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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 36 24 43
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing Retail 149 133 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.53% 5.41% 3.47%
As % of the General category 15.50% 16.16% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 96 43
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £54.00 £12.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+350.00% -61.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £16.50 £12.96
% change year-on-year
+172.72% +27.31%
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
961 823 760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.21% 33.48% 29.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 510 373
Median daily rate £400 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 58 55
Median hourly rate £15.50 £31.44 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.69% -0.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.35 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +4 49 £394 -12.50% 5
Birmingham -1 45 £388 +3.33% 17
Staffordshire +10 14 £375 +8.69% 1
Warwickshire -8 10 £450 +36.36% 3
Worcestershire 0 5 £363 -1.02%
Herefordshire - 5 £363 -
Solihull -7 2 £225 -40.00% 2
Wolverhampton -2 1 £400 -5.60% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £100 -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 58 (22.83%) SAP
2 56 (22.05%) Finance
3 50 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (18.90%) E-Commerce
5 36 (14.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 34 (13.39%) SAP Implementation
7 30 (11.81%) Project Management
7 30 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (10.24%) Banking
9 23 (9.06%) Logistics
10 21 (8.27%) Windows
10 21 (8.27%) HTML
10 21 (8.27%) JavaScript
11 20 (7.87%) Scrum
12 17 (6.69%) CSS
12 17 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (6.30%) SQL
13 16 (6.30%) CRM
13 16 (6.30%) Change Management
14 15 (5.91%) Programme Management
14 15 (5.91%) Web Development
14 15 (5.91%) Waterfall
14 15 (5.91%) User Experience
15 14 (5.51%) Business Analysis
15 14 (5.51%) Billing
15 14 (5.51%) Microsoft
16 13 (5.12%) EPoS
16 13 (5.12%) Migration
16 13 (5.12%) Retail Banking
16 13 (5.12%) 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 3 (1.18%) MS Project Server
1 3 (1.18%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.79%) SAS
3 1 (0.39%) Apache
3 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.39%) CMS
3 1 (0.39%) IIS
3 1 (0.39%) JBoss
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.15%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.97%) MS Office
3 5 (1.97%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.18%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.79%) SPSS
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.39%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.94%) SAP SD
2 7 (2.76%) SAP MDM
2 7 (2.76%) SAP Retail
3 4 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.57%) SAP CO
3 4 (1.57%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.57%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (1.18%) SAP PM
4 3 (1.18%) SAP SCM
5 2 (0.79%) Infor LN
5 2 (0.79%) Magento
5 2 (0.79%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.79%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.79%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.79%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.39%) FastStats
6 1 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.39%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.18%) Office 365
2 2 (0.79%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.94%) Firewall
2 7 (2.76%) SSL
3 6 (2.36%) Internet
3 6 (2.36%) Wireless
4 5 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.57%) DHCP
5 4 (1.57%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.57%) HTTP
5 4 (1.57%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.57%) VPN
5 4 (1.57%) ZigBee
6 3 (1.18%) Intranet
6 3 (1.18%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.18%) Network Security
6 3 (1.18%) TACACS
7 2 (0.79%) WAN
8 1 (0.39%) Extranet
8 1 (0.39%) LDAP
8 1 (0.39%) Skype
8 1 (0.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.76%) SAP HANA
3 6 (2.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.57%) SAP BI
5 3 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (0.79%) Big Data
6 2 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.79%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.39%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.39%) DataStage
7 1 (0.39%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.39%) QlikView
7 1 (0.39%) QualityStage
7 1 (0.39%) RethinkDB
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.94%) JIRA
2 5 (1.97%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.57%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.18%) Axure RP
4 3 (1.18%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.18%) LSMW
4 3 (1.18%) Selenium
5 2 (0.79%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (0.39%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.39%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.39%) PhpStorm
6 1 (0.39%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.39%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.39%) WinRunner
General
1 56 (22.05%) Finance
2 36 (14.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 26 (10.24%) Banking
4 14 (5.51%) Billing
5 13 (5.12%) Retail Banking
6 10 (3.94%) Manufacturing
7 8 (3.15%) Automotive
8 6 (2.36%) Legal
8 6 (2.36%) Marketing
9 3 (1.18%) Publishing
9 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.79%) Back Office
10 2 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (23.23%) Analyst
2 35 (13.78%) Business Analyst
3 34 (13.39%) Consultant
4 30 (11.81%) Project Manager
5 29 (11.42%) Developer
6 27 (10.63%) Architect
7 22 (8.66%) SAP Consultant
8 13 (5.12%) Designer
9 12 (4.72%) Web Developer
10 11 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.33%) Test Analyst
11 8 (3.15%) IT Manager
11 8 (3.15%) Mobile Developer
11 8 (3.15%) Mobile Web Developer
11 8 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.15%) Senior Designer
11 8 (3.15%) Workstream Lead
12 7 (2.76%) .NET Developer
12 7 (2.76%) E-Commerce Project Manager
12 7 (2.76%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.27%) HTML
2 17 (6.69%) CSS
3 10 (3.94%) AngularJS
4 9 (3.54%) .NET
4 9 (3.54%) HTML5
4 9 (3.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (2.36%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.36%) EDI
5 6 (2.36%) XML
6 5 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (1.97%) jQuery
7 4 (1.57%) Node.js
7 4 (1.57%) React
8 3 (1.18%) Flash
9 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.79%) DHTML
9 2 (0.79%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.79%) Middleware
9 2 (0.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.91%) User Experience
3 13 (5.12%) EPoS
4 10 (3.94%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.36%) Minimum Viable Product
5 6 (2.36%) Taxonomies
6 4 (1.57%) Arduino
6 4 (1.57%) Home Automation
6 4 (1.57%) Internet of Things
6 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.57%) Raspberry Pi
7 3 (1.18%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.18%) LIMS
8 2 (0.79%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.79%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.79%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.79%) IVR
8 2 (0.79%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.39%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.39%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.27%) Windows
2 12 (4.72%) Linux
3 8 (3.15%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.15%) Unix
4 5 (1.97%) Android
5 2 (0.79%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (18.90%) E-Commerce
3 34 (13.39%) SAP Implementation
4 30 (11.81%) Project Management
4 30 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (9.06%) Logistics
6 20 (7.87%) Scrum
7 16 (6.30%) Change Management
7 16 (6.30%) CRM
8 15 (5.91%) Programme Management
8 15 (5.91%) Waterfall
8 15 (5.91%) Web Development
9 14 (5.51%) Business Analysis
10 13 (5.12%) Migration
10 13 (5.12%) Order to Cash
11 12 (4.72%) Procure-to-Pay
12 11 (4.33%) B2C
12 11 (4.33%) Data Analysis
12 11 (4.33%) ERP
12 11 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.27%) JavaScript
2 16 (6.30%) SQL
3 12 (4.72%) C#
4 8 (3.15%) Java
5 5 (1.97%) PHP
6 4 (1.57%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.18%) ABAP
8 2 (0.79%) C
8 2 (0.79%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.39%) Python
9 1 (0.39%) R
9 1 (0.39%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (4.33%) ISEB
2 6 (2.36%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.18%) Degree
4 3 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.18%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.79%) CCDA
5 2 (0.79%) CCDP
5 2 (0.79%) CCIE
5 2 (0.79%) CCNA
5 2 (0.79%) CCNP
5 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.39%) CISM
6 1 (0.39%) CISSP
6 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.54%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) Basel II
3 1 (0.39%) Basel III
3 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) SDET
3 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.57%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.18%) Docker
2 3 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.18%) Rancher
2 2 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 58 (22.83%) SAP
2 14 (5.51%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.94%) IBM
4 7 (2.76%) hybris
5 5 (1.97%) LogRhythm
5 5 (1.97%) Proofpoint
6 4 (1.57%) Oracle
6 4 (1.57%) VMware
7 3 (1.18%) HP
7 3 (1.18%) New Relic
8 2 (0.79%) Infor
8 2 (0.79%) JDA
8 2 (0.79%) Juniper
8 2 (0.79%) RedPrairie
9 1 (0.39%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.39%) Genesys
9 1 (0.39%) KANA
9 1 (0.39%) Kronos
9 1 (0.39%) Retek
9 1 (0.39%) Zend
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