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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 8 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 27 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 16.98% 36.78% 26.76%
As % of the General category 54.00% 66.67% 73.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 5
Average daily rate
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£395 £400 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -7.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £269 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £630
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 £17.25 £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-65.50% +122.22%
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
50 48 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 31.45% 55.17% 36.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 7
Average daily rate £375 £363 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £190 £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £413 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.86 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-6.00% -3.84%

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 June 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 June 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 20 (46.51%) HTML
2 19 (44.19%) E-Commerce
2 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (39.53%) SQL
4 14 (32.56%) XML
5 13 (30.23%) JavaScript
5 13 (30.23%) DB2
5 13 (30.23%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (27.91%) Oracle
6 12 (27.91%) Java
6 12 (27.91%) UNIX
7 11 (25.58%) Flash
7 11 (25.58%) J2EE
7 11 (25.58%) DbVisualizer
7 11 (25.58%) Automated Testing
7 11 (25.58%) WebSphere
7 11 (25.58%) System Testing
8 9 (20.93%) Time Management
8 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
8 9 (20.93%) QA
8 9 (20.93%) Selenium
8 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
8 9 (20.93%) WebDriver
8 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
8 9 (20.93%) C#
8 9 (20.93%) .NET
8 9 (20.93%) Project Management
8 9 (20.93%) Subversion
8 9 (20.93%) Document Management
8 9 (20.93%) Change Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 11 (25.58%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.98%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (9.30%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) DB2
2 11 (25.58%) DbVisualizer
3 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.98%) MySQL
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Selenium
1 9 (20.93%) WebDriver
1 9 (20.93%) Subversion
2 4 (9.30%) Cucumber
2 4 (9.30%) PHPUnit
3 3 (6.98%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Analyst
2 15 (34.88%) Business Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Tester
4 8 (18.60%) Automation Tester
5 5 (11.63%) Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Test Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
6 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Test Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
6 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce Project Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Firmware Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Project Office Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) HTML
2 14 (32.56%) XML
3 11 (25.58%) Flash
3 11 (25.58%) J2EE
4 9 (20.93%) .NET
5 8 (18.60%) RESTful
6 7 (16.28%) WPF
6 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
7 5 (11.63%) HTML5
7 5 (11.63%) WCF
7 5 (11.63%) ADO.NET
8 4 (9.30%) Gherkin
9 3 (6.98%) SOAP
10 2 (4.65%) CSS
10 2 (4.65%) Ajax
10 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
10 2 (4.65%) JSON
10 2 (4.65%) jQuery
10 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) PMI
3 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.65%) RIA
4 2 (4.65%) User Experience
5 1 (2.33%) BYOD
5 1 (2.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) UNIX
2 7 (16.28%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) E-Commerce
1 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.58%) Automated Testing
2 11 (25.58%) System Testing
3 9 (20.93%) Time Management
3 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
3 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
3 9 (20.93%) Project Management
3 9 (20.93%) Document Management
3 9 (20.93%) Change Management
4 8 (18.60%) TDD
4 8 (18.60%) Coaching
4 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (13.95%) Waterfall
6 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
6 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
6 5 (11.63%) CRM
6 5 (11.63%) Logistics
7 4 (9.30%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) SQL
2 13 (30.23%) JavaScript
3 12 (27.91%) Java
4 9 (20.93%) C#
5 4 (9.30%) PHP
6 1 (2.33%) XPath
6 1 (2.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) PMI Certification
3 3 (6.98%) ISEB
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Oracle
2 7 (16.28%) IBM
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) HP
4 2 (4.65%) SAP
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