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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 16 38 29
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -9
Contract jobs citing Retail 30 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 9.52% 2.58% 4.27%
As % of the General category 43.48% 8.70% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 5
Average daily rate
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£600 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £287 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £724 £505 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +47.61%
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
69 69 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 21.90% 29.61% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 21
Average daily rate £470 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £191 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £400 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.48% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 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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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 +4 14 £675 +77.63% 1
Bath - - - - 1
Bridgwater - - - - 1
Retail
South West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 17 (43.59%) SAP
2 16 (41.03%) Manufacturing
3 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 14 (35.90%) ISO 9000
4 14 (35.90%) .NET
4 14 (35.90%) ITIL
4 14 (35.90%) PRINCE2
4 14 (35.90%) UML
4 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (35.90%) Change Control
5 13 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (33.33%) Information Security
6 12 (30.77%) E-Commerce
6 12 (30.77%) ISEB
7 11 (28.21%) SOA
7 11 (28.21%) Web Services
7 11 (28.21%) C#
8 10 (25.64%) CRM
8 10 (25.64%) GIS
8 10 (25.64%) Workflow
8 10 (25.64%) .NET Framework
9 9 (23.08%) CMS
9 9 (23.08%) Content Management
9 9 (23.08%) Management Information System
9 9 (23.08%) VB
10 8 (20.51%) Finance
10 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
10 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
11 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 9 (23.08%) CMS
2 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.13%) IIS
2 2 (5.13%) ATG Dynamo
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) DB2
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Subversion
1 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
1 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.13%) Bitbucket
2 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.56%) ERwin
General
1 16 (41.03%) Manufacturing
2 8 (20.51%) Finance
3 4 (10.26%) Marketing
4 3 (7.69%) Banking
5 2 (5.13%) Electronics
5 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Architect
2 14 (35.90%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (28.21%) Analyst
4 10 (25.64%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Data Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Lead Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.13%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Web Designer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Designer
8 1 (2.56%) Payments Business Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Lead Data Architect
8 1 (2.56%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) .NET
2 11 (28.21%) Web Services
3 10 (25.64%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.69%) HTML
4 3 (7.69%) CSS
4 3 (7.69%) XML
4 3 (7.69%) XSL
5 2 (5.13%) ADO.NET
5 2 (5.13%) J2EE
5 2 (5.13%) jQuery
5 2 (5.13%) HTML5
5 2 (5.13%) CSS3
6 1 (2.56%) JSP
6 1 (2.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) GIS
2 9 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.26%) FMCG
4 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.13%) DTV
5 2 (5.13%) User Experience
6 1 (2.56%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) ITIL
1 14 (35.90%) PRINCE2
1 14 (35.90%) UML
1 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (35.90%) Change Control
2 13 (33.33%) Information Security
3 12 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 11 (28.21%) SOA
5 10 (25.64%) CRM
5 10 (25.64%) Workflow
6 9 (23.08%) Content Management
7 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
8 4 (10.26%) Migration
8 4 (10.26%) ETL
8 4 (10.26%) Data Architecture
8 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
9 3 (7.69%) User Stories
9 3 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (7.69%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) C#
2 9 (23.08%) VB
3 4 (10.26%) Java
4 3 (7.69%) SQL
5 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) RPG IV
6 1 (2.56%) RPG
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) ISEB
2 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.90%) ISO 9000
2 13 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (10.26%) Data Quality
4 3 (7.69%) QA
5 1 (2.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) SAP
2 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle
4 4 (10.26%) ATG
5 3 (7.69%) hybris
6 2 (5.13%) IBM
7 1 (2.56%) Talend
7 1 (2.56%) Hortonworks
7 1 (2.56%) DataFlux
7 1 (2.56%) Teradata
7 1 (2.56%) Ab Initio
7 1 (2.56%) VMware
7 1 (2.56%) Netezza
7 1 (2.56%) Citrix
7 1 (2.56%) Informatica
7 1 (2.56%) Embarcadero
7 1 (2.56%) HP