The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 41 32 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing Retail 24 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.02% 4.73% 2.82%
As % of the General category 8.19% 10.91% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 20
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£450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-38.26% +12.50%
General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
293 330 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.86% 43.36% 42.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 150 253
Average daily rate £401 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% +5.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 19
Average hourly rate £29.50 £38.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.87% +44.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £16.84 £20.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Retail
North West

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Cheshire region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +11 5 £259 -34.65% 1
Knutsford -4 4 £473 +5.00% 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - - 1
Warrington - - - - 3
Crewe - - - - 2
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Retail.

1 32 (68.09%) Finance
2 25 (53.19%) Banking
3 22 (46.81%) Retail Banking
4 11 (23.40%) Project Management
5 8 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
6 7 (14.89%) Java
7 6 (12.77%) Migration
7 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.64%) .NET
8 5 (10.64%) J2EE
8 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.64%) SLA
9 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.51%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (8.51%) Mainframe
9 4 (8.51%) CICS
9 4 (8.51%) IBM
9 4 (8.51%) JMS
9 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
9 4 (8.51%) ITIL
9 4 (8.51%) DB2
9 4 (8.51%) MS Office
9 4 (8.51%) JDBC
9 4 (8.51%) JSP
9 4 (8.51%) Service Management
9 4 (8.51%) JNDI
9 4 (8.51%) Supplier Management
10 3 (6.38%) Scrum

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Retail. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.51%) CICS
2 3 (6.38%) SAS
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
3 1 (2.13%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Office
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.13%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Intranet
2 2 (4.26%) ATM
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) DB2
2 2 (4.26%) Base SAS
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.13%) Moq
General
1 32 (68.09%) Finance
2 25 (53.19%) Banking
3 22 (46.81%) Retail Banking
4 3 (6.38%) Back Office
5 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Project Manager
1 14 (29.79%) Analyst
2 5 (10.64%) Developer
2 5 (10.64%) Senior Manager
2 5 (10.64%) UAT Manager
3 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) SAS Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Service Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) UAT Test Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (6.38%) Designer
5 2 (4.26%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (4.26%) Architect
5 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Change Manager
6 1 (2.13%) Business Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) .NET
1 5 (10.64%) J2EE
2 4 (8.51%) JMS
2 4 (8.51%) JDBC
2 4 (8.51%) JSP
2 4 (8.51%) JNDI
3 2 (4.26%) Spring MVC
3 2 (4.26%) jQuery
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) Spring
4 1 (2.13%) CSS
4 1 (2.13%) Struts
4 1 (2.13%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) RESTful
4 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.13%) WCF
4 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Mainframe
1 4 (8.51%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.26%) PMI
3 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.13%) IVR
3 1 (2.13%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Project Management
2 8 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.77%) Migration
4 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.51%) Service Management
5 4 (8.51%) ITIL
5 4 (8.51%) Supplier Management
5 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.38%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (6.38%) Scrum
6 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.38%) Change Management
6 3 (6.38%) MVC
6 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.26%) DSDM
7 2 (4.26%) ERP
7 2 (4.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) Java
2 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.26%) SAS Macro
4 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
1 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
1 3 (6.38%) MCP
1 3 (6.38%) ISEB
2 2 (4.26%) PMP
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) OpenView
1 3 (6.38%) ServiceCenter
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) IBM
3 3 (6.38%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) Adobe
5 1 (2.13%) BMC
5 1 (2.13%) Remedy
5 1 (2.13%) FatWire
5 1 (2.13%) Zend
5 1 (2.13%) hybris
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