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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 59 42 42
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 277 352 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.85% 4.09% 3.84%
As % of the General category 8.54% 11.33% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 224 223
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £383 £385
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 11
Average hourly rate £11.00 £30.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% +122.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +13.04%
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
3243 3106 3605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.37% 36.13% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1789 1627 1515
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 116 163
Average hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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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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 -10 97 £378 -5.62% 33
Buckinghamshire +12 75 £388 +49.03% 17
Hampshire -45 28 £450 +12.50% 21
Surrey -36 24 £425 +13.33% 14
Oxfordshire +1 22 £350 -1.40% 8
Kent -5 8 £388 +5.08% 3
East Sussex -8 8 £378 +20.80% 1
Home Counties 0 5 £300 -
West Sussex -3 5 £180 -55.00% 4
Middlesex +3 4 £298 -30.00% 2
Thames Valley - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 160 (25.72%) Finance
2 107 (17.20%) E-Commerce
3 101 (16.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 91 (14.63%) Project Management
5 77 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (10.61%) Banking
7 56 (9.00%) Business Analysis
8 55 (8.84%) PRINCE2
9 52 (8.36%) Migration
10 49 (7.88%) Marketing
11 46 (7.40%) ITIL
12 45 (7.23%) Microsoft
13 44 (7.07%) HTML
14 42 (6.75%) Retail Banking
15 41 (6.59%) Windows
16 40 (6.43%) Telecoms
17 39 (6.27%) CRM
18 36 (5.79%) CSS
18 36 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
19 35 (5.63%) Oracle
20 33 (5.31%) Java
20 33 (5.31%) MS Excel
21 32 (5.14%) EPoS
22 31 (4.98%) SQL
22 31 (4.98%) Degree
23 28 (4.50%) SAP
23 28 (4.50%) Change Management
24 27 (4.34%) UNIX
24 27 (4.34%) IBM
24 27 (4.34%) Mobile App

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 22 (3.54%) WebSphere
2 15 (2.41%) CMS
3 10 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.29%) IBM Notes
5 5 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.64%) Magnolia
7 3 (0.48%) Confluence
7 3 (0.48%) Lync
7 3 (0.48%) Node.js
7 3 (0.48%) IIS
7 3 (0.48%) SAS
7 3 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.48%) Commerce Server
7 3 (0.48%) Drupal
8 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.32%) FileNet
8 2 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.32%) Apache
9 1 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.70%) MS Office
3 16 (2.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.61%) Photoshop
6 8 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (1.13%) MS Project
8 5 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.32%) Vectorworks
10 2 (0.32%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (1.45%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (0.96%) SAP Retail
2 6 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.64%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (0.64%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.32%) CA Clarity
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.16%) Magento
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.77%) SaaS
2 4 (0.64%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.48%) Office 365
4 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) Force.com
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.29%) SAN
1 8 (1.29%) Network Security
2 7 (1.13%) Firewall
2 7 (1.13%) Internet
2 7 (1.13%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.96%) Wireless
3 6 (0.96%) 4G
4 5 (0.80%) LAN
4 5 (0.80%) WAN
5 4 (0.64%) DNS
5 4 (0.64%) Broadband
5 4 (0.64%) HTTP
5 4 (0.64%) LTE
6 3 (0.48%) MVNO
6 3 (0.48%) FWSM
6 3 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.48%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (0.48%) SMTP
6 3 (0.48%) SNMP
6 3 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.77%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.80%) DB2
5 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.48%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.32%) MySQL
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.32%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.16%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.16%) OLTP
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.45%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.13%) JIRA
3 6 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.80%) Axure RP
5 4 (0.64%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.64%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.48%) MSI
6 3 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.48%) Subversion
6 3 (0.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.32%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.32%) Flash Builder
7 2 (0.32%) Ant
7 2 (0.32%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.32%) Hudson
7 2 (0.32%) WiX
7 2 (0.32%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.16%) JMeter
8 1 (0.16%) Bugzilla
General
1 160 (25.72%) Finance
2 66 (10.61%) Banking
3 49 (7.88%) Marketing
4 42 (6.75%) Retail Banking
5 40 (6.43%) Telecoms
6 24 (3.86%) Legal
7 22 (3.54%) Manufacturing
8 21 (3.38%) Back Office
9 14 (2.25%) Billing
10 12 (1.93%) Automotive
11 9 (1.45%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.96%) Games
12 6 (0.96%) Electronics
12 6 (0.96%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.64%) German Language
14 3 (0.48%) Publishing
15 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.32%) French Language
16 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 147 (23.63%) Analyst
2 105 (16.88%) Project Manager
2 105 (16.88%) Business Analyst
3 78 (12.54%) Architect
4 52 (8.36%) Developer
5 45 (7.23%) Solutions Architect
6 28 (4.50%) Consultant
7 20 (3.22%) Designer
8 19 (3.05%) Technical Architect
9 15 (2.41%) Coordinator
10 13 (2.09%) Service Manager
11 12 (1.93%) Front-End Developer
12 11 (1.77%) Test Analyst
12 11 (1.77%) Programme Manager
12 11 (1.77%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (1.61%) Banking Business Analyst
14 9 (1.45%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
14 9 (1.45%) IT Project Manager
14 9 (1.45%) Project Coordinator
14 9 (1.45%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.07%) HTML
2 36 (5.79%) CSS
3 21 (3.38%) .NET
4 20 (3.22%) HTML5
5 12 (1.93%) CSS3
6 8 (1.29%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.13%) LAMP
7 7 (1.13%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.13%) jQuery
8 6 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (0.96%) J2EE
8 6 (0.96%) XML
8 6 (0.96%) Flash
9 5 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (0.80%) JSP
9 5 (0.80%) Web Services
9 5 (0.80%) Dojo
9 5 (0.80%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.64%) Worklight
10 4 (0.64%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.14%) EPoS
3 27 (4.34%) Mobile App
4 26 (4.18%) User Experience
5 20 (3.22%) FMCG
6 11 (1.77%) Data Integration
7 10 (1.61%) Credit Risk
7 10 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.13%) Social Media
9 6 (0.96%) Visualisation
9 6 (0.96%) N-Tier
9 6 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (0.80%) DTV
10 5 (0.80%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.64%) W3C
12 3 (0.48%) PMI
13 2 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.32%) Clustering
13 2 (0.32%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.32%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.59%) Windows
2 27 (4.34%) UNIX
3 25 (4.02%) Linux
4 11 (1.77%) Windows 7
5 10 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.61%) Android
6 9 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.64%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.32%) MVS
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.32%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.32%) AIX
10 1 (0.16%) HPUX
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (17.20%) E-Commerce
2 101 (16.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 91 (14.63%) Project Management
4 77 (12.38%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (9.00%) Business Analysis
6 55 (8.84%) PRINCE2
7 52 (8.36%) Migration
8 46 (7.40%) ITIL
9 39 (6.27%) CRM
10 28 (4.50%) Change Management
11 22 (3.54%) Scrum
12 21 (3.38%) Service Delivery
13 20 (3.22%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (2.73%) Programme Management
15 16 (2.57%) TOGAF
16 14 (2.25%) SOA
16 14 (2.25%) Digital Marketing
16 14 (2.25%) Waterfall
16 14 (2.25%) Business Transformation
17 13 (2.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 33 (5.31%) Java
2 31 (4.98%) SQL
3 23 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 15 (2.41%) C
5 14 (2.25%) C#
6 11 (1.77%) C++
7 7 (1.13%) PHP
8 6 (0.96%) VB.NET
8 6 (0.96%) Ruby
9 5 (0.80%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.64%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.64%) ActionScript
10 4 (0.64%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.32%) VB
11 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.32%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (0.32%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.16%) XAML
12 1 (0.16%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 31 (4.98%) Degree
2 18 (2.89%) ISEB
3 15 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 10 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (1.13%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.80%) CISSP
8 4 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.64%) PMP
8 4 (0.64%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.48%) CISM
9 3 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.48%) CCNA
10 2 (0.32%) CCDP
10 2 (0.32%) ACCA
10 2 (0.32%) CISA
10 2 (0.32%) MCP
10 2 (0.32%) CCIE
10 2 (0.32%) CIMA
10 2 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.41%) QA
2 8 (1.29%) SLA
3 5 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) COREP
7 1 (0.16%) FINREP
System Software
1 14 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.80%) vSphere
5 4 (0.64%) KVM
6 3 (0.48%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.45%) SCCM
3 5 (0.80%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.32%) SCOM
5 1 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.16%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.16%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.16%) Control-M
5 1 (0.16%) Nessus
5 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 45 (7.23%) Microsoft
2 35 (5.63%) Oracle
3 28 (4.50%) SAP
4 27 (4.34%) IBM
5 21 (3.38%) Cisco
6 16 (2.57%) HP
7 15 (2.41%) VMware
8 10 (1.61%) Lotus
9 9 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.45%) Google
10 8 (1.29%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.29%) Adobe
11 7 (1.13%) hybris
11 7 (1.13%) F5
12 6 (0.96%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.80%) Dell
13 5 (0.80%) ATG
14 4 (0.64%) Business Objects
15 3 (0.48%) Remedy
15 3 (0.48%) Demandware
Slough, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per annum for 6 Months
Posted: 22 hours ago
Berkshire
Mason Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Via Resource
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Gatwick
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Farnborough
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Milton Keynes
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Kent
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Hampshire
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago