The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in Watford. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 9 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2  
Contract jobs citing Retail 16 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 13.68% 24.49% 18.49%
As % of the General category 34.78% 48.98% 62.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 13
Median daily rate £475 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £350 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +3.03% -  
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 Watford with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 46 49 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 39.32% 50.00% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 20
Median daily rate £419 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £301 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £524 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.33 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.78% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.67 £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.57% +22.00%  

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in Watford

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in Watford over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in Watford

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Watford

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 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 Watford region with a requirement for Retail.

1 16 (43.24%) E-Commerce
2 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) Finance
4 9 (24.32%) Project Management
4 9 (24.32%) Change Management
5 8 (21.62%) Supplier Management
5 8 (21.62%) Time Management
6 7 (18.92%) SQL
6 7 (18.92%) Oracle
7 6 (16.22%) WebSphere
8 5 (13.51%) Programme Management
8 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
8 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.81%) SAP
9 4 (10.81%) HTML
10 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (8.11%) Logistics
10 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
10 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
10 3 (8.11%) MS Project
10 3 (8.11%) XML
10 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
10 3 (8.11%) IBM
10 3 (8.11%) ETL
10 3 (8.11%) Middleware
10 3 (8.11%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (8.11%) Coaching

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 6 (16.22%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.70%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Project
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Magento
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.70%) SAP BPC
3 1 (2.70%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.41%) DB2
1 2 (5.41%) DbVisualizer
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.70%) DataStage
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Appium
1 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
1 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.41%) JIRA
1 2 (5.41%) Selenium
1 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
1 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Analyst
2 13 (35.14%) Business Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Project Manager
4 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce Manager
4 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce Programme Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Programme Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Retail Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Process Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) IT Manager
6 3 (8.11%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Functional Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) HTML
2 3 (8.11%) Middleware
2 3 (8.11%) XML
3 2 (5.41%) CSS
3 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.41%) J2EE
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.70%) JSON
4 1 (2.70%) Kendo UI
4 1 (2.70%) MSMQ
4 1 (2.70%) SOAP
4 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Blog
3 1 (2.70%) EPoS
3 1 (2.70%) RIA
3 1 (2.70%) Social Media
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) E-Commerce
2 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (24.32%) Change Management
3 9 (24.32%) Project Management
4 8 (21.62%) Supplier Management
4 8 (21.62%) Time Management
5 5 (13.51%) Programme Management
5 5 (13.51%) Risk Management
6 3 (8.11%) Coaching
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.11%) ETL
6 3 (8.11%) Logistics
6 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.11%) SDLC
6 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
6 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle
2 4 (10.81%) SAP
3 3 (8.11%) IBM
4 2 (5.41%) hybris
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.41%) NGA Human Resources
5 1 (2.70%) Workday