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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 17 29 13
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs citing Retail 6 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.58% 2.30% 7.37%
As % of the General category 13.95% 6.49% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 11
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£300 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.57%
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
43 77 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 32.82% 35.48% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 48
Average daily rate £300 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 3
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Banking
2 7 (58.33%) Retail Banking
3 4 (33.33%) SAS
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Base SAS
5 2 (16.67%) SAS Macro
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (16.67%) People Management
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) SAP
5 2 (16.67%) DSDM
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (16.67%) ERP
6 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (8.33%) OLAP
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (8.33%) BMC
6 1 (8.33%) Remedy
6 1 (8.33%) IVR
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Information Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (33.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Base SAS
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) OLAP
2 1 (8.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Banking
2 7 (58.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 3 (25.00%) SAS Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SAS Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (8.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) IVR
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) People Management
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Scrum
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) DSDM
2 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Information Management
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SAS Macro
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) BMC
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy
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