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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 48 42 48
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Retail 322 374 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.24% 4.01% 3.54%
As % of the General category 9.46% 11.43% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 236 167
Average daily rate
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£410 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £543 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 28
Average hourly rate £19.25 £51.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.25% +126.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £18.28 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £52.35 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +16.66%
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
3403 3272 3099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.21% 35.09% 36.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1761 1720 1450
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 122 181
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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
Berkshire -4 114 £400 - 25
Buckinghamshire +4 79 £444 +10.93% 13
Hampshire -28 44 £410 +12.32% 22
Surrey +2 40 £413 +17.85% 26
West Sussex -19 14 £338 -7.53% 7
East Sussex 0 12 £350 -12.50% 8
Kent -1 8 £450 -16.27% 7
Oxfordshire -34 5 £275 -29.03% 1
Sussex -2 3 £215 -42.66%
Middlesex +2 1 - - 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 137 (23.58%) E-Commerce
2 135 (23.24%) Finance
3 105 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (16.35%) Project Management
5 85 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 73 (12.56%) Microsoft
7 57 (9.81%) Java
7 57 (9.81%) Marketing
8 52 (8.95%) JavaScript
8 52 (8.95%) CRM
9 49 (8.43%) HTML
9 49 (8.43%) SQL
10 47 (8.09%) PRINCE2
10 47 (8.09%) Business Analysis
11 45 (7.75%) Telecoms
12 44 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
13 40 (6.88%) Oracle
14 39 (6.71%) Windows
15 38 (6.54%) MS Excel
16 36 (6.20%) MS Office
17 35 (6.02%) Banking
17 35 (6.02%) WebSphere
18 34 (5.85%) CSS
19 33 (5.68%) SAP
19 33 (5.68%) Analytics
20 31 (5.34%) ITIL
21 30 (5.16%) Degree
22 28 (4.82%) UNIX
22 28 (4.82%) .NET
23 26 (4.48%) Change Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 35 (6.02%) WebSphere
2 17 (2.93%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.89%) CMS
4 10 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (1.55%) Node.js
6 7 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (1.20%) Apache Solr
7 6 (1.03%) IIS
8 5 (0.86%) JBoss
8 5 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.69%) Confluence
10 3 (0.52%) Lync
10 3 (0.52%) Drupal
10 3 (0.52%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.34%) SAS
11 2 (0.34%) Apache
11 2 (0.34%) FileNet
11 2 (0.34%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 38 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 36 (6.20%) MS Office
3 22 (3.79%) MS Project
4 15 (2.58%) Photoshop
4 15 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.03%) InDesign
7 5 (0.86%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.69%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.69%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.52%) Summit
4 3 (0.52%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.52%) Retail-J
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.34%) Fredhopper
5 2 (0.34%) Magento
5 2 (0.34%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) HFM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.20%) SaaS
2 5 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.86%) Office 365
3 4 (0.69%) Force.com
4 3 (0.52%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.34%) Google Checkout
6 1 (0.17%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.17%) Yammer
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.17%) PaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.41%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.07%) WAN
3 10 (1.72%) LAN
4 8 (1.38%) Internet
4 8 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (1.38%) Wireless
5 7 (1.20%) Broadband
5 7 (1.20%) HTTP
5 7 (1.20%) Firewall
5 7 (1.20%) 4G
6 6 (1.03%) BGP
6 6 (1.03%) OSPF
7 5 (0.86%) 3G
7 5 (0.86%) SNMP
7 5 (0.86%) DNS
7 5 (0.86%) VoIP
7 5 (0.86%) WLAN
8 4 (0.69%) ADSL
8 4 (0.69%) EIGRP
9 3 (0.52%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.10%) DB2
3 13 (2.24%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.03%) DbVisualizer
5 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.86%) MySQL
7 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.52%) OLTP
8 3 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.52%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.34%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.34%) MS Access
9 2 (0.34%) Essbase
9 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.72%) JIRA
4 9 (1.55%) Selenium
5 6 (1.03%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (0.86%) LoadRunner
6 5 (0.86%) WebDriver
7 4 (0.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 4 (0.69%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.69%) TestComplete
7 4 (0.69%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (0.52%) JUnit
8 3 (0.52%) Subversion
8 3 (0.52%) JBehave
8 3 (0.52%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.34%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.34%) NuGet
9 2 (0.34%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
General
1 135 (23.24%) Finance
2 57 (9.81%) Marketing
3 45 (7.75%) Telecoms
4 35 (6.02%) Banking
5 18 (3.10%) Legal
5 18 (3.10%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.75%) Retail Banking
7 13 (2.24%) Electronics
8 12 (2.07%) Advertising
8 12 (2.07%) Automotive
9 11 (1.89%) Billing
10 10 (1.72%) Back Office
11 9 (1.55%) Games
12 7 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (1.03%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.52%) Wholesale Banking
14 3 (0.52%) German Language
15 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 157 (27.02%) Analyst
2 102 (17.56%) Project Manager
3 96 (16.52%) Business Analyst
4 65 (11.19%) Architect
5 58 (9.98%) Developer
6 41 (7.06%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (4.48%) Consultant
8 25 (4.30%) Designer
9 20 (3.44%) Senior Manager
10 19 (3.27%) Senior Project Manager
11 16 (2.75%) Front-End Developer
12 14 (2.41%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (2.24%) Service Analyst
14 12 (2.07%) Service Desk Analyst
15 11 (1.89%) Team Leader
15 11 (1.89%) IT Project Manager
15 11 (1.89%) Coordinator
15 11 (1.89%) Test Analyst
15 11 (1.89%) Lead Business Analyst
16 10 (1.72%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.43%) HTML
2 34 (5.85%) CSS
3 28 (4.82%) .NET
4 21 (3.61%) Web Services
5 20 (3.44%) J2EE
6 17 (2.93%) XML
7 15 (2.58%) SOAP
8 14 (2.41%) AngularJS
9 13 (2.24%) jQuery
9 13 (2.24%) HTML5
10 12 (2.07%) CSS3
11 11 (1.89%) RESTful
12 9 (1.55%) Middleware
13 7 (1.20%) Flash
13 7 (1.20%) Express
14 6 (1.03%) ASP.NET
15 5 (0.86%) JSP
15 5 (0.86%) Spring
15 5 (0.86%) Natural Language Processing
15 5 (0.86%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.13%) FMCG
3 18 (3.10%) User Experience
4 15 (2.58%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.07%) Social Media
6 11 (1.89%) Open Source
7 10 (1.72%) EPoS
8 8 (1.38%) Smart Meter
9 7 (1.20%) iSeries
9 7 (1.20%) Visualisation
9 7 (1.20%) E-Learning
9 7 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.20%) Graphic Design
10 6 (1.03%) Photography
10 6 (1.03%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.03%) AS400
11 5 (0.86%) DTV
11 5 (0.86%) Clustering
11 5 (0.86%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 39 (6.71%) Windows
2 28 (4.82%) UNIX
3 22 (3.79%) Linux
4 12 (2.07%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.20%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.20%) AIX
5 7 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.86%) Android
8 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.69%) Solaris
8 4 (0.69%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.52%) OS/400
9 3 (0.52%) i5/OS
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.34%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.34%) HPUX
11 1 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (23.58%) E-Commerce
2 105 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (16.35%) Project Management
4 85 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 52 (8.95%) CRM
6 47 (8.09%) PRINCE2
6 47 (8.09%) Business Analysis
7 33 (5.68%) Analytics
8 31 (5.34%) ITIL
9 26 (4.48%) Change Management
10 25 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (3.79%) Migration
12 21 (3.61%) Scrum
12 21 (3.61%) B2B
13 20 (3.44%) SOA
13 20 (3.44%) Digital Marketing
14 18 (3.10%) Release Management
14 18 (3.10%) ERP
15 17 (2.93%) TDD
16 16 (2.75%) OO
Programming Languages
1 57 (9.81%) Java
2 52 (8.95%) JavaScript
3 49 (8.43%) SQL
4 18 (3.10%) C#
5 14 (2.41%) R
6 12 (2.07%) MATLAB
6 12 (2.07%) C
6 12 (2.07%) Python
7 5 (0.86%) RPG
7 5 (0.86%) Perl
7 5 (0.86%) PHP
7 5 (0.86%) ABAP
7 5 (0.86%) Apex Code
8 4 (0.69%) COBOL
9 3 (0.52%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.52%) Korn
9 3 (0.52%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.52%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.34%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 30 (5.16%) Degree
2 14 (2.41%) ISEB
3 11 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 10 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.03%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.03%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.86%) CCNP
8 4 (0.69%) CCNA
8 4 (0.69%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.69%) CIPD
9 3 (0.52%) IBM Certification
9 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.52%) CISSP
10 2 (0.34%) MCP
10 2 (0.34%) PhD
10 2 (0.34%) PMP
10 2 (0.34%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.93%) QA
2 14 (2.41%) SLA
3 4 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.52%) COBIT
5 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) COREP
6 1 (0.17%) FINREP
System Software
1 21 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.52%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.52%) PowerHA
3 3 (0.52%) GPFS
4 2 (0.34%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.17%) Novell eDirectory
5 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.17%) Samba
5 1 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (1.55%) SCCM
2 6 (1.03%) SCOM
3 4 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.52%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.52%) Tivoli NetView
4 3 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.34%) XenMobile
5 2 (0.34%) Control-M
5 2 (0.34%) Puppet
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.17%) YaST
6 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.17%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 73 (12.56%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.88%) Oracle
3 33 (5.68%) SAP
4 17 (2.93%) Adobe
5 15 (2.58%) IBM
6 14 (2.41%) VMware
6 14 (2.41%) hybris
7 10 (1.72%) Google
7 10 (1.72%) HP
7 10 (1.72%) Cisco
8 8 (1.38%) RedPrairie
9 7 (1.20%) JDA
9 7 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.03%) Siebel
11 5 (0.86%) Citrix
11 5 (0.86%) webMethods
11 5 (0.86%) F5
11 5 (0.86%) Facebook
11 5 (0.86%) Twitter
12 4 (0.69%) ATG
Berkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Up to £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Thames Valley
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
South East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 27 days ago
Crawley
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 27 days ago