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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 1 8 1
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Retail 23 23 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 20.35% 14.02% 45.86%
As % of the General category 46.94% 47.92% 77.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 20
Median daily rate £450 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £214 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.13 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-34.37% -33.33%
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
49 48 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 43.36% 29.27% 59.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 35
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £221 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £418 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £23.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.76%

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 2 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 2 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 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (30.00%) HTML
4 17 (28.33%) XML
5 15 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 14 (23.33%) SQL
7 13 (21.67%) Java
7 13 (21.67%) JDA
7 13 (21.67%) Selenium
7 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (20.00%) QA
8 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 12 (20.00%) WebDriver
8 12 (20.00%) DB2
9 11 (18.33%) Unix
9 11 (18.33%) Subversion
9 11 (18.33%) Automated Testing
9 11 (18.33%) Magento
9 11 (18.33%) Coaching
10 10 (16.67%) BDD
10 10 (16.67%) RESTful
10 10 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 10 (16.67%) Document Management
11 9 (15.00%) Finance
11 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (15.00%) PHP
11 9 (15.00%) PHPUnit
11 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
11 9 (15.00%) Behat

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 (6.67%) CMS
2 3 (5.00%) JBoss
3 1 (1.67%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (18.33%) Magento
2 1 (1.67%) Lawson
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) DB2
2 4 (6.67%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.67%) DataStage
5 1 (1.67%) MySQL
5 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%) Git (software)
4 9 (15.00%) PHPUnit
5 8 (13.33%) Appium
6 4 (6.67%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.00%) JIRA
7 3 (5.00%) Maven
7 3 (5.00%) Protractor
8 2 (3.33%) Ant
8 2 (3.33%) JUnit
9 1 (1.67%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.67%) Xcode
General
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Marketing
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Automotive
3 1 (1.67%) Billing
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Automation Tester
1 12 (20.00%) Tester
2 11 (18.33%) Analyst
2 11 (18.33%) Project Manager
2 11 (18.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 11 (18.33%) Selenium Tester
3 8 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) Developer
4 7 (11.67%) Web Automation Tester
4 7 (11.67%) Web Tester
5 5 (8.33%) E-Commerce Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Manager
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
5 5 (8.33%) Technical Leader
6 4 (6.67%) Retail Business Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (5.00%) Java E-Commerce Developer
7 3 (5.00%) SAP MM Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) SAP MM Business Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) SAP SD Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.00%) HTML
2 17 (28.33%) XML
3 10 (16.67%) RESTful
4 9 (15.00%) Behat
5 8 (13.33%) J2EE
6 6 (10.00%) CSS
7 5 (8.33%) jQuery
7 5 (8.33%) JSP
7 5 (8.33%) Struts
7 5 (8.33%) Web Services
8 4 (6.67%) Flash
8 4 (6.67%) Hibernate
8 4 (6.67%) Spring
9 3 (5.00%) .NET
9 3 (5.00%) EJB
9 3 (5.00%) Gherkin
10 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
10 2 (3.33%) JDBC
10 2 (3.33%) Sass
10 2 (3.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) FMCG
2 5 (8.33%) User Experience
3 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.33%) RIA
4 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.67%) EPoS
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Unix
2 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.67%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (18.33%) Automated Testing
4 11 (18.33%) Coaching
5 10 (16.67%) BDD
5 10 (16.67%) Document Management
5 10 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 9 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (15.00%) User Stories
7 8 (13.33%) Re-Platforming
7 8 (13.33%) TDD
8 7 (11.67%) Change Management
9 6 (10.00%) Risk Management
10 5 (8.33%) Logistics
11 4 (6.67%) MVC
11 4 (6.67%) Scrum
11 4 (6.67%) System Testing
12 3 (5.00%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (23.33%) SQL
3 13 (21.67%) Java
4 9 (15.00%) PHP
5 3 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (1.67%) CCNP
1 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) SCCM
1 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) JDA
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) ATG
3 3 (5.00%) hybris
3 3 (5.00%) Intershop
3 3 (5.00%) Percussion
3 3 (5.00%) SAP
4 2 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) F5
5 1 (1.67%) HP
5 1 (1.67%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.67%) Sage
5 1 (1.67%) Sitecore