The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 21 - 10
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 6 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 6.52% - 11.86%
As % of the General category 46.15% - 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 5
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£450 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -38.26%
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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 Taunton region.

General Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
13 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 14.13% 15.79% 33.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 7
Average daily rate £425 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £309 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £435 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 12 (92.31%) UML
1 12 (92.31%) Manufacturing
2 11 (84.62%) ISO 9000
2 11 (84.62%) ITIL
2 11 (84.62%) PRINCE2
2 11 (84.62%) Change Control
3 10 (76.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (76.92%) .NET Framework
3 10 (76.92%) .NET
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 10 (76.92%) SOA
3 10 (76.92%) Information Security
3 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (69.23%) Content Management
4 9 (69.23%) CMS
4 9 (69.23%) GIS
4 9 (69.23%) Management Information System
4 9 (69.23%) CRM
4 9 (69.23%) ISEB
4 9 (69.23%) SAP
4 9 (69.23%) Web Services
5 8 (61.54%) C#
5 8 (61.54%) VB
5 8 (61.54%) Workflow
6 4 (30.77%) ArchiMate
7 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) Change Management
8 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
8 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 9 (69.23%) CMS
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (7.69%) NServiceBus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
General
1 12 (92.31%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Architect
2 11 (84.62%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) IT Programme Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Software Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
1 10 (76.92%) .NET Framework
2 9 (69.23%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) GIS
1 9 (69.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) UML
2 11 (84.62%) ITIL
2 11 (84.62%) PRINCE2
2 11 (84.62%) Change Control
3 10 (76.92%) Information Security
3 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (76.92%) SOA
4 9 (69.23%) CRM
4 9 (69.23%) Content Management
5 8 (61.54%) Workflow
6 4 (30.77%) ArchiMate
7 3 (23.08%) Change Management
8 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (7.69%) Line Management
9 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 1 (7.69%) Information Management
9 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
1 8 (61.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (84.62%) ISO 9000
2 10 (76.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Veeam
3 1 (7.69%) Zerto