The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Retailing
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 7 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5  
Contract jobs citing Retail 45 45 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 14.66% 13.80% 20.39%
As % of the General category 44.12% 42.86% 45.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 36 67
Median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £413 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +38.46% -32.46%  

Retail is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 102 105 181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 33.22% 32.21% 44.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 65 134
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.37% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 8
Median hourly rate £30.00 £39.29 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.63% -1.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Retail as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Retail in Bedfordshire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Retail in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Bedfordshire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Bedfordshire

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Bedfordshire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 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
Luton -3 11 £450 -14.28% 7
Dunstable -6 1 - - 6
Retail
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Retail.

1 25 (45.45%) E-Commerce
2 15 (27.27%) CRM
3 14 (25.45%) TOGAF
4 13 (23.64%) Java
5 12 (21.82%) Finance
5 12 (21.82%) hybris
6 11 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 11 (20.00%) SAP
6 11 (20.00%) SOA
7 10 (18.18%) Content Management
7 10 (18.18%) Marketing
8 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (16.36%) Unica
8 9 (16.36%) IBM
8 9 (16.36%) Web Services
9 8 (14.55%) B2B
9 8 (14.55%) B2C
9 8 (14.55%) JMS
9 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (14.55%) JPA
9 8 (14.55%) Asset Management
9 8 (14.55%) SAP Hybris
10 6 (10.91%) Silverpop
10 6 (10.91%) Microservices
10 6 (10.91%) Java EE
10 6 (10.91%) Pega
10 6 (10.91%) Waterfall
10 6 (10.91%) CMS
10 6 (10.91%) Migration
10 6 (10.91%) EJB

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 6 (10.91%) CMS
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.64%) Confluence
3 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Acrobat
1 1 (1.82%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.82%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (1.82%) InDesign
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Unica
2 8 (14.55%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (1.82%) Data Workbench
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) Silverpop
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) Office 365
3 2 (3.64%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.82%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) JIRA
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 10 (18.18%) Marketing
3 4 (7.27%) Advertising
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (45.45%) Architect
1 25 (45.45%) Solutions Architect
2 10 (18.18%) E-Commerce Architect
2 10 (18.18%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 8 (14.55%) Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce Manager
6 3 (5.45%) IT Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Programme Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Security Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Security Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.64%) CRM Manager
7 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Hybris Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) Web Services
2 8 (14.55%) JMS
2 8 (14.55%) JPA
3 6 (10.91%) EJB
3 6 (10.91%) Java EE
3 6 (10.91%) JDBC
3 6 (10.91%) Servlets
4 2 (3.64%) REST
4 2 (3.64%) SOAP
4 2 (3.64%) Spring
4 2 (3.64%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) EPoS
3 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.45%) Social Media
4 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) E-Commerce
2 15 (27.27%) CRM
3 14 (25.45%) TOGAF
4 11 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 11 (20.00%) SOA
5 10 (18.18%) Content Management
6 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (14.55%) Asset Management
7 8 (14.55%) B2B
7 8 (14.55%) B2C
7 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.91%) Microservices
8 6 (10.91%) Migration
8 6 (10.91%) Waterfall
9 5 (9.09%) Financial Modelling
10 4 (7.27%) IT Governance
10 4 (7.27%) UML
10 4 (7.27%) Use Case
11 3 (5.45%) Data Modelling
11 3 (5.45%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) Java
2 5 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) ISEB
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) hybris
2 11 (20.00%) SAP
3 9 (16.36%) IBM
4 6 (10.91%) Pega
5 4 (7.27%) Oracle
6 3 (5.45%) Lumesse
6 3 (5.45%) Splunk
6 3 (5.45%) TIBCO
7 2 (3.64%) Adobe
8 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.82%) Sun