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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 52 51 35
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing Retail 80 61 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.17% 2.89% 4.14%
As % of the General category 10.62% 10.02% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 54
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£400 £378 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £315 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £494 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £12.60 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-23.56% +1.25%
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
753 609 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.80% 28.89% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 293 330
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £197 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 39 50
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -20.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -24.56%

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 17 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Retail Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 September 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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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 -8 26 £400 +6.66% 20
Coventry -4 10 £450 +25.00% 4
Warwickshire -4 10 - - 4
Staffordshire +8 8 £431 +56.81% 2
Worcestershire - 3 £155 - 1
Solihull +7 2 £350 -6.66% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £328 -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 59 (38.56%) E-Commerce
2 40 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (17.65%) UML
4 26 (16.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (15.69%) ATG
6 22 (14.38%) Workflow
7 20 (13.07%) Finance
7 20 (13.07%) SQL
8 15 (9.80%) Banking
9 14 (9.15%) Marketing
9 14 (9.15%) PRINCE2
10 13 (8.50%) SAP
10 13 (8.50%) JavaScript
10 13 (8.50%) Business Analysis
11 11 (7.19%) Microsoft
11 11 (7.19%) Retail Banking
11 11 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (6.54%) Test Scripting
13 9 (5.88%) HTML
13 9 (5.88%) Oracle
13 9 (5.88%) Change Management
14 8 (5.23%) Manufacturing
14 8 (5.23%) Project Management
14 8 (5.23%) CRM
14 8 (5.23%) Use Case
14 8 (5.23%) Logistics
15 7 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (4.58%) MS Visio
15 7 (4.58%) CSS
15 7 (4.58%) Automotive

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 5 (3.27%) SAS
2 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Portal
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.58%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.61%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.31%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (2.61%) ENOVIA
1 4 (2.61%) SAP Retail
2 3 (1.96%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.31%) WebTrends
3 2 (1.31%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.65%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.65%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.65%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.65%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.65%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.31%) SMS
2 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.65%) NAS
2 1 (0.65%) WLAN
2 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.65%) LAN
2 1 (0.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.31%) MySQL
3 2 (1.31%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) QlikView
4 1 (0.65%) SQLite
4 1 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.65%) MS Access
4 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.65%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Subversion
1 1 (0.65%) Selenium
1 1 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (13.07%) Finance
2 15 (9.80%) Banking
3 14 (9.15%) Marketing
4 11 (7.19%) Retail Banking
5 8 (5.23%) Manufacturing
6 7 (4.58%) Automotive
7 4 (2.61%) Back Office
8 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.65%) Billing
10 1 (0.65%) German Language
10 1 (0.65%) Advertising
10 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (42.48%) Analyst
2 40 (26.14%) Business Analyst
3 19 (12.42%) Project Manager
4 17 (11.11%) Developer
5 12 (7.84%) Consultant
6 10 (6.54%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (5.23%) Test Analyst
7 8 (5.23%) Architect
8 7 (4.58%) Enterprise Architect
9 6 (3.92%) Front-End Developer
10 5 (3.27%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.27%) Programme Manager
10 5 (3.27%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.27%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.61%) 1st Line Support
11 4 (2.61%) DBA
11 4 (2.61%) Coordinator
11 4 (2.61%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 4 (2.61%) MI Analyst
12 3 (1.96%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.88%) HTML
2 7 (4.58%) CSS
3 6 (3.92%) .NET
3 6 (3.92%) Web Services
3 6 (3.92%) jQuery
3 6 (3.92%) Ajax
4 5 (3.27%) HTML5
4 5 (3.27%) RESTful
5 3 (1.96%) Backbone.js
5 3 (1.96%) CSS3
5 3 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.31%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.31%) XML
6 2 (1.31%) WCF
6 2 (1.31%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.31%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.31%) REST
7 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.65%) Cocoa Touch
7 1 (0.65%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.27%) User Experience
3 4 (2.61%) Visualisation
4 3 (1.96%) EPoS
5 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.31%) EFT
5 2 (1.31%) iPad
5 2 (1.31%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.65%) Social Media
6 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.65%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.27%) Windows
2 4 (2.61%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.65%) Linux
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (38.56%) E-Commerce
2 40 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (17.65%) UML
4 26 (16.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (14.38%) Workflow
6 14 (9.15%) PRINCE2
7 13 (8.50%) Business Analysis
8 10 (6.54%) Test Scripting
9 9 (5.88%) Change Management
10 8 (5.23%) Project Management
10 8 (5.23%) CRM
10 8 (5.23%) Use Case
10 8 (5.23%) Logistics
11 7 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (3.92%) Analytics
13 5 (3.27%) Business Transformation
13 5 (3.27%) Resource Management
13 5 (3.27%) Programme Management
14 4 (2.61%) CAD
14 4 (2.61%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.07%) SQL
2 13 (8.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.27%) VBA
4 3 (1.96%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.31%) VB
5 2 (1.31%) Java
6 1 (0.65%) C
6 1 (0.65%) C#
6 1 (0.65%) PHP
6 1 (0.65%) VBScript
6 1 (0.65%) ABAP
6 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (2.61%) ISEB
2 3 (1.96%) Degree
3 2 (1.31%) ACCA
3 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.31%) CIMA
3 2 (1.31%) AAT
4 1 (0.65%) MCTS
4 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.65%) MCP
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.27%) QA
2 2 (1.31%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (0.65%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 24 (15.69%) ATG
2 13 (8.50%) SAP
3 11 (7.19%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.88%) Oracle
5 3 (1.96%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.96%) IBM
6 2 (1.31%) Mercator
6 2 (1.31%) Siebel
6 2 (1.31%) Cisco
6 2 (1.31%) JDA
7 1 (0.65%) hybris
7 1 (0.65%) Omniture
7 1 (0.65%) Google
7 1 (0.65%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.65%) Pega
7 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.65%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.65%) Sybase
7 1 (0.65%) HP
7 1 (0.65%) MicroStrategy
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