Period
to 17 August 2018

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 6 months to 17 August 2018 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 7 1
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 +8
Contract jobs citing Retail 72 52 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 21.11% 15.20% 20.13%
As % of the General category 45.00% 34.21% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 46
Watford median daily rate £400 £429 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.81% +4.06% +46.02%
10th Percentile £212 £329 £105
90th Percentile £519 £560 £575
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £441 £425
% change year-on-year -3.68% +3.82% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £23.00 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year -28.00% - -

Retail is in the General Skills category. The following 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.

All General Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 160 152 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 46.92% 44.44% 46.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 70 88
Watford median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £283 £205
90th Percentile £550 £575 £541
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 0
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £30.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -26.83% +70.83% -14.02%

Retail
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Retail as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

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 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Retail.

1 24 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.94%) E-Commerce
3 16 (22.22%) Finance
3 16 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 11 (15.28%) Migration
5 9 (12.50%) IBM
5 9 (12.50%) Java
5 9 (12.50%) WebSphere
6 8 (11.11%) VMware
6 8 (11.11%) HTML
6 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (9.72%) DNA
7 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
7 7 (9.72%) EPoS
7 7 (9.72%) Project Management
7 7 (9.72%) CMS
7 7 (9.72%) Content Management
7 7 (9.72%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (9.72%) Time Management
7 7 (9.72%) Data Architecture
7 7 (9.72%) SaaS
7 7 (9.72%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (8.33%) Data Centre
8 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.33%) CSS
8 6 (8.33%) SAP
9 5 (6.94%) J2EE
9 5 (6.94%) HP
9 5 (6.94%) Front End Development
9 5 (6.94%) Presales

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 9 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 7 (9.72%) CMS
3 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.78%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.78%) Commerce Server
5 2 (2.78%) Confluence
6 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.39%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) SaaS
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.39%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) HTTP
1 2 (2.78%) SSL
2 1 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) DB2
2 1 (1.39%) QlikView
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (1.39%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.39%) Geb
2 1 (1.39%) Gradle
2 1 (1.39%) JMeter
2 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.39%) Selenium
2 1 (1.39%) Sikuli
2 1 (1.39%) Spock
2 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 16 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Analyst
2 12 (16.67%) Architect
3 11 (15.28%) Developer
4 10 (13.89%) Project Manager
5 9 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 9 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce Manager
6 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce Project Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (5.56%) Applications Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Change Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Citrix Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Citrix Support
8 3 (4.17%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Data Business Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Master Data Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Product Business Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Retail Business Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) HTML
2 6 (8.33%) CSS
3 5 (6.94%) J2EE
3 5 (6.94%) REST
4 3 (4.17%) Java EE
4 3 (4.17%) SOAP
5 2 (2.78%) Web Services
5 2 (2.78%) XML
6 1 (1.39%) EJB
6 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.39%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.39%) JAXB
6 1 (1.39%) JAX-WS
6 1 (1.39%) jQuery
6 1 (1.39%) Middleware
6 1 (1.39%) RESTful
6 1 (1.39%) Spring
6 1 (1.39%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.39%) WCF
6 1 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) EPoS
2 6 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.94%) User Experience
4 3 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.17%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.39%) DataPower
5 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.39%) Android
3 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.94%) E-Commerce
3 16 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 11 (15.28%) Migration
5 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (9.72%) Content Management
6 7 (9.72%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (9.72%) Data Architecture
6 7 (9.72%) DNA
6 7 (9.72%) Project Management
6 7 (9.72%) Time Management
7 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.94%) Front End Development
8 5 (6.94%) Presales
9 4 (5.56%) Microservices
9 4 (5.56%) UML
9 4 (5.56%) User Stories
10 3 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (4.17%) ITIL
10 3 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.50%) Java
2 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.56%) SQL
4 3 (4.17%) C#
5 2 (2.78%) Groovy
6 1 (1.39%) Java 8
6 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.78%) Degree
1 2 (2.78%) ISEB
2 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) COBIT
1 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.78%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) IBM
2 8 (11.11%) VMware
3 6 (8.33%) SAP
4 5 (6.94%) HP
5 4 (5.56%) Citrix
6 3 (4.17%) Cisco
6 3 (4.17%) EMC
6 3 (4.17%) hybris
7 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle
8 1 (1.39%) Avaya
8 1 (1.39%) Cognos
8 1 (1.39%) Dell
8 1 (1.39%) Dynatrace
8 1 (1.39%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.39%) Isilon
8 1 (1.39%) New Relic
8 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.39%) Splunk