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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 26 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 10 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.39% 3.03% 6.82%
As % of the General category 17.24% 11.11% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Average daily rate
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£438 - £220
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 - £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 - £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £8.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-30.15% +40.00%
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
58 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 25.44% 27.27% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 18
Average daily rate £444 £325 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.53% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £17.03 £19.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.65% -11.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.63 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £32.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -1.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 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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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 £373 - 2
Stafford - 2 £481 - 1
Retail
West Midlands

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) Games
3 3 (30.00%) WinForms
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) Android
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (20.00%) Symbian
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) VB

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Team Leader
1 3 (30.00%) Development Team Leader
1 3 (30.00%) Software Development Team Leader
1 3 (30.00%) Software Team Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (30.00%) WinForms
3 1 (10.00%) Ajax
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) WCF
3 1 (10.00%) WPF
3 1 (10.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) NancyFx
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (20.00%) Open Source
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
2 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Symbian