The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 17 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.98% 1.89% 2.59%
As % of the General category 4.55% 2.99% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £159 £436 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.49% -10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £344 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £527 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

General Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
44 67 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 43.56% 63.21% 67.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 40
Median daily rate £401 £450 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.83% +17.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £284 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 19
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.28% +27.27%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Chester region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Chester region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Retail
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 Chester region with a requirement for Retail.

1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) Retail Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Confluence
4 1 (20.00%) Mingle
4 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
1 3 (60.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Change Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Cabling Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Change Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Project Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA