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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 13 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing Retail 10 29 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 7.35% 30.85% 38.10%
As % of the General category 26.32% 63.04% 68.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £438 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £450 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £14.13 £6.50
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +117.30%
Retail
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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
38 46 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 27.94% 48.94% 55.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 15
Average daily rate £400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 34 (68.00%) E-Commerce
2 29 (58.00%) Finance
3 24 (48.00%) Manufacturing
4 18 (36.00%) HTML
5 16 (32.00%) User Experience
6 13 (26.00%) CSS
7 12 (24.00%) Photoshop
8 11 (22.00%) Java
8 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
8 11 (22.00%) SQL
9 10 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (20.00%) Degree
10 9 (18.00%) Oracle
10 9 (18.00%) XML
11 8 (16.00%) UNIX
11 8 (16.00%) Axure RP
12 7 (14.00%) MQSeries
12 7 (14.00%) J2EE
12 7 (14.00%) B2B
12 7 (14.00%) IBM
13 6 (12.00%) B2C
13 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (12.00%) Content Management
13 6 (12.00%) Competitor Analysis
13 6 (12.00%) Marketing
13 6 (12.00%) Usability Testing
13 6 (12.00%) Information Architecture
13 6 (12.00%) OmniGraffle
14 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (14.00%) MQSeries
2 4 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.00%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (6.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Photoshop
2 10 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (12.00%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Retail
1 1 (2.00%) ResourceLink
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) Internet
2 3 (6.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) MySQL
1 5 (10.00%) DB2
2 4 (8.00%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (2.00%) Pentaho
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (2.00%) QlikView
3 1 (2.00%) OLTP
3 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.00%) OLAP
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Axure RP
2 4 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (8.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (6.00%) Log4j
3 3 (6.00%) Subversion
3 3 (6.00%) Maven
3 3 (6.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.00%) Ant
3 3 (6.00%) JUnit
4 1 (2.00%) ERwin
General
1 29 (58.00%) Finance
2 24 (48.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (12.00%) Marketing
4 2 (4.00%) Games
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Business Analyst
1 15 (30.00%) Analyst
2 8 (16.00%) Consultant
3 7 (14.00%) Developer
4 6 (12.00%) User Experience Consultant
4 6 (12.00%) Designer
5 5 (10.00%) Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Tester
6 4 (8.00%) Digital Designer
7 3 (6.00%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Applications Architect
9 1 (2.00%) Senior UX Designer
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Designer
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Architect
9 1 (2.00%) UX Designer
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.00%) HTML
2 13 (26.00%) CSS
3 9 (18.00%) XML
4 7 (14.00%) J2EE
5 5 (10.00%) SOAP
6 4 (8.00%) Flash
6 4 (8.00%) jQuery
6 4 (8.00%) JSON
6 4 (8.00%) Ajax
6 4 (8.00%) REST
6 4 (8.00%) HTML5
7 3 (6.00%) Semantic HTML
7 3 (6.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (6.00%) Spring
7 3 (6.00%) XMLBeans
7 3 (6.00%) JSTL
7 3 (6.00%) JMS
7 3 (6.00%) XHTML
7 3 (6.00%) XSLT
7 3 (6.00%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) User Experience
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) EPoS
4 3 (6.00%) Web 2.0
4 3 (6.00%) W3C
5 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) UNIX
2 3 (6.00%) HPUX
2 3 (6.00%) Solaris
2 3 (6.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (68.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (14.00%) B2B
3 6 (12.00%) B2C
3 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.00%) Content Management
3 6 (12.00%) Competitor Analysis
3 6 (12.00%) Usability Testing
3 6 (12.00%) Information Architecture
4 5 (10.00%) System Testing
5 4 (8.00%) Project Management
5 4 (8.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (8.00%) Change Management
5 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Web Development
6 3 (6.00%) Time Management
6 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.00%) OO
7 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) Java
1 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) XPath
3 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Degree
2 5 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (10.00%) ISEB
3 3 (6.00%) Sun Certification
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle
2 7 (14.00%) IBM
3 4 (8.00%) HP
4 3 (6.00%) Interwoven
4 3 (6.00%) Sun
5 2 (4.00%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.00%) Retek
6 1 (2.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.00%) Cognos