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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 35 31 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing Retail 128 99 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.59% 3.97% 5.77%
As % of the General category 11.29% 9.08% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 64 74
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +18.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £288 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +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 £12.96 £30.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +71.83%
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
1134 1090 1353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.69% 43.69% 51.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 499 615
Average daily rate £400 £379 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.54% +4.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 30
Average hourly rate £16.00 £10.50 £15.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -34.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.75 £20.40 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -1 108 £450 +3.74% 19
Glasgow -11 15 £650 +101.55% 4
West Lothian - 2 - -
Fife - 1 £440 -
Aberdeen - - - - 2
Stirling - - - -
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 154 (71.30%) Banking
2 135 (62.50%) Retail Banking
3 132 (61.11%) Finance
4 64 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (18.52%) Project Management
5 40 (18.52%) Migration
6 18 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (6.94%) SAS
8 14 (6.48%) Linux
8 14 (6.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (6.48%) FMCG
9 13 (6.02%) Data Migration
9 13 (6.02%) Waterfall
10 12 (5.56%) Business Analysis
10 12 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (5.56%) SQL
11 11 (5.09%) Windows
11 11 (5.09%) System Testing
11 11 (5.09%) Credit Risk
12 10 (4.63%) XML
12 10 (4.63%) Oracle
13 9 (4.17%) SOAP
13 9 (4.17%) Web Services
13 9 (4.17%) Mainframe
13 9 (4.17%) Service Delivery
14 8 (3.70%) Supplier Management
14 8 (3.70%) Matrix Management
14 8 (3.70%) Release Management
14 8 (3.70%) HTTP
14 8 (3.70%) ISEB

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 15 (6.94%) SAS
2 2 (0.93%) CMS
3 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.46%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.46%) CICS
3 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (2.31%) MS Excel
1 5 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.93%) MS Project
2 2 (0.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.46%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.70%) HTTP
2 3 (1.39%) ATM
3 2 (0.93%) Intranet
4 1 (0.46%) SSL
4 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.46%) DNS
4 1 (0.46%) SAN
4 1 (0.46%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 5 (2.31%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.93%) QlikView
5 1 (0.46%) Big Data
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (2.31%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.31%) Subversion
2 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
General
1 154 (71.30%) Banking
2 135 (62.50%) Retail Banking
3 132 (61.11%) Finance
4 5 (2.31%) Marketing
5 3 (1.39%) Publishing
6 2 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) Law
7 1 (0.46%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 61 (28.24%) Analyst
2 58 (26.85%) Project Manager
3 31 (14.35%) Business Analyst
4 27 (12.50%) Senior Manager
5 23 (10.65%) Architect
5 23 (10.65%) Senior Project Manager
6 17 (7.87%) Developer
7 14 (6.48%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (6.48%) Programme Manager
8 10 (4.63%) Banking Business Analyst
9 9 (4.17%) SAS Developer
10 8 (3.70%) SAS Analyst
11 7 (3.24%) Test Manager
11 7 (3.24%) Technical Analyst
12 6 (2.78%) Tester
12 6 (2.78%) Senior Architect
13 5 (2.31%) Test Leader
13 5 (2.31%) Consultant
13 5 (2.31%) Lead Business Analyst
13 5 (2.31%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.63%) XML
2 9 (4.17%) SOAP
2 9 (4.17%) Web Services
3 7 (3.24%) RESTful
3 7 (3.24%) JSON
4 4 (1.85%) HTML
4 4 (1.85%) CSS
5 3 (1.39%) CSS3
5 3 (1.39%) HTML5
6 2 (0.93%) REST
7 1 (0.46%) XSL
7 1 (0.46%) XSLT
7 1 (0.46%) .NET
7 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.46%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.46%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.48%) FMCG
2 11 (5.09%) Credit Risk
3 9 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.31%) Digital Media
4 5 (2.31%) Open Source
5 4 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.85%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.39%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.39%) Equities
7 2 (0.93%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.93%) IVR
7 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.93%) PMI
8 1 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.46%) Social Media
8 1 (0.46%) EPoS
8 1 (0.46%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.46%) SCORM
8 1 (0.46%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.48%) Linux
2 11 (5.09%) Windows
3 7 (3.24%) Mac OS X
4 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.46%) UNIX
5 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 40 (18.52%) Project Management
2 40 (18.52%) Migration
3 18 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (6.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (6.02%) Data Migration
5 13 (6.02%) Waterfall
6 12 (5.56%) Business Analysis
7 11 (5.09%) System Testing
8 9 (4.17%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.70%) Supplier Management
9 8 (3.70%) Matrix Management
9 8 (3.70%) Release Management
9 8 (3.70%) Business Transformation
10 7 (3.24%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.24%) Scrum
11 6 (2.78%) Project Planning
11 6 (2.78%) Unit Testing
11 6 (2.78%) Test Management
12 5 (2.31%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.56%) SQL
2 6 (2.78%) Java
3 4 (1.85%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.93%) VBA
5 1 (0.46%) C
5 1 (0.46%) C#
5 1 (0.46%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (3.70%) ISEB
2 6 (2.78%) Degree
3 4 (1.85%) HNC
3 4 (1.85%) HND
4 3 (1.39%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.39%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.46%) MCSD
6 1 (0.46%) PMP
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.46%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.31%) QA
2 3 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.93%) SLA
4 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.93%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.46%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (4.63%) Oracle
2 5 (2.31%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.85%) Teradata
4 3 (1.39%) VMware
5 2 (0.93%) Unica
5 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.93%) CA
5 2 (0.93%) IBM
6 1 (0.46%) Facebook
6 1 (0.46%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.46%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.46%) SAP
6 1 (0.46%) HP
6 1 (0.46%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.46%) Informatica
6 1 (0.46%) Epicor
6 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.46%) Northgate
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