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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 24 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +4
Contract jobs citing Retail 136 87 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.52% 3.37% 3.09%
As % of the General category 16.44% 11.33% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 42 35
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£425 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £396
% change year-on-year
-3.08% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £31.50 £12.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.90% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £8.50 £9.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £32.53 £15.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £12.96 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+27.31% -55.31%
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
827 768 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.54% 29.71% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 378 274
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 54 44
Average hourly rate £31.44 £31.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.19% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £18.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 +13 44 £393 +4.66% 25
Coventry +15 25 £450 - 7
Warwickshire +7 13 £330 -22.35% 8
Staffordshire -14 8 £345 -20.00% 5
Worcestershire +7 4 £350 -
Solihull -3 4 £375 +25.00% 2
Wolverhampton - 2 £424 - 1
Walsall - 1 - - 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 85 (32.82%) Finance
2 61 (23.55%) Banking
3 42 (16.22%) Project Management
4 41 (15.83%) E-Commerce
5 38 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (14.67%) Retail Banking
6 33 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (11.20%) ERP
8 26 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (9.65%) Microsoft
9 25 (9.65%) SQL
10 24 (9.27%) SAP
11 22 (8.49%) Business Analysis
12 21 (8.11%) PRINCE2
13 18 (6.95%) .NET
13 18 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (6.56%) EPoS
15 16 (6.18%) HTML
15 16 (6.18%) Migration
16 15 (5.79%) Windows
16 15 (5.79%) CSS
16 15 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (5.41%) CRM
17 14 (5.41%) C#
17 14 (5.41%) Oracle
17 14 (5.41%) Management Information System
17 14 (5.41%) SDLC
18 13 (5.02%) Software Testing
18 13 (5.02%) Degree
18 13 (5.02%) Content Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 8 (3.09%) SharePoint
1 8 (3.09%) WebSphere
2 7 (2.70%) Lync
3 4 (1.54%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.54%) SAS
4 3 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.39%) FileNet
6 1 (0.39%) CMS
6 1 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.25%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (3.86%) Photoshop
4 7 (2.70%) MS Office
5 6 (2.32%) MS Project
6 4 (1.54%) PowerPivot
6 4 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.16%) SAP Retail
3 3 (1.16%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.16%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.77%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.39%) Magento
5 1 (0.39%) Eikon
5 1 (0.39%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.39%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.39%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.54%) Office 365
2 3 (1.16%) SaaS
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.39%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (1.16%) DNS
3 2 (0.77%) Wireless
4 1 (0.39%) LDAP
4 1 (0.39%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.39%) Intranet
4 1 (0.39%) Internet
4 1 (0.39%) MPLS
4 1 (0.39%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (5.02%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.93%) QlikView
6 5 (1.93%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.39%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.39%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.77%) Subversion
3 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.39%) Ant
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.39%) ProC
3 1 (0.39%) JMeter
3 1 (0.39%) LSMW
General
1 85 (32.82%) Finance
2 61 (23.55%) Banking
3 38 (14.67%) Retail Banking
4 9 (3.47%) Marketing
4 9 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.09%) Games
6 5 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.16%) Publishing
7 3 (1.16%) Billing
8 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.77%) Advertising
8 2 (0.77%) Front Office
8 2 (0.77%) Back Office
8 2 (0.77%) Law
8 2 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.39%) Cantonese Language
9 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 88 (33.98%) Analyst
2 55 (21.24%) Business Analyst
3 48 (18.53%) Project Manager
4 28 (10.81%) Developer
5 20 (7.72%) Consultant
5 20 (7.72%) Senior Analyst
6 19 (7.34%) Architect
7 15 (5.79%) Senior Business Analyst
8 10 (3.86%) Data Analyst
9 9 (3.47%) Business Systems Analyst
9 9 (3.47%) Systems Analyst
9 9 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (3.47%) Financial Business Analyst
9 9 (3.47%) Banking Business Analyst
9 9 (3.47%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 8 (3.09%) Test Analyst
10 8 (3.09%) IT Project Manager
11 7 (2.70%) Designer
12 6 (2.32%) SAP Consultant
12 6 (2.32%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.95%) .NET
2 16 (6.18%) HTML
3 15 (5.79%) CSS
4 8 (3.09%) jQuery
5 7 (2.70%) SAP PI
5 7 (2.70%) HTML5
5 7 (2.70%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.32%) CSS3
7 5 (1.93%) Web Services
8 4 (1.54%) Middleware
8 4 (1.54%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.54%) WCF
9 3 (1.16%) SAP ALE
9 3 (1.16%) Sass
9 3 (1.16%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (0.77%) Entity Framework
10 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.77%) Web Dynpro
10 2 (0.77%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.56%) EPoS
3 14 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.47%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.47%) User Experience
5 6 (2.32%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (1.93%) FMCG
7 4 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.54%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.54%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.54%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.16%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.16%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.16%) IVR
8 3 (1.16%) SCADA
8 3 (1.16%) Social Media
9 1 (0.39%) iPad
9 1 (0.39%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.79%) Windows
2 7 (2.70%) UNIX
3 4 (1.54%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.54%) Linux
3 4 (1.54%) Android
4 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.22%) Project Management
2 41 (15.83%) E-Commerce
3 38 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (11.20%) ERP
5 26 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (8.49%) Business Analysis
7 21 (8.11%) PRINCE2
8 18 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (6.18%) Migration
10 14 (5.41%) CRM
10 14 (5.41%) SDLC
11 13 (5.02%) Software Testing
11 13 (5.02%) Content Management
12 11 (4.25%) Analytics
13 10 (3.86%) Test Scripting
13 10 (3.86%) Data Migration
14 9 (3.47%) Logistics
14 9 (3.47%) Resource Management
14 9 (3.47%) Web Design
14 9 (3.47%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.65%) SQL
2 14 (5.41%) C#
3 9 (3.47%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.09%) Java
5 6 (2.32%) C++
5 6 (2.32%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.54%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.16%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.16%) ABAP
8 2 (0.77%) SAPscript
8 2 (0.77%) C
9 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.39%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 13 (5.02%) Degree
2 11 (4.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (1.93%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (1.54%) CCNP
4 4 (1.54%) ISEB
5 3 (1.16%) CCNA
5 3 (1.16%) CCDA
5 3 (1.16%) CCDP
5 3 (1.16%) PMP
5 3 (1.16%) CCIE
6 2 (0.77%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (0.77%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (0.77%) MCP
6 2 (0.77%) MCSE
6 2 (0.77%) MCSA
7 1 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.54%) QA
2 3 (1.16%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.39%) XenApp
3 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.16%) SCCM
2 1 (0.39%) SCOM
2 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.39%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 25 (9.65%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.27%) SAP
3 14 (5.41%) Oracle
4 8 (3.09%) IBM
5 7 (2.70%) Cisco
6 5 (1.93%) JD Edwards
6 5 (1.93%) Endeca
6 5 (1.93%) hybris
7 4 (1.54%) Tableau
7 4 (1.54%) Netezza
7 4 (1.54%) VMware
7 4 (1.54%) JDA
7 4 (1.54%) Symbian
7 4 (1.54%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.16%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.16%) Adobe
8 3 (1.16%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.16%) FatWire
8 3 (1.16%) Guidewire
8 3 (1.16%) Juniper
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