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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 1 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 26 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 20.00% 15.82% 39.13%
As % of the General category 48.15% 52.08% 67.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 13
Median daily rate £450 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £278 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.13 £22.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year
-40.34% -46.01%
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
54 48 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 41.54% 30.38% 57.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 22 28
Median daily rate £400 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £223 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £420 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £23.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.06 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -4.00%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 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 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Retail.

1 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.07%) JavaScript
3 19 (33.93%) HTML
3 19 (33.93%) XML
4 17 (30.36%) E-Commerce
5 15 (26.79%) Java
5 15 (26.79%) SQL
6 13 (23.21%) DB2
6 13 (23.21%) Selenium
6 13 (23.21%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (21.43%) QA
7 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 12 (21.43%) WebDriver
8 11 (19.64%) Unix
8 11 (19.64%) Subversion
8 11 (19.64%) Automated Testing
8 11 (19.64%) Magento
8 11 (19.64%) Coaching
9 10 (17.86%) RESTful
9 10 (17.86%) Test Scripting
9 10 (17.86%) Document Management
9 10 (17.86%) J2EE
10 9 (16.07%) Finance
10 9 (16.07%) BDD
11 8 (14.29%) Behat
11 8 (14.29%) PHPUnit
11 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
11 8 (14.29%) User Stories
11 8 (14.29%) TDD

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.14%) JBoss
2 3 (5.36%) CMS
3 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.79%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Magento
2 1 (1.79%) Lawson
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) DB2
2 5 (8.93%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.57%) DataStage
4 2 (3.57%) MySQL
4 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.79%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Selenium
2 12 (21.43%) WebDriver
3 11 (19.64%) Subversion
4 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 8 (14.29%) PHPUnit
5 7 (12.50%) Appium
6 5 (8.93%) Cucumber
7 4 (7.14%) JIRA
7 4 (7.14%) Protractor
8 3 (5.36%) Maven
9 2 (3.57%) Ant
9 2 (3.57%) JUnit
10 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.79%) Xcode
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Automotive
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Automation Tester
1 12 (21.43%) Tester
2 11 (19.64%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 11 (19.64%) Selenium Tester
3 10 (17.86%) Project Manager
4 8 (14.29%) Analyst
4 8 (14.29%) Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Web Automation Tester
5 6 (10.71%) Web Tester
6 5 (8.93%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Technical Leader
7 4 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (5.36%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Java E-Commerce Developer
8 3 (5.36%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) HTML
1 19 (33.93%) XML
2 10 (17.86%) J2EE
2 10 (17.86%) RESTful
3 8 (14.29%) Behat
4 7 (12.50%) CSS
5 6 (10.71%) jQuery
5 6 (10.71%) JSP
5 6 (10.71%) Struts
5 6 (10.71%) Web Services
6 5 (8.93%) Flash
6 5 (8.93%) Hibernate
6 5 (8.93%) Spring
7 4 (7.14%) EJB
7 4 (7.14%) Gherkin
8 3 (5.36%) .NET
8 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
8 3 (5.36%) Ajax
9 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
9 2 (3.57%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.71%) User Experience
3 4 (7.14%) FMCG
4 3 (5.36%) RIA
5 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Unix
2 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.79%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.36%) E-Commerce
3 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 11 (19.64%) Automated Testing
4 11 (19.64%) Coaching
5 10 (17.86%) Document Management
5 10 (17.86%) Test Scripting
6 9 (16.07%) BDD
7 8 (14.29%) TDD
7 8 (14.29%) User Stories
8 7 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
9 6 (10.71%) Logistics
10 5 (8.93%) MVC
10 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.93%) System Testing
11 4 (7.14%) Change Management
11 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
11 4 (7.14%) SDLC
11 4 (7.14%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) JavaScript
2 15 (26.79%) Java
2 15 (26.79%) SQL
3 8 (14.29%) PHP
4 3 (5.36%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) SCCM
1 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) JDA
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle
3 5 (8.93%) hybris
4 4 (7.14%) ATG
4 4 (7.14%) IBM
4 4 (7.14%) Percussion
5 3 (5.36%) Intershop
6 2 (3.57%) SAP
7 1 (1.79%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) Sage