The 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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 58 49 46
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 285 295 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.88% 3.44% 3.57%
As % of the General category 8.59% 9.83% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 211 165
Average daily rate
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£408 £375 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% -5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £263 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.39% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 17
Average hourly rate £11.00 £28.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.71% +107.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £13.87 £6.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +113.38%
Retail
England

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

General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3318 3001 3136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.56% 34.99% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1835 1540 1362
Average daily rate £388 £383 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.30% +0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 117 209
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -12.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £21.94
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.84%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Berkshire +6 102 £400 -5.88% 22
Buckinghamshire +2 61 £438 +45.83% 7
Oxfordshire +7 34 £441 +15.66% 1
Surrey -5 30 £388 +10.71% 10
Hampshire -67 23 £400 +14.28% 21
West Sussex +7 13 £343 - 5
Kent +7 9 £400 - 1
Middlesex -7 4 £298 -43.33%
Home Counties 0 3 £379 -
East Sussex -11 2 - - 3
Sussex - 1 - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 150 (26.32%) Finance
2 106 (18.60%) E-Commerce
3 91 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 82 (14.39%) Project Management
5 70 (12.28%) Business Analysis
6 61 (10.70%) Microsoft
7 58 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (9.65%) Banking
9 50 (8.77%) ITIL
10 49 (8.60%) Marketing
11 46 (8.07%) CRM
12 42 (7.37%) PRINCE2
13 41 (7.19%) MS Excel
13 41 (7.19%) Migration
14 39 (6.84%) Oracle
15 38 (6.67%) Telecoms
16 37 (6.49%) Windows
17 35 (6.14%) Retail Banking
18 34 (5.96%) HTML
18 34 (5.96%) SQL
18 34 (5.96%) SAP
18 34 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
19 32 (5.61%) Java
20 31 (5.44%) EPoS
21 30 (5.26%) Manufacturing
22 27 (4.74%) IBM
22 27 (4.74%) Degree
23 26 (4.56%) Linux
24 25 (4.39%) JavaScript
24 25 (4.39%) UNIX

