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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 12 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 1.33% 4.63% 3.33%
As % of the General category 3.70% 13.89% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
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£500 £305 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +19.23%
Retail
West Midlands

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
27 36 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 36.00% 33.33% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 6
Average daily rate £316 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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 27 January 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) VB
1 3 (60.00%) Business Objects
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS Access
1 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (60.00%) SAS
1 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (60.00%) Data Management
1 3 (60.00%) Marketing
1 3 (60.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 3 (60.00%) Smart Meter
1 3 (60.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) WFM
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) Base SAS
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) IVR
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) PBX
2 1 (20.00%) PMP
2 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (60.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MS Access
1 3 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (60.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (20.00%) Base SAS
General
1 3 (60.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modeller
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (60.00%) Data Management
1 3 (60.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) WFM
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) VBA
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PMP
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Business Objects
1 3 (60.00%) SAP