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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 54 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 35 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.17% 3.60% 2.89%
As % of the General category 7.66% 8.80% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 13
Average daily rate £450 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £362 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £105.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.13 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-34.37% -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
457 409 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.36% 40.94% 37.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 238 139
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 31
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.17 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% -59.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £21.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.88%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chester +11 10 £365 +4.14% 3
Knutsford -11 10 £390 -12.35%
Warrington - 9 £563 -
Crewe +2 1 - - 2
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 25 (43.86%) Banking
2 24 (42.11%) Finance
3 21 (36.84%) Retail Banking
4 16 (28.07%) E-Commerce
5 10 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (14.04%) MS Office
7 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
7 7 (12.28%) Project Management
7 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
7 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.53%) Business Analysis
9 5 (8.77%) Oracle
9 5 (8.77%) SQL
9 5 (8.77%) Coaching
9 5 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (7.02%) Investment Management
10 4 (7.02%) PCI DSS
10 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (7.02%) User Experience
10 4 (7.02%) SoftLayer
10 4 (7.02%) CRM
10 4 (7.02%) ERP
10 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
10 4 (7.02%) Firewall
10 4 (7.02%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (7.02%) CIPD
10 4 (7.02%) Degree
10 4 (7.02%) MBA

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (5.26%) SAS
1 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) Flash Media Server
2 1 (1.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Office
2 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.75%) MS Project
4 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.02%) SoftLayer
3 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.75%) Dreamweaver
General
1 25 (43.86%) Banking
2 24 (42.11%) Finance
3 21 (36.84%) Retail Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.51%) Marketing
7 1 (1.75%) Billing
7 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Business Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Architect
3 10 (17.54%) E-Commerce Architect
4 8 (14.04%) Developer
5 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Designer
7 4 (7.02%) Security Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.51%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Banking Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Change Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Financial Business Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) IT Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (3.51%) Entity Framework
2 2 (3.51%) Flash
2 2 (3.51%) HTML
2 2 (3.51%) jQuery
2 2 (3.51%) Web Services
3 1 (1.75%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.75%) CSS
3 1 (1.75%) HTML5
3 1 (1.75%) J2EE
3 1 (1.75%) RESTful
3 1 (1.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) User Experience
3 1 (1.75%) Copywriting
3 1 (1.75%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.75%) EPoS
3 1 (1.75%) FMCG
3 1 (1.75%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.75%) Android
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) E-Commerce
2 10 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (12.28%) Project Management
3 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
4 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 5 (8.77%) Coaching
6 4 (7.02%) CRM
6 4 (7.02%) ERP
6 4 (7.02%) Investment Management
7 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (5.26%) Scrum
7 3 (5.26%) TDD
7 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.26%) Web Development
8 2 (3.51%) BDD
8 2 (3.51%) Direct Marketing
8 2 (3.51%) iOS Development
8 2 (3.51%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) ActionScript
2 2 (3.51%) C#
2 2 (3.51%) Java
2 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
2 2 (3.51%) VBA
3 1 (1.75%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) CIPD
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
1 4 (7.02%) MBA
2 1 (1.75%) CCNA
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.51%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
3 1 (1.75%) Basel II
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) ATG
3 4 (7.02%) Teradata
4 2 (3.51%) Adobe
4 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Coremetrics
5 1 (1.75%) IBM
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