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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 43 60 45
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Contract jobs citing Retail 97 55 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.60% 2.30% 3.24%
As % of the General category 12.20% 7.13% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 24 36
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£375 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £389
% change year-on-year
- +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £24.00 £8.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+182.35% -53.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-17.77% -
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
795 771 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.51% 32.26% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 339 236
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 64 66
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.75 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.69% -16.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £11.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +18 33 £353 -14.54% 18
Coventry +19 25 £413 - 9
Staffordshire -6 9 £444 - 3
Warwickshire -3 8 £425 - 4
Worcestershire +6 4 £375 -6.25% 2
Solihull 0 1 £375 +25.00%
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 52 (34.90%) Finance
2 32 (21.48%) Banking
3 28 (18.79%) E-Commerce
4 25 (16.78%) Project Management
5 23 (15.44%) Retail Banking
6 22 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (11.41%) SAP
8 16 (10.74%) SQL
8 16 (10.74%) PRINCE2
9 14 (9.40%) Windows
10 12 (8.05%) Marketing
10 12 (8.05%) Integration Testing
11 11 (7.38%) .NET
11 11 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (6.71%) ERP
12 10 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (6.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 10 (6.71%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (6.04%) Microsoft
13 9 (6.04%) Oracle
13 9 (6.04%) CRM
13 9 (6.04%) XML
14 8 (5.37%) UNIX
14 8 (5.37%) MS Excel
14 8 (5.37%) SQL Server
14 8 (5.37%) Active Directory
14 8 (5.37%) Logistics
14 8 (5.37%) Degree
14 8 (5.37%) Analytics
15 7 (4.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (2.68%) SAS
1 4 (2.68%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.34%) Lync
2 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.67%) IIS
3 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.36%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (3.36%) Photoshop
2 5 (3.36%) MS Project
3 3 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.70%) SAP Retail
2 6 (4.03%) SAP FI
3 4 (2.68%) SAP ERP
4 2 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.67%) Magento
5 1 (0.67%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.67%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.67%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.67%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.34%) Office 365
2 1 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.34%) DNS
1 2 (1.34%) Wireless
1 2 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.67%) Internet
2 1 (0.67%) ATM
2 1 (0.67%) PBX
2 1 (0.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.03%) SAP BW
3 4 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.01%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.67%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.67%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.67%) QlikView
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.67%) XMLUnit
2 1 (0.67%) JIRA
2 1 (0.67%) Subversion
2 1 (0.67%) LSMW
2 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (34.90%) Finance
2 32 (21.48%) Banking
3 23 (15.44%) Retail Banking
4 12 (8.05%) Marketing
5 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.68%) Law
6 3 (2.01%) Billing
6 3 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.01%) Games
7 2 (1.34%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.67%) German Language
8 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (27.52%) Analyst
2 35 (23.49%) Project Manager
3 20 (13.42%) Architect
4 19 (12.75%) Business Analyst
5 12 (8.05%) Consultant
6 10 (6.71%) Developer
6 10 (6.71%) IT Project Manager
7 9 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.37%) Test Analyst
8 8 (5.37%) Data Analyst
9 7 (4.70%) SAP Consultant
10 6 (4.03%) Technical Architect
10 6 (4.03%) Test Leader
11 5 (3.36%) .NET Developer
11 5 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (2.68%) Senior Project Manager
12 4 (2.68%) Senior Manager
12 4 (2.68%) Senior Business Analyst
13 3 (2.01%) PMO Analyst
13 3 (2.01%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.38%) .NET
2 9 (6.04%) XML
3 7 (4.70%) HTML
3 7 (4.70%) CSS
4 6 (4.03%) Web Services
4 6 (4.03%) SAP ALE
5 5 (3.36%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.68%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.01%) REST
7 3 (2.01%) WCF
7 3 (2.01%) WinForms
7 3 (2.01%) SOAP
8 2 (1.34%) EDI
8 2 (1.34%) Ajax
8 2 (1.34%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.34%) JSON
8 2 (1.34%) jQuery
8 2 (1.34%) Apache CXF
8 2 (1.34%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.70%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.03%) EPoS
3 6 (4.03%) Data Structures
3 6 (4.03%) User Experience
4 5 (3.36%) FMCG
5 2 (1.34%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.34%) Clustering
5 2 (1.34%) IVR
5 2 (1.34%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.34%) Open Source
6 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.67%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.40%) Windows
2 8 (5.37%) UNIX
3 5 (3.36%) Linux
4 2 (1.34%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.67%) Android
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.79%) E-Commerce
2 25 (16.78%) Project Management
3 22 (14.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (10.74%) PRINCE2
5 12 (8.05%) Integration Testing
6 10 (6.71%) ERP
6 10 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (6.71%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (6.04%) CRM
8 8 (5.37%) Logistics
8 8 (5.37%) Analytics
9 7 (4.70%) Online Marketing
9 7 (4.70%) Business Analysis
9 7 (4.70%) SEO
9 7 (4.70%) PRINCE
10 6 (4.03%) Programme Management
10 6 (4.03%) Software Testing
10 6 (4.03%) Test Scripting
11 5 (3.36%) Information Architecture
11 5 (3.36%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.74%) SQL
2 5 (3.36%) C#
3 4 (2.68%) Java
4 2 (1.34%) C
4 2 (1.34%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.67%) ABAP
5 1 (0.67%) VB
5 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (5.37%) Degree
3 7 (4.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (4.70%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.01%) PMP
5 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.34%) CCIE
5 2 (1.34%) CCNP
5 2 (1.34%) CCNA
5 2 (1.34%) CCDA
5 2 (1.34%) CCDP
6 1 (0.67%) ISEB
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.68%) FATCA
2 3 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (5.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.01%) EdgeSight
2 2 (1.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (11.41%) SAP
2 9 (6.04%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.04%) Oracle
3 6 (4.03%) JD Edwards
4 5 (3.36%) Citrix
5 4 (2.68%) Endeca
6 3 (2.01%) RedPrairie
6 3 (2.01%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.01%) webMethods
6 3 (2.01%) AppSense
6 3 (2.01%) JDA
7 2 (1.34%) Cognos
7 2 (1.34%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.34%) Juniper
7 2 (1.34%) Cisco
7 2 (1.34%) VMware
7 2 (1.34%) McAfee
7 2 (1.34%) Google
7 2 (1.34%) Kronos
7 2 (1.34%) Oneserve
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £305 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £415.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day + Flexible Working
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago