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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 41 50 21
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -29
Contract jobs citing Retail 125 111 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.19% 3.70% 7.12%
As % of the General category 13.60% 11.42% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 86 121
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£418 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £268 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -47.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-41.26% +40.00%
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
919 972 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.81% 32.44% 34.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 652 479
Average daily rate £403 £398 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 59 34
Average hourly rate £31.04 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.31% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £22.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.17 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 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 22 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 +20 39 £405 +20.89% 22
Wiltshire -14 27 £425 -2.85% 12
Dorset - 23 £530 - 2
Somerset +22 13 £463 +42.30% 8
Gloucestershire 0 13 £410 +17.14% 12
Cornwall - 4 - -
Avon - 1 £180 -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 133 (49.44%) Finance
2 101 (37.55%) Banking
3 77 (28.62%) Retail Banking
4 57 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (20.07%) Microsoft
6 49 (18.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 46 (17.10%) E-Commerce
8 45 (16.73%) .NET
9 39 (14.50%) C#
9 39 (14.50%) SAP
9 39 (14.50%) PRINCE2
10 36 (13.38%) Manufacturing
11 34 (12.64%) SQL
12 31 (11.52%) ITIL
13 30 (11.15%) Change Control
14 28 (10.41%) UML
15 27 (10.04%) Marketing
16 26 (9.67%) Change Management
17 24 (8.92%) Web Services
17 24 (8.92%) ISEB
18 23 (8.55%) Project Management
18 23 (8.55%) CRM
18 23 (8.55%) Telecoms
18 23 (8.55%) Information Security
19 22 (8.18%) Oracle
19 22 (8.18%) .NET Framework
19 22 (8.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 21 (7.81%) SOA
21 20 (7.43%) ISO 9000
21 20 (7.43%) SQL Server

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (5.20%) CMS
2 9 (3.35%) SAS
3 7 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.23%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.49%) Commerce Server
6 3 (1.12%) Mule ESB
6 3 (1.12%) Lync
6 3 (1.12%) Mule
7 2 (0.74%) JBoss
7 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.74%) IIS
7 2 (0.74%) ATG Dynamo
7 2 (0.74%) Drupal
8 1 (0.37%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.37%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.37%) DNN
8 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (5.20%) MS Project
2 12 (4.46%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.49%) MS Office
6 2 (0.74%) SPSS
6 2 (0.74%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (4.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.37%) Summit
2 1 (0.37%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.37%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.12%) 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 (2.23%) Internet
2 2 (0.74%) ATM
3 1 (0.37%) MVNO
3 1 (0.37%) LTE
3 1 (0.37%) NAS
3 1 (0.37%) Network Security
3 1 (0.37%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.37%) Firewall
3 1 (0.37%) Wireless
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%) SS7
3 1 (0.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.23%) Base SAS
4 4 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.12%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.74%) DataStage
6 2 (0.74%) MySQL
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.37%) DB2
7 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.23%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.49%) Subversion
4 3 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.12%) Ant
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.74%) JUnit
5 2 (0.74%) JIRA
5 2 (0.74%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.74%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.37%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.37%) Selenium
6 1 (0.37%) Maven
6 1 (0.37%) ERwin
General
1 133 (49.44%) Finance
2 101 (37.55%) Banking
3 77 (28.62%) Retail Banking
4 36 (13.38%) Manufacturing
5 27 (10.04%) Marketing
6 23 (8.55%) Telecoms
7 14 (5.20%) Electronics
8 4 (1.49%) Games
8 4 (1.49%) Legal
9 3 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.74%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Billing
