The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Cheshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 51 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +7
Contract jobs citing Retail 24 47 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.86% 6.37% 3.89%
As % of the General category 7.79% 15.82% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 18
Average daily rate £375 £363 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £304 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
308 297 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.67% 40.24% 41.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 132 178
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.75 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +195.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.36 £14.16 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.25 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Retail
North West

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -10 8 £350 -22.22% 2
Warrington - 4 - - 2
Crewe - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (68.75%) Finance
2 30 (62.50%) Banking
3 26 (54.17%) Retail Banking
4 11 (22.92%) Project Management
5 9 (18.75%) Migration
6 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.50%) Internet
7 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.42%) Change Management
8 5 (10.42%) Back Office
8 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.42%) SLA
8 5 (10.42%) MS Office
8 5 (10.42%) ITIL
8 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
9 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
9 4 (8.33%) Java
9 4 (8.33%) .NET
9 4 (8.33%) HP
9 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.25%) Legal
10 3 (6.25%) Service Management
10 3 (6.25%) Intranet
10 3 (6.25%) Mainframe
10 3 (6.25%) SAS
10 3 (6.25%) OpenView
10 3 (6.25%) J2EE
10 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
10 3 (6.25%) MCP
10 3 (6.25%) Windows

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (6.25%) SAS
1 3 (6.25%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) CICS
3 1 (2.08%) FileNet
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.08%) Gentran
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Office
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (2.08%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Internet
2 3 (6.25%) Intranet
3 1 (2.08%) WAN
3 1 (2.08%) FTP
3 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.08%) SSL
3 1 (2.08%) DMZ
3 1 (2.08%) DWDM
3 1 (2.08%) OSPF
3 1 (2.08%) BGP
3 1 (2.08%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.08%) Wireless
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.08%) Multicast
3 1 (2.08%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) DB2
2 2 (4.17%) Base SAS
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.08%) Moq
General
1 33 (68.75%) Finance
2 30 (62.50%) Banking
3 26 (54.17%) Retail Banking
4 5 (10.42%) Back Office
5 3 (6.25%) Legal
6 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 1 (2.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Project Manager
2 13 (27.08%) Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Developer
4 3 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Change Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Technical Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.17%) UAT Test Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Designer
5 2 (4.17%) UAT Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) Middleware Specialist
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (2.08%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (2.08%) FileNet Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) J2EE
3 2 (4.17%) JDBC
3 2 (4.17%) JSP
3 2 (4.17%) JNDI
3 2 (4.17%) WCF
3 2 (4.17%) jQuery
3 2 (4.17%) JMS
3 2 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) Middleware
4 1 (2.08%) Spring
4 1 (2.08%) RESTful
4 1 (2.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.08%) ISPF
4 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.08%) JSON
4 1 (2.08%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.08%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) XML
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.17%) GIS
2 2 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.08%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) AIX
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Project Management
2 9 (18.75%) Migration
3 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.42%) Change Management
4 5 (10.42%) ITIL
4 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.25%) Service Management
6 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (4.17%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.17%) Time Management
7 2 (4.17%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.17%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (4.17%) TDD
7 2 (4.17%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Supplier Management
7 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.17%) Scrum
7 2 (4.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) Java
2 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.17%) SQL
3 2 (4.17%) C#
3 2 (4.17%) SAS Macro
4 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.08%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) MCP
1 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) ISEB
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) PMP
3 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.08%) MCSE
3 1 (2.08%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) OpenView
1 3 (6.25%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) HP
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) Juniper
4 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.08%) hybris
4 1 (2.08%) F5
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day excellent salary or rate
Posted: 6 days ago