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 28 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 16 17 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing Retail 3 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 4.23% 5.56% 18.87%
As % of the General category 7.32% 7.69% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £405 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +15.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.50 £10.75
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +44.18%
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
41 78 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 57.75% 72.22% 81.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 38 35
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £176 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £495 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.72 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 28 January 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 (63.64%) Finance
1 7 (63.64%) Banking
2 4 (36.36%) Retail Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Cyber-Ark
3 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) PMP
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) AIX
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (9.09%) PowerHA
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Master Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) CA Wily

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
1 7 (63.64%) Banking
2 4 (36.36%) Retail Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Designer
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) AIX Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Implementation Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) LPAR
2 1 (9.09%) Tandem
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) AS400
2 1 (9.09%) PMI
2 1 (9.09%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) AIX
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) HPUX
3 1 (9.09%) Solaris
3 1 (9.09%) VMS
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
1 2 (18.18%) Project Management
1 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
1 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Master Data Management
2 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Data Management
2 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
2 1 (9.09%) Time Management
2 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
2 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
1 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) PMP
2 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) PowerHA
1 1 (9.09%) GPFS
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CA Wily
1 1 (9.09%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (9.09%) Foglight
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cyber-Ark
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Tumbleweed
3 1 (9.09%) Teradata
3 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
3 1 (9.09%) Sun
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) IBM