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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 43 52 21
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -31
Contract jobs citing Retail 36 22 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.61% 2.72% 6.71%
As % of the General category 8.78% 7.10% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 36
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £105.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +33.33%
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
410 310 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.08% 38.32% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 148 135
Average daily rate £425 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £42.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -18.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £21.04 £14.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 7 £445 +25.70% 1
Crewe - 2 - - 5
Runcorn - 2 £370 -
Chester -2 1 £350 -
Nantwich - 1 - -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 45 (70.31%) Finance
2 44 (68.75%) Banking
3 41 (64.06%) Retail Banking
4 23 (35.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (17.19%) Project Management
5 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
6 9 (14.06%) Business Analysis
7 8 (12.50%) Windows
8 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
8 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
9 6 (9.38%) Java
9 6 (9.38%) ITIL
9 6 (9.38%) Migration
9 6 (9.38%) Data Analysis
9 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
9 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (7.81%) HTML
10 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
11 4 (6.25%) Python
11 4 (6.25%) SQL
11 4 (6.25%) MS Office
11 4 (6.25%) Linux
11 4 (6.25%) VMware
11 4 (6.25%) PMI Certification
11 4 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (4.69%) QA
12 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (4.69%) Supplier Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) Confluence
2 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.56%) CICS
3 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Office
2 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.13%) MS Project
3 2 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.56%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) WAN
2 2 (3.13%) DNS
2 2 (3.13%) Wireless
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.56%) NAS
3 1 (1.56%) Internet
3 1 (1.56%) SAN
3 1 (1.56%) Firewall
3 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.56%) ATM
3 1 (1.56%) LAN
3 1 (1.56%) DHCP
3 1 (1.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.69%) DB2
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.56%) Cognos Transformer
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.56%) ReportNet
4 1 (1.56%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.56%) Cognos Powerplay
4 1 (1.56%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (1.56%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.13%) FishEye
1 2 (3.13%) Gradle
1 2 (3.13%) Artifactory
1 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (3.13%) Maven
1 2 (3.13%) Subversion
1 2 (3.13%) JIRA
2 1 (1.56%) LSMW
General
1 45 (70.31%) Finance
2 44 (68.75%) Banking
3 41 (64.06%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (45.31%) Analyst
2 26 (40.63%) Business Analyst
3 14 (21.88%) Senior Analyst
3 14 (21.88%) Senior Business Analyst
4 11 (17.19%) Project Manager
4 11 (17.19%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 11 (17.19%) Financial Business Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Architect
5 6 (9.38%) Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Implementation Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Junior
8 2 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Tools Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Payments Business Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) HTML
2 3 (4.69%) CSS3
2 3 (4.69%) HTML5
2 3 (4.69%) CSS
2 3 (4.69%) .NET
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.56%) jQuery
4 1 (1.56%) JSON
4 1 (1.56%) JNDI
4 1 (1.56%) REST
4 1 (1.56%) OAuth
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.56%) SAML
4 1 (1.56%) JDBC
4 1 (1.56%) JSP
4 1 (1.56%) Web Services
4 1 (1.56%) XML
4 1 (1.56%) J2EE
4 1 (1.56%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) PMI
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Clustering
3 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.13%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.56%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.56%) PKI
4 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.56%) W3C
4 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) UNIX
3 2 (3.13%) Windows CE
3 2 (3.13%) Android
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.56%) AIX
4 1 (1.56%) HPUX
4 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.94%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (17.19%) Project Management
3 9 (14.06%) Business Analysis
4 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
5 6 (9.38%) ITIL
5 6 (9.38%) Migration
5 6 (9.38%) Data Analysis
5 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
6 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.69%) Supplier Management
8 3 (4.69%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (4.69%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.69%) Service Management
8 3 (4.69%) OO
8 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.13%) OOP
9 2 (3.13%) Data Modelling
9 2 (3.13%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) Java
2 4 (6.25%) Python
2 4 (6.25%) SQL
3 3 (4.69%) PHP
3 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.69%) C#
4 2 (3.13%) C++
4 2 (3.13%) C
4 2 (3.13%) Perl
4 2 (3.13%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.56%) PL/1
5 1 (1.56%) VB
5 1 (1.56%) ABAP
5 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 3 (4.69%) CCA
2 3 (4.69%) PMP
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.13%) CCNA
3 2 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) HNC
4 1 (1.56%) CCNP
4 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.69%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.25%) VMware
3 3 (4.69%) IBM
4 2 (3.13%) HP
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco
4 2 (3.13%) Sun
4 2 (3.13%) NetApp
4 2 (3.13%) Citrix
4 2 (3.13%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.56%) Teradata
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) Cognos
5 1 (1.56%) Dell
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