The table below looks at the statistics for Retail-J skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail-J over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
MICROS Retail-J
Rank 127 - 107
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Retail-J 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% - 0.14%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.53% - 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Retail-J
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Business Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
189 250 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.45% 11.46% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 127 134
Average daily rate £415 £413 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £35.50 £18.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.22% -52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+97.22% -32.07%

Retail-J
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail-J across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Retail-J Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Retail-J
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail-J across the West Midlands region.

Retail-J Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Retail-J
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Retail-J 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-J.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) EPoS
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) People Management

Retail-J
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Retail-J 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-J. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce Manager
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) People Management
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM