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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 42 24 55
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +31
Contract jobs citing Retail 114 131 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.62% 5.46% 3.26%
As % of the General category 13.32% 16.09% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 83 37
Median daily rate £425 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £17.25 £13.89
% change year-on-year
+213.04% +24.19%
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
856 814 726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.17% 33.92% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 508 345
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £384
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 57
Median hourly rate £15.75 £31.44 £33.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.90% -7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £13.50 £18.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.70 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -4 36 £393 -5.42% 2
Birmingham -17 27 £419 +11.66% 13
Warwickshire -1 11 £450 +20.00%
Staffordshire 0 8 £425 +44.06% 4
Worcestershire -2 5 £363 +3.57% 2
Herefordshire - 3 £406 -
Wolverhampton 0 1 £400 -3.14%
Solihull -16 1 £225 -40.00% 1
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Retail.

1 52 (23.96%) Finance
2 43 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (19.35%) E-Commerce
4 31 (14.29%) SAP
5 30 (13.82%) Project Management
6 27 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (11.06%) Logistics
8 21 (9.68%) HTML
9 20 (9.22%) JavaScript
9 20 (9.22%) Windows
10 18 (8.29%) CSS
11 17 (7.83%) Pharmaceutical
11 17 (7.83%) Web Development
12 16 (7.37%) Banking
13 15 (6.91%) Billing
13 15 (6.91%) CRM
13 15 (6.91%) SAP Implementation
14 14 (6.45%) User Experience
14 14 (6.45%) B2C
14 14 (6.45%) Microsoft
15 13 (5.99%) Migration
15 13 (5.99%) Scrum
15 13 (5.99%) Programme Management
15 13 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (5.53%) AngularJS
16 12 (5.53%) Mobile App
16 12 (5.53%) Business Analysis
16 12 (5.53%) Linux
16 12 (5.53%) EPoS
17 11 (5.07%) SQL

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.38%) MS Project Server
1 3 (1.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.92%) SAS
3 1 (0.46%) Apache
3 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.46%) JBoss
3 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.76%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.84%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.38%) MS Office
4 3 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.38%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.92%) SPSS
6 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.76%) SAP Retail
1 6 (2.76%) SAP SD
2 4 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.38%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.38%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.38%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (1.38%) SAP FSCM
3 3 (1.38%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.92%) Infor LN
4 2 (0.92%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.46%) FastStats
5 1 (0.46%) Magento
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.46%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.84%) Office 365
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.15%) Firewall
2 7 (3.23%) SSL
3 6 (2.76%) Internet
3 6 (2.76%) Wireless
4 4 (1.84%) DHCP
4 4 (1.84%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.84%) HTTP
4 4 (1.84%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.84%) VoIP
4 4 (1.84%) VPN
4 4 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.84%) ZigBee
5 3 (1.38%) Intranet
5 3 (1.38%) Kerberos
5 3 (1.38%) MPLS
5 3 (1.38%) Network Security
5 3 (1.38%) TACACS
6 2 (0.92%) WAN
7 1 (0.46%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (2.76%) SAP HANA
2 5 (2.30%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.38%) Big Data
3 3 (1.38%) SAP BI
4 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (0.92%) Data Mart
4 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.46%) MySQL
5 1 (0.46%) OLAP
5 1 (0.46%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.46%) Power BI
5 1 (0.46%) QlikView
5 1 (0.46%) RethinkDB
5 1 (0.46%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.15%) JIRA
2 3 (1.38%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.38%) LSMW
2 3 (1.38%) PowerBuilder
3 2 (0.92%) Selenium
4 1 (0.46%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.46%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.46%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.46%) WinRunner
General
1 52 (23.96%) Finance
2 17 (7.83%) Pharmaceutical
3 16 (7.37%) Banking
4 15 (6.91%) Billing
5 11 (5.07%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.69%) Retail Banking
7 6 (2.76%) Automotive
8 5 (2.30%) Legal
8 5 (2.30%) Marketing
9 3 (1.38%) Back Office
9 3 (1.38%) Publishing
9 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (23.96%) Analyst
2 32 (14.75%) Consultant
3 31 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 27 (12.44%) Developer
5 26 (11.98%) Project Manager
6 25 (11.52%) Architect
7 21 (9.68%) SAP Consultant
8 15 (6.91%) Web Developer
9 14 (6.45%) Designer
10 11 (5.07%) Mobile Developer
10 11 (5.07%) Mobile Web Developer
10 11 (5.07%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (4.61%) Test Analyst
12 7 (3.23%) IT Manager
12 7 (3.23%) Senior Designer
13 6 (2.76%) Banking Analyst
13 6 (2.76%) E-Commerce Analyst
13 6 (2.76%) Retail Business Analyst
13 6 (2.76%) Senior Manager
13 6 (2.76%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.68%) HTML
2 18 (8.29%) CSS
3 12 (5.53%) AngularJS
4 11 (5.07%) HTML5
4 11 (5.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (3.23%) .NET
6 6 (2.76%) EDI
7 5 (2.30%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.84%) XML
9 3 (1.38%) Flash
9 3 (1.38%) Node.js
9 3 (1.38%) React
10 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.92%) DHTML
10 2 (0.92%) jQuery
10 2 (0.92%) Middleware
10 2 (0.92%) NHibernate
10 2 (0.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.45%) User Experience
2 13 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.53%) EPoS
3 12 (5.53%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.76%) Taxonomies
5 4 (1.84%) Arduino
5 4 (1.84%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.84%) Home Automation
5 4 (1.84%) Internet of Things
5 4 (1.84%) Minimum Viable Product
5 4 (1.84%) Raspberry Pi
6 3 (1.38%) LIMS
6 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.92%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.92%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.92%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.92%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.46%) FMCG
8 1 (0.46%) IVR
8 1 (0.46%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.22%) Windows
2 12 (5.53%) Linux
3 8 (3.69%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.69%) Unix
4 4 (1.84%) Android
5 2 (0.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (19.35%) E-Commerce
3 30 (13.82%) Project Management
4 27 (12.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (11.06%) Logistics
6 17 (7.83%) Web Development
7 15 (6.91%) CRM
7 15 (6.91%) SAP Implementation
8 14 (6.45%) B2C
9 13 (5.99%) Migration
9 13 (5.99%) Programme Management
9 13 (5.99%) Scrum
10 12 (5.53%) Business Analysis
11 11 (5.07%) Mobile Development
12 10 (4.61%) Waterfall
13 9 (4.15%) Change Management
13 9 (4.15%) Data Migration
13 9 (4.15%) Order to Cash
14 8 (3.69%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (3.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.22%) JavaScript
2 11 (5.07%) SQL
3 9 (4.15%) C#
4 7 (3.23%) Java
5 4 (1.84%) Objective-C
6 3 (1.38%) ABAP
6 3 (1.38%) PHP
7 1 (0.46%) Python
7 1 (0.46%) R
7 1 (0.46%) SAS Macro
7 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (4.61%) ISEB
2 6 (2.76%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.30%) CCNP
3 5 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.38%) CISSP
5 3 (1.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.92%) CCDA
6 2 (0.92%) CCDP
6 2 (0.92%) CCIE
6 2 (0.92%) CCNA
6 2 (0.92%) CISA
6 2 (0.92%) Degree
7 1 (0.46%) CISM
7 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.84%) QA
2 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) Basel III
3 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.38%) Docker
3 2 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.38%) Rancher
2 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (14.29%) SAP
2 14 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.30%) IBM
3 5 (2.30%) LogRhythm
3 5 (2.30%) Proofpoint
3 5 (2.30%) VMware
4 4 (1.84%) hybris
4 4 (1.84%) Oracle
5 3 (1.38%) Cisco
5 3 (1.38%) New Relic
6 2 (0.92%) Fiserv
6 2 (0.92%) Infor
6 2 (0.92%) JDA
6 2 (0.92%) Juniper
6 2 (0.92%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.46%) Demandware
7 1 (0.46%) HP
7 1 (0.46%) Retek
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