The first 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 31 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 terms in our General category for the Wales region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 50 37 22
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -15
Contract jobs citing Retail 17 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.28% 3.03% 4.94%
As % of the General category 7.42% 8.67% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 30
Average daily rate
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£500 £380 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -5.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £284 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-49.49% +37.50%
General Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
229 196 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 30.66% 34.94% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 133 149
Average daily rate £390 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £10.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £10.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Retail
UK

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 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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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 -14 17 £500 +31.57% 8
West Wales - - - -
Retail
UK

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 15 (71.43%) Finance
2 10 (47.62%) Banking
3 8 (38.10%) Retail Banking
4 7 (33.33%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (23.81%) Project Management
7 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
7 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 4 (19.05%) Logistics
8 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
8 3 (14.29%) C#
8 3 (14.29%) HTML
8 3 (14.29%) CSS
8 3 (14.29%) .NET
9 2 (9.52%) Internet
9 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
9 2 (9.52%) Data Mining
9 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
9 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
9 2 (9.52%) XHTML
9 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
9 2 (9.52%) WinForms
9 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
9 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
9 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (9.52%) Web Development
9 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 1 (4.76%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (71.43%) Finance
2 10 (47.62%) Banking
3 8 (38.10%) Retail Banking
4 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.76%) Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Business Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.76%) DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) XHTML
2 2 (9.52%) WinForms
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) WCF
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) HTML5
3 1 (4.76%) CSS3
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) IPTV
2 1 (4.76%) FMCG
2 1 (4.76%) Open Source
2 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
3 4 (19.05%) Logistics
4 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Web Development
4 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.76%) Database Tuning
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.76%) Use Case
5 1 (4.76%) Test Management
5 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.76%) ERP
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) UML
5 1 (4.76%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) MCSD
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) APMP
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Teradata