The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 39 29
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10  
Contract jobs citing Retail 116 112 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.71% 3.72% 5.48%
As % of the General category 19.90% 14.27% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 62 78
Median daily rate £388 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £650 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +56.25%  
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 583 785 815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.71% 26.07% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 488 489
Median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 41
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +9.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Retail in the West Midlands

Retail
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Retail in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Retail in the West Midlands

Retail
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Retail in the West Midlands

Retail
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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
Birmingham +27 54 £375 -11.76% 17
Coventry -2 15 £400 -5.88% 9
Worcestershire +17 9 £363 - 4
Staffordshire +2 8 £375 -11.76% 8
Warwickshire +5 7 £450 - 4
Herefordshire - 6 £215 - 2
West Bromwich - 1 £425 -
Retail
England

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Retail.

1 41 (20.30%) Finance
2 31 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (13.37%) SQL
3 27 (13.37%) E-Commerce
4 25 (12.38%) SAP
5 24 (11.88%) Banking
6 22 (10.89%) SQL Server
6 22 (10.89%) Microsoft
7 21 (10.40%) Project Management
8 20 (9.90%) HTML
9 18 (8.91%) Retail Banking
10 17 (8.42%) Logistics
10 17 (8.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (7.92%) Active Directory
12 15 (7.43%) Migration
13 14 (6.93%) ERP
13 14 (6.93%) Windows
13 14 (6.93%) Business Analysis
13 14 (6.93%) QA
13 14 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (6.44%) JIRA
14 13 (6.44%) VPN
14 13 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (5.94%) Firewall
15 12 (5.94%) Oracle
15 12 (5.94%) CSS
15 12 (5.94%) Microsoft Excel
15 12 (5.94%) JavaScript
15 12 (5.94%) Manufacturing

