The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 10 19 8
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing Retail 39 21 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 9.11% 6.52% 11.94%
As % of the General category 18.31% 13.64% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 21 44
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£435 £440 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +26.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £351 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-23.79% +1.25%
Retail
Wiltshire

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

General Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
213 154 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 49.77% 47.83% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 121 167
Average daily rate £435 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £315 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -27.19%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 78 (88.64%) Banking
1 78 (88.64%) Retail Banking
2 71 (80.68%) Finance
3 26 (29.55%) Change Management
4 24 (27.27%) MS Project
4 24 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 22 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (14.77%) Change Control
7 12 (13.64%) SAP
8 9 (10.23%) PRINCE2
8 9 (10.23%) UML
8 9 (10.23%) Unisys
9 8 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
10 7 (7.95%) ICL
11 6 (6.82%) Business Analysis
11 6 (6.82%) Lean Six Sigma
11 6 (6.82%) Six Sigma
11 6 (6.82%) MS Visio
11 6 (6.82%) Data Security
11 6 (6.82%) Business Transformation
12 5 (5.68%) Internet
12 5 (5.68%) GAP Analysis
12 5 (5.68%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (5.68%) Online Banking
12 5 (5.68%) Project Planning
13 4 (4.55%) WebSphere
13 4 (4.55%) Release Management
13 4 (4.55%) SWIFT
13 4 (4.55%) HP Quality Center

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 4 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.27%) CMS
4 1 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (27.27%) MS Project
2 6 (6.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) Internet
2 1 (1.14%) Firewall
2 1 (1.14%) Network Security
2 1 (1.14%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Rational Rose
General
1 78 (88.64%) Banking
1 78 (88.64%) Retail Banking
2 71 (80.68%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Back Office
4 2 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (39.77%) Analyst
2 19 (21.59%) Architect
3 15 (17.05%) PMO Analyst
4 14 (15.91%) Business Analyst
5 13 (14.77%) Designer
5 13 (14.77%) Programme Office Analyst
5 13 (14.77%) Programme Analyst
6 12 (13.64%) Project Manager
6 12 (13.64%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (11.36%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (11.36%) Senior Business Analyst
8 9 (10.23%) Solutions Designer
9 6 (6.82%) Test Analyst
10 5 (5.68%) Test Manager
11 4 (4.55%) Consultant
11 4 (4.55%) Administrator
11 4 (4.55%) Web Designer
11 4 (4.55%) Programme Administrator
11 4 (4.55%) Programme Office Administrator
11 4 (4.55%) PMO Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) HTML
1 2 (2.27%) CSS
1 2 (2.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
2 5 (5.68%) Online Banking
3 4 (4.55%) APACS
3 4 (4.55%) Mobile Payment
3 4 (4.55%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.27%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.14%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.14%) Windows
1 1 (1.14%) AIX
1 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) Change Management
2 22 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (14.77%) Change Control
4 9 (10.23%) PRINCE2
4 9 (10.23%) UML
5 6 (6.82%) Six Sigma
5 6 (6.82%) Data Security
5 6 (6.82%) Business Analysis
5 6 (6.82%) Lean Six Sigma
5 6 (6.82%) Business Transformation
6 5 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (5.68%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (5.68%) Project Planning
6 5 (5.68%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (4.55%) Process Management
7 4 (4.55%) Release Management
8 3 (3.41%) Data Migration
8 3 (3.41%) Data Architecture
8 3 (3.41%) ITIL
8 3 (3.41%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.41%) SQL
2 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.14%) PMP
2 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
1 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.27%) FATCA
2 1 (1.14%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.64%) SAP
3 9 (10.23%) Unisys
4 7 (7.95%) ICL
5 4 (4.55%) HP
6 3 (3.41%) Cisco
6 3 (3.41%) IBM
6 3 (3.41%) Niku
7 2 (2.27%) VMware
7 2 (2.27%) Cognos
7 2 (2.27%) EMC
7 2 (2.27%) Citrix
7 2 (2.27%) Hyperion
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