The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 27 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.

Retailing
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 10 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8  
Contract jobs citing Retail 58 66 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 9.80% 9.65% 8.19%
As % of the General category 31.52% 23.32% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 40
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £410
% change year-on-year +2.40% +1.21%  
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 184 283 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 31.08% 41.37% 35.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 133 113
Median daily rate £400 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £321 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £604 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 7
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £38.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Hertfordshire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Hertfordshire

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Hertfordshire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Watford -4 17 £469 +13.63% 4
Welwyn Garden City -2 12 £363 -34.09% 1
Hatfield -9 2 £525 - 1
Stevenage - 2 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead +5 1 £90 -85.00% 2
Letchworth +2 1 - - 3
St Albans - 1 £95 - 3
Retail
East of England

Retail
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

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

1 50 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.83%) E-Commerce
3 24 (20.00%) Finance
4 22 (18.33%) Project Management
5 17 (14.17%) Oracle
6 16 (13.33%) Java
7 13 (10.83%) TDD
7 13 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (10.83%) BDD
8 12 (10.00%) User Experience
8 12 (10.00%) JIRA
9 11 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (9.17%) JavaScript
9 11 (9.17%) SQL
9 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (9.17%) SDLC
10 10 (8.33%) Jenkins
10 10 (8.33%) Git (software)
10 10 (8.33%) HTML
10 10 (8.33%) SOA
10 10 (8.33%) Change Management
10 10 (8.33%) Scrum
11 9 (7.50%) Microsoft
11 9 (7.50%) Time Management
11 9 (7.50%) Waterfall
11 9 (7.50%) Puppet
11 9 (7.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (7.50%) DevOps
12 8 (6.67%) Ansible
12 8 (6.67%) Opscode Chef

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 9 (7.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.50%) CMS
5 2 (1.67%) Magnolia
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.67%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.83%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) IIS
6 1 (0.83%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.50%) MS Office
2 2 (1.67%) MS Project
2 2 (1.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.67%) Magento
3 1 (0.83%) Endur
3 1 (0.83%) Findur
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.83%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.83%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.50%) Office 365
3 2 (1.67%) GitHub
3 2 (1.67%) PaaS
3 2 (1.67%) Trello
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) Internet
2 3 (2.50%) LAN
2 3 (2.50%) WAN
3 2 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.67%) DNS
3 2 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (1.67%) MPLS
3 2 (1.67%) Telepresence
4 1 (0.83%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.83%) Firewall
4 1 (0.83%) SMS
4 1 (0.83%) SSL
4 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.83%) VoIP
4 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.83%) Wireless
4 1 (0.83%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.33%) Big Data
1 4 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.67%) DB2
2 2 (1.67%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.83%) DataStage
3 1 (0.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.83%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (10.00%) JIRA
2 10 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.83%) Maven
4 6 (5.00%) Ant
4 6 (5.00%) Gradle
5 4 (3.33%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.50%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.50%) Selenium
6 3 (2.50%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.67%) Appium
7 2 (1.67%) Grunt
7 2 (1.67%) gulp
8 1 (0.83%) JMeter
8 1 (0.83%) JUnit
8 1 (0.83%) PROIV
8 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Banking
3 2 (1.67%) Front Office
3 2 (1.67%) Games
3 2 (1.67%) Legal
3 2 (1.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (17.50%) Analyst
1 21 (17.50%) Developer
2 17 (14.17%) Project Manager
3 16 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 11 (9.17%) Architect
5 10 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (7.50%) Consultant
6 9 (7.50%) Java Developer
6 9 (7.50%) Programme Manager
7 7 (5.83%) Designer
7 7 (5.83%) IT Manager
7 7 (5.83%) Retail Business Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) UX Designer
8 6 (5.00%) E-Commerce Manager
8 6 (5.00%) E-Commerce Programme Manager
8 6 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (4.17%) Senior Business Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) Tester
10 4 (3.33%) Business Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.33%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.33%) HTML
2 8 (6.67%) CSS
3 7 (5.83%) Web Services
4 6 (5.00%) .NET
5 5 (4.17%) Middleware
5 5 (4.17%) Node.js
5 5 (4.17%) XML
6 4 (3.33%) CSS3
6 4 (3.33%) HTML5
6 4 (3.33%) jQuery
7 3 (2.50%) Ajax
7 3 (2.50%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.50%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.50%) JSON
7 3 (2.50%) React
7 3 (2.50%) RESTful
7 3 (2.50%) Spring
8 2 (1.67%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.67%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) User Experience
2 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.83%) Algorithms
3 7 (5.83%) EPoS
4 6 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.33%) FMCG
7 3 (2.50%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.50%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.67%) iPad
8 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.67%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.67%) W3C
9 1 (0.83%) Blog
9 1 (0.83%) BYOD
9 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.83%) Pricing Data
9 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.50%) Unix
1 3 (2.50%) Windows
2 2 (1.67%) Linux
3 1 (0.83%) Android
3 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.83%) E-Commerce
3 22 (18.33%) Project Management
4 13 (10.83%) BDD
4 13 (10.83%) TDD
5 11 (9.17%) SDLC
5 11 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (8.33%) Change Management
6 10 (8.33%) Scrum
6 10 (8.33%) SOA
7 9 (7.50%) DevOps
7 9 (7.50%) Time Management
7 9 (7.50%) Waterfall
8 8 (6.67%) Programme Management
8 8 (6.67%) Supplier Management
9 7 (5.83%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.83%) Risk Management
9 7 (5.83%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.00%) ITIL
10 6 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.33%) Java
2 11 (9.17%) JavaScript
2 11 (9.17%) SQL
3 4 (3.33%) C#
3 4 (3.33%) Clojure
3 4 (3.33%) Go
3 4 (3.33%) Python
3 4 (3.33%) Rust
4 3 (2.50%) Scala
5 2 (1.67%) F#
5 2 (1.67%) Ruby
6 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.83%) C
6 1 (0.83%) C++
6 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (1.67%) CEH
1 2 (1.67%) CISSP
1 2 (1.67%) CREST Certified
1 2 (1.67%) OSCP
1 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (0.83%) APMG
2 1 (0.83%) CCIE
2 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.83%) Degree
2 1 (0.83%) ISEB
2 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (0.83%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.67%) QA
2 3 (2.50%) SLA
3 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.67%) PMO
3 2 (1.67%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (7.50%) Puppet
2 8 (6.67%) Ansible
2 8 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.67%) TeamSite
3 2 (1.67%) Terraform
4 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.83%) OpenView
4 1 (0.83%) Salt
4 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (14.17%) Oracle
2 9 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.67%) JDA
4 6 (5.00%) SAP
5 5 (4.17%) Omniture
6 4 (3.33%) Optimizely
7 3 (2.50%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.50%) Cisco
7 3 (2.50%) IBM
7 3 (2.50%) Splunk
8 2 (1.67%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.67%) Citrix
8 2 (1.67%) F5
8 2 (1.67%) hybris
8 2 (1.67%) New Relic
8 2 (1.67%) Sun
9 1 (0.83%) HP
9 1 (0.83%) NGA Human Resources
9 1 (0.83%) Retalix
9 1 (0.83%) Workday