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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 29 35 60
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +25
Contract jobs citing Retail 143 113 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.23% 4.41% 2.69%
As % of the General category 17.44% 13.85% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 76 37
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £600 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £410
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
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
820 816 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.98% 31.84% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 451 401
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.90% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £271 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £577 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 48 41
Median hourly rate £19.25 £31.44 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.77% +10.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.34 £14.34 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.03% +14.00%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +7 63 £400 -3.03% 2
Birmingham -18 24 £350 -15.15% 13
Staffordshire +6 14 £375 +31.57% 9
Solihull +3 7 £375 -16.66% 3
Warwickshire +2 6 £400 +48.14% 10
Worcestershire 0 3 £225 +45.16% 3
Herefordshire - 1 - - 4
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Retail.

1 73 (25.09%) SAP
2 65 (22.34%) Finance
3 64 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (17.53%) E-Commerce
5 48 (16.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 48 (16.49%) SAP Implementation
6 34 (11.68%) Scrum
7 33 (11.34%) Banking
8 32 (11.00%) HTML
9 29 (9.97%) JavaScript
10 27 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (8.93%) SQL
11 26 (8.93%) JIRA
12 25 (8.59%) User Experience
13 24 (8.25%) AngularJS
13 24 (8.25%) CSS
14 21 (7.22%) HTML5
15 19 (6.53%) Procure-to-Pay
15 19 (6.53%) Business Analysis
15 19 (6.53%) Project Management
16 18 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (5.84%) IBM
18 16 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (5.50%) Retail Banking
18 16 (5.50%) Marketing
18 16 (5.50%) Windows
19 15 (5.15%) Microsoft
19 15 (5.15%) Change Management
19 15 (5.15%) Analytics
19 15 (5.15%) Order to Cash

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (2.06%) Confluence
1 6 (2.06%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.37%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.69%) Apache
3 2 (0.69%) IIS
3 2 (0.69%) SAS
4 1 (0.34%) CMS
4 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (4.47%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.75%) MS Office
3 6 (2.06%) HipChat
3 6 (2.06%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.37%) SPSS
5 3 (1.03%) MS Excel
5 3 (1.03%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.78%) SAP SD
2 9 (3.09%) SAP MDM
3 8 (2.75%) SAP CO
3 8 (2.75%) SAP FI
3 8 (2.75%) SAP FSCM
3 8 (2.75%) SAP SCM
4 7 (2.41%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (2.41%) SAP MM
4 7 (2.41%) SAP Retail
5 4 (1.37%) SAP PM
6 3 (1.03%) FastStats
7 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.69%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 2 (0.69%) Magento
7 2 (0.69%) SAP APO
7 2 (0.69%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.69%) SAP QM
8 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.03%) Office 365
2 2 (0.69%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.69%) Internet
2 1 (0.34%) DHCP
2 1 (0.34%) DNS
2 1 (0.34%) Firewall
2 1 (0.34%) Intranet
2 1 (0.34%) LDAP
2 1 (0.34%) Network Security
2 1 (0.34%) Skype
2 1 (0.34%) SMS
2 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.44%) IBM InfoSphere
2 8 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.75%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.06%) Big Data
4 5 (1.72%) SAP HANA
5 4 (1.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (1.03%) MySQL
6 3 (1.03%) QualityStage
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.69%) DataStage
7 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.69%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.34%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.34%) Power BI
8 1 (0.34%) RethinkDB
8 1 (0.34%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (8.93%) JIRA
2 11 (3.78%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.06%) Jasmine
3 6 (2.06%) Protractor
3 6 (2.06%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.37%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.03%) Axure RP
5 3 (1.03%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.03%) LSMW
5 3 (1.03%) Selenium
6 2 (0.69%) Grunt
6 2 (0.69%) gulp
7 1 (0.34%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.34%) PhpStorm
7 1 (0.34%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.34%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (22.34%) Finance
2 48 (16.49%) Pharmaceutical
3 33 (11.34%) Banking
4 16 (5.50%) Marketing
4 16 (5.50%) Retail Banking
5 13 (4.47%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.06%) Automotive
7 5 (1.72%) Billing
7 5 (1.72%) Publishing
8 4 (1.37%) Legal
9 3 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.69%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Back Office
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 61 (20.96%) Analyst
2 52 (17.87%) Developer
3 37 (12.71%) Business Analyst
4 32 (11.00%) Project Manager
5 22 (7.56%) Architect
6 19 (6.53%) Consultant
7 17 (5.84%) Designer
8 15 (5.15%) SAP Consultant
8 15 (5.15%) Senior Designer
9 12 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
9 12 (4.12%) Senior UI Designer
9 12 (4.12%) UI Designer
9 12 (4.12%) Workstream Lead
10 11 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (3.78%) Test Analyst
11 9 (3.09%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.09%) E-Commerce Manager
11 9 (3.09%) E-Commerce Project Manager
11 9 (3.09%) UI Developer
12 8 (2.75%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.00%) HTML
2 24 (8.25%) AngularJS
2 24 (8.25%) CSS
3 21 (7.22%) HTML5
4 12 (4.12%) .NET
4 12 (4.12%) CSS3
5 10 (3.44%) Node.js
6 9 (3.09%) Sass
7 8 (2.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (2.41%) J2EE
8 7 (2.41%) React
8 7 (2.41%) XML
9 6 (2.06%) Angular 2
9 6 (2.06%) Highcharts JS
9 6 (2.06%) jQuery
9 6 (2.06%) XSD
10 5 (1.72%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.37%) EDI
11 4 (1.37%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.59%) User Experience
2 16 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.75%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.41%) Credit Risk
5 6 (2.06%) Minimum Viable Product
6 5 (1.72%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.37%) EPoS
8 3 (1.03%) IVR
8 3 (1.03%) LIMS
8 3 (1.03%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.69%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.69%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.69%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.69%) FMCG
9 2 (0.69%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.69%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.69%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.69%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.50%) Windows
2 9 (3.09%) Unix
3 7 (2.41%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.06%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.72%) Android
6 3 (1.03%) Linux
6 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.03%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (17.53%) E-Commerce
3 48 (16.49%) SAP Implementation
4 34 (11.68%) Scrum
5 27 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (6.53%) Business Analysis
6 19 (6.53%) Procure-to-Pay
6 19 (6.53%) Project Management
7 18 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (5.15%) Analytics
8 15 (5.15%) Change Management
8 15 (5.15%) Order to Cash
9 14 (4.81%) Data Management
9 14 (4.81%) ETL
9 14 (4.81%) Master Data Management
9 14 (4.81%) Web Development
10 13 (4.47%) Business Transformation
11 12 (4.12%) CRM
11 12 (4.12%) Migration
11 12 (4.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.97%) JavaScript
2 26 (8.93%) SQL
3 13 (4.47%) C#
4 10 (3.44%) Java
5 6 (2.06%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.37%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.03%) ABAP
7 3 (1.03%) C
7 3 (1.03%) PHP
7 3 (1.03%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.69%) Python
8 2 (0.69%) R
9 1 (0.34%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (2.06%) Degree
1 6 (2.06%) ISEB
2 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.34%) PMP
2 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.78%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) Basel II
3 1 (0.34%) Basel III
3 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.34%) SDET
3 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.03%) Docker
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.03%) Rancher
2 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 73 (25.09%) SAP
2 17 (5.84%) IBM
3 15 (5.15%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.44%) hybris
4 10 (3.44%) Oracle
5 4 (1.37%) Demandware
5 4 (1.37%) VMware
6 3 (1.03%) New Relic
7 2 (0.69%) Ab Initio
7 2 (0.69%) Adobe
7 2 (0.69%) Blue Prism
7 2 (0.69%) Citrix
7 2 (0.69%) HP
7 2 (0.69%) Informatica
7 2 (0.69%) Kronos
7 2 (0.69%) Pega
8 1 (0.34%) Avaya
8 1 (0.34%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.34%) Genesys
8 1 (0.34%) Mercator
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