11 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (25.28%) Analyst
2 62 (23.05%) Architect
3 42 (15.61%) Project Manager
4 40 (14.87%) Solutions Architect
5 33 (12.27%) Developer
6 29 (10.78%) Business Analyst
7 13 (4.83%) .NET Developer
8 10 (3.72%) Data Architect
8 10 (3.72%) PMO Analyst
9 9 (3.35%) Consultant
10 8 (2.97%) Designer
11 7 (2.60%) Test Leader
11 7 (2.60%) Technical Architect
12 6 (2.23%) Test Analyst
12 6 (2.23%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (2.23%) Programme Office Analyst
12 6 (2.23%) Senior Manager
12 6 (2.23%) Information Architect
12 6 (2.23%) Network Analyst
12 6 (2.23%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (16.73%) .NET
2 24 (8.92%) Web Services
3 22 (8.18%) .NET Framework
4 17 (6.32%) ASP.NET
5 12 (4.46%) HTML
6 11 (4.09%) CSS
7 8 (2.97%) SOAP
8 7 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (2.60%) Ajax
8 7 (2.60%) jQuery
8 7 (2.60%) WCF
8 7 (2.60%) MSMQ
9 6 (2.23%) Spring
9 6 (2.23%) LINQ
9 6 (2.23%) Entity Framework
9 6 (2.23%) LINQ to SQL
9 6 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (1.86%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.86%) XML
11 4 (1.49%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.58%) GIS
2 14 (5.20%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.46%) DTV
4 10 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.35%) FMCG
6 8 (2.97%) Mobile Banking
6 8 (2.97%) User Experience
7 6 (2.23%) Credit Risk
7 6 (2.23%) Online Banking
8 5 (1.86%) Reference Data
9 4 (1.49%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (1.12%) Social Media
10 3 (1.12%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.12%) Clustering
11 2 (0.74%) PMI
11 2 (0.74%) PDA
11 2 (0.74%) Physics
11 2 (0.74%) iPad
11 2 (0.74%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.20%) Windows
2 10 (3.72%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.86%) Android
3 5 (1.86%) Linux
4 3 (1.12%) AIX
5 2 (0.74%) UNIX
5 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.74%) CentOS
5 2 (0.74%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (18.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 46 (17.10%) E-Commerce
4 39 (14.50%) PRINCE2
5 31 (11.52%) ITIL
6 30 (11.15%) Change Control
7 28 (10.41%) UML
8 26 (9.67%) Change Management
9 23 (8.55%) Project Management
9 23 (8.55%) CRM
9 23 (8.55%) Information Security
10 21 (7.81%) SOA
11 20 (7.43%) Scrum
12 18 (6.69%) Workflow
13 17 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (5.58%) Enterprise Architecture
14 15 (5.58%) Programme Management
15 14 (5.20%) Content Management
15 14 (5.20%) Business Analysis
16 13 (4.83%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 39 (14.50%) C#
2 34 (12.64%) SQL
3 16 (5.95%) Java
4 15 (5.58%) JavaScript
5 13 (4.83%) VB
6 5 (1.86%) Apple Swift
7 4 (1.49%) VBA
8 3 (1.12%) SAS Macro
8 3 (1.12%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.12%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.12%) C++
9 1 (0.37%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (8.92%) ISEB
2 16 (5.95%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (4.09%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.35%) Degree
6 6 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.23%) MCSE
7 5 (1.86%) MCSA
8 4 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.49%) CCNA
9 3 (1.12%) ISACA
9 3 (1.12%) GPEN
9 3 (1.12%) GSEC
9 3 (1.12%) CEH
9 3 (1.12%) GIAC
9 3 (1.12%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (1.12%) CISA
9 3 (1.12%) CISM
9 3 (1.12%) MCP
9 3 (1.12%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (7.43%) ISO 9000
3 9 (3.35%) QA
4 5 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.49%) COBIT
5 4 (1.49%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.74%) FATCA
7 2 (0.74%) COREP
7 2 (0.74%) FINREP
8 1 (0.37%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.37%) Basel II
System Software
1 10 (3.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.37%) Varnish
3 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.49%) Puppet
1 4 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.12%) SCCM
3 2 (0.74%) SCOM
3 2 (0.74%) Ansible
Vendors
1 54 (20.07%) Microsoft
2 39 (14.50%) SAP
3 22 (8.18%) Oracle
4 10 (3.72%) hybris
5 9 (3.35%) VMware
6 8 (2.97%) ATG
7 7 (2.60%) Teradata
7 7 (2.60%) IBM
8 6 (2.23%) Unisys
9 5 (1.86%) Citrix
9 5 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.49%) Cisco
10 4 (1.49%) ICL
11 3 (1.12%) Sencha
11 3 (1.12%) HP
12 2 (0.74%) EMC
13 1 (0.37%) Zerto
13 1 (0.37%) Talend
13 1 (0.37%) Hortonworks
13 1 (0.37%) Sitecore
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