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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 18 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Retail 104 81 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.70% 6.84% 6.22%
As % of the General category 22.56% 19.33% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 39 39
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£385 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.57%
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
461 419 584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 34.15% 35.39% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 191 279
Average daily rate £386 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £251 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 27
Average hourly rate £12.77 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £13.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.83 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 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 1 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 +1 1 £275 -11.29%
Bolton 0 1 - - 3
Bury - 1 £175 - 4
Oldham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 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 43 (25.75%) Oracle
2 38 (22.75%) Finance
3 26 (15.57%) Project Management
3 26 (15.57%) E-Commerce
4 24 (14.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (14.37%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (13.77%) Banking
6 20 (11.98%) .NET
7 19 (11.38%) Oracle Retail
8 18 (10.78%) C#
9 17 (10.18%) OO
10 16 (9.58%) SQL Server
10 16 (9.58%) Business Analysis
11 15 (8.98%) Retail Banking
12 14 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (7.19%) Microsoft
14 11 (6.59%) SQL
15 10 (5.99%) HTML
15 10 (5.99%) SOA
15 10 (5.99%) MVC
16 9 (5.39%) PRINCE2
16 9 (5.39%) JavaScript
16 9 (5.39%) Visual Studio
16 9 (5.39%) IBM
17 8 (4.79%) MS Project
17 8 (4.79%) Web Services
17 8 (4.79%) ASP.NET
17 8 (4.79%) CSS
17 8 (4.79%) PHP
17 8 (4.79%) Migration

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (2.40%) CMS
2 3 (1.80%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.80%) SAS
2 3 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.20%) WordPress
3 2 (1.20%) Apache
3 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.60%) Drupal
4 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.60%) CICS
4 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.60%) IIS
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (4.79%) MS Project
2 7 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.19%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.80%) MS Office
4 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 19 (11.38%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (2.40%) Magento
3 3 (1.80%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.80%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (1.80%) SAP EHS
3 3 (1.80%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.80%) SAP MM
3 3 (1.80%) SAP PP
3 3 (1.80%) SAP WM
3 3 (1.80%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.80%) SAP APO
4 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) SaaS
1 2 (1.20%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) PaaS
2 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.20%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.60%) DNS
2 1 (0.60%) LAN
2 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.19%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.40%) DB2
4 3 (1.80%) MySQL
5 2 (1.20%) Big Data
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.60%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.60%) QlikView
6 1 (0.60%) OLAP
6 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (5.39%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.19%) JIRA
3 6 (3.59%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.99%) Zephyr
5 4 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.40%) MSTest
6 3 (1.80%) Subversion
6 3 (1.80%) Selenium
6 3 (1.80%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.20%) Introscope
8 1 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (22.75%) Finance
2 23 (13.77%) Banking
3 15 (8.98%) Retail Banking
4 6 (3.59%) Back Office
5 3 (1.80%) Billing
5 3 (1.80%) Front Office
6 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.20%) Marketing
6 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.60%) German Language
Job Titles
1 50 (29.94%) Analyst
2 35 (20.96%) Business Analyst
3 32 (19.16%) Developer
4 24 (14.37%) Project Manager
5 14 (8.38%) Architect
6 13 (7.78%) Consultant
7 10 (5.99%) .NET Developer
8 9 (5.39%) C# Developer
9 8 (4.79%) Oracle Consultant
9 8 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) Senior Business Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) Test Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (3.59%) Senior Developer
12 5 (2.99%) Oracle Analyst
12 5 (2.99%) Test Leader
13 4 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
13 4 (2.40%) Systems Analyst
13 4 (2.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 4 (2.40%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.98%) .NET
2 10 (5.99%) HTML
3 8 (4.79%) Web Services
3 8 (4.79%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.79%) CSS
4 6 (3.59%) WCF
4 6 (3.59%) WPF
5 5 (2.99%) WinForms
5 5 (2.99%) LINQ
5 5 (2.99%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (2.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (2.40%) Middleware
6 4 (2.40%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.40%) jQuery
7 3 (1.80%) LAMP
7 3 (1.80%) XML
7 3 (1.80%) DOM
8 2 (1.20%) HTML5
8 2 (1.20%) XSLT
8 2 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.19%) Mainframe
3 5 (2.99%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (1.80%) EPoS
4 3 (1.80%) FMCG
5 2 (1.20%) User Experience
5 2 (1.20%) Clustering
6 1 (0.60%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.60%) Open Source
6 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.19%) Windows
2 4 (2.40%) Linux
3 3 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.20%) zOS
4 2 (1.20%) SUSE
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.57%) Project Management
1 26 (15.57%) E-Commerce
2 24 (14.37%) Stakeholder Management
2 24 (14.37%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (10.18%) OO
4 16 (9.58%) Business Analysis
5 10 (5.99%) SOA
5 10 (5.99%) MVC
6 9 (5.39%) PRINCE2
7 8 (4.79%) Migration
7 8 (4.79%) Scrum
7 8 (4.79%) Web Development
8 7 (4.19%) ERP
8 7 (4.19%) Data Modelling
9 6 (3.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (3.59%) Business Transformation
9 6 (3.59%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (2.99%) ITIL
10 5 (2.99%) UML
10 5 (2.99%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.78%) C#
2 11 (6.59%) SQL
3 9 (5.39%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.79%) PHP
5 5 (2.99%) Java
6 4 (2.40%) VBA
7 3 (1.80%) ABAP
8 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.20%) VBScript
8 2 (1.20%) VB
8 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.20%) X++
8 2 (1.20%) VB6
9 1 (0.60%) XAML
9 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.60%) COBOL
9 1 (0.60%) C
9 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.20%) Degree
3 1 (0.60%) GIAC
3 1 (0.60%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (0.60%) MCTS
3 1 (0.60%) MCITP
3 1 (0.60%) ISEB
3 1 (0.60%) CISSP
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.60%) CISM
3 1 (0.60%) MCSE
3 1 (0.60%) CRISC
3 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.80%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.60%) COBIT
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.20%) Firmware
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) CA Wily
1 2 (1.20%) Puppet
1 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.20%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (25.75%) Oracle
2 12 (7.19%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.39%) IBM
4 7 (4.19%) ServiceNow
5 6 (3.59%) SAP
6 5 (2.99%) VMware
7 3 (1.80%) FatWire
7 3 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.20%) JBoss
8 2 (1.20%) Citrix
8 2 (1.20%) HP
8 2 (1.20%) Retek
8 2 (1.20%) CA
9 1 (0.60%) Endeca
9 1 (0.60%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.60%) Adobe
9 1 (0.60%) Facebook
9 1 (0.60%) Twitter
9 1 (0.60%) hybris
9 1 (0.60%) Xamarin
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