The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 23 June 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 48 44
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs citing Retail 80 83 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.36% 3.51% 3.92%
As % of the General category 9.79% 9.30% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 29 46
Median daily rate £363 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £385 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -23.80% +27.27%  

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 Berkshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 817 892 1092
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 44.55% 37.75% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 413 520
Median daily rate £450 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +2.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £507 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.86 £11.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £25.00 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Berkshire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Berkshire

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Berkshire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Reading +8 18 £363 -17.14% 5
Bracknell -2 17 £563 +9.75% 11
Newbury +10 11 £315 -45.21%
Maidenhead +7 8 £188 -55.88%
Slough - 2 £460 - 1
Wokingham +3 1 £350 -
Retail
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Retail.

1 48 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 41 (22.04%) Finance
3 31 (16.67%) Project Management
4 29 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (13.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (11.83%) E-Commerce
7 21 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (10.22%) Banking
9 18 (9.68%) Programme Management
9 18 (9.68%) Oracle
10 15 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (8.06%) Degree
11 14 (7.53%) FMCG
11 14 (7.53%) Mentoring
11 14 (7.53%) Microsoft Excel
11 14 (7.53%) Business Analysis
12 13 (6.99%) Change Management
12 13 (6.99%) Data Modelling
12 13 (6.99%) PRINCE2
12 13 (6.99%) Coaching
12 13 (6.99%) Oracle Retail
12 13 (6.99%) Git (software)
13 12 (6.45%) CSS
13 12 (6.45%) HTML
13 12 (6.45%) Java
13 12 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 11 (5.91%) JavaScript
14 11 (5.91%) Marketing
14 11 (5.91%) Performance Management
15 10 (5.38%) Retail Banking

