Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 18
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14 -13
Contract jobs citing Retail 73 128 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 13.54% 19.10% 6.61%
As % of the General category 39.67% 51.61% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 104 65
Bedfordshire median daily rate £420 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £311 £341 £105
90th Percentile £615 £621 £575
East of England median daily rate £443 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +3.51% +0.59% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year -13.33% -48.72% +192.50%

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 184 248 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 34.14% 37.01% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 174 108
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £330 £200
90th Percentile £598 £621 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £31.00 £32.75 £11.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% +189.06% -50.74%
10th Percentile £19.80 £22.75 £9.78
90th Percentile £42.20 £50.63 £39.80
East of England median hourly rate £17.61 £40.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -55.99% +29.03% +19.23%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 +2 55 £435 -7.94% 12
Dunstable -3 8 £338 +25.00%
Bedford -3 1 £188 -59.68% 3
Retail
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Retail.

1 29 (39.73%) E-Commerce
2 22 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (19.18%) CRM
5 13 (17.81%) Big Data
6 12 (16.44%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (16.44%) Scrum
7 11 (15.07%) Marketing
7 11 (15.07%) Java
8 10 (13.70%) CSS
9 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
9 9 (12.33%) Project Management
9 9 (12.33%) Waterfall
9 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (12.33%) Service Design
10 8 (10.96%) hybris
10 8 (10.96%) Email Marketing
10 8 (10.96%) HTML
10 8 (10.96%) Web Services
10 8 (10.96%) ITIL
10 8 (10.96%) SAP
10 8 (10.96%) Finance
11 7 (9.59%) .NET
11 7 (9.59%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (9.59%) Hadoop
11 7 (9.59%) Analytics
11 7 (9.59%) GDPR
11 7 (9.59%) Microservices
11 7 (9.59%) Relational Database
11 7 (9.59%) Decision-Making

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 5 (6.85%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.11%) CMS
4 2 (2.74%) IIS
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.74%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (2.74%) ImageReady
2 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.74%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (2.74%) nopCommerce
3 1 (1.37%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.11%) Silverpop
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (2.74%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.74%) Office 365
3 2 (2.74%) Serverless
4 1 (1.37%) Datadog
4 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) SMS
2 1 (1.37%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) Big Data
2 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.59%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (9.59%) Hadoop
3 7 (9.59%) Relational Database
4 6 (8.22%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.85%) Apache Hive
5 5 (6.85%) Apache Kudu
5 5 (6.85%) Impala
5 5 (6.85%) OLTP
6 2 (2.74%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (2.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.74%) Amazon QuickSight
6 2 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (2.74%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
1 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.37%) Subversion
2 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.37%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (15.07%) Marketing
2 8 (10.96%) Finance
3 3 (4.11%) Games
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (30.14%) Architect
2 13 (17.81%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (15.07%) Designer
4 7 (9.59%) Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Data Architect
5 6 (8.22%) Integration Architect
5 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.48%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Big Data Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Developer
6 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce Product Owner
6 4 (5.48%) Email Designer
6 4 (5.48%) Product Owner
6 4 (5.48%) Service Design Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Service Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Service Transition Manager
6 4 (5.48%) Transition Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.11%) E-Commerce Architect
7 3 (4.11%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) CSS
2 8 (10.96%) HTML
2 8 (10.96%) Web Services
3 7 (9.59%) .NET
4 6 (8.22%) Spring
5 5 (6.85%) Kafka
6 4 (5.48%) JPA
7 3 (4.11%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.11%) Entity Framework
7 3 (4.11%) HTML5
7 3 (4.11%) Java EE
7 3 (4.11%) LINQ
7 3 (4.11%) Middleware
7 3 (4.11%) REST
7 3 (4.11%) Spring MVC
8 2 (2.74%) CSS3
8 2 (2.74%) Flash
8 2 (2.74%) JMS
9 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.37%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.85%) User Experience
3 3 (4.11%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.74%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.37%) CCTV
5 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.37%) FMCG
5 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.37%) Social Media
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.85%) Unix
2 2 (2.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.73%) E-Commerce
2 22 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (19.18%) CRM
5 12 (16.44%) Scrum
6 9 (12.33%) Project Management
6 9 (12.33%) Service Design
6 9 (12.33%) Waterfall
7 8 (10.96%) Email Marketing
7 8 (10.96%) ITIL
8 7 (9.59%) Analytics
8 7 (9.59%) Decision-Making
8 7 (9.59%) Microservices
8 7 (9.59%) Technical Leadership
9 6 (8.22%) TOGAF
10 5 (6.85%) B2B
10 5 (6.85%) Data Engineering
10 5 (6.85%) DevOps
10 5 (6.85%) Service Management
10 5 (6.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) Java
2 6 (8.22%) Python
3 5 (6.85%) C#
3 5 (6.85%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) APMP
2 2 (2.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) GDPR
2 3 (4.11%) QA
3 2 (2.74%) PMO
4 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Apache Flume
1 5 (6.85%) HDFS
2 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) Oozie
2 2 (2.74%) Terraform
3 1 (1.37%) Packer
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) hybris
1 8 (10.96%) SAP
2 5 (6.85%) IBM
3 3 (4.11%) Splunk
3 3 (4.11%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.74%) Avaya
4 2 (2.74%) ForeScout
4 2 (2.74%) Google
4 2 (2.74%) Lumesse
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle
4 2 (2.74%) Thycotic
5 1 (1.37%) Adobe
5 1 (1.37%) BT
5 1 (1.37%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat