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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 47 39 47
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Retail 345 379 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.76% 4.50% 3.37%
As % of the General category 10.60% 12.34% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 190 189
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 29 10
Average hourly rate £30.25 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.74 £13.30 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £37.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.45 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-35.80% +12.50%
General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3255 3071 3908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.45% 36.43% 39.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1738 1495 1694
Average daily rate £370 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 137 165
Average hourly rate £19.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.48% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +7 120 £388 -3.12% 18
Berkshire -32 72 £390 -2.50% 26
Hampshire -24 51 £425 +6.25% 20
Surrey +14 43 £425 +3.03% 13
East Sussex +7 18 £330 -15.07%
Oxfordshire -3 10 £375 -11.76% 5
Home Counties +2 7 £650 +160.00%
West Sussex +2 6 £290 -27.50% 4
Middlesex -7 6 £419 +26.41%
Kent -5 2 £200 -52.94% 6
Thames Valley - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 163 (22.61%) Finance
2 141 (19.56%) E-Commerce
3 97 (13.45%) Project Management
4 88 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 80 (11.10%) PRINCE2
6 72 (9.99%) HTML
7 62 (8.60%) Oracle
7 62 (8.60%) CSS
7 62 (8.60%) Banking
7 62 (8.60%) Marketing
8 61 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (8.32%) Telecoms
10 59 (8.18%) Java
11 53 (7.35%) Business Analysis
12 51 (7.07%) CRM
13 45 (6.24%) SAP
13 45 (6.24%) Windows
13 45 (6.24%) Migration
14 44 (6.10%) WebSphere
14 44 (6.10%) Mobile App
15 41 (5.69%) Linux
16 40 (5.55%) UNIX
16 40 (5.55%) ITIL
16 40 (5.55%) SQL
17 39 (5.41%) Scrum
17 39 (5.41%) Retail Banking
18 38 (5.27%) JavaScript
18 38 (5.27%) IBM
19 37 (5.13%) Microsoft
20 36 (4.99%) Change Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 44 (6.10%) WebSphere
2 19 (2.64%) CMS
3 9 (1.25%) IBM Notes
4 7 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (0.97%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.83%) Node.js
5 6 (0.83%) Magnolia
6 5 (0.69%) CICS
6 5 (0.69%) Commerce Server
7 4 (0.55%) IIS
7 4 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (0.42%) Drupal
8 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.42%) SAS
9 2 (0.28%) Apache
9 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.28%) FileNet
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 28 (3.88%) MS Excel
1 28 (3.88%) MS Office
2 11 (1.53%) MS Project
3 9 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.11%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.28%) Vectorworks
6 2 (0.28%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 14 (1.94%) Oracle Retail
2 11 (1.53%) SAP Retail
3 10 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.55%) JDE OneWorld
6 4 (0.55%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.42%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.42%) Oracle BRM
7 3 (0.42%) Magento
8 2 (0.28%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.28%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.28%) Retail-J
8 2 (0.28%) CA Clarity
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.11%) SaaS
2 5 (0.69%) GitHub
3 4 (0.55%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.42%) Office 365
5 2 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.53%) Internet
2 7 (0.97%) Wireless
3 6 (0.83%) Broadband
3 6 (0.83%) LAN
4 5 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (0.69%) LTE
4 5 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.55%) WAN
5 4 (0.55%) DNS
5 4 (0.55%) Intranet
5 4 (0.55%) SAN
5 4 (0.55%) Firewall
5 4 (0.55%) 4G
6 3 (0.42%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.42%) xDSL
6 3 (0.42%) DSL
6 3 (0.42%) RTP
6 3 (0.42%) LDAP
7 2 (0.28%) ADSL
7 2 (0.28%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.36%) SQL Server
1 17 (2.36%) DB2
2 9 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (0.97%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.69%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.55%) MySQL
6 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.42%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.28%) MS Access
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) Big Data
8 1 (0.14%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.14%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.14%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (1.94%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.80%) Axure RP
3 11 (1.53%) Subversion
4 10 (1.39%) Visual Studio
4 10 (1.39%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 9 (1.25%) JIRA
5 9 (1.25%) Ant
6 8 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 6 (0.83%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.69%) Yeoman
8 5 (0.69%) Grunt
8 5 (0.69%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.69%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.55%) TestDirector
10 3 (0.42%) Selenium
10 3 (0.42%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.42%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 163 (22.61%) Finance
2 62 (8.60%) Banking
2 62 (8.60%) Marketing
3 60 (8.32%) Telecoms
4 39 (5.41%) Retail Banking
5 26 (3.61%) Back Office
6 25 (3.47%) Legal
7 21 (2.91%) Automotive
8 19 (2.64%) Manufacturing
9 18 (2.50%) Billing
10 11 (1.53%) Aerospace
11 9 (1.25%) Electronics
12 8 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (1.11%) Publishing
13 7 (0.97%) Games
14 4 (0.55%) German Language
