The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 17 17 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing Retail 105 89 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.55% 7.63% 5.45%
As % of the General category 22.15% 20.89% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 45 36
Average daily rate
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£376 £350 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.28% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £615 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £383 £385
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £9.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +13.04%
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 Manchester region.

General Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
474 426 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 34.08% 36.50% 35.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 195 221
Average daily rate £375 £363 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 25
Average hourly rate £12.77 £17.50 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +3.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £15.20 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £23.00 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Retail
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Retail within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
Altrincham +4 1 £275 -11.29%
Bolton +2 1 - - 1
Bury - 1 £175 - 4
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 2
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 45 (26.47%) Oracle
2 39 (22.94%) Finance
3 25 (14.71%) E-Commerce
3 25 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (14.12%) Project Management
4 24 (14.12%) Oracle Retail
5 22 (12.94%) .NET
6 20 (11.76%) Banking
7 19 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (11.18%) C#
8 17 (10.00%) SQL Server
8 17 (10.00%) OO
9 14 (8.24%) Microsoft
9 14 (8.24%) HTML
9 14 (8.24%) SQL
10 13 (7.65%) Retail Banking
10 13 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (7.06%) MVC
11 12 (7.06%) JavaScript
11 12 (7.06%) CSS
12 11 (6.47%) Business Analysis
13 10 (5.88%) Web Services
13 10 (5.88%) SOA
14 9 (5.29%) IBM
14 9 (5.29%) ASP.NET
14 9 (5.29%) Visual Studio
14 9 (5.29%) PHP
14 9 (5.29%) Scrum
15 8 (4.71%) JIRA
15 8 (4.71%) MS Project

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (2.35%) CMS
2 3 (1.76%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (1.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.76%) SAS
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (1.18%) JBoss
3 2 (1.18%) Apache
3 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.18%) WordPress
3 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.18%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.59%) Drupal
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.59%) IIS
4 1 (0.59%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (4.71%) MS Excel
1 8 (4.71%) MS Project
2 6 (3.53%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.76%) MS Office
3 3 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.59%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 24 (14.12%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (2.94%) Magento
3 2 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.59%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.59%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.59%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) SaaS
1 2 (1.18%) Office 365
2 1 (0.59%) IaaS
2 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.18%) HTTP
2 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.59%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.35%) MySQL
3 4 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.76%) DB2
4 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.18%) Big Data
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.59%) OLAP
6 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.59%) QlikView
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.59%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 9 (5.29%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.71%) JIRA
3 7 (4.12%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.53%) Zephyr
5 4 (2.35%) MSTest
5 4 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.35%) Selenium
5 4 (2.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (1.76%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.76%) Subversion
7 2 (1.18%) Introscope
7 2 (1.18%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (22.94%) Finance
2 20 (11.76%) Banking
3 13 (7.65%) Retail Banking
4 6 (3.53%) Back Office
5 4 (2.35%) Billing
6 3 (1.76%) Marketing
7 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.18%) Front Office
8 1 (0.59%) German Language
Job Titles
1 46 (27.06%) Analyst
2 38 (22.35%) Developer
3 30 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 20 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 15 (8.82%) Architect
5 15 (8.82%) Consultant
6 13 (7.65%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.29%) C# Developer
7 9 (5.29%) Oracle Consultant
8 8 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.12%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Senior Business Analyst
9 7 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.53%) Test Leader
10 6 (3.53%) Test Analyst
11 5 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.94%) Oracle Analyst
12 4 (2.35%) ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (2.35%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (2.35%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.94%) .NET
2 14 (8.24%) HTML
3 12 (7.06%) CSS
4 10 (5.88%) Web Services
5 9 (5.29%) ASP.NET
6 7 (4.12%) WCF
6 7 (4.12%) WPF
7 6 (3.53%) LINQ
8 5 (2.94%) jQuery
8 5 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (2.94%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (2.94%) WinForms
9 4 (2.35%) Middleware
9 4 (2.35%) XML
10 3 (1.76%) LAMP
10 3 (1.76%) SOAP
10 3 (1.76%) HTML5
10 3 (1.76%) Xamarin.iOS
11 2 (1.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.53%) Mainframe
3 5 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (2.35%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.76%) FMCG
5 3 (1.76%) Clustering
6 2 (1.18%) EPoS
6 2 (1.18%) User Experience
7 1 (0.59%) Open Source
7 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.59%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.59%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.12%) Windows
2 4 (2.35%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.76%) Android
3 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.76%) Linux
4 2 (1.18%) zOS
4 2 (1.18%) SUSE
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.71%) E-Commerce
1 25 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 24 (14.12%) Project Management
3 19 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (10.00%) OO
5 12 (7.06%) MVC
6 11 (6.47%) Business Analysis
7 10 (5.88%) SOA
8 9 (5.29%) Scrum
9 8 (4.71%) PRINCE2
10 7 (4.12%) Integration Testing
11 6 (3.53%) Migration
11 6 (3.53%) ERP
11 6 (3.53%) Data Modelling
11 6 (3.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (2.94%) Test Strategy
12 5 (2.94%) Regression Testing
12 5 (2.94%) ITIL
13 4 (2.35%) GAP Analysis
13 4 (2.35%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.18%) C#
2 14 (8.24%) SQL
3 12 (7.06%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.29%) PHP
5 4 (2.35%) Java
5 4 (2.35%) VBA
6 3 (1.76%) VB
6 3 (1.76%) Objective-C
6 3 (1.76%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.18%) VBScript
7 2 (1.18%) VB6
7 2 (1.18%) X++
7 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.59%) XAML
8 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.59%) C
8 1 (0.59%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.18%) Degree
2 1 (0.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (0.59%) CRISC
2 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.59%) MCSE
2 1 (0.59%) ISEB
2 1 (0.59%) CISSP
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (0.59%) CISM
2 1 (0.59%) GIAC
2 1 (0.59%) MCTS
2 1 (0.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.35%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.59%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.18%) Firmware
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.18%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (1.18%) SCCM
1 2 (1.18%) CA Wily
1 2 (1.18%) Puppet
2 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 45 (26.47%) Oracle
2 14 (8.24%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.29%) IBM
4 8 (4.71%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.94%) VMware
6 4 (2.35%) SAP
7 3 (1.76%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.76%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.18%) FatWire
8 2 (1.18%) HP
8 2 (1.18%) Citrix
8 2 (1.18%) CA
8 2 (1.18%) Retek
9 1 (0.59%) Adobe
9 1 (0.59%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.59%) Google
9 1 (0.59%) hybris
9 1 (0.59%) Facebook
9 1 (0.59%) Twitter
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