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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 42 36 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing Retail 136 105 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.15% 4.79% 5.84%
As % of the General category 12.42% 14.96% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 88 148
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£433 £390 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.89% +4.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £175 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £553 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £383 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.45% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.90 - £6.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +13.04%
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
1095 702 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.42% 32.04% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 502 728
Average daily rate £400 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% +5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 33 66
Average hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.75 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.10 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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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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 +2 51 £463 +3.52% 13
Gloucestershire +14 34 £425 +18.88% 7
Bristol -25 19 £388 -2.14% 16
Somerset -12 10 £406 +21.26% 2
Dorset -6 6 £388 +189.71% 5
Devon -18 4 £315 +240.54% 4
Cornwall - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 149 (56.23%) Finance
2 146 (55.09%) Banking
3 119 (44.91%) Retail Banking
4 57 (21.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (14.34%) SQL
6 33 (12.45%) Project Management
6 33 (12.45%) Change Management
7 26 (9.81%) Business Analysis
7 26 (9.81%) MS Project
8 24 (9.06%) SAP
8 24 (9.06%) Oracle
9 21 (7.92%) Microsoft
10 19 (7.17%) Migration
11 18 (6.79%) Change Control
12 17 (6.42%) HTML
12 17 (6.42%) JavaScript
13 16 (6.04%) CSS
13 16 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (5.66%) VMware
14 15 (5.66%) UNIX
14 15 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (5.28%) Data Modelling
15 14 (5.28%) PRINCE2
15 14 (5.28%) Business Objects
15 14 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (4.91%) Mobile Banking
16 13 (4.91%) SAS
16 13 (4.91%) Unisys
16 13 (4.91%) E-Commerce
17 12 (4.53%) Data Warehouse

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 13 (4.91%) SAS
2 9 (3.40%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.51%) Apache
4 3 (1.13%) CMS
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.38%) Node.js
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.38%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.38%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.38%) JBoss
5 1 (0.38%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.38%) Zimbra
Applications
1 26 (9.81%) MS Project
2 9 (3.40%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.02%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.64%) MS Office
5 6 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.51%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.75%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.38%) CheetahMail
1 1 (0.38%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.26%) Internet
2 5 (1.89%) SSH
3 4 (1.51%) DNS
3 4 (1.51%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.13%) SAN
4 3 (1.13%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.38%) PPP
5 1 (0.38%) Network Security
5 1 (0.38%) LTE
5 1 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.38%) Intranet
5 1 (0.38%) 3G
5 1 (0.38%) Firewall
5 1 (0.38%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.40%) DB2
2 9 (3.40%) BusinessObjects XI
2 9 (3.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 5 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.51%) Ingres
4 4 (1.51%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.13%) JasperReports
5 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.13%) Base SAS
5 3 (1.13%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.13%) MySQL
6 2 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.75%) MS Access
6 2 (0.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.75%) DataStage
6 2 (0.75%) Essbase
6 2 (0.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (1.89%) Toad
2 3 (1.13%) PHPUnit
2 3 (1.13%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.38%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.38%) PhantomJS
3 1 (0.38%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 149 (56.23%) Finance
2 146 (55.09%) Banking
3 119 (44.91%) Retail Banking
4 8 (3.02%) Marketing
5 7 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.26%) Back Office
7 5 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.75%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (32.45%) Analyst
2 55 (20.75%) Architect
3 46 (17.36%) Business Analyst
4 39 (14.72%) Project Manager
5 38 (14.34%) Developer
6 20 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (6.79%) Consultant
8 17 (6.42%) PMO Analyst
9 15 (5.66%) Technical Architect
10 14 (5.28%) Senior Business Analyst
10 14 (5.28%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (4.91%) Programme Office Analyst
11 13 (4.91%) Test Analyst
11 13 (4.91%) Programme Analyst
12 11 (4.15%) Designer
13 9 (3.40%) Data Architect
14 8 (3.02%) Applications Architect
14 8 (3.02%) Solutions Designer
15 6 (2.26%) Recruitment Consultant
15 6 (2.26%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.42%) HTML
2 16 (6.04%) CSS
3 12 (4.53%) .NET
4 11 (4.15%) jQuery
5 7 (2.64%) HTML5
5 7 (2.64%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.26%) Web Services
6 6 (2.26%) CSS3
7 4 (1.51%) Ajax
7 4 (1.51%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.13%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.13%) DAO
8 3 (1.13%) LINQ
8 3 (1.13%) CGI
8 3 (1.13%) JDBC
8 3 (1.13%) J2EE
8 3 (1.13%) Laravel
8 3 (1.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (0.75%) LINQ to SQL
9 2 (0.75%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.91%) Mobile Banking
3 6 (2.26%) Online Banking
3 6 (2.26%) Reference Data
4 5 (1.89%) User Experience
5 4 (1.51%) SWIFT
5 4 (1.51%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.51%) Clustering
6 3 (1.13%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.13%) APACS
6 3 (1.13%) Social Media
6 3 (1.13%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (0.75%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.75%) FMCG
7 2 (0.75%) Open Source
7 2 (0.75%) EPoS
7 2 (0.75%) NHS
7 2 (0.75%) DTV
7 2 (0.75%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.66%) UNIX
2 10 (3.77%) Windows
2 10 (3.77%) Linux
3 4 (1.51%) VMS
4 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.38%) OS/400
5 1 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (21.51%) Stakeholder Management
2 33 (12.45%) Project Management
2 33 (12.45%) Change Management
3 26 (9.81%) Business Analysis
4 19 (7.17%) Migration
5 18 (6.79%) Change Control
6 16 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (5.28%) Data Modelling
8 14 (5.28%) PRINCE2
9 13 (4.91%) E-Commerce
10 12 (4.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (4.53%) Data Architecture
11 9 (3.40%) Business Transformation
11 9 (3.40%) Data Migration
11 9 (3.40%) TOGAF
11 9 (3.40%) UML
12 8 (3.02%) Information Management
12 8 (3.02%) IT Governance
13 7 (2.64%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.34%) SQL
2 17 (6.42%) JavaScript
3 10 (3.77%) Java
3 10 (3.77%) VBA
4 7 (2.64%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.26%) C#
6 5 (1.89%) Korn
7 4 (1.51%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.51%) Perl
7 4 (1.51%) PHP
8 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.75%) VB
8 2 (0.75%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.75%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.38%) RPG
9 1 (0.38%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.38%) AWK
Qualifications
1 4 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (1.51%) ISEB
2 2 (0.75%) PMP
2 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
2 2 (0.75%) ACCA
2 2 (0.75%) CIMA
2 2 (0.75%) Degree
3 1 (0.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (0.38%) OCA
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.51%) COREP
2 3 (1.13%) QA
2 3 (1.13%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.75%) Basel II
3 2 (0.75%) FINREP
3 2 (0.75%) FATCA
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.89%) NFS
2 4 (1.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.13%) Puppet
3 1 (0.38%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 24 (9.06%) Oracle
1 24 (9.06%) SAP
2 21 (7.92%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.66%) VMware
4 14 (5.28%) Business Objects
5 13 (4.91%) Unisys
6 10 (3.77%) Teradata
7 9 (3.40%) IBM
8 8 (3.02%) ICL
9 6 (2.26%) Citrix
9 6 (2.26%) Cisco
10 5 (1.89%) EMC
11 4 (1.51%) Cognos
11 4 (1.51%) HP
12 3 (1.13%) Hyperion
12 3 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.13%) ATG
13 1 (0.38%) Huawei
13 1 (0.38%) Unica
13 1 (0.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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