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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 20 22 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing Retail 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.24% 2.88% 1.51%
As % of the General category 6.41% 4.55% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Average daily rate £288 £450 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +22.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £386 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £570 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £396
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £26.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-46.15% +77.05%
Retail
Cheshire

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
78 88 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 66.10% 63.31% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 47 29
Average daily rate £400 £376 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.81 £32.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.43% -54.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) CRM
3 3 (37.50%) SAS
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) VBA
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Direct Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (12.50%) Document Management
5 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) CMS
5 1 (12.50%) Information Security
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Basel II
5 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Data Security
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
5 1 (12.50%) Data Validation

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (37.50%) SAS
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Insight Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) AML Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Head of Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Head of Security
4 1 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
2 1 (12.50%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Direct Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Security
3 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Document Management
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
3 1 (12.50%) Web Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Basel II