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 30 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.

Retailing
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 42 49
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7  
Contract jobs citing Retail 76 104 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.38% 3.76% 3.08%
As % of the General category 11.76% 14.63% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 60 47
Median daily rate £400 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £289 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £412
% change year-on-year +2.40% +0.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.13 £19.25
% change year-on-year +52.38% -31.81%  

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 646 711 762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.71% 25.69% 29.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 409 391
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 58
Median hourly rate £24.50 £19.81 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.70% -31.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £39.00 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +7 24 £413 +3.12% 19
Coventry -11 19 £390 -4.87% 4
Staffordshire +9 9 £413 +37.50% 7
Warwickshire +3 5 £450 +64.83% 6
Wolverhampton +5 4 £339 -10.19% 1
Herefordshire - 3 £325 - 5
Worcestershire +2 2 £394 - 3
Kingswinford - 2 £368 -
Dudley - 1 £150 - 1
Walsall - 1 £150 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £425 - 1
Retail
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Retail.

1 31 (16.32%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (15.79%) SAP
3 28 (14.74%) Finance
4 26 (13.68%) E-Commerce
5 24 (12.63%) HTML
6 23 (12.11%) Microsoft
7 22 (11.58%) AngularJS
8 20 (10.53%) HTML5
8 20 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 19 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
10 18 (9.47%) JavaScript
10 18 (9.47%) CSS
11 17 (8.95%) SQL
12 15 (7.89%) Project Management
13 14 (7.37%) Manufacturing
13 14 (7.37%) Windows
13 14 (7.37%) ETL
13 14 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (7.37%) Scrum
13 14 (7.37%) JIRA
13 14 (7.37%) CSS3
14 13 (6.84%) Banking
14 13 (6.84%) Logistics
15 12 (6.32%) Migration
16 11 (5.79%) Business Analysis
16 11 (5.79%) Marketing
16 11 (5.79%) User Experience
17 10 (5.26%) Analytics
17 10 (5.26%) Procure-to-Pay

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 7 (3.68%) Confluence
2 5 (2.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.16%) HipChat
2 6 (3.16%) MS Office
3 3 (1.58%) MS Project
4 2 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.05%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (3.16%) SAP CAR
1 6 (3.16%) SAP SD
2 5 (2.63%) SAP MM
2 5 (2.63%) SAP Retail
3 4 (2.11%) SAP CO
3 4 (2.11%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.58%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (1.58%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (1.58%) SAP POS DM
5 2 (1.05%) SAP APO
5 2 (1.05%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.05%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
6 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.53%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.53%) SAP MDG-F
6 1 (0.53%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.53%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.53%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) IaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle CX
3 1 (0.53%) PaaS
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.11%) SAN
2 3 (1.58%) Network Security
3 2 (1.05%) DHCP
3 2 (1.05%) DNS
3 2 (1.05%) Firewall
3 2 (1.05%) VPN
4 1 (0.53%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.68%) SAP HANA
3 5 (2.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 5 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.11%) MySQL
4 4 (2.11%) SAP BW
4 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.58%) Big Data
5 3 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.05%) Lumira
6 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.05%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.05%) Power BI
6 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.53%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (7.37%) JIRA
2 8 (4.21%) TeamCity
3 7 (3.68%) Protractor
4 6 (3.16%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.16%) Jasmine
5 3 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.58%) Hudson
5 3 (1.58%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.05%) GoCD
6 2 (1.05%) Grunt
6 2 (1.05%) gulp
6 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.53%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.53%) NWDS
7 1 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.53%) Selenium
7 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.53%) Xcode
General
1 28 (14.74%) Finance
2 20 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 14 (7.37%) Manufacturing
4 13 (6.84%) Banking
5 11 (5.79%) Marketing
6 9 (4.74%) Retail Banking
7 6 (3.16%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.63%) Automotive
9 2 (1.05%) Electronics
10 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.53%) Legal
10 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (20.53%) Developer
2 36 (18.95%) Analyst
3 30 (15.79%) Project Manager
4 24 (12.63%) Architect
5 14 (7.37%) Business Analyst
5 14 (7.37%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (6.32%) Test Analyst
7 11 (5.79%) Angular Developer
8 10 (5.26%) Consultant
9 9 (4.74%) Infrastructure Manager
9 9 (4.74%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 9 (4.74%) UI Developer
10 8 (4.21%) SAP Consultant
11 7 (3.68%) HTML CSS Developer
11 7 (3.68%) HTML Developer
12 6 (3.16%) .NET Developer
12 6 (3.16%) Technical Architect
12 6 (3.16%) UX Developer
13 5 (2.63%) Security Project Manager
13 5 (2.63%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.63%) HTML
2 22 (11.58%) AngularJS
3 20 (10.53%) HTML5
4 18 (9.47%) CSS
5 14 (7.37%) CSS3
6 10 (5.26%) .NET
6 10 (5.26%) Angular 2
7 9 (4.74%) Node.js
8 8 (4.21%) Sass
9 7 (3.68%) ASP.NET
9 7 (3.68%) Highcharts JS
10 6 (3.16%) React
11 4 (2.11%) jQuery
11 4 (2.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.58%) SAP ALE
12 3 (1.58%) Velocity
12 3 (1.58%) Web Services
13 2 (1.05%) RESTful
13 2 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.79%) User Experience
2 8 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.21%) FMCG
3 6 (3.16%) EPoS
4 5 (2.63%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.11%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.05%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.05%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.05%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.05%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.05%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.53%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.53%) NHS
7 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.53%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.37%) Windows
2 8 (4.21%) Linux
3 5 (2.63%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.11%) Unix
4 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.58%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.53%) CentOS
6 1 (0.53%) Fedora
6 1 (0.53%) HPUX
6 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.32%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.68%) E-Commerce
3 19 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
4 15 (7.89%) Project Management
5 14 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (7.37%) ETL
5 14 (7.37%) Scrum
5 14 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (6.84%) Logistics
7 12 (6.32%) Migration
8 11 (5.79%) Business Analysis
9 10 (5.26%) Analytics
9 10 (5.26%) Procure-to-Pay
9 10 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (4.74%) CRM
10 9 (4.74%) Order to Cash
10 9 (4.74%) Web Development
11 8 (4.21%) Data Modelling
11 8 (4.21%) TDD
12 7 (3.68%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.47%) JavaScript
2 17 (8.95%) SQL
3 9 (4.74%) C#
4 3 (1.58%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.58%) Java
4 3 (1.58%) Korn
4 3 (1.58%) Perl
4 3 (1.58%) Python
4 3 (1.58%) Ruby
4 3 (1.58%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.58%) TypeScript
5 2 (1.05%) ABAP
5 2 (1.05%) Go
5 2 (1.05%) PHP
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) Delphi
6 1 (0.53%) PHP 7
6 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.53%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 7 (3.68%) Degree
2 4 (2.11%) ISEB
3 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.05%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.05%) PMP
4 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.26%) PMO
2 9 (4.74%) QA
3 7 (3.68%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.05%) GDPR
5 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.58%) Docker
3 3 (1.58%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.58%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.53%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (1.58%) Ansible
1 3 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.58%) Terraform
2 1 (0.53%) Nexpose
2 1 (0.53%) Puppet
2 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (15.79%) SAP
2 23 (12.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.21%) VMware
4 6 (3.16%) hybris
4 6 (3.16%) IBM
4 6 (3.16%) Oracle
5 5 (2.63%) HP
6 4 (2.11%) Dell
6 4 (2.11%) Google
7 3 (1.58%) Adobe
7 3 (1.58%) Kronos
7 3 (1.58%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.05%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.05%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.05%) Cisco
8 2 (1.05%) Citrix
8 2 (1.05%) Demandware
8 2 (1.05%) EMC
8 2 (1.05%) Informatica
8 2 (1.05%) Symantec
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