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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 63 41 50
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Contract jobs citing Retail 25 41 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.46% 4.17% 2.34%
As % of the General category 6.63% 10.33% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 12
Median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £346 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £17.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-23.18% -65.50%
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
377 397 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.11% 40.39% 37.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 243 157
Median daily rate £425 £439 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +11.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 25
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.17 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.74% -59.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £14.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -9.00%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +3 9 £386 +10.35%
Warrington - 9 £563 -
Knutsford -14 2 £438 -5.40%
Crewe +5 1 - - 1
Runcorn - 1 £213 -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Retail.

1 25 (44.64%) Banking
2 22 (39.29%) Finance
3 19 (33.93%) Retail Banking
4 16 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 12 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (14.29%) MS Office
7 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 7 (12.50%) Project Management
7 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
8 6 (10.71%) Business Analysis
9 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.93%) Oracle
9 5 (8.93%) SQL
9 5 (8.93%) Coaching
9 5 (8.93%) User Experience
9 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (7.14%) SoftLayer
10 4 (7.14%) .NET
10 4 (7.14%) CRM
10 4 (7.14%) ERP
10 4 (7.14%) SAS
10 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
10 4 (7.14%) MBA
10 4 (7.14%) Firewall
10 4 (7.14%) Teradata
10 4 (7.14%) ATG
10 4 (7.14%) CIPD

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.14%) SAS
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) Flash Media Server
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Office
2 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.57%) MS Project
3 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.14%) SoftLayer
3 1 (1.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (44.64%) Banking
2 22 (39.29%) Finance
3 19 (33.93%) Retail Banking
4 4 (7.14%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.57%) Marketing
6 1 (1.79%) Billing
6 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Analyst
2 11 (19.64%) Business Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Architect
3 10 (17.86%) E-Commerce Architect
4 7 (12.50%) Developer
5 6 (10.71%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
5 6 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Architect
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Designer
7 4 (7.14%) Security Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.57%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Change Manager
9 2 (3.57%) IT Director
9 2 (3.57%) IT Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Service Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.57%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) .NET
2 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.36%) jQuery
3 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.57%) Entity Framework
3 2 (3.57%) Flash
3 2 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.79%) HTML
4 1 (1.79%) HTML5
4 1 (1.79%) RESTful
4 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) User Experience
3 2 (3.57%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.57%) Photography
4 1 (1.79%) Copywriting
4 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) EPoS
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.79%) Android
2 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 12 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (12.50%) Project Management
4 6 (10.71%) Business Analysis
4 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
5 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.93%) Coaching
6 4 (7.14%) CRM
6 4 (7.14%) ERP
6 4 (7.14%) Investment Management
7 3 (5.36%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.36%) ITIL
7 3 (5.36%) MVC
7 3 (5.36%) TDD
8 2 (3.57%) Direct Marketing
8 2 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (3.57%) Scrum
8 2 (3.57%) Service Management
8 2 (3.57%) Test Management
8 2 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) C#
3 2 (3.57%) ActionScript
3 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.57%) VBA
4 1 (1.79%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (1.79%) Java
4 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) CIPD
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
1 4 (7.14%) MBA
2 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.57%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) SLA
3 1 (1.79%) Basel II
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) ATG
3 4 (7.14%) Teradata
4 2 (3.57%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.79%) Adobe
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) VMware