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 8 (4.30%) SAS
2 6 (3.23%) CMS
3 2 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.54%) Confluence
4 1 (0.54%) JBoss
4 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (7.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (4.84%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (1.08%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (6.99%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.08%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.54%) Magento
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.54%) Radian6
4 1 (0.54%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.54%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.08%) GitHub
2 2 (1.08%) Office 365
2 2 (1.08%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.54%) HP Helion
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (1.61%) MPLS
3 2 (1.08%) DNS
3 2 (1.08%) Firewall
3 2 (1.08%) HTTP
4 1 (0.54%) 3G
4 1 (0.54%) Broadband
4 1 (0.54%) DECT
4 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.54%) ICMP
4 1 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.54%) LAN
4 1 (0.54%) OSPF
4 1 (0.54%) SMS
4 1 (0.54%) SNMP
4 1 (0.54%) SSL
4 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.54%) VPN
4 1 (0.54%) WAN
4 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.61%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.54%) DB2
4 1 (0.54%) OLTP
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.99%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.84%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.23%) Axure RP
3 6 (3.23%) Subversion
4 4 (2.15%) Selenium
5 3 (1.61%) JIRA
5 3 (1.61%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.08%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.08%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.08%) ProC
6 2 (1.08%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.54%) Ant
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.54%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.54%) Gatling
7 1 (0.54%) Gradle
7 1 (0.54%) JMeter
7 1 (0.54%) Maven
7 1 (0.54%) NeoLoad
General
1 48 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 41 (22.04%) Finance
3 19 (10.22%) Banking
4 11 (5.91%) Marketing
5 10 (5.38%) Retail Banking
6 6 (3.23%) Legal
6 6 (3.23%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.69%) Billing
8 3 (1.61%) Back Office
8 3 (1.61%) Law
9 2 (1.08%) Automotive
10 1 (0.54%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.54%) Electronics
10 1 (0.54%) Games
10 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (16.13%) Architect
2 23 (12.37%) Analyst
3 18 (9.68%) Consultant
4 17 (9.14%) Project Manager
5 13 (6.99%) Developer
6 12 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (5.91%) Performance Manager
8 8 (4.30%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (3.76%) Quality Manager
9 7 (3.76%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.23%) Build and Release Engineer
10 6 (3.23%) Build Engineer
10 6 (3.23%) Designer
10 6 (3.23%) Java Engineer
10 6 (3.23%) Release Engineer
11 5 (2.69%) Credit Analyst
11 5 (2.69%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 5 (2.69%) E-Commerce Manager
11 5 (2.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (2.69%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.45%) CSS
1 12 (6.45%) HTML
2 8 (4.30%) jQuery
3 7 (3.76%) CSS3
3 7 (3.76%) HTML5
3 7 (3.76%) XML
4 6 (3.23%) .NET
4 6 (3.23%) Web Services
5 3 (1.61%) J2EE
5 3 (1.61%) JSON
5 3 (1.61%) Middleware
6 2 (1.08%) React
6 2 (1.08%) REST
6 2 (1.08%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.54%) Celery
7 1 (0.54%) EDI
7 1 (0.54%) EJB
7 1 (0.54%) Servlets
7 1 (0.54%) Spring
7 1 (0.54%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.53%) FMCG
3 8 (4.30%) Credit Risk
3 8 (4.30%) User Experience
4 4 (2.15%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.15%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.61%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.54%) Animation
7 1 (0.54%) Blog
7 1 (0.54%) CCTV
7 1 (0.54%) CMDB
7 1 (0.54%) DataPower
7 1 (0.54%) EMV
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.54%) Handset
7 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.54%) PMI
7 1 (0.54%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.54%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.38%) Linux
2 8 (4.30%) Windows
3 7 (3.76%) Unix
4 3 (1.61%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.08%) AIX
5 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.08%) SUSE
6 1 (0.54%) Android
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.67%) Project Management
2 29 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (13.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 22 (11.83%) E-Commerce
5 18 (9.68%) Programme Management
6 15 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (7.53%) Business Analysis
7 14 (7.53%) Mentoring
8 13 (6.99%) Change Management
8 13 (6.99%) Coaching
8 13 (6.99%) Data Modelling
8 13 (6.99%) PRINCE2
9 11 (5.91%) Performance Management
10 10 (5.38%) DevOps
10 10 (5.38%) TOGAF
11 9 (4.84%) Risk Management
11 9 (4.84%) SOA
12 8 (4.30%) Analytics
12 8 (4.30%) ITIL
13 7 (3.76%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.45%) Java
2 11 (5.91%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.84%) SQL
4 5 (2.69%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.61%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.61%) VBScript
6 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.08%) C
6 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.08%) Python
7 1 (0.54%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.54%) C#
7 1 (0.54%) ES6
7 1 (0.54%) Groovy
7 1 (0.54%) PHP
7 1 (0.54%) Ruby
7 1 (0.54%) Scala
7 1 (0.54%) VB
7 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (8.06%) Degree
2 8 (4.30%) APMP
2 8 (4.30%) PMI Certification
3 6 (3.23%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (2.69%) CIPD
4 5 (2.69%) PgMP
5 3 (1.61%) PMP
6 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.54%) CCIE
7 1 (0.54%) CCIP
7 1 (0.54%) CCNA
7 1 (0.54%) CCNP
7 1 (0.54%) CISSP
7 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.54%) MBA
7 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.38%) PMO
2 8 (4.30%) IFRS
2 8 (4.30%) IFRS 9
2 8 (4.30%) P3O
3 7 (3.76%) Basel II
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.08%) Docker
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.08%) AirWatch
1 2 (1.08%) MOM
2 1 (0.54%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.54%) PowerCLI
2 1 (0.54%) SCCM
2 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (9.68%) Oracle
2 8 (4.30%) Google
2 8 (4.30%) Twitter
3 7 (3.76%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.23%) IBM
4 6 (3.23%) SAP
4 6 (3.23%) VMware
5 4 (2.15%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.61%) Adobe
6 3 (1.61%) Cisco
6 3 (1.61%) HP
6 3 (1.61%) Splunk
6 3 (1.61%) webMethods
7 2 (1.08%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.08%) Citrix
8 1 (0.54%) BMC
8 1 (0.54%) EMC
8 1 (0.54%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.54%) Juniper
8 1 (0.54%) Software AG
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