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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 9 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 13 45 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 11.02% 41.28% 43.75%
As % of the General category 32.50% 68.18% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £450 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +16.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £410 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £540 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +47.61%
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
40 66 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 33.90% 60.55% 61.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 18
Average daily rate £378 £400 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £540 £643
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 14 (37.84%) E-Commerce
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 12 (32.43%) HTML
3 10 (27.03%) Oracle
3 10 (27.03%) Photoshop
3 10 (27.03%) User Experience
4 9 (24.32%) Manufacturing
5 8 (21.62%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (18.92%) HTML5
6 7 (18.92%) Axure RP
6 7 (18.92%) Oracle Retail
7 6 (16.22%) WPF
7 6 (16.22%) C#
7 6 (16.22%) B2C
7 6 (16.22%) Firmware
7 6 (16.22%) .NET
7 6 (16.22%) CSS
7 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
7 6 (16.22%) Windows
8 5 (13.51%) B2B
8 5 (13.51%) Usability Testing
8 5 (13.51%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (13.51%) Information Architecture
8 5 (13.51%) Competitor Analysis
8 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
9 4 (10.81%) WCF
9 4 (10.81%) EPoS
9 4 (10.81%) ADO.NET
9 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
10 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
1 1 (2.70%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Photoshop
2 8 (21.62%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (13.51%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (5.41%) MS Office
5 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
5 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.70%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.70%) SAP Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) OLAP
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) OLTP
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (2.70%) Pentaho
2 1 (2.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.70%) Ant
2 1 (2.70%) JUnit
2 1 (2.70%) Log4j
2 1 (2.70%) ERwin
2 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.70%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) Maven
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 9 (24.32%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.11%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Business Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Designer
4 5 (13.51%) User Experience Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Firmware Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Digital Designer
7 2 (5.41%) Applications Architect
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.70%) SAP Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Chief Architect
8 1 (2.70%) ABAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) HTML
2 7 (18.92%) HTML5
3 6 (16.22%) WPF
3 6 (16.22%) .NET
3 6 (16.22%) CSS
4 4 (10.81%) WCF
4 4 (10.81%) ADO.NET
4 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.70%) J2EE
5 1 (2.70%) Servlets
5 1 (2.70%) SOAP
5 1 (2.70%) Struts
5 1 (2.70%) Web Services
5 1 (2.70%) XML
5 1 (2.70%) XSLT
5 1 (2.70%) JMS
5 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.70%) Middleware
5 1 (2.70%) Ajax
5 1 (2.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) User Experience
2 4 (10.81%) EPoS
3 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) HPUX
2 1 (2.70%) Solaris
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) E-Commerce
2 6 (16.22%) B2C
3 5 (13.51%) B2B
3 5 (13.51%) Usability Testing
3 5 (13.51%) Information Architecture
3 5 (13.51%) Competitor Analysis
3 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
4 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
4 3 (8.11%) Web Development
4 3 (8.11%) Content Management
4 3 (8.11%) Use Case
5 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.41%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
6 1 (2.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) C#
2 1 (2.70%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) ABAP
2 1 (2.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) Sitecore
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) Cognos
3 1 (2.70%) Sun
3 1 (2.70%) Interwoven
3 1 (2.70%) IBM