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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 18 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Retail 106 73 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.78% 6.15% 6.13%
As % of the General category 23.25% 17.59% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 36 31
Average daily rate
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£413 £369 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.86% -10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.32% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £16.20 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-23.79% +1.25%
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
456 415 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.46% 34.96% 40.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 185 285
Average daily rate £400 £364 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% +11.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -27.19%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Bury - 2 £175 - 4
Altrincham -3 1 £275 -11.29% 1
Bolton - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 48 (28.40%) Oracle
2 38 (22.49%) Finance
3 28 (16.57%) Project Management
4 27 (15.98%) Banking
5 25 (14.79%) E-Commerce
6 24 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (11.83%) Retail Banking
8 19 (11.24%) .NET
8 19 (11.24%) Oracle Retail
9 18 (10.65%) C#
10 17 (10.06%) OO
11 16 (9.47%) Business Analysis
12 15 (8.88%) SOA
12 15 (8.88%) SQL Server
13 14 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (7.10%) SQL
15 11 (6.51%) Microsoft
16 10 (5.92%) PRINCE2
16 10 (5.92%) MVC
17 9 (5.33%) Migration
17 9 (5.33%) IBM
17 9 (5.33%) HTML
17 9 (5.33%) JavaScript
17 9 (5.33%) Visual Studio
17 9 (5.33%) Web Services
17 9 (5.33%) Oracle Fusion
18 8 (4.73%) ASP.NET
18 8 (4.73%) MS Project
18 8 (4.73%) Data Modelling

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (3.55%) WebLogic
1 6 (3.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.37%) CMS
3 3 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (1.18%) WordPress
4 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.18%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (1.18%) Apache
4 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.59%) IIS
5 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.59%) Drupal
5 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (4.73%) MS Project
1 8 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.14%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.78%) MS Office
4 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (11.24%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.78%) SAP SD
2 3 (1.78%) SAP APO
2 3 (1.78%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.78%) SAP MM
2 3 (1.78%) SAP PP
2 3 (1.78%) SAP WM
2 3 (1.78%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.78%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.78%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.78%) SAP EHS
2 3 (1.78%) 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 Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
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
2 1 (0.59%) DMZ
2 1 (0.59%) Firewall
2 1 (0.59%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.59%) LAN
2 1 (0.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.55%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.78%) DB2
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.18%) Big Data
6 2 (1.18%) MySQL
7 1 (0.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (5.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.14%) JIRA
3 5 (2.96%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.96%) Zephyr
4 4 (2.37%) MSTest
4 4 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.78%) Selenium
5 3 (1.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (1.78%) Subversion
6 2 (1.18%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.18%) Introscope
7 1 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (22.49%) Finance
2 27 (15.98%) Banking
3 20 (11.83%) Retail Banking
4 6 (3.55%) Back Office
5 3 (1.78%) Front Office
5 3 (1.78%) Billing
6 2 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) German Language
Job Titles
1 50 (29.59%) Analyst
2 37 (21.89%) Business Analyst
3 29 (17.16%) Developer
4 27 (15.98%) Project Manager
5 16 (9.47%) Architect
6 13 (7.69%) Consultant
7 9 (5.33%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.33%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.73%) Oracle Consultant
8 8 (4.73%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.14%) Senior Business Analyst
9 7 (4.14%) Test Analyst
9 7 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.55%) Senior Manager
11 5 (2.96%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.96%) Senior Project Manager
11 5 (2.96%) Programme Manager
11 5 (2.96%) Oracle Analyst
11 5 (2.96%) Oracle Architect
11 5 (2.96%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.24%) .NET
2 9 (5.33%) Web Services
2 9 (5.33%) HTML
2 9 (5.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (4.73%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.73%) Middleware
4 7 (4.14%) CSS
5 6 (3.55%) Oracle ADF
5 6 (3.55%) WCF
5 6 (3.55%) WPF
6 5 (2.96%) LINQ
6 5 (2.96%) WinForms
7 4 (2.37%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.37%) jQuery
7 4 (2.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (1.78%) LAMP
8 3 (1.78%) XML
8 3 (1.78%) DOM
9 2 (1.18%) SOAP
9 2 (1.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.14%) Mainframe
3 5 (2.96%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (2.37%) FMCG
5 3 (1.78%) EPoS
6 2 (1.18%) Firmware
6 2 (1.18%) Clustering
6 2 (1.18%) User Experience
7 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.59%) DataPower
7 1 (0.59%) Open Source
7 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.59%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.14%) Windows
2 4 (2.37%) Linux
3 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.18%) SUSE
4 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.18%) zOS
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.57%) Project Management
2 25 (14.79%) E-Commerce
3 24 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (10.06%) OO
5 16 (9.47%) Business Analysis
6 15 (8.88%) SOA
7 10 (5.92%) PRINCE2
7 10 (5.92%) MVC
8 9 (5.33%) Migration
9 8 (4.73%) Web Development
9 8 (4.73%) Data Modelling
10 7 (4.14%) ERP
10 7 (4.14%) Scrum
11 6 (3.55%) GAP Analysis
11 6 (3.55%) UML
11 6 (3.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (3.55%) Business Transformation
12 5 (2.96%) Change Control
12 5 (2.96%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.65%) C#
2 12 (7.10%) SQL
3 9 (5.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.14%) PHP
5 5 (2.96%) PL/SQL
5 5 (2.96%) Java
6 3 (1.78%) ABAP
7 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.18%) VB6
7 2 (1.18%) X++
7 2 (1.18%) VBScript
7 2 (1.18%) VB
8 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.59%) C
8 1 (0.59%) XAML
8 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.18%) Degree
3 1 (0.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (0.59%) CRISC
3 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.59%) CISM
3 1 (0.59%) GIAC
3 1 (0.59%) MCTS
3 1 (0.59%) MCITP
3 1 (0.59%) MCSE
3 1 (0.59%) ISEB
3 1 (0.59%) CISSP
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.78%) 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 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.18%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (1.18%) CA Wily
1 2 (1.18%) Puppet
2 1 (0.59%) SCCM
2 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 48 (28.40%) Oracle
2 11 (6.51%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.33%) IBM
4 6 (3.55%) SAP
4 6 (3.55%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.96%) VMware
6 3 (1.78%) FatWire
6 3 (1.78%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.18%) JBoss
7 2 (1.18%) HP
7 2 (1.18%) Citrix
7 2 (1.18%) CA
7 2 (1.18%) Retek
8 1 (0.59%) Adobe
8 1 (0.59%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.59%) Symantec
8 1 (0.59%) Endeca
8 1 (0.59%) hybris
8 1 (0.59%) F5
8 1 (0.59%) Facebook
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