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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 32 27 48
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Contract jobs citing Retail 177 139 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.47% 5.51% 3.29%
As % of the General category 18.97% 16.26% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 99 40
Median daily rate £400 £425 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £558 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -61.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.13 £17.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-23.91% +43.75%
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
933 855 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.82% 33.90% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 497 388
Median daily rate £413 £404 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 70 49
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 £11.54 £12.35 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £42.17 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +9 77 £400 -11.11% 12
Birmingham -4 41 £375 -6.25% 17
Staffordshire +8 16 £375 +4.89% 9
Warwickshire -4 7 £460 +53.33% 7
Herefordshire - 5 £363 - 4
Worcestershire -3 3 £381 +8.92% 3
Solihull 0 2 £225 -40.00% 2
Wolverhampton +1 1 £400 +12.67% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £100 - 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 78 (26.35%) SAP
2 67 (22.64%) Finance
3 58 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (19.26%) E-Commerce
5 53 (17.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 51 (17.23%) SAP Implementation
7 34 (11.49%) Banking
8 32 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (10.81%) Scrum
9 28 (9.46%) Project Management
9 28 (9.46%) SQL
10 22 (7.43%) User Experience
11 20 (6.76%) JavaScript
11 20 (6.76%) HTML
12 19 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (6.42%) Procure-to-Pay
13 18 (6.08%) Logistics
13 18 (6.08%) Business Analysis
14 17 (5.74%) Change Management
14 17 (5.74%) Order to Cash
15 16 (5.41%) Manufacturing
15 16 (5.41%) Java
15 16 (5.41%) CRM
15 16 (5.41%) Retail Banking
15 16 (5.41%) JIRA
16 15 (5.07%) IBM
16 15 (5.07%) CSS
16 15 (5.07%) Windows
16 15 (5.07%) Programme Management
17 14 (4.73%) C#

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 (1.35%) Skype for Business
1 4 (1.35%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.68%) Apache
2 2 (0.68%) IIS
2 2 (0.68%) MS Project Server
2 2 (0.68%) SAS
2 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.34%) CMS
3 1 (0.34%) JBoss
3 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (3.72%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.36%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.69%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.69%) MS Office
3 5 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.35%) SPSS
5 3 (1.01%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (4.73%) SAP SD
2 10 (3.38%) SAP MDM
3 8 (2.70%) SAP Retail
4 7 (2.36%) SAP CO
4 7 (2.36%) SAP FI
4 7 (2.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (2.36%) SAP FSCM
4 7 (2.36%) SAP SCM
5 5 (1.69%) SAP MM
6 4 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (1.01%) FastStats
7 3 (1.01%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.68%) Infor LN
8 2 (0.68%) Magento
8 2 (0.68%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.68%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.68%) SAP QM
9 1 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.35%) Office 365
2 2 (0.68%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.69%) Internet
2 4 (1.35%) Firewall
3 3 (1.01%) Intranet
3 3 (1.01%) Network Security
3 3 (1.01%) Wireless
4 2 (0.68%) DHCP
4 2 (0.68%) WAN
4 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.34%) DNS
5 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.34%) Extranet
5 1 (0.34%) HTTP
5 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.34%) LDAP
5 1 (0.34%) Skype
5 1 (0.34%) SMS
5 1 (0.34%) SSL
5 1 (0.34%) VoIP
5 1 (0.34%) VPN
5 1 (0.34%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (3.04%) IBM InfoSphere
1 9 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.36%) SAP HANA
3 4 (1.35%) Big Data
3 4 (1.35%) SAP BI
4 3 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.01%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (0.68%) DataStage
5 2 (0.68%) MySQL
5 2 (0.68%) QualityStage
5 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.68%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.34%) OLAP
6 1 (0.34%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.34%) Power BI
6 1 (0.34%) RethinkDB
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (5.41%) JIRA
2 5 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.01%) Axure RP
4 3 (1.01%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.01%) LSMW
4 3 (1.01%) Selenium
