The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Chester 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 18 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Retail 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.76% 1.90% 2.31%
As % of the General category 10.64% 4.55% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
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£259 £361 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.22% -7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £332 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £389 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-49.49% +37.50%
General Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
47 66 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 35.34% 41.77% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 26
Average daily rate £260 £341 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £175 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 3
Average hourly rate £31.53 £31.56 £37.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% -15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £16.84 £29.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.95 £41.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Retail
Cheshire

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Chester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Banking
2 7 (53.85%) Retail Banking
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 3 (23.08%) SAS
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Base SAS
5 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (15.38%) SAS Macro
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) ERP
5 2 (15.38%) DSDM
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) SAP
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.69%) J2EE
6 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (7.69%) ETL
6 1 (7.69%) Service Management
6 1 (7.69%) BMC
6 1 (7.69%) Remedy
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) Information Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (23.08%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Base SAS
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Banking
2 7 (53.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) SAS Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Change Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (7.69%) MI Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Workstream Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
1 1 (7.69%) Spring
1 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
1 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
3 2 (15.38%) DSDM
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
1 2 (15.38%) SAS Macro
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) BMC
2 1 (7.69%) Remedy
2 1 (7.69%) hybris
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