The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 26 June 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 19 19
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Contract jobs citing Retail 7 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.88% 3.37% 6.29%
As % of the General category 26.92% 20.00% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Median daily rate £375 £425 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +44.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £385 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £465 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -57.33% +134.37%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 26 30 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 21.85% 16.85% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 24
Median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £286 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £29.00 £13.35 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.18% -9.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Staffordshire

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Staffordshire

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Staffordshire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Tamworth - 5 £375 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent -1 1 £135 - 4
Retail
West Midlands

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

1 9 (56.25%) Logistics
2 8 (50.00%) FMCG
3 7 (43.75%) VPN
3 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 6 (37.50%) DHCP
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco
5 5 (31.25%) Firewall
5 5 (31.25%) PCI DSS
5 5 (31.25%) Service Design
5 5 (31.25%) PMO
6 4 (25.00%) Information Security
7 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (18.75%) DNS
7 3 (18.75%) HTML
7 3 (18.75%) LAN
7 3 (18.75%) WAN
7 3 (18.75%) HTML5
7 3 (18.75%) SIEM
7 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
7 3 (18.75%) Angular 2
7 3 (18.75%) GDPR
7 3 (18.75%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (18.75%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 3 (18.75%) Software Asset Management
7 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
8 2 (12.50%) LogRhythm
8 2 (12.50%) User Experience
8 2 (12.50%) React
8 2 (12.50%) Nexpose
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) VPN
2 6 (37.50%) DHCP
3 5 (31.25%) Firewall
4 3 (18.75%) DNS
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) WAN
4 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Project Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Security Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Security Project Manager
4 3 (18.75%) Active Directory Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Angular Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Business IT Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 3 (18.75%) IT Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
5 2 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (12.50%) LAN/WAN Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Telephony Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Angular 2
1 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) React
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) FMCG
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Logistics
2 5 (31.25%) Service Design
3 4 (25.00%) Information Security
4 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
4 3 (18.75%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (18.75%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 3 (18.75%) SIEM
4 3 (18.75%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) B2B
5 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Web Development
6 1 (6.25%) ERP
6 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) PCI DSS
1 5 (31.25%) PMO
2 3 (18.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) F5
2 2 (12.50%) Kaspersky
2 2 (12.50%) LogRhythm
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Proofpoint