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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 52 43 44
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Retail 292 366 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.18% 4.20% 3.79%
As % of the General category 9.46% 11.39% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 218 233
Average daily rate
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£388 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Average hourly rate £13.89 £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.70% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.57%
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
3086 3213 3840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.63% 36.89% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1649 1646 1571
Average daily rate £375 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 113 142
Average hourly rate £21.12 £32.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.03% +27.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Buckinghamshire +21 89 £388 +3.67% 13
Berkshire -17 86 £378 -0.65% 79
Hampshire -20 38 £450 +10.29% 26
Surrey -27 23 £425 +7.59% 23
Oxfordshire +3 21 £331 -6.69% 7
East Sussex -9 11 £375 +5.26% 1
Kent -3 7 £388 +5.08% 5
West Sussex +7 6 £290 -27.50% 1
Middlesex -2 3 £350 +12.00%
Sussex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 155 (25.08%) Finance
2 110 (17.80%) E-Commerce
3 91 (14.72%) Project Management
4 90 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (10.03%) Banking
7 58 (9.39%) PRINCE2
8 55 (8.90%) Business Analysis
9 50 (8.09%) Migration
10 47 (7.61%) ITIL
11 46 (7.44%) Marketing
12 45 (7.28%) HTML
13 43 (6.96%) CRM
14 42 (6.80%) Telecoms
15 41 (6.63%) Microsoft
16 40 (6.47%) Retail Banking
17 39 (6.31%) Java
18 37 (5.99%) CSS
19 35 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
20 34 (5.50%) Oracle
21 33 (5.34%) Windows
22 32 (5.18%) SAP
23 30 (4.85%) UNIX
23 30 (4.85%) MS Excel
23 30 (4.85%) Change Management
23 30 (4.85%) EPoS
24 29 (4.69%) Mobile App
25 28 (4.53%) Degree
26 27 (4.37%) Linux
26 27 (4.37%) IBM

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 26 (4.21%) WebSphere
2 14 (2.27%) CMS
3 12 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.29%) IBM Notes
5 7 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.65%) Magnolia
6 4 (0.65%) Node.js
6 4 (0.65%) Commerce Server
7 3 (0.49%) SAS
7 3 (0.49%) FileNet
7 3 (0.49%) Confluence
7 3 (0.49%) Drupal
8 2 (0.32%) Lync
8 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.32%) Apache
8 2 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.32%) IIS
9 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.56%) MS Office
3 13 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.94%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.62%) MS Project
5 10 (1.62%) Photoshop
6 8 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.32%) Vectorworks
9 2 (0.32%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (1.29%) Oracle Retail
2 7 (1.13%) SAP Retail
3 6 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.65%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.49%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.32%) CA Clarity
8 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.16%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.16%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.16%) Maximo
8 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.62%) SaaS
2 4 (0.65%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.49%) Office 365
4 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.16%) GitHub
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.13%) Internet
1 7 (1.13%) Wireless
2 6 (0.97%) 4G
2 6 (0.97%) Firewall
2 6 (0.97%) SAN
2 6 (0.97%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.97%) Broadband
2 6 (0.97%) LAN
2 6 (0.97%) WAN
3 5 (0.81%) HTTP
3 5 (0.81%) Network Security
3 5 (0.81%) LTE
4 4 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (0.65%) FWSM
4 4 (0.65%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (0.65%) BGP
4 4 (0.65%) DNS
4 4 (0.65%) SMTP
5 3 (0.49%) ATM
5 3 (0.49%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.29%) DB2
2 8 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.65%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.32%) MySQL
6 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.16%) OLTP
7 1 (0.16%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.16%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.16%) MS Access
7 1 (0.16%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.16%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 9 (1.46%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.29%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.29%) JIRA
3 5 (0.81%) Eclipse
3 5 (0.81%) Ant
3 5 (0.81%) Subversion
3 5 (0.81%) Axure RP
4 4 (0.65%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.49%) WiX
5 3 (0.49%) Hudson
5 3 (0.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (0.49%) Flash Builder
5 3 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.49%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.32%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (0.32%) MSI
6 2 (0.32%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 155 (25.08%) Finance
2 62 (10.03%) Banking
3 46 (7.44%) Marketing
4 42 (6.80%) Telecoms
5 40 (6.47%) Retail Banking
6 22 (3.56%) Legal
6 22 (3.56%) Manufacturing
6 22 (3.56%) Back Office
7 15 (2.43%) Billing
8 9 (1.46%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.46%) Automotive
9 7 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.13%) Electronics
9 7 (1.13%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.97%) Games
11 5 (0.81%) German Language
12 2 (0.32%) French Language
12 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (22.33%) Analyst
2 110 (17.80%) Project Manager
3 96 (15.53%) Business Analyst
4 72 (11.65%) Architect
5 55 (8.90%) Developer
6 40 (6.47%) Solutions Architect
7 27 (4.37%) Consultant
8 21 (3.40%) Designer
9 16 (2.59%) Technical Architect
10 15 (2.43%) Programme Manager
10 15 (2.43%) Coordinator
11 13 (2.10%) Service Manager
12 12 (1.94%) Test Analyst
13 11 (1.78%) Front-End Developer
14 10 (1.62%) Senior Manager
15 9 (1.46%) Administrator
15 9 (1.46%) Project Coordinator
16 8 (1.29%) C++ Developer
16 8 (1.29%) Delivery Manager
16 8 (1.29%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.28%) HTML
2 37 (5.99%) CSS
3 21 (3.40%) .NET
3 21 (3.40%) HTML5
4 14 (2.27%) CSS3
5 9 (1.46%) J2EE
5 9 (1.46%) XML
5 9 (1.46%) jQuery
6 8 (1.29%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.13%) Flash
7 7 (1.13%) Middleware
7 7 (1.13%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.13%) LAMP
8 6 (0.97%) Dojo
8 6 (0.97%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (0.81%) JSP
9 5 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (0.81%) Worklight
10 4 (0.65%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.85%) EPoS
3 29 (4.69%) Mobile App
4 27 (4.37%) User Experience
5 25 (4.05%) FMCG
6 11 (1.78%) Data Integration
7 10 (1.62%) Social Media
7 10 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.29%) Visualisation
8 8 (1.29%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (1.13%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.97%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.81%) W3C
11 5 (0.81%) DTV
11 5 (0.81%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.49%) PMI
12 3 (0.49%) IVR
12 3 (0.49%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.32%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.32%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.34%) Windows
2 30 (4.85%) UNIX
3 27 (4.37%) Linux
4 10 (1.62%) Windows 7
4 10 (1.62%) Android
4 10 (1.62%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.81%) AIX
7 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.32%) MVS
8 2 (0.32%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (17.80%) E-Commerce
2 91 (14.72%) Project Management
3 90 (14.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 86 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (9.39%) PRINCE2
6 55 (8.90%) Business Analysis
7 50 (8.09%) Migration
8 47 (7.61%) ITIL
9 43 (6.96%) CRM
10 30 (4.85%) Change Management
11 23 (3.72%) Scrum
12 21 (3.40%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (3.24%) Service Delivery
14 18 (2.91%) Programme Management
15 17 (2.75%) Information Security
16 15 (2.43%) UML
16 15 (2.43%) TOGAF
16 15 (2.43%) Waterfall
17 14 (2.27%) Digital Marketing
17 14 (2.27%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 39 (6.31%) Java
2 25 (4.05%) JavaScript
3 24 (3.88%) SQL
4 18 (2.91%) C
5 15 (2.43%) C#
6 14 (2.27%) C++
7 8 (1.29%) PHP
8 6 (0.97%) Objective-C
8 6 (0.97%) Ruby
8 6 (0.97%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.81%) ActionScript
10 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.49%) ActionScript 3.0
12 2 (0.32%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.32%) ActionScript 2.0
12 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.32%) VB
13 1 (0.16%) VBA
13 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (4.53%) Degree
2 20 (3.24%) ISEB
3 17 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (1.29%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.81%) PMP
5 5 (0.81%) CISSP
5 5 (0.81%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.49%) CISM
6 3 (0.49%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.32%) AAT
7 2 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.32%) VCDX
7 2 (0.32%) PCI QSA
7 2 (0.32%) IIBA
7 2 (0.32%) APMP
7 2 (0.32%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.43%) QA
2 7 (1.13%) SLA
3 5 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) WAI
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.65%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.65%) vSphere
4 3 (0.49%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.49%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.13%) SCCM
3 3 (0.49%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.16%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.16%) Control-M
5 1 (0.16%) Nessus
5 1 (0.16%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (6.63%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.50%) Oracle
3 32 (5.18%) SAP
4 27 (4.37%) IBM
5 20 (3.24%) Cisco
6 15 (2.43%) HP
7 14 (2.27%) VMware
8 10 (1.62%) Lotus
9 9 (1.46%) Adobe
9 9 (1.46%) Google
9 9 (1.46%) hybris
10 8 (1.29%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.97%) F5
11 6 (0.97%) ATG
11 6 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.81%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.65%) webMethods
13 4 (0.65%) Dell
14 3 (0.49%) Business Objects
14 3 (0.49%) Juniper
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Corporate Project Solutions
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 41 minutes ago
Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300
Posted: 2 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Lorien Resourcing
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Experis Ltd
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
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Surrey
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Rate: Competitive
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Surrey
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Rate: £200 per day
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Oxford
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Rate: £325 - 350 per day
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Buckinghamshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
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