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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 41 40 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 29.93% 48.19% 35.00%
As % of the General category 64.06% 76.92% 71.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Average daily rate
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£393 £400 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £230 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £420 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.96 £30.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +71.83%
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
64 52 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 46.72% 62.65% 48.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 10
Average daily rate £390 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £293 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 72 (91.14%) E-Commerce
2 52 (65.82%) Finance
2 52 (65.82%) Manufacturing
3 32 (40.51%) HTML
4 31 (39.24%) SQL
5 29 (36.71%) Java
6 26 (32.91%) JavaScript
6 26 (32.91%) IBM
7 24 (30.38%) Project Management
8 23 (29.11%) J2EE
9 21 (26.58%) UNIX
9 21 (26.58%) WebSphere
10 19 (24.05%) XML
10 19 (24.05%) CSS
10 19 (24.05%) MQSeries
11 16 (20.25%) Degree
12 15 (18.99%) DB2
13 14 (17.72%) Oracle
13 14 (17.72%) Photoshop
13 14 (17.72%) OO
13 14 (17.72%) Time Management
14 13 (16.46%) XHTML
14 13 (16.46%) JSP
14 13 (16.46%) Change Management
15 12 (15.19%) Linux
16 11 (13.92%) HP
16 11 (13.92%) Content Management
16 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (12.66%) Ajax
17 10 (12.66%) Internet

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 21 (26.58%) WebSphere
2 19 (24.05%) MQSeries
3 8 (10.13%) Tomcat
4 7 (8.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (8.86%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (3.80%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (3.80%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (17.72%) Photoshop
2 9 (11.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (6.33%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (2.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.66%) Internet
2 8 (10.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.99%) DB2
2 8 (10.13%) MySQL
3 7 (8.86%) RDBMS
3 7 (8.86%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.86%) DbVisualizer
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.27%) DTS
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Log4j
1 9 (11.39%) Subversion
1 9 (11.39%) Eclipse
1 9 (11.39%) Ant
1 9 (11.39%) JUnit
2 7 (8.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (7.59%) LoadRunner
4 5 (6.33%) Maven
4 5 (6.33%) Axure RP
5 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 52 (65.82%) Finance
1 52 (65.82%) Manufacturing
2 6 (7.59%) Marketing
3 2 (2.53%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (34.18%) Analyst
2 26 (32.91%) Business Analyst
3 19 (24.05%) Developer
4 12 (15.19%) Project Manager
5 9 (11.39%) Java Developer
5 9 (11.39%) Front-End Developer
6 7 (8.86%) Tester
7 6 (7.59%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Consultant
8 5 (6.33%) Agile Project Manager
8 5 (6.33%) User Experience Consultant
9 4 (5.06%) Digital Designer
9 4 (5.06%) Designer
10 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (3.80%) Technical Manager
10 3 (3.80%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.80%) Technical Services Manager
10 3 (3.80%) Services Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.80%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (40.51%) HTML
2 23 (29.11%) J2EE
3 19 (24.05%) XML
3 19 (24.05%) CSS
4 13 (16.46%) XHTML
4 13 (16.46%) JSP
5 10 (12.66%) Ajax
6 9 (11.39%) XMLBeans
6 9 (11.39%) JMS
6 9 (11.39%) Servlets
6 9 (11.39%) Struts
6 9 (11.39%) XSLT
6 9 (11.39%) HTML5
7 8 (10.13%) SOAP
7 8 (10.13%) JSTL
8 7 (8.86%) Flash
8 7 (8.86%) REST
9 6 (7.59%) jQuery
9 6 (7.59%) JSON
10 5 (6.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Web 2.0
1 9 (11.39%) W3C
2 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.27%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.58%) UNIX
2 12 (15.19%) Linux
3 9 (11.39%) HPUX
3 9 (11.39%) Solaris
4 4 (5.06%) Windows
5 3 (3.80%) SUSE
5 3 (3.80%) AIX
5 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (91.14%) E-Commerce
2 24 (30.38%) Project Management
3 14 (17.72%) OO
3 14 (17.72%) Time Management
4 13 (16.46%) Change Management
5 11 (13.92%) Content Management
5 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (11.39%) System Testing
7 7 (8.86%) Regression Testing
8 6 (7.59%) B2B
8 6 (7.59%) Automated Testing
9 5 (6.33%) Competitor Analysis
9 5 (6.33%) Web Design
9 5 (6.33%) B2C
9 5 (6.33%) Usability Testing
9 5 (6.33%) Information Architecture
9 5 (6.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (6.33%) Analytics
10 4 (5.06%) ITIL
10 4 (5.06%) UML
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.24%) SQL
2 29 (36.71%) Java
3 26 (32.91%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.39%) XPath
5 4 (5.06%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.06%) Perl
6 1 (1.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (20.25%) Degree
2 9 (11.39%) ISEB
2 9 (11.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (6.33%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (32.91%) IBM
2 14 (17.72%) Oracle
3 11 (13.92%) HP
4 9 (11.39%) Interwoven
5 8 (10.13%) Sun
6 5 (6.33%) Adobe
7 4 (5.06%) Elastic Path
7 4 (5.06%) ATG
7 4 (5.06%) Blue Martini
8 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.80%) Dell
9 1 (1.27%) SAP
9 1 (1.27%) Retek
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