Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 17 4
Rank change year-on-year +14 -13 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 134 44 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 19.45% 6.91% 12.79%
As % of the General category 51.34% 26.51% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 68 72
Bedfordshire median daily rate £463 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £330 £105 £313
90th Percentile £605 £549 £586
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £438
% change year-on-year - -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £10.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £29.25 £16.25
% change year-on-year -47.01% +80.00% -53.24%

Retail is in the General Skills category. The following 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.

All General Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 261 166 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 37.88% 26.06% 34.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 105 145
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -3.95%
10th Percentile £325 £200 £200
90th Percentile £600 £600 £554
East of England median daily rate £425 £406 £400
% change year-on-year +4.62% +1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 31
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £32.75 £24.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.67% -2.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £22.75 £9.65 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.63 £40.25 £45.43
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year +20.30% +27.88% -13.33%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +10 66 £475 +111.11% 2
Dunstable +5 10 £270 -34.94% 1
Bedford - 3 £465 -
Retail
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 55 (41.04%) E-Commerce
2 36 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (20.90%) Information Security
4 25 (18.66%) Java
4 25 (18.66%) JIRA
5 23 (17.16%) Security Architecture
6 22 (16.42%) Web Services
7 20 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (14.93%) Confluence
8 18 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (13.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (11.94%) ITIL
9 16 (11.94%) TDD
10 15 (11.19%) RIA
10 15 (11.19%) Finance
11 14 (10.45%) Management Information System
11 14 (10.45%) Windows
11 14 (10.45%) SOAP
11 14 (10.45%) CISSP
11 14 (10.45%) Selenium
11 14 (10.45%) QA
11 14 (10.45%) Git (software)
11 14 (10.45%) Test Automation
11 14 (10.45%) WebDriver
11 14 (10.45%) Cucumber
11 14 (10.45%) REST
11 14 (10.45%) Jenkins
11 14 (10.45%) SDLC
12 13 (9.70%) Mobile App
12 13 (9.70%) Apple iOS

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 20 (14.93%) Confluence
2 4 (2.99%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.49%) JBoss
3 2 (1.49%) WildFly
4 1 (0.75%) CMS
4 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.73%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.75%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.75%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.75%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.70%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.72%) SaaS
3 8 (5.97%) Sauce Labs
4 6 (4.48%) IaaS
5 4 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.99%) Google App Engine
5 4 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.49%) Office 365
6 2 (1.49%) PaaS
6 2 (1.49%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.70%) Internet
2 7 (5.22%) LAN
3 6 (4.48%) WAN
4 5 (3.73%) Network Security
5 2 (1.49%) Skype
5 2 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.97%) Redis
2 4 (2.99%) Big Data
3 3 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.49%) Snowflake Schema
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (18.66%) JIRA
2 18 (13.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 14 (10.45%) Cucumber
3 14 (10.45%) Git (software)
3 14 (10.45%) Jenkins
3 14 (10.45%) Selenium
3 14 (10.45%) WebDriver
4 12 (8.96%) TeamCity
5 10 (7.46%) Ant
6 8 (5.97%) Appium
6 8 (5.97%) Bitbucket
7 6 (4.48%) JBehave
7 6 (4.48%) JUnit
7 6 (4.48%) Maven
7 6 (4.48%) Protractor
7 6 (4.48%) SoapUI
7 6 (4.48%) SpecFlow
7 6 (4.48%) TestNG
8 4 (2.99%) Artifactory
8 4 (2.99%) MSBuild
General
1 15 (11.19%) Finance
2 10 (7.46%) Banking
3 8 (5.97%) Corporate Banking
4 5 (3.73%) Marketing
5 4 (2.99%) Games
5 4 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (20.15%) Analyst
2 22 (16.42%) Architect
3 19 (14.18%) Business Analyst
3 19 (14.18%) Project Manager
4 17 (12.69%) Consultant
5 12 (8.96%) Security Consultant
6 9 (6.72%) Tester
7 8 (5.97%) Automation Tester
7 8 (5.97%) Developer
7 8 (5.97%) QA Automation Tester
7 8 (5.97%) QA Tester
7 8 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.22%) Transition Manager
9 6 (4.48%) E-Commerce Architect
9 6 (4.48%) Information Security Consultant
9 6 (4.48%) Retail Business Analyst
9 6 (4.48%) Security Architect
9 6 (4.48%) Service Design Manager
9 6 (4.48%) Service Manager
9 6 (4.48%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.42%) Web Services
2 14 (10.45%) REST
2 14 (10.45%) SOAP
3 7 (5.22%) JMS
3 7 (5.22%) Middleware
4 4 (2.99%) .NET
4 4 (2.99%) Node.js
4 4 (2.99%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (2.24%) CSS
5 3 (2.24%) HTML
5 3 (2.24%) Java EE
5 3 (2.24%) Servlets
6 2 (1.49%) EJB
6 2 (1.49%) JDBC
6 2 (1.49%) JPA
6 2 (1.49%) React
6 2 (1.49%) WCF
7 1 (0.75%) LESS
7 1 (0.75%) Redux
7 1 (0.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.19%) RIA
2 14 (10.45%) Management Information System
3 13 (9.70%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.49%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.49%) EPoS
5 2 (1.49%) Social Media
5 2 (1.49%) User Experience
6 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.75%) BYOD
6 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.75%) FMCG
6 1 (0.75%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.75%) IVR
6 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.45%) Windows
2 13 (9.70%) Android
2 13 (9.70%) Apple iOS
3 9 (6.72%) Linux
4 8 (5.97%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.99%) AIX
5 4 (2.99%) Solaris
5 4 (2.99%) Unix
6 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (41.04%) E-Commerce
2 36 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (20.90%) Information Security
4 23 (17.16%) Security Architecture
5 20 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (11.94%) ITIL
7 16 (11.94%) TDD
8 14 (10.45%) SDLC
8 14 (10.45%) Test Automation
9 13 (9.70%) Change Management
9 13 (9.70%) Project Management
9 13 (9.70%) Security Management
10 12 (8.96%) Data Modelling
10 12 (8.96%) Migration
10 12 (8.96%) PRINCE2
11 10 (7.46%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (7.46%) SOA
11 10 (7.46%) Waterfall
12 9 (6.72%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.66%) Java
2 12 (8.96%) SQL
3 10 (7.46%) Python
3 10 (7.46%) Ruby
4 8 (5.97%) Apple Swift
4 8 (5.97%) C#
4 8 (5.97%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.48%) Perl
6 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (10.45%) CISSP
2 12 (8.96%) CISM
3 9 (6.72%) CISA
3 9 (6.72%) Degree
3 9 (6.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (2.24%) ISEB
5 2 (1.49%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.45%) QA
2 11 (8.21%) PCI DSS
3 10 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (6.72%) GDPR
5 5 (3.73%) COBIT
5 5 (3.73%) PMO
6 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (5.97%) Docker
2 4 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.99%) vCloud
2 4 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.99%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (6.72%) Oracle
2 6 (4.48%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.99%) Google
3 4 (2.99%) Red Hat
3 4 (2.99%) VMware
4 3 (2.24%) Citrix
5 2 (1.49%) Adobe
5 2 (1.49%) Avaya
5 2 (1.49%) Cisco
5 2 (1.49%) HP
5 2 (1.49%) Virgin Media
5 2 (1.49%) VocaLink
5 2 (1.49%) Workday
6 1 (0.75%) hybris
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.75%) SAP
6 1 (0.75%) Talend