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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 35 40 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Contract jobs citing Retail 138 86 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.88% 3.49% 5.57%
As % of the General category 12.21% 8.11% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 55 83
Average daily rate
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£483 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.62% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £277 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £503 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-23.56% +1.25%
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
1130 1061 1362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 39.99% 43.11% 50.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 482 644
Average daily rate £413 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 35
Average hourly rate £18.25 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £21.00 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.58%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 +13 120 £475 +18.75% 32
Glasgow -12 14 £650 +103.12% 12
Fife +4 2 £425 -
West Lothian - 2 - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 162 (71.37%) Banking
2 144 (63.44%) Retail Banking
3 139 (61.23%) Finance
4 65 (28.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (21.15%) Migration
6 44 (19.38%) Project Management
7 28 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (8.37%) SAS
11 17 (7.49%) SQL
11 17 (7.49%) Data Migration
12 14 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (6.17%) FMCG
13 13 (5.73%) Waterfall
14 12 (5.29%) Credit Risk
14 12 (5.29%) Business Analysis
14 12 (5.29%) Linux
15 11 (4.85%) IBM
15 11 (4.85%) Marketing
15 11 (4.85%) Campaign Management
16 10 (4.41%) System Testing
16 10 (4.41%) XML
17 9 (3.96%) Windows
17 9 (3.96%) SOAP
17 9 (3.96%) Web Services
17 9 (3.96%) Mainframe
17 9 (3.96%) Service Delivery
17 9 (3.96%) Matrix Management
17 9 (3.96%) Mentoring

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 19 (8.37%) SAS
2 2 (0.88%) CMS
3 1 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.44%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.88%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) MS Office
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.44%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.44%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.52%) HTTP
2 3 (1.32%) ATM
3 2 (0.88%) Intranet
4 1 (0.44%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.44%) DNS
4 1 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 5 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.76%) QlikView
5 2 (0.88%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.44%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.64%) Subversion
2 5 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
General
1 162 (71.37%) Banking
2 144 (63.44%) Retail Banking
3 139 (61.23%) Finance
4 11 (4.85%) Marketing
5 3 (1.32%) Publishing
6 2 (0.88%) Legal
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.44%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 60 (26.43%) Project Manager
1 60 (26.43%) Analyst
2 32 (14.10%) Business Analyst
3 29 (12.78%) Architect
4 25 (11.01%) Senior Manager
5 22 (9.69%) Senior Project Manager
6 19 (8.37%) Developer
7 18 (7.93%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (6.61%) Programme Manager
9 10 (4.41%) Banking Business Analyst
10 9 (3.96%) SAS Developer
11 7 (3.08%) SAS Analyst
11 7 (3.08%) Technical Analyst
12 6 (2.64%) Tester
12 6 (2.64%) Consultant
12 6 (2.64%) Data Analyst
13 5 (2.20%) Lead Business Analyst
13 5 (2.20%) UAT Tester
13 5 (2.20%) Senior Architect
14 4 (1.76%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.41%) XML
2 9 (3.96%) SOAP
2 9 (3.96%) Web Services
3 7 (3.08%) JSON
3 7 (3.08%) RESTful
4 4 (1.76%) CSS
4 4 (1.76%) HTML
5 3 (1.32%) CSS3
5 3 (1.32%) HTML5
6 2 (0.88%) REST
7 1 (0.44%) WCF
7 1 (0.44%) .NET
7 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.44%) XSL
7 1 (0.44%) XSLT
7 1 (0.44%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.17%) FMCG
3 12 (5.29%) Credit Risk
4 9 (3.96%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.20%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.20%) Open Source
6 4 (1.76%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.32%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.32%) Equities
8 2 (0.88%) IVR
8 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.88%) PMI
8 2 (0.88%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Social Media
9 1 (0.44%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.44%) EPoS
9 1 (0.44%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.44%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.29%) Linux
2 9 (3.96%) Windows
3 7 (3.08%) Mac OS X
4 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.88%) Android
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.44%) zOS
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (28.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 48 (21.15%) Migration
3 44 (19.38%) Project Management
4 20 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (7.49%) Data Migration
6 14 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (5.73%) Waterfall
8 12 (5.29%) Business Analysis
9 11 (4.85%) Campaign Management
10 10 (4.41%) System Testing
11 9 (3.96%) Matrix Management
11 9 (3.96%) Service Delivery
11 9 (3.96%) Mentoring
12 8 (3.52%) Business Transformation
12 8 (3.52%) PRINCE2
12 8 (3.52%) Release Management
12 8 (3.52%) Supplier Management
13 7 (3.08%) Digital Marketing
13 7 (3.08%) Scrum
13 7 (3.08%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.49%) SQL
2 6 (2.64%) Java
3 4 (1.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.88%) C
4 2 (0.88%) VBA
5 1 (0.44%) SAS Macro
5 1 (0.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (2.64%) Degree
2 5 (2.20%) ISEB
3 4 (1.76%) HNC
3 4 (1.76%) HND
4 3 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.32%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.32%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.44%) MCPD
6 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.44%) PMP
6 1 (0.44%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.08%) QA
2 4 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.88%) SLA
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.44%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (4.85%) IBM
2 8 (3.52%) Teradata
2 8 (3.52%) Unica
2 8 (3.52%) Oracle
3 5 (2.20%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.32%) Chordiant
5 2 (0.88%) CA
5 2 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.44%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.44%) Facebook
6 1 (0.44%) HP
6 1 (0.44%) Northgate
6 1 (0.44%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.44%) Informatica
6 1 (0.44%) Epicor
6 1 (0.44%) VMware
6 1 (0.44%) Trillium
6 1 (0.44%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.44%) PeopleSoft
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