The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Liverpool region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 19 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Retail 3 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.22% 7.14% 4.89%
As % of the General category 8.57% 37.93% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate £550 £345 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.42% -22.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £386
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
35 29 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 25.93% 18.83% 39.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 36
Average daily rate £409 £358 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.33% +23.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £236 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Retail
Merseyside

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Liverpool region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Liverpool region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 7 (43.75%) E-Commerce
2 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (18.75%) Data Management
3 3 (18.75%) Customer Insight
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) UML
4 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) SOA
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (12.50%) Use Case
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (12.50%) Law
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Security
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) BPEL
5 1 (6.25%) FMCG
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) AquaLogic
5 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (6.25%) AquaLogic
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
1 1 (6.25%) Toad
1 1 (6.25%) Ant
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
1 11 (68.75%) Business Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Designer
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Information Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) FMCG
1 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) E-Commerce
2 3 (18.75%) Data Management
2 3 (18.75%) Customer Insight
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) UML
3 2 (12.50%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Use Case
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Security
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) BPEL
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Test Management
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) User Stories
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) RUP
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) BEA