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 18 (3.16%) WebSphere
2 10 (1.75%) CMS
3 9 (1.58%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.05%) Node.js
5 4 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.70%) FileNet
5 4 (0.70%) Confluence
5 4 (0.70%) Lync
5 4 (0.70%) IIS
6 3 (0.53%) Commerce Server
6 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.35%) Apache
7 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.35%) JBoss
7 2 (0.35%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.35%) SAS
8 1 (0.18%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.18%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 41 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 21 (3.68%) MS Office
4 7 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.23%) MS Project
5 6 (1.05%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.23%) SAP FI
3 6 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.70%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.53%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.35%) Magento
7 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.18%) HFM
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.18%) SAP FI-GL
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.93%) SaaS
2 6 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.05%) Force.com
3 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.35%) Office 365
4 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.28%) WAN
2 12 (2.11%) LAN
3 10 (1.75%) Firewall
4 9 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.58%) SAN
4 9 (1.58%) Internet
5 8 (1.40%) Wireless
6 7 (1.23%) Network Security
6 7 (1.23%) BGP
6 7 (1.23%) Broadband
6 7 (1.23%) HTTP
7 6 (1.05%) SNMP
7 6 (1.05%) OSPF
7 6 (1.05%) 3G
7 6 (1.05%) 4G
8 5 (0.88%) DNS
8 5 (0.88%) WLAN
9 4 (0.70%) ADSL
9 4 (0.70%) FTP
9 4 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.05%) DB2
5 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.70%) MySQL
6 4 (0.70%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.35%) MS Access
8 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.35%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.35%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 9 (1.58%) JIRA
2 8 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.70%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.70%) Axure RP
4 3 (0.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (0.53%) MSI
5 2 (0.35%) Subversion
5 2 (0.35%) Ant
5 2 (0.35%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.18%) Hudson
6 1 (0.18%) WiX
6 1 (0.18%) JUnit
6 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.18%) Maven
General
1 150 (26.32%) Finance
2 55 (9.65%) Banking
3 49 (8.60%) Marketing
4 38 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 35 (6.14%) Retail Banking
6 30 (5.26%) Manufacturing
7 21 (3.68%) Legal
8 18 (3.16%) Back Office
9 12 (2.11%) Automotive
10 11 (1.93%) Games
10 11 (1.93%) Billing
11 9 (1.58%) Electronics
12 6 (1.05%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.35%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.35%) Publishing
14 2 (0.35%) French Language
14 2 (0.35%) German Language
15 1 (0.18%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 160 (28.07%) Analyst
2 116 (20.35%) Business Analyst
3 90 (15.79%) Project Manager
4 86 (15.09%) Architect
5 48 (8.42%) Solutions Architect
6 36 (6.32%) Developer
7 21 (3.68%) Consultant
8 19 (3.33%) Technical Architect
9 17 (2.98%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
10 14 (2.46%) Designer
10 14 (2.46%) Service Manager
11 13 (2.28%) Senior Manager
12 11 (1.93%) Programme Manager
12 11 (1.93%) Coordinator
12 11 (1.93%) IT Project Manager
12 11 (1.93%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (1.93%) Lead Business Analyst
13 10 (1.75%) Front-End Developer
13 10 (1.75%) Senior Project Manager
13 10 (1.75%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.96%) HTML
2 24 (4.21%) CSS
3 21 (3.68%) .NET
4 11 (1.93%) HTML5
5 8 (1.40%) AngularJS
5 8 (1.40%) Web Services
6 7 (1.23%) J2EE
6 7 (1.23%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.23%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.23%) jQuery
7 6 (1.05%) Mason
7 6 (1.05%) Visualforce
7 6 (1.05%) CSS3
8 5 (0.88%) Dojo
8 5 (0.88%) XML
8 5 (0.88%) Flash
8 5 (0.88%) SOAP
8 5 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (0.70%) WinForms
9 4 (0.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.44%) EPoS
3 22 (3.86%) User Experience
4 18 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.46%) FMCG
6 11 (1.93%) Credit Risk
6 11 (1.93%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.93%) Data Integration
7 8 (1.40%) DTV
8 7 (1.23%) N-Tier
9 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.88%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.88%) Clustering
10 4 (0.70%) AS400
10 4 (0.70%) iSeries
10 4 (0.70%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.53%) iPad
11 3 (0.53%) PMI
11 3 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.35%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.49%) Windows
2 26 (4.56%) Linux
3 25 (4.39%) UNIX
4 12 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.93%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.75%) Android
7 9 (1.58%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.88%) Windows Vista
8 5 (0.88%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.70%) AIX
9 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.53%) Solaris
10 3 (0.53%) OS/400
10 3 (0.53%) i5/OS
10 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.35%) MVS
11 2 (0.35%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.35%) HPUX
12 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (18.60%) E-Commerce
2 91 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 82 (14.39%) Project Management
4 70 (12.28%) Business Analysis
5 58 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (8.77%) ITIL
7 46 (8.07%) CRM
8 42 (7.37%) PRINCE2
9 41 (7.19%) Migration
10 25 (4.39%) Change Management
11 23 (4.04%) Scrum
12 21 (3.68%) SOA
13 19 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (3.16%) ERP
15 17 (2.98%) TOGAF
16 16 (2.81%) Coaching
17 15 (2.63%) Programme Management
17 15 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
18 14 (2.46%) Digital Marketing
18 14 (2.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 34 (5.96%) SQL
2 32 (5.61%) Java
3 25 (4.39%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.46%) C
5 11 (1.93%) C#
6 6 (1.05%) Apex Code
7 5 (0.88%) Objective-C
7 5 (0.88%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.70%) RPG
9 3 (0.53%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.53%) VB
9 3 (0.53%) ActionScript
9 3 (0.53%) C++
9 3 (0.53%) COBOL
9 3 (0.53%) PHP
9 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.35%) ABAP
10 2 (0.35%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.18%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 27 (4.74%) Degree
2 14 (2.46%) ISEB
3 10 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.05%) CCNA
6 6 (1.05%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.88%) CIPD
8 4 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.70%) CISSP
9 3 (0.53%) MCP
9 3 (0.53%) CCNP
9 3 (0.53%) IBM Certification
9 3 (0.53%) PMP
9 3 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.53%) PCI QSA
9 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.35%) VCDX
10 2 (0.35%) APMP
10 2 (0.35%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.93%) SLA
2 8 (1.40%) QA
3 6 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.35%) COREP
5 2 (0.35%) FINREP
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.88%) vSphere
5 4 (0.70%) KVM
6 3 (0.53%) PowerHA
6 3 (0.53%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.35%) GPFS
8 1 (0.18%) NFS
8 1 (0.18%) Novell eDirectory
8 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.18%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (1.58%) SCCM
2 6 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.88%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (0.53%) SCOM
4 3 (0.53%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.18%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.18%) Control-M
6 1 (0.18%) Nessus
6 1 (0.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.18%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.18%) YaST
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 61 (10.70%) Microsoft
2 39 (6.84%) Oracle
3 34 (5.96%) SAP
4 27 (4.74%) IBM
5 24 (4.21%) Cisco
6 16 (2.81%) VMware
7 15 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (2.28%) HP
9 10 (1.75%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.58%) hybris
10 9 (1.58%) F5
11 7 (1.23%) Google
11 7 (1.23%) Adobe
12 6 (1.05%) Dell
12 6 (1.05%) ATG
12 6 (1.05%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.70%) Fortinet
13 4 (0.70%) Demandware
14 3 (0.53%) Blue Coat
14 3 (0.53%) webMethods
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