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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Retailing
Rank 43 38 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing Retail 4 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.02% 1.94% 1.75%
As % of the General category 4.35% 9.41% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Average daily rate £350 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £398
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +56.62%
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
92 85 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.41% 20.63% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 50 16
Average daily rate £401 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £200 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 2
Average hourly rate £38.00 £34.02 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.69% +13.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Preston +2 1 - -
Blackburn +1 1 £300 +9.09% 2
Burnley - 1 £350 -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Middleware
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (14.29%) eggPlant
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (14.29%) Spring
4 1 (14.29%) Logistics
4 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Games

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (28.57%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) eggPlant
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Middleware Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Service Transition Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Logistics
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
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