The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 40 35 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 28.99% 42.68% 38.16%
As % of the General category 62.50% 72.92% 78.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
Average daily rate
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£393 £400 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £251 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £419 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.17 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.86% +1.25%
Retail
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

General Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
64 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 46.38% 58.54% 48.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 7
Average daily rate £398 £338 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% +73.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £154 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Watford region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 59 (89.39%) E-Commerce
2 44 (66.67%) Finance
3 42 (63.64%) Manufacturing
4 27 (40.91%) HTML
5 26 (39.39%) SQL
6 23 (34.85%) Java
7 19 (28.79%) JavaScript
8 18 (27.27%) User Experience
9 17 (25.76%) J2EE
9 17 (25.76%) CSS
9 17 (25.76%) IBM
10 16 (24.24%) XML
11 15 (22.73%) UNIX
11 15 (22.73%) Project Management
11 15 (22.73%) Degree
12 13 (19.70%) Time Management
12 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (19.70%) MQSeries
12 13 (19.70%) Photoshop
13 12 (18.18%) Change Management
13 12 (18.18%) WebSphere
14 11 (16.67%) Oracle
15 10 (15.15%) Adobe Illustrator
16 9 (13.64%) Content Management
16 9 (13.64%) DB2
17 8 (12.12%) MySQL
17 8 (12.12%) OO
17 8 (12.12%) SOAP
17 8 (12.12%) Internet
17 8 (12.12%) ISEB

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 (19.70%) MQSeries
2 12 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 7 (10.61%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (7.58%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Photoshop
2 10 (15.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (9.09%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Tridion
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) Internet
2 5 (7.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) DB2
2 8 (12.12%) MySQL
3 6 (9.09%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (7.58%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.58%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Axure RP
2 7 (10.61%) Subversion
2 7 (10.61%) Log4j
2 7 (10.61%) Eclipse
2 7 (10.61%) Ant
2 7 (10.61%) JUnit
3 6 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 5 (7.58%) Maven
5 2 (3.03%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 44 (66.67%) Finance
2 42 (63.64%) Manufacturing
3 6 (9.09%) Marketing
4 2 (3.03%) Games
5 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (37.88%) Analyst
2 24 (36.36%) Business Analyst
3 13 (19.70%) Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Java Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) Tester
5 6 (9.09%) Designer
5 6 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) User Experience Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Digital Designer
8 2 (3.03%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Agile Project Manager
9 1 (1.52%) Senior User Experience Designer
9 1 (1.52%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (1.52%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 1 (1.52%) Coordinator
9 1 (1.52%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (40.91%) HTML
2 17 (25.76%) J2EE
2 17 (25.76%) CSS
3 16 (24.24%) XML
4 8 (12.12%) SOAP
4 8 (12.12%) Ajax
5 7 (10.61%) REST
5 7 (10.61%) XMLBeans
5 7 (10.61%) JMS
5 7 (10.61%) XHTML
5 7 (10.61%) Struts
5 7 (10.61%) JSP
5 7 (10.61%) Servlets
5 7 (10.61%) XSLT
6 6 (9.09%) Flash
6 6 (9.09%) JSON
6 6 (9.09%) JSTL
6 6 (9.09%) jQuery
7 5 (7.58%) HTML5
7 5 (7.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (27.27%) User Experience
2 7 (10.61%) Web 2.0
3 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.58%) W3C
5 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.52%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) UNIX
2 7 (10.61%) HPUX
2 7 (10.61%) Solaris
2 7 (10.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (89.39%) E-Commerce
2 15 (22.73%) Project Management
3 13 (19.70%) Time Management
3 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (18.18%) Change Management
5 9 (13.64%) Content Management
6 8 (12.12%) OO
6 8 (12.12%) System Testing
7 7 (10.61%) B2B
8 6 (9.09%) B2C
8 6 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 6 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 6 (9.09%) Competitor Analysis
8 6 (9.09%) Usability Testing
8 6 (9.09%) Information Architecture
9 3 (4.55%) Change Control
9 3 (4.55%) Business Analysis
10 2 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (3.03%) Use Case
10 2 (3.03%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (39.39%) SQL
2 23 (34.85%) Java
3 19 (28.79%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.61%) XPath
5 2 (3.03%) Perl
5 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (22.73%) Degree
2 8 (12.12%) ISEB
2 8 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.58%) Sun Certification
4 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (25.76%) IBM
2 11 (16.67%) Oracle
3 7 (10.61%) Interwoven
4 6 (9.09%) HP
5 5 (7.58%) Sun
6 2 (3.03%) Blue Martini
6 2 (3.03%) ATG
6 2 (3.03%) Elastic Path
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.52%) Adobe
7 1 (1.52%) Retek
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