The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 19 18 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing Retail 23 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 6.13% 5.74% 7.01%
As % of the General category 13.77% 15.22% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 22
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +2.90% +0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £9.62
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 167 138 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 44.53% 37.70% 50.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 98 170
Median daily rate £440 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.54% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +207.69% +18.18%  
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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Northamptonshire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Northamptonshire

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Northamptonshire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Northampton -7 11 £425 +6.25% 5
Brackley - 1 £240 -
Retail
East Midlands

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Retail.

1 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) E-Commerce
3 13 (32.50%) Scrum
4 12 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (27.50%) Banking
5 11 (27.50%) Selenium
5 11 (27.50%) BDD
6 10 (25.00%) Retail Banking
6 10 (25.00%) Java
7 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
7 9 (22.50%) Mentoring
8 6 (15.00%) Finance
9 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.00%) ISEB
9 4 (10.00%) SQL
9 4 (10.00%) Migration
9 4 (10.00%) Office 365
10 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
10 3 (7.50%) TDD
10 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
11 2 (5.00%) Project Management
11 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
11 2 (5.00%) EPoS
11 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
11 2 (5.00%) JUnit
11 2 (5.00%) ETL
11 2 (5.00%) Web Services
11 2 (5.00%) Windows
11 2 (5.00%) Process Management
11 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (2.50%) CMS
1 1 (2.50%) Confluence
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
1 1 (2.50%) Intranet
1 1 (2.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Big Data
1 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Selenium
2 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (5.00%) JIRA
3 2 (5.00%) JUnit
3 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.00%) TestNG
3 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (27.50%) Banking
2 10 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 6 (15.00%) Finance
4 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Advertising
5 1 (2.50%) Back Office
5 1 (2.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Technical Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) Technical Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (5.00%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Backbone.js
1 2 (5.00%) Handlebars
1 2 (5.00%) jQuery
1 2 (5.00%) RequireJS
1 2 (5.00%) Sass
1 2 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) EPoS
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.50%) iPad
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Taxonomies
2 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Unix
2 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) E-Commerce
3 13 (32.50%) Scrum
4 12 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (27.50%) BDD
6 9 (22.50%) Mentoring
7 4 (10.00%) Migration
8 3 (7.50%) TDD
9 2 (5.00%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Automation Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
9 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (5.00%) ETL
9 2 (5.00%) Front End Development
9 2 (5.00%) Logistics
9 2 (5.00%) Process Management
9 2 (5.00%) Project Management
9 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.00%) Use Case
9 2 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) C
4 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) ISEB
2 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Ansible
1 1 (2.50%) CFEngine
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.50%) Puppet
1 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.50%) HP
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) RedPrairie
2 1 (2.50%) Snow
2 1 (2.50%) Sun