The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 60 55 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -26
Contract jobs citing Retail 9 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.17% 1.53% 3.55%
As % of the General category 5.23% 5.09% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 14
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£203 £338 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.85% -17.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £221 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £397 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.55%
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% -
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 Wales region.

General Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
172 216 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 22.31% 30.04% 39.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 141 108
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £213 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +71.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £28.50 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.10 £36.50 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.66%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Wales region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Wales region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015. 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
South Wales -4 7 £280 -14.00% 3
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 9 (56.25%) Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 3 (18.75%) MS Office
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) ISEB
5 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (12.50%) CRM
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) SAS
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) AS400
5 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 2 (12.50%) Customer Insight
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (6.25%) Data Privacy
6 1 (6.25%) Mule ESB
6 1 (6.25%) Apache Camel
6 1 (6.25%) Propensity Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
6 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
6 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Mule
6 1 (6.25%) Base SAS
6 1 (6.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 2 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) Mule ESB
2 1 (6.25%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.25%) MS Project
3 1 (6.25%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) Base SAS
2 1 (6.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (6.25%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
General
1 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 9 (56.25%) Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Project Assistant
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Camel
1 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
1 1 (6.25%) Spring
1 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) AS400
1 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.25%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) CRM
1 2 (12.50%) Project Management
1 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (12.50%) Customer Insight
1 2 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (6.25%) Data Privacy
2 1 (6.25%) Propensity Modelling
2 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
2 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) MVC
2 1 (6.25%) Scrum
2 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
2 1 (6.25%) CHAID
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft