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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 3 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Retail 19 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 18.45% 35.71% 10.94%
As % of the General category 38.78% 66.04% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 10
Median daily rate £438 £450 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £345 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
- -16.26%

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
49 53 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 47.57% 54.08% 33.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 18
Median daily rate £463 £400 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £11.33 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.42% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Retail.

1 19 (41.30%) E-Commerce
2 15 (32.61%) Finance
3 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.26%) SQL
4 12 (26.09%) Change Management
4 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (21.74%) Supplier Management
6 9 (19.57%) Project Management
6 9 (19.57%) SharePoint
6 9 (19.57%) WebSphere
7 8 (17.39%) Java
7 8 (17.39%) Time Management
8 7 (15.22%) HTML
8 7 (15.22%) Oracle
8 7 (15.22%) PRINCE2
9 6 (13.04%) XML
9 6 (13.04%) MS Project
9 6 (13.04%) MS Office
9 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
9 6 (13.04%) J2EE
9 6 (13.04%) IBM
9 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (13.04%) Configuration Management
9 6 (13.04%) JIRA
9 6 (13.04%) Selenium
9 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
9 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
9 6 (13.04%) Cucumber
10 5 (10.87%) SoapUI

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (19.57%) SharePoint
1 9 (19.57%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.70%) Apache
3 3 (6.52%) IIS
3 3 (6.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.17%) Confluence
4 1 (2.17%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Office
1 6 (13.04%) MS Project
2 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Magento
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.35%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.17%) CloudFront
3 1 (2.17%) Google Drive
3 1 (2.17%) IaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.17%) PaaS
3 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
1 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) DB2
1 5 (10.87%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.17%) DataStage
3 1 (2.17%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Cucumber
1 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 6 (13.04%) JIRA
1 6 (13.04%) Selenium
2 5 (10.87%) Appium
2 5 (10.87%) SoapUI
2 5 (10.87%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.35%) Subversion
4 1 (2.17%) Ant
4 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Analyst
2 10 (21.74%) Business Analyst
2 10 (21.74%) Project Manager
3 6 (13.04%) Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Automation Tester
4 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce Manager
4 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce Programme Manager
4 5 (10.87%) Java Automation Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Programme Manager
4 5 (10.87%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (8.70%) Architect
5 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Process Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.52%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Developer
6 3 (6.52%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) HTML
2 6 (13.04%) J2EE
2 6 (13.04%) XML
3 5 (10.87%) Gherkin
3 5 (10.87%) Web Services
4 3 (6.52%) Spring
5 2 (4.35%) CSS
5 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.17%) Ajax
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (2.17%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.17%) jQuery
6 1 (2.17%) JSON
6 1 (2.17%) Kendo UI
6 1 (2.17%) Middleware
6 1 (2.17%) MSMQ
6 1 (2.17%) SOAP
6 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) EPoS
4 1 (2.17%) Blog
4 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) RIA
4 1 (2.17%) Social Media
4 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) E-Commerce
2 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (26.09%) Change Management
4 10 (21.74%) Supplier Management
5 9 (19.57%) Project Management
6 8 (17.39%) Time Management
7 7 (15.22%) PRINCE2
8 6 (13.04%) Configuration Management
8 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Coaching
9 5 (10.87%) Document Management
9 5 (10.87%) Programme Management
9 5 (10.87%) Risk Management
9 5 (10.87%) System Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
10 4 (8.70%) Change Control
10 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) SQL
2 8 (17.39%) Java
3 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.17%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) IBM
3 5 (10.87%) hybris
4 4 (8.70%) HP
4 4 (8.70%) SAP
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.52%) NGA Human Resources
6 1 (2.17%) Google
6 1 (2.17%) JDA
6 1 (2.17%) Workday