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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 52 52 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing Retail 65 62 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.85% 2.88% 3.99%
As % of the General category 9.14% 8.76% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 33
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£388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £300 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.18% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 13
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £15.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+65.28% -2.41%
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
711 708 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.17% 32.88% 29.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 333 223
Average daily rate £400 £365 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £497 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 50 75
Average hourly rate £29.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.85% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -9.00%

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 6 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 6 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 0 29 £356 -5.06% 18
Coventry +1 12 £438 +25.00% 11
Warwickshire -3 3 £350 -44.00% 4
Staffordshire -5 3 £275 -5.17% 7
Worcestershire 0 2 £413 +3.12%
Walsall +1 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 4
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 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 48 (36.36%) Finance
2 34 (25.76%) Banking
3 28 (21.21%) Retail Banking
4 22 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (15.15%) Project Management
6 18 (13.64%) .NET
6 18 (13.64%) SAP
7 15 (11.36%) Windows
7 15 (11.36%) SQL
7 15 (11.36%) E-Commerce
8 13 (9.85%) PRINCE2
8 13 (9.85%) Marketing
9 12 (9.09%) Migration
10 11 (8.33%) Oracle
10 11 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (7.58%) Integration Testing
12 9 (6.82%) Business Analysis
12 9 (6.82%) UNIX
12 9 (6.82%) Analytics
13 8 (6.06%) Linux
13 8 (6.06%) CRM
13 8 (6.06%) Logistics
13 8 (6.06%) Data Management
13 8 (6.06%) .NET Framework
14 7 (5.30%) Time Management
14 7 (5.30%) webMethods
14 7 (5.30%) PRINCE
14 7 (5.30%) Microsoft
14 7 (5.30%) XML

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 5 (3.79%) SAS
2 3 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.52%) CMS
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.27%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.52%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.52%) MS Project
3 2 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.55%) SAP FI
1 6 (4.55%) SAP Retail
2 3 (2.27%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.52%) Magento
4 1 (0.76%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.76%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.76%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.76%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.76%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.76%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) Internet
2 3 (2.27%) ATM
3 2 (1.52%) LAN
3 2 (1.52%) SMS
3 2 (1.52%) WLAN
3 2 (1.52%) NAS
3 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.52%) SAN
4 1 (0.76%) HTTP
4 1 (0.76%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.79%) SAP BW
3 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.27%) MS Access
5 2 (1.52%) MySQL
5 2 (1.52%) Base SAS
5 2 (1.52%) QlikView
6 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.76%) Informix
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.76%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.76%) LSMW
2 1 (0.76%) Subversion
2 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 48 (36.36%) Finance
2 34 (25.76%) Banking
3 28 (21.21%) Retail Banking
4 13 (9.85%) Marketing
5 4 (3.03%) German Language
6 3 (2.27%) Billing
6 3 (2.27%) Law
7 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Advertising
8 1 (0.76%) Games
8 1 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (26.52%) Analyst
2 27 (20.45%) Project Manager
3 17 (12.88%) Architect
4 16 (12.12%) Business Analyst
5 13 (9.85%) Developer
6 8 (6.06%) Consultant
6 8 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.30%) Test Analyst
7 7 (5.30%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.30%) SAP Consultant
7 7 (5.30%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.30%) Test Leader
8 6 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
8 6 (4.55%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.03%) Sitecore Developer
10 3 (2.27%) Senior Project Manager
10 3 (2.27%) Senior Manager
10 3 (2.27%) Coordinator
11 2 (1.52%) Tester
11 2 (1.52%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.64%) .NET
2 8 (6.06%) .NET Framework
3 7 (5.30%) XML
4 5 (3.79%) SAP ALE
5 4 (3.03%) CSS
5 4 (3.03%) HTML
5 4 (3.03%) Web Services
6 3 (2.27%) SOAP
6 3 (2.27%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.27%) REST
7 2 (1.52%) WCF
7 2 (1.52%) Apache Camel
7 2 (1.52%) EDI
7 2 (1.52%) WinForms
7 2 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.52%) jQuery
7 2 (1.52%) Apache CXF
8 1 (0.76%) HTML5
8 1 (0.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.55%) FMCG
2 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.79%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.27%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.52%) User Experience
4 2 (1.52%) EPoS
4 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.52%) Clustering
4 2 (1.52%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.76%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.76%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.76%) PMI
5 1 (0.76%) IVR
5 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.76%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.76%) Open Source
5 1 (0.76%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.36%) Windows
2 9 (6.82%) UNIX
3 8 (6.06%) Linux
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (15.15%) Project Management
3 15 (11.36%) E-Commerce
4 13 (9.85%) PRINCE2
5 12 (9.09%) Migration
6 11 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (7.58%) Integration Testing
8 9 (6.82%) Analytics
8 9 (6.82%) Business Analysis
9 8 (6.06%) Logistics
9 8 (6.06%) Data Management
9 8 (6.06%) CRM
10 7 (5.30%) PRINCE
10 7 (5.30%) Time Management
11 5 (3.79%) Project Planning
11 5 (3.79%) GAP Analysis
11 5 (3.79%) ERP
11 5 (3.79%) Business Transformation
12 4 (3.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.36%) SQL
2 6 (4.55%) Java
2 6 (4.55%) C
2 6 (4.55%) C#
3 5 (3.79%) VB
4 3 (2.27%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.76%) C++
6 1 (0.76%) COBOL
6 1 (0.76%) ABAP
6 1 (0.76%) VB6
6 1 (0.76%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (4.55%) ISTQB
1 6 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (3.03%) Degree
4 3 (2.27%) VCP4
5 2 (1.52%) PMP
5 2 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.76%) ISEB
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) FATCA
2 3 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.76%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) UCITS
3 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.27%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 18 (13.64%) SAP
2 11 (8.33%) Oracle
3 7 (5.30%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.30%) webMethods
3 7 (5.30%) RedPrairie
4 5 (3.79%) Citrix
4 5 (3.79%) Business Objects
5 4 (3.03%) JD Edwards
5 4 (3.03%) Endeca
5 4 (3.03%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.27%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.27%) AppSense
6 3 (2.27%) Cognos
7 2 (1.52%) Siebel
7 2 (1.52%) Cisco
7 2 (1.52%) Omniture
7 2 (1.52%) Google
7 2 (1.52%) ATG
7 2 (1.52%) VMware
7 2 (1.52%) hybris
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