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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank - 47 33
Contract jobs citing Retail 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 0.69% 1.43%
As % of the General category - 5.36% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £288 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -38.26%
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
55 56 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.62% 12.87% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 16
Average daily rate £425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £314 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 3
Average hourly rate £31.40 £25.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.60% +72.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 16 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 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 (44.44%) SAP
1 4 (44.44%) ERP
1 4 (44.44%) HOOD
1 4 (44.44%) SAP Retail
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) EPoS
4 1 (11.11%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) SAP Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Manager
2 1 (11.11%) PMO Lead
2 1 (11.11%) IT Trainer
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Trainer
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) EPoS
1 1 (11.11%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ERP
1 4 (44.44%) HOOD
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) SAP