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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 35 61 54
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -7
Contract jobs citing Retail 113 57 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.43% 2.44% 2.98%
As % of the General category 14.41% 7.42% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 23 30
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£395 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £302 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -36.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-41.26% +40.00%
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
784 768 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.76% 32.86% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 323 230
Average daily rate £385 £375 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £517 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 71 59
Average hourly rate £29.82 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +12 33 £366 -5.67% 22
Coventry +24 29 £414 +14.13% 11
Staffordshire -2 11 £366 - 4
Warwickshire -9 8 £450 +16.12% 5
Worcestershire - 3 £233 -
Wolverhampton +2 1 £413 +8.54%
Solihull +1 1 £375 +42.18% 3
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 62 (36.05%) Finance
2 31 (18.02%) Banking
3 30 (17.44%) E-Commerce
4 27 (15.70%) Project Management
5 22 (12.79%) SQL
5 22 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (11.05%) Retail Banking
7 18 (10.47%) SAP
8 16 (9.30%) PRINCE2
8 16 (9.30%) Windows
8 16 (9.30%) ERP
9 15 (8.72%) Microsoft
10 14 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (7.56%) .NET
11 13 (7.56%) SQL Server
11 13 (7.56%) Degree
12 12 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (6.98%) Management Information System
12 12 (6.98%) Integration Testing
12 12 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (6.40%) Oracle
13 11 (6.40%) Active Directory
14 10 (5.81%) Marketing
14 10 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (5.81%) Business Analysis
14 10 (5.81%) HTML
14 10 (5.81%) CSS
14 10 (5.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (5.81%) User Experience
14 10 (5.81%) Test Scripting

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (2.33%) WebSphere
1 4 (2.33%) Lync
2 3 (1.74%) SAS
2 3 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.74%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.58%) IIS
4 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.58%) FileNet
Applications
1 10 (5.81%) Spreadsheet
2 9 (5.23%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.65%) Photoshop
4 6 (3.49%) MS Project
5 3 (1.74%) MS Office
6 2 (1.16%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.65%) SAP Retail
2 6 (3.49%) SAP FI
3 4 (2.33%) SAP ERP
4 2 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.58%) Eikon
5 1 (0.58%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.58%) Magento
5 1 (0.58%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.58%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (1.74%) DNS
2 2 (1.16%) Wireless
3 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.58%) HTTP
3 1 (0.58%) ATM
3 1 (0.58%) PBX
3 1 (0.58%) LDAP
3 1 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.49%) SAP BW
4 6 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.74%) QlikView
7 2 (1.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) XMLUnit
1 1 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.58%) JMeter
1 1 (0.58%) ProC
1 1 (0.58%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.58%) Subversion
1 1 (0.58%) LSMW
1 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 62 (36.05%) Finance
2 31 (18.02%) Banking
3 19 (11.05%) Retail Banking
4 10 (5.81%) Marketing
5 6 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.91%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.91%) Games
7 4 (2.33%) Law
8 3 (1.74%) Billing
9 2 (1.16%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.58%) Front Office
10 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.58%) Legal
10 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (27.33%) Analyst
2 38 (22.09%) Project Manager
3 24 (13.95%) Business Analyst
4 17 (9.88%) Consultant
5 16 (9.30%) Developer
5 16 (9.30%) Architect
6 11 (6.40%) IT Project Manager
7 8 (4.65%) SAP Consultant
7 8 (4.65%) Test Analyst
8 7 (4.07%) Data Analyst
8 7 (4.07%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (3.49%) Senior Business Analyst
9 6 (3.49%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.49%) Test Leader
10 5 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (2.91%) Tester
10 5 (2.91%) Banking Business Analyst
11 4 (2.33%) MI Analyst
11 4 (2.33%) Senior Project Manager
11 4 (2.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.56%) .NET
2 10 (5.81%) HTML
2 10 (5.81%) CSS
3 9 (5.23%) XML
4 6 (3.49%) SAP ALE
4 6 (3.49%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.91%) Web Services
6 4 (2.33%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.74%) WinForms
7 3 (1.74%) WCF
8 2 (1.16%) JSON
8 2 (1.16%) Ajax
8 2 (1.16%) DOM
8 2 (1.16%) SOAP
8 2 (1.16%) EDI
8 2 (1.16%) jQuery
8 2 (1.16%) REST
9 1 (0.58%) NancyFx
9 1 (0.58%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.98%) Management Information System
1 12 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.81%) User Experience
3 7 (4.07%) Data Structures
3 7 (4.07%) EPoS
4 6 (3.49%) FMCG
5 4 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.74%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.16%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.16%) IVR
7 2 (1.16%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.16%) Open Source
7 2 (1.16%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.58%) iPad
8 1 (0.58%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.58%) DataPower
8 1 (0.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.30%) Windows
2 8 (4.65%) UNIX
3 5 (2.91%) Linux
4 3 (1.74%) Android
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.44%) E-Commerce
2 27 (15.70%) Project Management
3 22 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (9.30%) PRINCE2
4 16 (9.30%) ERP
5 14 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.98%) Integration Testing
7 10 (5.81%) Business Analysis
7 10 (5.81%) Test Scripting
8 9 (5.23%) Analytics
9 8 (4.65%) Pay per click
9 8 (4.65%) Software Testing
9 8 (4.65%) Logistics
9 8 (4.65%) Content Management
9 8 (4.65%) SEO
9 8 (4.65%) Migration
9 8 (4.65%) Web Design
9 8 (4.65%) Programme Management
9 8 (4.65%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.79%) SQL
2 9 (5.23%) C#
3 5 (2.91%) Java
4 4 (2.33%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.74%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.16%) C
6 2 (1.16%) C++
7 1 (0.58%) COBOL
7 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.58%) VB
7 1 (0.58%) ABAP
7 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (7.56%) Degree
2 10 (5.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (4.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (4.07%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.74%) CCIE
4 3 (1.74%) CCNP
4 3 (1.74%) CCNA
4 3 (1.74%) CCDA
4 3 (1.74%) CCDP
4 3 (1.74%) PMP
5 2 (1.16%) MCP
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.58%) ISEB
6 1 (0.58%) MCSE
6 1 (0.58%) MCSA
6 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.58%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.33%) FATCA
2 3 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.58%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 11 (6.40%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) vSphere
3 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.74%) EdgeSight
2 2 (1.16%) SCCM
3 1 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 18 (10.47%) SAP
2 15 (8.72%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.40%) Oracle
4 6 (3.49%) JD Edwards
4 6 (3.49%) Citrix
5 5 (2.91%) IBM
6 4 (2.33%) Endeca
6 4 (2.33%) VMware
6 4 (2.33%) Cisco
7 3 (1.74%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.74%) Symbian
7 3 (1.74%) Juniper
7 3 (1.74%) JDA
7 3 (1.74%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.74%) AppSense
8 2 (1.16%) Netezza
8 2 (1.16%) Google
8 2 (1.16%) Kronos
8 2 (1.16%) webMethods
8 2 (1.16%) McAfee
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £19,000 - £23,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: negotiable on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £26,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £415.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
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