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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 39 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 6 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.38% 1.96% 3.76%
As % of the General category 6.90% 11.76% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 9
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£275 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% -3.07%
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
North West

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
87 34 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.00% 16.67% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 14 25
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £193 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £34.02 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £30.00 £25.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £34.00 £31.08
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 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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn +5 4 £275 -12.69% 3
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Nelson - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Preston - - - -
Accrington - - - -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (66.67%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) jQuery
2 5 (55.56%) HTML5
3 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (44.44%) CSS3
3 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 4 (44.44%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (44.44%) Photoshop
4 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (33.33%) Sass
4 3 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (33.33%) Fireworks
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) VBA
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) IBM
6 1 (11.11%) Adobe
6 1 (11.11%) Toad
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (11.11%) XHTML
6 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (11.11%) Logistics

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Photoshop
2 3 (33.33%) Fireworks
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (44.44%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Toad
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (11.11%) Axure RP
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Web Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Web Designer
3 3 (33.33%) Designer
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) jQuery
2 5 (55.56%) HTML5
3 4 (44.44%) CSS3
4 3 (33.33%) Sass
4 3 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) XHTML
6 1 (11.11%) WPF
6 1 (11.11%) Middleware
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) AS400
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Logistics
2 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
2 1 (11.11%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) SEO
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Web Design
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Test Management
2 1 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe
1 1 (11.11%) Twitter
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