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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Retailing
Rank 22 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Retail 108 62 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.53% 4.83% 6.56%
As % of the General category 15.58% 15.94% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 37 31
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£400 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £485 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £6.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-17.77% -
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
693 389 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.92% 30.32% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 218 123
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 15
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.20 £9.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.71% +72.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £9.05 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.43 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

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 March 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
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 31 March 2015. 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
Bolton +2 2 £400 - 1
Bury - 2 £250 - 2
Stockport - 1 £325 - 2
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Salford - - - -
Retail
North West

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 61 (30.96%) Finance
2 45 (22.84%) Oracle
3 38 (19.29%) Banking
4 37 (18.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (17.77%) Project Management
6 27 (13.71%) E-Commerce
7 26 (13.20%) Retail Banking
8 25 (12.69%) Oracle Retail
9 19 (9.64%) SQL
10 17 (8.63%) .NET
11 15 (7.61%) SQL Server
12 14 (7.11%) Oracle Database
13 12 (6.09%) C#
13 12 (6.09%) ITIL
13 12 (6.09%) Microsoft
13 12 (6.09%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (5.58%) Migration
15 10 (5.08%) Regression Testing
15 10 (5.08%) CRM
15 10 (5.08%) Business Analysis
15 10 (5.08%) QA
16 9 (4.57%) PRINCE2
16 9 (4.57%) ASP.NET
16 9 (4.57%) Risk Management
16 9 (4.57%) Integration Testing
17 8 (4.06%) Oracle Fusion
17 8 (4.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 8 (4.06%) Test Strategy
17 8 (4.06%) Back Office
17 8 (4.06%) MVC

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 4 (2.03%) SAS
2 3 (1.52%) CMS
3 2 (1.02%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (1.02%) JCAPS
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.51%) Node.js
4 1 (0.51%) Confluence
4 1 (0.51%) Drupal
4 1 (0.51%) IIS
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.54%) MS Project
2 5 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.03%) MS Office
4 3 (1.52%) SPSS
5 1 (0.51%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (12.69%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (2.03%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.52%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.02%) Magento
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.51%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.51%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.51%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.51%) Summit
5 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.51%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.51%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.51%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) SoftLayer
2 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.51%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.51%) ATM
1 1 (0.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.11%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.54%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.03%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.52%) MS Access
6 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.02%) DB2
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.51%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.51%) MySQL
8 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Visual Studio
1 6 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.03%) SoapUI
2 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (2.03%) Toad
2 4 (2.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (2.03%) Selenium
3 2 (1.02%) JIRA
3 2 (1.02%) Zephyr
3 2 (1.02%) MSTest
4 1 (0.51%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.51%) WiX
4 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.51%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.51%) MSI
4 1 (0.51%) NUnit
4 1 (0.51%) Dreamweaver
General
1 61 (30.96%) Finance
2 38 (19.29%) Banking
3 26 (13.20%) Retail Banking
4 8 (4.06%) Back Office
5 6 (3.05%) Marketing
5 6 (3.05%) Billing
6 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (24.87%) Analyst
2 39 (19.80%) Project Manager
3 30 (15.23%) Developer
4 26 (13.20%) Business Analyst
5 14 (7.11%) Consultant
6 10 (5.08%) Architect
7 9 (4.57%) .NET Developer
8 8 (4.06%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (4.06%) Test Analyst
8 8 (4.06%) Senior Manager
8 8 (4.06%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (3.55%) Senior Business Analyst
9 7 (3.55%) Oracle Consultant
10 6 (3.05%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 6 (3.05%) Programme Manager
10 6 (3.05%) Senior Project Manager
11 5 (2.54%) Oracle DBA
11 5 (2.54%) DBA
11 5 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.54%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.63%) .NET
2 9 (4.57%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.06%) Web Services
3 8 (4.06%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (3.55%) HTML
4 7 (3.55%) Middleware
5 6 (3.05%) CSS
6 5 (2.54%) Entity Framework
7 4 (2.03%) SOAP
7 4 (2.03%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.03%) WCF
7 4 (2.03%) WPF
8 3 (1.52%) LINQ
8 3 (1.52%) jQuery
9 2 (1.02%) RESTful
9 2 (1.02%) HTML5
9 2 (1.02%) Xamarin.iOS
9 2 (1.02%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.02%) WinForms
9 2 (1.02%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.03%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.03%) User Experience
3 2 (1.02%) Credit Risk
3 2 (1.02%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.02%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.51%) Clustering
4 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.51%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.55%) Windows
2 4 (2.03%) Android
2 4 (2.03%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 35 (17.77%) Project Management
3 27 (13.71%) E-Commerce
4 12 (6.09%) ITIL
4 12 (6.09%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (5.58%) Migration
6 10 (5.08%) Regression Testing
6 10 (5.08%) CRM
6 10 (5.08%) Business Analysis
7 9 (4.57%) Integration Testing
7 9 (4.57%) PRINCE2
7 9 (4.57%) Risk Management
8 8 (4.06%) MVC
8 8 (4.06%) SOA
8 8 (4.06%) Test Strategy
8 8 (4.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (3.55%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (3.55%) Change Management
10 6 (3.05%) ETL
10 6 (3.05%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.64%) SQL
2 12 (6.09%) C#
3 7 (3.55%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.03%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.52%) PHP
5 3 (1.52%) Java
5 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.02%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.02%) VBA
6 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.02%) COBOL
7 1 (0.51%) Perl
7 1 (0.51%) VB
7 1 (0.51%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.51%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (2.54%) Degree
2 4 (2.03%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.03%) ISEB
3 3 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.51%) PMP
5 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.08%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (1.02%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.03%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (1.02%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (22.84%) Oracle
2 12 (6.09%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.55%) SAP
4 2 (1.02%) Citrix
4 2 (1.02%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.02%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.02%) Actimize
4 2 (1.02%) Google
5 1 (0.51%) Zend
5 1 (0.51%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.51%) Avaloq
5 1 (0.51%) hybris
5 1 (0.51%) RedPrairie
5 1 (0.51%) Adobe
5 1 (0.51%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.51%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.51%) Informatica
5 1 (0.51%) VMware
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