The 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 26 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 2 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.42% 2.17% 6.21%
As % of the General category 7.41% 7.50% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
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£275 £290 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -23.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £6.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+61.29% -
Retail
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

General Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
27 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.15% 28.99% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 9
Average daily rate £400 £325 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +3.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £404 £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £6.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +284.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%

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 2 March 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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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
Stafford - - - - 2
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Tamworth - - - - 1
Retail
West Midlands

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) WinForms
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Magento
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) Kindle
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Insight
2 1 (20.00%) NancyFx
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Development Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Software Development Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Siebel Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) WinForms
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) NancyFx
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) CRM
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
1 1 (20.00%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Siebel
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