The 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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 35 28 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Contract jobs citing Retail 32 44 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.06% 4.81% 3.32%
As % of the General category 11.07% 10.53% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 27
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£450 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £624 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +1.25%
Retail
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
289 418 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.63% 45.73% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 222 234
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 15
Average hourly rate £19.00 £31.56 £42.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.78% -25.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.84 £24.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £53.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £20.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.17% -29.31%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Knutsford +8 8 £463 -5.12% 2
Chester +10 4 £388 +19.23% 3
Warrington -4 2 £464 +41.60% 4
Crewe - - - - 7
Macclesfield - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 33 (64.71%) Finance
2 23 (45.10%) Banking
3 21 (41.18%) Retail Banking
4 12 (23.53%) Project Management
5 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.69%) DB2
7 6 (11.76%) Mainframe
7 6 (11.76%) SAS
7 6 (11.76%) Java
7 6 (11.76%) UNIX
7 6 (11.76%) Windows
7 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Supplier Management
8 5 (9.80%) Waterfall
8 5 (9.80%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.80%) .NET
8 5 (9.80%) Oracle
8 5 (9.80%) IBM
8 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
8 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.84%) Migration
9 4 (7.84%) JNDI
9 4 (7.84%) JMS
9 4 (7.84%) Data Modelling
9 4 (7.84%) CICS
9 4 (7.84%) J2EE
9 4 (7.84%) SQL
9 4 (7.84%) JDBC
9 4 (7.84%) JSP
9 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 6 (11.76%) SAS
2 4 (7.84%) CICS
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.96%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.96%) Apache
3 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.96%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) ATM
2 1 (1.96%) FTP
2 1 (1.96%) DNS
2 1 (1.96%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) DB2
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.92%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.96%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (1.96%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (1.96%) Cognos Transformer
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.96%) MySQL
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) OLAP
3 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.96%) DTS
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 33 (64.71%) Finance
2 23 (45.10%) Banking
3 21 (41.18%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Analyst
2 14 (27.45%) Project Manager
3 7 (13.73%) Architect
3 7 (13.73%) Senior Manager
4 6 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Senior Project Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Designer
6 3 (5.88%) UAT Manager
7 2 (3.92%) DBA
7 2 (3.92%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) J2EE
2 4 (7.84%) JDBC
2 4 (7.84%) JSP
2 4 (7.84%) JMS
2 4 (7.84%) JNDI
3 1 (1.96%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.96%) Middleware
3 1 (1.96%) Spring
3 1 (1.96%) Struts
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 4 (7.84%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) PMI
4 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.96%) Open Source
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) AS400
5 1 (1.96%) Replication
5 1 (1.96%) IVR
5 1 (1.96%) Tandem
5 1 (1.96%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) UNIX
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) VMS
3 1 (1.96%) Android
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.96%) AIX
3 1 (1.96%) HPUX
3 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Project Management
2 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (9.80%) Supplier Management
4 5 (9.80%) E-Commerce
4 5 (9.80%) Waterfall
5 4 (7.84%) Data Modelling
5 4 (7.84%) Migration
6 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.88%) IT Governance
6 3 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (3.92%) Time Management
7 2 (3.92%) Information Security
7 2 (3.92%) People Management
7 2 (3.92%) Data Architecture
7 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.92%) Scrum
7 2 (3.92%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) Java
2 4 (7.84%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.96%) VB
3 1 (1.96%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) PMP
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.96%) CISA
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) CISSP
4 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.96%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (1.96%) IIBA
4 1 (1.96%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.96%) Foglight
1 1 (1.96%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.96%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) IBM
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle
2 3 (5.88%) VMware
3 2 (3.92%) SAP
4 1 (1.96%) JBoss
4 1 (1.96%) Cognos
4 1 (1.96%) Sybase
4 1 (1.96%) Teradata
4 1 (1.96%) Zend
4 1 (1.96%) Tumbleweed
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe
4 1 (1.96%) Sun
4 1 (1.96%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) BMC
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.96%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.96%) Remedy
4 1 (1.96%) FatWire
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Chester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago