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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
England / West Midlands
Rank 36 38 63
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +25
Contract jobs citing Retail 113 96 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.72% 3.98% 2.28%
As % of the General category 15.29% 13.87% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 62 30
Median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.75%

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
739 692 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.87% 28.71% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 384 383
Median daily rate £413 £413 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 40
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.25 £27.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% -23.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £15.82 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.50 £34.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +14 40 £428 +7.88% 8
Coventry -14 27 £350 -17.88% 6
Staffordshire +15 17 £350 +16.66% 5
Solihull - 7 £375 - 3
Warwickshire +1 3 £400 +48.14% 6
Worcestershire +2 2 - - 3
Kingswinford - 2 £368 -
Herefordshire - 1 - - 4
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 69 (24.47%) SAP
2 56 (19.86%) Finance
3 55 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (17.73%) SAP Implementation
5 49 (17.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 44 (15.60%) E-Commerce
7 32 (11.35%) Scrum
8 31 (10.99%) SQL
9 30 (10.64%) Banking
10 26 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (8.87%) HTML
12 23 (8.16%) AngularJS
13 20 (7.09%) HTML5
13 20 (7.09%) IBM
14 19 (6.74%) JIRA
15 18 (6.38%) Microsoft
15 18 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (6.38%) JavaScript
15 18 (6.38%) Windows
15 18 (6.38%) Procure-to-Pay
16 17 (6.03%) Project Management
16 17 (6.03%) ETL
17 16 (5.67%) Retail Banking
17 16 (5.67%) Business Analysis
17 16 (5.67%) User Experience
18 15 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (5.32%) CSS
18 15 (5.32%) Manufacturing
18 15 (5.32%) Change Management
19 14 (4.96%) Data Management

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 7 (2.48%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.13%) Confluence
3 4 (1.42%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.71%) Apache
4 2 (0.71%) IIS
5 1 (0.35%) CMS
5 1 (0.35%) SAS
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.19%) MS Office
1 9 (3.19%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.13%) HipChat
2 6 (2.13%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.06%) SPSS
6 2 (0.71%) MS Project
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (3.90%) SAP SD
2 10 (3.55%) SAP MDM
3 8 (2.84%) SAP SCM
4 7 (2.48%) SAP CO
4 7 (2.48%) SAP FI
4 7 (2.48%) SAP FSCM
4 7 (2.48%) SAP MM
5 6 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (1.77%) SAP Retail
7 3 (1.06%) FastStats
7 3 (1.06%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.71%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 2 (0.71%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.71%) SAP QM
9 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.35%) Magento
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.35%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.71%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.35%) IaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
3 1 (0.35%) PaaS
3 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.42%) Network Security
1 4 (1.42%) SAN
2 2 (0.71%) Internet
3 1 (0.35%) DHCP
3 1 (0.35%) DNS
3 1 (0.35%) Firewall
3 1 (0.35%) LDAP
3 1 (0.35%) Skype
3 1 (0.35%) SMS
3 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.55%) IBM InfoSphere
2 8 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.84%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 6 (2.13%) SAP HANA
4 5 (1.77%) Big Data
5 4 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.42%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.06%) MySQL
6 3 (1.06%) QualityStage
7 2 (0.71%) DataStage
7 2 (0.71%) Lumira
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (6.74%) JIRA
2 8 (2.84%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.84%) TeamCity
3 7 (2.48%) Protractor
4 6 (2.13%) Jasmine
5 4 (1.42%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.06%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.06%) Hudson
6 3 (1.06%) Selenium
7 2 (0.71%) GoCD
7 2 (0.71%) Grunt
7 2 (0.71%) gulp
8 1 (0.35%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.35%) NWDS
8 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.35%) PhpStorm
8 1 (0.35%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 56 (19.86%) Finance
2 49 (17.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 30 (10.64%) Banking
4 16 (5.67%) Retail Banking
