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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 57 46 37
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing Retail 296 348 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.10% 3.78% 4.50%
As % of the General category 8.76% 10.67% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 210 195
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 £200 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 29
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.06% +7.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.58 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £59.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -38.26%
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
3379 3261 3120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.39% 35.44% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1916 1738 1532
Average daily rate £400 £370 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -4.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 108 137
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.02% -2.22%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 -6 93 £416 +10.26% 14
Berkshire +18 92 £400 +2.56% 35
Hampshire +2 52 £400 -5.88% 19
Surrey -13 31 £370 -12.94% 14
Oxfordshire -17 15 £220 -41.33% 6
East Sussex -10 12 £475 +38.08% 3
West Sussex -14 2 £273 -6.03% 4
Thames Valley - 1 £480 -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 124 (20.23%) Finance
2 120 (19.58%) E-Commerce
3 112 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 76 (12.40%) Project Management
6 71 (11.58%) Microsoft
7 62 (10.11%) Banking
8 55 (8.97%) Marketing
9 54 (8.81%) SQL
10 53 (8.65%) JavaScript
11 52 (8.48%) Java
12 50 (8.16%) HTML
13 49 (7.99%) ITIL
14 45 (7.34%) MS Excel
14 45 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
15 44 (7.18%) Windows
16 43 (7.01%) WebSphere
17 39 (6.36%) PRINCE2
17 39 (6.36%) Oracle
18 38 (6.20%) CRM
18 38 (6.20%) Telecoms
19 36 (5.87%) MS Office
20 34 (5.55%) .NET
21 32 (5.22%) Active Directory
22 30 (4.89%) UNIX
22 30 (4.89%) Analytics
23 29 (4.73%) CSS
23 29 (4.73%) Business Analysis
24 28 (4.57%) SAP
24 28 (4.57%) DB2

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 43 (7.01%) WebSphere
2 11 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.31%) CMS
4 7 (1.14%) Apache Solr
5 6 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (0.98%) IIS
6 5 (0.82%) JBoss
6 5 (0.82%) MQSeries
6 5 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.65%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.49%) Drupal
8 3 (0.49%) Node.js
9 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.33%) Moodle
9 2 (0.33%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.33%) SAS
9 2 (0.33%) Apache
9 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 45 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 36 (5.87%) MS Office
3 17 (2.77%) MS Project
4 16 (2.61%) Photoshop
5 9 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (1.31%) MS Visio
7 7 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (1.14%) InDesign
8 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.16%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.65%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.49%) Retail-J
5 3 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.49%) Magento
5 3 (0.49%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.49%) CODA-Financials
5 3 (0.49%) Summit
6 2 (0.33%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.33%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.16%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.16%) assyst
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.79%) Office 365
2 6 (0.98%) SaaS
3 5 (0.82%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.33%) Force.com
4 2 (0.33%) Google Checkout
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.63%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.47%) Network Security
3 8 (1.31%) Wireless
4 7 (1.14%) DNS
4 7 (1.14%) HTTP
5 6 (0.98%) LAN
6 5 (0.82%) ATM
6 5 (0.82%) WAN
6 5 (0.82%) CTI
6 5 (0.82%) Internet
6 5 (0.82%) Extranet
6 5 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (0.65%) Firewall
7 4 (0.65%) SSL
7 4 (0.65%) VoIP
7 4 (0.65%) WLAN
8 3 (0.49%) Broadband
8 3 (0.49%) RFID
8 3 (0.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.57%) DB2
2 21 (3.43%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.96%) Hadoop
4 8 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.31%) DbVisualizer
4 8 (1.31%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.98%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.82%) MySQL
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.49%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 3 (0.49%) Cognos Transformer
8 2 (0.33%) Big Data
8 2 (0.33%) Essbase
8 2 (0.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (2.28%) Selenium
2 11 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.63%) LoadRunner
4 8 (1.31%) Dreamweaver
5 7 (1.14%) SoapUI
6 6 (0.98%) TestComplete
6 6 (0.98%) JIRA
6 6 (0.98%) HP UFT
7 5 (0.82%) Toad
7 5 (0.82%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (0.65%) Grunt
8 4 (0.65%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (0.65%) Subversion
8 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.65%) gulp
9 3 (0.49%) Maven
9 3 (0.49%) TestDirector
9 3 (0.49%) JUnit
9 3 (0.49%) XMLSpy
General
1 124 (20.23%) Finance
2 62 (10.11%) Banking
3 55 (8.97%) Marketing
4 38 (6.20%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.75%) Retail Banking
6 18 (2.94%) Automotive
7 16 (2.61%) Legal
8 11 (1.79%) Back Office
9 9 (1.47%) Advertising
9 9 (1.47%) Billing
10 8 (1.31%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.82%) Games
11 5 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.82%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.65%) Electronics
13 3 (0.49%) German Language
14 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 139 (22.68%) Analyst
2 88 (14.36%) Project Manager
3 79 (12.89%) Architect
4 64 (10.44%) Business Analyst
5 63 (10.28%) Developer
6 38 (6.20%) Consultant
7 36 (5.87%) Solutions Architect
8 30 (4.89%) Designer
9 20 (3.26%) Support Analyst
10 19 (3.10%) Tester
10 19 (3.10%) Team Leader
11 16 (2.61%) Test Analyst
12 15 (2.45%) Senior Manager
13 14 (2.28%) Coordinator
13 14 (2.28%) Front-End Developer
14 13 (2.12%) Junior
14 13 (2.12%) Senior Project Manager
15 12 (1.96%) Enterprise Architect
15 12 (1.96%) Security Consultant
15 12 (1.96%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.16%) HTML
2 34 (5.55%) .NET
3 29 (4.73%) CSS
4 23 (3.75%) XML
5 21 (3.43%) J2EE
6 20 (3.26%) Web Services
7 17 (2.77%) HTML5
8 16 (2.61%) SOAP
9 15 (2.45%) CSS3
10 12 (1.96%) AngularJS
11 11 (1.79%) Middleware
12 10 (1.63%) Flash
13 9 (1.47%) ASP.NET
13 9 (1.47%) jQuery
14 6 (0.98%) Ajax
14 6 (0.98%) REST
14 6 (0.98%) Sass
14 6 (0.98%) RESTful
15 5 (0.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 5 (0.82%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.26%) User Experience
3 19 (3.10%) EPoS
4 14 (2.28%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.28%) FMCG
5 13 (2.12%) Social Media
6 10 (1.63%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.63%) Graphic Design
7 8 (1.31%) Photography
7 8 (1.31%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.14%) Smart Meter
8 7 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.98%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.82%) Social Network
10 5 (0.82%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.65%) iSeries
11 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.65%) Clustering
12 3 (0.49%) E-Learning
12 3 (0.49%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 44 (7.18%) Windows
2 30 (4.89%) UNIX
3 19 (3.10%) Linux
4 16 (2.61%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.14%) AIX
7 6 (0.98%) Android
8 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.82%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.65%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.49%) zOS
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.33%) Windows CE
11 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.33%) Solaris
12 1 (0.16%) HPUX
12 1 (0.16%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (19.58%) E-Commerce
2 112 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 76 (12.40%) Project Management
5 49 (7.99%) ITIL
6 39 (6.36%) PRINCE2
7 38 (6.20%) CRM
8 30 (4.89%) Analytics
9 29 (4.73%) Business Analysis
10 26 (4.24%) Change Management
11 25 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (4.08%) TOGAF
11 25 (4.08%) Release Management
11 25 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (3.92%) Information Security
13 22 (3.59%) Scrum
14 21 (3.43%) Risk Management
14 21 (3.43%) TDD
15 20 (3.26%) SOA
15 20 (3.26%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 54 (8.81%) SQL
2 53 (8.65%) JavaScript
3 52 (8.48%) Java
4 24 (3.92%) C#
5 13 (2.12%) Python
6 12 (1.96%) MATLAB
6 12 (1.96%) R
7 11 (1.79%) C
8 7 (1.14%) PHP
9 5 (0.82%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.65%) VBA
10 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.65%) Perl
10 4 (0.65%) COBOL
11 3 (0.49%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.49%) Korn
12 2 (0.33%) Ruby
12 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.33%) VB
12 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (4.40%) Degree
2 15 (2.45%) ISEB
3 8 (1.31%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (0.98%) CISSP
5 6 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.82%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.82%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.65%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.49%) PMP
8 3 (0.49%) CISM
8 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.49%) CCNP
9 2 (0.33%) CCNA
9 2 (0.33%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.75%) QA
2 15 (2.45%) SLA
3 11 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.63%) COBIT
5 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.33%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) TickIT
System Software
1 32 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.33%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.33%) GPFS
5 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.16%) XenApp
5 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (1.96%) SCCM
2 9 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.31%) SCOM
4 5 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (0.65%) Control-M
6 3 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.49%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.33%) Puppet
7 2 (0.33%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.33%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.16%) MAINVIEW
8 1 (0.16%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.16%) Ansible
8 1 (0.16%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 71 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 39 (6.36%) Oracle
3 28 (4.57%) SAP
4 24 (3.92%) IBM
5 16 (2.61%) HP
6 13 (2.12%) Adobe
6 13 (2.12%) VMware
7 12 (1.96%) Cisco
7 12 (1.96%) hybris
8 11 (1.79%) PayPal
9 10 (1.63%) Google
10 8 (1.31%) Citrix
10 8 (1.31%) JDA
11 7 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.14%) RedPrairie
12 6 (0.98%) Coremetrics
12 6 (0.98%) webMethods
12 6 (0.98%) Siebel
13 5 (0.82%) Facebook
13 5 (0.82%) Twitter
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