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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
England / South West
Rank 57 72 38
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -34
Contract jobs citing Retail 83 69 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.07% 2.35% 4.46%
As % of the General category 9.28% 7.22% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 124
Median daily rate £425 £400 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £298 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £25.54
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -45.17%

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
894 956 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.09% 32.55% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 660 676
Median daily rate £390 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -9.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 30
Median hourly rate £36.00 £42.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.90 £22.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £57.00 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +35.41%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +24 33 £438 +1.74% 16
Bristol +3 21 £320 -20.86% 10
Gloucestershire +15 19 £415 +2.15% 11
Somerset -10 5 £560 +40.00% 15
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Retail.

1 83 (48.82%) Finance
2 78 (45.88%) Banking
3 48 (28.24%) Retail Banking
4 44 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (15.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (14.71%) SQL
7 22 (12.94%) Test Scripting
8 20 (11.76%) Scrum
9 19 (11.18%) MS Excel
10 17 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 17 (10.00%) Java
11 16 (9.41%) Marketing
12 15 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (8.82%) Telecoms
13 14 (8.24%) Migration
14 13 (7.65%) Information Security
14 13 (7.65%) MS PowerPoint
14 13 (7.65%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (7.65%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (7.06%) E-Commerce
15 12 (7.06%) Analytics
16 11 (6.47%) Project Management
16 11 (6.47%) ISEB
16 11 (6.47%) SAP
17 10 (5.88%) SAS
17 10 (5.88%) Business Analysis
17 10 (5.88%) Defect Management
18 9 (5.29%) Process Improvement
18 9 (5.29%) Cybersecurity
18 9 (5.29%) Cash Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.88%) SAS
2 7 (4.12%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.35%) Confluence
4 2 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.18%) CMS
4 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.59%) Apache
5 1 (0.59%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (11.18%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (4.71%) MS Office
4 6 (3.53%) MS Project
4 6 (3.53%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.18%) Magento
3 2 (1.18%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.59%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.59%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.76%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.12%) Internet
2 4 (2.35%) DMZ
3 3 (1.76%) ATM
4 1 (0.59%) LAN
4 1 (0.59%) Network Security
4 1 (0.59%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.59%) WAN
4 1 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.65%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.71%) Big Data
2 8 (4.71%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.12%) Blockchain
4 5 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.76%) Base SAS
6 3 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 3 (1.76%) SAS EBI
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.18%) Power BI
7 2 (1.18%) PowerPivot
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.59%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (4.71%) JIRA
1 8 (4.71%) JMeter
1 8 (4.71%) Selenium
1 8 (4.71%) WebDriver
2 7 (4.12%) Cucumber
2 7 (4.12%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.18%) Subversion
4 1 (0.59%) Ant
4 1 (0.59%) Apache Buildr
4 1 (0.59%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.59%) jMock
4 1 (0.59%) JUnit
4 1 (0.59%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.59%) Maven
4 1 (0.59%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.59%) WATIR
4 1 (0.59%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.59%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 83 (48.82%) Finance
2 78 (45.88%) Banking
3 48 (28.24%) Retail Banking
4 16 (9.41%) Marketing
5 15 (8.82%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.12%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.35%) Back Office
7 4 (2.35%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.76%) Electronics
9 2 (1.18%) Advertising
9 2 (1.18%) Billing
9 2 (1.18%) Legal
10 1 (0.59%) Games
10 1 (0.59%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (25.29%) Analyst
2 22 (12.94%) Test Manager
3 19 (11.18%) Developer
4 18 (10.59%) Architect
5 14 (8.24%) Project Manager
6 12 (7.06%) Business Analyst
7 11 (6.47%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (5.88%) Consultant
9 9 (5.29%) Test Analyst
10 7 (4.12%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.12%) Process Analyst
10 7 (4.12%) Security Analyst
10 7 (4.12%) Senior Manager
11 6 (3.53%) Finance Manager
11 6 (3.53%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (3.53%) Test Engineer
12 5 (2.94%) Banking Analyst
12 5 (2.94%) Information Security Architect
12 5 (2.94%) Security Architect
12 5 (2.94%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.71%) XML
2 7 (4.12%) Kafka
3 6 (3.53%) HTML
4 4 (2.35%) CSS
4 4 (2.35%) jQuery
5 3 (1.76%) Dojo
5 3 (1.76%) DOM
5 3 (1.76%) Middleware
5 3 (1.76%) Spring
5 3 (1.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.18%) .NET
6 2 (1.18%) Ajax
6 2 (1.18%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.18%) EJB
6 2 (1.18%) HTML5
6 2 (1.18%) JSP
6 2 (1.18%) SOAP
6 2 (1.18%) XSLT
7 1 (0.59%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (4.71%) Smart Meter
2 6 (3.53%) EPoS
2 6 (3.53%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.94%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.35%) Robotics
5 3 (1.76%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.76%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (1.76%) User Experience
6 2 (1.18%) FMCG
6 2 (1.18%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.18%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.59%) CESG
7 1 (0.59%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.59%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.59%) Life Science
7 1 (0.59%) RIA
7 1 (0.59%) Social Media
7 1 (0.59%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.76%) Unix
2 2 (1.18%) AIX
3 1 (0.59%) Windows
3 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (15.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (12.94%) Test Scripting
4 20 (11.76%) Scrum
5 15 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (8.24%) Migration
7 13 (7.65%) Information Security
7 13 (7.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (7.06%) Analytics
8 12 (7.06%) E-Commerce
9 11 (6.47%) Project Management
10 10 (5.88%) Business Analysis
10 10 (5.88%) Defect Management
11 9 (5.29%) Cash Management
11 9 (5.29%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (5.29%) Process Improvement
11 9 (5.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 8 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (4.71%) Risk Management
12 8 (4.71%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.71%) SQL
2 17 (10.00%) Java
3 7 (4.12%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.35%) VBA
5 3 (1.76%) C#
5 3 (1.76%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.18%) C
6 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.18%) XPath
7 1 (0.59%) Perl
7 1 (0.59%) PHP
7 1 (0.59%) Python
7 1 (0.59%) R
7 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (6.47%) ISEB
2 9 (5.29%) CISSP
3 5 (2.94%) CISA
4 4 (2.35%) IIBA
4 4 (2.35%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.76%) CIPD
5 3 (1.76%) Degree
6 2 (1.18%) CISM
6 2 (1.18%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.18%) MCITP
6 2 (1.18%) MCPD
6 2 (1.18%) MCSA
6 2 (1.18%) MCSD
6 2 (1.18%) MCSE
6 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.59%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.12%) IFRS
1 7 (4.12%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.53%) IFRS 9
3 5 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.76%) PMO
5 1 (0.59%) Basel II
5 1 (0.59%) COREP
5 1 (0.59%) FINREP
5 1 (0.59%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.59%) QA
5 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.59%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 17 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.47%) SAP
3 8 (4.71%) IBM
4 7 (4.12%) Pega
5 6 (3.53%) Oracle
6 4 (2.35%) Teradata
6 4 (2.35%) webMethods
7 3 (1.76%) Adobe
8 2 (1.18%) ATG
8 2 (1.18%) BEA
8 2 (1.18%) Google
8 2 (1.18%) hybris
8 2 (1.18%) Software AG
9 1 (0.59%) Apple
9 1 (0.59%) Facebook
9 1 (0.59%) Tableau
9 1 (0.59%) Talend
9 1 (0.59%) Twitter
9 1 (0.59%) Unisys
9 1 (0.59%) VMware
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