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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 43 23 48
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +25
Contract jobs citing Retail 117 138 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.86% 5.92% 3.12%
As % of the General category 14.50% 17.25% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 82 32
Median daily rate £450 £395 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £487 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £54.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £24.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.60 £24.00 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £16.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+134.37% -48.38%
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
807 800 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.62% 34.33% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 485 326
Median daily rate £400 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 41 73
Median hourly rate £31.75 £28.10 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -17.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £15.50 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £39.78 £38.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%

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 27 June 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
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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 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 -2 38 £425 +6.25% 5
Birmingham -6 34 £425 +13.33% 16
Warwickshire -7 12 £450 +5.88% 3
Staffordshire -1 6 £425 +44.06% 3
Worcestershire -9 4 £363 +45.00% 4
Solihull -22 1 - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 43 (19.82%) E-Commerce
1 43 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (19.35%) Finance
3 31 (14.29%) SAP
4 29 (13.36%) Project Management
5 28 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (11.52%) Logistics
7 23 (10.60%) Windows
8 22 (10.14%) HTML
9 21 (9.68%) JavaScript
10 20 (9.22%) CSS
10 20 (9.22%) EPoS
11 18 (8.29%) Web Development
12 16 (7.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 15 (6.91%) B2C
13 15 (6.91%) Microsoft
13 15 (6.91%) Billing
13 15 (6.91%) SAP Implementation
14 14 (6.45%) Migration
14 14 (6.45%) Linux
15 13 (5.99%) SQL
15 13 (5.99%) CRM
15 13 (5.99%) Banking
15 13 (5.99%) TOGAF
15 13 (5.99%) HTML5
15 13 (5.99%) Business Analysis
15 13 (5.99%) AngularJS
15 13 (5.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 13 (5.99%) Mobile Development
16 12 (5.53%) Mobile App

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 4 (1.84%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.38%) CMS
2 3 (1.38%) MS Project Server
2 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.46%) Apache
4 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.46%) JBoss
4 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.46%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.38%) MS Office
3 3 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.46%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.76%) SAP Retail
1 6 (2.76%) SAP SD
2 5 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.38%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.38%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.38%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (1.38%) SAP FSCM
3 3 (1.38%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.92%) Infor LN
4 2 (0.92%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.46%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.30%) Office 365
2 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.92%) Yammer
4 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.61%) Firewall
2 7 (3.23%) SSL
3 6 (2.76%) Internet
3 6 (2.76%) Wireless
4 5 (2.30%) VoIP
5 4 (1.84%) DHCP
5 4 (1.84%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.84%) HTTP
5 4 (1.84%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.84%) MPLS
5 4 (1.84%) VPN
5 4 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.84%) ZigBee
6 3 (1.38%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.38%) Network Security
6 3 (1.38%) TACACS
7 2 (0.92%) Intranet
7 2 (0.92%) WAN
8 1 (0.46%) DMZ
8 1 (0.46%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.84%) SAP HANA
3 4 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.38%) Big Data
4 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (0.92%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.92%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.46%) MySQL
6 1 (0.46%) OLAP
6 1 (0.46%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.46%) QlikView
6 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.38%) JIRA
1 3 (1.38%) LSMW
