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 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 16 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 220 110 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.83% 3.95% 3.67%
As % of the General category 12.44% 9.78% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 71 61
Average daily rate
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£386 £440 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.21% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £13.70 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -50.20%
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
1769 1125 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 54.92% 40.41% 44.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 533 526
Average daily rate £375 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £282 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 16 37
Average hourly rate £30.00 £11.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.72% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £10.50 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.40 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.37 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -5.04%

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 August 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 5 August 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 +8 193 £383 -12.57% 47
Glasgow +11 20 £420 -32.12% 3
West Lothian -8 2 £325 - 3
Stirling - 1 £401 - 1
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 338 (82.04%) Banking
2 248 (60.19%) Retail Banking
3 205 (49.76%) Finance
4 102 (24.76%) Migration
5 90 (21.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 63 (15.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 47 (11.41%) Project Management
8 46 (11.17%) Data Warehouse
9 39 (9.47%) SQL
10 37 (8.98%) Data Migration
10 37 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
11 34 (8.25%) Analytics
12 33 (8.01%) SAS
13 32 (7.77%) Business Analysis
14 30 (7.28%) QA
15 29 (7.04%) Test Scripting
16 28 (6.80%) Non-Functional Testing
16 28 (6.80%) ISEB
17 25 (6.07%) ETL
18 24 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
18 24 (5.83%) Credit Risk
18 24 (5.83%) HP Quality Center
19 22 (5.34%) Target Operating Model
20 19 (4.61%) Test Management
21 18 (4.37%) Validation
22 17 (4.13%) Change Management
23 15 (3.64%) MS Excel
23 15 (3.64%) Data Analysis
23 15 (3.64%) Teradata
24 14 (3.40%) ISTQB

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 33 (8.01%) SAS
2 6 (1.46%) Node.js
3 4 (0.97%) JBoss
4 3 (0.73%) Apache
4 3 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.49%) FileNet
5 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.49%) Lync
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.24%) Mule
6 1 (0.24%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.24%) CMS
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.70%) MS Office
4 6 (1.46%) MS Project
5 4 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.49%) SPSS
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.49%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.49%) Silverpop
2 1 (0.24%) Taleo
2 1 (0.24%) Force.com
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.24%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) PaaS
2 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.46%) ATM
2 4 (0.97%) Intranet
3 2 (0.49%) Internet
3 2 (0.49%) CTI
4 1 (0.24%) Firewall
4 1 (0.24%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (11.17%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.46%) Data Mining
2 6 (1.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.24%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Toad
2 3 (0.73%) Ant
2 3 (0.73%) Maven
3 2 (0.49%) JIRA
3 2 (0.49%) Selenium
3 2 (0.49%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.24%) Xcode
4 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.24%) JBehave
4 1 (0.24%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.24%) WebStorm
4 1 (0.24%) Grunt
4 1 (0.24%) gulp
General
1 338 (82.04%) Banking
2 248 (60.19%) Retail Banking
3 205 (49.76%) Finance
4 12 (2.91%) Marketing
5 11 (2.67%) Back Office
6 5 (1.21%) General Ledger
7 4 (0.97%) Legal
8 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.24%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 187 (45.39%) Analyst
2 89 (21.60%) Business Analyst
3 47 (11.41%) Test Analyst
4 46 (11.17%) Test Manager
4 46 (11.17%) Project Manager
5 22 (5.34%) Banking Business Analyst
5 22 (5.34%) Test Leader
6 20 (4.85%) Senior Manager
6 20 (4.85%) Senior Analyst
7 19 (4.61%) Architect
8 18 (4.37%) Developer
8 18 (4.37%) Senior Test Analyst
8 18 (4.37%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 15 (3.64%) Senior Test Manager
10 12 (2.91%) PMO Analyst
10 12 (2.91%) Data Analyst
11 10 (2.43%) Programme Manager
12 9 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (2.18%) SAS Analyst
13 8 (1.94%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.16%) HTML
1 13 (3.16%) CSS
2 8 (1.94%) SOAP
3 7 (1.70%) .NET
4 6 (1.46%) Web Services
5 5 (1.21%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.21%) REST
5 5 (1.21%) HTML5
6 4 (0.97%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.97%) CSS3
6 4 (0.97%) Spring
6 4 (0.97%) JPA
6 4 (0.97%) Middleware
6 4 (0.97%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.73%) JMS
7 3 (0.73%) EJB
7 3 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.73%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (0.73%) Apache Camel
8 2 (0.49%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.83%) Credit Risk
3 11 (2.67%) Data Integration
4 6 (1.46%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.46%) User Experience
4 6 (1.46%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.21%) Online Banking
6 4 (0.97%) IVR
7 3 (0.73%) EPoS
7 3 (0.73%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.73%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.49%) iPad
8 2 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.49%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.49%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.24%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.24%) PKI
9 1 (0.24%) FMCG
9 1 (0.24%) iPhone
9 1 (0.24%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.46%) Windows
2 3 (0.73%) AIX
2 3 (0.73%) Linux
2 3 (0.73%) Android
2 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
2 3 (0.73%) UNIX
3 2 (0.49%) zOS
4 1 (0.24%) Windows CE
4 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (24.76%) Migration
2 90 (21.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 63 (15.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 47 (11.41%) Project Management
5 37 (8.98%) Data Migration
6 34 (8.25%) Analytics
7 32 (7.77%) Business Analysis
8 29 (7.04%) Test Scripting
9 28 (6.80%) Non-Functional Testing
10 25 (6.07%) ETL
11 24 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (5.34%) Target Operating Model
13 19 (4.61%) Test Management
14 18 (4.37%) Validation
15 17 (4.13%) Change Management
16 15 (3.64%) Data Analysis
17 14 (3.40%) ITIL
17 14 (3.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 13 (3.16%) E-Commerce
18 13 (3.16%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.47%) SQL
2 13 (3.16%) JavaScript
3 8 (1.94%) Java
4 7 (1.70%) VBA
5 5 (1.21%) C#
6 4 (0.97%) C
7 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.24%) ABAP
8 1 (0.24%) VB
8 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 28 (6.80%) ISEB
2 14 (3.40%) ISTQB
3 7 (1.70%) Degree
3 7 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (0.73%) PMP
4 3 (0.73%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.24%) CISA
6 1 (0.24%) QiCA
6 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.24%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.28%) QA
2 5 (1.21%) FATCA
3 3 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) GAAP
4 1 (0.24%) MiFID
4 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) EMIR
4 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.24%) Xen
1 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (5.83%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.49%) SCCM
2 2 (0.49%) SCOM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 15 (3.64%) Teradata
2 11 (2.67%) Oracle
3 10 (2.43%) Informatica
4 9 (2.18%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.46%) HP
6 5 (1.21%) IBM
6 5 (1.21%) Pega
7 2 (0.49%) NetApp
7 2 (0.49%) SAP
7 2 (0.49%) Genesys
7 2 (0.49%) Twitter
7 2 (0.49%) Verint
7 2 (0.49%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.24%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.24%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe
8 1 (0.24%) Sybase
8 1 (0.24%) Apple
8 1 (0.24%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.24%) VMware
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