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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 45 55 38
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Contract jobs citing Retail 85 60 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.34% 2.92% 3.75%
As % of the General category 11.23% 10.29% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 51
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £242 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £388 £381
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +1.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £8.50 £9.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £11.75
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +14.89%
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
757 583 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.77% 28.33% 29.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 312 311
Average daily rate £375 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 28 63
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 21 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Retail Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 October 2014. 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 -5 32 £400 +7.38% 13
Coventry -4 11 £365 -14.11% 5
Staffordshire -6 7 £450 +44.00% 2
Warwickshire -5 6 £400 -3.03% 5
Solihull +7 4 £375 - 2
Worcestershire - 4 £155 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £328 -
Wednesbury - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Dudley - - - - 2
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 (31.48%) E-Commerce
2 36 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (16.05%) Finance
5 22 (13.58%) UML
6 20 (12.35%) Banking
7 19 (11.73%) ATG
8 18 (11.11%) PRINCE2
8 18 (11.11%) SQL
9 17 (10.49%) Workflow
9 17 (10.49%) Retail Banking
10 16 (9.88%) Business Analysis
11 15 (9.26%) Marketing
11 15 (9.26%) .NET
11 15 (9.26%) SAP
12 12 (7.41%) Microsoft
13 11 (6.79%) Project Management
13 11 (6.79%) Logistics
14 10 (6.17%) Oracle
14 10 (6.17%) JavaScript
14 10 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (5.56%) Analytics
15 9 (5.56%) Business Transformation
15 9 (5.56%) MS Visio
16 8 (4.94%) Change Management
16 8 (4.94%) Windows
16 8 (4.94%) Test Scripting
16 8 (4.94%) Manufacturing
16 8 (4.94%) Migration
17 7 (4.32%) jQuery

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 (3.70%) SAS
2 3 (1.85%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.23%) CMS
4 1 (0.62%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 9 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.23%) MS Project
4 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.09%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.47%) SAP Retail
2 4 (2.47%) ENOVIA
3 3 (1.85%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.23%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.62%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.62%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.62%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.62%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.62%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.62%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.62%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.62%) Magento
5 1 (0.62%) Fredhopper
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.85%) Internet
2 2 (1.23%) NAS
2 2 (1.23%) ATM
2 2 (1.23%) LAN
2 2 (1.23%) SMS
2 2 (1.23%) WLAN
2 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.23%) SAN
3 1 (0.62%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.85%) MS Access
2 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.85%) MySQL
2 3 (1.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.23%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.23%) QlikView
3 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.62%) DTS
4 1 (0.62%) Informix
4 1 (0.62%) SQLite
4 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.62%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.62%) Subversion
General
1 26 (16.05%) Finance
2 20 (12.35%) Banking
3 17 (10.49%) Retail Banking
4 15 (9.26%) Marketing
5 8 (4.94%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.70%) Automotive
7 4 (2.47%) Back Office
7 4 (2.47%) German Language
8 3 (1.85%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.23%) Advertising
9 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.62%) Billing
Job Titles
1 60 (37.04%) Analyst
2 37 (22.84%) Business Analyst
3 20 (12.35%) Project Manager
3 20 (12.35%) Developer
4 13 (8.02%) Consultant
5 10 (6.17%) Agile Business Analyst
6 9 (5.56%) Architect
7 7 (4.32%) Enterprise Architect
8 6 (3.70%) .NET Developer
8 6 (3.70%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.09%) Coordinator
10 4 (2.47%) Programme Manager
10 4 (2.47%) DBA
10 4 (2.47%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.47%) SAP Consultant
10 4 (2.47%) Sitecore Developer
11 3 (1.85%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
11 3 (1.85%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 3 (1.85%) Front-End Developer
11 3 (1.85%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.26%) .NET
2 7 (4.32%) jQuery
2 7 (4.32%) HTML
3 6 (3.70%) Ajax
3 6 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.70%) Web Services
4 5 (3.09%) CSS
4 5 (3.09%) RESTful
5 3 (1.85%) HTML5
5 3 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.23%) REST
6 2 (1.23%) WCF
6 2 (1.23%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.23%) XML
7 1 (0.62%) EDI
7 1 (0.62%) Cocoa
7 1 (0.62%) SOAP
7 1 (0.62%) LINQ
7 1 (0.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.47%) FMCG
2 4 (2.47%) Visualisation
3 3 (1.85%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.23%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.23%) iPad
4 2 (1.23%) EPoS
4 2 (1.23%) EFT
4 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.23%) User Experience
5 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.62%) Replication
5 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.62%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.62%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.62%) Kindle
5 1 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.94%) Windows
2 6 (3.70%) Linux
3 4 (2.47%) UNIX
4 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (31.48%) E-Commerce
2 36 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (13.58%) UML
5 18 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 17 (10.49%) Workflow
7 16 (9.88%) Business Analysis
8 11 (6.79%) Logistics
8 11 (6.79%) Project Management
9 9 (5.56%) Business Transformation
9 9 (5.56%) Analytics
10 8 (4.94%) Change Management
10 8 (4.94%) Migration
10 8 (4.94%) Test Scripting
11 7 (4.32%) Time Management
11 7 (4.32%) Use Case
11 7 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.70%) CRM
12 6 (3.70%) Data Modelling
12 6 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.11%) SQL
2 10 (6.17%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.09%) C
4 4 (2.47%) VB
4 4 (2.47%) VB.NET
4 4 (2.47%) Java
5 3 (1.85%) VBA
5 3 (1.85%) C#
6 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.62%) ABAP
7 1 (0.62%) C++
7 1 (0.62%) PHP
7 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.62%) VB6
7 1 (0.62%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (1.85%) Degree
2 2 (1.23%) AAT
2 2 (1.23%) ACCA
2 2 (1.23%) CIMA
2 2 (1.23%) ISEB
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.62%) MCTS
3 1 (0.62%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.09%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.62%) UCITS
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.62%) Sysprep
1 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (11.73%) ATG
2 15 (9.26%) SAP
3 12 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.17%) Oracle
5 5 (3.09%) RedPrairie
6 4 (2.47%) Sitecore
6 4 (2.47%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.47%) webMethods
7 3 (1.85%) Cisco
7 3 (1.85%) IBM
8 2 (1.23%) Siebel
8 2 (1.23%) Mercator
8 2 (1.23%) JDA
8 2 (1.23%) VMware
8 2 (1.23%) Omniture
9 1 (0.62%) Endeca
9 1 (0.62%) Google
9 1 (0.62%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.62%) hybris
9 1 (0.62%) Tableau
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