The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 28 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 Staffordshire 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 15 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.00% - 1.49%
As % of the General category 22.22% - 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£371 - £463
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 - £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-38.26% +12.50%
General Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
27 23 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 22.50% 19.83% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 19
Average daily rate £323 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £563 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.69 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -42.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Retail
West Midlands

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Staffordshire region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Staffordshire region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £330 - 4
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Retail
West Midlands

Retail
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (20.00%) Back Office
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (20.00%) WCF
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Retek

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Software Development Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Development Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
1 2 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Refactoring
2 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (20.00%) Use Case
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Retek