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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 24 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Retail 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.63% 2.88% 2.33%
As % of the General category 7.27% 8.51% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £259 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.26% -20.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £216 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £440 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £396
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £12.96 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.31% -57.50%
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
55 47 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 36.18% 33.81% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 26
Average daily rate £370 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £24.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -22.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.72 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £45.00 £43.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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
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 August 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) CSS3
2 2 (40.00%) WordPress
2 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Online Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 2 (40.00%) WordPress
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) PHP Developer
2 2 (40.00%) WordPress Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Android Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Online Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Android Development
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Web Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £430 - £478 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago