The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Knutsford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 12 7 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Retail 4 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 6.78% 16.25% 9.59%
As % of the General category 9.52% 27.08% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 5
Average daily rate £354 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% +13.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £386
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
42 48 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 71.19% 60.00% 71.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 37 31
Average daily rate £395 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £312 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Retail
Cheshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Knutsford region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Knutsford

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Retail Banking
2 6 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) MS Office
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) SLA
4 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (10.00%) ISPF
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Gentran
5 1 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) Multicast
5 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (10.00%) Gentran
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (10.00%) Multicast
1 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
1 1 (10.00%) DMZ
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) DWDM
1 1 (10.00%) OSPF
1 1 (10.00%) BGP
1 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
1 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Retail Banking
2 6 (60.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Change Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Change Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Middleware Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Change Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) ISPF
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) AIX
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (10.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCIE
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) F5
1 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Juniper
1 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle