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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 63 49 45
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing Retail 260 327 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.84% 3.66% 4.29%
As % of the General category 8.23% 10.42% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 200 194
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 £218 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 29
Average hourly rate £16.00 £51.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.62% +85.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.89 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £59.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-46.77% +12.72%
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
3161 3137 3003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.59% 35.15% 35.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1674 1444
Average daily rate £400 £365 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 112 152
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £23.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.11
% change year-on-year
- -2.61%

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 7 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 7 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 7 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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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 +15 92 £400 +1.26% 25
Buckinghamshire -10 72 £450 +20.00% 14
Hampshire -10 40 £400 - 28
Surrey -19 29 £320 -25.79% 20
Oxfordshire -10 15 £220 -49.71% 6
East Sussex -15 12 £400 +26.98% 1
Sussex +3 3 £215 -42.66% 3
West Sussex -13 3 £325 -1.51% 5
Thames Valley - 1 £480 -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 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.

1 136 (22.37%) E-Commerce
2 119 (19.57%) Finance
3 113 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (14.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (14.14%) Project Management
6 74 (12.17%) Microsoft
7 62 (10.20%) Marketing
8 59 (9.70%) SQL
9 55 (9.05%) Java
10 54 (8.88%) JavaScript
11 53 (8.72%) PRINCE2
11 53 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
12 47 (7.73%) HTML
13 46 (7.57%) MS Excel
13 46 (7.57%) CRM
14 45 (7.40%) Banking
15 41 (6.74%) Windows
15 41 (6.74%) MS Office
16 40 (6.58%) ITIL
16 40 (6.58%) Telecoms
16 40 (6.58%) WebSphere
17 39 (6.41%) Oracle
18 36 (5.92%) .NET
19 33 (5.43%) Business Analysis
20 32 (5.26%) Degree
20 32 (5.26%) Analytics
21 30 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
22 29 (4.77%) CSS
22 29 (4.77%) UNIX
23 28 (4.61%) SAP

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 40 (6.58%) WebSphere
2 10 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.32%) CMS
4 7 (1.15%) Apache Solr
5 6 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (0.99%) IIS
6 5 (0.82%) JBoss
6 5 (0.82%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.66%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.49%) Drupal
8 3 (0.49%) Node.js
8 3 (0.49%) Confluence
9 2 (0.33%) Moodle
9 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.33%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.33%) SAS
9 2 (0.33%) Apache
9 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 46 (7.57%) MS Excel
2 41 (6.74%) MS Office
3 19 (3.13%) MS Project
4 17 (2.80%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (1.15%) InDesign
6 7 (1.15%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (1.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.49%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.49%) Retail-J
4 3 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.49%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.49%) CODA-Financials
4 3 (0.49%) Summit
5 2 (0.33%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.33%) Magento
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.33%) Fredhopper
5 2 (0.33%) BigMachines
5 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.16%) Optimost
6 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.48%) Office 365
2 6 (0.99%) SaaS
3 5 (0.82%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.33%) Force.com
4 2 (0.33%) Google Checkout
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.64%) TCP/IP
1 10 (1.64%) Network Security
2 6 (0.99%) Firewall
3 5 (0.82%) Wireless
3 5 (0.82%) Extranet
3 5 (0.82%) CTI
3 5 (0.82%) DNS
3 5 (0.82%) WAN
3 5 (0.82%) HTTP
3 5 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (0.66%) ATM
4 4 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.66%) Internet
5 3 (0.49%) Broadband
5 3 (0.49%) LAN
5 3 (0.49%) VoIP
5 3 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (0.49%) 4G
6 2 (0.33%) FWSM
6 2 (0.33%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.11%) DB2
2 18 (2.96%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.14%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.32%) DbVisualizer
5 8 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.99%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.82%) MySQL
8 3 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.49%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 3 (0.49%) Cognos Transformer
9 2 (0.33%) Big Data
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.33%) Essbase
9 2 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 14 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (1.97%) Selenium
3 10 (1.64%) LoadRunner
4 8 (1.32%) Dreamweaver
5 7 (1.15%) SoapUI
6 6 (0.99%) TestComplete
6 6 (0.99%) JIRA
6 6 (0.99%) HP UFT
7 5 (0.82%) WebDriver
7 5 (0.82%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (0.66%) Subversion
9 3 (0.49%) Toad
9 3 (0.49%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.49%) TestDirector
9 3 (0.49%) JUnit
9 3 (0.49%) XMLSpy
9 3 (0.49%) JBehave
9 3 (0.49%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.33%) gulp
General
1 119 (19.57%) Finance
2 62 (10.20%) Marketing
3 45 (7.40%) Banking
4 40 (6.58%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.45%) Automotive
6 18 (2.96%) Retail Banking
7 17 (2.80%) Legal
8 12 (1.97%) Advertising
9 11 (1.81%) Back Office
10 10 (1.64%) Electronics
10 10 (1.64%) Billing
11 8 (1.32%) Games
12 7 (1.15%) Multimedia
12 7 (1.15%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.66%) German Language
14 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.33%) Front Office
15 2 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 145 (23.85%) Analyst
2 98 (16.12%) Project Manager
3 69 (11.35%) Business Analyst
3 69 (11.35%) Architect
4 66 (10.86%) Developer
5 35 (5.76%) Solutions Architect
6 34 (5.59%) Consultant
7 30 (4.93%) Designer
8 20 (3.29%) Support Analyst
9 17 (2.80%) Test Analyst
10 16 (2.63%) Tester
11 15 (2.47%) Junior
11 15 (2.47%) Senior Manager
12 14 (2.30%) Coordinator
12 14 (2.30%) Team Leader
13 13 (2.14%) Senior Project Manager
13 13 (2.14%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (2.14%) Front-End Developer
14 11 (1.81%) Security Architect
14 11 (1.81%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.73%) HTML
2 36 (5.92%) .NET
3 29 (4.77%) CSS
4 24 (3.95%) XML
5 21 (3.45%) Web Services
5 21 (3.45%) J2EE
6 16 (2.63%) SOAP
7 15 (2.47%) HTML5
8 13 (2.14%) CSS3
9 11 (1.81%) AngularJS
9 11 (1.81%) Middleware
10 10 (1.64%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.64%) Flash
10 10 (1.64%) jQuery
11 7 (1.15%) RESTful
12 6 (0.99%) Sass
13 5 (0.82%) Natural Language Processing
13 5 (0.82%) JSP
13 5 (0.82%) Spring
13 5 (0.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.62%) User Experience
3 19 (3.13%) FMCG
4 18 (2.96%) EPoS
5 14 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 12 (1.97%) Social Media
7 10 (1.64%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.48%) Graphic Design
9 8 (1.32%) Smart Meter
10 7 (1.15%) Visualisation
10 7 (1.15%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.15%) Photography
10 7 (1.15%) E-Learning
11 6 (0.99%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.82%) Statistics
12 5 (0.82%) Social Network
12 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.66%) iSeries
13 4 (0.66%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.49%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.74%) Windows
2 29 (4.77%) UNIX
3 20 (3.29%) Linux
4 15 (2.47%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.15%) AIX
7 6 (0.99%) Android
8 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.66%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.49%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.33%) Windows CE
11 2 (0.33%) Solaris
12 1 (0.16%) HPUX
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (22.37%) E-Commerce
2 113 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (14.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 86 (14.14%) Project Management
5 53 (8.72%) PRINCE2
6 46 (7.57%) CRM
7 40 (6.58%) ITIL
8 33 (5.43%) Business Analysis
9 32 (5.26%) Analytics
10 30 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (4.28%) Change Management
12 23 (3.78%) TOGAF
12 23 (3.78%) Release Management
13 22 (3.62%) Information Security
13 22 (3.62%) B2B
14 20 (3.29%) TDD
14 20 (3.29%) Scrum
14 20 (3.29%) Risk Management
14 20 (3.29%) Migration
14 20 (3.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (9.70%) SQL
2 55 (9.05%) Java
3 54 (8.88%) JavaScript
4 27 (4.44%) C#
5 14 (2.30%) R
6 13 (2.14%) Python
7 12 (1.97%) MATLAB
8 9 (1.48%) C
9 6 (0.99%) PHP
10 4 (0.66%) COBOL
10 4 (0.66%) Perl
10 4 (0.66%) VBA
10 4 (0.66%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.49%) Korn
11 3 (0.49%) ABAP
11 3 (0.49%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.33%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (5.26%) Degree
2 14 (2.30%) ISEB
3 12 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 10 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (1.32%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.15%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.15%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.99%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.82%) CISSP
8 5 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.49%) CCNP
9 3 (0.49%) PMP
9 3 (0.49%) CISM
10 2 (0.33%) CCSA
10 2 (0.33%) CCSE
10 2 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.33%) PhD
10 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.78%) QA
2 15 (2.47%) SLA
3 9 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.32%) COBIT
5 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.33%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.82%) Hyper-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 11 (1.81%) SCCM
2 8 (1.32%) SCOM
3 7 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.49%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.49%) XenMobile
5 3 (0.49%) Control-M
6 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.33%) Puppet
6 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Ansible
7 1 (0.16%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 74 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 39 (6.41%) Oracle
3 28 (4.61%) SAP
4 22 (3.62%) IBM
5 14 (2.30%) Adobe
5 14 (2.30%) HP
6 13 (2.14%) VMware
7 12 (1.97%) Cisco
7 12 (1.97%) hybris
8 11 (1.81%) Google
8 11 (1.81%) PayPal
9 8 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.15%) JDA
10 7 (1.15%) Siebel
10 7 (1.15%) RedPrairie
11 6 (0.99%) Coremetrics
11 6 (0.99%) Citrix
11 6 (0.99%) webMethods
12 5 (0.82%) Facebook
12 5 (0.82%) Twitter
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £10.00 - £459.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £100 - £190 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
PMC retail
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day Excellent Day Rate on Offer - 3-6 Month Reta
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £250 - £295 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Waterlooville
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 18 days ago
Portsmouth
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago