The first table below looks at the demand for Retail-J skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail-J over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
MICROS Retail-J
Rank - - 589
Contract jobs citing Retail-J 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.003%
As % of the Business Applications category - - 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4949 4606 5346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.32% 9.06% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2529 2361 2550
Average daily rate £433 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £438
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 77 56
Average hourly rate £31.50 £32.79 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.93% -11.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £53.92 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.00%

Retail-J
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail-J within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Retail-J Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Retail-J
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail-J within the UK.

Retail-J Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Retail-J
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail-J within the UK.

Retail-J Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Retail-J
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail-J within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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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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
Burnley - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
England - - - -
East of England - - - -

Retail-J
Top 21 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Retail-J 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-J.

1 4 (100.00%) Retail
2 3 (75.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) EPoS
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) VBScript
4 1 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared

Retail-J
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Retail-J 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-J. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (25.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) HP