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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 21 13 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Retail 9 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.42% 8.93% 1.75%
As % of the General category 13.85% 28.57% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Average daily rate
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£345 £413 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £347 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £443 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £396
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £8.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £12.96 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.31% -57.50%
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
65 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 39.16% 31.25% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 22 12
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £292 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £405 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.35 £22.00 £16.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Stoke-on-Trent -4 2 £295 -10.60% 2
Burton-upon-Trent -6 1 - -
Retail
West Midlands

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Games
2 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 6 (28.57%) SDLC
3 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
4 4 (19.05%) Symbian
4 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Android
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 3 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (14.29%) Content Management
5 3 (14.29%) jQuery
5 3 (14.29%) HTML5
5 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 3 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (14.29%) Sass
5 3 (14.29%) Process Architecture
5 3 (14.29%) CSS3
5 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 3 (14.29%) Six Sigma
5 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) .NET
5 3 (14.29%) Photoshop

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Photoshop
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 3 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Ant
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.76%) Billing
3 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Designer
2 4 (19.05%) Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Software Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Web Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Process Designer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Software Development Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Development Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Process Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Designer
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) CSS
1 3 (14.29%) jQuery
1 3 (14.29%) HTML5
1 3 (14.29%) CSS3
1 3 (14.29%) Sass
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) WinForms
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) EPoS
4 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.76%) IVR
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Android
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) SDLC
2 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
3 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
4 3 (14.29%) Process Architecture
4 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 3 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Content Management
4 3 (14.29%) Six Sigma
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) C++
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Symbian
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Google