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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 7 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Retail 24 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 17.02% 30.08% 43.37%
As % of the General category 52.17% 63.49% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Average daily rate
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£225 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.39% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £305 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £420 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £396
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £12.96 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.31% -57.50%
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
46 63 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 32.62% 47.37% 60.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 8
Average daily rate £350 £394 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £248 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 (63.27%) SQL
2 24 (48.98%) E-Commerce
3 22 (44.90%) HTML
3 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (44.90%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 21 (42.86%) DB2
4 21 (42.86%) XML
5 20 (40.82%) Flash
6 19 (38.78%) UNIX
6 19 (38.78%) Automated Testing
6 19 (38.78%) System Testing
6 19 (38.78%) DbVisualizer
7 16 (32.65%) WebSphere
8 15 (30.61%) Java
8 15 (30.61%) J2EE
9 14 (28.57%) Document Management
9 14 (28.57%) QA
9 14 (28.57%) Test Scripting
10 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (26.53%) Test Automation
10 13 (26.53%) RESTful
10 13 (26.53%) WebDriver
10 13 (26.53%) Selenium
10 13 (26.53%) TDD
10 13 (26.53%) Subversion
10 13 (26.53%) Project Management
10 13 (26.53%) Coaching
11 12 (24.49%) Change Management
12 11 (22.45%) Time Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 16 (32.65%) WebSphere
2 6 (12.24%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.04%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.08%) MS Project
2 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Magento
2 2 (4.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (42.86%) DB2
2 19 (38.78%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.08%) MySQL
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Subversion
1 13 (26.53%) Selenium
1 13 (26.53%) WebDriver
2 7 (14.29%) PHPUnit
3 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.24%) HP UFT
3 6 (12.24%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Analyst
2 15 (30.61%) Business Analyst
3 13 (26.53%) Tester
3 13 (26.53%) Automation Tester
4 9 (18.37%) Selenium Tester
5 7 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce Project Manager
7 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce Manager
8 2 (4.08%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Test Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.90%) HTML
2 21 (42.86%) XML
3 20 (40.82%) Flash
4 15 (30.61%) J2EE
5 13 (26.53%) RESTful
6 6 (12.24%) Gherkin
7 3 (6.12%) CSS
8 2 (4.08%) SOAP
8 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
8 2 (4.08%) .NET
8 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.08%) Entity Framework
8 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (4.08%) Ajax
8 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.08%) JSON
8 2 (4.08%) jQuery
8 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (4.08%) Kendo UI
8 2 (4.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (44.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.12%) PMI
3 2 (4.08%) RIA
3 2 (4.08%) FMCG
3 2 (4.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) EPoS
4 1 (2.04%) DTV
4 1 (2.04%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.04%) Animation
4 1 (2.04%) Video Editing
4 1 (2.04%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) E-Commerce
2 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (38.78%) Automated Testing
3 19 (38.78%) System Testing
4 14 (28.57%) Document Management
4 14 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 13 (26.53%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (26.53%) TDD
5 13 (26.53%) Project Management
5 13 (26.53%) Test Automation
5 13 (26.53%) Coaching
6 12 (24.49%) Change Management
7 11 (22.45%) Time Management
8 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.24%) Regression Testing
9 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2
10 4 (8.16%) CRM
10 4 (8.16%) ETL
10 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (8.16%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 31 (63.27%) SQL
2 21 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 15 (30.61%) Java
4 7 (14.29%) PHP
5 2 (4.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.04%) ISEB
3 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) IBM
2 8 (16.33%) HP
3 5 (10.20%) Oracle
4 4 (8.16%) Cognos
5 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.08%) SAP
7 1 (2.04%) Adobe
7 1 (2.04%) ATG
7 1 (2.04%) hybris
Watford, Hertfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago