The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 10 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Retail 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 5.80% 1.67% -
As % of the General category 18.18% 4.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £388 £381
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £11.75
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +14.89%
Retail
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Solihull region.

General Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
22 46 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 31.88% 38.33% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 2
Average daily rate £425 £243 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.25% -15.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £183 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Solihull region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Solihull region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (50.00%) Data Management
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) VB
2 3 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (50.00%) SAP
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) MS Access
2 3 (50.00%) SAS
2 3 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (50.00%) Marketing
2 3 (50.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (50.00%) Smart Meter
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Base SAS
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 3 (50.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MS Access
1 3 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (50.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (16.67%) Base SAS
General
1 3 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modeller
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (50.00%) Data Management
1 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Use Case
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) UML
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Business Objects
1 3 (50.00%) SAP