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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Retailing
North West / Lancashire
Rank 21 49 37
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -12
Contract jobs citing Retail 18 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.00% 1.12% 2.49%
As % of the General category 24.66% 4.46% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 8
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £248 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £403 £700
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 £20.00 £14.00 £25.54
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -45.17%

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
73 112 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.40% 25.00% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 66 54
Median daily rate £375 £404 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% +7.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £283 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 9
Median hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% +39.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £21.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £69.07 £57.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +44.44%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +3 16 £369 +22.91% 1
Preston -2 1 £415 -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 20 (80.00%) Finance
2 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) IBM
3 8 (32.00%) DB2
4 6 (24.00%) SQL
4 6 (24.00%) Web Services
4 6 (24.00%) Migration
4 6 (24.00%) Data Migration
4 6 (24.00%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 5 (20.00%) JIRA
5 5 (20.00%) Java
5 5 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (16.00%) SAS
6 4 (16.00%) J2EE
6 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.00%) OO
6 4 (16.00%) Data Management
6 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 4 (16.00%) Data Structures
6 4 (16.00%) Marketing
7 3 (12.00%) Data Flow Diagram
7 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) SAP
7 3 (12.00%) UML
7 3 (12.00%) MySQL
7 3 (12.00%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (8.00%) Management Information System

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 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.00%) SAS
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) CICS
4 1 (4.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (4.00%) SAN
1 1 (4.00%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) DB2
2 6 (24.00%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (12.00%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (12.00%) MySQL
4 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Marketing
3 2 (8.00%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (24.00%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Designer
5 4 (16.00%) Finance Systems Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Java Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Customer Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) SAP Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Technical Designer
6 3 (12.00%) Technical Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Web Services
2 4 (16.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Data Migration
2 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (16.00%) Data Management
4 4 (16.00%) OO
4 4 (16.00%) Scrum
5 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Data Flow Diagram
5 3 (12.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) UML
6 2 (8.00%) Business Transformation
6 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.00%) Master Data Management
6 2 (8.00%) Use Case
6 2 (8.00%) User Stories
7 1 (4.00%) Content Management
7 1 (4.00%) CRM
7 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) COBOL
3 1 (4.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) IBM
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) DataFlux
4 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (4.00%) Brocade
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) EMC
4 1 (4.00%) HP