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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 34 37 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 43 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.40% 3.51% 4.55%
As % of the General category 10.31% 9.69% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 25
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £259 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -38.26%
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
417 289 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 42.68% 36.26% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 153 157
Average daily rate £413 £420 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £239 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £29.50 £32.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.54% -9.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +1 10 £463 -2.11% 4
Warrington -1 3 - - 5
Chester -10 3 £350 +35.26% 8
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 51 (63.75%) Banking
2 50 (62.50%) Finance
3 45 (56.25%) Retail Banking
4 22 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (17.50%) Windows
7 11 (13.75%) HTML
7 11 (13.75%) Project Management
7 11 (13.75%) Business Analysis
8 10 (12.50%) Java
9 9 (11.25%) JavaScript
9 9 (11.25%) SDLC
10 8 (10.00%) Data Analysis
10 8 (10.00%) CSS
11 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
11 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
11 7 (8.75%) HTML5
12 6 (7.50%) Waterfall
12 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (7.50%) Active Directory
12 6 (7.50%) DNS
12 6 (7.50%) Linux
12 6 (7.50%) ITIL
12 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
12 6 (7.50%) VMware
12 6 (7.50%) Migration
13 5 (6.25%) Python
13 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (6.25%) CSS3

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.75%) Confluence
5 2 (2.50%) WordPress
5 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Office
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.75%) MS Project
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.25%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) PaaS
1 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) DNS
2 2 (2.50%) Wireless
3 1 (1.25%) NAS
3 1 (1.25%) ATM
3 1 (1.25%) DHCP
3 1 (1.25%) VPN
3 1 (1.25%) SAN
3 1 (1.25%) Internet
3 1 (1.25%) Firewall
3 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.50%) DB2
4 1 (1.25%) OLAP
4 1 (1.25%) Cognos Powerplay
4 1 (1.25%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.25%) DTS
4 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.25%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.25%) ReportNet
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.25%) Cognos Transformer
4 1 (1.25%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.00%) Subversion
2 3 (3.75%) Maven
2 3 (3.75%) JIRA
2 3 (3.75%) FishEye
2 3 (3.75%) Gradle
2 3 (3.75%) Artifactory
2 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.25%) webpack
3 1 (1.25%) gulp
3 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.25%) LSMW
General
1 51 (63.75%) Banking
2 50 (62.50%) Finance
3 45 (56.25%) Retail Banking
4 4 (5.00%) Legal
5 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (47.50%) Analyst
2 35 (43.75%) Business Analyst
3 17 (21.25%) Senior Analyst
4 16 (20.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 10 (12.50%) Developer
5 10 (12.50%) Financial Business Analyst
5 10 (12.50%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 10 (12.50%) Banking Business Analyst
6 9 (11.25%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Project Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Junior
9 3 (3.75%) Implementation Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Payments Business Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Designer
10 2 (2.50%) Technical Business Analyst
10 2 (2.50%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) HTML
2 8 (10.00%) CSS
3 7 (8.75%) HTML5
4 5 (6.25%) CSS3
5 4 (5.00%) Web Services
5 4 (5.00%) JSON
6 2 (2.50%) XML
6 2 (2.50%) WSDL
6 2 (2.50%) JDBC
6 2 (2.50%) JSP
6 2 (2.50%) Servlets
6 2 (2.50%) Struts
6 2 (2.50%) J2EE
6 2 (2.50%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.50%) Spring
6 2 (2.50%) EJB
7 1 (1.25%) Java EE
7 1 (1.25%) REST
7 1 (1.25%) Sass
7 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.25%) Online Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.50%) PKI
4 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.50%) User Experience
4 2 (2.50%) PMI
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) Clustering
5 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.50%) Windows
2 6 (7.50%) Linux
3 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.75%) Android
5 2 (2.50%) Windows CE
5 2 (2.50%) Solaris
6 1 (1.25%) UNIX
6 1 (1.25%) AIX
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (13.75%) Business Analysis
3 11 (13.75%) Project Management
4 9 (11.25%) SDLC
5 8 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 6 (7.50%) Migration
6 6 (7.50%) ITIL
6 6 (7.50%) Waterfall
7 5 (6.25%) TDD
8 4 (5.00%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.75%) BDD
9 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (3.75%) OOP
9 3 (3.75%) OO
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) Java
2 9 (11.25%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.25%) Python
3 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.00%) C
4 4 (5.00%) PHP
4 4 (5.00%) SQL
5 3 (3.75%) Perl
5 3 (3.75%) C++
5 3 (3.75%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.50%) C#
7 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.25%) VB
7 1 (1.25%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) CCA
2 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.25%) HNC
3 1 (1.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) VMware
3 3 (3.75%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.50%) Cognos
5 1 (1.25%) IBM
5 1 (1.25%) Teradata
5 1 (1.25%) CA
5 1 (1.25%) NetApp
5 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.25%) Tableau
5 1 (1.25%) SAP
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