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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 11 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 4 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 5.80% 10.85% 8.20%
As % of the General category 9.30% 16.47% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.89 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-49.49% +37.50%
General Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
43 85 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 62.32% 65.89% 83.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 34 43
Average daily rate £450 £420 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% +19.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £239 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Banking
3 5 (55.56%) Retail Banking
4 4 (44.44%) Project Management
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) SLA
7 1 (11.11%) IBM
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (11.11%) Adobe
7 1 (11.11%) ISEB
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (11.11%) PMI
7 1 (11.11%) PMP
7 1 (11.11%) CICS
7 1 (11.11%) .NET
7 1 (11.11%) J2EE
7 1 (11.11%) DB2
7 1 (11.11%) MS Office
7 1 (11.11%) JDBC
7 1 (11.11%) JSP
7 1 (11.11%) Struts
7 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 1 (11.11%) JMS
7 1 (11.11%) DNS
7 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
7 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
7 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 1 (11.11%) MVC

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (11.11%) CICS
1 1 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Banking
3 5 (55.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Change Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Business Change Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
1 1 (11.11%) JDBC
1 1 (11.11%) JSP
1 1 (11.11%) Struts
1 1 (11.11%) JMS
1 1 (11.11%) Spring
1 1 (11.11%) JNDI
1 1 (11.11%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) PMI
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
1 1 (11.11%) Online Banking
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) PMP
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe
1 1 (11.11%) FatWire