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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 1 9 2
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Retail 37 13 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 38.95% 12.15% 43.09%
As % of the General category 72.55% 38.24% 69.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 10
Average daily rate £450 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £243 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £406 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £396
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +56.62%
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
51 34 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 53.68% 31.78% 61.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 27
Average daily rate £400 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £243 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £720 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.86 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.21% +15.55%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 23 (38.33%) HTML
1 23 (38.33%) JavaScript
2 19 (31.67%) E-Commerce
3 18 (30.00%) JDA
3 18 (30.00%) SQL
4 15 (25.00%) DB2
4 15 (25.00%) XML
4 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (23.33%) Automated Testing
5 14 (23.33%) Unix
6 13 (21.67%) Change Management
6 13 (21.67%) Selenium
7 12 (20.00%) QA
7 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 12 (20.00%) WebDriver
8 11 (18.33%) Coaching
8 11 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (18.33%) Magento
8 11 (18.33%) TDD
8 11 (18.33%) Subversion
9 10 (16.67%) Document Management
9 10 (16.67%) System Testing
9 10 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 10 (16.67%) Flash
9 10 (16.67%) BDD
9 10 (16.67%) RESTful
9 10 (16.67%) DbVisualizer
10 9 (15.00%) PHPUnit

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.67%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.67%) CMS
3 1 (1.67%) Commerce Server
3 1 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 11 (18.33%) Magento
2 1 (1.67%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.67%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.67%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) DB2
2 10 (16.67%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Selenium
2 12 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 11 (18.33%) Subversion
4 9 (15.00%) PHPUnit
5 5 (8.33%) Appium
5 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 4 (6.67%) HP UFT
6 4 (6.67%) LoadRunner
7 3 (5.00%) JIRA
7 3 (5.00%) Protractor
8 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.67%) Maven
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Automotive
4 1 (1.67%) Billing
4 1 (1.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Analyst
2 14 (23.33%) Business Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) Automation Tester
3 12 (20.00%) Tester
4 11 (18.33%) Selenium Tester
5 10 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 10 (16.67%) Web Tester
6 9 (15.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 9 (15.00%) Retail Business Analyst
7 8 (13.33%) Developer
8 7 (11.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 7 (11.67%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (10.00%) HTML CSS Developer
9 6 (10.00%) HTML Developer
9 6 (10.00%) JSP Developer
9 6 (10.00%) Senior Manager
9 6 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
10 5 (8.33%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
10 5 (8.33%) Technical Leader
10 5 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (38.33%) HTML
2 15 (25.00%) XML
3 10 (16.67%) Flash
3 10 (16.67%) RESTful
4 8 (13.33%) CSS
5 7 (11.67%) Ajax
5 7 (11.67%) J2EE
5 7 (11.67%) jQuery
5 7 (11.67%) JSON
5 7 (11.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (10.00%) Behat
6 6 (10.00%) CSS3
6 6 (10.00%) HTML5
6 6 (10.00%) LESS
6 6 (10.00%) Sass
7 3 (5.00%) Gherkin
8 2 (3.33%) .NET
8 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) FMCG
3 2 (3.33%) User Experience
4 1 (1.67%) EPoS
4 1 (1.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) Unix
2 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.67%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) E-Commerce
2 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.33%) Automated Testing
4 13 (21.67%) Change Management
5 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 11 (18.33%) Coaching
6 11 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (18.33%) TDD
7 10 (16.67%) BDD
7 10 (16.67%) Document Management
7 10 (16.67%) System Testing
7 10 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 7 (11.67%) Front End Development
8 7 (11.67%) Project Management
8 7 (11.67%) Risk Management
9 6 (10.00%) OO
10 5 (8.33%) Re-Platforming
10 5 (8.33%) User Stories
11 4 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.33%) JavaScript
2 18 (30.00%) SQL
3 9 (15.00%) PHP
4 8 (13.33%) Java
5 2 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (1.67%) CCNP
1 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) JDA
2 5 (8.33%) IBM
2 5 (8.33%) SAP
3 4 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (1.67%) ATG
5 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) F5
5 1 (1.67%) hybris
5 1 (1.67%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.67%) Sitecore