The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
North West / Lancashire
Rank 32 42 39
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 9 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.42% 0.78% 1.36%
As % of the General category 15.79% 3.33% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 5
Median daily rate £375 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +31.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

General Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
57 90 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.67% 23.50% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 57 54
Median daily rate £350 £435 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.54% +24.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 8
Median hourly rate £47.25 £40.90 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.52% +25.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £37.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £69.07 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.28% +27.27%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Retail as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Lancashire region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn 0 8 £363 +20.83% 3
Preston -4 1 £415 - 1
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Retail also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Retail.

1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) IBM
4 5 (27.78%) Java
4 5 (27.78%) DB2
5 4 (22.22%) J2EE
5 4 (22.22%) Web Services
5 4 (22.22%) OO
5 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 4 (22.22%) Marketing
5 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
5 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
6 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 3 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 3 (16.67%) UML
7 2 (11.11%) Data Flow Diagram
7 2 (11.11%) MySQL
7 2 (11.11%) SAP
7 2 (11.11%) JIRA
7 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) Brocade
8 1 (5.56%) Use Case
8 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (5.56%) Android

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) CICS
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) SAS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
1 1 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) DB2
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (11.11%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Financial Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Java Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Customer Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Designer
5 3 (16.67%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) SAP Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Designer
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Developer
7 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Android Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Cabling Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) IT Programme Manager
7 1 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Product Specialist
7 1 (5.56%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) J2EE
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) WebSockets
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
1 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
1 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Data Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) OO
3 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (11.11%) Data Flow Diagram
4 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Android Development
5 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.56%) Content Management
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Development
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) COBOL
3 1 (5.56%) JCL
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
3 1 (5.56%) Brocade
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) EMC
3 1 (5.56%) HP
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