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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 69 57 39
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -18
Contract jobs citing Retail 5 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.77% 1.00% 2.51%
As % of the General category 3.40% 3.48% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 10
Average daily rate £390 £263 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -33.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £208 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £386 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £396
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £26.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-46.15% +77.05%
Retail
UK

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
147 201 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 22.58% 28.76% 36.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 122 125
Average daily rate £375 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
Average hourly rate £54.03 £16.25 £12.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+232.46% +28.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £11.00 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.50 £27.50 £22.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 5 £390 +48.57% 2
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (33.33%) MS Office
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Critical Success Factor
2 2 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (16.67%) Requirements Management
2 2 (16.67%) Retail Banking
2 2 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) EPoS
3 1 (8.33%) SAP SD
3 1 (8.33%) Fireworks
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (8.33%) SAP

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
1 4 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (8.33%) Fireworks
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Retail
1 1 (8.33%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Business Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Logistics Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) SAP MM Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) SAP SD Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) SAP SD/MM Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) CSS3
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) EPoS
2 1 (8.33%) Informatics
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Critical Success Factor
2 2 (16.67%) Requirements Management
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) Line Management
3 1 (8.33%) Logistics
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (8.33%) Typography
3 1 (8.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) SAP