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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 34 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Retail 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.41% 2.39% 2.14%
As % of the General category 1.09% 10.00% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£350 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -20.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +122.22%
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
92 50 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.86% 23.92% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 12 14
Average daily rate £388 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £305 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £395 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £43.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -19.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

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 13 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) PL/1
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

General
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBA
1 1 (25.00%) PL/1