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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 35 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 25.93% 39.08% 45.68%
As % of the General category 59.32% 68.00% 82.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £273 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £432 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.57%
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
59 50 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 43.70% 57.47% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 7
Average daily rate £398 £344 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.63% +76.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 53 (86.89%) E-Commerce
2 40 (65.57%) Finance
3 38 (62.30%) Manufacturing
4 25 (40.98%) HTML
5 23 (37.70%) SQL
6 20 (32.79%) Java
7 17 (27.87%) JavaScript
7 17 (27.87%) User Experience
8 16 (26.23%) CSS
9 15 (24.59%) XML
9 15 (24.59%) Degree
10 14 (22.95%) UNIX
10 14 (22.95%) J2EE
10 14 (22.95%) IBM
11 12 (19.67%) MQSeries
11 12 (19.67%) Oracle
11 12 (19.67%) Photoshop
12 11 (18.03%) Project Management
12 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (18.03%) Time Management
13 10 (16.39%) Adobe Illustrator
13 10 (16.39%) Change Management
14 9 (14.75%) WebSphere
15 8 (13.11%) Content Management
15 8 (13.11%) DB2
15 8 (13.11%) MySQL
15 8 (13.11%) SOAP
15 8 (13.11%) ISEB
15 8 (13.11%) System Testing
15 8 (13.11%) Axure RP

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (19.67%) MQSeries
2 9 (14.75%) WebSphere
3 7 (11.48%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (8.20%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Photoshop
2 10 (16.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (9.84%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (3.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.64%) Tridion
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) Internet
2 5 (8.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) DB2
1 8 (13.11%) MySQL
2 6 (9.84%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (6.56%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.64%) QlikView
4 1 (1.64%) OLAP
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.64%) OLTP
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Axure RP
2 6 (9.84%) Subversion
2 6 (9.84%) Log4j
2 6 (9.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (9.84%) LoadRunner
2 6 (9.84%) Eclipse
2 6 (9.84%) Ant
2 6 (9.84%) JUnit
3 5 (8.20%) Maven
4 1 (1.64%) ERwin
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 40 (65.57%) Finance
2 38 (62.30%) Manufacturing
3 6 (9.84%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Games
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Analyst
2 22 (36.07%) Business Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Consultant
5 6 (9.84%) Tester
5 6 (9.84%) Java Developer
5 6 (9.84%) User Experience Consultant
5 6 (9.84%) Designer
5 6 (9.84%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Digital Designer
8 2 (3.28%) Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Test Manager
9 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Consultant
9 1 (1.64%) .NET Developer
9 1 (1.64%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (1.64%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.98%) HTML
2 16 (26.23%) CSS
3 15 (24.59%) XML
4 14 (22.95%) J2EE
5 8 (13.11%) SOAP
6 7 (11.48%) REST
6 7 (11.48%) Ajax
7 6 (9.84%) XMLBeans
7 6 (9.84%) jQuery
7 6 (9.84%) JSON
7 6 (9.84%) Servlets
7 6 (9.84%) Flash
7 6 (9.84%) JMS
7 6 (9.84%) Struts
7 6 (9.84%) XSLT
8 5 (8.20%) Web Services
8 5 (8.20%) JSP
8 5 (8.20%) XHTML
8 5 (8.20%) JSTL
8 5 (8.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) User Experience
2 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.84%) Web 2.0
4 4 (6.56%) W3C
4 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) RIA
6 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.95%) UNIX
2 6 (9.84%) HPUX
2 6 (9.84%) Solaris
2 6 (9.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (86.89%) E-Commerce
2 11 (18.03%) Project Management
2 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.03%) Time Management
3 10 (16.39%) Change Management
4 8 (13.11%) Content Management
4 8 (13.11%) System Testing
5 7 (11.48%) B2B
6 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
6 6 (9.84%) Competitor Analysis
6 6 (9.84%) Automated Testing
6 6 (9.84%) B2C
6 6 (9.84%) OO
6 6 (9.84%) Usability Testing
6 6 (9.84%) Information Architecture
7 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis
8 3 (4.92%) Change Control
9 2 (3.28%) Business Transformation
9 2 (3.28%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.28%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) SQL
2 20 (32.79%) Java
3 17 (27.87%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.84%) XPath
5 1 (1.64%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) Perl
5 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) Degree
2 8 (13.11%) ISEB
2 8 (13.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (8.20%) Sun Certification
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) IBM
2 12 (19.67%) Oracle
3 6 (9.84%) HP
3 6 (9.84%) Interwoven
4 5 (8.20%) Sun
5 1 (1.64%) ATG
5 1 (1.64%) Blue Martini
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.64%) Retek
5 1 (1.64%) Cognos
5 1 (1.64%) Elastic Path
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