Retail
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (2.97%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.49%) SAS
2 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.50%) Confluence
4 1 (0.50%) JBoss
4 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (5.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.46%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.48%) SAP Retail
3 4 (1.98%) Magento
3 4 (1.98%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (1.98%) SAP CAR
3 4 (1.98%) SAP MM
3 4 (1.98%) SAP SD
4 3 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.49%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.99%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.50%) Actimize
6 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.50%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.50%) SAP POS DM
6 1 (0.50%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (0.99%) SaaS
3 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (0.50%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.50%) IaaS
3 1 (0.50%) Office 365
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle CX
3 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.44%) VPN
2 12 (5.94%) Firewall
3 11 (5.45%) LAN
3 11 (5.45%) WAN
4 9 (4.46%) DNS
5 6 (2.97%) DHCP
6 4 (1.98%) Network Security
6 4 (1.98%) SAN
7 3 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.99%) LDAP
8 2 (0.99%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.50%) CTI
9 1 (0.50%) DMZ
9 1 (0.50%) Internet
9 1 (0.50%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.97%) MySQL
5 6 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.48%) SAP HANA
7 3 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.49%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.49%) Power BI
7 3 (1.49%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.99%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.99%) Lumira
8 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (6.44%) JIRA
2 5 (2.48%) JIRA Agile
2 5 (2.48%) SpecFlow
3 2 (0.99%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.50%) GoCD
4 1 (0.50%) Hudson
4 1 (0.50%) NWDS
4 1 (0.50%) Protractor
4 1 (0.50%) Subversion
4 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.50%) Xcode
General
1 41 (20.30%) Finance
2 24 (11.88%) Banking
3 18 (8.91%) Retail Banking
4 17 (8.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (5.94%) Manufacturing
6 9 (4.46%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.47%) Marketing
8 5 (2.48%) Automotive
9 3 (1.49%) Legal
10 2 (0.99%) Electronics
10 2 (0.99%) Local Government
10 2 (0.99%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.50%) Billing
11 1 (0.50%) Games
11 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (30.20%) Analyst
2 35 (17.33%) Project Manager
3 26 (12.87%) Business Analyst
3 26 (12.87%) Developer
4 20 (9.90%) Architect
5 16 (7.92%) Test Analyst
6 11 (5.45%) Consultant
7 10 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.96%) Administrator
8 8 (3.96%) IT Manager
9 7 (3.47%) Angular Developer
9 7 (3.47%) EPoS Manager
9 7 (3.47%) EPoS Project Manager
9 7 (3.47%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (3.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 7 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (2.97%) Business IT Analyst
10 6 (2.97%) IT Analyst
10 6 (2.97%) Test Leader
11 5 (2.48%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.90%) HTML
2 12 (5.94%) AngularJS
2 12 (5.94%) CSS
3 10 (4.95%) .NET
3 10 (4.95%) HTML5
4 8 (3.96%) Angular 2
5 7 (3.47%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.48%) Gherkin
7 4 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 4 (1.98%) CSS3
7 4 (1.98%) IDoc
7 4 (1.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.49%) jQuery
8 3 (1.49%) Node.js
8 3 (1.49%) React
9 2 (0.99%) RESTful
9 2 (0.99%) Web Services
10 1 (0.50%) JDBC
10 1 (0.50%) XML
10 1 (0.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.95%) FMCG
3 9 (4.46%) EPoS
4 6 (2.97%) User Experience
5 5 (2.48%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.99%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.99%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.50%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.50%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.50%) IVR
8 1 (0.50%) NHS
8 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.93%) Windows
2 9 (4.46%) Windows Server
3 7 (3.47%) Linux
4 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.49%) Unix
6 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.50%) HPUX
7 1 (0.50%) Solaris
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (13.37%) E-Commerce
3 21 (10.40%) Project Management
4 17 (8.42%) Logistics
5 15 (7.43%) Migration
6 14 (6.93%) Business Analysis
6 14 (6.93%) ERP
7 13 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (5.94%) Test Automation
8 12 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (5.45%) ETL
9 11 (5.45%) Scrum
10 10 (4.95%) CRM
11 9 (4.46%) Defect Management
11 9 (4.46%) SAP Implementation
11 9 (4.46%) SDLC
12 8 (3.96%) Waterfall
13 7 (3.47%) Test Planning
13 7 (3.47%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.37%) SQL
2 12 (5.94%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.46%) C#
4 5 (2.48%) Java
5 4 (1.98%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.99%) ABAP
6 2 (0.99%) Perl
6 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.99%) Python
6 2 (0.99%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.50%) C++
7 1 (0.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.50%) Delphi
7 1 (0.50%) Go
7 1 (0.50%) Korn
7 1 (0.50%) PHP
7 1 (0.50%) PHP 7
7 1 (0.50%) Ruby
7 1 (0.50%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 10 (4.95%) Degree
2 8 (3.96%) ISEB
3 4 (1.98%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.99%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.99%) PMP
5 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.93%) QA
2 11 (5.45%) PMO
3 5 (2.48%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.49%) GDPR
5 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.50%) IFRS
5 1 (0.50%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (7.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.49%) Docker
2 3 (1.49%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) SRDF
3 1 (0.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.99%) Nexpose
2 1 (0.50%) Ansible
2 1 (0.50%) FTK
2 1 (0.50%) Kibana
2 1 (0.50%) logstash
2 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.50%) Puppet
2 1 (0.50%) Terraform
2 1 (0.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (12.38%) SAP
2 22 (10.89%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.94%) Oracle
3 12 (5.94%) VMware
4 9 (4.46%) Google
5 7 (3.47%) Citrix
6 6 (2.97%) Cisco
7 5 (2.48%) HP
8 4 (1.98%) Dell
8 4 (1.98%) IBM
9 3 (1.49%) hybris
10 2 (0.99%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.99%) Adobe
10 2 (0.99%) EMC
10 2 (0.99%) F5
10 2 (0.99%) JDA
10 2 (0.99%) Kaspersky
10 2 (0.99%) LogRhythm
10 2 (0.99%) Proofpoint
10 2 (0.99%) Red Hat
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