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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 43 41 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing Retail 89 70 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.50% 3.26% 4.61%
As % of the General category 11.63% 11.29% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 39 64
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £453 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £12.60 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.96 £30.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +71.83%
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
765 620 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.11% 28.92% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 290 349
Average daily rate £350 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 49 38
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -20.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.74 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 22 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Retail Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 2014. 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
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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
Birmingham -7 25 £388 +1.97% 16
Warwickshire +6 16 £425 +6.25% 6
Coventry -12 11 £345 -4.16% 2
Staffordshire +7 10 £413 +25.00% 3
Solihull +3 2 £300 -20.00% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £328 -
Worcestershire - 2 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 £421 -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 58 (39.73%) E-Commerce
2 28 (19.18%) UML
3 25 (17.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (17.12%) ATG
4 23 (15.75%) Workflow
5 19 (13.01%) Finance
6 17 (11.64%) SQL
7 15 (10.27%) Banking
8 14 (9.59%) JavaScript
8 14 (9.59%) PRINCE2
9 12 (8.22%) SAP
9 12 (8.22%) Business Analysis
9 12 (8.22%) Marketing
10 11 (7.53%) Microsoft
11 10 (6.85%) Retail Banking
11 10 (6.85%) Test Scripting
12 9 (6.16%) Logistics
12 9 (6.16%) HTML
13 8 (5.48%) CRM
13 8 (5.48%) Use Case
14 7 (4.79%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (4.79%) Change Management
14 7 (4.79%) Manufacturing
14 7 (4.79%) CSS
14 7 (4.79%) Oracle
15 6 (4.11%) .NET
15 6 (4.11%) MS Visio
15 6 (4.11%) Automotive
15 6 (4.11%) Project Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 4 (2.74%) SAS
2 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.37%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 6 (4.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.37%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project
3 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) SAP Retail
2 3 (2.05%) ENOVIA
2 3 (2.05%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.05%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.37%) WebTrends
3 2 (1.37%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.68%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.68%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.68%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.68%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.68%) QlikView
3 1 (0.68%) SQLite
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.68%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Subversion
1 1 (0.68%) Selenium
1 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (13.01%) Finance
2 15 (10.27%) Banking
3 12 (8.22%) Marketing
4 10 (6.85%) Retail Banking
5 7 (4.79%) Manufacturing
6 6 (4.11%) Automotive
7 4 (2.74%) Back Office
8 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.68%) Billing
10 1 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.68%) German Language
10 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (41.78%) Analyst
2 40 (27.40%) Business Analyst
3 18 (12.33%) Developer
4 17 (11.64%) Project Manager
5 12 (8.22%) Consultant
6 10 (6.85%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (5.48%) Test Analyst
7 8 (5.48%) Architect
8 6 (4.11%) Enterprise Architect
8 6 (4.11%) Front-End Developer
9 5 (3.42%) Programme Manager
10 4 (2.74%) Project Coordinator
10 4 (2.74%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (2.74%) Coordinator
10 4 (2.74%) Service Analyst
10 4 (2.74%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.74%) MI Analyst
11 3 (2.05%) Oracle Consultant
11 3 (2.05%) Data Modeller
11 3 (2.05%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.16%) HTML
2 7 (4.79%) CSS
3 6 (4.11%) .NET
3 6 (4.11%) Ajax
3 6 (4.11%) jQuery
4 5 (3.42%) RESTful
4 5 (3.42%) Web Services
4 5 (3.42%) HTML5
5 3 (2.05%) Backbone.js
5 3 (2.05%) CSS3
5 3 (2.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.37%) WCF
6 2 (1.37%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.37%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.68%) JSON
7 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.68%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.68%) REST
7 1 (0.68%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.74%) EPoS
2 3 (2.05%) Visualisation
3 2 (1.37%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.37%) iPad
3 2 (1.37%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.37%) EFT
4 1 (0.68%) Copywriting
4 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.68%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.68%) FMCG
4 1 (0.68%) Replication
4 1 (0.68%) Social Media
4 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.42%) Windows
2 4 (2.74%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (39.73%) E-Commerce
2 28 (19.18%) UML
3 25 (17.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (15.75%) Workflow
5 14 (9.59%) PRINCE2
6 12 (8.22%) Business Analysis
7 10 (6.85%) Test Scripting
8 9 (6.16%) Logistics
9 8 (5.48%) CRM
9 8 (5.48%) Use Case
10 7 (4.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (4.79%) Change Management
11 6 (4.11%) Project Management
12 5 (3.42%) Resource Management
12 5 (3.42%) Programme Management
12 5 (3.42%) Data Modelling
12 5 (3.42%) Analytics
13 4 (2.74%) Business Transformation
13 4 (2.74%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.64%) SQL
2 14 (9.59%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.42%) VBA
4 3 (2.05%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.37%) Java
5 2 (1.37%) C#
6 1 (0.68%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.68%) C
6 1 (0.68%) PHP
6 1 (0.68%) VBScript
6 1 (0.68%) VB
6 1 (0.68%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (2.74%) ISEB
1 4 (2.74%) Degree
2 2 (1.37%) AAT
2 2 (1.37%) ACCA
2 2 (1.37%) CIMA
3 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.68%) MCTS
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.42%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (0.68%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 25 (17.12%) ATG
2 12 (8.22%) SAP
3 11 (7.53%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.79%) Oracle
5 3 (2.05%) IBM
6 2 (1.37%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.37%) Cisco
6 2 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.37%) Mercator
6 2 (1.37%) JDA
7 1 (0.68%) Omniture
7 1 (0.68%) Google
7 1 (0.68%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.68%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.68%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.68%) Pega
7 1 (0.68%) BT
7 1 (0.68%) Retek
7 1 (0.68%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.68%) Avaya
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25K - £7K plus call allowance
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500-£600
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £110.20 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago