The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the West Midlands region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 47 44 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing Retail 80 71 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.29% 3.60% 4.36%
As % of the General category 11.07% 11.64% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 41 58
Average daily rate
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£330 £375 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-38.26% +12.50%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
723 610 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.72% 30.92% 33.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 279 336
Average daily rate £350 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £548 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 51 35
Average hourly rate £33.55 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.60% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.74 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £49.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Retail
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -14 22 £400 +6.66% 17
Warwickshire +10 18 £425 +6.25% 3
Coventry -14 10 £325 +1.56% 5
Staffordshire - 6 £371 - 5
Solihull +1 2 £300 -20.00% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £328 -
Shropshire - 2 £421 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £396 -
Worcestershire - - - -
Walsall - - - - 2
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 52 (39.39%) E-Commerce
2 25 (18.94%) UML
3 24 (18.18%) Finance
4 22 (16.67%) ATG
5 20 (15.15%) Workflow
5 20 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (13.64%) SQL
6 18 (13.64%) Banking
7 14 (10.61%) JavaScript
8 13 (9.85%) Retail Banking
8 13 (9.85%) Marketing
9 12 (9.09%) Business Analysis
9 12 (9.09%) PRINCE2
10 10 (7.58%) SAP
10 10 (7.58%) Microsoft
11 8 (6.06%) HTML
11 8 (6.06%) Degree
11 8 (6.06%) Use Case
11 8 (6.06%) Test Scripting
12 7 (5.30%) Logistics
12 7 (5.30%) .NET
12 7 (5.30%) Oracle
12 7 (5.30%) CRM
12 7 (5.30%) Project Management
12 7 (5.30%) Manufacturing
13 6 (4.55%) Automotive
13 6 (4.55%) MS Visio
13 6 (4.55%) CSS
13 6 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (3.79%) jQuery

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (2.27%) SAS
2 2 (1.52%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) SAP Retail
2 3 (2.27%) ENOVIA
2 3 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.27%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.52%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.76%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.76%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) SAN
1 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.76%) MySQL
4 1 (0.76%) Cognos Powerplay
4 1 (0.76%) DTS
4 1 (0.76%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.76%) ReportNet
4 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.76%) Cognos Transformer
4 1 (0.76%) QlikView
4 1 (0.76%) SQLite
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.76%) Subversion
1 1 (0.76%) Selenium
General
1 24 (18.18%) Finance
2 18 (13.64%) Banking
3 13 (9.85%) Retail Banking
3 13 (9.85%) Marketing
4 7 (5.30%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.55%) Automotive
6 4 (3.03%) Back Office
7 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.27%) Billing
8 2 (1.52%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (40.15%) Analyst
2 36 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 21 (15.91%) Developer
4 17 (12.88%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.58%) Consultant
6 7 (5.30%) Architect
6 7 (5.30%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (4.55%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.03%) Coordinator
8 4 (3.03%) Programme Manager
8 4 (3.03%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.03%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (3.03%) MI Analyst
9 3 (2.27%) SQL DBA
9 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (2.27%) Oracle Consultant
9 3 (2.27%) .NET Developer
9 3 (2.27%) DBA
9 3 (2.27%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.06%) HTML
2 7 (5.30%) .NET
3 6 (4.55%) CSS
4 5 (3.79%) Web Services
4 5 (3.79%) Ajax
4 5 (3.79%) jQuery
4 5 (3.79%) HTML5
5 4 (3.03%) RESTful
5 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.27%) Backbone.js
6 3 (2.27%) CSS3
7 2 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.52%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.52%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.52%) WCF
8 1 (0.76%) WPF
8 1 (0.76%) JSON
8 1 (0.76%) LINQ
8 1 (0.76%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.03%) EPoS
2 3 (2.27%) Visualisation
3 2 (1.52%) iPad
3 2 (1.52%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.52%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.52%) EFT
3 2 (1.52%) Copywriting
4 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.76%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.76%) FMCG
4 1 (0.76%) Replication
4 1 (0.76%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.79%) Windows
2 4 (3.03%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (39.39%) E-Commerce
2 25 (18.94%) UML
3 20 (15.15%) Workflow
3 20 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 12 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 8 (6.06%) Use Case
5 8 (6.06%) Test Scripting
6 7 (5.30%) CRM
6 7 (5.30%) Project Management
6 7 (5.30%) Logistics
7 6 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.79%) Programme Management
8 5 (3.79%) Data Analysis
8 5 (3.79%) Change Management
8 5 (3.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (3.79%) Analytics
9 4 (3.03%) Waterfall
9 4 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (3.03%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.64%) SQL
2 14 (10.61%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.79%) VBA
4 3 (2.27%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.27%) C#
5 2 (1.52%) Java
5 2 (1.52%) VB
6 1 (0.76%) C
6 1 (0.76%) VBScript
6 1 (0.76%) PHP
6 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.76%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 8 (6.06%) Degree
2 4 (3.03%) ISEB
3 2 (1.52%) ACCA
3 2 (1.52%) CIMA
3 2 (1.52%) AAT
4 1 (0.76%) MCP
4 1 (0.76%) MCTS
4 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.76%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Legato
1 1 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (0.76%) Sysprep
1 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 22 (16.67%) ATG
2 10 (7.58%) SAP
2 10 (7.58%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.30%) Oracle
4 3 (2.27%) IBM
5 2 (1.52%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.52%) HP
5 2 (1.52%) Cognos
5 2 (1.52%) Cisco
5 2 (1.52%) Teradata
5 2 (1.52%) JDA
5 2 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.76%) McAfee
6 1 (0.76%) BT
6 1 (0.76%) Retek
6 1 (0.76%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.76%) Google
6 1 (0.76%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.76%) Pega
6 1 (0.76%) hybris
West Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £290 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - £450
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £650 - £675 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Herefordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25K - £27K plus call allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + DOE - negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £305 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago