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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 28 52 30
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -22
Contract jobs citing Retail 39 23 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.42% 2.32% 4.58%
As % of the General category 12.23% 5.40% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 29
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£439 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.75 £13.50 £11.25
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +20.00%
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
319 426 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.37% 43.03% 39.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 203 207
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 33 21
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.64% +84.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +16 7 £313 -17.76% 1
Knutsford +10 5 £475 +10.46%
Warrington -13 4 £350 +40.00% 4
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - -
Crewe - - - - 4
Frodsham - - - -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 46 (63.01%) Finance
2 36 (49.32%) Banking
3 28 (38.36%) Retail Banking
4 11 (15.07%) Project Management
4 11 (15.07%) DB2
4 11 (15.07%) UNIX
5 10 (13.70%) Windows
5 10 (13.70%) Oracle
5 10 (13.70%) E-Commerce
5 10 (13.70%) SAS
6 9 (12.33%) .NET
7 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
7 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (9.59%) Linux
8 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (8.22%) IT Governance
9 6 (8.22%) Java
9 6 (8.22%) Mainframe
10 5 (6.85%) MySQL
10 5 (6.85%) IBM
10 5 (6.85%) Supplier Management
11 4 (5.48%) Data Management
11 4 (5.48%) JNDI
11 4 (5.48%) Business Analysis
11 4 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (5.48%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (5.48%) Customer Engagement
11 4 (5.48%) Analytics

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 10 (13.70%) SAS
2 4 (5.48%) CICS
3 2 (2.74%) CMS
4 1 (1.37%) JBoss
4 1 (1.37%) Apache
4 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.37%) IIS
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.37%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Project
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) LDAP
1 1 (1.37%) ATM
1 1 (1.37%) LAN
1 1 (1.37%) WAN
1 1 (1.37%) FTP
1 1 (1.37%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) DB2
2 5 (6.85%) MySQL
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.11%) Big Data
3 3 (4.11%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.11%) Base SAS
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.37%) OLAP
5 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.37%) DTS
5 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.37%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.37%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.37%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.37%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.37%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 46 (63.01%) Finance
2 36 (49.32%) Banking
3 28 (38.36%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.11%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Architect
1 17 (23.29%) Analyst
2 15 (20.55%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.96%) Business Analyst
3 8 (10.96%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (9.59%) Developer
5 6 (8.22%) Senior Manager
5 6 (8.22%) Senior Project Manager
6 5 (6.85%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Designer
7 4 (5.48%) Senior Business Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) SAS Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (4.11%) Programme Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.74%) UAT Test Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Senior Architect
9 2 (2.74%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) .NET
2 4 (5.48%) JNDI
2 4 (5.48%) JMS
2 4 (5.48%) JDBC
2 4 (5.48%) JSP
2 4 (5.48%) J2EE
3 3 (4.11%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.74%) jQuery
4 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.74%) CSS
4 2 (2.74%) HTML
5 1 (1.37%) Middleware
5 1 (1.37%) Struts
5 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.37%) CSS3
5 1 (1.37%) Laravel
5 1 (1.37%) HTML5
5 1 (1.37%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.37%) Symfony
5 1 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (8.22%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.48%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (4.11%) PMI
4 1 (1.37%) IVR
4 1 (1.37%) Replication
4 1 (1.37%) Tandem
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) AS400
4 1 (1.37%) W3C
4 1 (1.37%) HACMP
4 1 (1.37%) Open Source
4 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.37%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.37%) LPAR
4 1 (1.37%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) UNIX
2 10 (13.70%) Windows
3 7 (9.59%) Linux
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.74%) AIX
5 1 (1.37%) HPUX
5 1 (1.37%) Solaris
5 1 (1.37%) VMS
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.07%) Project Management
2 10 (13.70%) E-Commerce
3 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
5 6 (8.22%) IT Governance
6 5 (6.85%) Supplier Management
7 4 (5.48%) Data Management
7 4 (5.48%) Business Analysis
7 4 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.48%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (5.48%) Analytics
7 4 (5.48%) Data Modelling
7 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.48%) B2C
7 4 (5.48%) Migration
8 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.11%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (4.11%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.22%) Java
2 4 (5.48%) SQL
3 2 (2.74%) SAS Macro
3 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.74%) PHP
3 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.37%) C#
4 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) PMP
1 3 (4.11%) Degree
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.37%) CISA
3 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.37%) ISEB
3 1 (1.37%) CISSP
3 1 (1.37%) IIBA
3 1 (1.37%) CBAP
3 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.37%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) PowerHA
2 1 (1.37%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Foglight
1 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.37%) CA Wily
1 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.37%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) Oracle
2 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.85%) IBM
4 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.11%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (4.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.74%) Zend
6 1 (1.37%) Teradata
6 1 (1.37%) FatWire
6 1 (1.37%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.37%) Sybase
6 1 (1.37%) Cognos
6 1 (1.37%) HP
6 1 (1.37%) Adobe
6 1 (1.37%) Sun
6 1 (1.37%) Tumbleweed
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Connectus
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago