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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 8 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 16 64 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 14.95% 43.84% 43.75%
As % of the General category 57.14% 73.56% 73.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £388 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £516 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+61.29% -
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
28 87 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 26.17% 59.59% 59.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 18
Average daily rate £300 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £320 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £23.86 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +116.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%

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 2 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 2 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 9 (29.03%) HTML
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle Retail
3 7 (22.58%) WPF
3 7 (22.58%) Firmware
3 7 (22.58%) Finance
3 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
3 7 (22.58%) .NET
3 7 (22.58%) Windows
3 7 (22.58%) C#
4 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
5 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
5 5 (16.13%) ADO.NET
5 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
5 5 (16.13%) WCF
5 5 (16.13%) HTML5
6 4 (12.90%) Web Development
6 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.90%) Change Management
6 4 (12.90%) EPoS
7 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.68%) B2C
7 3 (9.68%) Photoshop
7 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Axure RP
7 3 (9.68%) User Experience
7 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Photoshop
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.23%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.23%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) OLAP
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) OLTP
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (3.23%) QlikView
2 1 (3.23%) Pentaho
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.23%) ERwin
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
2 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Firmware Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Designer
5 2 (6.45%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) SAP Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) UX Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Data Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.23%) User Experience Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) HTML
2 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 7 (22.58%) WPF
3 5 (16.13%) ADO.NET
3 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
3 5 (16.13%) HTML5
3 5 (16.13%) WCF
4 2 (6.45%) CSS
5 1 (3.23%) SOAP
5 1 (3.23%) XML
5 1 (3.23%) Middleware
5 1 (3.23%) SAP PI
5 1 (3.23%) J2EE
5 1 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) EPoS
2 3 (9.68%) User Experience
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) PMI
4 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
2 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
3 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.90%) Change Management
3 4 (12.90%) Web Development
4 3 (9.68%) B2C
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) Time Management
5 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.45%) Content Management
5 2 (6.45%) Logistics
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.45%) CRM
5 2 (6.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) C#
2 2 (6.45%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) ABAP
3 1 (3.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Sitecore
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Cognos
4 1 (3.23%) IBM