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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 18 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing Retail 20 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 13.70% 3.30% 6.58%
As % of the General category 41.67% 16.28% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 4
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£675 £538 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.58% +62.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £341 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £619 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.87% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-14.44% -
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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
48 43 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 32.88% 20.28% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 4
Average daily rate £673 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £196 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £530 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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 19 (95.00%) Manufacturing
1 19 (95.00%) Change Control
2 18 (90.00%) ITIL
2 18 (90.00%) PRINCE2
2 18 (90.00%) UML
2 18 (90.00%) ISO 9000
3 17 (85.00%) Information Security
3 17 (85.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (75.00%) .NET Framework
4 15 (75.00%) ISEB
4 15 (75.00%) .NET
5 14 (70.00%) CRM
5 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (70.00%) SOA
5 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (70.00%) GIS
6 13 (65.00%) Management Information System
6 13 (65.00%) Workflow
6 13 (65.00%) Content Management
6 13 (65.00%) CMS
6 13 (65.00%) SAP
6 13 (65.00%) Web Services
7 12 (60.00%) C#
7 12 (60.00%) VB
8 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
9 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
12 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
12 2 (10.00%) SharePoint

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (65.00%) CMS
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (5.00%) NServiceBus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
General
1 19 (95.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Architect
1 19 (95.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (5.00%) IT Programme Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Software Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) .NET
1 15 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 13 (65.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) GIS
2 13 (65.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Change Control
2 18 (90.00%) ITIL
2 18 (90.00%) PRINCE2
2 18 (90.00%) UML
3 17 (85.00%) Information Security
4 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (70.00%) CRM
4 14 (70.00%) SOA
5 13 (65.00%) Workflow
5 13 (65.00%) Content Management
6 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.00%) Line Management
8 1 (5.00%) Information Management
8 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C#
1 12 (60.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) ISEB
2 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (90.00%) ISO 9000
2 17 (85.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.00%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (65.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Veeam
3 1 (5.00%) Zerto