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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 47 47 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs citing Retail 78 61 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.30% 3.29% 4.32%
As % of the General category 10.91% 10.76% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 60
Average daily rate
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£351 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.07% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.55% +25.00%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
715 567 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.28% 30.58% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 254 340
Average daily rate £350 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 53 33
Average hourly rate £34.32 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.74 £11.50
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 11 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 11 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
Warwickshire +18 21 £406 - 1
Birmingham -15 20 £400 +3.22% 9
Coventry -12 10 £313 +13.63% 6
Staffordshire - 6 £371 - 3
Shropshire - 2 £421 -
Solihull - 2 £300 - 2
Walsall - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Retail
England

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 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 49 (36.84%) E-Commerce
2 27 (20.30%) Finance
3 24 (18.05%) UML
3 24 (18.05%) Banking
4 21 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (15.04%) ATG
6 18 (13.53%) Workflow
6 18 (13.53%) Retail Banking
7 17 (12.78%) SQL
8 14 (10.53%) Marketing
9 13 (9.77%) JavaScript
10 12 (9.02%) Business Analysis
11 11 (8.27%) Degree
11 11 (8.27%) PRINCE2
12 10 (7.52%) .NET
12 10 (7.52%) Oracle
13 9 (6.77%) Windows
13 9 (6.77%) SAP
13 9 (6.77%) Project Management
14 8 (6.02%) CRM
14 8 (6.02%) Microsoft
14 8 (6.02%) Use Case
15 7 (5.26%) Test Scripting
15 7 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (5.26%) MS Visio
15 7 (5.26%) ASP.NET
15 7 (5.26%) VBA
15 7 (5.26%) C#
15 7 (5.26%) HTML
16 6 (4.51%) Web Services

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 (2.26%) SAS
2 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.50%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
3 1 (0.75%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) SAP Retail
1 3 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.26%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.50%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.50%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.75%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.75%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) SAN
1 1 (0.75%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.50%) DTS
4 2 (1.50%) ReportNet
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.50%) Cognos Powerplay
4 2 (1.50%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (0.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.75%) QlikView
5 1 (0.75%) SQLite
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.75%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.75%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.75%) Subversion
2 1 (0.75%) Selenium
2 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.75%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (0.75%) Axure RP
General
1 27 (20.30%) Finance
2 24 (18.05%) Banking
3 18 (13.53%) Retail Banking
4 14 (10.53%) Marketing
5 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.76%) Billing
6 5 (3.76%) Automotive
7 4 (3.01%) Back Office
8 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.75%) Legal
10 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (41.35%) Analyst
2 36 (27.07%) Business Analyst
3 25 (18.80%) Developer
4 16 (12.03%) Project Manager
5 9 (6.77%) Consultant
6 8 (6.02%) Architect
7 6 (4.51%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.51%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.76%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (3.01%) MI Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.01%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.01%) Programme Manager
9 4 (3.01%) Senior Software Developer
10 3 (2.26%) Excel Developer
10 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (2.26%) Oracle Consultant
10 3 (2.26%) Coordinator
10 3 (2.26%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.52%) .NET
2 7 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 7 (5.26%) HTML
3 6 (4.51%) Web Services
4 5 (3.76%) CSS
4 5 (3.76%) HTML5
5 4 (3.01%) WPF
6 3 (2.26%) jQuery
6 3 (2.26%) WCF
6 3 (2.26%) Ajax
6 3 (2.26%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.26%) CSS3
6 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.26%) Backbone.js
7 2 (1.50%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (1.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (1.50%) RESTful
7 2 (1.50%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.75%) LINQ
8 1 (0.75%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.01%) EPoS
2 2 (1.50%) EFT
2 2 (1.50%) Copywriting
2 2 (1.50%) iPad
2 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.50%) Visualisation
2 2 (1.50%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.75%) Social Media
3 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (0.75%) Credit Risk
3 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.75%) Data Extraction
3 1 (0.75%) FMCG
3 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
3 1 (0.75%) Web 2.0
3 1 (0.75%) Online Banking
3 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.77%) Windows
2 4 (3.01%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.26%) UNIX
4 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (36.84%) E-Commerce
2 24 (18.05%) UML
3 21 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (13.53%) Workflow
5 12 (9.02%) Business Analysis
6 11 (8.27%) PRINCE2
7 9 (6.77%) Project Management
8 8 (6.02%) CRM
8 8 (6.02%) Use Case
9 7 (5.26%) Test Scripting
9 7 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.51%) Data Analysis
10 6 (4.51%) Data Modelling
11 5 (3.76%) Change Management
11 5 (3.76%) Logistics
11 5 (3.76%) Risk Management
11 5 (3.76%) Programme Management
11 5 (3.76%) Analytics
12 4 (3.01%) Resource Management
12 4 (3.01%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.78%) SQL
2 13 (9.77%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.26%) C#
3 7 (5.26%) VBA
4 4 (3.01%) VB
5 3 (2.26%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.50%) Java
6 2 (1.50%) C
7 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.75%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.75%) PHP
7 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (8.27%) Degree
2 4 (3.01%) ISEB
3 2 (1.50%) ACCA
3 2 (1.50%) AAT
3 2 (1.50%) CIMA
4 1 (0.75%) MCTS
4 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.75%) CISA
4 1 (0.75%) CISM
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.75%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Legato
1 1 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (0.75%) Sysprep
1 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 20 (15.04%) ATG
2 10 (7.52%) Oracle
3 9 (6.77%) SAP
4 8 (6.02%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.01%) Cognos
6 3 (2.26%) Teradata
7 2 (1.50%) JDA
7 2 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.50%) Cisco
7 2 (1.50%) IBM
7 2 (1.50%) HP
7 2 (1.50%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.50%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.75%) Avaya
8 1 (0.75%) McAfee
8 1 (0.75%) BT
8 1 (0.75%) Retek
8 1 (0.75%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.75%) Google
8 1 (0.75%) LANDesk
West Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - £450
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent daily rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago