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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 15 7 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing Retail 41 46 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 9.74% 11.17% 6.28%
As % of the General category 19.43% 21.20% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 46 21
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£433 £435 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.45% -0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £358 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £554 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -38.26%
Retail
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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
211 217 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 50.12% 52.67% 49.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 178 142
Average daily rate £425 £435 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £549 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 43 (57.33%) Finance
2 42 (56.00%) Banking
3 41 (54.67%) Retail Banking
4 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
5 19 (25.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (22.67%) E-Commerce
7 14 (18.67%) .NET
7 14 (18.67%) Change Management
8 12 (16.00%) C#
8 12 (16.00%) Target Operating Model
9 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
10 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
10 9 (12.00%) MS Project
11 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (9.33%) Internet
12 7 (9.33%) SQL
12 7 (9.33%) Online Banking
12 7 (9.33%) Change Control
12 7 (9.33%) Mobile Banking
13 6 (8.00%) PRINCE2
13 6 (8.00%) CRM
13 6 (8.00%) MVC
13 6 (8.00%) TDD
14 5 (6.67%) Information Management
14 5 (6.67%) CSS
14 5 (6.67%) Oracle
14 5 (6.67%) HTML
14 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
14 5 (6.67%) Data Modelling

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (5.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.00%) JBoss
2 3 (4.00%) Apache
2 3 (4.00%) SAS
3 1 (1.33%) CICS
3 1 (1.33%) DNN
3 1 (1.33%) Mule
3 1 (1.33%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 9 (12.00%) MS Project
2 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.33%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.33%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.33%) ERwin
2 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 43 (57.33%) Finance
2 42 (56.00%) Banking
3 41 (54.67%) Retail Banking
4 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.00%) Billing
6 2 (2.67%) Marketing
6 2 (2.67%) Electronics
6 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (28.00%) Architect
2 19 (25.33%) Analyst
3 12 (16.00%) Developer
4 10 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (12.00%) PMO Analyst
6 8 (10.67%) Project Manager
6 8 (10.67%) .NET Developer
7 7 (9.33%) Consultant
7 7 (9.33%) Programme Office Analyst
7 7 (9.33%) Designer
7 7 (9.33%) Programme Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Data Architect
8 5 (6.67%) Business Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Information Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Solutions Designer
9 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (4.00%) Digital Designer
10 3 (4.00%) UX Designer
10 3 (4.00%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.67%) .NET
2 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.67%) CSS
3 5 (6.67%) HTML
4 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (5.33%) Hibernate
4 4 (5.33%) Spring
4 4 (5.33%) RESTful
5 3 (4.00%) Ajax
5 3 (4.00%) JDBC
5 3 (4.00%) JSP
5 3 (4.00%) Servlets
5 3 (4.00%) J2EE
5 3 (4.00%) Classic ASP
5 3 (4.00%) Struts
5 3 (4.00%) JMS
5 3 (4.00%) JMX
6 2 (2.67%) HTML5
6 2 (2.67%) CSS3
7 1 (1.33%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Online Banking
1 7 (9.33%) Mobile Banking
2 5 (6.67%) Reference Data
3 4 (5.33%) Credit Risk
4 3 (4.00%) iPad
4 3 (4.00%) User Experience
4 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.33%) PMI
5 1 (1.33%) EPoS
5 1 (1.33%) Economics
5 1 (1.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.33%) Android
1 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (22.67%) E-Commerce
3 14 (18.67%) Change Management
4 12 (16.00%) Target Operating Model
5 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.33%) Change Control
6 6 (8.00%) TDD
6 6 (8.00%) MVC
6 6 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 6 (8.00%) CRM
7 5 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 5 (6.67%) Data Architecture
7 5 (6.67%) Information Architecture
7 5 (6.67%) Information Management
7 5 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 5 (6.67%) SDLC
8 4 (5.33%) ITIL
8 4 (5.33%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (5.33%) Migration
8 4 (5.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.00%) C#
2 7 (9.33%) SQL
3 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.67%) C++
5 1 (1.33%) Java
5 1 (1.33%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.33%) ISEB
3 1 (1.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
1 3 (4.00%) COREP
1 3 (4.00%) FINREP
2 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.33%) COBIT
Vendors
1 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle
3 4 (5.33%) SAP
3 4 (5.33%) Unisys
3 4 (5.33%) ICL
4 3 (4.00%) hybris
5 2 (2.67%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.67%) Adobe
6 1 (1.33%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.33%) Niku
6 1 (1.33%) IBM
6 1 (1.33%) Sencha
6 1 (1.33%) Atlassian