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 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 5 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Retail 23 24 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 14.65% 26.37% 43.00%
As % of the General category 44.23% 60.00% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
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£373 £431 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.62% +15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £383 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.45% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +13.04%
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
52 40 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 33.12% 43.96% 56.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 11
Average daily rate £381 £338 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% -22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £152 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £434 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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 October 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 31 October 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 42 (73.68%) E-Commerce
2 36 (63.16%) Finance
3 32 (56.14%) Manufacturing
4 21 (36.84%) HTML
5 17 (29.82%) User Experience
6 16 (28.07%) Java
6 16 (28.07%) SQL
7 14 (24.56%) CSS
8 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
9 12 (21.05%) Photoshop
9 12 (21.05%) Degree
10 11 (19.30%) XML
11 10 (17.54%) UNIX
11 10 (17.54%) J2EE
11 10 (17.54%) Oracle
11 10 (17.54%) IBM
11 10 (17.54%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (14.04%) Time Management
13 8 (14.04%) Project Management
13 8 (14.04%) MQSeries
13 8 (14.04%) Axure RP
14 7 (12.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (12.28%) ISEB
14 7 (12.28%) B2B
14 7 (12.28%) System Testing
14 7 (12.28%) WebSphere
14 7 (12.28%) Change Management
15 6 (10.53%) Content Management
15 6 (10.53%) Marketing

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 8 (14.04%) MQSeries
2 7 (12.28%) WebSphere
3 5 (8.77%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (21.05%) Photoshop
2 10 (17.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (10.53%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (3.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Retail
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.75%) ResourceLink
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) Internet
2 3 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) DB2
1 6 (10.53%) MySQL
2 5 (8.77%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) OLAP
3 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.75%) OLTP
3 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.75%) QlikView
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Axure RP
2 5 (8.77%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (8.77%) LoadRunner
3 3 (5.26%) Ant
3 3 (5.26%) JUnit
3 3 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 3 (5.26%) Log4j
3 3 (5.26%) Subversion
3 3 (5.26%) Maven
4 1 (1.75%) ERwin
General
1 36 (63.16%) Finance
2 32 (56.14%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.53%) Marketing
4 2 (3.51%) Games
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 19 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Developer
2 8 (14.04%) Consultant
3 6 (10.53%) Designer
3 6 (10.53%) User Experience Consultant
4 5 (8.77%) Tester
5 4 (7.02%) Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Digital Designer
5 4 (7.02%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Test Manager
8 1 (1.75%) Coordinator
8 1 (1.75%) .NET Developer
8 1 (1.75%) C# Developer
8 1 (1.75%) Business Consultant
8 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.84%) HTML
2 14 (24.56%) CSS
3 11 (19.30%) XML
4 10 (17.54%) J2EE
5 6 (10.53%) SOAP
6 5 (8.77%) Flash
6 5 (8.77%) REST
7 4 (7.02%) Semantic HTML
7 4 (7.02%) JSON
7 4 (7.02%) JSTL
7 4 (7.02%) jQuery
7 4 (7.02%) Ajax
7 4 (7.02%) HTML5
7 4 (7.02%) XHTML
7 4 (7.02%) JSP
8 3 (5.26%) Servlets
8 3 (5.26%) Struts
8 3 (5.26%) Web Services
8 3 (5.26%) JMS
8 3 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.82%) User Experience
2 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) W3C
4 3 (5.26%) Web 2.0
4 3 (5.26%) EPoS
5 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) RIA
6 1 (1.75%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) UNIX
2 3 (5.26%) HPUX
2 3 (5.26%) Solaris
2 3 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (73.68%) E-Commerce
2 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.04%) Project Management
3 8 (14.04%) Time Management
4 7 (12.28%) System Testing
4 7 (12.28%) Change Management
4 7 (12.28%) B2B
5 6 (10.53%) B2C
5 6 (10.53%) Information Architecture
5 6 (10.53%) Usability Testing
5 6 (10.53%) Content Management
5 6 (10.53%) Competitor Analysis
6 5 (8.77%) Automated Testing
6 5 (8.77%) Regression Testing
7 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
7 4 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.26%) Change Control
8 3 (5.26%) OO
9 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) Java
1 16 (28.07%) SQL
2 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.26%) XPath
4 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) Degree
2 7 (12.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (12.28%) ISEB
3 3 (5.26%) Sun Certification
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Oracle
1 10 (17.54%) IBM
2 5 (8.77%) HP
3 3 (5.26%) Interwoven
3 3 (5.26%) Sun
4 1 (1.75%) Retek
4 1 (1.75%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) SAP
4 1 (1.75%) Cognos
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