5 15 (5.32%) Manufacturing
6 14 (4.96%) Marketing
7 8 (2.84%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.13%) Automotive
9 3 (1.06%) Electronics
10 2 (0.71%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.71%) Publishing
11 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (20.92%) Analyst
2 51 (18.09%) Developer
3 30 (10.64%) Architect
3 30 (10.64%) Business Analyst
4 28 (9.93%) Project Manager
5 18 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (5.32%) Test Analyst
7 12 (4.26%) Consultant
7 12 (4.26%) Designer
7 12 (4.26%) Workstream Lead
8 11 (3.90%) Angular Developer
8 11 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (3.19%) .NET Developer
9 9 (3.19%) UI Developer
10 8 (2.84%) E-Commerce Manager
10 8 (2.84%) E-Commerce Project Manager
10 8 (2.84%) SAP Consultant
10 8 (2.84%) Senior Designer
10 8 (2.84%) Senior UI Designer
10 8 (2.84%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.87%) HTML
2 23 (8.16%) AngularJS
3 20 (7.09%) HTML5
4 15 (5.32%) CSS
5 13 (4.61%) CSS3
6 12 (4.26%) .NET
7 9 (3.19%) Angular 2
8 8 (2.84%) Node.js
8 8 (2.84%) React
8 8 (2.84%) Sass
9 7 (2.48%) Highcharts JS
9 7 (2.48%) J2EE
10 6 (2.13%) jQuery
10 6 (2.13%) XSD
11 5 (1.77%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (1.42%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (1.42%) Web Services
12 4 (1.42%) XML
13 3 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.67%) User Experience
2 15 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.77%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.77%) Credit Risk
3 5 (1.77%) FMCG
4 4 (1.42%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.42%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.06%) e-Learning
5 3 (1.06%) EPoS
5 3 (1.06%) IVR
5 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.06%) Minimum Viable Product
5 3 (1.06%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.71%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.35%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.35%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.38%) Windows
2 12 (4.26%) Unix
3 10 (3.55%) Linux
4 8 (2.84%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.06%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.71%) Android
7 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.35%) CentOS
8 1 (0.35%) Fedora
8 1 (0.35%) HPUX
8 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (17.73%) SAP Implementation
3 44 (15.60%) E-Commerce
4 32 (11.35%) Scrum
5 26 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (6.38%) Procure-to-Pay
7 17 (6.03%) ETL
7 17 (6.03%) Project Management
8 16 (5.67%) Business Analysis
9 15 (5.32%) Change Management
10 14 (4.96%) Data Management
10 14 (4.96%) Data Modelling
10 14 (4.96%) Master Data Management
10 14 (4.96%) Order to Cash
10 14 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (4.61%) Analytics
12 12 (4.26%) Migration
13 9 (3.19%) Data Analysis
13 9 (3.19%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.99%) SQL
2 18 (6.38%) JavaScript
3 12 (4.26%) C#
4 11 (3.90%) Java
5 6 (2.13%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.42%) Python
7 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.06%) C
7 3 (1.06%) Korn
7 3 (1.06%) Perl
7 3 (1.06%) PHP
7 3 (1.06%) Ruby
8 2 (0.71%) Go
8 2 (0.71%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.35%) ABAP
9 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.35%) R
9 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (2.84%) Degree
2 4 (1.42%) ISEB
3 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.71%) PMP
4 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.96%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.71%) Basel II
3 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.71%) SLA
4 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.35%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.06%) Docker
3 3 (1.06%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.06%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.35%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 4 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.06%) Ansible
2 3 (1.06%) Terraform
3 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.35%) Puppet
4 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (24.47%) SAP
2 20 (7.09%) IBM
3 18 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.90%) hybris
5 10 (3.55%) Oracle
6 8 (2.84%) VMware
7 7 (2.48%) HP
8 4 (1.42%) Dell
9 3 (1.06%) Adobe
9 3 (1.06%) Citrix
9 3 (1.06%) Demandware
9 3 (1.06%) Kronos
9 3 (1.06%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.71%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.71%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.71%) Google
10 2 (0.71%) Imperva
10 2 (0.71%) Informatica
10 2 (0.71%) Pega
10 2 (0.71%) Symantec
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