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 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 5 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 22 70 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 16.54% 44.87% 45.92%
As % of the General category 52.38% 74.47% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £388 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £485 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-17.77% -
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
42 94 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 31.58% 60.26% 55.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 16
Average daily rate £338 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £23.86 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 11 (32.35%) HTML
2 10 (29.41%) Oracle
3 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
4 8 (23.53%) C#
4 8 (23.53%) .NET
4 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 7 (20.59%) Windows
5 7 (20.59%) Firmware
5 7 (20.59%) WPF
5 7 (20.59%) Oracle Retail
6 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET
7 5 (14.71%) ADO.NET
7 5 (14.71%) XML
7 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
7 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
7 5 (14.71%) Finance
7 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.71%) HTML5
7 5 (14.71%) Web Development
7 5 (14.71%) WCF
8 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
8 4 (11.76%) QA
8 4 (11.76%) Selenium
8 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.76%) Subversion
8 4 (11.76%) Document Management
8 4 (11.76%) Logistics
8 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.76%) Test Automation

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
1 3 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (8.82%) Magento
3 1 (2.94%) SAP Retail
3 1 (2.94%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) DB2
3 3 (8.82%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (5.88%) MySQL
5 1 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Subversion
1 4 (11.76%) Selenium
1 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
2 3 (8.82%) PHPUnit
3 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Business Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Tester
3 4 (11.76%) Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Firmware Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Automation Tester
4 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Applications Architect
5 2 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Project Office Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) SAP Architect
6 1 (2.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.94%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) HTML
2 8 (23.53%) .NET
3 7 (20.59%) WPF
4 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET
5 5 (14.71%) XML
5 5 (14.71%) ADO.NET
5 5 (14.71%) HTML5
5 5 (14.71%) WCF
6 3 (8.82%) RESTful
6 3 (8.82%) Flash
7 2 (5.88%) SOAP
8 1 (2.94%) jQuery
8 1 (2.94%) SAP PI
8 1 (2.94%) Entity Framework
8 1 (2.94%) REST
8 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (2.94%) Kendo UI
8 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.94%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) EPoS
3 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) RIA
4 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) UNIX
3 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
3 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
3 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
3 5 (14.71%) Web Development
4 4 (11.76%) Document Management
4 4 (11.76%) Logistics
4 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 4 (11.76%) CRM
4 4 (11.76%) Change Management
5 3 (8.82%) TDD
5 3 (8.82%) B2C
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.82%) System Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) C#
2 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 3 (8.82%) PHP
4 2 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (2.94%) ABAP
5 1 (2.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) Sitecore
3 2 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) IBM