The first 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Scotland region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 42 37 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -21
Contract jobs citing Retail 106 98 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.82% 3.97% 5.75%
As % of the General category 9.44% 8.90% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 67 80
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £296 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 £14.45 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-35.80% +12.50%
General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1123 1101 1364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.44% 44.65% 51.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 535 647
Average daily rate £400 £396 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 37 25
Average hourly rate £11.25 £11.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £20.30 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Retail
UK

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -3 91 £425 -3.40% 11
Glasgow -11 10 £619 +65.00% 9
Aberdeen - 1 £500 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Stirling - - - -
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 138 (73.02%) Banking
2 123 (65.08%) Retail Banking
3 115 (60.85%) Finance
4 61 (32.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (20.11%) Project Management
6 30 (15.87%) Migration
7 17 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (7.41%) FMCG
8 14 (7.41%) Linux
9 13 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (6.88%) Business Analysis
9 13 (6.88%) Waterfall
10 11 (5.82%) System Testing
10 11 (5.82%) Windows
11 10 (5.29%) XML
11 10 (5.29%) Oracle
12 9 (4.76%) Mainframe
12 9 (4.76%) SOAP
12 9 (4.76%) Web Services
12 9 (4.76%) SAS
12 9 (4.76%) Credit Risk
13 8 (4.23%) Supplier Management
13 8 (4.23%) Release Management
13 8 (4.23%) HTTP
13 8 (4.23%) ISEB
13 8 (4.23%) Business Transformation
14 7 (3.70%) Mac OS X
14 7 (3.70%) PRINCE2
14 7 (3.70%) SQL
14 7 (3.70%) Scrum

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 9 (4.76%) SAS
2 3 (1.59%) CICS
3 2 (1.06%) CMS
3 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.53%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (2.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) MS Project
3 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.53%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (0.53%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Office 365
1 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.23%) HTTP
2 3 (1.59%) ATM
3 2 (1.06%) Intranet
4 1 (0.53%) SAN
4 1 (0.53%) SSL
4 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.53%) DNS
4 1 (0.53%) LAN
4 1 (0.53%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.17%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.53%) DB2
3 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (2.65%) Subversion
1 5 (2.65%) Git (software)
General
1 138 (73.02%) Banking
2 123 (65.08%) Retail Banking
3 115 (60.85%) Finance
4 3 (1.59%) Publishing
5 2 (1.06%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 56 (29.63%) Analyst
2 44 (23.28%) Project Manager
3 30 (15.87%) Business Analyst
4 21 (11.11%) Senior Manager
5 19 (10.05%) Architect
6 17 (8.99%) Senior Project Manager
7 14 (7.41%) Developer
8 10 (5.29%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (5.29%) Programme Manager
9 9 (4.76%) Banking Business Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) SAS Developer
10 6 (3.17%) Tester
10 6 (3.17%) Test Manager
11 5 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (2.65%) UAT Tester
11 5 (2.65%) Lead Business Analyst
11 5 (2.65%) Test Leader
12 4 (2.12%) Front-End Developer
12 4 (2.12%) Data Analyst
12 4 (2.12%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.29%) XML
2 9 (4.76%) SOAP
2 9 (4.76%) Web Services
3 7 (3.70%) JSON
3 7 (3.70%) RESTful
4 4 (2.12%) HTML
4 4 (2.12%) CSS
5 3 (1.59%) HTML5
5 3 (1.59%) CSS3
6 2 (1.06%) Middleware
6 2 (1.06%) REST
7 1 (0.53%) .NET
7 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.53%) XSL
7 1 (0.53%) XSLT
7 1 (0.53%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.41%) FMCG
2 9 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 9 (4.76%) Credit Risk
3 5 (2.65%) Open Source
4 4 (2.12%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.12%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.59%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.59%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.59%) Equities
6 2 (1.06%) IVR
6 2 (1.06%) PMI
7 1 (0.53%) EPoS
7 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.53%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.53%) SCORM
7 1 (0.53%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.41%) Linux
2 11 (5.82%) Windows
3 7 (3.70%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.06%) UNIX
5 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (32.28%) Stakeholder Management
2 38 (20.11%) Project Management
3 30 (15.87%) Migration
4 17 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (6.88%) Business Analysis
5 13 (6.88%) Waterfall
6 11 (5.82%) System Testing
7 8 (4.23%) Supplier Management
7 8 (4.23%) Release Management
7 8 (4.23%) Business Transformation
8 7 (3.70%) PRINCE2
8 7 (3.70%) Scrum
8 7 (3.70%) Matrix Management
8 7 (3.70%) Project Planning
8 7 (3.70%) Data Migration
9 6 (3.17%) Unit Testing
10 5 (2.65%) Dependency Management
10 5 (2.65%) E-Commerce
10 5 (2.65%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.70%) SQL
2 6 (3.17%) Java
3 4 (2.12%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.06%) VBA
5 1 (0.53%) C#
5 1 (0.53%) COBOL
5 1 (0.53%) JCL
5 1 (0.53%) REXX
Qualifications
1 8 (4.23%) ISEB
2 6 (3.17%) Degree
3 4 (2.12%) HNC
3 4 (2.12%) HND
4 3 (1.59%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.06%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.53%) MCSD
6 1 (0.53%) PMP
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.53%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.12%) QA
2 2 (1.06%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.59%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (5.29%) Oracle
2 4 (2.12%) VMware
3 3 (1.59%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.59%) CA
4 2 (1.06%) Hyperion
4 2 (1.06%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.53%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.53%) SAP
5 1 (0.53%) Epicor
5 1 (0.53%) HP
5 1 (0.53%) Teradata
5 1 (0.53%) Northgate
5 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
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