The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 15 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing Retail 5 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 7.04% 5.17% 22.45%
As % of the General category 11.90% 7.69% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
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£440 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.50% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £341 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £371 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.54 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+64.75% -
Retail
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Knutsford region.

General Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
42 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 59.15% 67.24% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 22
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £288 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.72 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Knutsford region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Knutsford region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 7 (70.00%) Banking
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Retail Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) PMP
5 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
5 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (10.00%) PaaS
6 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Project Planning

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (70.00%) Banking
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Retail Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) AIX Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) SAML
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) OAuth
1 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) PMI
2 1 (10.00%) HACMP
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) AIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (10.00%) Process Management
3 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) PMP
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) PowerHA
1 1 (10.00%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Cyber-Ark
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Teradata