The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 20 42 47
Rank change year-on-year +22 +5  
Contract jobs citing Retail 27 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 8.18% 2.22% 2.14%
As % of the General category 23.89% 8.77% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 10
Median daily rate £399 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.60% +4.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £305 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +2.90% +0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.13 £19.25
% change year-on-year +52.38% -31.81%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 113 114 104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 34.24% 25.28% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 70 56
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 16
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Gloucestershire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Gloucestershire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Gloucester +14 20 £399 -1.90% 1
Cheltenham - 2 £326 - 2
Retail
South West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Retail.

1 38 (84.44%) Banking
2 36 (80.00%) Retail Banking
3 21 (46.67%) Finance
4 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (31.11%) Scrum
5 14 (31.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (28.89%) Test Scripting
7 12 (26.67%) Defect Management
8 11 (24.44%) Migration
9 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (15.56%) Financial Institution
11 6 (13.33%) ISEB
11 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
12 5 (11.11%) JIRA
12 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (11.11%) Workflow
13 4 (8.89%) SQL
13 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
13 4 (8.89%) Test Planning
13 4 (8.89%) Statistics
14 3 (6.67%) Test Management
14 3 (6.67%) ATM
14 3 (6.67%) IBM
14 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
15 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
15 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
15 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
15 2 (4.44%) Oracle
15 2 (4.44%) Data Migration

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 1 (2.22%) CMS
1 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) ATM
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Subversion
2 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (84.44%) Banking
2 36 (80.00%) Retail Banking
3 21 (46.67%) Finance
4 7 (15.56%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.44%) Spanish Language
6 1 (2.22%) Electronics
6 1 (2.22%) Games
6 1 (2.22%) Marketing
6 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Analyst
2 17 (37.78%) Test Manager
3 10 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.89%) Programme Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Programme Test Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Test Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Test Programme Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Finance Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Agile Test Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Developer
7 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Fraud Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Mortgage Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Scrum Master
7 2 (4.44%) Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.22%) FMCG
1 1 (2.22%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Android
1 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.22%) Unix
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) Scrum
2 14 (31.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (28.89%) Test Scripting
4 12 (26.67%) Defect Management
5 11 (24.44%) Migration
6 9 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.11%) Workflow
8 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
8 4 (8.89%) Statistics
8 4 (8.89%) Test Planning
9 3 (6.67%) Test Management
10 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
10 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.44%) Multichannel Retail
10 2 (4.44%) Regulatory Compliance
10 2 (4.44%) SDLC
10 2 (4.44%) Translating Business Requirements
11 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.22%) C
3 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) ISEB
1 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Basel II
1 1 (2.22%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.22%) QA
1 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (6.67%) IBM
2 2 (4.44%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Teradata
3 1 (2.22%) Unisys