The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 27 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 38 32
Rank change year-on-year +22 -6  
Contract jobs citing Retail 52 34 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.19% 4.11% 4.81%
As % of the General category 23.85% 11.68% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 25
Median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £284 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £580 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -57.33% +134.37%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 218 291 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 34.33% 35.19% 36.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 214 182
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £28.75 £37.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.29% +138.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £36.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £37.50 £34.00
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 Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Birmingham

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in Birmingham over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Birmingham

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Retail.

1 19 (24.05%) Finance
2 17 (21.52%) Banking
3 15 (18.99%) Retail Banking
4 14 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (13.92%) SQL
5 11 (13.92%) Logistics
6 9 (11.39%) FMCG
7 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
7 8 (10.13%) E-Commerce
7 8 (10.13%) Active Directory
8 7 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.86%) VPN
8 7 (8.86%) Migration
9 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.59%) Scrum
9 6 (7.59%) DHCP
9 6 (7.59%) Firewall
9 6 (7.59%) Cisco
9 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
9 6 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (7.59%) PMO
10 5 (6.33%) Service Design
10 5 (6.33%) Defect Management
10 5 (6.33%) Test Scripting
10 5 (6.33%) PCI DSS
10 5 (6.33%) SIEM
10 5 (6.33%) Business Analysis
10 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
10 5 (6.33%) HTML

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.53%) SAS
2 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.27%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.27%) JBoss
3 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Actimize
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.27%) Magento
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.27%) SAP CAR
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (1.27%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.27%) SAP POS DM
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Retail
2 1 (1.27%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) VPN
2 6 (7.59%) DHCP
2 6 (7.59%) Firewall
3 4 (5.06%) LAN
3 4 (5.06%) WAN
4 3 (3.80%) DNS
4 3 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.53%) LDAP
5 2 (2.53%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.27%) CTI
6 1 (1.27%) Network Security
6 1 (1.27%) SAN
6 1 (1.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.53%) MySQL
4 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.53%) Power BI
5 1 (1.27%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.27%) OLAP
5 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.27%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.27%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) JIRA
2 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.27%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.27%) Subversion
2 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (24.05%) Finance
2 17 (21.52%) Banking
3 15 (18.99%) Retail Banking
4 5 (6.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.53%) Local Government
7 2 (2.53%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.27%) Automotive
8 1 (1.27%) Billing
8 1 (1.27%) Games
8 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.27%) Legal
8 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (36.71%) Analyst
2 13 (16.46%) Project Manager
3 11 (13.92%) Business Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Developer
4 9 (11.39%) Test Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Architect
6 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 5 (6.33%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.06%) Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Security Manager
7 4 (5.06%) Security Project Manager
7 4 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.80%) Active Directory Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Business IT Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (3.80%) IT Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Project Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Scrum Master
8 3 (3.80%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) HTML
2 4 (5.06%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.80%) .NET
3 3 (3.80%) CSS
3 3 (3.80%) HTML5
4 2 (2.53%) Angular 2
4 2 (2.53%) CSS3
4 2 (2.53%) jQuery
4 2 (2.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.27%) Ember.js
5 1 (1.27%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.27%) LINQ
5 1 (1.27%) Lucene
5 1 (1.27%) Node.js
5 1 (1.27%) Pixi.js
5 1 (1.27%) React
5 1 (1.27%) RESTful
5 1 (1.27%) Spring
5 1 (1.27%) WCF
5 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) FMCG
2 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.53%) EPoS
3 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.53%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.27%) Fintech
4 1 (1.27%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.27%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.27%) IVR
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.80%) Linux
1 3 (3.80%) Windows
1 3 (3.80%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.27%) HPUX
2 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.27%) Solaris
2 1 (1.27%) Unix
2 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (13.92%) Logistics
3 8 (10.13%) E-Commerce
4 7 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (8.86%) Migration
5 6 (7.59%) Scrum
5 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (6.33%) Business Analysis
6 5 (6.33%) Defect Management
6 5 (6.33%) ETL
6 5 (6.33%) Information Security
6 5 (6.33%) Project Management
6 5 (6.33%) Service Design
6 5 (6.33%) SIEM
6 5 (6.33%) Test Scripting
7 4 (5.06%) Test Planning
8 3 (3.80%) Analytics
8 3 (3.80%) Front End Development
8 3 (3.80%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.92%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.80%) C#
4 1 (1.27%) ABAP
4 1 (1.27%) C++
4 1 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (1.27%) Java
4 1 (1.27%) Perl
4 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.27%) Python
4 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) ISEB
2 2 (2.53%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.27%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.27%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.27%) PMP
3 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) PMO
2 5 (6.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.80%) GDPR
3 3 (3.80%) QA
4 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.27%) IFRS
4 1 (1.27%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 8 (10.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Nexpose
2 1 (1.27%) FTK
Vendors
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) Cisco
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle
3 4 (5.06%) SAP
4 2 (2.53%) F5
4 2 (2.53%) HP
4 2 (2.53%) hybris
4 2 (2.53%) IBM
4 2 (2.53%) Kaspersky
4 2 (2.53%) LogRhythm
4 2 (2.53%) Proofpoint
5 1 (1.27%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.27%) Coremetrics
5 1 (1.27%) Dell
5 1 (1.27%) Demandware
5 1 (1.27%) EMC
5 1 (1.27%) Google
5 1 (1.27%) JDA
5 1 (1.27%) Nuix
5 1 (1.27%) RedPrairie
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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