The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 16 April 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 South East 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 41 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 395 314 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.99% 3.70% 3.17%
As % of the General category 11.28% 9.81% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 172 166
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3501 3202 3991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.40% 37.69% 37.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1822 1486 1751
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 187 213
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Retail
England

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Retail
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Retail Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire 0 131 £400 - 30
Hampshire 0 79 £365 -14.11% 25
Buckinghamshire -8 73 £400 - 17
Surrey +10 44 £350 -17.64% 20
Oxfordshire +14 22 £388 -15.76% 6
West Sussex +11 14 £365 - 3
Kent +8 7 £538 +207.14% 7
Middlesex 0 5 £350 -15.15%
Home Counties +2 2 - -
Sussex - 2 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 139 (21.09%) E-Commerce
2 117 (17.75%) Finance
3 90 (13.66%) HTML
4 86 (13.05%) Project Management
5 80 (12.14%) CSS
6 74 (11.23%) Oracle
7 67 (10.17%) PRINCE2
8 64 (9.71%) Microsoft
9 63 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
10 56 (8.50%) Java
10 56 (8.50%) JavaScript
11 55 (8.35%) Banking
11 55 (8.35%) Telecoms
12 54 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 54 (8.19%) SQL
13 53 (8.04%) IBM
14 51 (7.74%) CRM
14 51 (7.74%) Windows
15 46 (6.98%) MS Excel
15 46 (6.98%) HTML5
15 46 (6.98%) CSS3
16 44 (6.68%) Business Analysis
17 43 (6.53%) Marketing
18 40 (6.07%) Scrum
19 38 (5.77%) WebSphere
20 36 (5.46%) Mobile App
21 33 (5.01%) Retail Banking
22 32 (4.86%) SAP
23 31 (4.70%) .NET
23 31 (4.70%) Business Intelligence

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 38 (5.77%) WebSphere
2 18 (2.73%) CMS
3 14 (2.12%) IBM Notes
4 6 (0.91%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.91%) CICS
4 6 (0.91%) Node.js
5 5 (0.76%) Adobe CQ
5 5 (0.76%) Magnolia
5 5 (0.76%) IIS
6 4 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.61%) Commerce Server
7 3 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (0.46%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.30%) SAS
8 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.30%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.15%) FileNet
9 1 (0.15%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 46 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.25%) MS Office
3 12 (1.82%) MS Project
3 12 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.76%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) InDesign
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (1.97%) SAP Retail
2 12 (1.82%) Oracle Retail
3 9 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.91%) Oracle BRM
5 4 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.61%) SAP SD
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.46%) Magento
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.46%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.30%) Retail-J
7 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.15%) Maximo
8 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.15%) BusinessWare
8 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.76%) GitHub
2 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.15%) Office 365
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.91%) Internet
2 4 (0.61%) ADSL
2 4 (0.61%) Broadband
2 4 (0.61%) FTP
2 4 (0.61%) DSL
2 4 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (0.46%) xDSL
3 3 (0.46%) Unified Communications
3 3 (0.46%) Intranet
3 3 (0.46%) WAN
3 3 (0.46%) LAN
3 3 (0.46%) LDAP
3 3 (0.46%) DNS
4 2 (0.30%) VPN
4 2 (0.30%) MPLS
4 2 (0.30%) SAN
4 2 (0.30%) Wireless
4 2 (0.30%) RTP
4 2 (0.30%) Firewall
5 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.34%) DB2
3 10 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.21%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.06%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.76%) MySQL
6 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.61%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.61%) MS Access
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.30%) DataStage
9 2 (0.30%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.15%) Big Data
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (2.88%) Axure RP
2 17 (2.58%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 10 (1.52%) Subversion
4 9 (1.37%) JIRA
5 8 (1.21%) Selenium
5 8 (1.21%) Ant
6 7 (1.06%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.06%) Bugzilla
7 6 (0.91%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 6 (0.91%) WebDriver
7 6 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.91%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.76%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.76%) Grunt
8 5 (0.76%) Yeoman
9 4 (0.61%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.46%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.46%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.30%) JUnit
11 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 117 (17.75%) Finance
2 55 (8.35%) Telecoms
2 55 (8.35%) Banking
3 43 (6.53%) Marketing
4 33 (5.01%) Retail Banking
5 28 (4.25%) Automotive
6 21 (3.19%) Back Office
7 15 (2.28%) Billing
8 11 (1.67%) Legal
8 11 (1.67%) Games
9 10 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (1.21%) Electronics
10 8 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.21%) Publishing
11 5 (0.76%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.61%) French Language
13 2 (0.30%) Law
13 2 (0.30%) Advertising
13 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 137 (20.79%) Analyst
2 118 (17.91%) Developer
3 100 (15.17%) Project Manager
4 74 (11.23%) Business Analyst
5 40 (6.07%) Architect
6 30 (4.55%) Designer
7 29 (4.40%) Consultant
8 22 (3.34%) Front-End Developer
9 21 (3.19%) Programme Manager
10 17 (2.58%) Tester
10 17 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (2.58%) Support Analyst
10 17 (2.58%) User Experience Designer
11 13 (1.97%) Test Analyst
11 13 (1.97%) Lotus Notes Developer
12 12 (1.82%) Administrator
12 12 (1.82%) Business Manager
13 11 (1.67%) Change Manager
13 11 (1.67%) Senior Manager
14 10 (1.52%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (13.66%) HTML
2 80 (12.14%) CSS
3 46 (6.98%) HTML5
3 46 (6.98%) CSS3
4 31 (4.70%) .NET
5 26 (3.95%) jQuery
6 25 (3.79%) XML
7 22 (3.34%) JSP
8 18 (2.73%) Ajax
9 17 (2.58%) J2EE
10 13 (1.97%) XPages
11 10 (1.52%) ASP.NET
11 10 (1.52%) Middleware
12 9 (1.37%) Web Services
13 8 (1.21%) Spring
13 8 (1.21%) WCF
14 7 (1.06%) Dojo
14 7 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
14 7 (1.06%) Worklight
15 6 (0.91%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.46%) Mobile App
2 28 (4.25%) FMCG
3 20 (3.03%) EPoS
4 13 (1.97%) Visualisation
5 12 (1.82%) Digital Media
6 11 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.52%) EFT
8 9 (1.37%) Smart Meter
8 9 (1.37%) Smartphone
9 7 (1.06%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.91%) E-Learning
10 6 (0.91%) IPTV
10 6 (0.91%) NHS
11 5 (0.76%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.76%) Social Media
11 5 (0.76%) iPad
12 4 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.61%) EMV
12 4 (0.61%) PMI
12 4 (0.61%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 51 (7.74%) Windows
2 27 (4.10%) UNIX
3 25 (3.79%) Linux
4 22 (3.34%) Apple iOS
5 20 (3.03%) Android
6 19 (2.88%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.67%) Windows XP
8 10 (1.52%) AIX
9 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.46%) CentOS
10 3 (0.46%) Solaris
10 3 (0.46%) Debian
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.15%) HPUX
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (21.09%) E-Commerce
2 86 (13.05%) Project Management
3 67 (10.17%) PRINCE2
4 63 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 51 (7.74%) CRM
7 44 (6.68%) Business Analysis
8 40 (6.07%) Scrum
9 31 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
10 28 (4.25%) ITIL
10 28 (4.25%) Analytics
11 27 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (3.49%) Change Management
13 22 (3.34%) ERP
13 22 (3.34%) Migration
14 19 (2.88%) B2C
15 18 (2.73%) PRINCE
16 17 (2.58%) Logistics
17 15 (2.28%) Asset Management
18 14 (2.12%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (8.50%) Java
1 56 (8.50%) JavaScript
2 54 (8.19%) SQL
3 23 (3.49%) C#
4 13 (1.97%) C++
4 13 (1.97%) T-SQL
5 10 (1.52%) C
6 7 (1.06%) Objective-C
6 7 (1.06%) COBOL
6 7 (1.06%) VB
7 5 (0.76%) VBScript
7 5 (0.76%) JCL
7 5 (0.76%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.61%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.61%) PHP
8 4 (0.61%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.46%) Ruby
10 2 (0.30%) Korn
10 2 (0.30%) Jython
Qualifications
1 20 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 15 (2.28%) ISEB
3 14 (2.12%) Degree
4 11 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
5 10 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.06%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.46%) PMP
9 3 (0.46%) CISSP
10 2 (0.30%) CISA
10 2 (0.30%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.30%) IIBA
11 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.15%) CRISC
11 1 (0.15%) DCSE
11 1 (0.15%) PCI QSA
11 1 (0.15%) Dell Certification
11 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.06%) COBIT
1 7 (1.06%) QA
2 5 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.61%) SLA
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.15%) WAI
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (2.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.15%) UAG
2 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (1.52%) SCCM
2 6 (0.91%) SCOM
3 5 (0.76%) Puppet
4 4 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.15%) MOM
6 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.15%) SCSM
6 1 (0.15%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 74 (11.23%) Oracle
2 64 (9.71%) Microsoft
3 53 (8.04%) IBM
4 32 (4.86%) SAP
5 30 (4.55%) Adobe
6 24 (3.64%) ATG
7 17 (2.58%) Appcelerator
8 15 (2.28%) Lotus
9 9 (1.37%) Siebel
9 9 (1.37%) Unica
10 8 (1.21%) Business Objects
11 6 (0.91%) Cisco
11 6 (0.91%) HP
11 6 (0.91%) Apple
11 6 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.91%) Ab Initio
11 6 (0.91%) Norkom
11 6 (0.91%) hybris
12 5 (0.76%) RedPrairie
12 5 (0.76%) Endeca
South East
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
s-com
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Steria
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Enterprise Partners
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Steria
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day to £450 day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Enterprise Partners
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago