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 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 24 22 56
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +34
Contract jobs citing Retail 210 183 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.06% 6.12% 3.15%
As % of the General category 15.12% 12.69% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 141 50
Average daily rate £450 £375 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £19.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-32.46% -14.44%
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
1389 1442 1001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.70% 48.24% 38.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 754 501
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £272 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 36 14
Average hourly rate £34.00 £20.69 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.33% +88.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.76 £10.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.20 £63.40 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -

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 April 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 28 April 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 +2 177 £450 +16.88% 28
Glasgow +4 26 £413 +10.00% 6
West Lothian +6 2 £350 +40.00% 3
Fife - 2 £160 - 1
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 273 (81.98%) Banking
2 237 (71.17%) Retail Banking
3 178 (53.45%) Finance
4 100 (30.03%) Migration
5 74 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 47 (14.11%) Project Management
7 39 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (10.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 32 (9.61%) Business Analysis
10 30 (9.01%) SQL
11 28 (8.41%) Data Migration
12 27 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (7.21%) Law
13 24 (7.21%) Credit Risk
14 23 (6.91%) Test Strategy
15 22 (6.61%) Data Centre
16 20 (6.01%) SAS
16 20 (6.01%) Analytics
17 18 (5.41%) Test Scripting
18 16 (4.80%) Defect Management
18 16 (4.80%) Data Modelling
19 14 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
19 14 (4.20%) Data Management
19 14 (4.20%) Risk Management
20 13 (3.90%) Test Planning
21 12 (3.60%) Target Operating Model
21 12 (3.60%) Requirements Analysis
21 12 (3.60%) Unix
22 11 (3.30%) Microsoft
22 11 (3.30%) Programme Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 20 (6.01%) SAS
2 4 (1.20%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.90%) CMS
4 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.30%) Node.js
4 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.40%) MS Project
3 6 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.20%) MS Office
4 4 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) KANA IQ
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
1 2 (0.60%) Internet
1 2 (0.60%) LDAP
1 2 (0.60%) SSL
2 1 (0.30%) Firewall
2 1 (0.30%) MPLS
2 1 (0.30%) Network Security
2 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.10%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.60%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.30%) DataStage
6 1 (0.30%) DB2
6 1 (0.30%) MySQL
6 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.50%) JIRA
2 2 (0.60%) Selenium
3 1 (0.30%) Android Studio
3 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.30%) ERwin
3 1 (0.30%) JBehave
3 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 273 (81.98%) Banking
2 237 (71.17%) Retail Banking
3 178 (53.45%) Finance
4 24 (7.21%) Law
5 5 (1.50%) Back Office
6 4 (1.20%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.20%) Legal
6 4 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 112 (33.63%) Analyst
2 64 (19.22%) Project Manager
3 59 (17.72%) Business Analyst
4 32 (9.61%) Test Manager
5 30 (9.01%) Programme Manager
6 25 (7.51%) IT Manager
7 23 (6.91%) Senior Manager
7 23 (6.91%) Test Analyst
8 22 (6.61%) Architect
9 21 (6.31%) Banking Analyst
10 16 (4.80%) Developer
10 16 (4.80%) Senior Analyst
11 15 (4.50%) IT Project Manager
11 15 (4.50%) Migration Manager
11 15 (4.50%) Programme Test Manager
11 15 (4.50%) Test Programme Manager
12 13 (3.90%) Senior Project Manager
12 13 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (3.60%) Risk Manager
14 11 (3.30%) Credit Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.10%) .NET
2 5 (1.50%) Middleware
3 3 (0.90%) HTML
4 2 (0.60%) Ajax
4 2 (0.60%) CSS
4 2 (0.60%) CSS3
4 2 (0.60%) HTML5
4 2 (0.60%) J2EE
4 2 (0.60%) jQuery
4 2 (0.60%) JSON
4 2 (0.60%) Sass
4 2 (0.60%) SOAP
4 2 (0.60%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 2 (0.60%) XHTML
4 2 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.21%) Credit Risk
3 22 (6.61%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.00%) User Experience
5 7 (2.10%) SWIFT
6 3 (0.90%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.90%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.60%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.60%) DataPower
7 2 (0.60%) EPoS
7 2 (0.60%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.30%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.30%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.30%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.60%) Unix
2 8 (2.40%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.80%) Windows
4 4 (1.20%) Linux
5 2 (0.60%) Android
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (30.03%) Migration
2 74 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 47 (14.11%) Project Management
4 35 (10.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 32 (9.61%) Business Analysis
6 28 (8.41%) Data Migration
7 23 (6.91%) Test Strategy
8 20 (6.01%) Analytics
9 18 (5.41%) Test Scripting
10 16 (4.80%) Data Modelling
10 16 (4.80%) Defect Management
11 14 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (4.20%) Data Management
11 14 (4.20%) Risk Management
12 13 (3.90%) Test Planning
13 12 (3.60%) Requirements Analysis
13 12 (3.60%) Target Operating Model
14 11 (3.30%) Programme Management
15 10 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (2.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.01%) SQL
2 6 (1.80%) Shell Script
3 5 (1.50%) Apple Swift
3 5 (1.50%) Java
3 5 (1.50%) Objective-C
4 4 (1.20%) VB.NET
5 3 (0.90%) C
5 3 (0.90%) VB
5 3 (0.90%) VB6
6 2 (0.60%) AWK
6 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.60%) C#
6 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.30%) C++
7 1 (0.30%) Perl
7 1 (0.30%) VBA
7 1 (0.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (3.00%) ISEB
2 4 (1.20%) Degree
3 3 (0.90%) CISM
3 3 (0.90%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.60%) CISA
4 2 (0.60%) CISSP
4 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.60%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.60%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.30%) CCNA
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.30%) QA
2 8 (2.40%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.60%) FATCA
3 2 (0.60%) SEPA
4 1 (0.30%) Basel III
4 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.30%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) Cygwin
2 2 (0.60%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.60%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.60%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (3.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.10%) HP
2 7 (2.10%) IBM
3 4 (1.20%) Teradata
4 2 (0.60%) Avaya
4 2 (0.60%) CA
4 2 (0.60%) Cisco
4 2 (0.60%) Informatica
4 2 (0.60%) Pega
4 2 (0.60%) Planview
4 2 (0.60%) SAP
4 2 (0.60%) SunGard
4 2 (0.60%) Verint
5 1 (0.30%) Apple
5 1 (0.30%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Imperva
5 1 (0.30%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.30%) IronPort
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle
5 1 (0.30%) TSYS
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