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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 41 48 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -28
Contract jobs citing Retail 122 119 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.01% 3.68% 7.17%
As % of the General category 12.50% 11.16% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 94 138
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£413 £420 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +18.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-34.95% +36.66%
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
976 1066 768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.11% 32.92% 34.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 662 516
Average daily rate £400 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 29
Average hourly rate £35.70 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.51% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £20.00 £14.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.74 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% +0.88%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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
Bristol +35 44 £400 +1.01% 24
Wiltshire -11 30 £419 +3.45% 9
Dorset - 23 £515 - 1
Somerset +5 9 £625 +35.13% 6
Gloucestershire -6 9 £351 -2.09% 12
Cornwall - 2 - -
Avon - 1 £180 -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 137 (50.18%) Finance
2 111 (40.66%) Banking
3 85 (31.14%) Retail Banking
4 54 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (19.41%) Microsoft
6 50 (18.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 46 (16.85%) .NET
8 43 (15.75%) E-Commerce
9 40 (14.65%) C#
10 39 (14.29%) PRINCE2
11 37 (13.55%) SAP
12 34 (12.45%) SQL
12 34 (12.45%) Manufacturing
13 32 (11.72%) Change Control
14 31 (11.36%) Change Management
15 30 (10.99%) ITIL
16 27 (9.89%) UML
17 24 (8.79%) Web Services
17 24 (8.79%) Marketing
18 23 (8.42%) CRM
18 23 (8.42%) Project Management
19 22 (8.06%) ISEB
19 22 (8.06%) Oracle
19 22 (8.06%) Information Security
19 22 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 22 (8.06%) .NET Framework
20 21 (7.69%) SOA
21 20 (7.33%) ISO 9000
22 19 (6.96%) Scrum
23 18 (6.59%) Telecoms

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 14 (5.13%) CMS
2 9 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.93%) SAS
4 7 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.83%) Commerce Server
6 3 (1.10%) Mule
6 3 (1.10%) Lync
6 3 (1.10%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.73%) Drupal
7 2 (0.73%) ATG Dynamo
7 2 (0.73%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.73%) IIS
8 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.37%) DNN
8 1 (0.37%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.37%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 17 (6.23%) MS Project
2 14 (5.13%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.56%) MS Office
4 6 (2.20%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.73%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.73%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.73%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.37%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
3 1 (0.37%) Force.com
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.20%) Internet
2 2 (0.73%) 3G
2 2 (0.73%) ATM
3 1 (0.37%) GPRS
3 1 (0.37%) GSM
3 1 (0.37%) PSTN
3 1 (0.37%) VoIP
3 1 (0.37%) DHCP
3 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.37%) DNS
3 1 (0.37%) SAN
3 1 (0.37%) SS7
3 1 (0.37%) Firewall
3 1 (0.37%) Wireless
3 1 (0.37%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.37%) Network Security
3 1 (0.37%) LTE
3 1 (0.37%) NAS
3 1 (0.37%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.83%) Base SAS
4 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.73%) DataStage
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.37%) DB2
7 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.93%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.47%) Subversion
4 3 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.73%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.73%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.73%) Ant
5 2 (0.73%) JUnit
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.73%) JIRA
6 1 (0.37%) Selenium
6 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.37%) ERwin
6 1 (0.37%) Maven
6 1 (0.37%) MSBuild
General
1 137 (50.18%) Finance
2 111 (40.66%) Banking
3 85 (31.14%) Retail Banking
4 34 (12.45%) Manufacturing
5 24 (8.79%) Marketing
6 18 (6.59%) Telecoms
7 11 (4.03%) Electronics
8 4 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.10%) Legal
10 2 (0.73%) Back Office
10 2 (0.73%) Games
11 1 (0.37%) Law
11 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Billing
11 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 74 (27.11%) Analyst
2 65 (23.81%) Architect
3 43 (15.75%) Solutions Architect
4 37 (13.55%) Project Manager
5 35 (12.82%) Business Analyst
6 33 (12.09%) Developer
7 15 (5.49%) PMO Analyst
8 11 (4.03%) .NET Developer
9 10 (3.66%) Data Architect
10 9 (3.30%) Consultant
11 8 (2.93%) Designer
11 8 (2.93%) Programme Office Analyst
11 8 (2.93%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
11 8 (2.93%) Programme Analyst
12 7 (2.56%) PMO Manager
12 7 (2.56%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.20%) Senior Manager
13 6 (2.20%) Information Architect
13 6 (2.20%) Network Analyst
13 6 (2.20%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.85%) .NET
2 24 (8.79%) Web Services
3 22 (8.06%) .NET Framework
4 15 (5.49%) ASP.NET
5 12 (4.40%) HTML
6 11 (4.03%) CSS
7 8 (2.93%) SOAP
8 7 (2.56%) MSMQ
8 7 (2.56%) Ajax
8 7 (2.56%) WCF
8 7 (2.56%) jQuery
8 7 (2.56%) RESTful
8 7 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (2.20%) Entity Framework
9 6 (2.20%) LINQ to SQL
9 6 (2.20%) LINQ
9 6 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 6 (2.20%) Sencha Touch
9 6 (2.20%) Apache Cordova
10 5 (1.83%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.49%) GIS
2 14 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.30%) DTV
3 9 (3.30%) FMCG
3 9 (3.30%) Mobile Banking
3 9 (3.30%) User Experience
4 8 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.20%) Credit Risk
5 6 (2.20%) Online Banking
6 5 (1.83%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.10%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.10%) Clustering
8 2 (0.73%) PDA
8 2 (0.73%) PMI
8 2 (0.73%) Physics
8 2 (0.73%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.73%) Social Media
8 2 (0.73%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.73%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.49%) Windows
2 12 (4.40%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.56%) Android
4 5 (1.83%) Linux
5 3 (1.10%) AIX
6 2 (0.73%) CentOS
6 2 (0.73%) UNIX
6 2 (0.73%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (18.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 43 (15.75%) E-Commerce
4 39 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 32 (11.72%) Change Control
6 31 (11.36%) Change Management
7 30 (10.99%) ITIL
8 27 (9.89%) UML
9 23 (8.42%) CRM
9 23 (8.42%) Project Management
10 22 (8.06%) Information Security
11 21 (7.69%) SOA
12 19 (6.96%) Scrum
13 18 (6.59%) Workflow
14 16 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (5.49%) Business Analysis
16 14 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
16 14 (5.13%) Content Management
16 14 (5.13%) Data Modelling
16 14 (5.13%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.65%) C#
2 34 (12.45%) SQL
3 17 (6.23%) JavaScript
4 15 (5.49%) VB
4 15 (5.49%) Java
5 7 (2.56%) VBA
6 5 (1.83%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.83%) Apple Swift
7 3 (1.10%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.10%) C++
8 2 (0.73%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.37%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.37%) Ruby
9 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (8.06%) ISEB
2 16 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (4.03%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.93%) Degree
6 5 (1.83%) MCSE
6 5 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.47%) MCSA
7 4 (1.47%) CCNA
8 3 (1.10%) CISSP
8 3 (1.10%) MCP
8 3 (1.10%) SSCP
8 3 (1.10%) CISA
8 3 (1.10%) CISM
8 3 (1.10%) Security+ Certification
8 3 (1.10%) GIAC
8 3 (1.10%) GSEC
8 3 (1.10%) CEH
8 3 (1.10%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (7.33%) ISO 9000
3 10 (3.66%) QA
4 6 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.47%) COBIT
5 4 (1.47%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.73%) FATCA
7 2 (0.73%) COREP
7 2 (0.73%) FINREP
8 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.37%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.37%) Basel II
8 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.37%) vSphere
3 1 (0.37%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (1.83%) Puppet
1 5 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.10%) Ansible
2 3 (1.10%) SCCM
2 3 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (19.41%) Microsoft
2 37 (13.55%) SAP
3 22 (8.06%) Oracle
4 11 (4.03%) hybris
5 9 (3.30%) ATG
5 9 (3.30%) VMware
6 8 (2.93%) IBM
7 7 (2.56%) Teradata
7 7 (2.56%) Unisys
8 6 (2.20%) Sencha
9 5 (1.83%) ICL
9 5 (1.83%) Citrix
9 5 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.47%) Cisco
11 3 (1.10%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.10%) HP
12 2 (0.73%) EMC
13 1 (0.37%) Adobe
13 1 (0.37%) Niku
13 1 (0.37%) Informatica
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