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 23 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
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 1 7
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6  
Contract jobs citing Retail 18 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 11.18% 20.86% 15.82%
As % of the General category 31.03% 48.33% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 4
Median daily rate £439 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.35% +14.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £375 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £453
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 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -23.80% +27.27%  

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 58 60 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 36.02% 43.17% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 41 19
Median daily rate £406 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £171 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £568 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 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 Watford region with a requirement for Retail.

1 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) E-Commerce
3 8 (23.53%) Project Management
3 8 (23.53%) Finance
4 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (14.71%) Middleware
4 5 (14.71%) IBM
4 5 (14.71%) Oracle
4 5 (14.71%) SAP
4 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (11.76%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (11.76%) Java
5 4 (11.76%) Games
5 4 (11.76%) Supplier Management
5 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
6 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (8.82%) Time Management
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
6 3 (8.82%) Selenium
6 3 (8.82%) Release Management
6 3 (8.82%) Logistics
6 3 (8.82%) Data Management
6 3 (8.82%) Change Management
6 3 (8.82%) Scrum
6 3 (8.82%) Business Continuity
6 3 (8.82%) Microsoft

Retail
Co-occurring 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 2 (5.88%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Magento
3 1 (2.94%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.94%) DataStage
2 1 (2.94%) DB2
2 1 (2.94%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
1 3 (8.82%) Selenium
1 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
1 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
2 2 (5.88%) Appium
2 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Gatling
3 1 (2.94%) JMeter
3 1 (2.94%) JUnit
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Games
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Project Manager
3 8 (23.53%) Business Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Retail Business Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Applications Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Oracle Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Applications Project Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Digital Project Manager
6 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) IT Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle Applications Functional Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) SOA Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Middleware
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) J2EE
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.94%) JMS
3 1 (2.94%) RESTful
3 1 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) E-Commerce
3 8 (23.53%) Project Management
4 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (11.76%) Supplier Management
5 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Business Continuity
6 3 (8.82%) Change Management
6 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.82%) Data Management
6 3 (8.82%) ETL
6 3 (8.82%) Logistics
6 3 (8.82%) Multichannel Retail
6 3 (8.82%) Release Management
6 3 (8.82%) Scrum
6 3 (8.82%) SOA
6 3 (8.82%) Time Management
7 2 (5.88%) IT Strategy
7 2 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) ISEB
1 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) IBM
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle
1 5 (14.71%) SAP
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) hybris
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