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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 25 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Retail 97 66 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.00% 5.36% 5.27%
As % of the General category 15.02% 15.75% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 41 32
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.19% -38.26%
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
646 419 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 39.95% 34.04% 34.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 244 182
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 20
Average hourly rate £15.98 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.71% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 81 (41.12%) Finance
2 53 (26.90%) Banking
3 38 (19.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (18.27%) Oracle
5 35 (17.77%) Retail Banking
6 30 (15.23%) E-Commerce
6 30 (15.23%) Project Management
7 16 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (8.12%) Business Analysis
8 13 (6.60%) Microsoft
9 12 (6.09%) Risk Management
10 11 (5.58%) ITIL
10 11 (5.58%) PRINCE2
11 10 (5.08%) SQL Server
11 10 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (5.08%) Migration
12 9 (4.57%) SQL
12 9 (4.57%) Oracle Database
13 8 (4.06%) Oracle Retail
13 8 (4.06%) Target Operating Model
14 7 (3.55%) Back Office
14 7 (3.55%) Firewall
14 7 (3.55%) ISEB
14 7 (3.55%) Java
14 7 (3.55%) .NET
14 7 (3.55%) Windows
14 7 (3.55%) CRM
14 7 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (3.55%) Data Modelling
14 7 (3.55%) SOA

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.52%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.52%) JBoss
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle BPEL
2 3 (1.52%) JCAPS
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.02%) Liferay
3 2 (1.02%) Apache
3 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.02%) SAS
4 1 (0.51%) CICS
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.51%) IIS
4 1 (0.51%) Confluence
4 1 (0.51%) Drupal
4 1 (0.51%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.51%) Lync
4 1 (0.51%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (3.05%) MS Project
1 6 (3.05%) MS Office
2 5 (2.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.06%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (2.54%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.51%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.51%) SAP ECC
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.51%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.52%) Office 365
1 3 (1.52%) SoftLayer
2 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.51%) IaaS
2 1 (0.51%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.51%) SaaS
2 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.55%) Firewall
2 3 (1.52%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) VPN
3 1 (0.51%) Intranet
3 1 (0.51%) ATM
3 1 (0.51%) LAN
3 1 (0.51%) WAN
3 1 (0.51%) SSH
3 1 (0.51%) Network Security
3 1 (0.51%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.57%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.54%) MySQL
5 4 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.52%) DB2
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.02%) Base SAS
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.51%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.52%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.52%) JMeter
3 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.02%) Toad
4 1 (0.51%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.51%) MSI
4 1 (0.51%) MSTest
4 1 (0.51%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.51%) WiX
4 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 81 (41.12%) Finance
2 53 (26.90%) Banking
3 35 (17.77%) Retail Banking
4 7 (3.55%) Back Office
5 6 (3.05%) Marketing
6 4 (2.03%) Legal
7 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.02%) Billing
8 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.51%) Publishing
9 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 60 (30.46%) Analyst
2 47 (23.86%) Project Manager
3 40 (20.30%) Business Analyst
4 18 (9.14%) Developer
5 11 (5.58%) Architect
6 9 (4.57%) Programme Manager
6 9 (4.57%) Consultant
6 9 (4.57%) Infrastructure Manager
7 8 (4.06%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (4.06%) Senior Business Analyst
8 6 (3.05%) Senior Manager
8 6 (3.05%) Senior Project Manager
8 6 (3.05%) PMO Analyst
9 5 (2.54%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (2.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (2.03%) Test Analyst
10 4 (2.03%) Trainer
10 4 (2.03%) Designer
11 3 (1.52%) Dynamics AX Developer
11 3 (1.52%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.55%) .NET
2 6 (3.05%) Web Services
2 6 (3.05%) Middleware
2 6 (3.05%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (2.54%) EJB
4 3 (1.52%) CSS
4 3 (1.52%) JSP
4 3 (1.52%) HTML
4 3 (1.52%) Hibernate
4 3 (1.52%) WSDL
4 3 (1.52%) JavaBeans
4 3 (1.52%) jQuery
4 3 (1.52%) JPA
4 3 (1.52%) Spring
4 3 (1.52%) JSF
4 3 (1.52%) REST
4 3 (1.52%) SOAP
5 2 (1.02%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.02%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.02%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.03%) Mainframe
1 4 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
1 4 (2.03%) User Experience
2 3 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.52%) FMCG
3 2 (1.02%) Social Media
3 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.02%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.51%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.51%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.51%) VSAM
4 1 (0.51%) EPoS
4 1 (0.51%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.55%) Windows
2 4 (2.03%) UNIX
3 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000
3 2 (1.02%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.51%) zOS
4 1 (0.51%) Android
4 1 (0.51%) Linux
4 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 30 (15.23%) E-Commerce
2 30 (15.23%) Project Management
3 16 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (8.12%) Business Analysis
4 12 (6.09%) Risk Management
5 11 (5.58%) ITIL
5 11 (5.58%) PRINCE2
6 10 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (5.08%) Migration
7 8 (4.06%) Target Operating Model
8 7 (3.55%) CRM
8 7 (3.55%) Data Modelling
8 7 (3.55%) SOA
8 7 (3.55%) ETL
9 6 (3.05%) Data Migration
9 6 (3.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (2.54%) Service Management
10 5 (2.54%) MVC
10 5 (2.54%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.57%) SQL
2 7 (3.55%) Java
3 5 (2.54%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.03%) C#
5 3 (1.52%) COBOL
5 3 (1.52%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.52%) PHP
5 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.02%) X++
6 2 (1.02%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.51%) JCL
7 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.51%) VBA
7 1 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (3.55%) ISEB
1 7 (3.55%) Degree
2 4 (2.03%) PMP
2 4 (2.03%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.51%) VCDX
4 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.51%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.03%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.52%) QA
3 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) COBIT
4 1 (0.51%) SLA
4 1 (0.51%) FINREP
System Software
1 5 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.52%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.02%) XenApp
4 2 (1.02%) Squid
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.51%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.02%) SCCM
4 1 (0.51%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 36 (18.27%) Oracle
2 13 (6.60%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.05%) VMware
3 6 (3.05%) hybris
4 4 (2.03%) Citrix
5 3 (1.52%) SAP
5 3 (1.52%) Cisco
6 2 (1.02%) IBM
6 2 (1.02%) Teradata
7 1 (0.51%) Telerik
7 1 (0.51%) Actimize
7 1 (0.51%) Google
7 1 (0.51%) Zend
7 1 (0.51%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.51%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.51%) Tableau
7 1 (0.51%) Talend
7 1 (0.51%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.51%) Actian
7 1 (0.51%) Juniper
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