5 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.34%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.34%) PhpStorm
5 1 (0.34%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.34%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.34%) WinRunner
General
1 67 (22.64%) Finance
2 53 (17.91%) Pharmaceutical
3 34 (11.49%) Banking
4 16 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 16 (5.41%) Retail Banking
5 12 (4.05%) Billing
6 10 (3.38%) Automotive
6 10 (3.38%) Marketing
7 6 (2.03%) Legal
8 4 (1.35%) Publishing
9 2 (0.68%) Back Office
9 2 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 62 (20.95%) Analyst
2 39 (13.18%) Business Analyst
3 37 (12.50%) Developer
4 33 (11.15%) Consultant
4 33 (11.15%) Project Manager
5 26 (8.78%) Architect
6 25 (8.45%) SAP Consultant
7 18 (6.08%) Designer
8 14 (4.73%) Senior Designer
8 14 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (3.72%) IT Manager
10 11 (3.72%) Senior UI Designer
10 11 (3.72%) Test Analyst
10 11 (3.72%) UI Designer
10 11 (3.72%) Workstream Lead
11 10 (3.38%) E-Commerce Manager
11 10 (3.38%) E-Commerce Project Manager
12 9 (3.04%) Digital Business Analyst
12 9 (3.04%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.76%) HTML
2 15 (5.07%) CSS
3 12 (4.05%) .NET
4 9 (3.04%) AngularJS
5 7 (2.36%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.36%) HTML5
5 7 (2.36%) J2EE
6 6 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (2.03%) EDI
6 6 (2.03%) jQuery
6 6 (2.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (2.03%) XML
6 6 (2.03%) XSD
7 5 (1.69%) React
8 4 (1.35%) Node.js
9 3 (1.01%) Flash
10 2 (0.68%) DHTML
10 2 (0.68%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (0.68%) Middleware
10 2 (0.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.43%) User Experience
2 19 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.38%) EPoS
4 8 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.03%) Minimum Viable Product
5 6 (2.03%) Taxonomies
6 4 (1.35%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.01%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.01%) FMCG
7 3 (1.01%) IVR
7 3 (1.01%) LIMS
8 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.68%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.68%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.68%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.34%) Home Automation
9 1 (0.34%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.34%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.34%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.07%) Windows
2 9 (3.04%) Unix
3 8 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.03%) Android
5 5 (1.69%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.35%) Linux
7 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (19.26%) E-Commerce
3 51 (17.23%) SAP Implementation
4 32 (10.81%) Scrum
4 32 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (9.46%) Project Management
6 19 (6.42%) Procure-to-Pay
7 18 (6.08%) Business Analysis
7 18 (6.08%) Logistics
8 17 (5.74%) Change Management
8 17 (5.74%) Order to Cash
9 16 (5.41%) CRM
10 15 (5.07%) Programme Management
11 14 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (4.73%) Data Management
12 13 (4.39%) Master Data Management
12 13 (4.39%) Migration
12 13 (4.39%) Web Development
13 12 (4.05%) ERP
13 12 (4.05%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.46%) SQL
2 20 (6.76%) JavaScript
3 16 (5.41%) Java
4 14 (4.73%) C#
5 6 (2.03%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.69%) PHP
7 4 (1.35%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.01%) ABAP
9 2 (0.68%) C
9 2 (0.68%) Python
9 2 (0.68%) R
9 2 (0.68%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.34%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (2.36%) ISEB
2 5 (1.69%) Degree
3 3 (1.01%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.34%) CCDA
5 1 (0.34%) CCDP
5 1 (0.34%) CCIE
5 1 (0.34%) CCNA
5 1 (0.34%) CCNP
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.34%) CISM
5 1 (0.34%) CISSP
5 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.04%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) Basel II
3 1 (0.34%) Basel III
3 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.34%) SDET
3 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.01%) Docker
2 3 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.01%) Rancher
2 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 78 (26.35%) SAP
2 15 (5.07%) IBM
3 12 (4.05%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.38%) Oracle
5 9 (3.04%) hybris
6 3 (1.01%) New Relic
7 2 (0.68%) Demandware
7 2 (0.68%) HP
7 2 (0.68%) Infor
7 2 (0.68%) JDA
7 2 (0.68%) LogRhythm
7 2 (0.68%) Proofpoint
7 2 (0.68%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.34%) Avaya
8 1 (0.34%) Citrix
8 1 (0.34%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.34%) Genesys
8 1 (0.34%) Juniper
8 1 (0.34%) Remedy
8 1 (0.34%) Retek
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