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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 45 57 45
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs citing Retail 79 53 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.09% 2.42% 3.84%
As % of the General category 10.37% 7.34% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 29 38
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£385 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £300 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-14.44% -
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
762 722 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.77% 32.95% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 335 228
Average daily rate £400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 54 86
Average hourly rate £29.00 £17.46 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.14% -47.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £41.09 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +4 30 £355 -11.25% 16
Coventry +7 15 £425 +11.11% 8
Staffordshire -2 7 £438 - 5
Warwickshire -2 5 £388 -35.41% 2
Worcestershire +1 2 £413 +3.12%
Walsall -1 1 - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 51 (37.78%) Finance
2 35 (25.93%) Banking
3 28 (20.74%) Retail Banking
4 20 (14.81%) Project Management
4 20 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (14.81%) E-Commerce
5 18 (13.33%) .NET
5 18 (13.33%) SAP
6 15 (11.11%) Windows
7 14 (10.37%) SQL
8 13 (9.63%) PRINCE2
8 13 (9.63%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (8.89%) Marketing
10 11 (8.15%) Integration Testing
11 10 (7.41%) Business Analysis
11 10 (7.41%) UNIX
11 10 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (7.41%) Analytics
12 9 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (6.67%) CRM
12 9 (6.67%) SQL Server
12 9 (6.67%) Logistics
12 9 (6.67%) .NET Framework
13 8 (5.93%) Degree
13 8 (5.93%) Time Management
13 8 (5.93%) PRINCE
13 8 (5.93%) Oracle
13 8 (5.93%) XML
13 8 (5.93%) Microsoft
14 7 (5.19%) Linux

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (2.22%) SAS
2 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.74%) Lync
3 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.74%) IIS
3 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Photoshop
1 5 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 5 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.48%) MS Office
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.19%) SAP FI
1 7 (5.19%) SAP Retail
2 4 (2.96%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.74%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.74%) Magento
3 1 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.74%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.74%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.74%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Office 365
1 1 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) Internet
2 3 (2.22%) ATM
3 1 (0.74%) PBX
3 1 (0.74%) HTTP
3 1 (0.74%) DNS
3 1 (0.74%) Wireless
3 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.44%) SAP BW
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.74%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.74%) QlikView
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.74%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.74%) DTS
6 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.74%) MS Access
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.74%) LSMW
2 1 (0.74%) Subversion
2 1 (0.74%) JIRA
General
1 51 (37.78%) Finance
2 35 (25.93%) Banking
3 28 (20.74%) Retail Banking
4 12 (8.89%) Marketing
5 4 (2.96%) German Language
6 3 (2.22%) Billing
6 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.22%) Law
6 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.48%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.48%) Games
8 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.74%) Advertising
8 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (23.70%) Analyst
2 29 (21.48%) Project Manager
3 18 (13.33%) Architect
4 17 (12.59%) Business Analyst
5 12 (8.89%) Consultant
6 11 (8.15%) Developer
7 9 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
7 9 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.93%) Test Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) SAP Consultant
9 7 (5.19%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.19%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.44%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.96%) Data Analyst
11 4 (2.96%) Sitecore Developer
12 3 (2.22%) Team Leader
12 3 (2.22%) Senior Project Manager
12 3 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (2.22%) Senior Manager
12 3 (2.22%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.33%) .NET
2 9 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 8 (5.93%) XML
4 6 (4.44%) HTML
4 6 (4.44%) CSS
4 6 (4.44%) SAP ALE
5 4 (2.96%) Web Services
6 3 (2.22%) SOAP
6 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.22%) WinForms
6 3 (2.22%) REST
7 2 (1.48%) Apache Camel
7 2 (1.48%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.48%) WCF
7 2 (1.48%) Apache CXF
7 2 (1.48%) EDI
8 1 (0.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.74%) WPF
8 1 (0.74%) jQuery
8 1 (0.74%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.44%) Data Structures
2 6 (4.44%) User Experience
2 6 (4.44%) FMCG
3 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.22%) EPoS
5 2 (1.48%) Open Source
5 2 (1.48%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.48%) Clustering
5 2 (1.48%) IVR
5 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.48%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.74%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.74%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.74%) DataPower
6 1 (0.74%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.74%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.74%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.11%) Windows
2 10 (7.41%) UNIX
3 7 (5.19%) Linux
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.74%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.81%) E-Commerce
1 20 (14.81%) Project Management
1 20 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (9.63%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (9.63%) PRINCE2
3 11 (8.15%) Integration Testing
4 10 (7.41%) Analytics
4 10 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (7.41%) Business Analysis
5 9 (6.67%) Logistics
5 9 (6.67%) CRM
6 8 (5.93%) PRINCE
6 8 (5.93%) Time Management
7 7 (5.19%) Online Marketing
7 7 (5.19%) SEO
7 7 (5.19%) Migration
8 6 (4.44%) Data Management
8 6 (4.44%) ERP
9 5 (3.70%) Web Design
9 5 (3.70%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.37%) SQL
2 6 (4.44%) Java
2 6 (4.44%) C
2 6 (4.44%) C#
3 3 (2.22%) VB
3 3 (2.22%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.74%) ABAP
4 1 (0.74%) VB6
4 1 (0.74%) X++
4 1 (0.74%) C++
4 1 (0.74%) COBOL
4 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (5.93%) Degree
2 7 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (5.19%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.48%) PMP
4 2 (1.48%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.74%) CCIE
5 1 (0.74%) CCNP
5 1 (0.74%) CCNA
5 1 (0.74%) CCDA
5 1 (0.74%) CCDP
5 1 (0.74%) ISEB
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) FATCA
2 3 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.74%) UCITS
System Software
1 6 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.22%) EdgeSight
2 1 (0.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (13.33%) SAP
2 8 (5.93%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.93%) Oracle
3 7 (5.19%) webMethods
3 7 (5.19%) RedPrairie
4 5 (3.70%) JD Edwards
4 5 (3.70%) Citrix
5 4 (2.96%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.22%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.22%) AppSense
6 3 (2.22%) Endeca
6 3 (2.22%) Cognos
7 2 (1.48%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.48%) Google
7 2 (1.48%) Talend
8 1 (0.74%) hybris
8 1 (0.74%) Omniture
8 1 (0.74%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.74%) McAfee
8 1 (0.74%) Micro Focus
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Posted: 7 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £200 - 250 per day
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Rate: £350 per day
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Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £410 per annum + competitive
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