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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 68 45 42
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 83 118 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.73% 3.68% 4.43%
As % of the General category 9.23% 12.27% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 91 108
Median daily rate £325 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £325 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £550 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £17.25 £14.45
% change year-on-year
+218.84% +19.41%
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
899 962 1012
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.53% 30.01% 33.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 668 679
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 68 47
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +17.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +6 25 £275 -26.66% 5
Bristol +1 25 £325 -13.10% 13
Gloucestershire -7 11 £300 -27.27% 9
Wiltshire -39 8 £388 -7.18% 5
Somerset +10 6 £425 -5.55% 1
Devon - 4 £375 - 2
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Retail.

1 70 (44.87%) Finance
2 59 (37.82%) Banking
3 39 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 31 (19.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (14.10%) E-Commerce
7 21 (13.46%) Project Management
8 20 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (10.26%) Marketing
10 14 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (8.33%) Business Analysis
12 12 (7.69%) Migration
12 12 (7.69%) CRM
12 12 (7.69%) Java
12 12 (7.69%) Cash Management
12 12 (7.69%) Big Data
13 11 (7.05%) SQL
14 10 (6.41%) ITIL
14 10 (6.41%) Microsoft
14 10 (6.41%) Service Management
14 10 (6.41%) Kafka
14 10 (6.41%) Apache Spark
14 10 (6.41%) Blockchain
15 9 (5.77%) Waterfall
15 9 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (5.77%) SAS
15 9 (5.77%) SQL Server
16 8 (5.13%) Service Delivery
16 8 (5.13%) Problem Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.41%) Apache Spark
2 9 (5.77%) SAS
3 3 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.28%) CMS
4 2 (1.28%) IIS
5 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.64%) Drupal
5 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.56%) MS Office
2 2 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.85%) Magento
2 4 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.28%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.64%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.64%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.64%) Unica
4 1 (0.64%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) SaaS
1 1 (0.64%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.49%) Internet
2 4 (2.56%) LAN
2 4 (2.56%) WAN
3 1 (0.64%) DNS
3 1 (0.64%) Firewall
3 1 (0.64%) SSL
3 1 (0.64%) Telepresence
3 1 (0.64%) VoIP
3 1 (0.64%) VPN
3 1 (0.64%) Wireless
3 1 (0.64%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.69%) Big Data
2 9 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.92%) DataStage
3 3 (1.92%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (1.28%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.64%) GIS
5 1 (0.64%) MySQL
5 1 (0.64%) Power BI
5 1 (0.64%) SAS EBI
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.56%) Selenium
2 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.28%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.28%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.64%) ProC
General
1 70 (44.87%) Finance
2 59 (37.82%) Banking
3 39 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 16 (10.26%) Marketing
5 7 (4.49%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.85%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.92%) Advertising
7 3 (1.92%) Back Office
7 3 (1.92%) Electronics
8 2 (1.28%) Billing
8 2 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.28%) Legal
8 2 (1.28%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (39.74%) Analyst
2 26 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 23 (14.74%) Project Manager
4 22 (14.10%) Developer
5 13 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 10 (6.41%) Banking Analyst
6 10 (6.41%) Consultant
6 10 (6.41%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.77%) E-Commerce Manager
7 9 (5.77%) Tester
8 8 (5.13%) Service Analyst
8 8 (5.13%) Test Leader
9 7 (4.49%) Architect
9 7 (4.49%) E-Commerce Project Manager
10 6 (3.85%) IT Manager
11 5 (3.21%) Operations Analyst
11 5 (3.21%) Project Analyst
11 5 (3.21%) Security Analyst
12 4 (2.56%) IT Project Manager
12 4 (2.56%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.41%) Kafka
2 5 (3.21%) CSS
2 5 (3.21%) HTML
3 3 (1.92%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.92%) HTML5
4 2 (1.28%) .NET
4 2 (1.28%) Web Services
5 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.64%) CSS3
5 1 (0.64%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.64%) Laravel
5 1 (0.64%) Mason
5 1 (0.64%) MDX
5 1 (0.64%) RESTful
5 1 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.41%) Blockchain
3 7 (4.49%) EPoS
3 7 (4.49%) Online Banking
4 6 (3.85%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.85%) User Experience
5 5 (3.21%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.28%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.28%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.64%) iPhone
8 1 (0.64%) RIA
8 1 (0.64%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.85%) Windows
2 5 (3.21%) Unix
3 2 (1.28%) Linux
4 1 (0.64%) Android
4 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.87%) Stakeholder Management
2 28 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (14.10%) E-Commerce
4 21 (13.46%) Project Management
5 16 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 12 (7.69%) Cash Management
8 12 (7.69%) CRM
8 12 (7.69%) Migration
9 10 (6.41%) ITIL
9 10 (6.41%) Service Management
10 9 (5.77%) Waterfall
11 8 (5.13%) Analytics
11 8 (5.13%) Problem Management
11 8 (5.13%) Service Delivery
12 7 (4.49%) Change Management
12 7 (4.49%) Test Scripting
13 6 (3.85%) Software Testing
14 5 (3.21%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.69%) Java
2 11 (7.05%) SQL
3 3 (1.92%) C#
3 3 (1.92%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.28%) PHP
4 2 (1.28%) VBA
5 1 (0.64%) C
5 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.64%) PROC SQL
5 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (4.49%) ISEB
2 6 (3.85%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.28%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) CCDP
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.64%) MCSA
5 1 (0.64%) MCSE
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.92%) PCI DSS
1 3 (1.92%) QA
1 3 (1.92%) SLA
2 2 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.64%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.28%) ACF2
3 1 (0.64%) Docker
3 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.28%) QRadar
2 2 (1.28%) RSA Archer
2 2 (1.28%) zSecure
3 1 (0.64%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.64%) Ansible
3 1 (0.64%) Mesos
3 1 (0.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (6.41%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.49%) ATG
2 7 (4.49%) SAP
3 4 (2.56%) Oracle
3 4 (2.56%) Teradata
4 3 (1.92%) hybris
4 3 (1.92%) IBM
4 3 (1.92%) Netezza
4 3 (1.92%) Tableau
4 3 (1.92%) VMware
5 2 (1.28%) Anaplan
5 2 (1.28%) HP
5 2 (1.28%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.64%) Alterian
6 1 (0.64%) F5
6 1 (0.64%) Intel
6 1 (0.64%) Juniper
6 1 (0.64%) Samsung
6 1 (0.64%) Sencha
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