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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 58 34 57
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +23
Contract jobs citing Retail 55 87 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.41% 4.03% 2.71%
As % of the General category 7.63% 12.55% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 59 30
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £6.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +77.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £13.87 £6.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +113.38%
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
721 693 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.62% 32.07% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 372 237
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £505 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 60
Average hourly rate £28.69 £27.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.10 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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 -16 24 £400 +8.84% 9
Coventry -8 10 £350 -17.64% 6
Solihull 0 2 £460 +48.38% 8
Warwickshire -3 2 £400 -25.58% 4
Staffordshire -3 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - - 2
Wednesbury - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 33 (23.74%) E-Commerce
2 28 (20.14%) Finance
3 21 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (15.11%) Banking
3 21 (15.11%) Retail Banking
4 20 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (12.23%) Marketing
6 16 (11.51%) SQL
7 15 (10.79%) .NET
8 13 (9.35%) PRINCE2
9 12 (8.63%) Project Management
9 12 (8.63%) Logistics
9 12 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (7.91%) SAP
11 10 (7.19%) Migration
12 9 (6.47%) JavaScript
12 9 (6.47%) Windows
12 9 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (6.47%) Time Management
12 9 (6.47%) Analytics
13 8 (5.76%) Business Transformation
13 8 (5.76%) Business Analysis
13 8 (5.76%) CRM
13 8 (5.76%) UNIX
13 8 (5.76%) Linux
13 8 (5.76%) ATG
13 8 (5.76%) Microsoft
14 7 (5.04%) Workflow
14 7 (5.04%) UML
14 7 (5.04%) C

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (4.32%) SAS
2 3 (2.16%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.44%) CMS
4 1 (0.72%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 6 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.16%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.44%) MS Office
4 1 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) WebTrends
1 3 (2.16%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.44%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.72%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.72%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.72%) Magento
3 1 (0.72%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.72%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.72%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.72%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.88%) Internet
2 2 (1.44%) NAS
2 2 (1.44%) ATM
2 2 (1.44%) LAN
2 2 (1.44%) SMS
2 2 (1.44%) WLAN
2 2 (1.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.44%) SAN
3 1 (0.72%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (2.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.16%) MS Access
3 3 (2.16%) Base SAS
3 3 (2.16%) QlikView
3 3 (2.16%) MySQL
3 3 (2.16%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.72%) Informix
5 1 (0.72%) DTS
5 1 (0.72%) SQLite
5 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.72%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.72%) Subversion
1 1 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 28 (20.14%) Finance
2 21 (15.11%) Banking
2 21 (15.11%) Retail Banking
3 17 (12.23%) Marketing
4 6 (4.32%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.60%) German Language
6 4 (2.88%) Automotive
7 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.44%) Back Office
8 2 (1.44%) Advertising
9 1 (0.72%) Billing
9 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (31.65%) Analyst
2 23 (16.55%) Business Analyst
3 19 (13.67%) Developer
4 16 (11.51%) Project Manager
5 14 (10.07%) Architect
6 7 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.04%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (4.32%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.32%) Data Analyst
7 6 (4.32%) Consultant
7 6 (4.32%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (3.60%) Sitecore Developer
9 4 (2.88%) DBA
10 3 (2.16%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 3 (2.16%) Front-End Developer
10 3 (2.16%) Data Modeller
10 3 (2.16%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (2.16%) Applications Architect
10 3 (2.16%) SQL DBA
10 3 (2.16%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.79%) .NET
2 7 (5.04%) .NET Framework
2 7 (5.04%) jQuery
3 6 (4.32%) HTML
3 6 (4.32%) Ajax
4 5 (3.60%) CSS
4 5 (3.60%) Web Services
4 5 (3.60%) RESTful
5 3 (2.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.16%) REST
6 2 (1.44%) HTML5
6 2 (1.44%) XML
6 2 (1.44%) SOAP
6 2 (1.44%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.72%) LINQ
7 1 (0.72%) Apache CXF
7 1 (0.72%) JSON
7 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.72%) Cocoa
7 1 (0.72%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.32%) FMCG
3 3 (2.16%) Smart Meter
3 3 (2.16%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.44%) iPad
5 1 (0.72%) Kindle
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.72%) User Experience
5 1 (0.72%) Social Media
5 1 (0.72%) PMI
5 1 (0.72%) EPoS
5 1 (0.72%) Replication
5 1 (0.72%) Clustering
5 1 (0.72%) IVR
5 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.72%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.72%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.47%) Windows
2 8 (5.76%) Linux
2 8 (5.76%) UNIX
3 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.74%) E-Commerce
2 21 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (9.35%) PRINCE2
5 12 (8.63%) Project Management
5 12 (8.63%) Logistics
6 10 (7.19%) Migration
7 9 (6.47%) Time Management
7 9 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (6.47%) Analytics
8 8 (5.76%) CRM
8 8 (5.76%) Business Analysis
8 8 (5.76%) Business Transformation
9 7 (5.04%) Workflow
9 7 (5.04%) UML
10 6 (4.32%) Data Modelling
10 6 (4.32%) Data Management
10 6 (4.32%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.60%) Validation
11 5 (3.60%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.51%) SQL
2 9 (6.47%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.04%) C
4 6 (4.32%) Java
5 4 (2.88%) VB
6 3 (2.16%) C#
6 3 (2.16%) VBA
7 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.72%) ABAP
8 1 (0.72%) C++
8 1 (0.72%) PHP
8 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.72%) VB6
8 1 (0.72%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (2.88%) Degree
2 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) UCITS
2 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.72%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (7.91%) SAP
2 8 (5.76%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.76%) ATG
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle
4 6 (4.32%) webMethods
4 6 (4.32%) RedPrairie
5 5 (3.60%) Sitecore
5 5 (3.60%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.16%) Omniture
6 3 (2.16%) Cognos
7 2 (1.44%) Siebel
7 2 (1.44%) Cisco
7 2 (1.44%) IBM
7 2 (1.44%) VMware
7 2 (1.44%) Mercator
8 1 (0.72%) Sybase
8 1 (0.72%) Endeca
8 1 (0.72%) Google
8 1 (0.72%) JDA
8 1 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 months + extension
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago