The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South Wales region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 49 28 11
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -17
Contract jobs citing Retail 15 15 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.42% 3.69% 8.58%
As % of the General category 7.04% 9.93% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 36
Average daily rate
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£500 £380 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.45 £22.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-35.80% +20.00%
General Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
213 151 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 34.35% 37.19% 39.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 102 130
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £427 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £23.75 £10.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.19% -34.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Retail
Wales

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the South Wales region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the South Wales region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Retail
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Cardiff -8 12 £503 +35.81% 5
Torfaen - 3 £390 - 3
Newport - - - -
Retail
Wales

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 15 (62.50%) Finance
2 14 (58.33%) Banking
3 13 (54.17%) Retail Banking
4 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (25.00%) Project Management
5 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) Change Management
7 4 (16.67%) Logistics
8 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (12.50%) QA
8 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
8 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 2 (8.33%) C#
9 2 (8.33%) .NET
9 2 (8.33%) Data Mining
9 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
9 2 (8.33%) Internet
9 2 (8.33%) WinForms
9 2 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
9 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
9 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.33%) APMP
9 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
10 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (62.50%) Finance
2 14 (58.33%) Banking
3 13 (54.17%) Retail Banking
4 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Project Manager
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Business Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) PMO Assistant
4 1 (4.17%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.17%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) WinForms
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) WCF
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) XHTML
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (16.67%) Change Management
3 4 (16.67%) Logistics
4 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Database Tuning
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Web Development
6 1 (4.17%) Use Case
6 1 (4.17%) Test Management
6 1 (4.17%) ERP
6 1 (4.17%) UML
6 1 (4.17%) OO
6 1 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) PHP
3 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) APMP
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Teradata