1 3 (1.38%) PowerBuilder
2 2 (0.92%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.46%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.46%) Selenium
3 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.46%) WinRunner
General
1 42 (19.35%) Finance
2 16 (7.37%) Pharmaceutical
3 15 (6.91%) Billing
4 13 (5.99%) Banking
5 12 (5.53%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.76%) Automotive
6 6 (2.76%) Marketing
6 6 (2.76%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.84%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.38%) Back Office
8 3 (1.38%) Legal
8 3 (1.38%) Publishing
9 2 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (21.20%) Analyst
2 33 (15.21%) Consultant
3 30 (13.82%) Architect
4 28 (12.90%) Developer
5 26 (11.98%) Project Manager
6 24 (11.06%) Business Analyst
7 19 (8.76%) SAP Consultant
8 15 (6.91%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (6.91%) Web Developer
9 12 (5.53%) Mobile Developer
9 12 (5.53%) Mobile Web Developer
10 11 (5.07%) Test Analyst
11 10 (4.61%) Designer
12 7 (3.23%) .NET Developer
12 7 (3.23%) IT Manager
12 7 (3.23%) Senior Manager
13 6 (2.76%) SAP SD Consultant
13 6 (2.76%) Security Consultant
13 6 (2.76%) Senior Project Manager
13 6 (2.76%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.14%) HTML
2 20 (9.22%) CSS
3 13 (5.99%) AngularJS
3 13 (5.99%) HTML5
3 13 (5.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 10 (4.61%) .NET
5 7 (3.23%) EDI
6 6 (2.76%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (1.38%) jQuery
8 3 (1.38%) XML
9 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.92%) COM
9 2 (0.92%) DHTML
9 2 (0.92%) Flash
9 2 (0.92%) NHibernate
9 2 (0.92%) Node.js
9 2 (0.92%) React
9 2 (0.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.22%) EPoS
2 12 (5.53%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.61%) User Experience
5 5 (2.30%) Taxonomies
6 4 (1.84%) Arduino
6 4 (1.84%) Home Automation
6 4 (1.84%) Internet of Things
6 4 (1.84%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.84%) Raspberry Pi
7 3 (1.38%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.38%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.38%) iPad
7 3 (1.38%) LIMS
8 2 (0.92%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.92%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.92%) EFT
8 2 (0.92%) FMCG
8 2 (0.92%) PMI
9 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.60%) Windows
2 14 (6.45%) Linux
3 10 (4.61%) Unix
4 4 (1.84%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.38%) Android
6 2 (0.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
1 43 (19.82%) E-Commerce
2 29 (13.36%) Project Management
3 28 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (11.52%) Logistics
5 18 (8.29%) Web Development
6 15 (6.91%) B2C
6 15 (6.91%) SAP Implementation
7 14 (6.45%) Migration
8 13 (5.99%) Business Analysis
8 13 (5.99%) CRM
8 13 (5.99%) Mobile Development
8 13 (5.99%) TOGAF
9 12 (5.53%) Programme Management
9 12 (5.53%) Scrum
10 10 (4.61%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (4.15%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.15%) Data Migration
11 9 (4.15%) Risk Management
11 9 (4.15%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.68%) JavaScript
2 13 (5.99%) SQL
3 10 (4.61%) C#
4 7 (3.23%) Java
5 3 (1.38%) ABAP
5 3 (1.38%) PHP
6 1 (0.46%) C
6 1 (0.46%) Python
6 1 (0.46%) R
6 1 (0.46%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 10 (4.61%) ISEB
2 8 (3.69%) ISTQB
3 7 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (2.76%) CCNP
4 6 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.84%) CISSP
6 4 (1.84%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.92%) CCDA
7 2 (0.92%) CCDP
7 2 (0.92%) CCIE
7 2 (0.92%) CCNA
7 2 (0.92%) CISA
7 2 (0.92%) CISM
7 2 (0.92%) Degree
7 2 (0.92%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.30%) QA
2 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) Basel III
3 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.92%) Docker
3 2 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.92%) Rancher
2 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (14.29%) SAP
2 15 (6.91%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.23%) IBM
3 7 (3.23%) Oracle
3 7 (3.23%) VMware
4 5 (2.30%) Cisco
4 5 (2.30%) LogRhythm
4 5 (2.30%) Proofpoint
5 4 (1.84%) hybris
5 4 (1.84%) Infor
6 3 (1.38%) JDA
6 3 (1.38%) RedPrairie
6 3 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.92%) ATG
7 2 (0.92%) Fiserv
7 2 (0.92%) Juniper
7 2 (0.92%) New Relic
8 1 (0.46%) Kronos
8 1 (0.46%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.46%) Retek
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: 400-500
Posted: 5 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: 400-500
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago