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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 36 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 132 145 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.44% 6.74% 8.88%
As % of the General category 13.07% 19.03% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 118 236
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £287 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £501 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.45 £22.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-35.80% +20.00%
General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1010 762 1314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.94% 35.43% 43.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 499 913
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 26 62
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -51.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.75 £18.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £46.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +17 54 £425 -2.85% 17
Bristol -21 37 £300 -24.24% 22
Somerset -25 10 £420 +29.23% 5
Gloucestershire -13 9 £410 -5.74% 3
Dorset +7 8 £409 -18.25% 3
Devon -3 6 £263 -16.00% 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 144 (56.25%) Finance
2 139 (54.30%) Banking
3 124 (48.44%) Retail Banking
4 62 (24.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (21.88%) Change Management
6 39 (15.23%) MS Project
7 36 (14.06%) Microsoft
8 31 (12.11%) Project Management
9 27 (10.55%) Change Control
10 22 (8.59%) Business Analysis
10 22 (8.59%) UML
10 22 (8.59%) PRINCE2
11 21 (8.20%) SQL
12 19 (7.42%) SAP
13 17 (6.64%) HTML
13 17 (6.64%) JavaScript
14 16 (6.25%) CSS
14 16 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
15 15 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
16 14 (5.47%) Migration
16 14 (5.47%) Marketing
16 14 (5.47%) Manufacturing
17 13 (5.08%) jQuery
18 12 (4.69%) SOA
19 11 (4.30%) MS Excel
19 11 (4.30%) ISEB
19 11 (4.30%) .NET
20 10 (3.91%) DV Cleared
20 10 (3.91%) Security Cleared

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.56%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.17%) CMS
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.39%) Zimbra
5 1 (0.39%) SAS
5 1 (0.39%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.39%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.39%) Content Management Server
5 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (15.23%) MS Project
2 11 (4.30%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.73%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.73%) MS Office
4 4 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Summit
1 1 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Retail
1 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.39%) CheetahMail
1 1 (0.39%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.13%) Internet
2 3 (1.17%) Intranet
3 1 (0.39%) Firewall
3 1 (0.39%) Network Security
3 1 (0.39%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.17%) MS Access
5 2 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.78%) DataStage
6 1 (0.39%) Xcelsius
6 1 (0.39%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.39%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.39%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.39%) LSMW
2 1 (0.39%) JIRA
2 1 (0.39%) Selenium
2 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 144 (56.25%) Finance
2 139 (54.30%) Banking
3 124 (48.44%) Retail Banking
4 14 (5.47%) Marketing
4 14 (5.47%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.56%) Back Office
7 2 (0.78%) Publishing
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (35.16%) Analyst
2 46 (17.97%) Business Analyst
3 44 (17.19%) Architect
3 44 (17.19%) Project Manager
4 24 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
5 23 (8.98%) PMO Analyst
6 22 (8.59%) Designer
7 17 (6.64%) Developer
8 16 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
9 15 (5.86%) Programme Office Analyst
9 15 (5.86%) Programme Analyst
10 14 (5.47%) Senior Business Analyst
10 14 (5.47%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (4.69%) Consultant
12 11 (4.30%) Solutions Designer
13 10 (3.91%) Web Designer
13 10 (3.91%) Test Analyst
14 8 (3.13%) Lead Architect
15 7 (2.73%) Administrator
16 6 (2.34%) Programme Office Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.64%) HTML
2 16 (6.25%) CSS
3 13 (5.08%) jQuery
4 11 (4.30%) .NET
5 5 (1.95%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.95%) Web Services
6 4 (1.56%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.17%) LINQ
7 3 (1.17%) HTML5
7 3 (1.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (1.17%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.78%) XML
8 2 (0.78%) LINQ to SQL
8 2 (0.78%) Ajax
8 2 (0.78%) CSS3
9 1 (0.39%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (0.39%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.13%) Online Banking
1 8 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
2 6 (2.34%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (1.95%) SWIFT
3 5 (1.95%) APACS
4 4 (1.56%) EPoS
5 3 (1.17%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.78%) NHS
6 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.78%) Equities
6 2 (0.78%) IPTV
6 2 (0.78%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.78%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.78%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.78%) FMCG
6 2 (0.78%) iSeries
7 1 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.78%) Linux
2 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.39%) UNIX
2 1 (0.39%) Windows
2 1 (0.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (24.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 56 (21.88%) Change Management
3 31 (12.11%) Project Management
4 27 (10.55%) Change Control
5 22 (8.59%) PRINCE2
5 22 (8.59%) UML
5 22 (8.59%) Business Analysis
6 16 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
7 15 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (5.47%) Migration
8 14 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (4.69%) SOA
10 10 (3.91%) Business Transformation
11 9 (3.52%) E-Commerce
11 9 (3.52%) Data Modelling
12 8 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
12 8 (3.13%) Data Migration
12 8 (3.13%) Project Planning
12 8 (3.13%) Information Management
13 7 (2.73%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.20%) SQL
2 17 (6.64%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.73%) C#
4 5 (1.95%) VBA
5 4 (1.56%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.17%) Java
7 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.78%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.78%) VB
7 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (4.30%) ISEB
2 10 (3.91%) DV Cleared
2 10 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.17%) PMP
3 3 (1.17%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.17%) Degree
4 1 (0.39%) ACCA
4 1 (0.39%) CIMA
4 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.39%) OCA
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.95%) QA
2 4 (1.56%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.56%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.78%) FATCA
4 1 (0.39%) COREP
4 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.39%) SLA
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.39%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.42%) SAP
3 9 (3.52%) Unisys
3 9 (3.52%) ICL
4 8 (3.13%) Oracle
5 5 (1.95%) Niku
6 4 (1.56%) HP
6 4 (1.56%) Teradata
7 3 (1.17%) Cisco
7 3 (1.17%) IBM
8 2 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.39%) VMware
9 1 (0.39%) Unica
9 1 (0.39%) hybris
9 1 (0.39%) SmartFocus
9 1 (0.39%) CA
9 1 (0.39%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.39%) JBoss
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £180 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Orgtel
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £451 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £330.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £285.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £190.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £300 - £3050 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £370.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Salisbury
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £125 - £135 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago