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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 8 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 28 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 17.72% 28.57% 30.12%
As % of the General category 65.12% 57.78% 69.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 2
Average daily rate
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£340 £388 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £242 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £405 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £31.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-47.20% +13.63%
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
43 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 27.22% 49.45% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 4
Average daily rate £370 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £190 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £413 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.86 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -8.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 23 (46.00%) HTML
2 21 (42.00%) SQL
3 20 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (32.00%) XML
5 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 15 (30.00%) DB2
5 15 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (28.00%) Java
6 14 (28.00%) UNIX
6 14 (28.00%) Flash
7 13 (26.00%) J2EE
7 13 (26.00%) Automated Testing
7 13 (26.00%) WebSphere
7 13 (26.00%) System Testing
7 13 (26.00%) DbVisualizer
8 12 (24.00%) Oracle
9 11 (22.00%) Project Management
9 11 (22.00%) QA
9 11 (22.00%) Selenium
9 11 (22.00%) Test Scripting
9 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
9 11 (22.00%) WebDriver
9 11 (22.00%) Subversion
9 11 (22.00%) Document Management
10 10 (20.00%) TDD
10 10 (20.00%) RESTful
10 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (20.00%) Time Management
10 10 (20.00%) Change Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 13 (26.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.00%) MS Project
2 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (8.00%) Magento
3 1 (2.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.00%) DB2
2 13 (26.00%) DbVisualizer
3 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.00%) MySQL
4 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Subversion
1 11 (22.00%) Selenium
1 11 (22.00%) WebDriver
2 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.00%) PHPUnit
4 3 (6.00%) HP UFT
4 3 (6.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Analyst
2 14 (28.00%) Business Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Tester
4 10 (20.00%) Automation Tester
5 6 (12.00%) Selenium Tester
6 5 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 5 (10.00%) Test Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Test Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Firmware Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce Manager
7 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce Project Manager
8 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.00%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Test Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.00%) HTML
2 16 (32.00%) XML
3 14 (28.00%) Flash
4 13 (26.00%) J2EE
5 10 (20.00%) RESTful
6 9 (18.00%) .NET
7 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET
7 7 (14.00%) WPF
8 6 (12.00%) Gherkin
9 5 (10.00%) WCF
9 5 (10.00%) HTML5
9 5 (10.00%) ADO.NET
10 3 (6.00%) CSS
10 3 (6.00%) SOAP
11 2 (4.00%) Entity Framework
11 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (4.00%) jQuery
11 2 (4.00%) Ajax
11 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
11 2 (4.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) PMI
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) RIA
4 2 (4.00%) FMCG
4 2 (4.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) EPoS
5 1 (2.00%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.00%) Animation
5 1 (2.00%) Video Editing
5 1 (2.00%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) UNIX
2 7 (14.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.00%) Automated Testing
2 13 (26.00%) System Testing
3 11 (22.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (22.00%) Document Management
3 11 (22.00%) Project Management
3 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (20.00%) Coaching
4 10 (20.00%) Change Management
4 10 (20.00%) TDD
4 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (20.00%) Time Management
5 7 (14.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (12.00%) PRINCE2
7 5 (10.00%) Logistics
8 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.00%) CRM
8 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) SQL
2 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (28.00%) Java
4 9 (18.00%) C#
5 4 (8.00%) PHP
6 1 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (6.00%) ISEB
4 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Oracle
2 7 (14.00%) IBM
3 4 (8.00%) HP
4 3 (6.00%) Cognos
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.00%) Adobe
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
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