%) DB2
4 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.33%) DataStage
6 1 (0.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.99%) Selenium
3 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.66%) JBehave
3 2 (0.66%) Toad
3 2 (0.66%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.33%) ERwin
4 1 (0.33%) Gradle
4 1 (0.33%) Grunt
4 1 (0.33%) gulp
4 1 (0.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.33%) Maven
4 1 (0.33%) Subversion
4 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.33%) WebStorm
General
1 241 (79.28%) Banking
2 207 (68.09%) Retail Banking
3 189 (62.17%) Finance
4 14 (4.61%) Law
5 4 (1.32%) Back Office
6 3 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.66%) Advertising
7 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.66%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.66%) Marketing
7 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.33%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 94 (30.92%) Analyst
2 48 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 42 (13.82%) Business Analyst
4 25 (8.22%) Architect
4 25 (8.22%) Test Manager
5 21 (6.91%) Programme Manager
6 19 (6.25%) Developer
6 19 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 18 (5.92%) IT Manager
7 18 (5.92%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (4.93%) Banking Analyst
8 15 (4.93%) Senior Manager
9 13 (4.28%) Delivery Manager
10 12 (3.95%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (2.96%) PMO Analyst
11 9 (2.96%) Risk Manager
12 8 (2.63%) IT Analyst
12 8 (2.63%) Migration Manager
12 8 (2.63%) Programme Test Manager
12 8 (2.63%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.96%) .NET
2 8 (2.63%) Middleware
3 6 (1.97%) HTML
4 5 (1.64%) SOAP
4 5 (1.64%) Web Services
5 4 (1.32%) XML
6 3 (0.99%) CSS
7 2 (0.66%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.66%) J2EE
7 2 (0.66%) jQuery
7 2 (0.66%) RESTful
7 2 (0.66%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 2 (0.66%) XSLT
8 1 (0.33%) CSS3
8 1 (0.33%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.33%) REST
8 1 (0.33%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.33%) Sass
8 1 (0.33%) Semantic HTML
8 1 (0.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.61%) Credit Risk
4 6 (1.97%) DataPower
4 6 (1.97%) SWIFT
5 5 (1.64%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.66%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.66%) FMCG
6 2 (0.66%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.33%) Blog
7 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.33%) PKI
7 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) Social Media
7 1 (0.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.29%) Unix
2 7 (2.30%) Linux
3 6 (1.97%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.64%) Windows
5 3 (0.99%) Android
6 2 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.33%) AIX
7 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (29.28%) Stakeholder Management
2 64 (21.05%) Migration
3 47 (15.46%) Project Management
4 24 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (6.58%) Software Testing
7 17 (5.59%) Business Analysis
7 17 (5.59%) Change Management
8 15 (4.93%) Test Strategy
9 13 (4.28%) Analytics
9 13 (4.28%) Target Operating Model
10 11 (3.62%) Data Migration
10 11 (3.62%) Risk Management
11 9 (2.96%) Project Planning
11 9 (2.96%) Service Delivery
12 8 (2.63%) Defect Management
12 8 (2.63%) Programme Management
12 8 (2.63%) Test Scripting
13 7 (2.30%) High Availability
13 7 (2.30%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.58%) SQL
2 8 (2.63%) Java
3 6 (1.97%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.64%) Apple Swift
4 5 (1.64%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.64%) Objective-C
4 5 (1.64%) VB.NET
5 4 (1.32%) C
6 3 (0.99%) C#
6 3 (0.99%) VB
6 3 (0.99%) VB6
6 3 (0.99%) VBA
7 2 (0.66%) AWK
7 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.33%) C++
8 1 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (3.62%) ISEB
2 4 (1.32%) Degree
2 4 (1.32%) ISTQB
3 3 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.33%) APMP
4 1 (0.33%) CCNA
4 1 (0.33%) CIMA
4 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.33%) MBA
4 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.29%) QA
2 5 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.99%) SEPA
4 2 (0.66%) FATCA
4 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.66%) SDET
5 1 (0.33%) Basel III
5 1 (0.33%) COBIT
5 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.33%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.66%) Cygwin
1 2 (0.66%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (0.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.66%) SCCM
2 2 (0.66%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.66%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (4.28%) IBM
2 9 (2.96%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.97%) HP
3 6 (1.97%) Oracle
4 4 (1.32%) CA
4 4 (1.32%) Informatica
4 4 (1.32%) Teradata
5 3 (0.99%) Cisco
5 3 (0.99%) McAfee
6 2 (0.66%) FireEye
6 2 (0.66%) Pega
6 2 (0.66%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.33%) Facebook
7 1 (0.33%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.33%) Imperva
7 1 (0.33%) Nimsoft
7 1 (0.33%) Planview
7 1 (0.33%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.33%) Twitter
7 1 (0.33%) Verint
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