The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the West Midlands region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 48 46 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs citing Retail 76 66 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.25% 3.42% 4.23%
As % of the General category 10.78% 10.95% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 62
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.45 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-35.80% +12.50%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
705 603 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.10% 31.21% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 269 341
Average daily rate £350 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £267 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 54 33
Average hourly rate £33.94 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.05% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £11.75 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Retail
England

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 July 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
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 July 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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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 20 £400 -5.88% 15
Warwickshire +16 19 £406 - 3
Coventry -13 11 £325 -3.70% 2
Staffordshire - 6 £371 - 4
Shropshire - 2 £421 - 2
Solihull - 2 £300 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (38.64%) E-Commerce
2 25 (18.94%) Finance
3 24 (18.18%) UML
4 21 (15.91%) ATG
5 20 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (14.39%) Workflow
6 19 (14.39%) Banking
7 17 (12.88%) SQL
8 15 (11.36%) Marketing
9 14 (10.61%) JavaScript
10 13 (9.85%) Retail Banking
11 12 (9.09%) Business Analysis
11 12 (9.09%) PRINCE2
12 11 (8.33%) Degree
13 10 (7.58%) SAP
14 9 (6.82%) Microsoft
15 8 (6.06%) CRM
15 8 (6.06%) HTML
15 8 (6.06%) Oracle
15 8 (6.06%) Project Management
15 8 (6.06%) Use Case
16 7 (5.30%) Test Scripting
16 7 (5.30%) Logistics
16 7 (5.30%) Manufacturing
16 7 (5.30%) VBA
16 7 (5.30%) .NET
16 7 (5.30%) MS Visio
17 6 (4.55%) Windows
17 6 (4.55%) CSS
17 6 (4.55%) Automotive

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3 (2.27%) SAS
2 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.30%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.52%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.76%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) SAP Retail
2 3 (2.27%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.27%) ENOVIA
3 2 (1.52%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.76%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.76%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
1 1 (0.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.76%) Cognos Transformer
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.76%) QlikView
3 1 (0.76%) SQLite
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.76%) ReportNet
3 1 (0.76%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.76%) DTS
3 1 (0.76%) Cognos Powerplay
3 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Axure RP
1 1 (0.76%) Subversion
1 1 (0.76%) Selenium
1 1 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.76%) Dreamweaver
General
1 25 (18.94%) Finance
2 19 (14.39%) Banking
3 15 (11.36%) Marketing
4 13 (9.85%) Retail Banking
5 7 (5.30%) Manufacturing
6 6 (4.55%) Automotive
7 4 (3.03%) Back Office
7 4 (3.03%) Billing
8 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.52%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 52 (39.39%) Analyst
2 35 (26.52%) Business Analyst
3 22 (16.67%) Developer
4 16 (12.12%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.58%) Consultant
6 8 (6.06%) Architect
7 6 (4.55%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) Front-End Developer
8 5 (3.79%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.03%) Programme Manager
9 4 (3.03%) MI Analyst
10 3 (2.27%) User Experience Architect
10 3 (2.27%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
10 3 (2.27%) Digital Architect
10 3 (2.27%) Senior Software Developer
10 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (2.27%) Oracle Consultant
10 3 (2.27%) Excel Developer
10 3 (2.27%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.06%) HTML
2 7 (5.30%) .NET
3 6 (4.55%) CSS
4 5 (3.79%) HTML5
4 5 (3.79%) Web Services
5 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.03%) jQuery
5 4 (3.03%) Ajax
6 3 (2.27%) Backbone.js
6 3 (2.27%) CSS3
6 3 (2.27%) RESTful
7 2 (1.52%) WCF
7 2 (1.52%) WPF
7 2 (1.52%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.52%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.76%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.76%) REST
8 1 (0.76%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.27%) Visualisation
1 3 (2.27%) EPoS
2 2 (1.52%) EFT
2 2 (1.52%) N-Tier
2 2 (1.52%) Copywriting
2 2 (1.52%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.52%) iPad
3 1 (0.76%) Social Media
3 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.76%) Online Banking
3 1 (0.76%) Web 2.0
3 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
3 1 (0.76%) Smart Meter
3 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.76%) Data Extraction
3 1 (0.76%) FMCG
3 1 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.55%) Windows
2 4 (3.03%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (38.64%) E-Commerce
2 24 (18.18%) UML
3 20 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (14.39%) Workflow
5 12 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 12 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.06%) CRM
6 8 (6.06%) Project Management
6 8 (6.06%) Use Case
7 7 (5.30%) Test Scripting
7 7 (5.30%) Logistics
8 6 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.55%) Data Analysis
9 5 (3.79%) Analytics
9 5 (3.79%) Change Management
9 5 (3.79%) Risk Management
9 5 (3.79%) Programme Management
10 4 (3.03%) Data Modelling
10 4 (3.03%) Resource Management
10 4 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.88%) SQL
2 14 (10.61%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.30%) VBA
4 4 (3.03%) C#
5 3 (2.27%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.52%) VB
6 2 (1.52%) C
6 2 (1.52%) Java
7 1 (0.76%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.76%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.76%) PHP
7 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (8.33%) Degree
2 4 (3.03%) ISEB
3 2 (1.52%) CIMA
3 2 (1.52%) ACCA
3 2 (1.52%) AAT
4 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.76%) MCTS
4 1 (0.76%) CISA
4 1 (0.76%) CISM
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.76%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Sysprep
1 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (0.76%) Legato
Vendors
1 21 (15.91%) ATG
2 10 (7.58%) SAP
3 9 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.06%) Oracle
5 2 (1.52%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.52%) Cognos
5 2 (1.52%) Cisco
5 2 (1.52%) IBM
5 2 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.52%) JDA
5 2 (1.52%) Teradata
5 2 (1.52%) HP
5 2 (1.52%) RedPrairie
6 1 (0.76%) hybris
6 1 (0.76%) Google
6 1 (0.76%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.76%) Pega
6 1 (0.76%) BT
6 1 (0.76%) Retek
6 1 (0.76%) JD Edwards
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £650 - £675 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Herefordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25K - £27K plus call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + DOE - negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £305 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent daily rate
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago