The first 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 16 April 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 West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 40 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 128 169 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.81% 7.08% 6.82%
As % of the General category 11.66% 19.95% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 147 218
Average daily rate £420 £361 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.26% -4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £465 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1098 847 1492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.68% 35.48% 41.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 577 982
Average daily rate £400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £492 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 95
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £14.75 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £41.50 £39.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Retail
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -3 63 £420 +18.30% 11
Bristol -40 18 £396 +5.60% 16
Somerset -7 16 £494 +51.92% 5
Gloucestershire -8 9 £320 -1.53% 17
Devon -8 1 £450 +38.46%
Dorset - - - - 8
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

1 128 (58.99%) Banking
2 118 (54.38%) Retail Banking
3 105 (48.39%) Finance
4 44 (20.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (17.97%) Change Management
6 30 (13.82%) Change Control
7 26 (11.98%) MS Project
7 26 (11.98%) Microsoft
8 17 (7.83%) MS Excel
9 15 (6.91%) UML
9 15 (6.91%) SQL
9 15 (6.91%) Project Management
10 14 (6.45%) Manufacturing
10 14 (6.45%) SOA
10 14 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (5.99%) Enterprise Architecture
11 13 (5.99%) ISEB
12 12 (5.53%) E-Commerce
13 11 (5.07%) Marketing
13 11 (5.07%) Security Cleared
13 11 (5.07%) Oracle
13 11 (5.07%) SAP
13 11 (5.07%) PRINCE2
14 10 (4.61%) DV Cleared
14 10 (4.61%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (4.15%) Performance Management
15 9 (4.15%) HTML
15 9 (4.15%) Java
15 9 (4.15%) JavaScript
15 9 (4.15%) SharePoint

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 9 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.30%) SAS
3 4 (1.84%) IIS
4 3 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.38%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.92%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.92%) Commerce Server
5 2 (0.92%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.92%) CMS
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.46%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 26 (11.98%) MS Project
2 17 (7.83%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.84%) MS Office
5 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.46%) Summit
1 1 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Retail
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.23%) Internet
2 2 (0.92%) ATM
2 2 (0.92%) Intranet
3 1 (0.46%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.46%) X.509
3 1 (0.46%) Firewall
3 1 (0.46%) SSL
3 1 (0.46%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.38%) MySQL
4 2 (0.92%) MS Access
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.46%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.46%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.46%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.46%) Mockito
3 1 (0.46%) Gradle
3 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.46%) Maven
3 1 (0.46%) Subversion
3 1 (0.46%) LSMW
3 1 (0.46%) JIRA
3 1 (0.46%) Selenium
3 1 (0.46%) ERwin
3 1 (0.46%) Ant
3 1 (0.46%) JUnit
3 1 (0.46%) Toad
3 1 (0.46%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
General
1 128 (58.99%) Banking
2 118 (54.38%) Retail Banking
3 105 (48.39%) Finance
4 14 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 11 (5.07%) Marketing
6 6 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.30%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.84%) Back Office
9 2 (0.92%) Legal
9 2 (0.92%) Publishing
10 1 (0.46%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 74 (34.10%) Analyst
2 42 (19.35%) Architect
3 36 (16.59%) Business Analyst
4 32 (14.75%) Project Manager
5 25 (11.52%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (10.14%) PMO Analyst
7 19 (8.76%) Designer
8 12 (5.53%) Developer
8 12 (5.53%) Enterprise Architect
8 12 (5.53%) Programme Office Analyst
8 12 (5.53%) Programme Analyst
9 10 (4.61%) Consultant
10 9 (4.15%) Web Designer
11 8 (3.69%) Solutions Designer
11 8 (3.69%) Lead Architect
12 5 (2.30%) Test Analyst
13 4 (1.84%) Support Analyst
13 4 (1.84%) Administrator
13 4 (1.84%) Tester
13 4 (1.84%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.15%) HTML
2 8 (3.69%) CSS
3 7 (3.23%) jQuery
3 7 (3.23%) XML
4 6 (2.76%) Web Services
4 6 (2.76%) .NET
5 4 (1.84%) Spring
6 3 (1.38%) RESTful
6 3 (1.38%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.38%) JSON
6 3 (1.38%) J2EE
6 3 (1.38%) SOAP
7 2 (0.92%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.92%) JSP
7 2 (0.92%) ADO.NET
7 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.92%) EJB
7 2 (0.92%) XSL
7 2 (0.92%) REST
8 1 (0.46%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.23%) Online Banking
1 7 (3.23%) EPoS
1 7 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (1.38%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (1.38%) Smartphone
3 2 (0.92%) Mainframe
3 2 (0.92%) Credit Risk
3 2 (0.92%) Data Integration
3 2 (0.92%) APACS
3 2 (0.92%) Equities
3 2 (0.92%) Fixed Income
3 2 (0.92%) iSeries
3 2 (0.92%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.46%) FMCG
4 1 (0.46%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.46%) IPTV
4 1 (0.46%) NHS
4 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.76%) UNIX
2 4 (1.84%) Windows
3 2 (0.92%) Linux
3 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.28%) Stakeholder Management
2 39 (17.97%) Change Management
3 30 (13.82%) Change Control
4 15 (6.91%) UML
4 15 (6.91%) Project Management
5 14 (6.45%) SOA
5 14 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (5.99%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (5.53%) E-Commerce
8 11 (5.07%) PRINCE2
9 10 (4.61%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (4.15%) Performance Management
11 8 (3.69%) Business Analysis
12 6 (2.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (2.76%) MVC
12 6 (2.76%) Time Management
12 6 (2.76%) Migration
12 6 (2.76%) Data Analysis
13 5 (2.30%) Information Management
13 5 (2.30%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.91%) SQL
2 9 (4.15%) Java
2 9 (4.15%) JavaScript
3 5 (2.30%) VBA
4 2 (0.92%) C
4 2 (0.92%) C#
4 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (5.99%) ISEB
2 11 (5.07%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.61%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.23%) Degree
5 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.92%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.92%) APMP
6 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) PMP
6 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.23%) QA
2 5 (2.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) COREP
3 1 (0.46%) COBIT
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.92%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.46%) vSphere
2 1 (0.46%) XenApp
2 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.07%) Oracle
2 11 (5.07%) SAP
3 7 (3.23%) Unisys
4 6 (2.76%) ICL
5 4 (1.84%) hybris
6 3 (1.38%) VMware
6 3 (1.38%) HP
7 2 (0.92%) Cisco
7 2 (0.92%) IBM
7 2 (0.92%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.92%) Niku
7 2 (0.92%) Teradata
8 1 (0.46%) Retek
8 1 (0.46%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.46%) Citrix
8 1 (0.46%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.46%) CA
8 1 (0.46%) Cognos
Bristol, Avon
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Square One Resources
Posted: 7 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £430 - £451 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - £501 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £295 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £480.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £480.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ageas 50
Rate: Up to £37,500 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £230.00 - £262.00 per day
Posted: 28 days ago