The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
England / Midlands
Rank 11 8 20
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12  
Contract jobs citing Retail 11 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 9.48% 10.63% 3.36%
As % of the General category 26.19% 33.85% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 3
Median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £421 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £670 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +2.96% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year +50.94% -31.16%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 42 65 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 36.21% 31.40% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 13
Median daily rate £400 £575 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +35.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £850 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in the Midlands

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in the Midlands

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Retail.

1 9 (45.00%) SAP
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) SAP FI
3 4 (20.00%) SAP CO
3 4 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) SAP Implementation
4 3 (15.00%) ERP
4 3 (15.00%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (15.00%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 2 (10.00%) Logistics
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Coaching
5 2 (10.00%) EPoS
5 2 (10.00%) SAP BW
5 2 (10.00%) ABAP
5 2 (10.00%) EDI
5 2 (10.00%) SAP Retail
5 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
6 1 (5.00%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (5.00%) Use Case
6 1 (5.00%) jQuery
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Magento
6 1 (5.00%) Billing

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (5.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) SAP CO
1 4 (20.00%) SAP FI
1 4 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (15.00%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 3 (15.00%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (10.00%) SAP Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Magento
4 1 (5.00%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 1 (5.00%) SAP MM
4 1 (5.00%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (5.00%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (5.00%) SAP HANA
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Billing
4 1 (5.00%) General Ledger
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) SAP CO Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) SAP FI Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Delivery Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Director
4 1 (5.00%) SAP MM Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) SAP Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) SAP SD Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) EDI
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) EPoS
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) ERP
2 3 (15.00%) SAP Implementation
2 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Coaching
3 2 (10.00%) Logistics
4 1 (5.00%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (5.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (5.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Multichannel Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (5.00%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (5.00%) SDLC
4 1 (5.00%) Use Case
4 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) ABAP
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) APMP
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) ATG
2 1 (5.00%) Demandware
2 1 (5.00%) hybris