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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 26 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +5
Contract jobs citing Retail 137 80 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.93% 3.37% 3.15%
As % of the General category 17.56% 11.16% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 34 30
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£390 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £535 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-46.77% +12.72%
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
780 717 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.74% 30.21% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 333 249
Average daily rate £400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 68 55
Average hourly rate £29.00 £34.16 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.10% +19.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £18.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.34 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.11
% change year-on-year
- -2.61%

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 7 July 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
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 7 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 35 £375 -6.25% 27
Coventry +18 27 £415 +27.69% 6
Warwickshire -11 13 £395 -2.76% 8
Staffordshire -1 11 £295 -10.60% 5
Worcestershire - 6 £288 - 2
Solihull +3 4 £375 +25.00% 4
Wolverhampton +3 2 £453 +18.98% 2
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 79 (35.11%) Finance
2 46 (20.44%) Banking
3 37 (16.44%) E-Commerce
4 31 (13.78%) Project Management
5 30 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (12.44%) SQL
7 27 (12.00%) Retail Banking
8 22 (9.78%) SAP
8 22 (9.78%) Microsoft
9 21 (9.33%) ERP
10 19 (8.44%) .NET
11 18 (8.00%) PRINCE2
11 18 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (8.00%) Business Analysis
12 16 (7.11%) Management Information System
12 16 (7.11%) SQL Server
12 16 (7.11%) Windows
13 15 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (6.67%) C#
13 15 (6.67%) HTML
13 15 (6.67%) EPoS
13 15 (6.67%) Degree
13 15 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (6.22%) Test Scripting
14 14 (6.22%) CSS
14 14 (6.22%) Migration
15 13 (5.78%) Software Testing
15 13 (5.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (5.33%) Content Management
16 12 (5.33%) Photoshop

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 7 (3.11%) Lync
2 5 (2.22%) SAS
3 4 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.78%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.78%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.44%) IIS
5 1 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.44%) FileNet
5 1 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (5.33%) Photoshop
1 12 (5.33%) Spreadsheet
2 10 (4.44%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.67%) MS Project
4 5 (2.22%) MS Office
5 4 (1.78%) PowerPivot
6 3 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.00%) SAP Retail
2 7 (3.11%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.33%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.89%) Magento
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.44%) Eikon
5 1 (0.44%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.44%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.44%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.78%) Office 365
2 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.89%) SaaS
3 1 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.33%) DNS
1 3 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (0.89%) Wireless
3 1 (0.44%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.44%) Intranet
3 1 (0.44%) Internet
3 1 (0.44%) LDAP
3 1 (0.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.67%) SAP BW
5 6 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.22%) QlikView
6 5 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.22%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.44%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Subversion
2 1 (0.44%) JIRA
2 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.44%) XMLUnit
2 1 (0.44%) Ant
2 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.44%) ProC
2 1 (0.44%) JMeter
2 1 (0.44%) LSMW
General
1 79 (35.11%) Finance
2 46 (20.44%) Banking
3 27 (12.00%) Retail Banking
4 11 (4.89%) Marketing
5 9 (4.00%) Games
6 6 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.22%) Billing
8 3 (1.33%) Law
9 2 (0.89%) Back Office
9 2 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.89%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Front Office
10 1 (0.44%) Legal
10 1 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 71 (31.56%) Analyst
2 44 (19.56%) Project Manager
3 40 (17.78%) Business Analyst
4 26 (11.56%) Developer
5 20 (8.89%) Consultant
6 15 (6.67%) Architect
7 11 (4.89%) Test Analyst
7 11 (4.89%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (4.44%) IT Project Manager
9 9 (4.00%) SAP Consultant
9 9 (4.00%) Senior Business Analyst
10 8 (3.56%) Data Analyst
11 7 (3.11%) Banking Business Analyst
12 6 (2.67%) Test Leader
12 6 (2.67%) .NET Developer
12 6 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.67%) Tester
13 5 (2.22%) Business Systems Analyst
13 5 (2.22%) Systems Analyst
13 5 (2.22%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.44%) .NET
2 15 (6.67%) HTML
3 14 (6.22%) CSS
4 9 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (3.56%) XML
6 7 (3.11%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.67%) Web Services
7 6 (2.67%) SAP ALE
7 6 (2.67%) jQuery
8 4 (1.78%) HTML5
9 3 (1.33%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.33%) CSS3
9 3 (1.33%) Sass
9 3 (1.33%) WCF
9 3 (1.33%) WinForms
10 2 (0.89%) Ajax
10 2 (0.89%) DOM
10 2 (0.89%) EDI
10 2 (0.89%) SAP PI
10 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.11%) Management Information System
2 15 (6.67%) EPoS
2 15 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.89%) User Experience
4 9 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.11%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.22%) FMCG
6 5 (2.22%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.78%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.89%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.44%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.44%) IVR
10 1 (0.44%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.44%) DataPower
10 1 (0.44%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.11%) Windows
2 7 (3.11%) UNIX
3 4 (1.78%) Linux
3 4 (1.78%) Android
3 4 (1.78%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.44%) E-Commerce
2 31 (13.78%) Project Management
3 30 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (9.33%) ERP
5 18 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 18 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (8.00%) Business Analysis
6 15 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (6.22%) Migration
7 14 (6.22%) Test Scripting
8 13 (5.78%) Software Testing
9 12 (5.33%) Content Management
9 12 (5.33%) Integration Testing
9 12 (5.33%) SDLC
10 10 (4.44%) Dashboard Development
10 10 (4.44%) Analytics
10 10 (4.44%) Data Migration
10 10 (4.44%) Web Design
11 9 (4.00%) SEO
11 9 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.44%) SQL
2 15 (6.67%) C#
3 7 (3.11%) Java
4 6 (2.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.67%) C++
5 5 (2.22%) PL/SQL
5 5 (2.22%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.89%) C
8 1 (0.44%) VB
8 1 (0.44%) ABAP
8 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.44%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.44%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (6.67%) Degree
2 11 (4.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 10 (4.44%) ISTQB
3 10 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.78%) ISEB
5 3 (1.33%) CCIE
5 3 (1.33%) CCNP
5 3 (1.33%) CCNA
5 3 (1.33%) CCDA
5 3 (1.33%) CCDP
5 3 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.33%) PMP
5 3 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.89%) MCP
6 2 (0.89%) MCSE
6 2 (0.89%) MCSA
7 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.44%) MCITP
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.78%) FATCA
2 3 (1.33%) QA
3 2 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.44%) SLA
4 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (4.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.44%) XenApp
3 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.33%) SCCM
2 2 (0.89%) EdgeSight
3 1 (0.44%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.44%) SCOM
3 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 22 (9.78%) SAP
1 22 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.33%) Oracle
3 8 (3.56%) IBM
4 6 (2.67%) Cisco
4 6 (2.67%) JD Edwards
5 4 (1.78%) Citrix
5 4 (1.78%) Symbian
5 4 (1.78%) VMware
5 4 (1.78%) Endeca
5 4 (1.78%) Netezza
6 3 (1.33%) Juniper
6 3 (1.33%) JDA
6 3 (1.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.89%) McAfee
7 2 (0.89%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.89%) Oneserve
7 2 (0.89%) Google
7 2 (0.89%) AppSense
7 2 (0.89%) Kronos
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Worcestershire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Tony Timmins Associates
Rate: From £28,000 to £36,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
Volaris
Rate: £900 - £1200 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25,000 - £27,000 plus on call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280 - £305 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400pd
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Wolverhampton
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £460 per day
Posted: 22 days ago