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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 26 47 41
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 132 80 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.49% 3.27% 3.68%
As % of the General category 15.87% 11.17% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 41 42
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £31.50 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +94.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -38.26%
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
832 716 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.61% 29.24% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 346 282
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 52 51
Average hourly rate £31.44 £33.55 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% +31.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £18.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +12 34 £375 -6.25% 17
Coventry +17 23 £415 +27.69% 10
Staffordshire -1 10 £295 -20.53% 6
Warwickshire -4 10 £375 -11.76% 9
Worcestershire - 5 £366 - 1
Solihull +2 4 £375 +15.38%
Wolverhampton +2 3 £413 +4.29% 2
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 77 (33.19%) Finance
2 49 (21.12%) Banking
3 41 (17.67%) E-Commerce
4 37 (15.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (15.52%) Project Management
6 31 (13.36%) Retail Banking
7 27 (11.64%) SQL
8 24 (10.34%) ERP
9 23 (9.91%) Microsoft
10 20 (8.62%) PRINCE2
10 20 (8.62%) .NET
10 20 (8.62%) SAP
11 19 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (7.76%) Business Analysis
13 16 (6.90%) Management Information System
13 16 (6.90%) Windows
14 15 (6.47%) SQL Server
14 15 (6.47%) C#
14 15 (6.47%) HTML
14 15 (6.47%) Degree
15 14 (6.03%) CSS
15 14 (6.03%) EPoS
16 13 (5.60%) Migration
16 13 (5.60%) Software Testing
16 13 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 13 (5.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 12 (5.17%) Photoshop
17 12 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
17 12 (5.17%) Content Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (3.02%) Lync
2 5 (2.16%) SAS
2 5 (2.16%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) FileNet
5 1 (0.43%) CMS
5 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (5.17%) Photoshop
1 12 (5.17%) Spreadsheet
2 11 (4.74%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.16%) MS Project
3 5 (2.16%) MS Office
4 4 (1.72%) PowerPivot
5 3 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.59%) SAP Retail
2 4 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.72%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.29%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.86%) Magento
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.43%) Eikon
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.43%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.72%) Office 365
2 3 (1.29%) SaaS
3 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.29%) DNS
1 3 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (0.86%) Wireless
3 1 (0.43%) LDAP
3 1 (0.43%) Intranet
3 1 (0.43%) Internet
3 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.16%) QlikView
6 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.16%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.29%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.29%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Subversion
2 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.43%) XMLUnit
2 1 (0.43%) Ant
2 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.43%) ProC
2 1 (0.43%) JMeter
General
1 77 (33.19%) Finance
2 49 (21.12%) Banking
3 31 (13.36%) Retail Banking
4 12 (5.17%) Marketing
5 9 (3.88%) Games
6 6 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.29%) Billing
9 2 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.86%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.86%) Back Office
9 2 (0.86%) Law
10 1 (0.43%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) Automotive
10 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.43%) Front Office
10 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (33.19%) Analyst
2 47 (20.26%) Project Manager
3 45 (19.40%) Business Analyst
4 25 (10.78%) Developer
5 16 (6.90%) Architect
5 16 (6.90%) Consultant
6 14 (6.03%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (4.74%) Senior Business Analyst
8 10 (4.31%) Test Analyst
8 10 (4.31%) IT Project Manager
9 8 (3.45%) Data Analyst
9 8 (3.45%) Banking Business Analyst
10 7 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (2.59%) Test Manager
11 6 (2.59%) Business Systems Analyst
11 6 (2.59%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (2.59%) .NET Developer
12 5 (2.16%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (2.16%) SAP Consultant
12 5 (2.16%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.62%) .NET
2 15 (6.47%) HTML
3 14 (6.03%) CSS
4 9 (3.88%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.02%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.59%) jQuery
6 6 (2.59%) Web Services
7 5 (2.16%) XML
8 4 (1.72%) HTML5
9 3 (1.29%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.29%) WCF
9 3 (1.29%) SAP PI
9 3 (1.29%) SAP ALE
9 3 (1.29%) CSS3
9 3 (1.29%) Sass
9 3 (1.29%) WinForms
10 2 (0.86%) Ajax
10 2 (0.86%) DOM
10 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.03%) EPoS
4 11 (4.74%) User Experience
5 9 (3.88%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.16%) FMCG
6 5 (2.16%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.72%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (1.72%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.29%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.86%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.43%) IVR
10 1 (0.43%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.43%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.43%) DataPower
10 1 (0.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.90%) Windows
2 7 (3.02%) UNIX
3 4 (1.72%) Linux
3 4 (1.72%) Android
3 4 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.67%) E-Commerce
2 37 (15.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (15.52%) Project Management
4 24 (10.34%) ERP
5 20 (8.62%) PRINCE2
6 18 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (7.76%) Business Analysis
7 13 (5.60%) Software Testing
7 13 (5.60%) Migration
8 12 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (5.17%) Content Management
8 12 (5.17%) Test Scripting
8 12 (5.17%) SDLC
9 10 (4.31%) Dashboard Development
9 10 (4.31%) Analytics
9 10 (4.31%) Web Design
10 9 (3.88%) SEO
10 9 (3.88%) Pay per click
10 9 (3.88%) Digital Marketing
10 9 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.64%) SQL
2 15 (6.47%) C#
3 8 (3.45%) Java
4 6 (2.59%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.59%) PL/SQL
4 6 (2.59%) C++
5 5 (2.16%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.29%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.86%) C
8 1 (0.43%) VB
8 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.43%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 15 (6.47%) Degree
2 13 (5.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (3.02%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.72%) ISEB
6 3 (1.29%) CCIE
6 3 (1.29%) CCNP
6 3 (1.29%) CCNA
6 3 (1.29%) CCDA
6 3 (1.29%) CCDP
6 3 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.29%) PMP
7 2 (0.86%) MCP
7 2 (0.86%) MCSE
7 2 (0.86%) MCSA
8 1 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.43%) MCITP
8 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.29%) QA
2 2 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) FATCA
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (4.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) XenApp
3 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.29%) SCCM
2 1 (0.43%) SCOM
2 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.43%) EdgeSight
2 1 (0.43%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 23 (9.91%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.62%) SAP
3 11 (4.74%) Oracle
4 8 (3.45%) IBM
5 7 (3.02%) JD Edwards
6 6 (2.59%) Cisco
7 5 (2.16%) Endeca
8 4 (1.72%) VMware
8 4 (1.72%) Netezza
8 4 (1.72%) Symbian
9 3 (1.29%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.29%) Citrix
9 3 (1.29%) Juniper
9 3 (1.29%) JDA
10 2 (0.86%) McAfee
10 2 (0.86%) hybris
10 2 (0.86%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.86%) Oneserve
10 2 (0.86%) Kronos
11 1 (0.43%) Demandware
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