The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 29 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 43 49
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6  
Contract jobs citing Retail 18 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.74% 2.85% 2.58%
As % of the General category 6.29% 8.24% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 16
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £332 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £638
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 Reading with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 286 352 283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 43.47% 34.65% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 149 115
Median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -18.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Reading

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in Reading over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Reading

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 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 Reading region with a requirement for Retail.

1 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) Finance
3 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (21.21%) Project Management
4 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (18.18%) Marketing
5 6 (18.18%) Degree
5 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
6 5 (15.15%) Performance Management
6 5 (15.15%) Data Analytics
6 5 (15.15%) Analytics
6 5 (15.15%) Banking
7 4 (12.12%) Data Management
7 4 (12.12%) Data Analysis
7 4 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (12.12%) Windows
7 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
7 4 (12.12%) SOA
7 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.12%) Smart Meter
7 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
7 4 (12.12%) Power BI
7 4 (12.12%) Driving Licence
8 3 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (9.09%) Coaching
8 3 (9.09%) FMCG
8 3 (9.09%) CRM
8 3 (9.09%) MS Office
8 3 (9.09%) CIPD

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (9.09%) MS Office
4 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.03%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) MPLS
1 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.03%) 4G
2 1 (3.03%) BGP
2 1 (3.03%) Broadband
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.03%) DECT
2 1 (3.03%) HSRP
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) ICMP
2 1 (3.03%) OSPF
2 1 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.03%) SMS
2 1 (3.03%) SNMP
2 1 (3.03%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) Telnet
2 1 (3.03%) VPN
2 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Power BI
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) OLTP
2 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
1 2 (6.06%) Selenium
2 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
2 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) JUnit
2 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.03%) MSI
2 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.03%) Subversion
2 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Marketing
2 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 5 (15.15%) Banking
4 3 (9.09%) Billing
5 2 (6.06%) Back Office
5 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
6 1 (3.03%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) CRM Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Data Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Sales Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Trainer
5 1 (3.03%) Chief Architect
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.03%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) Celery
2 1 (3.03%) CSS
2 1 (3.03%) Django
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) jQuery
2 1 (3.03%) JSON
2 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (3.03%) REST
2 1 (3.03%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Driving Licence
1 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
1 4 (12.12%) Smart Meter
2 3 (9.09%) FMCG
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) CCTV
4 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) PMI
4 1 (3.03%) Taxonomies
4 1 (3.03%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (21.21%) Project Management
3 5 (15.15%) Analytics
3 5 (15.15%) Data Analytics
3 5 (15.15%) Performance Management
4 4 (12.12%) Data Analysis
4 4 (12.12%) Data Management
4 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
4 4 (12.12%) SOA
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) Coaching
5 3 (9.09%) CRM
5 3 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (9.09%) Process Management
6 2 (6.06%) Change Management
6 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Presales
6 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C#
1 1 (3.03%) Java
1 1 (3.03%) Python
1 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) CIPD
3 1 (3.03%) CCIP
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) IFRS
2 1 (3.03%) IFRS 9
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix
3 1 (3.03%) F5
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) Juniper
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) VMware