The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail 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 over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 41 54 32
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -22
Contract jobs citing Retail 98 63 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.89% 2.85% 3.87%
As % of the General category 13.88% 8.46% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 41 53
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £396
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +56.62%
Retail
England

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

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
706 745 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.05% 33.73% 33.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 393 370
Average daily rate £400 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 48 46
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.90 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.20% -15.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.13 £11.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Retail
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 across the West Midlands region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +14 32 £410 -3.52% 7
Birmingham -9 22 £378 +1.34% 27
Worcestershire +11 4 £363 -3.33% 3
Warwickshire +4 3 - - 6
Staffordshire - 2 £300 - 3
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 62 (25.62%) Finance
2 48 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (16.53%) Banking
4 36 (14.88%) HTML
4 36 (14.88%) E-Commerce
5 35 (14.46%) Project Management
6 34 (14.05%) CSS
7 31 (12.81%) HTML5
8 28 (11.57%) JavaScript
9 27 (11.16%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (11.16%) Retail Banking
10 26 (10.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 26 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (10.33%) AngularJS
12 23 (9.50%) .NET
12 23 (9.50%) SAP
13 22 (9.09%) SQL
13 22 (9.09%) C#
14 21 (8.68%) Oracle
15 20 (8.26%) B2C
15 20 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (7.85%) Microsoft
17 18 (7.44%) ERP
17 18 (7.44%) EPoS
17 18 (7.44%) Business Analysis
18 17 (7.02%) Mobile Development
19 16 (6.61%) jQuery
19 16 (6.61%) PRINCE2
19 16 (6.61%) Manufacturing
20 15 (6.20%) Migration

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.89%) CMS
2 7 (2.89%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (2.48%) IIS
4 3 (1.24%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.83%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.24%) MS Office
3 2 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) MS Project
4 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.24%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.83%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.41%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.41%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.41%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.41%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.83%) Office 365
2 2 (0.83%) Yammer
3 1 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.41%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.07%) Firewall
2 4 (1.65%) MPLS
2 4 (1.65%) VoIP
3 3 (1.24%) LAN
3 3 (1.24%) SAN
4 2 (0.83%) NAS
4 2 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.83%) WLAN
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.41%) DMZ
5 1 (0.41%) Internet
5 1 (0.41%) Intranet
5 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.48%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.07%) Big Data
4 5 (2.07%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.65%) Apache Hive
5 4 (1.65%) Impala
5 4 (1.65%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Power View
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.83%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.83%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.41%) Cognos Query Studio
8 1 (0.41%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.41%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 8 (3.31%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.83%) LSMW
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.41%) PowerBuilder
General
1 62 (25.62%) Finance
2 40 (16.53%) Banking
3 27 (11.16%) Retail Banking
4 16 (6.61%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.72%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.31%) Marketing
7 7 (2.89%) Publishing
8 5 (2.07%) Billing
9 4 (1.65%) Advertising
10 3 (1.24%) Front Office
10 3 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.83%) Law
11 2 (0.83%) Legal
12 1 (0.41%) Cantonese Language
12 1 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (22.73%) Analyst
2 38 (15.70%) Developer
3 36 (14.88%) Architect
3 36 (14.88%) Project Manager
4 24 (9.92%) Business Analyst
5 23 (9.50%) Solutions Architect
6 20 (8.26%) Consultant
7 14 (5.79%) Test Analyst
8 13 (5.37%) Mobile Developer
8 13 (5.37%) Mobile Web Developer
8 13 (5.37%) Web Developer
9 9 (3.72%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (3.31%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.31%) Designer
11 7 (2.89%) ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (2.89%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (2.89%) C# Developer
11 7 (2.89%) E-Commerce Architect
11 7 (2.89%) IT Manager
11 7 (2.89%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.88%) HTML
2 34 (14.05%) CSS
3 31 (12.81%) HTML5
4 26 (10.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 25 (10.33%) AngularJS
6 23 (9.50%) .NET
7 16 (6.61%) jQuery
8 14 (5.79%) CSS3
9 13 (5.37%) ASP.NET
10 8 (3.31%) WCF
11 7 (2.89%) XML
12 6 (2.48%) EDI
13 5 (2.07%) SAP PI
14 4 (1.65%) Middleware
15 3 (1.24%) BAPI
15 3 (1.24%) SAP ALE
15 3 (1.24%) SAP Smart Forms
15 3 (1.24%) Web Dynpro
16 2 (0.83%) Hibernate
16 2 (0.83%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.44%) EPoS
3 14 (5.79%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.31%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.48%) iPad
6 5 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.65%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.65%) SCADA
7 4 (1.65%) Social Media
8 3 (1.24%) EFT
9 2 (0.83%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.83%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.83%) FMCG
9 2 (0.83%) IVR
9 2 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.83%) PMI
9 2 (0.83%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.83%) User Experience
10 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.55%) Windows
2 5 (2.07%) Linux
3 3 (1.24%) Unix
3 3 (1.24%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (14.88%) E-Commerce
3 35 (14.46%) Project Management
4 27 (11.16%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (8.26%) B2C
7 18 (7.44%) Business Analysis
7 18 (7.44%) ERP
8 17 (7.02%) Mobile Development
9 16 (6.61%) PRINCE2
10 15 (6.20%) CRM
10 15 (6.20%) Migration
11 13 (5.37%) Analytics
12 12 (4.96%) Change Management
13 11 (4.55%) Logistics
13 11 (4.55%) MVC
13 11 (4.55%) TOGAF
14 9 (3.72%) Enterprise Architecture
14 9 (3.72%) Scrum
14 9 (3.72%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.57%) JavaScript
2 22 (9.09%) C#
2 22 (9.09%) SQL
3 6 (2.48%) Java
4 5 (2.07%) ABAP
5 4 (1.65%) C
6 3 (1.24%) SAPscript
6 3 (1.24%) Scala
6 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (2.48%) Degree
1 6 (2.48%) ISEB
1 6 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (2.07%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.65%) CCNP
3 4 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.24%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.24%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.83%) CISM
5 2 (0.83%) CISSP
6 1 (0.41%) CISA
6 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.41%) MCSE
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.41%) PMP
6 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.07%) QA
2 4 (1.65%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.83%) SLA
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.65%) HDFS
2 4 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 23 (9.50%) SAP
2 21 (8.68%) Oracle
3 19 (7.85%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.89%) Cisco
4 7 (2.89%) RedPrairie
4 7 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (2.48%) IBM
6 5 (2.07%) ATG
6 5 (2.07%) hybris
6 5 (2.07%) JDA
6 5 (2.07%) Pega
7 4 (1.65%) Adobe
7 4 (1.65%) FatWire
7 4 (1.65%) Guidewire
7 4 (1.65%) MuleSoft
7 4 (1.65%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.65%) Tableau
7 4 (1.65%) VMware
8 3 (1.24%) Infor
8 3 (1.24%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
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