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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 24 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Retail 89 68 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.34% 5.95% 5.16%
As % of the General category 17.52% 18.28% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 42 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £548 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £6.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £13.87 £6.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +113.38%
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
508 372 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 36.18% 32.55% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 187 156
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £541 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 21
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -0.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £8.75 £6.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 December 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 December 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 - 4 £225 - 4
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 57 (29.23%) Oracle
2 47 (24.10%) Finance
3 37 (18.97%) Oracle Retail
4 31 (15.90%) Project Management
4 31 (15.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (13.85%) Banking
5 27 (13.85%) .NET
6 24 (12.31%) C#
7 21 (10.77%) E-Commerce
8 18 (9.23%) SQL
8 18 (9.23%) SQL Server
9 17 (8.72%) Retail Banking
10 16 (8.21%) OO
11 15 (7.69%) Microsoft
11 15 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (7.18%) MVC
13 13 (6.67%) HTML
13 13 (6.67%) Web Services
14 12 (6.15%) ASP.NET
14 12 (6.15%) CSS
14 12 (6.15%) Business Analysis
14 12 (6.15%) Integration Testing
14 12 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (5.64%) JavaScript
15 11 (5.64%) SOA
16 10 (5.13%) Visual Studio
16 10 (5.13%) Regression Testing
16 10 (5.13%) Test Strategy
17 9 (4.62%) ERP
18 8 (4.10%) ITIL

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (3.59%) CMS
2 6 (3.08%) SAS
3 3 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (1.03%) JBoss
4 2 (1.03%) Apache
4 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.03%) WordPress
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.51%) CICS
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.51%) IIS
5 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.51%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.08%) MS Project
3 5 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.54%) MS Office
4 3 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.03%) SPSS
5 2 (1.03%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.51%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 37 (18.97%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (2.05%) Magento
2 4 (2.05%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.54%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.51%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.51%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.51%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.51%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Office 365
2 1 (0.51%) IaaS
2 1 (0.51%) SoftLayer
2 1 (0.51%) SaaS
2 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.03%) HTTP
2 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.51%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (3.59%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.05%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.05%) MySQL
4 4 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.54%) DB2
6 2 (1.03%) OLAP
6 2 (1.03%) MS Access
6 2 (1.03%) Big Data
6 2 (1.03%) QlikView
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.03%) Base SAS
6 2 (1.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 10 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.59%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (3.59%) Selenium
2 7 (3.59%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.08%) SoapUI
4 5 (2.56%) Zephyr
4 5 (2.56%) JIRA
5 4 (2.05%) MSTest
6 3 (1.54%) Subversion
7 2 (1.03%) Introscope
7 2 (1.03%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.51%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (24.10%) Finance
2 27 (13.85%) Banking
3 17 (8.72%) Retail Banking
4 8 (4.10%) Back Office
5 6 (3.08%) Billing
6 2 (1.03%) Marketing
6 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.03%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 48 (24.62%) Developer
2 45 (23.08%) Analyst
3 25 (12.82%) Business Analyst
4 22 (11.28%) Project Manager
5 18 (9.23%) Consultant
6 16 (8.21%) Architect
6 16 (8.21%) .NET Developer
7 10 (5.13%) C# Developer
7 10 (5.13%) Oracle Consultant
8 8 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (4.10%) Test Leader
8 8 (4.10%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (3.59%) Senior Business Analyst
9 7 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (3.59%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.59%) Programme Manager
10 6 (3.08%) DBA
10 6 (3.08%) Oracle Architect
11 5 (2.56%) Oracle Analyst
11 5 (2.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.85%) .NET
2 13 (6.67%) Web Services
2 13 (6.67%) HTML
3 12 (6.15%) ASP.NET
3 12 (6.15%) CSS
4 8 (4.10%) Middleware
4 8 (4.10%) WPF
5 7 (3.59%) WCF
5 7 (3.59%) Oracle Fusion
6 6 (3.08%) LINQ
6 6 (3.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (3.08%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.08%) SOAP
7 5 (2.56%) WinForms
8 4 (2.05%) XML
8 4 (2.05%) jQuery
9 3 (1.54%) Xamarin.iOS
9 3 (1.54%) LAMP
10 2 (1.03%) XSLT
10 2 (1.03%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.56%) Mainframe
2 5 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.05%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (1.54%) FMCG
4 3 (1.54%) Clustering
4 3 (1.54%) User Experience
5 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.51%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.51%) Open Source
5 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.59%) Windows
2 4 (2.05%) Android
2 4 (2.05%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.54%) Linux
4 2 (1.03%) zOS
4 2 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.03%) SUSE
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.90%) Project Management
1 31 (15.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (10.77%) E-Commerce
3 16 (8.21%) OO
4 15 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (7.18%) MVC
6 12 (6.15%) Business Analysis
6 12 (6.15%) Integration Testing
7 11 (5.64%) SOA
8 10 (5.13%) Regression Testing
8 10 (5.13%) Test Strategy
9 9 (4.62%) ERP
10 8 (4.10%) ITIL
10 8 (4.10%) Migration
11 7 (3.59%) Scrum
11 7 (3.59%) Risk Management
11 7 (3.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (3.08%) PRINCE2
13 4 (2.05%) Data Modelling
13 4 (2.05%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.31%) C#
2 18 (9.23%) SQL
3 11 (5.64%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.10%) PHP
5 5 (2.56%) VBA
6 3 (1.54%) VB
6 3 (1.54%) Objective-C
6 3 (1.54%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.54%) Java
7 2 (1.03%) VBScript
7 2 (1.03%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.03%) VB6
7 2 (1.03%) X++
7 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.03%) XAML
8 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.51%) C
8 1 (0.51%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (2.56%) Degree
2 3 (1.54%) ISEB
3 1 (0.51%) CISSP
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.51%) CISM
3 1 (0.51%) GIAC
3 1 (0.51%) MCTS
3 1 (0.51%) MCITP
3 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.51%) CRISC
3 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.51%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.59%) QA
2 3 (1.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) COBIT
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.03%) Firmware
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.05%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (1.03%) CA Wily
2 2 (1.03%) Puppet
2 2 (1.03%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.03%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (1.03%) SCCM
3 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 57 (29.23%) Oracle
2 15 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.10%) IBM
3 8 (4.10%) ServiceNow
4 5 (2.56%) VMware
5 4 (2.05%) SAP
6 3 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.54%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.03%) FatWire
7 2 (1.03%) HP
7 2 (1.03%) Citrix
7 2 (1.03%) CA
8 1 (0.51%) Informatica
8 1 (0.51%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.51%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe
8 1 (0.51%) Google
8 1 (0.51%) hybris
8 1 (0.51%) Facebook
8 1 (0.51%) Twitter
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