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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 57 53 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing Retail 310 303 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.13% 3.31% 4.37%
As % of the General category 8.72% 9.77% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 191 211
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £396
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 17
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.89 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.39% -54.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £12.17 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £22.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £12.96 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.31% -57.50%
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
3557 3102 3268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.89% 33.92% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2051 1703 1650
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £524 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 88 112
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -38.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.35 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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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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
Berkshire +22 113 £400 +6.66% 31
Buckinghamshire -12 82 £380 -1.93% 17
Hampshire +10 60 £365 -8.75% 29
Surrey -1 33 £350 -20.00% 15
East Sussex -9 15 £475 +26.66% 2
Oxfordshire -27 6 £475 +26.66% 5
West Sussex -19 3 £300 +4.16% 4
Kent +2 2 £500 +29.03% 5
Sussex - 1 £500 -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 120 (20.76%) Finance
2 105 (18.17%) E-Commerce
3 87 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (13.49%) Stakeholder Management
5 76 (13.15%) Microsoft
6 73 (12.63%) Project Management
7 72 (12.46%) Banking
8 61 (10.55%) SQL
8 61 (10.55%) ITIL
9 57 (9.86%) JavaScript
10 53 (9.17%) HTML
11 50 (8.65%) Marketing
12 49 (8.48%) Java
13 46 (7.96%) MS Excel
13 46 (7.96%) WebSphere
14 42 (7.27%) Oracle
15 40 (6.92%) Telecoms
16 38 (6.57%) CRM
16 38 (6.57%) PRINCE2
16 38 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
17 37 (6.40%) Windows
18 35 (6.06%) MS Office
18 35 (6.06%) Active Directory
19 33 (5.71%) CSS
20 32 (5.54%) DB2
21 31 (5.36%) SAP
21 31 (5.36%) .NET
21 31 (5.36%) Degree
22 30 (5.19%) SQL Server
22 30 (5.19%) Business Intelligence

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 46 (7.96%) WebSphere
2 10 (1.73%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.56%) Apache Solr
4 8 (1.38%) CMS
5 6 (1.04%) JBoss
6 5 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (0.87%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.69%) SAS
7 4 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.52%) Moodle
8 3 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.52%) IIS
8 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.52%) Apache
9 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.35%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.35%) Confluence
9 2 (0.35%) Drupal
10 1 (0.17%) Alfresco
Applications
1 46 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 35 (6.06%) MS Office
3 16 (2.77%) MS Project
4 11 (1.90%) Photoshop
5 10 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.73%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.04%) InDesign
7 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.17%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.69%) Magento
3 4 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.69%) ResourceLink
3 4 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.52%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.52%) CODA-Financials
4 3 (0.52%) Summit
5 2 (0.35%) assyst
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.17%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.17%) Optimost
6 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.08%) Office 365
2 8 (1.38%) Google Analytics
3 6 (1.04%) SaaS
4 2 (0.35%) Google Checkout
4 2 (0.35%) Force.com
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.73%) Network Security
2 8 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.04%) DNS
3 6 (1.04%) LAN
3 6 (1.04%) WAN
3 6 (1.04%) HTTP
3 6 (1.04%) Wireless
4 5 (0.87%) SAN
4 5 (0.87%) CTI
4 5 (0.87%) Internet
4 5 (0.87%) Extranet
4 5 (0.87%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (0.69%) SSL
5 4 (0.69%) Firewall
5 4 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.52%) Broadband
6 3 (0.52%) MPLS
6 3 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.52%) VPN
6 3 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.54%) DB2
2 30 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.38%) DbVisualizer
6 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.04%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.04%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.87%) Big Data
8 5 (0.87%) OLAP
9 4 (0.69%) MySQL
9 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.52%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.52%) QlikView
10 3 (0.52%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 16 (2.77%) Selenium
2 10 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.73%) LoadRunner
3 7 (1.21%) JIRA
3 7 (1.21%) TestComplete
4 6 (1.04%) WebDriver
4 6 (1.04%) SoapUI
4 6 (1.04%) HP UFT
5 5 (0.87%) Toad
5 5 (0.87%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (0.69%) Subversion
6 4 (0.69%) Grunt
6 4 (0.69%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (0.69%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.69%) gulp
7 3 (0.52%) JBehave
7 3 (0.52%) JSHint
7 3 (0.52%) Bower
7 3 (0.52%) webpack
7 3 (0.52%) QUnit
General
1 120 (20.76%) Finance
2 72 (12.46%) Banking
3 50 (8.65%) Marketing
4 40 (6.92%) Telecoms
5 27 (4.67%) Retail Banking
6 14 (2.42%) Legal
7 12 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.08%) Automotive
8 10 (1.73%) Back Office
9 8 (1.38%) Billing
10 7 (1.21%) Advertising
11 6 (1.04%) Private Banking
12 5 (0.87%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.69%) Electronics
13 4 (0.69%) Games
14 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.52%) Publishing
14 3 (0.52%) German Language
15 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 128 (22.15%) Analyst
2 81 (14.01%) Architect
3 79 (13.67%) Project Manager
4 73 (12.63%) Developer
5 58 (10.03%) Business Analyst
6 38 (6.57%) Solutions Architect
7 35 (6.06%) Consultant
8 20 (3.46%) Tester
8 20 (3.46%) Test Analyst
9 19 (3.29%) Support Analyst
9 19 (3.29%) Front-End Developer
9 19 (3.29%) Designer
10 16 (2.77%) Junior
11 15 (2.60%) Senior Manager
12 14 (2.42%) Team Leader
13 13 (2.25%) Senior Project Manager
14 11 (1.90%) Service Analyst
14 11 (1.90%) Administrator
14 11 (1.90%) Coordinator
14 11 (1.90%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.17%) HTML
2 33 (5.71%) CSS
3 31 (5.36%) .NET
4 24 (4.15%) HTML5
5 23 (3.98%) CSS3
6 20 (3.46%) XML
7 16 (2.77%) jQuery
8 14 (2.42%) Sass
8 14 (2.42%) J2EE
9 13 (2.25%) Middleware
9 13 (2.25%) Ajax
10 12 (2.08%) JSON
11 11 (1.90%) JSP
11 11 (1.90%) LESS
12 10 (1.73%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.73%) SOAP
13 9 (1.56%) ASP.NET
13 9 (1.56%) Web Services
13 9 (1.56%) Flash
13 9 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.11%) User Experience
2 18 (3.11%) EPoS
3 13 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.08%) FMCG
5 10 (1.73%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.56%) Social Media
6 9 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.38%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.21%) Graphic Design
8 7 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.21%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.87%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.87%) iSeries
10 5 (0.87%) Social Network
10 5 (0.87%) Photography
11 4 (0.69%) Clustering
11 4 (0.69%) AS400
12 3 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.40%) Windows
2 27 (4.67%) UNIX
3 18 (3.11%) Linux
4 16 (2.77%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.38%) Android
6 8 (1.38%) Windows XP
6 8 (1.38%) AIX
7 5 (0.87%) Windows 2000
8 4 (0.69%) zOS
8 4 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.35%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.35%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) HPUX
10 1 (0.17%) MVS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (18.17%) E-Commerce
2 87 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (13.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 73 (12.63%) Project Management
5 61 (10.55%) ITIL
6 38 (6.57%) PRINCE2
6 38 (6.57%) CRM
7 30 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (5.02%) Change Management
9 26 (4.50%) Business Analysis
9 26 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (4.50%) Analytics
10 25 (4.33%) SOA
11 24 (4.15%) TOGAF
12 22 (3.81%) Information Security
13 20 (3.46%) Data Management
13 20 (3.46%) Risk Management
14 19 (3.29%) System Testing
15 18 (3.11%) Release Management
15 18 (3.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (10.55%) SQL
2 57 (9.86%) JavaScript
3 49 (8.48%) Java
4 21 (3.63%) C#
5 10 (1.73%) C
6 7 (1.21%) PHP
7 6 (1.04%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.87%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.87%) COBOL
8 5 (0.87%) VBA
9 4 (0.69%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.69%) VB
10 3 (0.52%) ABAP
10 3 (0.52%) Ruby
11 2 (0.35%) Python
11 2 (0.35%) SAPscript
11 2 (0.35%) VB6
11 2 (0.35%) Perl
12 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (5.36%) Degree
2 15 (2.60%) ISEB
3 8 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (1.21%) CISSP
4 7 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (1.21%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.04%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.87%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.69%) CISM
7 4 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.52%) CCNA
9 2 (0.35%) CCNP
9 2 (0.35%) ACCA
9 2 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.33%) QA
2 18 (3.11%) SLA
3 11 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.73%) COBIT
5 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.35%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.35%) TickIT
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 35 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.04%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.35%) vSphere
4 2 (0.35%) GPFS
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.35%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (1.90%) SCCM
2 10 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.38%) SCOM
4 6 (1.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.52%) XenMobile
6 3 (0.52%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.35%) Control-M
7 2 (0.35%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.35%) SAP Afaria
8 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.17%) Ansible
8 1 (0.17%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.17%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.17%) MAINVIEW
8 1 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 76 (13.15%) Microsoft
2 42 (7.27%) Oracle
3 31 (5.36%) SAP
4 29 (5.02%) IBM
5 19 (3.29%) HP
6 14 (2.42%) Adobe
7 12 (2.08%) Cisco
7 12 (2.08%) hybris
8 11 (1.90%) PayPal
9 10 (1.73%) Google
9 10 (1.73%) VMware
10 8 (1.38%) webMethods
11 7 (1.21%) Citrix
11 7 (1.21%) Coremetrics
11 7 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.04%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.04%) Siebel
12 6 (1.04%) Remedy
12 6 (1.04%) JDA
13 5 (0.87%) CA
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
VIQU
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Acumin
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Salt
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £315 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
PMC retail
Rate: From £300 to £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham or Farnborough or Manchester
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: £450-500/day
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham or Farnborough or Manchester
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: £450-500/day
Posted: 10 days ago
Maidenhead
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxfordshire
Mason Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Pertemps ERP
Rate: 450 a day
Posted: 17 days ago
West Sussex
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago