The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 42 46 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -25
Contract jobs citing Retail 125 115 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.05% 3.91% 7.09%
As % of the General category 13.17% 12.14% 20.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 99 113
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£400 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £258 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £506 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £10.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -76.47%
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 West region.

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
949 947 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.74% 32.19% 35.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 654 469
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 52 24
Average hourly rate £35.50 £33.84 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.90% +39.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £17.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -6.12%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 2 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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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
Wiltshire -9 40 £400 -5.88% 13
Bristol +10 31 £375 +20.00% 21
Dorset +15 17 £385 -9.41% 4
Gloucestershire +6 17 £415 -1.19% 7
Somerset +12 13 £425 +27.81% 1
Cornwall - 3 - - 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 129 (45.58%) Finance
2 95 (33.57%) Banking
3 71 (25.09%) Retail Banking
4 63 (22.26%) Microsoft
4 63 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (19.43%) E-Commerce
6 50 (17.67%) .NET
7 48 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (15.90%) Manufacturing
9 44 (15.55%) C#
10 43 (15.19%) SAP
11 41 (14.49%) PRINCE2
12 40 (14.13%) ITIL
13 39 (13.78%) SQL
14 35 (12.37%) Change Control
15 31 (10.95%) UML
16 29 (10.25%) CRM
17 28 (9.89%) Information Security
18 27 (9.54%) Telecoms
18 27 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
18 27 (9.54%) ISEB
19 26 (9.19%) ISO 9000
19 26 (9.19%) Project Management
19 26 (9.19%) Web Services
19 26 (9.19%) Marketing
19 26 (9.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 25 (8.83%) Oracle
20 25 (8.83%) SQL Server
21 24 (8.48%) Change Management
22 23 (8.13%) Scrum

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 16 (5.65%) CMS
2 9 (3.18%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.47%) SAS
3 7 (2.47%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.77%) Lync
5 4 (1.41%) Commerce Server
5 4 (1.41%) JBoss
6 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.06%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.06%) Mule
6 3 (1.06%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.71%) IIS
7 2 (0.71%) Apache
8 1 (0.35%) CICS
8 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.35%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.35%) DNN
8 1 (0.35%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 19 (6.71%) MS Project
2 15 (5.30%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.18%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.06%) MS Office
4 3 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (5.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.35%) Line 50
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.35%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.35%) SaaS
2 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.47%) Internet
2 2 (0.71%) ATM
3 1 (0.35%) PSTN
3 1 (0.35%) VoIP
3 1 (0.35%) DHCP
3 1 (0.35%) DNS
3 1 (0.35%) SAN
3 1 (0.35%) Firewall
3 1 (0.35%) Wireless
3 1 (0.35%) Network Security
3 1 (0.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.83%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.41%) Base SAS
3 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.71%) DB2
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.71%) DataStage
5 2 (0.71%) MySQL
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.35%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.35%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 8 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.06%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.06%) Ant
2 3 (1.06%) NUnit
2 3 (1.06%) Subversion
2 3 (1.06%) JIRA
3 2 (0.71%) JUnit
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.71%) ERwin
3 2 (0.71%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.35%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.35%) Selenium
4 1 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 129 (45.58%) Finance
2 95 (33.57%) Banking
3 71 (25.09%) Retail Banking
4 45 (15.90%) Manufacturing
5 27 (9.54%) Telecoms