14 4 (0.55%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 156 (21.64%) Analyst
2 125 (17.34%) Project Manager
3 93 (12.90%) Business Analyst
4 83 (11.51%) Developer
5 59 (8.18%) Architect
6 36 (4.99%) Consultant
7 28 (3.88%) Designer
8 27 (3.74%) Programme Manager
9 26 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (2.08%) Senior Manager
11 14 (1.94%) Test Analyst
12 13 (1.80%) Front-End Developer
12 13 (1.80%) Delivery Manager
13 12 (1.66%) Tester
13 12 (1.66%) Business Manager
14 11 (1.53%) Senior Project Manager
14 11 (1.53%) E-Commerce Manager
15 10 (1.39%) Technical Architect
15 10 (1.39%) E-Commerce Project Manager
15 10 (1.39%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (9.99%) HTML
2 62 (8.60%) CSS
3 36 (4.99%) HTML5
4 31 (4.30%) CSS3
5 24 (3.33%) .NET
6 20 (2.77%) XML
7 15 (2.08%) J2EE
8 14 (1.94%) JSP
9 11 (1.53%) jQuery
9 11 (1.53%) Middleware
10 10 (1.39%) Dojo
10 10 (1.39%) Worklight
11 8 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (1.11%) Spring
12 7 (0.97%) RESTful
12 7 (0.97%) LAMP
12 7 (0.97%) Web Services
12 7 (0.97%) ASP.NET
13 6 (0.83%) SOAP
13 6 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.10%) Mobile App
2 34 (4.72%) EPoS
3 33 (4.58%) FMCG
4 13 (1.80%) Visualisation
5 10 (1.39%) Social Media
5 10 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (0.97%) E-Learning
7 6 (0.83%) N-Tier
7 6 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.83%) Digital Media
8 5 (0.69%) Credit Risk
8 5 (0.69%) Smart Meter
8 5 (0.69%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.69%) DTV
8 5 (0.69%) EFT
8 5 (0.69%) W3C
9 4 (0.55%) EMV
9 4 (0.55%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.55%) iPad
10 3 (0.42%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 45 (6.24%) Windows
2 41 (5.69%) Linux
3 40 (5.55%) UNIX
4 18 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 16 (2.22%) Android
6 11 (1.53%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.39%) AIX
8 9 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.97%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.28%) Solaris
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.14%) MVS
11 1 (0.14%) HPUX
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (19.56%) E-Commerce
2 97 (13.45%) Project Management
3 88 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 80 (11.10%) PRINCE2
5 61 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (7.35%) Business Analysis
7 51 (7.07%) CRM
8 45 (6.24%) Migration
9 40 (5.55%) ITIL
10 39 (5.41%) Scrum
11 36 (4.99%) Change Management
12 35 (4.85%) User Acceptance Testing
13 29 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (3.33%) Service Delivery
15 22 (3.05%) B2C
16 20 (2.77%) Information Security
16 20 (2.77%) Programme Management
17 19 (2.64%) PRINCE
18 18 (2.50%) Logistics
19 16 (2.22%) UML
Programming Languages
1 59 (8.18%) Java
2 40 (5.55%) SQL
3 38 (5.27%) JavaScript
4 20 (2.77%) C++
5 16 (2.22%) C#
6 15 (2.08%) C
7 10 (1.39%) PHP
7 10 (1.39%) Objective-C
8 6 (0.83%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.83%) VB
8 6 (0.83%) COBOL
8 6 (0.83%) Ruby
9 5 (0.69%) JCL
9 5 (0.69%) VBScript
10 4 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.55%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.42%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.42%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.42%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (3.74%) Degree
2 25 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 22 (3.05%) ISEB
4 10 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (1.11%) PMI Certification
5 8 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (0.83%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.69%) PMP
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.55%) CISSP
9 3 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.42%) IIBA
10 2 (0.28%) CCNA
10 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.28%) CEH
10 2 (0.28%) PCI QSA
10 2 (0.28%) APMP
11 1 (0.14%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.36%) QA
2 6 (0.83%) SLA
2 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.42%) COBIT
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) WAI
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.14%) KVM
3 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.55%) SCCM
3 2 (0.28%) Puppet
3 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.14%) Salt
4 1 (0.14%) SCSM
4 1 (0.14%) SCOM
4 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.14%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.14%) Nessus
4 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.14%) MOM
4 1 (0.14%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (0.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 62 (8.60%) Oracle
2 45 (6.24%) SAP
3 38 (5.27%) IBM
4 37 (5.13%) Microsoft
5 20 (2.77%) ATG
6 19 (2.64%) Adobe
7 12 (1.66%) Lotus
8 11 (1.53%) HP
9 10 (1.39%) Cisco
9 10 (1.39%) Appcelerator
10 9 (1.25%) hybris
11 8 (1.11%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.11%) Google
11 8 (1.11%) VMware
11 8 (1.11%) Unica
12 6 (0.83%) Remedy
12 6 (0.83%) Endeca
12 6 (0.83%) RedPrairie
13 5 (0.69%) Juniper
13 5 (0.69%) webMethods
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £425 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Buckinghamshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £260 - £325 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Folkestone
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Recital Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Recital Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £600 per week
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Santander
Rate: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Merlin Entertainments plc
Rate: £8.50 p/h + Benefits - 6 month FTC
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £360 - £390 per day
Posted: 27 days ago