The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 40 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 10 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.83% 2.78% 5.03%
As % of the General category 11.63% 13.33% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 9
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£500 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-23.56% +1.25%
Retail
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

General Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
86 45 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 24.36% 20.83% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 25 19
Average daily rate £349 £340 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.57% -4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £215 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -24.56%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
Taunton -14 2 - -
Yeovil - 1 £500 -
Bath - - - - 4
Bridgwater - - - -
Glastonbury - - - -
Highbridge - - - -
Shepton Mallet - - - -
Somerton - - - -
Street - - - -
Retail
South West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 6 (30.00%) Change Management
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (20.00%) HTML
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) CSS
3 4 (20.00%) User Experience
4 3 (15.00%) .NET
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 3 (15.00%) Finance
5 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Marketing
5 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (10.00%) Email Marketing
5 2 (10.00%) jQuery
5 2 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) UML
5 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.00%) SOA
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (10.00%) Photoshop
5 2 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (10.00%) Rapid Prototyping

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) Commerce Server
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Designer
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Web Designer
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.00%) SAP Enterprise Architect
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience Designer
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) SAP Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Microsoft Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
1 4 (20.00%) CSS
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) jQuery
3 2 (10.00%) HTML5
3 2 (10.00%) CSS3
4 1 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) XSL
4 1 (5.00%) ADO.NET
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Change Management
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Scrum
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) Email Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (10.00%) UML
3 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (10.00%) SOA
3 2 (10.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) Data Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft