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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 51 38 40
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 305 381 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.28% 4.36% 3.59%
As % of the General category 9.67% 11.66% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 211 218
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 £241 £300 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 9
Average hourly rate £13.89 £30.50 £12.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.45% +136.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £17.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £37.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.42 £30.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-59.27% +74.28%
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
3153 3267 3766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.94% 37.35% 38.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1744 1648 1626
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 113 144
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.32% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.97 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +17 108 £388 -0.76% 14
Berkshire -36 68 £375 - 29
Hampshire -27 40 £400 -1.96% 29
Surrey -12 31 £438 +10.75% 16
East Sussex +7 21 £375 -0.66%
Oxfordshire -4 10 £375 -3.22% 10
West Sussex +6 8 £288 -28.00% 2
Kent -4 7 £388 - 11
Middlesex -4 3 £419 +36.73% 2
Sussex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 162 (24.58%) Finance
2 125 (18.97%) E-Commerce
3 97 (14.72%) Project Management
4 82 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 73 (11.08%) PRINCE2
6 64 (9.71%) Banking
7 57 (8.65%) HTML
8 53 (8.04%) Java
8 53 (8.04%) Business Analysis
8 53 (8.04%) Marketing
9 50 (7.59%) Oracle
10 46 (6.98%) CSS
10 46 (6.98%) Telecoms
11 45 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (6.83%) ITIL
11 45 (6.83%) CRM
12 42 (6.37%) Microsoft
12 42 (6.37%) Retail Banking
13 40 (6.07%) Migration
14 39 (5.92%) Linux
15 38 (5.77%) UNIX
15 38 (5.77%) Windows
15 38 (5.77%) WebSphere
16 35 (5.31%) EPoS
17 34 (5.16%) SAP
18 33 (5.01%) JavaScript
19 32 (4.86%) MS Excel
19 32 (4.86%) Mobile App
20 31 (4.70%) IBM
20 31 (4.70%) SQL

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 38 (5.77%) WebSphere
2 16 (2.43%) CMS
3 8 (1.21%) IBM Notes
3 8 (1.21%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (0.91%) Magnolia
6 5 (0.76%) Node.js
6 5 (0.76%) CICS
7 4 (0.61%) Commerce Server
8 3 (0.46%) FileNet
8 3 (0.46%) Drupal
8 3 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.46%) IIS
8 3 (0.46%) SAS
9 2 (0.30%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.30%) Apache
10 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.19%) MS Office
3 12 (1.82%) MS Project
4 11 (1.67%) Photoshop
5 10 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.30%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.30%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (1.37%) Oracle Retail
2 8 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.91%) SAP Retail
4 5 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.61%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (0.46%) Magento
6 3 (0.46%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.30%) CA Clarity
7 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.30%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.30%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.15%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.15%) Maximo
8 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.15%) BusinessWare
8 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.37%) SaaS
2 4 (0.61%) Google Apps
2 4 (0.61%) Office 365
3 3 (0.46%) GitHub
4 2 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.52%) Internet
2 7 (1.06%) Wireless
3 6 (0.91%) LAN
3 6 (0.91%) WAN
4 5 (0.76%) Intranet
4 5 (0.76%) LTE
5 4 (0.61%) 4G
5 4 (0.61%) SAN
5 4 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.61%) Broadband
6 3 (0.46%) HTTP
6 3 (0.46%) DNS
6 3 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.46%) Firewall
7 2 (0.30%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.30%) FWSM
7 2 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.30%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (0.30%) FTP
7 2 (0.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.58%) DB2
2 14 (2.12%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.06%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.61%) MySQL
6 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.15%) OLTP
8 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.15%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.15%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.15%) MS Access
8 1 (0.15%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 10 (1.52%) Subversion
3 8 (1.21%) Ant
4 7 (1.06%) JIRA
4 7 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.91%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.76%) Axure RP
7 4 (0.61%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.61%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.61%) TestDirector
8 3 (0.46%) WiX
8 3 (0.46%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.46%) Flash Builder
8 3 (0.46%) Grunt
8 3 (0.46%) Yeoman
8 3 (0.46%) Hudson
9 2 (0.30%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (0.30%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 162 (24.58%) Finance
2 64 (9.71%) Banking
3 53 (8.04%) Marketing
4 46 (6.98%) Telecoms
5 42 (6.37%) Retail Banking
6 24 (3.64%) Back Office
7 23 (3.49%) Legal
8 19 (2.88%) Manufacturing
9 14 (2.12%) Billing
10 13 (1.97%) Automotive
11 11 (1.67%) Aerospace
12 9 (1.37%) Games
13 7 (1.06%) Electronics
13 7 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (1.06%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.61%) German Language
15 2 (0.30%) French Language
15 2 (0.30%) Advertising
15 2 (0.30%) Publishing
15 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 142 (21.55%) Analyst
2 129 (19.58%) Project Manager
3 89 (13.51%) Business Analyst
4 70 (10.62%) Developer
5 58 (8.80%) Architect
6 31 (4.70%) Consultant
7 26 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (3.79%) Programme Manager
9 22 (3.34%) Designer
10 13 (1.97%) Test Analyst
10 13 (1.97%) Senior Manager
11 12 (1.82%) Delivery Manager
12 11 (1.67%) Technical Architect
12 11 (1.67%) Front-End Developer
13 10 (1.52%) Coordinator
13 10 (1.52%) Administrator
13 10 (1.52%) Service Manager
13 10 (1.52%) C++ Developer
14 9 (1.37%) Senior Project Manager
14 9 (1.37%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (8.65%) HTML
2 46 (6.98%) CSS
3 26 (3.95%) HTML5
4 21 (3.19%) .NET
5 20 (3.03%) CSS3
6 16 (2.43%) XML
7 13 (1.97%) J2EE
8 9 (1.37%) JSP
9 8 (1.21%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (1.21%) Dojo
9 8 (1.21%) jQuery
10 7 (1.06%) Worklight
10 7 (1.06%) Middleware
10 7 (1.06%) LAMP
10 7 (1.06%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.06%) Flash
11 6 (0.91%) Spring
11 6 (0.91%) Ruby on Rails
12 5 (0.76%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.31%) EPoS
2 32 (4.86%) Mobile App
3 30 (4.55%) FMCG
4 10 (1.52%) Social Media
4 10 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (1.37%) Visualisation
5 9 (1.37%) Credit Risk
6 8 (1.21%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.91%) N-Tier
8 5 (0.76%) W3C
8 5 (0.76%) DTV
8 5 (0.76%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.76%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.61%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.61%) E-Learning
9 4 (0.61%) EFT
10 3 (0.46%) NHS
10 3 (0.46%) PMI
10 3 (0.46%) EMV
10 3 (0.46%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 39 (5.92%) Linux
2 38 (5.77%) UNIX
2 38 (5.77%) Windows
3 9 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (1.37%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.21%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.21%) Android
4 8 (1.21%) AIX
5 5 (0.76%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.30%) Solaris
8 1 (0.15%) MVS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (18.97%) E-Commerce
2 97 (14.72%) Project Management
3 82 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 73 (11.08%) PRINCE2
5 53 (8.04%) Business Analysis
6 45 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (6.83%) ITIL
6 45 (6.83%) CRM
7 40 (6.07%) Migration
8 31 (4.70%) Change Management
9 30 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 27 (4.10%) Scrum
11 24 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (3.34%) Service Delivery
13 21 (3.19%) Programme Management
14 20 (3.03%) Information Security
15 17 (2.58%) B2C
15 17 (2.58%) Business Transformation
16 16 (2.43%) ERP
17 15 (2.28%) UML
Programming Languages
1 53 (8.04%) Java
2 33 (5.01%) JavaScript
3 31 (4.70%) SQL
4 19 (2.88%) C++
5 17 (2.58%) C#
6 14 (2.12%) C
7 9 (1.37%) PHP
8 8 (1.21%) Objective-C
9 6 (0.91%) Ruby
9 6 (0.91%) COBOL
10 5 (0.76%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.76%) ActionScript
10 5 (0.76%) JCL
11 4 (0.61%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.46%) VBScript
12 3 (0.46%) VB
12 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.46%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.46%) ActionScript 3.0
13 2 (0.30%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 26 (3.95%) Degree
2 19 (2.88%) ISEB
3 18 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 14 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 10 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (1.21%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.76%) PMP
7 5 (0.76%) CISSP
7 5 (0.76%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.46%) IIBA
9 3 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.30%) VCDX
10 2 (0.30%) AAT
10 2 (0.30%) APMP
10 2 (0.30%) ACCA
10 2 (0.30%) PCI QSA
10 2 (0.30%) CISM
10 2 (0.30%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.58%) QA
2 7 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.76%) SLA
4 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.30%) COBIT
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.15%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.30%) vSphere
3 1 (0.15%) KVM
3 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.76%) SCCM
3 1 (0.15%) SCOM
3 1 (0.15%) Puppet
3 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.15%) Salt
3 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.15%) MOM
3 1 (0.15%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (0.15%) Control-M
3 1 (0.15%) Nessus
Vendors
1 50 (7.59%) Oracle
2 42 (6.37%) Microsoft
3 34 (5.16%) SAP
4 31 (4.70%) IBM
5 13 (1.97%) Cisco
5 13 (1.97%) VMware
5 13 (1.97%) ATG
6 11 (1.67%) Google
6 11 (1.67%) Adobe
6 11 (1.67%) HP
7 10 (1.52%) Lotus
8 8 (1.21%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.21%) hybris
9 6 (0.91%) RedPrairie
9 6 (0.91%) webMethods
10 5 (0.76%) Endeca
11 4 (0.61%) Remedy
11 4 (0.61%) JDA
11 4 (0.61%) PeopleSoft
12 3 (0.46%) Business Objects
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