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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 43 51 26
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -25
Contract jobs citing Retail 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.27% 0.20% 2.85%
As % of the General category 1.37% 0.87% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-46.77% +12.72%
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 Lancashire region.

General Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
73 115 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.47% 23.47% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 67 15
Average daily rate £425 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £330 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Average hourly rate £34.20 £25.00 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.80% +31.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £21.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.65 £30.10 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
- -3.05%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 4 (40.00%) SAP
1 4 (40.00%) ERP
1 4 (40.00%) HOOD
1 4 (40.00%) SAP Retail
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) EPoS
4 1 (10.00%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (10.00%) Fireworks
4 1 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) HTML5
4 1 (10.00%) CSS3
4 1 (10.00%) Sass
4 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (10.00%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) SAP Retail
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) SAP Consultant
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) IT Trainer
2 1 (10.00%) Web Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Designer
2 1 (10.00%) PMO Lead
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Trainer
2 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) CSS3
1 1 (10.00%) Sass
1 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) EPoS
1 1 (10.00%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ERP
1 4 (40.00%) HOOD
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) SAP