6 26 (9.19%) Marketing
7 18 (6.36%) Electronics
8 8 (2.83%) Games
9 6 (2.12%) Legal
10 3 (1.06%) Billing
11 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 70 (24.73%) Architect
2 68 (24.03%) Analyst
3 47 (16.61%) Solutions Architect
4 44 (15.55%) Project Manager
5 39 (13.78%) Developer
6 26 (9.19%) Business Analyst
7 18 (6.36%) .NET Developer
8 11 (3.89%) Consultant
9 10 (3.53%) Data Architect
9 10 (3.53%) PMO Analyst
9 10 (3.53%) Designer
10 8 (2.83%) Test Analyst
11 7 (2.47%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.47%) ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (2.47%) Test Leader
11 7 (2.47%) Programme Office Analyst
11 7 (2.47%) Programme Analyst
12 6 (2.12%) iOS Developer
12 6 (2.12%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (2.12%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (17.67%) .NET
2 26 (9.19%) Web Services
3 23 (8.13%) .NET Framework
4 22 (7.77%) ASP.NET
5 12 (4.24%) CSS
6 10 (3.53%) HTML
7 9 (3.18%) SOAP
8 8 (2.83%) Spring
9 7 (2.47%) Ajax
9 7 (2.47%) Hibernate
10 6 (2.12%) XML
11 5 (1.77%) J2EE
11 5 (1.77%) WCF
11 5 (1.77%) jQuery
11 5 (1.77%) RESTful
11 5 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.41%) Entity Framework
12 4 (1.41%) LINQ to SQL
12 4 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.36%) GIS
2 16 (5.65%) Management Information System
2 16 (5.65%) DTV
3 15 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.18%) FMCG
5 8 (2.83%) Mobile Banking
5 8 (2.83%) User Experience
6 7 (2.47%) Online Banking
7 5 (1.77%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.77%) Reference Data
7 5 (1.77%) Clustering
8 4 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.06%) iPad
9 3 (1.06%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.71%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.71%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.71%) Social Media
10 2 (0.71%) PMI
10 2 (0.71%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.95%) Windows
2 7 (2.47%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.12%) Linux
4 5 (1.77%) UNIX
5 3 (1.06%) AIX
6 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.71%) Android
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (22.26%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (19.43%) E-Commerce
3 48 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (14.49%) PRINCE2
5 40 (14.13%) ITIL
6 35 (12.37%) Change Control
7 31 (10.95%) UML
8 29 (10.25%) CRM
9 28 (9.89%) Information Security
10 27 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (9.19%) Project Management
12 24 (8.48%) Change Management
13 23 (8.13%) SOA
13 23 (8.13%) Scrum
14 19 (6.71%) Programme Management
15 17 (6.01%) Migration
15 17 (6.01%) Workflow
16 16 (5.65%) Data Modelling
16 16 (5.65%) TDD
16 16 (5.65%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (15.55%) C#
2 39 (13.78%) SQL
3 16 (5.65%) JavaScript
4 15 (5.30%) VB
5 11 (3.89%) Java
6 7 (2.47%) C++
7 5 (1.77%) Apple Swift
8 4 (1.41%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.06%) VBA
9 3 (1.06%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.06%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.71%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 27 (9.54%) ISEB
2 15 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.53%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 9 (3.18%) MCSE
4 9 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.18%) Degree
5 8 (2.83%) MCSA
6 4 (1.41%) CCNA
6 4 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.06%) MCP
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (1.06%) CISSP
7 3 (1.06%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.06%) SSCP
7 3 (1.06%) CISA
7 3 (1.06%) CISM
7 3 (1.06%) CEH
7 3 (1.06%) Security+ Certification
7 3 (1.06%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.19%) ISO 9000
1 26 (9.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.18%) QA
3 4 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.41%) COBIT
3 4 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.71%) COREP
5 2 (0.71%) FINREP
6 1 (0.35%) Basel II
6 1 (0.35%) FATCA
6 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.77%) SCCM
2 3 (1.06%) SCOM
2 3 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.35%) Puppet
3 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 63 (22.26%) Microsoft
2 43 (15.19%) SAP
3 25 (8.83%) Oracle
4 10 (3.53%) VMware
4 10 (3.53%) hybris
5 7 (2.47%) Teradata
5 7 (2.47%) IBM
5 7 (2.47%) ATG
6 6 (2.12%) Citrix
7 5 (1.77%) Unisys
8 4 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.41%) ICL
9 3 (1.06%) Cisco
9 3 (1.06%) HP
10 2 (0.71%) Adobe
10 2 (0.71%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.35%) Veeam
11 1 (0.35%) Google
11 1 (0.35%) Netezza
11 1 (0.35%) DataFlux
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