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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 59 34 41
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +7
Contract jobs citing Retail 50 89 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.35% 4.21% 3.16%
As % of the General category 7.10% 12.57% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 57 25
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£425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £10.75
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +44.18%
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
704 708 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.05% 33.46% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 373 209
Average daily rate £375 £370 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 44 68
Average hourly rate £27.79 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.35% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.80 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.10 £56.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -18 21 £384 +2.33% 17
Coventry -8 10 £425 +1.19% 12
Solihull +3 1 £500 +63.93%
Walsall +1 1 - - 2
Warwickshire -5 1 £425 -32.00% 3
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 5
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 39 (30.23%) Finance
2 26 (20.16%) Banking
3 22 (17.05%) Retail Banking
4 20 (15.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (14.73%) E-Commerce
6 16 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (11.63%) Marketing
7 15 (11.63%) Project Management
7 15 (11.63%) SAP
8 14 (10.85%) .NET
9 12 (9.30%) PRINCE2
9 12 (9.30%) Windows
10 11 (8.53%) Migration
11 10 (7.75%) SQL
11 10 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (7.75%) Logistics
12 9 (6.98%) Analytics
13 8 (6.20%) Business Analysis
13 8 (6.20%) Time Management
13 8 (6.20%) Linux
13 8 (6.20%) UNIX
14 7 (5.43%) webMethods
14 7 (5.43%) C
14 7 (5.43%) Oracle
14 7 (5.43%) Integration Testing
14 7 (5.43%) RedPrairie
14 7 (5.43%) Data Management
14 7 (5.43%) Business Transformation
15 6 (4.65%) Mentoring
15 6 (4.65%) .NET Framework

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (4.65%) SAS
2 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.55%) CMS
3 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.78%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 6 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.55%) MS Project
3 2 (1.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) SAP Retail
1 4 (3.10%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.33%) WebTrends
3 2 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.55%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.78%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.78%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.78%) Magento
4 1 (0.78%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.78%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.78%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.78%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.10%) Internet
2 3 (2.33%) ATM
3 2 (1.55%) NAS
3 2 (1.55%) LAN
3 2 (1.55%) SMS
3 2 (1.55%) WLAN
3 2 (1.55%) SAN
3 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.78%) HTTP
4 1 (0.78%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.33%) SAP BW
3 3 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.33%) MS Access
3 3 (2.33%) Base SAS
3 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.55%) QlikView
4 2 (1.55%) MySQL
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.78%) DTS
5 1 (0.78%) Informix
5 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.78%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) LSMW
General
1 39 (30.23%) Finance
2 26 (20.16%) Banking
3 22 (17.05%) Retail Banking
4 15 (11.63%) Marketing
5 5 (3.88%) German Language
6 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.10%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.33%) Law
8 2 (1.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.78%) Automotive
9 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 39 (30.23%) Analyst
2 19 (14.73%) Project Manager
3 18 (13.95%) Business Analyst
4 16 (12.40%) Architect
5 12 (9.30%) Developer
6 8 (6.20%) Consultant
7 7 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.65%) SAP Consultant
8 6 (4.65%) Data Analyst
9 5 (3.88%) Technical Architect
9 5 (3.88%) Test Leader
9 5 (3.88%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.88%) Sitecore Developer
10 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Architect
10 4 (3.10%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.33%) Coordinator
11 3 (2.33%) Support Analyst
11 3 (2.33%) 1st Line Support
11 3 (2.33%) Service Analyst
11 3 (2.33%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.85%) .NET
2 6 (4.65%) .NET Framework
3 5 (3.88%) XML
4 4 (3.10%) Web Services
5 3 (2.33%) REST
5 3 (2.33%) SAP ALE
6 2 (1.55%) Apache Camel
6 2 (1.55%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.55%) Apache CXF
6 2 (1.55%) jQuery
6 2 (1.55%) HTML
6 2 (1.55%) CSS
6 2 (1.55%) SOAP
7 1 (0.78%) EDI
7 1 (0.78%) RESTful
7 1 (0.78%) HTML5
7 1 (0.78%) CSS3
7 1 (0.78%) Ajax
7 1 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.65%) FMCG
2 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.33%) Smart Meter
3 3 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.55%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.55%) Clustering
4 2 (1.55%) EPoS
5 1 (0.78%) PMI
5 1 (0.78%) IVR
5 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.78%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.78%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.78%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.30%) Windows
2 8 (6.20%) Linux
2 8 (6.20%) UNIX
3 1 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (14.73%) E-Commerce
3 16 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (11.63%) Project Management
5 12 (9.30%) PRINCE2
6 11 (8.53%) Migration
7 10 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (7.75%) Logistics
8 9 (6.98%) Analytics
9 8 (6.20%) Business Analysis
9 8 (6.20%) Time Management
10 7 (5.43%) Integration Testing
10 7 (5.43%) Data Management
10 7 (5.43%) Business Transformation
11 6 (4.65%) Mentoring
11 6 (4.65%) CRM
11 6 (4.65%) PRINCE
12 5 (3.88%) Change Management
12 5 (3.88%) GAP Analysis
12 5 (3.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.75%) SQL
2 7 (5.43%) C
3 6 (4.65%) Java
4 4 (3.10%) VB
5 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.55%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.55%) C#
5 2 (1.55%) ABAP
6 1 (0.78%) VBA
6 1 (0.78%) C++
6 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.78%) X++
6 1 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (3.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 4 (3.10%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.55%) Degree
3 2 (1.55%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.78%) PMP
4 1 (0.78%) ISEB
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) FATCA
2 2 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) UCITS
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 15 (11.63%) SAP
2 7 (5.43%) webMethods
2 7 (5.43%) Oracle
2 7 (5.43%) RedPrairie
3 5 (3.88%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.88%) Business Objects
3 5 (3.88%) Sitecore
4 4 (3.10%) ATG
5 3 (2.33%) Citrix
5 3 (2.33%) Cognos
5 3 (2.33%) Omniture
6 2 (1.55%) Talend
6 2 (1.55%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.55%) Siebel
6 2 (1.55%) Cisco
6 2 (1.55%) AppSense
6 2 (1.55%) VMware
6 2 (1.55%) Mercator
7 1 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.78%) JD Edwards
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