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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 25 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Retail 78 72 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.97% 5.97% 5.71%
As % of the General category 18.01% 17.02% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 26
Average daily rate
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£401 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.13% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.96 £29.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-55.31% +65.71%
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
433 423 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.13% 35.07% 37.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 194 255
Average daily rate £375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £269 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.77 £9.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.81 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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
Bury - 3 £263 - 4
Altrincham -2 1 £275 -11.29% 1
Bolton - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 35 (23.65%) Oracle
2 34 (22.97%) Finance
3 25 (16.89%) Banking
4 24 (16.22%) Project Management
5 22 (14.86%) E-Commerce
6 21 (14.19%) .NET
7 19 (12.84%) C#
8 17 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (11.49%) Retail Banking
9 16 (10.81%) Business Analysis
10 15 (10.14%) SQL Server
11 14 (9.46%) SOA
12 13 (8.78%) Microsoft
12 13 (8.78%) OO
12 13 (8.78%) Oracle Retail
13 12 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (7.43%) MVC
15 10 (6.76%) JavaScript
15 10 (6.76%) ASP.NET
15 10 (6.76%) Web Services
15 10 (6.76%) Visual Studio
15 10 (6.76%) PRINCE2
16 9 (6.08%) Web Development
16 9 (6.08%) HTML
16 9 (6.08%) SQL
16 9 (6.08%) Migration
17 8 (5.41%) Oracle Fusion
17 8 (5.41%) MS Project
17 8 (5.41%) Windows
17 8 (5.41%) MS Excel

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (4.05%) WebLogic
1 6 (4.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.35%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.68%) WordPress
3 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (0.68%) Apache
3 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.41%) MS Project
1 8 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.73%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.03%) MS Office
4 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (8.78%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (2.03%) SAP SD
2 3 (2.03%) SAP APO
2 3 (2.03%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.03%) SAP MM
2 3 (2.03%) SAP PP
2 3 (2.03%) SAP WM
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.03%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.03%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.03%) SAP EHS
3 2 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.68%) Magento
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) SaaS
1 2 (1.35%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) IaaS
2 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.38%) WAN
2 1 (0.68%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) DMZ
2 1 (0.68%) Firewall
2 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.68%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.03%) DB2
6 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.35%) Big Data
7 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.05%) JIRA
2 6 (4.05%) MSTest
3 4 (2.70%) Zephyr
4 3 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.35%) Selenium
5 2 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.68%) Introscope
6 1 (0.68%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
General
1 34 (22.97%) Finance
2 25 (16.89%) Banking
3 17 (11.49%) Retail Banking
4 5 (3.38%) Back Office
5 4 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.03%) Front Office
6 3 (2.03%) Billing
7 2 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (27.70%) Analyst
2 32 (21.62%) Project Manager
2 32 (21.62%) Business Analyst
3 23 (15.54%) Developer
4 18 (12.16%) Architect
5 11 (7.43%) C# Developer
6 10 (6.76%) .NET Developer
7 9 (6.08%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (4.73%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.05%) Programme Manager
9 6 (4.05%) Consultant
9 6 (4.05%) Senior Manager
9 6 (4.05%) Oracle Consultant
9 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (4.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.38%) Oracle Architect
10 5 (3.38%) Senior Project Manager
10 5 (3.38%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.70%) Senior Business Analyst
11 4 (2.70%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.19%) .NET
2 10 (6.76%) ASP.NET
2 10 (6.76%) Web Services
3 9 (6.08%) HTML
4 8 (5.41%) WCF
4 8 (5.41%) WPF
4 8 (5.41%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (4.73%) LINQ
5 7 (4.73%) WinForms
5 7 (4.73%) Middleware
5 7 (4.73%) CSS
6 6 (4.05%) Oracle ADF
6 6 (4.05%) .NET Framework
6 6 (4.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (2.70%) jQuery
8 3 (2.03%) DOM
9 2 (1.35%) J2EE
9 2 (1.35%) Ajax
9 2 (1.35%) Velocity
9 2 (1.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.05%) Mainframe
2 4 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (2.70%) FMCG
3 3 (2.03%) EPoS
4 1 (0.68%) Firmware
4 1 (0.68%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.68%) Clustering
4 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.68%) DataPower
4 1 (0.68%) Open Source
4 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.41%) Windows
2 2 (1.35%) Linux
2 2 (1.35%) zOS
3 1 (0.68%) SUSE
3 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.22%) Project Management
2 22 (14.86%) E-Commerce
3 17 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (10.81%) Business Analysis
5 14 (9.46%) SOA
6 13 (8.78%) OO
7 12 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (7.43%) MVC
9 10 (6.76%) PRINCE2
10 9 (6.08%) Web Development
10 9 (6.08%) Migration
11 7 (4.73%) UML
11 7 (4.73%) Data Modelling
11 7 (4.73%) Scrum
12 6 (4.05%) GAP Analysis
13 5 (3.38%) ITIL
13 5 (3.38%) Change Management
13 5 (3.38%) Six Sigma
13 5 (3.38%) System Testing
13 5 (3.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.84%) C#
2 10 (6.76%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.08%) SQL
4 6 (4.05%) Java
5 4 (2.70%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.03%) ABAP
7 2 (1.35%) PHP
7 2 (1.35%) X++
8 1 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.68%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (2.03%) Degree
3 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (0.68%) CRISC
3 1 (0.68%) CISM
3 1 (0.68%) GIAC
3 1 (0.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.35%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.35%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (0.68%) SCCM
2 1 (0.68%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.68%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (23.65%) Oracle
2 13 (8.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.73%) IBM
4 6 (4.05%) SAP
5 4 (2.70%) Cisco
5 4 (2.70%) Juniper
6 3 (2.03%) VMware
7 2 (1.35%) Citrix
7 2 (1.35%) FatWire
7 2 (1.35%) Retek
7 2 (1.35%) JBoss
7 2 (1.35%) hybris
7 2 (1.35%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.68%) F5
8 1 (0.68%) Facebook
8 1 (0.68%) Twitter
8 1 (0.68%) CA
8 1 (0.68%) Adobe
8 1 (0.68%) HP
8 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
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